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It's Macross x Almost Famous! "Cloverlines" is a rockin' comic (with real music!) about an indie band's meteoric rise to galactic fame!
17 backers pledged £208 to help bring this project to life.

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updated as of 9 October 2018!
updated as of 9 October 2018!

CLOVERLINES is a science-fantasy musical webcomic that publishes on Tapas and LINE Webtoons Discover

We, supported by the Webcomic Hub!, are here to crowdfund the first print run of our comic, available EXCLUSIVELY through Kickstarter!

The proceeds will be used to print and deliver the comic and the additional rewards as well as to fund the continuing production of Cloverlines stories!

*clears throat*

"Come to Earth!" they said, "Make your rockstar dreams come true!" they said.  

When spacer-hick/guitarist-wannabe Yuuki got mugged of his luggage upon landing on Tokyo Interplanetary Spaceport, it seemed like he hit rock bottom. 

However, a chance encounter with an Earth Idol(?) might save his dreams after all!  Or will she make it a bonafide nightmare?? 

Come and find out in CLOVERLINES #1: 1st Live on Earth!

Cloverlines #1 Cover! The book will have 40 pages full-color and it's size will be 6.43" x 10.5" (approx 16 cm x 26 cm)! [note: Indonesian backers of this book will get the book at B5 size, 17 cm x 25 cm]
Cloverlines #1 Cover! The book will have 40 pages full-color and it's size will be 6.43" x 10.5" (approx 16 cm x 26 cm)! [note: Indonesian backers of this book will get the book at B5 size, 17 cm x 25 cm]

Okay, keep in mind what Cloverlines' overall deal is laid out in the logline at the head of this campaign page, the blurb, however, is what is specifically covered in Cloverlines #1: 1st Live on Earth!

Yeah for sure! Check out these pure art samples from inside the book!

Welcome to the rest of your life, Yuuki.
Welcome to the rest of your life, Yuuki.
Fateful encounter...
Fateful encounter...
Break a leg, my guy, you know what? Break two!
Break a leg, my guy, you know what? Break two!

You can also get these cool art-prints of the main characters of the book at the higher pledge levels! Get a loadda this!  

You can get Aimi or Yuuki but...WHY NOT BOTH?! :D
You can get Aimi or Yuuki but...WHY NOT BOTH?! :D

The art prints will be the same size as the physical comic page dimentions!

There's a deceptively a bunch of work that we need to do to make a webcomic fit for print.

It includes proofreading, editing the story itself to fit for print, reformating of text and dialog for the print size of the comic, making sure the colors will show correctly, layouting the book itself, etc.

Check out this example we did from the original webcomic release and its printed form!

As you can see, the editing of the fonts and general layout change the reading experience for the better. We did this with most of the pages in Cloverlines #1! It's a lot of work, but it's worth it to give you something you can be proud of!

Tl;dr its £8 if you want the full-color 40-page 6.43" x 10.5" (approx 16 cm x 26 cm) physical book!

£1 (1.51$) gets you a wallpaper and our gratitude!

£4 (5.25$) gets you a .pdf for the comic, while for £7 (9.19$) you will also get the Cloverlines 12-song album.

Again, £8 (10$) gets you the actual physical book (and also previous digital rewards.)

£13 (17$) gets you the physical book and a choice between the Aimi or Yuuki art print. Pay £16 (21$) if you want both art prints!

£32 (42$) gets you a discord call with Wednesday Ash, Cloverlines project lead, where he can consult you on your current writing endeavors.

£48 (63$) gets you 8 copies of the book, this tier is meant for comic book retailers wanting to stock Cloverlines #1 in their store. This tier does not include any other physical or digital rewards. You just get 8 books.

£96 (126$) gets you an autographed copy of Cloverlines #1 by Wednesday Ash as well as all previous rewards, including the call with Wednesday Ash!

All of the values above do not include shipping for physical rewards, you will be prompted to add the appropriate shipping costs as you pledge. 

