Update #7: We made it! The project is funded! I added new stretch goals!
Update #6: New Reward Tiers: All 10 Books Comic Appreciation Package for $400, and Become A Flipside Character package for $1000!
Update #5: New Reward Tier, Comic Appreciation Package for $100.
Update #4: New Reward Tier, Inked Sketches in all 10 Books for $300.
Update #3: New Reward Tier, 1 Book Thank You Package for $50.
Update #2: New Reward Tier, Inked Sketch with a book and PDF for $40.
Update #1: New Reward Tier, Inked Sketch with a book for $30.
See the updates tab for more details.
Flipside is a fantasy comic about two women: a pansexual jester girl, and an honorable female knight. It's primarily an adventure comic, but it has a heavy focus on relationships. It also explores alternative sexual lifestyles in a sex positive way. It updates 3 times a week, Monday / Wednesday / Friday. I've been working on it for almost 20 years now (hard to believe!)
This comic reflects my own tastes, so it tends to pull from a lot of influences. I call it a fantasy adventure, but it also delves into romance, comedy, horror, and anything else that I enjoy. One thing I've tried to do with it is to avoid typical fantasy tropes; many fantasy stories are all about a fight between good vs evil, and can feel a bit generic. While I do have antagonists in my comic, the conflict in Flipside tends to be more about relationships and opposing ideas. There is also a much heavier focus on the relationships of the characters, which I feel like fantasy could use more of.
You can read Flipside here: flipside.keenspot.com
Flipside is up to 9 books so far, and now it's finally time to hit double digits! That's gonna look pretty cool on the bookshelf!
As usual, Book 10 will be a 200 page black & white paperback book. It'll consist of chapter 45-47. It'll also include some bonus material like intermission strips and some other extras. The goal represents the cost of printing the book.
After we pass the $5,000 mark, there will be additional goals:
At $7,500, I'm going to do a new T-Shirts design for Flipside! It will be a new shirt featuring Maytag and Bernadette, similar to the previous Kickstarter shirt. Every backer who donates $75 or more will automatically get a shirt, and they will also be available for sale after the Kickstarter is over!
At $10,000, I'm going to make some figurines of Maytag! I've been wanting to make some figurines for awhile, and this seems like a good time! Every backer who donates $120 or more will automatically get a figurine.
At $20,000, I'm going to finally make print versions of Book 0! This will be in one Omnibus collection, which will be roughly twice the size of one of my normal books. It will include all 26 chapters of Book 0. I'll need to hire someone to help me re-scan and re-letter a lot of the pages, as I lost most of the HQ versions.
Naturally you will be able to get a paperback or digital version of the new book. All of the older books will be available too, in both physical and digital versions. I am also offering sketches inside the book of any character you like. It doesn't necessarily have to be a Flipside character, and it can even be your own original character (so long as you provide a visual reference!) Keep checking back for additional rewards!
You can also customize your reward! So if you want to get a certain amount of books but not all of them, you can do that! The following are available:
- Additional books: Add $15 for each extra book you'd like. You may also need to add additional money for shipping, according to these rules: if your total order is 4-6 books, add $5 US or $10 international. If your total order is 7-9 books, add $10 US or $20 international.
- Additional PDF's: Add $10 for each extra PDF you'd like.
- Additional books /w sketches: Add an extra $5 per sketch. (So $20 per each book with a sketch in it.) (Sorry, inked sketches cannot be added on, only pencil sketches.)
- Original Comic Page: Add $50 to get an original comic page used to create the comic Flipside (will be randomly selected for you.)
If you're not sure about prices, just send me a message through the Kickstarter website and ask me. Also, if you do pay for an add-on, send me a message letting me know specifically which book(s) you wanted added on. Don't worry, I can also get this information later during the survey process.
For the Comic Appreciation Package, you will get an original comic page just like this:
Risks and challenges
Like the last few years I plan to go with Jostens as my printing company. They're a company that normally prints yearbooks, but they also do graphic novels, and they've done a great job with my last few books. Being a US company, they are a little more expensive than international options, but I think the quality and quick turn around time are worth it.
The files are all ready to go to the printer, and I really don't forsee any problems. In the very slim event of unforseen charges, I will cover the additional money myself. It's also possible that there could be delays with recieving the books, and if so I will keep you posted on the situation with frequent updates. I've done this 9+ times already, so I'm not too worried!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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