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High-quality printed comic anthology celebrating colour, the art of storytelling, and small victories through vastly different worlds. Read more

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This project was successfully funded on August 8, 2014.

High-quality printed comic anthology celebrating colour, the art of storytelling, and small victories through vastly different worlds.

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Update: BASE GOAL REACHED!!!
THANK YOU EVERYONE! We're going to do this thing! Because we reached our base goal with still a couple of weeks to go in the campaign, we're really going to aim for the HARD COVER stretch goal of $9000 so we can deliver some beautiful hard cover editions of Fly The Colour Fantastica to YOU our backers!!! We're going to continue to spread the word to get ourselves out there, seen and heard! 
All our love,
Vikki & Eri

Fly the Colour Fantastica is a story-driven comic anthology produced by 12 Australian artists. Through heart-felt story telling and colour as the main tool, each artist draws one chapter reflecting on the themes of growth, revelation, and small victories. A celebration of the little things that make the bigger picture, Fly the Colour Fantastica invites readers to travel these rich and brilliantly coloured worlds. 

The Colour Fantastica aims to fill a gap in the Australian comic scene by presenting a fantastical and enigmatic collection of stories with a 'post-anime' visual style. The second aim of the anthology is to serve as a social project that will strengthen communication and collaboration between artists in Australia. While the internet is a powerful tool to connect with and work with like minds, we believe there is a special magic in meeting and working with other artists in person.

Most of our comics are finished and print-format ready! Once the campaign ends, we will be sending the book to print before the end of 2014. So we just need that extra kick to make that last part an actuality.

Tell your friends! Tell your grandmas! Tell your friendly neighbourhood spiderman! LET'S MAKE SOMETHING AWESOME. 

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This. This is our goal. A vision of loveliness. A real-life publication showcasing the talents of 12 exceptional individuals. And outlined:

  • 164 pages of beautiful full-colour comics

  • 5.8" x 8.3" (A5) soft cover book

  • Gorgeous Matte Laminate cover with Gold Spot Foil

  • Satin Ribbon bookmark (width 1 cm)

  • 350 LIMITED EDITION books distributed among artists and supporters

But wait, there's more! Below is what you will actually expect to receive if we manage to reach our STRETCH GOALS!

  • 5.8" x 8.3" (A5) HARD cover perfect-bound book! 

  • 164 pages of beautiful full-colour comics!

  • Gorgeous Matte Laminate cover with Gold Spot Foil

  • Satin Ribbon bookmark (width 1 cm)

  • Head and Tail banding!

  • 500 LIMITED EDITION books distributed among artists and supporters! 

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As a token of thanks for your wonderful support, and for suffering Vikki's gallant, enthusiastic insistence on using every possible Top-Gun reference... we have wrangled together some sweet rewards to send out to you, our backers, for this campaign. :) 

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Check out the right column of this Kickstarter page to see the tier contents spelled out in (those pesky) words.

SO MANY SHINY THINGS! SUCH VALUE!

The tier values include shipping within Australia. For our friends overseas, we ask for an additional $8 AUD to cover the distance between you all and this land full of dangerous animals.

IMPORTANT CONDITIONS:

  • ☆ ALL A5 Colour Fantastica Exclusive Limited Edition Print, Badge and Greeting Card rewards will be randomly picked from 12 designs made exclusively for this crowd funding campaign. This is your only chance to obtain these items! The prints will all be hand-numbered and packaged with great care.
  • ☆ The BEHIND-THE-SCENES BONUS BOOKLET will be a handmade soft-bound A5 booklet featuring extra info, concept art and sketches by all 12 Artists. A must-have for the avid collector and those wishing to find out more of how the project and all our stories came about!
  • ☆ The *ORIGINAL SKETCH may be from any participating artist and subject is determined by individual artist. This is original artwork and may come in varying sizes not limited to - but no smaller than - A4 size, and is not a commission (i.e. no requests).
  • ☆ The *3 BONUS PRINTS may be from more than one artist and subject is determined by individual artist. These are high quality prints and may come in varying sizes not limited to - but no smaller than - A4 size. Exciting!
  • ☆ The contents of the ULTIMATE MAVERICK ART PACKAGE may also be of varying sizes not limited to A5 with subjects determined by the individual artist and contain more than one artists' work & gifts FOR YOU
  • ☆ *ORIGINAL ARTWORK Specification: This will be a beautiful physical A4 original picture/painting, the subject matter and background of which is at the participating artists' discretion, and is not a commission (i.e. no requests).

The book will be launched in February 2015, so we hope to have the rewards shipped to everyone by April 2015.

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The money raised from this kick starter will help make our goal a reality - to self-publish a full colour comic anthology! 

