This comic strives to portray a simple more innocent time. Remember back to when you were a child how time just went slower as you watched the trees rustle in the wind.
Aya is a young girl living with her wild brother Devin. She loves interacting with nature and relaxing, while he loves creating mischief and chaos.
This Place Called Nowhere follows their humorous encounters with this world. Nowhere is a character in itself, actually it is the star of the story as much as either sibling is. The animals, the trees and swamps, and the gentle breeze all serve to build this place of safety. A place that feels like a dream.
My name is Ben and I've been drawing and writing webcomics for over 2 years now. I've learned a lot, but I've never been happy with my own artistic ability, so I have brought on a friend to do the artwork, while I write. Laura is an amazing artist and you can see more of her work at http://bluecorvid.com/
You can check out the first page of the comic at http://thisplacecallednowhere.com/
The money raised here will go to paying the comics artist for additional pages. If successful this campaign will raise enough for 5 finished pages. Any money made over the 300$ will go towards the cost of future pages.
I am introducing a stretch goal. If the Kickstarter reaches 500$ I will include an additional reward. Everybody that donates at LEAST 20$ will receive a simple little sketch by Laura and a sticker.
Reaching the stretch goal will also pay for the illustrating of 3 additional pages.
Risks and challenges
My goal with this Kickstarter is to finance enough pages that I can build the site a large fanbase. My other comics already have about 300 to 400 regular readers, and I hope they will migrate over to this new comic. I also will be heavily advertising it through Project Wonderful and other services. I hope that this running start will get the comic to a place that it can be self sufficient between the Patreon donations, and advertising revenue.
There is a chance that the comic will not receive the traffic I am hoping it will generate and if so I will have to fund future pages out of my own pocket, meaning it may drop down to a single page updating a month. That is the biggest challenge on my end. I already have many pages written so writers block won't be an issue till a long way down the road.
On the artists side Laura, like everybody, is a busy person with other obligations and she may find it hard to meet the pace that I hope to set on this comic. I have less ability than her but if it becomes too much for her I can offer up my own ability to lighten the workload by doing some of the colors or shadows.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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