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!
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.
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):
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.
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.
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!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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