A self-published anthology of three short comics by Maya Kern.
"Hearts, Thorns, and Scales" will be a roughly 48-page volume containing three full color, painted comics. The comics (The Little Robot Girl, Fairyfail, and How to Be a Mermaid) can be found on my website. Each of these stories stem from fairytales without confining them to the constriction of that particular genre. They are stories of love - both romantic and not - and they all couple lightness and hope with a tinge of the dark and unexpected.
The initial goal of $1500 will result in 100 printed copies of "Hearts, Thorns, and Scales."
$1500 = 100 copies
$3000 = 200 copies
$4500 = 300 copies
$6000 = 400 copies, additional rewards revealed
$7500 = 500 copies
$9000 = additional content added to book
The rewards for this project include digital and physical copies of the book itself as well as promotional postcards and buttons, and mp3 of an original song created for this project, and marker commissions. If the initial goal is exceeded, all additional funding will go towards increasing the print run, adding new rewards, and increasing the content/page count.
Here is an example of one of the postcards:
Here is an example of my marker work:
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Once the project is completed, I will contact the printer I have chosen and make the order for the comic. The largest challenge for me will be working with the printer (which I have not done before). To make sure that everything is executed perfectly, I will sample as many test copies as it takes to make this project to my expectations. The other major challenge for me will be completing all reward art in a timely fashion. However, I am confident in my ability to draw quickly and well and to manage my time appropriately.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $1,500 goal
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Nov 5, 2012 - Dec 6, 2012 (31 days)
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Digital copies of the three postcards for the different stories.Estimated delivery: May 2013
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A digital pdf of the book's content.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
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Digital pack! Includes a digital pdf of the book's content, digital copies of the buttons and postcards, and an mp3 of the song "hearts, thorns, and scales."Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
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Digital and physical copies (signed) of the book and an mp3 of the song.Estimated delivery: May 2013Add $5 to ship outside the US
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Digital and physical copies of the book, all three postcards mailed to you and an mp3 of the song.Estimated delivery: May 2013Add $5 to ship outside the US
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Everything previously listed, all three buttons mailed to you, and digital copies of all the buttons.Estimated delivery: May 2013Add $5 to ship outside the US
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5 backers Limited (95 of 100 left)
Everything previously listed plus a colored marker drawing of one of the characters from "hearts, thorns, and scales" (chosen at random).Estimated delivery: May 2013Add $5 to ship outside the US
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4 backers Limited (46 of 50 left)
Everything previously listed plus a colored marker drawing of you as a mermaid.Estimated delivery: May 2013Add $5 to ship outside the US
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2 backers Limited (23 of 25 left)
Everything previously listed plus a colored marker a single character of your choice.Estimated delivery: May 2013Add $5 to ship outside the US