WELCOME TO MY SO-CALLED SECRET IDENTITY
MSCSI, created by Suze Shore, Will Brooker and Sarah Zaidan, launched online in February 2013. Issues 2 and 3, funded entirely by fan donations, followed later that year, with Issue 4 released in June 2014.
During that time, MSCSI was acclaimed by the comics press and mainstream media, and featured in international publications likeÂ Ms Magazine,Â The Guardian,Â Times Higher Education,Â FeminaÂ andÂ Stylist. Issues 1 and 2 were reprinted in a special issue ofÂ Geeked magazine, and in June 2014 the MSCSI creators joined the British Library's prestigiousÂ Comics Unmasked event, with Grant Morrison and Warren Ellis.
After a successfulÂ Kickstarter campaignÂ in July 2014, which raised over Â£10,000, we produced Issue 5 â€“ the final episode of the first volume â€“ and published the complete story in February 2015 as a collected, full colour, high quality print edition. We followed that success in June 2015 with a second, even more ambitiousÂ Kickstarter, which smashed our target at Â£13,000 â€“ enough for us to produce Volume 2, including new stories from previously-unpublished writers.
The print versions of MSCSI Volumes 1 and 2 are now sold directly throughÂ Rape Crisis, with all profit going directly to this important charity and its services.
Meanwhile, the entire comic, complete with its guest art and extra stories, is now available in full, for free, on the website â€“ just like we always said it would be.
We've come a long way, with your help. And with your help, we'll keep on going.
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