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Vol.1 and 2 of heart-warming HJ-Story comic episodes! Including never-before-seen artworks & more! We need your help to make it happen! Read more

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This project was successfully funded on March 12, 2014.

Vol.1 and 2 of heart-warming HJ-Story comic episodes! Including never-before-seen artworks & more! We need your help to make it happen!

About this project

Option to pledge via Paypay is now available at: http://bit.ly/1diz2LY

(Please only use paypal to pledge if you're not able to pledge via Kickstarter)

*NEW* For everyone that doesn't want to read through all the options and add-ons and shipping cost,etc.

I've added a new reward tier "EVERYTHING SET"

Everything Set includes all reward items in this kickstarter campaign (does not include original sketch/caricature/comission) and shipping cost already included so you can just pledge easily!

ADDONS OPTIONS:

When making an add-on you need to manually change the amount of your pledge using the Manage Pledge button.

Refer to Update #20 for more details!

 So...What is HJ-Story?

It all started as little doodles for my girlfriend (now wife), over time it became a large collection of artwork drawn over the last 3+ years, illustrating our thoughts and stories.

With over 200+ pieces and still growing everyday, we decided that it's time to turn them into a book and spread the love around the world!

Your support will help a long way to creating the HJ-Story books! And we thank you from the bottom of our hearts! Your support will also allow us to keep continuing to create new HJ-Story drawings for everyone to see!

We are putting a lot of love and effort to make this book as best as possible and with your help, if we reach our goal of $15,000 we can make this happen!

Even if you don't choose a package, you can help us spread the words for the HJ-Story Kickstarter Campaign!  Just by visiting this page and reading this right now is already helping!

You can also support HJ-Story by just visiting and subscribing to our Facebook page and HJS Tapastic Page.

Currently, we're spending time carefully laying out vol.1, touching up old artworks and adding pages with text.  With the core layout complete, we can complete vol.2 much faster!

Vol.1 is 75% complete in layout, and we're aiming to move on to Vol.2 mid-February.  The mass printing process is due to be completed in March and everything ready to be shipped!

Current Goal:

Feb
- Funding and Laying out Book 2.
- Reveal 2nd Print
Mar- Finish funding, finalize book with last touches and supporter credits
- Send to print
- Get everything ready to be shipped as soon as book arrives
Apr-May
-Shipping starts!

Why two volumes? With over 200+ images, we thought that instead of making them into one big and thick book, it'd be better to make it into two volumes instead.  As HJ-Story grows everyday, there'll be a new volume whenever we reach enough artworks!

The size of the book will be 7" x 7" HARDCOVER.
Each Volume will be 120-150 pages thick.It'll contain 100+ images in each volume, including brand new repolished artwork and never-before-seen new artwork as well!

Also inside the book you'll find little short stories of how we met and little events and thoughts we had, never published before online!

Prints shown below are not actual prints.  Limited prints are currently being drawn as we speak.  The images below are mockups so the final products may be different than pictures shown.

Digital Set
Includes digital PDF copies of both books!
Name in credit page.

 ONE  Set

Choose between Hardcover SIGNED Vol.1 OR 2.
Digital Version of BOTH books
Name in credit page.

SPECIAL 1 Set
Choose between Hardcover SIGNED Vol.1 OR 2.
Limited 7x7 Print
1 Random Postcard Set (Set of 15)
Digital Version of BOTH books
Name in credit page.

COMPLETE LOVE Set

SIGNED Hardcover of BOTH Vol.1 & 2
Digital Version of BOTH books
Name in credit page.

 PERFECT LOVE Set

SIGNED Hardcover of BOTH Vol.1 & 2
BOTH 7x7 Limited Print
Love Everywhere Postcard Set (Set of 15)
Sunshine Postcard Set (Set of 16)
Digital Version of BOTH books
Name in credit page.

LOVELY COUPLE Set

Perfect gift for couples!
2x SIGNED Hardcover of BOTH Vol.1 & 2 (Total 4 Books)
2x BOTH 7x7 Print
Love Everywhere Postcard Set (Set of 15)
Sunshine Postcard Set (Set of 16)
Digital Version of BOTH books
Name in credit page.

