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We're creating an interactive multi-media graphic novel about West African Magical Girls (and a guy)!
We're creating an interactive multi-media graphic novel about West African Magical Girls (and a guy)!
We're creating an interactive multi-media graphic novel about West African Magical Girls (and a guy)!
519 backers pledged $18,762 to help bring this project to life.

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Adorned by Chi: The Graphic Novel

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Working cover art by Tiana Mone'e!

 Adorned by Chi is a nerdy lifestyle brand for misfits & magical girls that's been featured on outlets like Buzzfeed, Nylon, Afropunk and more! We've been making anime inspired gear for a while, but after introducing our own unique characters with great success, we've decided to expand their stories and offer a unique take on the magical girl genre that we love so much- we're setting the story in Nigeria, with Igbo mythology weaved in as our inspiration! 

We could just drop these characters on social media like we've been doing, but instead we've weaved a tale in the form of a 9 issue 100+ page graphic novel/comic series that spans from the beginning of time to the near future. We've called on the talents of our favorite illustrators, animators, and musicians to create a one-of-a-kind multi-media experience and now we're calling on you to help make this happen!

Read on to learn more about the story, the creatives behind the project, and why we need your help!

Short Synopsis: When an ancient apocalyptic beast (the Nothing) is awakened and threatens humanity, five Nigerian students must embrace their magic, put their differences aside, and band together to defeat him. 

Print by Alana Ladson Art

Each magical girl/guy will get animated transformation sequences brought to life by the talented Brittney Galloway. Check out the rough animation of Chiamaka's transformation- it's epic already! The final product will be totally magical!

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 Videos will include music from Eman the Heartbreak, Momo Pixel, & Krystal Gem. Check out Momo's original song "In My Dreams" that she created for us..it's dreamy, right?

Things like animation, music production, and book printing aren't cheap, and we're committed to paying our creatives a fair rate! Kickstarter allows us to pay the people making magic happen.

Reaching our goal would allow us to get the highest quality content out as fast as possible, whereas a self funded project could take an eternity.

So far we have paid for these things out of pocket:

  • 1 animated video
  • 1 original song
  • Variant cover artwork

We still need to:

  • Pay our comic artist
  • Pay for at least 3 more animated videos
  • Pay for at least 2 more original songs
  • Pay our book printer

 In order to ensure our book's quality we will be using Print Ninja to create our graphic novel.

Money raised will also go towards Kickstarter fees, credit card processing fees, and taxes on funds!

If we reach our goal and all goes as planned the whole book should be complete by next April and ready to ship by June of 2019! Until then, every few months we will be releasing one of the 9 issues that make up the book in digital form to backers!

If we are blessed to surpass our goal we'll be able to make our book even more awesome!

✧✧✧ $20,000 ✧✧✧ LOCKED

If we reach $20,000 we'll be able to add one more animated video and one more awesome original song!

✧✧✧ $25,000 ✧✧✧ LOCKED

If we reach $25,000 we can get an awesome interactive website made by professionals to house our videos.

We'll add more tiers as needed.

Risks and challenges

While we have loads of experience producing and shipping items, we've never created a physical book. However we have already found a reputable manufacturer who is highly professional and we have high hopes that all will be well!

The book is already planned and issue one is written and currently being illustrated. We may have delays in production depending on each contributing artist...but we're working with some super awesome professional creatives so we're not worried!

Depending on how many books we end up selling, shipping could take awhile..however if it gets out of hand we will be hiring extra hands!

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    Chi's Thanks!

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    Chiamaka's Gift!

    Get a phone wallpaper of Chiamaka in her magical girl gear designed by Tiana Mone'e!

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    Be Adorned...

    You'll get a phone wallpaper and the pdf version of the book once it is completed in it's entirety.

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    Chi Loves You!

    You'll get the wallpaper, PDF version of the book, AND the soft cover graphic novel.

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    Gogo's Joy

    You'll get the wallpaper, PDF version of the book, AND the soft cover graphic novel along with each of the nine issues that make up the book sent to you as they're completed.

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    • Nine Issue Release
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    Emeka's Pride

    Get everything listed above PLUS an exclusive pin, a print from either Alana Ladson or Tiana Mone'e, and a Chi Chi sticker sheet

    Includes:
    • Adorned by Chi Enamel Pin
    • Chi Chi Sticker Sheet
    • Graphic Novel PDF
    • Magical Black Girl Print
    • Nine Issue Release
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    Signed, Sealed, Delivered

    Everything listed above plus the book signed by the author Jacque Aye!

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    • Adorned by Chi Enamel Pin
    • Author's Signature!
    • Chi Chi Sticker Sheet
    • Graphic Novel PDF
    • Magical Black Girl Print
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    5x Bundle!

    Need more than one book?

    Get 5 copies of the softcover book at a lower bundled cost. You'll also get a print by Alana Ladson, exclusive pin, the pdf version of the book along with each issue delivered via email as it is completed.

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    • Adorned by Chi Enamel Pin
    • Magical Black Girl Print
    • Nine Issue Release
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    Enter the world!

    Become a background character in the book! Plus get all the other goodies listed above and your name added to our thank you page!

    Includes:
    • Adorned by Chi Enamel Pin
    • Author's Signature!
    • Chi Chi Sticker Sheet
    • Graphic Novel PDF
    • Magical Black Girl Print
    • Nine Issue Release
    • Phone wallpaper
    • The Soft Cover Graphic Novel
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    Talk to the creator!

    30 minute video chat with Jacque Aye!- Creator of Adorned by Chi + all the goodies listed above (including becoming a character) and your name added to our thank you page!

    Includes:
    • Adorned by Chi Enamel Pin
    • Author's Signature!
    • Chi Chi Sticker Sheet
    • Graphic Novel PDF
    • Magical Black Girl Print
    • Nine Issue Release
    • Phone wallpaper
    • The Soft Cover Graphic Novel
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