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The second chapter of an ongoing comic about sad boys, video games, unrequited love and comic conventions.
The second chapter of an ongoing comic about sad boys, video games, unrequited love and comic conventions.
18 backers pledged £229 to help bring this project to life.

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This Kickstarter is to fund the physical print of the second chapter of the ongoing webcomic Time and Distance by CJ Barrett and Toria McCallum. 

So what is Time and Distance? 

Time and Distance is the story of Eddie Powell, a teenage dork into video games and other nerd stuff. 

On a trip with his friend Mark to a comic convention. Eddie has a chance encounter with a girl who completely kicks his ass in fighting games and starts crushing hard on her. 

Jack and Eddie hangin' out
Jack and Eddie hangin' out

Chapter two follows Eddie after his encounter with the girl (Jack) several months on. Summer has set in, post-con blues is strong and with it comes the ennui of nothing to do. 

some samples from different pages of Chapter 2
some samples from different pages of Chapter 2

Wait who are you again? 

CJ and Toria at Thought Bubble 2017
CJ and Toria at Thought Bubble 2017

We are CJ and Toria, a comic creating duo. CJ does the writing stuff and Toria does the art stuff. We've been creating comics for well over 5 years - with Time and Distance being our longest running project. While we've both backed a multitude of kickstarters over the years, this will be the first one we will have made and we hope this one is at least somewhat a success!

Why Kickstarter and Why £150?

£150 is simply to cover printing costs of the comic book itself. We hope to print about 100 copies of the comic to distribute at conventions in the UK as well as potentially sell online. 

The comic will be printed in A5 size (148mm x 210mm) in black and white and feature a lovely glossy colour 150gsm cover. 

Having previously attempted to pay for printing of 400 copies of different comics, as well as paying for transport, convention invoices and other things. I am aware about how much the cost is financially. This is the main reason I have turned to Kickstarter for printing funding. 

!!! REWARDS !!!

I have a multitude of different rewards available to backers including but not limited to: 

£2 You'll receive a digital PDF of the comic along with a digital thank you card for being awesome! 

£4 PDF BUNDLE!
You'll get both the first and second chapter of Time and Distance and the digital thank you card mentioned above! 

£5 The Actual comic! You'll receive the physical copy of Time and Distance Chapter 2 and a physical thank you card! 

£9 The Story so far. 
You'll receive both physical copies of Time and Distance 1 and 2 as well as a thank you card! 

£13 Placeholders 
You'll get both chapters 1 and 2 as physical copies with Time and Distance themed bookmarks (Designs coming soon) so you'll never lose your place while you read them.

£20 THE WHOLE SHEBANG 
You'll get everything listed previously along with an A5 colour sketch of whatever your hearts content! (Can be either digital or traditional) 

For more examples of Toria's work please see the creator Bio for external links.
For more examples of Toria's work please see the creator Bio for external links.

!!! Stretch Goals !!!

£200 A RESPECTFUL STRETCH - REACHED!

If we reach £200 we'll add in a digital or traditional Time and Distance themed print for all backers!  

£300 DOUBLE DOWN

If we double the amount asked for I'll be able to include some Time and Distance badge designs as well as a Time and Distance print for everyone buying the physical copy of the comic/comic bundle. 

£500 S-SENSEI PLS! 

If we manage to break £500 I will personally create a mini yaoi doujinshi of our main boys Eddie and Mark which will be included in both digital and physical releases of the comic. 

Thank you for taking the time to read our Kickstarter and consider supporting this, our first ever kickstarter project!

Risks and challenges

As this is my first kickstarter project the biggest risk is my inexperience in running a crowdfunding campaign, however after talking with multiple people who've each ran their own successful campaigns I feel confident that I know what to do when it comes to running a crowdfunding campaign.

This chapter of the comic is on track to being completely finished by the end of May and since I aim to have the book printed by the end of August at the latest. As such there is very little risk with completing the comic itself or the rewards in time to ship them out. I have successfully completed and printed 3 books previously, so the risk of this not being finished are very small.

There are potential risks with shipping physical rewards as depending where in the world people are backing from delivery times may take longer than usual.

Of course one of the biggest risks is that we do not meet our funding goal. Should this happen, the comic will still be printed and offered to any backers for sale through our etsy page.

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    Pledge £2 or more About US$ 2.55

    PDF + Thanks!

    PDF copy of chapter 2, including the front/back cover and an exclusive extra page not available in the online version!

    And a small digital thank you card! : )

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    PDF Bundle!

    A PDF version of chapters 1 and 2 of Time and Distance.
    And of course a little digital thank you card! :)

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    The Comic Itself

    The real actual physical copy of Time and Distance chapter 2 that you can hold in your actual human hands.

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    The Story so Far...

    Catch up on Eddie and Mark's misadventures with printed copies of chapters 1 and 2 sent straight to you.

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    The first two issues of Time and Distance and and two Time and Distance themed bookmarks

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    The whole shebang!

    Everything in the previous tiers and an A5 colour sketch of whatever your heart desires (Time and Distance themed or otherwise!)

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