Hello! I'm Nekonny, creator and artist of Caribbean Blue! CB was a webcomic published online from 2006 through 2014 that follows the adventures of a group of friends, as they find themselves caught up in a legend reborn, all during what was meant to be just a tropical vacation.
Since completing the comic, I've moved on to other projects, but CB still holds a special place in my heart. Over the years, I accumulated a lot of extra content that never made it into the comic itself, and I've always wanted a means of sharing that collection with my readers.
- What is the goal of the kickstarter?
To fund the printing of an artbook commemorating the Caribbean Blue webcomic. We want to produce a quality product. This will be a 132 page softcover book, sized 7" x 10", using heavy weight, glossy, 105 lb paper.
- What's the content of the book?
The vast majority of the books content is already completed; here is some of the stuff you can expect to see:
- Full page cast art, bios and sketches,
- Step by step process of how pages were created,
- Unused pages that never made in in the story,
- Bonus content from special events, 3D renders of locations and cast members,
- 25 pages of CB related artworks from the creator himself,
- 42 artists participating with illustrations made exclusively for this book,
- Additional thumbnail gallery containing dozens of CB related fanarts we received over the years.
- Why do we need your help?
While the printing company we selected is perfect for this sort of thing, they do have a minimum print order. Because of this, I have no means to finance the printing this myself.
Kickstarter however, gives our fans the opportunity to make this a reality. For this endeavor to be successful, we have to raise enough money to pay for the printing and distribution of approximately 150 books.
- What will the money go towards?
The vast majority of the money raised will be used to cover printing and shipping costs. The remaining percentage will cover Kickstarter fees and taxes, with a small buffer against unforeseen costs.
- What will I get for my support?
Aside from the book itself, we have several extras available such as:
- Original comic pages
- Original sketch art
- Webcomic and artbook in PDF
- "Carribean Blue" comic print
- "Tabby Cat Design Works" Artbook *
(You can get these upgrades by adding the amount shown when you make your reward tier)
*The "Tabby Cat Design Works" option is a 6.5"x10", 40 page artbook containing a selection of 60+ illustrations drawn by the artist from 2008 through 2015.
Because we need enough money to cover a minimum order, these extras become especially important! Every dollar collected above what we need for a basic book makes us more likely to be successful.
- Any other way I can help?
I can't overstate this enough: word of mouth has always been fundamental in the success of our previous crowdfunding campaigns. It's thanks to the support of our readers that we have made it this far. So again, you can help us greatly by letting people know about this kickstarter on social media, and getting any contacts you may have to give us a shoutout.
If you have any questions, please let me know via the message system!
Risks and challenges
The main challenge of this Kickstarter will be meeting the required number of sales for the minimum print order. However, because Kickstarter only charges pledges on a successful campaign, this does not represent a risk to our backers. To facilitate, I am creating additional tiers and extras that can supplement the amount raised to meet our goal even if we fall short on total number of sales.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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