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!
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!
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.
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!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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