About this project
'FIGHT!' is a zine project which invites artists to create their own original female fighting game character. Each artist draws their character either facing left/right and these fighters are paired up throughout the book using spreads to create versus match illustrations which mimic fighting games.
The zine has 36 artists contributing and will be 44 pages in total. The zine itself is full colour and measures 10" by 8". Round 1 is the first book in a series of 3; Round 1, Round 2 and Final Round.
I've always really loved the character and environment design that came with fighting games. Some of my personal favourites are Marvel VS Capcom 2, Soul Calibur II, Darkstalkers, Battle Arena Toshiden 2, Street Fighter 2, Mortal Kombat and Guilty Gear. I was inspired to do the project by games like these and my love of tough female characters. All of the art for the book is fantastic and showcases a variety of female characters, each totally original with their own origin story to be included in the index at the back of the zine.
In the past, I curated the Moon Power! zine, a Sailor Moon art + comics fanzine. I was also the editor of the Friendship Edition Anthology, a zine which collected art from everybody in the FE Collective, including myself. I also publish my own comics such as my title, 'Magical Beatdown.'
Here is our outstanding list of artists contributing to FIGHT!
Caitlin Rose Boyle!
Patrick Carson Sparrow!
Kevin Jay Stanton!
This campaign also aims to have all of our artists paid either through honorarium or books. Each artist was given a choice of either receiving 10 books free or a $150 honorarium. (Each book is priced at $15 each, so it works out to the same amount.) The money that you decide to back this project with goes to supporting these talented artists.
Here is a breakdown of the costs for reaching our goal:
You'll receive a PDF of the FIGHT! zine!
Your choice of sticker set! Each of these sets are exclusive to the Kickstarter campaign. The Brawler stickers measure about 3.5" tall by 3.25" inches wide. The power-up stickers measures about 2.5" by 2.5".
(If you'd like both sticker sets, just add an extra $5 to your tier selection!)
$20 AND UP
For backing this Kickstarter campaign at the $20 level and above, you'll receive a copy of FIGHT! Round 1.
$30 AND UP
At the $30 level and above, you can get a copy of the zine and your choice of one of the two sticker sets above!
At the $40 level, you can get a copy of the zine and you choose a print from the options below! Some of these prints are in a limited quanity, such as Babs Tarr's piece. Make sure you select the specific reward tier for a special print if this is the case.
One of our contributors, Michael Bukowski, has also offered up 2 of his amazing pieces of art as prints! You can choose to receive a copy of his 'Hecate' print or 'Circle' print!
Alan Brown has also kindly donated one of his pieces of art as a print to the campaign! You can get a print of this painting of his Doom Division bike squad!
There are also exclusive prints available only to the Kickstarter campaign, such as these prints by Joanna Krotka and myself!
If you would like more than one print, add an extra $5 to your donation to
receive 2 instead!
$50 AND UP
At the $50 level and up, you can get a copy of the zine, your choice of sticker set and your choice of print!
There is also a limited edition of this special set of prints by Alan Brown available at the $50 level! There are only 5 sets available, so make sure you select the correct reward tier to secure this amazing deal!
I will be adding more prints as rewards as the campaign continues, so make sure to check back!
$60 AND UP
At the $60 reward tier level and up, you can receive a copy of the zine, your choice of sticker set, your choice of the above prints and a limited edition screen-print designed by myself and Trevor Henderson which will measure 9" by 12"! We're still working away on this so stay tuned, we'll be sure to have it up for viewing this week!
$100 AND UP
At the $100 level, you can receive the zine, your choice of stickers, your choice of any print (including the screen-print option) and an original watercolour commission by me! Below is a sample painting of one of the coolest gaming ladies. (This is not a painting that is for sale, just a sample of one of my watercolour paintings.)
At the $200 level, you will receive a copy of the zine, your choice of sticker set, your choice of any print and the original artwork by Alan Brown for FIGHT! Alan Brown has very generously agreed to offer his original painting of his fighter as an incentive for this campaign! This painting is gorgeous, I would snag it up if I were you!
I'll be updating this campaign with more rewards as the campaign progresses, so I hope you'll be checking back in!
What will you do with the money raised over your goal?
Any money that is raised over our fundraising goal will be given to our artists!
Thank you so much for checking out the kickstarter for FIGHT! and I hope you'll support this amazing project. Please share this project with your friends on social media and help us get funded!
Risks and challenges
I have experience editing and printing zines so I am aware of the obstacles and issues that can arise. This Kickstarter is working as a pre-order where the books will be printed depending on the successful completion of the Kickstarter. I am optimistic about being able to get the majority of the rewards out in a fashion that matches the timeline I've promised due to the limited number of reward items and the fast turnaround time for these items. The reward tiers that involve custom art are scheduled to arrive by September, so that I have the time during the summer to complete them all.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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