Love! Love! Fighting!: Breaking Bad Cycles and Finding Love
A comic about a kindhearted introvert’s struggle with the guilt and anger stemming from her dysfunctional relationship with her family.
S-Morishita Studio is raising funds to reprint the third volume of this beautiful family drama webcomic Love! Love! Fighting! Which can be read free online here.
“They want her to smile but ignore her tears.”
Because of the of the hurt and pain caused by her family Oriana builds up a wall inside her heart. She shuts herself in to stop feeling the pain and shuts everything else out.
The problem is how long can you ignore a wound before it starts to festers?
Will she be able to find the courage to let down her defense to open her heart again?
Or will she give in to the pain and shut out love for good.
Love! Love! Fighting! is available to read online. You can read the story as it is now on my website s-morishitastudio.com
This kickstarter is to cover the cost of a paperback book reprint for the 3rd volume of my comic series Love! Love! Fighting! On top of that it will also cover the kickstarted fee, card processing fees, as well as shipping and handling.
Volume 3 is a fully finished 5.50"x7.75", 84-page, graphic novella.
I have been posting Love! Love! Fighting! as a free weekly updated webcomic since 2012, and the response has been so overwhelmingly heartwarming.
I'm so touched by the heartwarming messages I've received about how much my readers relate to Oriana and her struggles and the encouragement they receive from it.
Despite the pervious print campaign being unable to reach it's goal; thanks to the help from my readers and patreon supporters I was able to muster up enough to fund a mini print run.
Now that the book's are out of stock more of my readers have reach out to me asking when Volume 3 will be back in stock.
My goal is to do another small print run to restock the online store and also bring this story to share at comic conventions.
My name is Sharean Morishita and I have been producing comics since 2010. Along side creating comics full time and posting weekly webcomic updates I also carry the responsibility of homeschooling my 3 children. So I am no stranger to keeping to a strict schedule and managing my time wisely.
Where does this story stem from?
This story is a shadow of my own personal struggle and testament of finding my own identity. How I learned that there was a different between selfishness and self-love. How I learned that self-neglect is also wrong. I grew up learning that you must always give and be available to others, not to neglect the ones you love with your own selfishness.
By the time I started working on this story I was already battling with sever depression, self-hate and low self esteem. I couldn’t go on living like this but when I talked to others around me I had a hard time putting what I was going through in words so clear communication was difficult.
So instead I turned to my art and decided to draw out my thoughts even if I couldn’t find the right words. Sometimes you know something hurts but you don’t know how to explain where so you just have to point to it. That’s what this comic was for me and in doing this comic I was able to visually examine and dismantle my own toxic, dysfunctional patterns.
Here are a list of the rewards you can choose from to help support the printing of the book.
School Memories is a special One-shot stand alone story about an apathetic, prankster named Colton and his lesson on empathy from a adorkable curly haired girl named Echo~
Here is a tiny preview below:
- Due to international shipping cost being so high I am only able to offer signed copies of the Omnibus book for domestic (US) orders.
If we reach $6,000 I'd love to produce another story that focuses on the struggle Oriana and Jae-hwa face in the industry as introverts; While also solidifying their blooming relationship ;D
Risks and challenges
Love! Love! Fighting! Vol. 3 is fully Finished! All that's left is to pay for the print order from the printers and wait for the book to be printed and shipped out to you.
I will be using the same printing company that has printed and delivered all the previous volumes of Love! Love! Fighting! Since my printers will be handling all the shipping of the orders there is a chance that the shipping and delivery date might be delayed due to fluctuation of other business orders that are coming in at that time.
Orders that need to be signed will have a longer wait period because instead of shipping directly from the printers to you like the other reward tiers, the signed copies will need to be shipped to me from the printers and I will sign them and then ship them out individually to all the backers with in that reward tier.
As with any print run project, there is a chance of delay for presenting the final product. The date for delivery of all backer rewards is an estimated date for printing, backer reports filled out and sent back and shipping from the printers.
I will stay consistent in keeping all backers updated on progress of the project and any delays as that may arise.
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