We passionately believe that the artists here are stunning individuals whose works deserve to shine. 

The pie chart above is where we estimate our base goal of $7500 will go towards. This is the bare minimum we need to print 350 soft-cover books. 

But the real magic will start to happen once we start hitting those stretch goals! And so below is what we CAN achieve if we surpass our base goal!

Extra funds we collect between and beyond stretch goals will be channelled towards paying our artists. For example, in the event we surpass our goal of $7,500, but fall short of the next stretch goal of $9,000, the extra money raised will be given back to the artists who give us a part of themselves every single time they produce their art.

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Be sure to check out their work!!! 

Alicia Braumberger / Alisha Jade / Rebecca Hayes

Eri Kashima / Eevien Tan / Sam Jacobin

Nadia Attlee / Sai Nitivoranant / Sheree Chuang

Tash Sim / Vikki Ong / Viet-My Bui

Risks and challenges

There is a small possibility that shipping the book out to our backers may be delayed. There are stories of artists working with overseas printers (which we are) losing time over communication, so there is the possiblity that this may happen to us. But since most of the comic is ready to go direct to the printers, delays are unlikely to be more than a month or two. We’ll be doing our best to get this lovely little comic into your hot little hands!

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    THAT LOVIN' FEELIN'

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    COOL STORY, BRO

    ☆ A PDF copy of the book ☆ Your name printed in the Thank You Section

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    THE NEED FOR SPEED

    ☆ Exclusive Limited Edition A5 Print ☆ PDF version ☆ Your name printed in the Thank You Section

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    CLASSICA FANTASTICA

    The quintessential package. ☆ The Book ☆ PDF version ☆ Your Name printed in the Thank you Section! (Shipping is included for Australian backers)

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    TALK TO ME, GOOSE

    ☆ The Book ☆ 1 Exclusive Limited Edition A5 Print ☆ PDF version ☆ 2x FTCF Badges ☆ Your Name printed in the Thank You Section (Shipping is included for Australian backers)

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    WOW, FANTASTIC BONUS

    ☆ The Book ☆ 1 Exclusive Limited Edition A5 Print ☆ 3x FTCF Badges ☆ 4x Greeting Cards ☆ Exclusive Art POSTCARD ☆ PDF version ☆ Your Name printed in the Thank You Section (Shipping is included for Australian backers)

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    MERCHANT SPECIAL

    ☆ Wanting multiple copies of the book? This tier is for you! The Merchant Special allows you to pledge for 3 books! (Shipping is included for Australian backers)

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    27 backers Limited (23 left of 50)

    DO A BARREL ROLL

    ☆ SIGNED version of the book SKETCHED-IN by at least 6 of the Artists! ☆ Behind-the-Scenes Booklet ☆ 3x Exclusive Limited Edition A5 Print ☆ 8x Greeting Cards ☆ 3x FTCF Badges ☆ PDF version ☆ Your Name printed in the Thank You Section (Shipping is included for Australian and International backers)

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    RAJ OF REWARDS

    ☆ SIGNED version of the book SKETCHED-IN by ALL the Artists ☆ Behind-the-Scenes Booklet ☆ 5x Exclusive Limited Edition A5 Prints ☆ FULL SET of 12 Greeting Cards ☆ 6x FTCF Badges ☆ PDF version ☆ Your Name printed in the Thank You Section ☆ ORIGINAL EXCLUSIVE SKETCH by one of our Artists! (Shipping is included for Australian and International backers)

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    2 backers Limited (8 left of 10)

    I'LL BE YOUR WING WO/MAN

    ☆ SIGNED version of the book SKETCHED-IN by ALL the Artists ☆ Behind-the-Scenes Booklet ☆ 6x Exclusive Limited Edition A5 Prints ☆ FULL SET of 12 Greeting Cards & 12 FTCF Badges ☆ PDF version ☆ Your Name printed in the Thank You Section ☆ 3 BONUS Art Prints (Shipping is included for Australian and International backers)

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    2 backers Limited (3 left of 5)

    BEST OF THE BEST

    ☆ SIGNED version of the book SKETCHED-IN by ALL the Artists ☆ Behind-the-Scenes Booklet ☆ FULL SET of 12 Limited Edition A5 Prints ☆ 12x Greeting Cards ☆ 12x FTCF Badges ☆ PDF version ☆ Your Name printed in the Thank You Section ☆ ULTIMATE MAVERICK ART PACKAGE (containing a number of prints and gifts from the Artists, including an A4 ORIGINAL EXCLUSIVE SIGNED ARTWORK! And our immense gratitude! You are a shining beacon of hope. (Shipping is included for Australian and International backers)

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