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A 24 page black&white comic about tattoos, magic, and falling in love. Written & illustrated by Izzi Ward, creator of Nino and Sephie.
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Welcome to Studio Wix
Welcome to Studio Wix

The Ink Witch is the story of Nix, a witch tattoo artist who specialises in animated tattoo art, and Bryn, her tattooing client. It's also a love story, about a stumbling block to the start of a new relationship, communication, and support networks.

It's about queer witches, buds.

Unlike Nino two years ago, this project isn't all ages - not because I don't think children can and should enjoy comics with queer protagonists, but because I largely wrote it with a young adult and older audience in mind. If you're 13+, this is probably for you!

The details:

AKA, what are you getting for your money?

The Ink Witch will be a 24 page (28inc covers), A4-format black and white illustrated comic. The comic will have 120gsm silk pages and a 300gsm silk matt laminate cover.

The aim of this kickstarter is to cover printing costs for a small print run of 100 copies (to start with!) to be sold at Thought Bubble 2017 in Leeds - and also to get a great queer girls comic into the hands of the lovely backers. The quantity pledged will cover printing, materials and supplies, getting to me to Thought Bubble (yay!) and printing a run of A6 art postcards for backers and to sell.

Stretch Goals:

First stretch (£550):

Temporary tattoo sheets for every backer £5 and over! These will incorporate tattoo designs from the comic and be full colour.

Print run goes up to 150 copies.

Second stretch (£750):

Queer Witch Pin design ~
Queer Witch Pin design ~

A run of "Queer Witch" enamel pin badges for all £7+ backers. These are something I would like to make for Thought Bubble regardless, but getting them through this Kickstarter campaign means that £7+ backers don't need to buy one separately!

Print run total goes up to 200 copies.

Finally:

I'd love your help and support in trying to bring this comic to life - Kickstarter was a fantastic tool for making Nino in 2015 and I'm more excited than ever to show you my work. This project has been close to my heart for a long time and I'm really hoping you'll love it too.

Now all I have to do is advertise, answer questions - and hope.

Thank you!

See you on the other side!
See you on the other side!

 

Risks and challenges

As is always the case with comics, the main thing to overcome is deadlines and time constraints. I work four days a week and this comic - as with Nino two years ago, and my current webcomic, Sephie - happens in any hour I can scrape when I'm not working. However, I feel I am well prepared to finish my comic by September 1st, with plenty of time to get it printed and delivered. I have short deadlines between then and now, which I have been consistently meeting so far. I also feel that my successful Kickstarter for Nino has well prepared me for this kind of deadline - and this is a shorter project!

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    Signed Edition + Postcard Prints

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    Signed Ed + Postcard Prints + Sketch Art

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    Signed Ed + Sketch Art + Named Credit

    You're simply the best! Backers of this tier get a signed edition of The Ink Wix, three postcard prints, a hand drawn sketch of Nix, Bryn or Gao, AND a named credit in the acknowledgements page in the back of the book.

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