We are at 100%!!! Thank you all so much.
We're going to work to make this the best book we possibly can! I am pleased to introduce our STRETCH GOALS:
My name is Taylor C., and I write and draw a comic called Monsterkind. The comic has been running since Summer of 2012, and it updates twice a week. I'm now ready to debut the story in book form. However, I'm going to need some help to accomplish that goal!
Monsterkind is a story about humans and monsters living in a country wrought with inequality and segregation. Monsters get treated as second class citizens, and aren't allowed into certain parts of the country- especially those inhabited by wealthier humans.
The story follows Wallace Foster, a young, bright-eyed human social worker from District A, who has his entire world view rocked when he gets transferred out of the comfort of his human-only district to work with the monsters of District C.
Along the way he meets many friendly, colorful monsters, and he quickly begins to realize that monsters are not as bad as everyone's led him to believe.
Monsterkind Book One will be available in softcover as well as a limited edition hardcover version. The books are around 160 full-color pages, and will include bonus material such as extra comics and concept art.
The book will also feature guest illustrations by some really talented people!
Check out their work if you haven't already:
Available as a softcover, limited edition hardcover, or both! Some tiers even offer a signed and sketched bookplate sticker as well!
Mini Print Set:
This postcard-sized (4" x 6") print set features three different prints of our four main characters: Wallace, Kip, Molly, and Roy!
Your Name in the Comic:
At the $125 pledge level, your name will become an actual part of Monsterkind canon! Whether it be a billboard, a poster, a shop name, a book, etc. I will insert your name somewhere into the world our heroes inhabit!
Digital Monsterkind Commission:
At the $200 pledge level you'll receive a full body, full-color, simple background digital commission of any Monsterkind character of your choosing.
Physical Monsterkind Commission:
At the $225 pledge level you can get an inked and limited colored drawing of any Monsterkind character of your choosing!
Note: This commission is inked and colored traditionally with pen and marker. It is a physical reward.
You in the Comic!
Do you dream of being a comic character? If so, this tier is for you. At the $300 pledge level you get to become a self insert into the canon of Monsterkind! I'll draw your likeness as a character. You might even get to laugh at Kip. Who knows?
That's all there is to it! Thanks for reading!
Music by: William Ascenzo
Risks and challenges
One of the biggest challenges for this project is getting all the pages formatted correctly for printing. Luckily I have editors working with me to help put the .pdf together and make sure everything is in place way ahead of printing time.
Another risk and challenge is that Monsterkind will be printed overseas which gives potential for all sorts of problems and mishaps- shipping and reward fulfillment being one of them.
Due to my heavy schedule this year on top of a big move on the horizon, getting out backer rewards would be near impossible for me alone. Luckily, I'm working together with Breadpig and Amplifier to help with reward fulfillment if the Kickstarter is successfully funded.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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