COLLECTOR SKETCH Set

SIGNED Hardcover of BOTH Vol.1 & 2
BOTH 7x7 Limited Print
Love Everywhere Postcard Set (Set of 15)
Sunshine Postcard Set (Set of 16)
1 Original 4.5x6 random Pen Sketch (Currently Limited to 50)
Digital Version of BOTH books
Name in credit page.

COLLECTOR CARICATURE Set  

SIGNED Hardcover of BOTH Vol.1 & 2
BOTH 7x7 Limited Print
Love Everywhere Postcard Set (Set of 15)
Sunshine Postcard Set (Set of 16)
1 Original 4.5x6 random Pen Sketch
Caricature HJ-Story (1 Char) style Comission base on YOUR photo
Digital Version of BOTH books Name in credit page.

*NEW* COLLECTOR COUPLE CARICATURE Set

Due to popular demand and messages, I decided to open up a few more caricature slots, a lot of people wanted to have a couple caricature instead of the prev single caricature set.  So it here is~! (I'm already quite piled up with commission work so I'll only be only a few for now and see how it goes, thanks for understanding!)

SIGNED Hardcover of BOTH Vol.1 & 2
BOTH 7x7 Limited Print
Love Everywhere Postcard Set (Set of 15)
Sunshine Postcard Set (Set of 16)
1 Original 4.5x6 random Pen Sketch
Caricature HJ-Story (1 Char) style Comission base on YOU and YOUR partner's photo (2 char, no bg)
Digital Version of BOTH books Name in credit page.

COLLECTOR KATE PAINTING Set

SIGNED Hardcover of BOTH Vol.1 & 2
BOTH 7x7 Limited Print
Love Everywhere Postcard Set (Set of 16)
Sunshine Postcard Set (Set of 16)
1 Original 4.5x6 random Pen Sketch
1 Original 4.5x6 Painting from Kate*
Digital Version of BOTH books
Name in credit page.

*Kate isn't a professional artist, but she has decided to try her best and painted a few little piece for this Kickstarter set! (Rare item since I've never even received a painting from her T_T)

COLLECTOR COMMISSION Set

SIGNED Hardcover of BOTH Vol.1 & 2
BOTH 7x7 Limited Print
Love Everywhere Postcard Set (Set of 16)
Sunshine Postcard Set (Set of 16)
Original 4.5x6 random Pen Sketch
Original Digital Commission (4"x6" HJ-Story style image).  

The Commission will be a full image that you decide, and if you'd like help, I'll work together with you to discuss what you'd like and best way to represent the idea,etc.  I'll work with you from sketch to final ;D
I don't normally do comission so this is the time to get one if you're interested!

We're determined to add rewards depending on how the fundraising goes.  There're so many little things we want to make and we promise to tackle them one by one.

Sketch Samples
Sketch Samples

Because we're based in South Korea therefore all the shipping will be dispatched from Seoul.

For orders in Canada: Please add the same amount as international shipping (Kickstarter won't allow me to change the dispatch location setting)

All shipping will be by EMS (estimated delivery of 1 week) with tracking #

To help make everyone's shipping just a little bit more bearable, we'll add in random postcards in all international orders and continue to add in freebies as goals are met!

Every effort will be made to create better layout and contents for the book, but if we reach our goal and/or exceed it, definitely look forward to exciting stretch goals -to be updated soon!

*For all stretch goals, we'll reveal the design after each goal has been met, we're looking for various options and determine the BEST quality possible with our available budget.

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge we face is pretty much the production cost. Publishing one book alone is not easy, TWO books at once will be even harder!

We're passionate about our project and we're confident that we can handle everything, though please understand that there may be factors outside our control, such as printing. We'll definitely keep everyone in the loop with the most current status of project!

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

FAQ

  • Some people are not familiar with Kickstarter and asked that I'd put up some sort of FAQ about it :) At the bottom of the post, there're links to more detail version but I'll try to explain in a simple way.

    HJ-Story book is not yet made, this kickstarter page you're seeing is a fundraising page to ask for people's support to gather the funds to make the books. So just even by spreading the words would be a great giant help!

