GREETINGS & SALUTATIONS / We hope you enjoyed your long weekend with lots of chocolate and your favourite peeps. 🐣

Although April's weather has been unpredictable overall, our Kickstarter campaigns have remained at a stable, quick speed!

Our FOREST FOLK: BANDS & SHENANIGANS Kickstarter campaign launched on Monday, April 11th, and we reached our funding goal in under 24 HOURS! A day later, all of our EARLYBIRD TIERS sold out, and we've already met the French flaps Kickstarter stretch goal of 20K! 

Scroll down for more in-depth campaign updates and upcoming stretch goals — or you watch a campaign video update here.
There are only 16 DAYS left to support this campaign, so please click the button below and SUPPORT IF YOU CAN!  

Keep reading to learn more about Forest Folk and the other exciting things within RAID. Oh, did we forget to mention that the monthly RAID Mystery Box contest is also within this newsletter?

Let's continue reading onwards and upwards...


CREATOR SPOTLIGHT / It's Dax Gordine month here at RAID - as we're in the middle of the Kickstarter Campaign for the second volume of FOREST FOLK! 

For those unfamiliar with Dax's work - he is an animator, concept artist, and illustrator. His most recent project for Marvel Comics is as the artist of Marvel Comics Giant-Sized Little Marvels.

His work has also delighted fans on such feature films as Looney Tunes: Back in ActionOsmosis Jones, Eight Crazy Nights, and Curious George. He's also created concept art for the video game Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 & 3, and illustrated the Bravo Man webcomic.


"I desired to create something of my own outside of the day-to-day grind. Something bite-sized enough to maintain for a substantial amount of time, to feel like I've actually accomplished that goal. Six years later, here we are."

Check out last night's episode of MAKE SH!T MONDAYS with Eric Vedder and Ramón K Pérez as they sat down to enjoy a drink, doodle, and chat with Dax!
KICKSTARTER / As mentioned above, it's been a thrilling first week for our FOREST FOLK: BANDS & SHENANIGANS Kickstarter campaign! We reached our funding goal within 24 hours and quickly sold out our EARLYBIRD tiers. We've heard the demand, so we've created a swell SUPERFAN REWARD TIER package that includes a BAND T-SHIRT. Supporters of this tier will have their names emblazoned on the t-shirt's back as concert tour locations!
This tier has it all - The limited Edition Thomas Coin, a Filburt Rockstar Patch, a Glossy 8x10" Print with Filburt's Paw Print, and all Kickstarter stretch goals! Visit our campaign to SNAG ONE TODAY!

REMINDER / For all of the physical KLAATU backers, you will receive a FREE 20th Anniversary Coin if you back all the 2022 RAID Press campaigns!
We also want to highlight our upcoming May campaign: Kukuburi: A Cotton Candy World by Ramón K Pérez — a story inspired by Alice In Wonderland and Little Nemo In Slumberland
The campaign landing page is LIVE. Hit the NOTIFY button to ensure you receive campaign launch notifications immediately!

If you're unfamiliar with Kukuburi, you can find all the comics on INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK, and at KUKUBURI.COM
RAID PRESS / Speaking of books - KLAATU, the fourth volume of our yearly creator-driven anthology series, is off to print! We received the hard proofs from our printer and happily approved them with a resounding YES! Excited to hold this book in our hands... 

If you missed the Kickstarter campaign - you can now PRE-ORDER KLAATU via our RAID PRESS STORE.
EVENTS / We're gearing up to celebrate Free Comic Book Day 2022 on May 7th! Dax Gordine and Sam Noir will be sketching at Gotham Central Comics and Collectibles in Mississauga from 11 am - 6 pm. Come visit if you're a fan located in Canada's Greater Toronto Area!

Both DAX and SAM will be doing FREE SKETCHES for KIDS UNDER 12!
IN CONVERSATION /  There's no sign of slowing down! April has already been filled with podcasts and shout-out's for Forest Folk: Bands & Shenanigans. Feel free to dive into a few during your commute or coffee break!

Cave of Solitude: Comic Books and Pop Culture Podcast / Forest Folk: Bands & Shenanigan's Dax Gordine was featured to discuss Forest Folk's second volume, where he hopes Filburt and Thomas will go in the future, and even shares some creative gems for upcoming comic artists! LISTEN HERE.

Comics Cast: Lead It Out /  Featuring RAIDers Andrew Dorland, Sam Noir, and Katie Sawatsky. This episode delves into their artistic journeys while showcasing their contributions to our fourth anthology, R4ID: KLAATU! WATCH HERE.
NEWS  /  We're honoured to be featured on a couple of Kickstarter TO WATCH lists - WOOT!

Comic Watch: Fandom News and Pro Reviews /  Forest Folk: Bands & Shenanigans got a shout-out on Comic Watch's Kickstarter Korner! The article lists a bunch of amazing projects currently on the crowdfunding platform. READ HERE.

The Beat: The Blog of Comics Culture /  Forest Folk: Bands & Shenanigans got a shout-out as a current crowdfunding project the blog LOVES. We are so honoured to be amongst such cool company! READ HERE.
ON THE SHELVES  /  STILLWATER by CHIP ZDARSKY & RAMÓN K PÉREZ returns to the shelves this coming MAY 11 with issue #13! The rules have changed. Daniel now holds a special place in Stillwater. Can Galen’s hold on the town stand up to a new challenger... time to find out!

Arriving: May 11, 2022
Diamond ID: MAR220077 
Age Rating: M 
Imprint: Skybound 

Read the First Issue of Stillwater by Zdarsky & Pérez Online
MYSTERY BOX  /  To refresh, the first individual to correctly answer the skill-testing question by 3 pm EDT is the winner! The newsletter is sent out at noon EDT which will ensure everyone in North America is up, and those on the other side of the world will, for the most part, be up too. But don't fret — if you don't win, all entrants with the correct answer submitted by 3 pm EDT on the day the newsletter drops will be entered into a year-end contest.

Each box will contain a variety of items showcasing the talents of our awesome creators. Every month will be a mixed bag of fun, from prints, books, pins, and t-shirts, with a value of over $100!

THANKS FOR READING! As always, let us know what content you'd like to see in our bi-weekly newsletter and the coming year!

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