Wired Up Wrong is a collection of auto-bio comic strips that comic-creator Rachael Smith made in an effort to better understand her own brain. The strips deal mainly with my struggles with anxiety and depression; some are lighthearted, some are potent, some are just straight-up advice. The cast of the comics includes Rachael herself, her boyfriend Adam, her cat Rufus, as well as two giant black dogs called Barky who follow her around, and two tiny game show hosts who live in her head
“I initially released Wired Up Wrong as a 40 page book with a small print run. It was a bit of fun. ‘Hey, a few people might get a kick out of this!’, I thought. The books sold out. Like, absurdly quickly. Andy Oliver, Editor-in-Chief at Broken Frontier suggested it was my most important work to date. People said it had helped them cope with their own mental health issues, or made it easier to help people they knew. It made people feel less alone. I thought I was making a personal book about my own experiences but it resonated with people all over the world. It had become a funny, touching, accessible way for people to better understand mental health issues. It was overwhelming. It was awesome.
More copies of the book were needed, obviously. But instead of simply reprinting the original 40 page book, I wanted to do something much more special. That’s where this Kickstarter, and you (yes, you!), come in.”
The DELUXE version of Wired Up Wrong will have 100 brand new pages as well as a brand new cover. That’s over 70% new content! So if you own one of the original books, it’s still well worth your while trying this one out too, and if you don’t own the original book, well, all 40 pages from that one are included in the deluxe version too so you won’t miss out on anything at all! So to sum up:
- Soft cover with french flaps
- 140 full colour pages
- Includes original 40 pages
- 148mm x 148mm
You can back the project HERE.