Keep in mind, neither Kickstarter or This Campaign account for Value Added Tax (VAT) for the countries that have them. 

So you might have additional fees if you live in a country with a VAT policy in place.

[this section was updated on 9th October 2018!]

Yeah, well...considering this is our first Kickstarter, we'd like to be conservative with our stretch goals.  

£306 / 400$ / CLOVERLINES WILL UPDATE 3x a WEEK IN NOVEMBER!

So Cloverlines by default updates 1-2x a week depending on the webcomic's finances. But I we reach this stretch goal, we can afford to update 3x a week in November 2018! Yay more Cloverlines!

£459 / 600$ / CLOVERLINES WILL UPDATE 3x a WEEK IN DECEMBER ALSO!

Yep that's right! If we reach this stretch goal we will update Cloverlines 3x a week through December! Yay for longer!

£612 / 800$ UPGRADE EVERY PHYSICAL COPY!

We will upgrade the covers of all copies of Cloverlines #1 from 80# Glossy Text Stock (it's okay) to UV coated 10pt Cardstock (it's way better)!

£764 / 1000$ / NEW CLOVERLINES SONG!

This stretch will have us to make a brand new CLOVERLINES song free for all backers! AAAA!

Yeah, actually all pledges for the physical book will also get the first CLOVERLINES album "meGumi: a tone poem" as a digital download through Bandcamp! You can also listen to CLOVERLINES on Spotify!

"meGumi: a tone poem" album cover! All pledges that grant the physical copy of Cloverlines #1 get's this album as a digital download!
"meGumi: a tone poem" album cover! All pledges that grant the physical copy of Cloverlines #1 get's this album as a digital download!

Take a listen to the full version of "POP! Revolution" the song featured in the Kickstarter video for this campaign! You can download "POP! Revolution" it for free using the little player below! Enjoy!

"POP! Revolution" by Cloverlines

To simulate Aimi's vocals, we use a program called Megpoid English, of which GUMI is it's main mascot representation, yeah.

Maybe in the future, if we have the budget, we'll use a real singer but today...is not that day.

Someday tho maybe!

That's fair! Introducing...

SOCHIMA "NEN" NWOBIA is the owner and admin of Webcomics Hub, a discord based server for lovers of webcomics. He is also the writer of the webcomic "Val". Nen is based in London, England. Nen is serving as producer on the CLOVERLINES project.  

WEDNESDAY ASH is a comics book creator based in Jakarta, Indonesia and has written and produced the comics "Kat Story", Entytas, The Animator and of course CLOVERLINES! Ash is the project lead and head writer of the CLOVERLINES project. Ash also produces all the music in the Cloverlines project.

ASTERIESLING is a graphic designer and illustrator based in Jakarta, Indonesia and she serves as CLOVERLINES character designer. 

NACHOCOBANA is an illustrator based in Kediri, Indonesia and he is the lead artist on CLOVERLINES.

Oh my! Be our guest! Thank you very much reader <3 You can also join the #cloverpeople discord to discuss Cloverlines with fellow fans and other backers!

Right.

Actually, this question actually is intertwined with the next topics which are...

Risks and challenges

Our most basic goal in making this Kickstarter is to deliver physical copies of CLOVERLINES to the people who want them anywhere in the world with as low risk as possible.

Pessimist that Ash was, he thought that was an impossibility, the challenges of coordinating printing for quality and worldwide shipping would take too many resources from what was important: creating a well-written, well-illustrated comic.

In that we have succeeded, we have independently kept Cloverlines going for the past year without compromise to the content.

But what was impossible is now extremely feasible after we found Ka-Blam Digital Printing (see the end for more information). The gist of it is, they take care of all printing and worldwide fulfillment.

This was music to Ash's ears, and we can finally start printing real comics!

Which brings us to our goal...

