A modern attempt to Circumnavigate the Earth and creating a Comic record of the entire trip!
Hallo! My name is Madéleine Flores!
I would like to Circumnavigate the Earth and make a comic about it.
This is my attempt at being a modern explorer- learning new things, making human connections and just being able to say that you've DONE it.
I blame my wanderlust on The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Doctor Who and stacks of National Geographic Magazines.
The comic would chronicle the trip from start to finish, cataloging my experiences and people I meet along the way. The trip would start from my current home of Orlando, Florida- I would take a plane to London, from there I take a train to Moscow, Russia, and from there- Take the Trans-Siberian Railway to Beijing, take the Ferry to Kobe, Japan, and once in Japan, catch a flight back home to the US of A. Voila! A modern semi- DIY way of circumnavigating the earth!
Now, also being an environmentally conscious traveller, I'm going to reduce my carbon footprint by taking airlines that have made a public effort to reduce their carbon emissions, walking whenever possible, and of course- taking a train, which is much less harmful than flying in general.
What I'm asking Kickstarter, is to help offset some of the travel and visa costs- being an American I will need a travel and transit visa for Belarus,Russia and China.
As well as raise enough money to put out a great looking book at the end for everyone to enjoy!
Any amount is greatly appreciated! Some of the rewards I'm offering include some of my previous comic work, original sketches from the trip and copies of the final product!
So, thank you for your time, Kickstarters! You can check out some of my work on my blog over at blog.littlelovemonster.com~
Have a nice day! :)
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on September 3, 2011.
Jul 20, 2011 - Sep 3, 2011 (45 days)
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Access to an EXCLUSIVE Twitter account where I will post live updates about the trip and book AND My eternal gratitude for your kind generosity!
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Everything previously mentioned PLUS: Digital copy of my most recent mini comic- Once Upon a 4 O'Clock in the Afternoon!
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Everything previously mentioned PLUS: A Postcard sent to you with an original sketch from the trip!
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Everything previously mentioned PLUS: A Digital copy of the completed Circumnavigate Comic AND a special Thank You mention in the book, with your name spelled correctly! Guaranteed!
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Everything previously mentioned PLUS: A Signed copy of the Completed and Beautifully Published Book!
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2 backers Limited (198 of 200 left)
Everything previously mentioned PLUS: An original page from the Completed comic!
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Everything previously mentioned PLUS: Black and White Ink Drawing of your choice of subject matter!
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Everything previously mentioned PLUS: FULL WATERCOLOUR of your choice of subject matter. (Though I will probably paint me hugging you in a field of roses.)