My name is Kel McDonald. I’ve been doing comics for 7 years. My biggest project to date is Sorcery 101, which I still write and draw. I’ve also written the comics From Scratch, As We Were, and Strange Someone, and I’ve organized the comic anthology Cautionary Fables and Fairy Tales. All of these are now in print (Sorcery 101 and Cautionary Fables and Fairy Tales were funded right here on Kickstarter), but appeared online first. That brings me to my next project.
Fame and Misfortune
Fame and Misfortune will be a 80 page black and white comic. It takes place in the future and stars Rebecca, a bodyguard with supernatural powers, hired to protect a self absorbed pop princess, Mistress Lala. Freak accidents start to happen around Lala . Rebecca tries to judge between protecting her employer and figuring out what is happening with the help of a new acquaintance, Marnie. You can see the first ten pages on the first Kickstarter update.
I wanted to accomplish something when working on Fame and Misfortune. Firstly, I wanted to write something with a much faster pace and more action then I usually write. I also wanted to have an action story with a female lead, because I think the world needs more of those.
Unlike my other projects, I want to release it in print and on the web at the same time. That way if someone likes what they see, but would prefer to read it on paper rather than on a screen they won’t have much of a delay.
So that brings us to the Kickstarter. I would like $3000 to print Fame and Misfortune. It’s all scripted out and I’ve finished the first 10 pages. I plan to do 10 pages a month and will post them here so all my backers will get to be the first to read it.
$3000 is the minimum I need. As the goal gets higher I plan to make the book and incentives nicer.
At $5,000 I will make a concept art sketchbook available. - UNLOCKED CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS
At $10,000 I will get 100 limited edition hardcover copies of the book.
At $20,000 all copies of the book will be in color.
About some of the Rewards
The two past books I'm offering are my books From Scratch and As We Were/Strange Someone
From Scratch is about demon gangsters in the 20s. It's a black and white 64 page book. You'll get the print copy in the mail. You can take a peak at it by clicking here.
As We Were/Strange Someone is a double book. It's a 200 page full color book and contains two stories. As We Were is about a demon hunter looking for revenge while her sorcerer friend tries to stop it from consuming her life. You can read it here.
Strange Someone is about a romance novelist with writer's block trying to solve a supernatural mystery. It can be read here.
Currently, I have available original art for the comic. It’s 11 by 17 and comes on 500 series Bristol. Here is a picture of the cover’s original art.
Also, I am offering commissions. They will be black and white and on 11 by 17 500 series Bristol. You will receive the original art in the mail.
Thanks again for all the support!
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