Autobiographical comics and travel journals have captured my interest over the years. It was my intention to document my own adventure someday. After plunging into my first missions trip to Mexico last summer, I have put together an account all my own. I Don’t Wanna Puke in Tijuana is a 32-page memoir reconciling my travel anxieties and feelings of inadequacy while serving a community in a foreign country.
This short story will be produced using risograph printing, an alternative printing method that emulates the unique qualities of screen printing.
Digital downloads can be read on tablets and mobile devices. Available in the original black and white format. Link to downloadable PDF will be provided.
Here it is—the real deal! This 32-page comic is printed with risograph equipment—this traditional process makes each copy visually unique! You will receive the printed book in the mail and a link to downloadable PDF.
By giving extra, you’ll get a little extra. Your additional support will go towards my 2019 Tijuana trip. Let me honor your contribution by crediting your name in the back of the book! You can see your name in the printed book and downloadable PDF that you will receive.
What a pal! You are now an accomplice in this adventure, so it’s time for me to draw YOU! Scrapbook this digital snapshot of the two of us together. You will receive the printed book in the mail and a link to downloadable PDF--the digital postcard will be emailed to you as well.
I've already put together a pretty sweet comic for you all, but there are some ways to make the book even better. Here are some "bells and whistles" to add if we raise $1,200:
- Upgrade to print on French Speckletone paper
- Wider selection of inks to choose from
- Bonus pages (original sketchbook pages, additional illustrations)
- More durable book cover
*The book will still be printed and distributed if the stretch goal is not met.
Risks and challenges
The comic is complete, the printing costs are all priced out— are there any risks and challenges? Very few. Navigating Kickstarter and risograph printing are both new experiences for me. Any foreseeable snafus will be due to my beginner’s status, but I am confident in my plans.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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