About this project
Hello! Ship jumper is a homoerotic webcomic that I've been writing, drawing and posting on the interwebs for over 4 years! If you haven't read it before- go check it out now!
Ship Jumper is full of scantily clad sailors on the beach, plus Age of Sail 1750's inspired boats and nautical uniforms. I started this comic originally after watching too many regency dramas and reading too many Horatio Hornblower novels, and the homoerotic subtext got the better of me. This campaign is for printing the 3rd and 4th chapters of Ship Jumper (plus the 4.5 Intermission chapter) into one full color, 120 page trade paperback much like Ship Jumper Book #1~
It will include-
-120 pages of full color comic!
-extra pages exclusive to the book!
-AMAZING guest illustrations!
-sketches, notes and world building extras!
I couldn't be more excited to get this new volume out into the world! Check out the sweet new cover art!
It's very important to me that Ship Jumper remains free for everyone to read on-line. Printing 2 years+ work into a real life printed book is one of my favorite parts of working on the comic, and pre-ordering the book is a great way to support me as an artist and the continued life of Ship Jumper. It's a real labor of love and I make almost zero income off of Ship Jumper. All funds from this campaign will go directly towards the printing, shipping and KS fees for the book.
Plus! Book #2 will include the FABULOUS work of our guest illustrators!
Kisskicker (an amazing artist whose work is always inspiring)
AND I have lined up as a special celebratory extra- if we make our funding goal, I'll release a short Ship Jumper animation made with the amazing team at Punch The Devil!
-A brand new Ship Jumper sticker featuring Piper's posterior and the phrase 'Suns Out, Buns Out'
-A backer only re printing (at 5x7 size, the original 8x10 from last year will never be printed again to keep it a 'first edition') of ROPE- the 12 page +18 Piper/ Rhinston AU.
-The possibility of your likeness drawn into Ship Jumper chapter 5! IT'S FOREVER!
-A one time only CANONIZATION. Have a Ship Jumper fanon? Convinced a certain character's favorite color is green or what parts of his/ her backstory entail? This is your opportunity to MAKE IT SO. I will draw an illustration/ one page comic making your theory Ship Jumper CANON- FOREVER. (within reason and in the spirit of fun I make the comic in. Please understand there may be a few things that are already 'set' in the script for the last 2 chapters that can not be changed, and anything inappropriate like graphic violence or hate speech will not be welcomed. THAT SAID I am very open to adding in any tragic back story ideas or smextras. It's a conversation between you and me!)
-Due to my personal and work schedules, I don't take commissions regularly. This campaign is one of the very few chances to get a custom commissioned illustration from me.
There is no digital or PDF version of the book- the comic is free to read on-line at any time on any device with wifi! This campaign is to support the printing of a new physical book and some new, fun, backer only content extras.
Gold Edition! I will have a custom gold embossing stamp made and hand emboss every book ordered through the Kickstarter with it- making it an exclusive ‘Kickstarter’ only edition of Book #2 that no one will be able to get after the campaign in over! So by pre-ordering the book now you will forever be the COOLEST KID ON THE BLOCK! I will also edition the books with a 1/??? number as proof that no more of this version of Book #2 will ever be added to the collection.
$4000- The PIPER Special Edition. This is something I never thought we would get even close to! I've always had Piper's 'origin' story figured out in my head for developing his character, but it never seemed to fit in anywhere in the comic. Ship Jumper is the story of an adult, sexually active man and his journey in life and romance. A flashback to when he was a wee lil Piper never seemed to have a place in that. So if we make it to this CRAZY extra goal because you guys want to read it- I will draw a 8-10 page watercolor comic of where Piper is from that will be in Book #2 ONLY and not on-line~
Thank you for your time! <3
Le Captain (aka Valmontgod)
Risks and challenges
Printing a book is always a lengthy and involved process, but after having printed Ship Jumper Book 1 successfully I know I can create a professional looking book on a deadline at on budget.
And don't worry if you don't have the funds to donate- any reblogs, tweets, or sharing with your friends is MUCH appreciated!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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