Hi! I'm Cassandra Calin. I'm a cartoonist, illustrator, and graphic designer based in Montreal, Canada. Alongside my studies, I work on illustrations and a web-comic series in which I share everyday life and personal experiences, and since 2014 I've enjoyed sharing them on my various social media pages such as: Instagram, Facebook, and at www.cassandracalin.com. I'm so grateful for all the fans who follow my content – the community is amazing – and now, I'd like to give something back!
I've often been asked if I could publish a book of my work, and I'm very excited that with the help of 3dtotal publishing and Kickstarter, I might be able to do just that! Guys, I present to you... "Still Just Kidding".
And… the best thing about launching the book via Kickstarter is that it gives us the chance to reward backers by offering freebies in addition to the book, in the form of stretch goals! Not least of which is a "Still Just Kidding" card game based around some of my comics and created exclusively for this campaign.
We also have other goodies up for grabs such as a beanie, and a set of greetings cards that I have designed myself; plus a limited amount of signed and numbered copies. More information can be found further down this page.
The 168 page, hardback book will take a look behind the scenes of my comics and other illustrations; my creative journey, and where I get my inspiration from. It will also include some of my very first comics that I designed with my childhood friends! My artwork has definitely evolved over the years, but my love of comics has remained.
The book will also feature insights into the development of my main character and how I portray different emotions through various expressions and poses. I definitely put elements of myself in the character!
As well as including my journey as a comic artist, the book will also feature a number of the comics from my series, covering topics such as: Health and Lifestyle, Adulting, and My Love Life – including a collection of new comics that I haven’t shared before!
I've been working on this project for a while, and all of the content within the book is written and illustrated by myself, and if this project funds, I hope you will enjoy reading the book as much as I had fun experiencing and creating it!
Please note that some comics may contain "adult" themes!
Here are the tiers available. As I mentioned we wanted to offer you some exciting extras so you can find out a bit more about the cat desk calendar and beanie hat below!
SIGNED AND NUMBERED COPIES In return for supporting this project, I will be offering 1000 signed and numbered, first edition copies spread across a few of the tiers. Get in quick for these!
CAT DESK CALENDAR Also available on many tiers (including one on its own, without the book, for just £10), you can receive a cat desk calendar that I have designed, which has a different cat for every month, and will include a set of stickers to accessorize them!
BEANIE And, after many requests from my followers, it has been my pleasure to design a version of the NO. beanie that my character is wearing in my current social media profile pic. It will be available in three different colors too: black, bright red and yellow.
Please note that all designs are still to be confirmed.
COMIC COMMISSION I am also excited to offer the chance for four people to star in their very own comic drawn by me! Get in quick if you would like to feature in one as there are only four slots available.
All I will need after the Kickstarter campaign will be your photo and a few ideas of what you would like to include in the comic, and I will send you a high-resolution image of your comic for you to share! This will be administrated by 3dtotalpublishing, and they will get in touch at the end of the campaign. A schedule will be arranged for the delivery of your unique comic after the completion of the Kickstarter.
GREETINGS CARDS For an additional pledge of £10 (GBP) you will receive a pack of twelve of my own design, greetings cards. There are four different options to send to your friends and loved ones, covering more than one occasion. Cards will be left blank for your own personal message.
Kickstarter gives us a special opportunity to thank those who support the campaign, by adding exclusive stretch goals. The more the campaign funds, the more unique items we can give the backers! Back tier 2 or above and you will receive all the stretch goals that are unlocked!
When I started drawing comics with my friends at the age of fifteen, I had no idea it would turn into what it has, and I'm so grateful to have a supportive fan base who love the comics I produce.
I would also like to say thank you to all those who have helped and supported me, so far, at 3dtotal Publishing. Now all I need is some help from you wonderful people to make this dream a reality! I hope you will consider backing this project!
Cassandra Calin x
3dtotal Publishing is able to ship worldwide and will send out the book and any additional items in an exclusive to Kickstarter backers, “Cassandra Calin, International Mailing Carton”.
Kickstarter can calculate your shipping costs, you just need to select your favorite pledge option and your location. All shipping will be untracked. If you require a tracked solution for your rewards, please message us or email: email@example.com and we’ll provide a shipping quote.
All rewards will be sent out at the same time (both signed and unsigned). However, if there is a very high number of backers, please keep in mind that it will take us a few days to work our way through packaging all the rewards. 3dtotal Publishing has a fulfillment company lined up to do this as quickly as possible, so once dispatched, rewards should reach you within 10-15 working days.
Unforeseen delays that are out of our control can occur during delivery, so please allow an additional two weeks before checking up on your package. We will be doing our best to make sure everything gets to you on time!
In the event of lost orders in the mail, we will offer to resend the order once for free, or alternatively, you will have the option of a refund. Please note that we can only re-ship an order once if it is lost. If the second parcel is lost, we will not be able to offer a refund.
Risks and challenges
This is my first book so putting everything together in this way has been a new experience for me. One of the hardest things is deciding which comics to go in! I've been working closely with 3dtotal to ensure we bring you the right balance of content presented in the best way possible. I'm really happy with how the book is looking so far (and hope you guys will be too!) so the challenges to come are making sure we produce and deliver everything to backers on time. We've selected an expert printer to work with and a fulfilment company 3dtotal Publishing has an established relationship with, so everything is in place as much as possible to ensure smooth production and delivery.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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