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Set in an Urban Fantasy 90's Middle East, Buuza is a slow burn, slice of life comic about found family, diaspora and religion.
Set in an Urban Fantasy 90's Middle East, Buuza is a slow burn, slice of life comic about found family, diaspora and religion.
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Welcome to the BUUZA vol.1 Kickstarter!

 Buuza is a slice-of-life webcomic about found family, diasporic culture and religion. Set in a sprawling, urban fantasy Middle East, it follows Zach as he struggles to balance a shaky living situation and his unconventional day job. However, a misdialed number leads to an unexpected new friendship- or maybe, something more. 

BUUZA!! is an ongoing comic that I began publishing online on January 2019; you can read the current pages on Tapas and Webtoon. This Kickstarter aims to fund a print run of the first volume, which will comprise of chapters 1-9 of the comic. 

My initial goal for this Kickstarter is to print 300 units of the book; it's a relatively modest print run, so I'm confident we'll hit our target!

MOCK UP - NOT FINAL BOOK
MOCK UP - NOT FINAL BOOK

The book will be a convenient A5 size, paperback and will come to around 170+ full colour pages. This volume will contain chapters 1-9 of BUUZA!!, covering a little bit beyond what's been uploaded online. It will also include some extra pages with character notes & world building content!

EXAMPLE PAGES
EXAMPLE PAGES
EXAMPLE PAGES
EXAMPLE PAGES

Same Comic, New Format

A big part of the creative process for BUUZA!! is designing the comic to work both as a physical book and a webcomic at once- as such, BUUZA!!'s print version presents the artwork in an entirely different format to the online upload, creating a bespoke reading experience unique to the physical book.

Online version vs Print version
Online version vs Print version

In addition, the printed version will update minor artwork and text mistakes present in the online version. 

Alongside the book, I've also created a range of rewards for this Kickstarter! 

Physical reward tiers include an artwork zine, stickers and a limited enamel pin! Digital only reward tiers include Wallpapers, the Volume 1 PDF and the PDF for "Cat Festival", an in-universe one-shot short comic!

All physical rewards will also have limited time Early Bird tiers at a discounted price! They are only open until 31st May- please get them while you can!

Most of this Kickstarter's money is going towards printing the actual books and postage- the postage is particularly high as I expect a fair number of international sales.

Should we overshoot our goal , I've also got a couple of stretch goals planned! These are mostly going to be extra rewards added on to the existing physical reward tiers- you can expect more prints, merch and even new pin design?

STRETCH GOAL 1- UNLOCKED!!-Extra pages

 Extra pages will be added to both physical and digital copies of BUUZA!! Vol 1! This includes:

  • Character design notes for Sam & Zach
  • Concept behind the setting
  • Behind the scenes of making the comic

Risks and challenges

As with any project, any number of problems could occur between printing, shipping and the book arriving at your door. However, I’ve previously printed several 100+pg graphic novels, as well as crowdfunded several print runs of my work. While this project is the largest scale I have yet to tackle, I am confident that my previous experience in making books will allow me to manage any problems that occur.

Most of the artwork for this book is done, and while there are minor adjustments to make, I’ve factored this into the kickstarter’s timescale, and overall feel assured that the book will be with you as soon as possible!

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    Pledge £1 or more About US$ 2

    Wallpaper Tier

    Thank you for supporting Buuza!
    You'll receive an exclusive digital wallpaper of the cover, optimised for both desktop and mobile devices.

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    Pledge £5 or more About US$ 7

    Basic Digital Tier

    You'll get the full PDF for BUUZA!! vol 1!

    Includes:
    • Buuza!! Vol 1 (PDF)
    • Digital Wallpaper
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    Pledge £10 or more About US$ 13

    Deluxe Digital Tier

    You'll receive both a PDF copy of BUUZA!! vol 1 along with a PDF of the in-universe "Cat Festival" one-shot comic.

    Includes:
    • Buuza!! Vol 1 (PDF)
    • Buuza!! Cat Festival PDF
    • Digital Wallpaper
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    Pledge £20 or more About US$ 26

    Just the Book

    You'll receive a physical copy of BUUZA!! vol 1, plus the PDF.

    Includes:
    • Buuza!! Vol 1 (PDF)
    • Buuza!! Vol 1 (physical copy)
    • Digital Wallpaper
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    Pledge £30 or more About US$ 38

    Book & Artwork Tier

    Get the book plus extra merch! Includes an A6 sketchbook zine full of artwork and design notes, an exclusive sticker and print.

    Includes:
    • Buuza!! Vol 1 (PDF)
    • Buuza!! Vol 1 (physical copy)
    • Digital Wallpaper
    • Sketchbook Zine
    • Sticker
    • A6 Print
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    Pledge £45 or more About US$ 57

    Enamel Pin Tier

    You will receive an exclusive hard enamel pin. alongside all previous physical rewards, wallpaper and PDF.

    Includes:
    • Buuza!! Vol 1 (PDF)
    • Buuza!! Vol 1 (physical copy)
    • Digital Wallpaper
    • Sketchbook Zine
    • Sticker
    • A6 Print
    • Sam Enamel Pin
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    Pledge £15 or more About US$ 19

    Just the Book [EARLYBIRD]

    You'll receive a physical copy of BUUZA!! vol 1, plus the PDF. EARLYBIRD DISCOUNTED PRICE!

    Includes:
    • Buuza!! Vol 1 (PDF)
    • Buuza!! Vol 1 (physical copy)
    • Digital Wallpaper
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    Pledge £25 or more About US$ 32

    Book & Artwork Tier [EARLY BIRD]

    Get the book plus extra merch! Includes an A6 sketchbook zine full of artwork and design notes, an exclusive sticker and print. EARLYBIRD DISCOUNTED PRICE

    Includes:
    • Buuza!! Vol 1 (physical copy)
    • Buuza!! Vol 1 (PDF)
    • Digital Wallpaper
    • Sketchbook Zine
    • Sticker
    • A6 Print
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    Pledge £40 or more About US$ 51

    Enamel Pin Tier [EARLYBIRD]

    You will receive an exclusive hard enamel pin. alongside all previous physical rewards, wallpaper and PDF. EARLYBIRD DISCOUNTED PRICE

    Includes:
    • Buuza!! Vol 1 (PDF)
    • Buuza!! Vol 1 (physical copy)
    • Digital Wallpaper
    • Sketchbook Zine
    • Sticker
    • A6 Print
    • Sam Enamel Pin
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Funding period

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