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About

Oh, Hello. I Didn't See You There

Welcome to the Kickstarter for the second issue of The Space Heists of Vyvy and Qwerty! Thank you so much for taking the time to check us out and showing interest in our comic.

If you're not familiar with us, VnQ is about a brash thief roaming the galaxy with her hyperactive robotic best friend until they find the one thing they can't steal: a purpose.  

Issue one was launched on Kickstarter in June of 2016 and ended up being a featured project and funded at 133% of our goal. 

Now, it's issue two's turn. And since Vyvy and Qwerty can't just steal the money from you (unfortunately...) we need your pledge! 

And let's get one more thing out of the way right now:

Anyone who pledges $10 or more to the campaign during the first week (and doesn't rescind or lower their pledge by the end) will get a free print of our Kickstarter exclusive variant cover drawn and signed by Kendall Goode.

 

Kendall is REALLY good at covers
Kendall is REALLY good at covers

What We Need

If you're a returning backer, one of the first things you'll notice is that we need more money this time, for a project that's about the same size as our first comic. What gives?   

I'm still not paying myself for this. The first comic had eight pages of art that were funded through my own cash. So before we ever Kickstarted issue one, I had still spent over $1,300 paying the art team, funding about one third of what we needed.  

This time around you'll see we have fewer pages from the new issue to preview. Simply put, that's the money leftover from the last Kickstarter (plus a little of mine) being put to good use to continue our comic and drive down the cost of this campaign.  

Now, also consider the fact that print issues this time will be included as a reward and not a stretch goal, we have some very talented guest artists, shipping costs, the various credit card fees and 5% Kickstarter cut, and we find ourselves needing about $4,800 minimum.

Why Should You Care?

Because Vyvy and Qwerty are awesome!  

Because this is a fun sci-fi buddy heist comic that doesn't just focus on another Jack Everyman™, but unique and independent protagonists with abandonment issues, a genuine friendship and loud mouths.   

 

 

 

 

(He really said that!) Art: Carlos Trigo, Color: Leah Troller
(He really said that!) Art: Carlos Trigo, Color: Leah Troller

Did we mention Vyvy and Qwerty are awesome?

 

 

What You Get

As mentioned before, anyone who pledges $10 or more to the campaign during the first week (and doesn't rescind or lower their pledge by the end) will get a free print of our Kickstarter exclusive variant cover drawn and signed by Kendall Goode.

     

 

 

If we hit our initial stretch goal of $5,000, we will be #blessed with an exclusive piece of art from George Kambadais

 Lastly, thanks to our friends over at...

Anyone who wants to receive their digital copy of #2 as a download code for the comiXology app will be able to do so! (Thank you!)

WHO YOU SUPPORT  

Us! You support us! Who are we? Oh, right.   

Not my puppy, but you inexplicably feel compelled to pledge!
Not my puppy, but you inexplicably feel compelled to pledge!

 

Niall Presnall is the writer/creator of Vyvy and Qwerty. He loves creating comics and is very sad he didn't grow up to join the X-Men. VnQ #1 was his first foray into the indie comic scene and he's looking to continue the success he found here on Kickstarter with VnQ #2.  

 

 

Carlos Trigo is the artist on VnQ! He's an illustrating machine that is constantly working and it's both a shock and a shame that a major publisher hasn't gobbled him up yet. He's worked on a variety of comics, including Armor-I, Crimson Society and Ghoul Squad.

    

 

Osmarco Valladão is our colorist and I literally can't say enough nice things about him. Osmarco had multiple surgeries trying to save one of his eyeballs during the production of the first VnQ comic. They weren't successful, but he still finished the colors and letters with one eye! Carlos and I never have an excuse to not get something done now. 

  

 

Renee Arabia is a graphic designer from the Philippines and the new letterer on Vyvy and Qwerty. Osmarco can no longer letter for us after his last eye surgery, and Renee has been kind enough to fill in. This will be her first comic project, so let's make it a memorable one and welcome her into the comics community!

  

 

Emily Pearson is an up and coming artist from Santa Rosa, CA and will be providing us with some exclusive art! Her work in comics includes Jacob and Project Time Ghost. She's currently working on a mystery project with the fiercest writer I know, Vita Ayala. 

  

 

Kendall Goode is an awesome artist whose comic, The Doorman, was published by Heavy Metal. His art has also appeared in Boom! Studios WWE Wrestlemania Special and as exclusive cover art for a fellow Kickstarter comic, Short Order Crooks. Kendall will be providing a Kickstarter exclusive variant cover for us, the print of which can only be acquired by pledging during the first week!   

 

George Kambadais is an extremely talented artist from Greece. In fact, he's so talented that I really want to work with him. George has agreed to do an exclusive piece of art for us if we reach our stretch goal of $5,000!

And if you've ever seen his work, you know it'll be worth it! You can check out his art in comics such as The Secret Life of Miranda Turner (Image), Vampire Diaries (DC), and Short Order Crooks from right here on Kickstarter!

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Risks and challenges

Last time, this section made me nervous because the most obvious risk was that I had never done this before. Now I've proven that I can run a campaign and get this comic made, so are there still any risks? Yeahhhh.

As you might recall from our previous campaign, I said "barring any natural disasters or personal tragedies, this will hopefully be a smooth process."

And sadly, as luck would have it, we did experience a personal tragedy: Osmarco lost the use of one of his eyes during production of issue one. Super-heroically, he still finished the book, because he's a warrior.

Issue two will get made with your pledge, and we'll be keeping you informed along the way. One of the challenges I faced last time was sending out updates during lulls in production. This time, I'll be making sure that post-Kickstarter/during production, I'm sending out updates on a monthly basis at minimum. This means you'll have a better idea of where we are in production at any given time.

Thank you again for your support!

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