This project's funding goal was not reached on October 5, 2012.
About this project
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.
Studio ONY co-founder
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.
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.
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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