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About this project

The Comic

Catherine (Kate) Carrington is finally ready to settle down with her significant other. The problem is that she hasn't had any luck finding someone that might fill that role. Then, one night, she crosses paths with Adam Ortíz. He's attractive, a successful OB/GYN, and also looking to settle down and find his Mrs. Right. Adam also just happens to be a trans-man.

This comic shows the love story of Kate and Adam and all the related events. It shows their individual personalities and those of their close friends. Their lives are full of interesting and funny things. Life isn't always easy, but it sure is entertaining. 

(This comic isn't meant to describe the idea of being trans or the process of transitioning. Adam is just the way he is. He started living as a man years before this story takes place. It leads to some slightly more complicated situations but he and Kate take it in stride.)

For some character information:

Check out Kelci's (the artist) blog! She recently posted a mock interview with the main characters from the comic. 

http://www.kelcidcrawford.com/?p=1178

What this Funds

After writing and planning the first story arc, it came out to 42 pages. This is what I am funding. By updating twice a week that means we could run the comic for 21 weeks. 

Forty-two pages is a lot of work hours for the artist and so the majority of the amount we are asking for is to cover her fees. 

To break it down for anyone who wants to know:

  • 65% is going to pay for the art
  • 30% goes to supplying the rewards to thank you for supporting us
  • 5% is reserved for unexpected expenses or problems

You'll notice a big 0% goes to me, but that's alright because all I ask is to see this comic be created and read by others. I don't want to keep it to myself, it ruins the fun of writing it. 

Example of the Comic

Here is an example of a page of this comic. Kate getting ready for a date:

Also, here is some concept art of the characters!

The Top Reward

The top reward we are offering is for you to become a character in this world. Your name and likeness (or a reasonable character description) would be put into a recurring close friend of Kate or Adam. The character's personality will be their own, but you will influence their appearance and name.

So, who will fill the empty characters in my script? It is still unknown but I really hope to meet you soon.

Stretch Goals

More Updates!

If we reach our stretch goal of $4200 we will update three times a week! This will allow you to read more of the story every week and find out what happens next faster. It will also allow us to produce more pages, so you are guaranteed 63 Pages instead of 42.

Reward Delivery Information

We currently plan to have all the physical rewards shipped out by March 15, 2015 when we post the first strip online. If any delays occur we will email you with an updated estimated shipping time.

Those that have a reward that involves being part of the comic will be emailed which page they will be part of, or which is the first page of their appearance depending on reward. These emails will be sent when the final script for the first 42 is done on January 1, 2015. 

Risks and challenges

The timeline for this project is both rigid and (hopefully) easily achievable for myself and the artist. Scripting of the first 42 pages will be done by January 1, 2015. That is when the artist can start to produce the finished pages. By March 15, 2015 we will have enough pages completed to start posting online.

The biggest challenge will be getting the art and the website completed on time. Along with the art for the project the art for the rewards has to be done by the same artist and sent to the printers.

Thankfully, having two creators will help to prevent delays as much as possible. Once the artist has completed her part, I will be in charge of getting all the rewards printed (when applicable) and sent out to you all. This allows her to continue doing art while I worry about the rewards.

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    THANK YOU -You'll have your name listed on the "awesome people to thank" page of our website. We will also say "(Your name) is an awesome (species of your choosing)." once for each time you donate.

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    WALLPAPER - You will be emailed a wallpaper image of Kate so that you can have your computer look even more awesome.

    What she is doing in this image is a mystery. Mostly because my artist hasn't told me. But still, ooooohhh mysterious....

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    ART SET - You will be emailed the wallpaper image, and a commemorative bookmark with the logo art and kickstarter date will be mailed to you.
    Yes. Actually mailed to you in an envelope! We will use the ancient art of the US Postal system, which many thought extinct.

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    E-SKETCHBOOK - With this, you will be emailed the wallpaper and a PDF copy of concept and sketch art from the comic. An electronic copy of a few pages from the artist's sketchbook for you to keep. No shipping time!

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    EXTRA CONTENT- with this reward you will receive the e-sketchbook PDF as well as a few bonus pages of character art. Along with the extended sketchbook you will get the extended character interview questions. This helps give some extra background on the 4 main characters.

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    ART PACK - Wallpaper, bookmark, and a page of stickers with art from the comic.
    This is where I'd type something witty but I'm drawing a blank. Yay stickers!

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    ART BUNDLE - Along with the wallpaper, bookmark, and stickers, we will send you a detailed map of the city where the comic is set! This map will show the homes of the main characters as well as common background settings.

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    BACKGROUND CHARACTER - Those who choose this reward will have a background character drawn to look just like them. Simply send us a full body photo as well as a close up one of your face. Thus you will be immortalized in comic history!
    I am particularly looking for a man named Dan. I've already scripted you in, Dan.

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    NAMED CHARACTER - With this reward you have a character that has your name and is talked to or about. They most likely will not be seen, however. Think phone calls or work stories.

    Your character's relation to the character speaking will be established, so if the same character is mentioned more than once, it will always have your name.

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    ART PARCEL - Wallpaper, bookmark, stickers, map, AND a poster of Kate and Adam. Shipped to you in a lovely tube so they aren't folded up and wrinkly.

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    EXCLUSIVE ART SET - Wallpaper, bookmark, stickers, map, poster....oh this list is getting long

    AAANNNNDDD a commemorative copy of the very first page signed by the artist. This will only be offered through this kickstarter so these 25 will be the only ones ever distributed.

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    RECURRING CHARACTER - By being one of our top contributing backers you will have a recurring character with your name and likeness or a (reasonable) description/name of your choosing. They will have their own personality, but you will create their image and name.

    One backer will be Kate's friend and one will be Adam's friend.

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Funding period

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