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Kalie StantonBy Kalie Stanton
First created
Kalie StantonBy Kalie Stanton
First created
$5,093
pledged of $15,000pledged of $15,000 goal
99
backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, November 13 2016 4:02 PM UTC +00:00

About

Hi, I'm Kalie and it's my lifelong dream to draw comics. After many years of practicing and dreaming, I'm finally taking the plunge by starting my first webcomic, Fireborn. And with your help, I hope to... wait, this doesn’t feel right. Hang on...

Read the Fireborn webcomic at www.fireborncomic.com!

THE TEAM

The talented team behind the book:

Kalie Stanton - Creator and Illustrator
www.kaliejstanton.com
Kalie Stanton is a comic book artist living and working in Portland, Oregon. She has been drawing comics for the past 18 years in her spare time. She is the sole illustrator for the non-profit group Secret Knowledge, which helps artists create a fully sustainable life for themselves through their art. Her illustrations have been published in the novelization of the Laika animated film The Boxtrolls, as well as in a digital comic called "The Spirit of Hope," whose proceeds went to aid tsunami relief.

Chris A. Bolton - Creator and Writer
www.smashcomic.com 
Chris A. Bolton has written short fiction, stage plays, sketch comedy, and screenplays. He wrote and directed a web-series called Wage Slaves and had his first professional short story published in Portland Noir (Akashic Press, 2009). He wrote the all-ages graphic novel Smash: Trial by Fire (Candlewick Press, 2013) and is currently writing the second Smash book. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

THE BREAKDOWN

How will the Kickstarter funds be dispersed for this project?

The Breakdown
The Breakdown

Printing Cost: $3,930

The first priority is to print a hard copy of issue #1 of Fireborn for our backers and for us to sell at comic conventions.

Shipping Cost: $2,000

To ensure we get those fresh, hot comics to you while they're piping hot!

Kickstarter Fee: $750

Temporary Tattoos: $400

See the Method Actor reward tier below. Yes, you can have your very own temporary tattoos, just like the (permanent) ones on Billie's body! (Supernatural powers not included.)

Art/Writing Costs: $4,800 apiece

The remaining money goes to compensate Kalie and Chris while they work hard to bring Fireborn to vivid life.

REWARDS

Digital Native Reward
Digital Native Reward

Get a PDF copy of our first issue for your reading enjoyment! 20+ page B+W PDF

Tactile Traditionalist
Tactile Traditionalist

Get a copy of our first issue in printed and PDF format! 20 pages + softcover, 10.25 x 6.625 inches

Autograph Hunter
Autograph Hunter

 Get your printed first issue signed by the creators!

Armchair Archeologist
Armchair Archeologist

Everything from the lower tiers plus a PDF copy of The Art of Fireborn, featuring concept designs, sketches, and more!

Art Collector
Art Collector

Everything from the lower tiers plus Kalie will doodle something unique in the front cover just for you!

Method Actor: Temporary Tattoos
Method Actor: Temporary Tattoos

 

Method Actor
Method Actor

Everything from the lower tiers plus temporary tattoos just like the ones Billie has in Fireborn!

Truth Seeker
Truth Seeker

Everything from the lower tiers plus you can hang out with the creators on Skype! (They will have LOADS of cool things to say. Probably.)

Parietal Trademarker
Parietal Trademarker

Everything from the lower tiers plus Kalie will create a unique graffiti Tag for you that will appear in the Fireborn comic!

Dorian Grey
Dorian Grey

Everything from the lower tiers plus Kalie will draw you as a character in the Fireborn comic!

Risks and challenges

Since we're in the process of creating the Fireborn webcomic, there's always a bit of a learning curve while we find our footing. Everything has gone smoothly up to now, but who knows what unforeseen obstacles await? We'll do our best to keep all backers updated on our progress and make sure everyone is notified if we hit any snags in our production process.

Our plan is to bring Fireborn to the Emerald City Comic Con, where Kalie will have a table in Artist's Alley. So, we'll definitely need to have a completed first issue by February 2017 in order to sell copies of the book.

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    Plenitude of Gratitude

    We'll raise a glass in your name and toast a hearty thank-you for the support!

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    Get a PDF copy of our first issue for your reading enjoyment!
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    Get a copy of our first issue in printed and PDF format!
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    Autograph Hunter

    Get your printed first issue signed by the creators!
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    * Signed by Kalie & Chris

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    Armchair Archeologist

    Everything from the lower tiers plus a PDF copy of The Art of Fireborn featuring concept designs, sketches, and more!
    You get:
    * Digital PDF
    * Printed Book
    * Signed by Kalie & Chris
    * The Art of Book Digital PDF

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    Art Collector

    Everything from the lower tiers plus Kalie will doodle something unique in the front cover just for you!
    You get:
    * Digital PDF
    * Printed Book
    * Signed by Kalie & Chris
    * The Art of Book Digital PDF
    * Personalized Doodle Inside The Front Cover

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    Retailer

    ** For Retailers Only **

    You get five, count them, 1-2-3-4-5 printed books for the price of four.

    * 5 x Printed Book

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    Method Actor

    Everything from the lower tiers plus temporary tattoos just like the ones Billie has in Fireborn!
    You get:
    * Digital PDF
    * Printed Book
    * Signed by Kalie & Chris
    * The Art of Book Digital PDF
    * Personalized Doodle Inside The Front Cover
    * Temporary Tattoos

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    Truth Seeker

    Everything from the lower tiers plus you can hang out with the creators on Skype! (They will have LOADS of cool things to say. Probably.)
    You get:
    * Digital PDF
    * Printed Book
    * Signed by Kalie & Chris
    * The Art of Book Digital PDF
    * Personalized Doodle Inside The Front Cover
    * Temporary Tattoos
    * Skype Date

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    Parietal Trademarker

    Everything from the lower tiers plus Kalie will create a unique graffiti Tag for you that will appear in the Fireborn comic!
    You get:
    * Digital PDF
    * Printed Book
    * Signed by Kalie & Chris
    * The Art of Book Digital PDF
    * Personalized Doodle Inside The Front Cover
    * Temporary Tattoos
    * Skype Date
    * Your Own Personalized Tag + Framed Print of The Panel Your Tag Appears In

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    Dorian Grey

    Everything from the lower tiers plus Kalie will draw you as a character in the Fireborn comic!
    You get:
    * Digital PDF
    * Printed Book
    * Signed by Kalie & Chris
    * The Art of Book Digital PDF
    * Personalized Doodle Inside The Front Cover
    * Temporary Tattoos
    * Skype Date
    * Your Likeness Immortalized In a Character + Framed Print of The Panel Your Character Appears In

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    One of a Kind

    Everything from the lower tiers plus the one of a kind, original illustration of the Kickstarter Poster!
    You get:
    * Digital PDF
    * Printed Book
    * Signed by Kalie & Chris
    * The Art of Book Digital PDF
    * Personalized Doodle Inside The Front Cover
    * Temporary Tattoos
    * Skype Date
    * Your Likeness Immortalized In a Character + Framed Print of The Panel Your Character Appears In
    * ORIGINAL Art of the Kickstarter Poster

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Funding period

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