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This is the print edition of my webcomic, Halfsoul, a web comic focusing on trauma and recovery in a fantasy setting
This is the print edition of my webcomic, Halfsoul, a web comic focusing on trauma and recovery in a fantasy setting
111 backers pledged CA$ 7,325 to help bring this project to life.

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THANK YOU EVERYONE WHO HELPED TO GET THIS TO HAPPEN! I'm so grateful for everyone and their support!

-With much love,

Kelly

This is for the print edition of Halfsoul, a webcomic that has been updating for the last year and half. This will be part 1 out of 4!

Set in a world where it's possible to trade half of your soul for the power to grant your wish, those who do, Halfsouls are seen as scums for elimination. Following the journey of four halfsoul hunters, with their own personal and questionable histories with Halfsoul, what appears to be black and white becomes a story of vulnerability, mental illness and recovery.

You can check out the web-comic here: tapas.io/series/Half-Soul

For this print run, it will 500 copies of around 200 pages in black and white, with foil stamped color cover. In addition, a kickstarter exclusive bonus story will also be printed about the origin story of one of characters, J'ias. This bonus story will be 24 pages, black and white done with brush work.

SInce I don't have the comic made, here's a sample of a different ink comic I made
SInce I don't have the comic made, here's a sample of a different ink comic I made

In addition the following will also be made available:

Mini prints:

If you chose this reward, a survey will be sent at the end with all the possible choices to chose from. All mini prints are 4" by 6".

Here are the choices:

Original sketches:

Original sketches will be 5.5 by 7, done in ink brush with possible spot color.

Here is an example of what to expect:

Limited edition etchings:

The limited edition etchings have already been made. There are 6 different images and there is an edition of ten for each.

These are printed on arches printmaking paper with archival ink.

Add ons:

Add ons are only available for the mini prints and the bonus story. To order an add on, add the additional amount to your pledge and I'll send you a survey later for you to fill in. 

Ji'as bonus story: add 12

Mini prints: add 1.50 for each

Another (max 6) copy of Halfsoul: $20 each and add another $5(US) or $8(CAD) for shipping. This is not possible for international shipping, sorry.

Note for the early bird special:

I'm unable to directly change it on the reward descriptions, but if you select the early bird special, you will have the option of picking between the mini-prints or a pdf of the bonus story.

Fees breakdown:

Accountability is important.  Here is what the 7000$ will be used for

 Timeline:

If this kickstarter is funded: 2-3 months finishing comic and bonus chapter pdf rewards will be send soon after. The rest of the rewards will be sent once I have received the books off the press. I'm not entirely sure when I will receive the books and be able to send them off, but it should not be after the end of this year. That being said, if there are unexpected surprises, hopefully, it will not be soon after that.

Risks and challenges

This is my first kickstarter, and while this is a huge project to undertake for the first time, I'm going to give it my all. Risks and challenges include:

Shipping: I do not have much experience shipping but I will ensure that I do the proper research and make sure everything will be properly packed.

Completion: I am confident in my ability to complete the work but it is understandable that those who don't know me could be unsure.

Currently I have finished 2/3 chapters, and having just graduated I will be able devote my time fully on finishing the last chapter as well as the bonus story. My estimation is that it will take from 2 to 3 months for completion. I will update everyone with the progress as I go. I also update on Tapas every week (note: Tapas will update slower than my work pace)

Printing: I have printed books on my own before, so I am familiar with the process. In addition, I am ordering a proof before I print the run to ensure quality.

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    Pledge CA$ 5 or more About $4

    Mini prints

    A pack of all 4 mini prints

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    Pledge CA$ 8 or more About $6

    J'ias orgin story (PDF)

    for your online viewing pleasure:
    It will be in high resloution

    Includes:
    • PDF of bonus story
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    Pledge CA$ 12 or more About $9

    J'ias orgin story (printed)

    Read his plight inked onto paper:
    black and white, 24 pages
    Color cover

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    • Printed bonus story
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    The early bird gets the worm

    This is the early bird edition. I will stamp and sign all copies pledged in the first week. I'll also throw in some mini prints... because why not?

    Includes:
    • Softcover Halfsoul comic!
    • mini print
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    Pledge CA$ 20 or more About $15

    Halfsoul comic!

    This is it! The book!
    -softcover
    -color and foil stamped cover
    -mostly black and white insides

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    • Softcover Halfsoul comic!
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    Pledge CA$ 30 or more About $23

    Halfsoul comic + J'ias comic

    Includes:
    • Softcover Halfsoul comic!
    • Printed bonus story
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    Pledge CA$ 45 or more About $35

    Halfsoul comic + orginal art!

    orginal art:
    5.5" by 7
    ink

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    • Softcover Halfsoul comic!
    • orginal art
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    Pledge CA$ 45 or more About $35

    Halfsoul comic + 1 etching

    The etching shipped to you will be randomly assigned.

    Includes:
    • Softcover Halfsoul comic!
    • Etching
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    Pledge CA$ 100 or more About $77

    Halfsoul comic + J'ias + 3 etchings

    Halfsoul comic will be signed and stamped.
    You will be able to pick which etchins you want.

    Includes:
    • Softcover Halfsoul comic!
    • Printed bonus story
    • Etching
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    Pledge CA$ 100 or more About $77

    Halfsoul and 1 page comic

    I will draw a one page comic for you! It's up to you to decide what you want me to draw and I will send you a high res file to you in the end in addition to your copy of the comic.

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    • Softcover Halfsoul comic!
    • Commisioned comic
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    Pledge CA$ 150 or more About $116

    The almost ultimate pack

    I thank you for picking this pledge

    Includes:
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    • Printed bonus story
    • Etching
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    Pledge CA$ 160 or more About $124

    The ulimate pack

    You are the greatest!

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    • Etching
    • orginal art
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Funding period

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