Ka-Blam Digital Printing is so well established that they are willing to do print runs of one copy. (Yeah just the one copy!) Which brings down the goal of this Kickstarter all the way down to literally 1 GBP.

Now, we didn't want the sensational 1 GBP goal to overshadow what the campaign was about, so we settled it at the goal we have currently and it's still as risk-free a comics Kickstarter can be.

Production wise, all the art assets are done. All the layout work for the book is done. Again, we are using Ka-Blam Digital Printing for both printing and fulfillment of which they have delivered for countless other recent comics Kickstarter campaigns.

After we get the funds, this is all the work that we need to do:

1. Receive the money from Kickstarter after their fees (this takes up to 21 business days),
2. Contact Ka-Blam Digital Printing and give them the information and funds they need to print and fulfill.
3. Deliver digital rewards to backers within two weeks of the campaign
4. Standby for backers with inquiries about their pledge until every pledge is fulfilled

Obviously, you can't reduce risk to absolute zero, but we are ready for almost any contingency that might happen during and after this Kickstarter campaign.

Now, to learn more about Ka-Blam Digital Printing check this link out!
http://ka-blam.com/main/about/

They are legit.

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    Pledge £1 or more About US$ 1.27

    WALLPAPER GET! (+DISCORD ROLE!)

    Thank you for wishing the project well!

    Get the 1080p Cloverlines wallpaper with 5 variations based on your desktop icon placing preferences! Wow!

    Also get a special "Backer" discord role for the #cloverpeople discord server!

    Includes:
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    DIGITAL COPY GET!

    Get the digital copy of Cloverlines #1 and a 1080p Cloverlines wallpaper after your pledge has been processed!

    Includes:
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    DIGITAL COPY GET! (+12-SONG ALBUM!)

    Get the digital copy of Cloverlines #1, a digital copy of the 12-song Cloverlines album "meGumi: a tone poem" and a 1080p Cloverlines wallpaper after your pledge has been processed!

    Includes:
    • Cloverlines #1 PDF Copy
    • "meGumi: a tone poem" 12-song Cloverlines album download
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    EARLY BIRD PHYSICAL COPY GET!

    Be an early bird and pledge less for the physical copy!

    You will get the physical 40-page comic as well as all previous tiers digital rewards after your pledge has been processed!

    VAT NOTE: Pledge does not cover any potential VAT (Value Added Tax) payments if your country has them.

    Includes:
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    PHYSICAL COPY GET!

    Get the physical 40-page comic as well as all previous tiers digital rewards after your pledge has been processed!

    VAT NOTE: Pledge does not cover any potential VAT (Value Added Tax) payments if your country has them.

    Includes:
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    • Cloverlines #1 PDF Copy
    • "meGumi: a tone poem" 12-song Cloverlines album download
    • 1080p Wallpaper +5 Variations to Suit Your Icon Placing Needs
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    YUUKI FAN (YUUKI ART PRINT GET!)

    Can't get enough of that long, red lushious hair? Get a Yuuki art print!

    This on top of your comic and digital goods!

    Also get a special red "Yuuki Fan" role for the #cloverpeople discord server!

    Includes:
    • Cloverlines #1 Physical Copy
    • Cloverlines #1 PDF Copy
    • Yuuki Art Print Mini-Poster
    • "meGumi: a tone poem" 12-song Cloverlines album download
    • 1080p Wallpaper +5 Variations to Suit Your Icon Placing Needs
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    AIMI STAN (AIMI ART PRINT GET!)

    Or are you a total Aimi Stan?! Get her instead!

    Also on top of your comic and digital goods!

    Also get a special aqua-blue "Aimi Stan" role for the #cloverpeople discord server!

