About this project
What is the funding for?
Tabby is a graphic novel project I've been working on for quite a while. This Kickstarter is to fund the 1st print run and share this story with everyone! (All pages are now pencilled and inked and ready to go.) Tabby is an all ages graphic novel just over 60 pages in length!
Who is Tabby?
Tabby is a happy and carefree cat living with his family in your typical neighborhood. His only concern is where he can get his next fish snack!
What is Tabby about?
Tabby's idyllic world changes when another family of cats move in and Tabby is forced to defend his territory. To make things more complicated, Tabby Jr falls in love with a kitten from the other family!
I love cats! The internet loves cats! It was also a great way to tell a story with very little dialogue. The story is told with amazing sequential artwork by the artist P.R. Dedelis.
The printed version will have a beautiful coloured cover and back with the internals in glorious Black & White artwork. The completed book will be over 60 pages which might grow depending on how well this Kickstarter goes! (Would love to include rough sketches, sample plots etc. as extras.)
All the pages have been inked and waiting to be printed! Sample inked pages show exactly what you will be getting. There's excitement and action on every page! (You can get more copies of the printed version for only $15 a copy. All print copies can be signed. You can request a personal message as well!)
Each graphic novel is :
- 260mm x 170mm (slightly smaller than A4)
- Cover - 250gsm Gloss Celloglazing
- Internal - 150gsm
- Perfect Bound
What does the artwork look like?
As mentioned, ALL pages have been pencilled and inked. Everything is ready to go for printing! Only the final lettering needs to be added.
The next 3 pages are a showcase on what to expect in this graphic novel. Tabby Jr and Cait (a kitten from the other family of cats) are working together to get some fish. Tabby Jr distracts the fishmonger while Cait sneaks behind to steal a snack!
You want more sample artwork? Here's a collection of pages from the graphic novel. The artwork is key in telling the story.
If you want to see the rough sketches check out http://www.sigmatestudio.com
What are the rewards?
There is no shipping charge for Australia and ONLY $5 shipping for any international destination.
There are some amazing rewards on offer for supporting Tabby! Up for offer on the initial tiers are the PDF copy of Tabby and the printed copy of Tabby and A4 Poster of Tabby and the gang (Limited Edition of 250 ONLY)!
The entire 250 limited edition run of the posters currently guarded by a purple minion.
Note : You can add on $15 for each additional copy of Tabby OR $8 for each additional copy of the A4 poster you want! There will only be 250 copies of the A4 Tabby Poster. This poster will be a limited edition.
The middle tier of rewards is ORIGINAL artwork! That's right, original artwork that you can keep and frame to display forever. Each sketch will be a UNIQUE work of art where no 2 sketches will be the same! You have a choice between :
- Tabby Sketch
- Detailed Tabby Sketch
- Tabby Sketch with you included as part of the sketch!
The high tier of rewards includes the original artwork but allow you the unique opportunity to be part of the story. There are a few blank spots in the pages where you will have your likeness drawn in as a BACKGROUND character. The final top end reward is something special . . you get to NAME one of the cats.
- Appear as a background character (3 ONLY)
- Name A Cat (1 ONLY)
Note : I will work with the backer who wins the naming rights to one of the cats. I reserve the right to refuse any name that is unsuitable or offensive.
Summary of the Rewards
$99 and $149 Rewards have now SOLD OUT. Thanks for the backers who have snapped those ones up!
SOLD OUT - BLACK WIDOW (ONLY 1 available)
A NEW Reward level have been added 1 printed copy of Tabby, 1 A4 Poster (Limited Edition of 250 ONLY) and the Black Widow Sketch!!
NEW REWARD Level - Original Art Lovers!
A NEW Reward level have been added for those who LOVE original artwork. Get 3 COPIES (Yes 3 COPIES!) of ORIGINAL commissioned artwork along with a printed copy of Tabby.
Pick any commission you want. It's all up to you!
- Want to have Tabby have tea with the Hulk? Sure!
- Want to have Tabby hang out with Spider-Man? Sure!
- Want to have Tabby chill with Batman? Sure!
Note : No unsuitable or offensive commission requests will be accepted.
NEW REWARD Level - Honour Page!
A NEW Reward level have been added for to be included in an honour page at the end of Tabby. Your likeness and name will be on this HONOUR PAGE. There will be 9 sketches and names on 1 page. 3 slots has been reserved but the remaining 6 will be available on this reward level.
Reward - Tabby Sketch
Reward - Detailed Tabby sketch
Reward - Original artwork of YOU and Tabby!
Reward - Be a character in Tabby!
What if I want more?
You can add on the below : (All original artwork will be a one of a kind piece!)
- $8 for each extra copy of A4 Poster of Tabby and the gang (Limited edition of 250 ONLY)
- $15 for each extra copy of printed Tabby graphic novel
- $30 for each extra Tabby sketch (original artwork)
- $40 for each extra Tabby detailed sketch (original sketch)
- $50 for each extra Tabby photo sketch (original sketch)
What's the schedule?
All pages have been pencilled and inked! Everything is ready to go. The final funding from Kickstarter is to cover the printing costs. The current schedule will be get printed copies (and rewards!) shipped by the end of February 2015.
WALL OF FAME page on http://sigmatestudio.com/wall-of-fame/ where all backers will have their names permanently on the website.
EXTRA PAGES - All copies will Tabby (both printed and PDF) will now have an additional 4 pages of rough sketches and production notes.
TABBY PROLOGUE - Extra 3 page Tabby prologue to be included in the PDF and printed version.
Tabby & Cait A4 Print - All pledges over $23 will receive this awesome A4 Print of Tabby Junior and Cait by Voon Ann Chong! Printed on nice cardstock and limited to ONLY 250 copies!
Risks and challenges
There is a very low risk associated with the project since all the pages have now been inked. When this Kickstarter is finished, the final lettering will be completed. (One lucky backer's reward will be the opportunity to name one of the cats!) After that, it will be completing the Rewards original sketches to be done while Tabby is being printed.
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