The paypal store is now open! Here you can buy any tier that was on the kickstarter using Paypal. All stretch goal rewards count for these items.Shipping has been edited on there for our Canadian friends, so if you want to switch you can (though the extra money from shipping does count towards the final stretch goal and is greatly appreciated! So keep that in mind!) It will be open until July 8th.
UPDATE 1 - We hit our goal!!!
UPDATE 4 - Second to last stretch goal reached!
I will add an extra, making of art section at the end of the book, a solid amount of pages full of sketches, ideas, old and new artwork, potential character and environment designs, and scribblings. I will also post a tutorial/video of my process permanently on the website so no one will ever ever ever have to ask me how I paint ever again. All backers 20$ and up get a special antique finish pin, showing you backed the very first kickstarter!
Thanks guys!! Lets see if we can make the final goal!!
Ava's Demon is my ongoing science fiction and fantasy, multimedia webcomic about a girl named Ava and the demon haunting her.
Well...ok...it's a bit more complicated than that. The demon might just be the ghost of an alien queen, Wrathia, seeking revenge on the one that destroyed her empire, a god-like figure named Titan. The story follows Ava as she makes her way across the universe, teaming up with the demon haunting her on a quest for revenge, while fighting her own inner demons along the way. I've been working on this story for quite some time...so this book is only the beginning! And I'm very excited to be able to share it with this project!!
The goal of my kickstarter is to raise 12k to publish at least 2000 copies of a 9''x 9'' hardcover, first edition book with the first 500 panels of this story for all the fans! It will be approximately 150-200 pages, 2 panels per page, in full color with broken down frames of all three chapter animations. If stretch goals are met, art and making of sections will be added to the back of the book!
All tiers $250 and above will have the back cover variant "PACT MAKER", with an official seal proving your dedication to my comic and will ONLY be printed for this kickstarter!
Also available to certain tiers are to-scale replicas of Ava's Heart Key: 3D printed in solid bronze-plated steel on a wearable leather necklace with a clasp.
Available to a lower tier is a plastic replica on the same type of necklace.
Nifty art rewards are being designed by myself and a few other official Ava's Demon artists!!
Available to higher tiers are sketches and portraits painted by myself!
And at the $5000 dollar tier you get a statue of Ava, sculpted and 3d printed in gold-plated steel.
Looks like a bunch of the stretch goals are locked?!?!
I will be able to DEDICATE ALL OF MY TIME TO AVA'S DEMON! I'll be able to update twice a week starting January 2014, Mondays and Thursdays. Some future animations will be partially 3D animated by myself. I will also be able to work full time on bringing you guys art, contests, better merchandise, convention visits, basically all the things that aren't possible for me right now because of situations in my life that are tying me down.
Aside from all that, you will also get an ocean of tears that unicorns will emerge from because I will cry massive amounts of magical tears for eternity out of the joy and happiness that reaching this stretch goal will bless me with.
After all, I've estimated my comic to be about 7000+ panels long, so I've gotta get cracking!!
A special thanks to the official Ava's Demon musicians and artists!:
Dana Guerrieri for her art prints! Dana is currently a student at Art Center College of Design in California, previously an animation student at the School of Visual Arts. You can also follow her on tumblr!
Gabriella Rossetti is also a student currently attending Art Center College of Design in California! You can follow her on tumblr!
Elsiane's Stephane and Elsieanne for giving me the rights to use "Time For Us" in the End of Chapter One animation.
Frank Haught for his song in The Pact animation.
Will "Wellmanicuredman" Ascenzo for his song "The Demon" used in The Plan animation.
Hey everyone, I'm Michelle Czajkowski and I graduated from the School of Visual Arts in 2011, interned at Pixar, work at Dreamworks, and I'm trying to start a brand new chapter in my life through telling stories and making art. You can find out more about me on my linked in page or the official tumblr blog for the comic! Please feel free to ask me any questions about the work!
Risks and challenges
The biggest challenge will be shipping out all your books to you, it's not a light book!! I've done my best to make it as special as possible and I want the presentation to be spectacular, I will be working extra hard making sure these books are packaged and shipped to you as timely and as beautifully as possible.
A hiccup that could occur: books could be shipped to me damaged since accidents happen, but I would only need to get the damaged ones replaced and shipped out as fast as possible.
Another challenge will also be updating consistently while working on all these neat rewards for you guys, hopefully I will stay on schedule!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Sorry but these are for this kickstarter only! I might sell the art prints if I have any left over, but the keys are preorder.
They will be broken down into panels and/or full pages!
Yeah I know :( The book is gonna be hardcover, fairly large, and heavy!!! Not to mention the size of the package I'll need to put it in.
If there are copies left over I will be selling them. If not I will probably make a cheaper softcover version to sell online in the next year or so.
Fear not! At some point during or after the kickstarter I will be making a paypal pledge page!
A whole 3 inches ;)
Since I will be opening paypal a little later, I suggest buying duplicates of whatever you want through there and I will combine them into your pledge.
No! Sorry! The Red Key and Book tier is the only tier where you can get both!
No, sorry! The 50k stretch goal implies that there is already room in the packaging of the book to fit the extra prizes. The key tiers have much smaller shipping packages.
I'm going to make the regular art prints about 9'' on the short sides. I'm going to TRY to double the size for tiers 150$ and up, it will depend on how I figure out packaging for them.
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