    Includes:
    • Cloverlines #1 Physical Copy
    • Cloverlines #1 PDF Copy
    • Aimi Art Print Mini-Poster
    • "meGumi: a tone poem" 12-song Cloverlines album download
    • 1080p Wallpaper +5 Variations to Suit Your Icon Placing Needs
    • "Backer" Role on the #cloverpeople Discord Server
    • "Aimi Stan" Role on the #cloverpeople Discord Server
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    EARLY BIRD YUUKI/AIMI BOTH PRINT GET!

    Want both art prints AND you are early??

    This is the tier for you!

    Naturally on top of your comic and digital goods!

    Get both special red "Yuuki Fan" and aqua-blue "Aimi Stan" role for the #cloverpeople discord server!

    Includes:
    • Cloverlines #1 Physical Copy
    • Cloverlines #1 PDF Copy
    • Aimi Art Print Mini-Poster
    • Yuuki Art Print Mini-Poster
    • "meGumi: a tone poem" 12-song Cloverlines album download
    • 1080p Wallpaper +5 Variations to Suit Your Icon Placing Needs
    • "Backer" Role on the #cloverpeople Discord Server
    • "Aimi Stan" Role on the #cloverpeople Discord Server
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    Pledge £16 or more About $20

    YUUKI/AIMI 4EVA (BOTH ART PRINT GET!)

    Can't bear to see them apart?! Get both!

    Naturally on top of your comic and digital goods!

    Get both special red "Yuuki Fan" and aqua-blue "Aimi Stan" role for the #cloverpeople discord server!

    Includes:
    • Cloverlines #1 Physical Copy
    • Cloverlines #1 PDF Copy
    • Aimi Art Print Mini-Poster
    • Yuuki Art Print Mini-Poster
    • "meGumi: a tone poem" 12-song Cloverlines album download
    • 1080p Wallpaper +5 Variations to Suit Your Icon Placing Needs
    • "Backer" Role on the #cloverpeople Discord Server
    • "Aimi Stan" Role on the #cloverpeople Discord Server
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    Pledge £32 or more About $41

    HAVE ASH CONSULT ON YOUR WRITING

    Working on a writing project? Have Ash help you conceptualize and plan your piece in a 30-minute discord call!

    He can help whether your are working on a comic, a novel, a piece of non-fiction and even journalism.

    Get the (writing) help you need!

    This is on top of all physical and digital rewards mentioned in previous tiers.

    Includes:
    • Cloverlines #1 Physical Copy
    • Cloverlines #1 PDF Copy
    • Aimi Art Print Mini-Poster
    • Yuuki Art Print Mini-Poster
    • "meGumi: a tone poem" 12-song Cloverlines album download
    • 1080p Wallpaper +5 Variations to Suit Your Icon Placing Needs
    • 30-Min Discord Call with Scroll Down Comics Writer Wednesday Ash
    • "Backer" Role on the #cloverpeople Discord Server
    • "Aimi Stan" Role on the #cloverpeople Discord Server
    • "Yuuki Fan" Role on the #cloverpeople Discord Server
    • Your Name Credited in the Book
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    Pledge £48 or more About $61

    8-PACK FOR US COMIC BOOK RETAILERS

    USA only offer for comic book retailers!

    Get 8 copies of Cloverlines #1 at retailer prices!

    Includes:
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    Pledge £96 or more About $122

    AUTOGRAPH COLLECTOR

    Get the cover for Cloverlines #1 signed by Cloverlines project lead Wednesday Ash! He has a pretty signature!

    Includes:
    • Cloverlines #1 Signed Physical Copy
    • Cloverlines #1 PDF Copy
    • Aimi Art Print Mini-Poster
    • Yuuki Art Print Mini-Poster
    • "meGumi: a tone poem" 12-song Cloverlines album download
    • 1080p Wallpaper +5 Variations to Suit Your Icon Placing Needs
    • "Backer" Role on the #cloverpeople Discord Server
    • "Aimi Stan" Role on the #cloverpeople Discord Server
    • "Yuuki Fan" Role on the #cloverpeople Discord Server
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    • Your Name Credited in the Book
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Funding period

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