RETRO VARIANT SLIP COVER - Every copy of the book will get an extra slip cover with brand new art recreating the original Chapter 1 cover art. (The cover will also be added to the PDF)
BACKER LOVE - Every backer's name will be printed on the inside of the Variant Slip Cover. Everyone who buys the book will know it was because of YOU it exists at all.
HOLOGRAPHIC COVER - The cover of the book will get an added extra holographic rainbow effect. It looks so cool!
SEQUEL GREENLIGHT - If this Kickstarter manages to earn this much money then clearly there is demand for High School Romance, and I will do High School Romance 2.
This Kickstarter is to fund the High School Romance graphic novel which collects all 7 chapters of the hit webcomic of the same name by Jin Chan Yum Wai. The book will come to a total of 224 full colour pages which includes exclusive bonus content which can only be read in the book itself such as an extra epilogue chapter, the making of and more!
WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
What if back in high school you had the guts to ask out the most popular kid at school. How would that have changed your life? How would the school react? What if they actually said YES!? The story answers those questions when Max Middles, a nobody at school asks out Candy Sweet the hottest most popular girl in school.
You can read the whole story for free on the High School Romance website here:
WHO MADE IT?
High School Romance is written and illustrated by me Jin Chan Yum Wai an Australian/Mauritian comic creator who currently lives in China. I love comics, whether it's American comics, European comics, manga, you name it, I think comics is best medium ever and there is nothing more satisfying than creating new comics. Though I have been creating comics nearly my whole life High School Romance is my first serious project, other notable works I have are Captain Human the Robot which was a comic I did with writer Ryan K Lindsay and my new upcoming ongoing series Xero: King of Thieves which is being serialised in Saturday AM.
BUT I CAN ALREADY READ IT FOR FREE?
Yes, you can. And all that stuff will always remain free. But if you would like to experience the series in the best way possible there nothing quite like reading an actual physical book in your hands or reading digital comics with super high res art. Plus you would be missing out on all the cool bonus content which you can only read in the book including an extra epilogue chapter, making of HSR and guest art gallary.
TELL ME ABOUT THE REWARDS
Ah yes. Rewards! There are a bunch of cool rewards at different price levels. Some for those who want to support, but are on a budget. Some for the more hardcore High School Romance fan. And even some for the budding creator! Hopefully you find one that suits you!
Let me go into more detail on some of the rewards:
Audio Commentary - This will be an audio podcast sent to you as an MP3. It will meaty podcast where I will go page by page giving you a unique behind the scenes look at the making of the book while giving you interesting little tidbits and trivia. This podcast will be exclusive to this Kickstarter and there are currently no plan on making it available anywhere else.
Artist Sketch - This will be a sketch done by myself on the inside cover of the book or on the first page (it's up to you). The sketch will be done with sharpie, and will be of a High School Romance character of your choice or just a random one if you can't decide.
Custom Art - This is a premium commission which I usually charge $100AUD for. It can be of any character you like (doesn't need to be from High School Romance) these are done digitally and will be sent to you as a High Res PSD or image file of your choice.
Here are some examples:
WHAT IS THE MONEY GOING TOWARDS?
CAN I READ A LITTLE RIGHT HERE?
Risks and challenges
The risks of this project are very low, the book is 100% complete, I already have a proof copy and all that needs to be done is print it in bulk. Though this is my first Kickstarter I have consulted good friends who all have had successful campaigns.
The biggest risk for this project is shipping times. Since I will be sending books internationally they may take longer than expected arriving to their destination.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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