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Ferocious Quarterly No. 3


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Nate Utesch

Editors: Jason Roemer, Matt Beers, Nate Utesch



Courier Printing

Ferocious Quarterly is a curated publication that collects illustrators, graphic artists, short fiction authors, and written text. Not only does this issue of the collaborative collection come packaged with a folded “Scout Laws” poster, but Scoutmaster Nate Utesch awards a Print Design Preparedness merit badge to qualified recipients.  



Ferocious Quarterly

Quantity Produced


Production Cost

$4,568 (not including patch and poster)

Production Time

3 weeks

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

5 × 7 × 1/2 in.

Page Count


Paper Stock

Mohawk / Via Smooth / Cool White / 100T
Mohawk / Via Smooth / Natural / 80C

Number of Colors

Cover: 1 (metallic gold)
Interior: 2


Cover: aqueous coating


Perfect Binding


Brush Lettering
Neutraface Drafting (customized)

This piece is available for purchase for $12 (Plus Shipping + Handling)

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Project Description

"Be Prepared" sent our contributors on their way with one word as a loose token of inspiration: “SURVIVAL.”

The written words in this issue were prepared a little different than usual. Our writers were given preliminary sketches, rough concepts and illegible notes from our contributing illustrators. They concepted their stories in unison with their assigned collaborators—dueling artists, refining a work together until the final pieces were complete. What we’re left with are stories accompanied by illustration and yet inspired first by illustration.

For a limited time, each FQ No.3 issue will be shipped with a merit patch and a "Scout Laws" poster designed by Dan Christofferson, Dan Cassaro and Nate Utesch.

Production Lesson(s)

Third time's a charm! After a failed Kickstarter campaign, we took a breath and plotted this issue very carefully. We had to be incredibly budget conscious and yet wanted to come back better than ever after issues one and two. We scouted book stores across the country who would carry us. We met with the printer on ways to "eliminate waste" and yet not cut corners on quality and craftsmanship. And we curated this issue from a mind-melting short list of incredible artists and writers and almost one thousand submission inquiries since issue two. We certainly haven't "made it" in this world of ebooks and pixel-perfect web galleries—but we're proud. And we feel loved non-the-less.”

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Kelly Cree

Writer for UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

August 13, 2012


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