    For HJ-Story, the target goal for the 2 volumes is $15,000 and the funding will run for 35 days, after it's over, if the target goal is met, then the book will be able to come to life!

    On the right side of the page are "rewards", there're different type of rewards depending on how much you'd like to donate, you can also think of it is pre-ordering the books (Which will be shipped out in May approx). Some of the rewards sets include limited items that's only available during this fundraising campaign,etc.

    That's basically the short version, you can find a lot more detail version here:

    Basic Kickstarter 101
    https://www.kickstarter.com/help/faq/kickstarter+basics…

    Backing a Project
    https://www.kickstarter.com/help/faq/backer+questions…

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  • How Kickstarter works is that AFTER funding period is finished, I'll be creating a survey sheet for everyone to fill in their information such as address and name credits. So I'll be gathering the info in a month all together :)

    For those that pledged for the caricature and commission set, I'll most likely be sending out message/email early so that I can get started on them during the fundraising period instead of piling it all up to the end.

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  • Yes! While laying out the book I'll probably set some char limit for each person so they can include their love one's name as well! (not sure about custom message yet, might get complicated)

    I actually didn't think of that one when making the rewards. Only thought about thanking the backers! Thanks for reminding me!

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  • You can add +15 to the shipping fee and we'll ship it out to 2 separate address (Total: $35+$15).
    After the project is fully funded and the funding ends, that's when we'll be collecting address,etc. If I can suggest you to remind me about shipping to two separate address that'd be really helpful incase someone I get confused.

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  • Caricature will be a character drawn in the HJ-Story style, because of HJS's style, the like-ness will not be so much based on the face, but on other distinct features such as hairstyle, clothing, accessories. It'll be a color digital commission.
    Hi-resolution file will be sent after is completed so you can print it or make adjustments, etc.

    Full Commission is a full commission piece 4"x6" size approx (flexible as long as it's not 1000"x1000") It can be a drawing base on an idea you might have, of a message you'd like to portray, or a scene you had in mind. There's really no limit unless you're asking for something really really extreme or offensive,etc :)
    Hi-resolution file will be sent after is completed so you can print it or make adjustments, etc.

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  • I've been receiving messages asking if there'll be more room for caricature set. I'm honestly not sure yet. When the campaign was created, I estimated the time it'd take to do all the work (book layout, print, drawings,etc) so I'd have to be more careful in adding in additional work.

    Also to keep things fair to those that pledged early for the Limited sets, if extra slots DO open up, it'd be price higher then the original to make it fair for earlier supporters. Kate and I are so touched by everyone's interest and support and just want to say Thanks again!.

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Rewards

  • You selected
    Pledge $5 or more

    17 backers

    COFFEE FUND:
    Anything helps! Your support will give me continuous coffee and snack to stay up and keep pumping out more and more drawings... ♥ and your name will go into a special Thanks for coffee page IN THE BOOK! :D

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  • You selected
    Pledge $20 or more

    56 backers

    DIGITAL COLLECTION: You'll receive digital copy of BOTH books! ♥ Your name in Special Thanks page IN THE BOOK!

    Estimated delivery:
  • You selected
    Pledge $30 or more

    38 backers

    JUST ONE SET: You'll receive one SIGNED Hardcover book of your choice ♥ Digital copy of BOTH books ♥ Your name in Special Thanks page IN THE BOOK! ►Please Add same shipping for Canada as well (see more detail below)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $35 or more

    87 backers

    SPECIAL ONE SET: You'll receive one SIGNED Hardcover book of your choice ♥ LIMITED 7x7 PRINT ♥ One random postcard Set ($15 Value) ♥ Digital copy of BOTH books ♥ Your name in Special Thanks page IN THE BOOK! ►Please Add same shipping for Canada as well (see more detail below)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $60 or more

    146 backers

    COMPLETE LOVE SET: You'll receive BOTH Hardcover volume of SIGNED HJ-Story Series ♥ Digital copy of BOTH books ♥ Your name in Special Thanks page IN THE BOOK! ►Please Add same shipping for Canada as well (see more detail below)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $70 or more

    173 backers

    PERFECT LOVE SET: You'll receive BOTH Hardcover volume of SIGNED HJ-Story Series ♥ BOTH LIMITED 7x7 PRINT ♥ Love Everywhere postcard Set ($15 Value) ♥ Sunshine postcard Set ($15 Value)♥ Digital copies of BOTH books ♥ Your name in Special Thanks page IN THE BOOK! ►Please Add same shipping for Canada as well (see more detail below)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $100 or more

    36 backers All gone!

