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Printing comics is expensive, especially in full color. As indie creators, we want to bring you a quality book. Help us do so!

Otaku -no- Yen (geeks without money) began back in 2005 as a humble slice of life comic revolving around anime fandom.  Over the years, it has developed into something much stranger and deeper than we ever expected.  It has forged friendships and served as both a learning tool for our studio and an interactive format for it's readers.  The comic is still running online for free, and we intend to keep it that way, ad-free as always...however, the cost of printing a good quality color graphic novel can be staggering.  And we need your help!

With this Kickstarter, Studio ONY hopes to gain enough money to cover a large print run for "Otaku -no- Yen Book 2: We're Internet Famous!".  The money earned from this Kickstarter would help us cover print costs and shipping for the book itself, and would allow us to focus on sales of book 2 over the next year to earn enough to print book 3, as well as put focus on some exciting other projects the studio is planning to launch.  This would give us the freedom to cover this massive expense while being able to focus on bringing lots of fun new material to our readers.  

While we understand that $7,000 is a BIG chunk of change that we would love to be able to cover on our own, we need your help.  And above all else, Studio ONY wants to remain committed to bringing our readers and fans reasonably priced merchandise, and this fundraiser would certainly help us stick to that goal as well.

Should we surpass our goal faster than expected, we will put the additional funds into printing O-n-Y Book 3, or either of our new projects on the horizon, "Dirty Rice" and "Whip Angels".   If you help us achieve that goal (which we do NOT expect but would be more than happy to see happen!), you can expect some fun extras for your donations, including exclusive art and sneak peaks.

Studio ONY would like to thank you for your kindness, generosity, and overall support of the arts.  As my father once said, "artistic livings are hard to make.  You really need to love what you do."  We do.  And we hope you will share in that love and joy along with us.

Shannon Townsend

Studio ONY co-founder

FAQ

  • Actually, with extras, we anticipate it will be a little larger than book 1 was. It will still have the lovely author snippets, bonus comics, and some fun inside story info.

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  • If we somehow manage to surpass our goal, we will put the funds toward the printing and launching of our two other projects that will be starting up, "Dirty Rice" and "Whip Angels". Both of these books are also going to print, but in a different format, so they will not be quite as costly. If for some reason we make much more than our goal, we will revamp the website, get our store launched, and make sure we are ready to rock and roll in 2013.

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  • If we don't make it, book 2 will probably never be printed. We just don't have the money to get it done in the format that we did book 1 in. The comic will remain online for free, so no worries there. But we really want to be able to meet the demand we've had.

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    Everything listed above, as well as a PDF version of Book 2 that you can use on your computer or tablet.

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    The previously noted thanks, the wallpaper, and a copy of Otaku -no- Yen Book 2!

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    All of the above, plus an original sketch in your book, along with signatures from Drazz and Roku.

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    All of the above, PLUS.... A special HARD COVER edition of Otaku -no- Yen BOOK 2! This will only be available to the $100 or higher tiers of backers on this kickstarter, and these will be signed and numbered.

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    Special tier: A copy of Otaku -no- Yen: Book 2 AND a sketch commission of your choice as an alternative to the hardcover edition.

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    Special tier: A copy of Book 2 and an ink commission of your choice with this tier instead of the hardcover edition. One of a kind, never to be duplicated.

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    Special tier: A two hour art jam session via skype with OnY artist Shannon Townsend. Shannon will personally sit down and talk comics, layouts, coloring, etc one on one with you. THIS IS NOT A CRITIQUE SESSION! This is an educational session to learn about tools of the trade, and how to step up your game. You must have skype and will need to give at least 3 days advance notice to allow for scheduling within reason.

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    Special tier: BREAKFAST WITH DRAZZ AND ROKU Yup, Rich and Shannon will sit down and break bread with you at a convention. Pancakes, dork talk, and potential Firefly references galore. *This will have to be at a convention we hit in the 2013 season. *We will not help you cover your con cost, you will have to reg for the con on your own!

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    Special tier: All of the previously mentioned items above, plus... A TWO HOUR WEBCOMIC AND SKYPE SESSION WITH DRAZZ AND ROKU! We will sit on skype with you and chat about webcomics, how to put one together, answer art questions, and basically do our best to help you along. ( You will have to give us at least three days warning so we can plan it on our calendar, and you will need a skype account ).

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    Special tier: All of the previously mentioned items, and an original digital color commission piece of artwork of your choice! The commission will be anything you want, and you will get a 300 dpi high quality version as well as a 72 dpi web friendly version. You will own the picture and we won't ever use it again. It's all for you!

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    Special tier: For this huge donation, you would get everything previously listed: A hardcover edition of book 2, paperback copies of book 2 and book 1, the wallpaper, the buttons, the print... AND an original comic board from Otaku -no- Yen. This is the original artwork, signed, dated, and officially belonging to you. These are never reprinted or reused.

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