Hello, my name is Aaron Whitaker, and I'm an alternative cartoonist hoping to fund my first graphic novel "The City Troll". I have self-published mini-comics throughout the last couple years including my autobiographical series called "The Awkward Quarterly" and collaborated with my girlfriend, Melinda Tracy Boyce, on a comic called "Okay? Okay!".
"The City Troll" is a 180-page black and white comic about a guy named Paul and his extreme self-hate. He views himself as a creature he calls the city troll. This graphic novel floats between a surreal world where Paul wallows in his own self pity and the real world where he tackles a love triangle, jealousy, his distancing relationship with his father and his confrontation with his abusive mother.
I have spent almost all my free time creating this book over the last year. Although it is fiction it has really been an outlet to deal with my own self-image issues and relationships. There is no way I could afford to print this on my own so I am counting on generous contributions from wonderful people like you.
"The City Troll" will be 180 pages, black and white, full color cover, paperback and 6"x 9" in dimensions.
Here are some more details on the pledge prizes...
Super Special Original "The City Troll" Painting - Troll Pledge only
Everyday of this Kickstarter campaign I will paint a new troll creature on a 18"x18" museum grade wood panel (2" thick). Each troll will embody a fault of the main character Paul. In the end there will be 36 trolls. More info coming soon.
12"x12" Painting - Grotesque Pledge and up
I paint with vibrant acrylic paint on 12"x"12 wood panels. Most paintings extend around the .75" thick edge. They are easy to hang and well worth more than the pledge value.
If you pledge at the Grotesque level or higher you may select one of the available paintings below. These are claimed on a first come basis.
***click "available" below to see full size images of painting
01. "Haunt 1" - claimed
02. "Haunt 2" [available]
03. "When Nothing Else Suffices, Leave Me To My Vices" - claimed
04. "It Sucks Being One-Of-A-Kind" - claimed
05. "Neck Holes" [available]
06. "Frost Bite" - claimed
07. "Gnarly Brown & The Ghost Bike" - claimed
08. "To My Own" - claimed
09. "All My Arms" - claimed
10. "Troll Soul" - claimed
11. "Creature Party 1" - claimed
12. "Creature Party 2" - claimed
13. "Creature Party 3" - claimed
Limited Edition Print - Hideous Pledge and upThis print is an alternative cover for "The City Troll". It is an 8.5"x11" color print on card stock that would look totally rad on your wall.
[Image coming soon]2.5" x 3.5" Small Original Art - Ugly Pledge and upI will draw on a small piece of bristol board and mail it to you. I can sketch whatever you want or you can leave it up to me and see what you get.
THANKS FOR TAKING THE TIME TO LEARN ABOUT MY PROJECT.
View my website: www.AaronWhitaker.com
View my tumblr I share with my girlfriend: www.GinghamGhost.com
Follow me on twitter: @GinghamGhost
Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Read an article about me in GizMag: gizmag.eu/pdfmag/pdfmag-8/
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