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!
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!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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