    COLLECTOR SKETCH SET: You'll receive a random ONE OF A KIND original 4.5"x6" pen sketch ♥ BOTH Hardcover volume of SIGNED HJ-Story Series ♥ BOTH LIMITED 7x7 PRINT ♥ Love Everywhere postcard Set ♥ Sunshine postcard Set ♥ Digital copies of BOTH books ♥ Your name in Special Thanks page IN THE BOOK! ►Please Add same shipping for Canada as well (see more detail below)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $120 or more

    65 backers

    EVERYTHING SET: Choose this set, if you don't want to think and just get one of EVERYTHING offered in the Kickstarter campaign, current (and future) stretch goal freebies and addons. (does NOT include sketch or commission) ►Price already INCLUDES shipping

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $125 or more

    50 backers

    COUPLE SET: You'll receive 2x BOTH Hardcover volume of SIGNED HJ-Story Series for you and your loved ones! (4 books total) ♥ Love Everywhere postcard Set ($15 Value) ♥ Sunshine postcard Set ($15 Value) ♥ 2x BOTH limited 7x7 HJS Print ♥ Digital copies of BOTH books ♥ You and your loved one's name together in Special Thanks page IN THE BOOK! ►Please Add same shipping for Canada as well (see more detail below)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $150 or more

    17 backers All gone!

    COLLECTOR CARICATURE SET: One digital HJ-Story style caricature base on YOUR photo ♥ ONE OF A KIND original 4.5"x6" pen sketch ♥ BOTH Hardcover volume of SIGNED HJ-Story Series ♥ BOTH LIMITED 7x7 PRINT ♥ Love Everywhere postcard Set ♥ Sunshine postcard Set ♥ Digital copies of BOTH books ♥ Your name in Special Thanks page IN THE BOOK! ►Please Add same shipping for Canada as well (see more detail below)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $180 or more

    4 backers All gone!

    COLLECTOR PAINTING SET: You'll receive an original 4.5"x5" mini HJ-Story Painting by Kate (She isn't an artist so she took time to learn to paint these 4 rare mini piece!) ♥ BOTH Hardcover volume of SIGNED HJ-Story Series ♥ Love Everywhere postcard Set ♥ Sunshine postcard Set ♥ Digital copies of BOTH books ♥ BOTH LIMITED 7x7 PRINT ♥ Your name in Special Thanks page IN THE BOOK! ►Please Add same shipping for Canada as well (see more detail below)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $250 or more

    7 backers All gone!

    *NEW* COLLECTOR COUPLE CARICATURE SET: One digital HJ-Story style caricature base on You and your partner's photo (2 Char, No background) ♥ ONE OF A KIND original 4.5"x6" pen sketch ♥ BOTH Hardcover volume of SIGNED HJ-Story Series ♥ BOTH LIMITED 7x7 PRINT ♥ Love Everywhere postcard Set ♥ Sunshine postcard Set ♥ Digital copies of BOTH books ♥ Your name in Special Thanks page IN THE BOOK! ►Please Add same shipping for Canada as well (see more detail below)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $500 or more

    6 backers All gone!

    COLLECTOR COMMISSION SET: You'll receive a custom commissioned digital artwork ♥ BOTH Hardcover volume of SIGNED HJ-Story Series ♥ Love Everywhere postcard Set ♥ Sunshine postcard Set ♥ Digital copies of BOTH books ♥ BOTH LIMITED 7x7 PRINT ♥ A random ONE OF A KIND pen sketch postcard! ♥ Your name in Special Thanks page IN THE BOOK! ►Please Add same shipping for Canada as well (see more detail below)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world

Funding period

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