Hello, all! Welcome to the final week of the kickstarter!! I've added a new tier for this week, Pretty Little Things, which includes cute acrylic charms of your choice!! Please scroll down to "Rewards" to check them out!
Bleeding Heart is a 28-page short paperback comic of a young man named Henry, a scientist-in-training who one night encounters an injured werewolf collapsed on his doorstep. Against the protestations of his long-suffering friend Robert, Henry decides to take the wolf inside and try to heal it.
Should he succeed, he will gain a strange new friend and a healthy sense of self worth- but not without cost. When a human lets his soul get tangled up in the spirit of the woods . . . bad things happen.
Bleeding heart is a standalone story, but it is also part of a much larger story-verse called The Glass Scientists, a tale of mad scientists and high society and a guy with a really intense identity crisis. I plan to release The Glass Scientists as a webcomic that will be available for everyone, but since it’s an awfully long story, I wanted to start things off with an exclusive stand-alone comic.
Bleeding Heart, which will be available only in print, will give readers a full story in a nice physical (or digital) book to hold in their hands. Or their computers! I would really love to do something special for this comic. For that, I need your help!
Hi! I’m Sabrina Cotugno, and I write and draw stories. Presently I work as a storyboard artist on the show Gravity Falls. I went to school at Calarts, where I made short films including Kagemono, Paraphernalia, and Night Parade, which you can watch in the links below. Bleeding Heart is my latest original story.
This kickstarter serves as a pre-order service for Bleeding Heart- as a book or digital PDF- but backers may also receive goodies such as:
-FINAL WEEK SPECIAL!! Pretty Little Things: Choose your own cute 1.5" acrylic charms! In your backer survey (sent out after the end of the campaign) please indicate whether you would like A) TWO Glass Scientists keychain charms, B) one Bleeding Heart necklace, or C) one pair of beaker earrings
Note: All designs can be made into keychain charms!
-An exclusive Kickstarter print by guest artist Dana Guerrieri (quillery)
-black and white OR color commissions
-Copies of my two previous artbooks, which feature work from The Glass Scientists, my student films, as well as fanart and little mini stories.
-A cameo appearance in the first chapters of The Glass Scientists, and your book will come with an original design by me of you (or your original character, if you like) as a scientist, a street urchin, a hoity-toity Victorian party guest, or a roguish lady thief!
If we can raise enough money, I will be able to make the book double fantastic with like a fancy cover, textured cover stock finishing, and gold foil highlights. This could make the book prints themselves into physical works of art.
-1400$ - GOLD LEAF COVER HIGHLIGHTS -UNLOCKED!!!
-1800$ - FOUR PAGES BONUS CONTENT -UNLOCKED!!!
-2200$ - UPGRADE TO OFFSET PRINT EDITION! -UNLOCKED!!!
-2800$ - BONUS PRINT WITH ALL TIERS 40$ AND UP! - UNLOCKED!!!
-4500$ - FIFTEEN PAGES OF (THE UPCOMING WEBCOMIC) THE GLASS SCIENTISTS WILL BE IN COLOR!! UNLOCKED!!!
-7000$ - THE FULL FIRST CHAPTER OF (THE UPCOMING WEBCOMIC) THE GLASS SCIENTISTS WILL BE IN COLOR! UNLOCKED!!
-9000$ - BLEEDING HEART BUTTON FOR ALL TIERS 25+! UNLOCKED!!!
-13000$ - MATTE VARNISH ON COVER! UNLOCKED!!!
-18000$ - THE FULL TWO CHAPTERS OF (THE UPCOMING WEBCOMIC) THE GLASS SCIENTISTS WILL BE IN COLOR!
-22000$ - A SECOND BLEEDING HEART BUTTON FOR ALL TIERS 25+!
Okay guys, I have officially run out of stretch goal ideas! If you would like to suggest one, please leave your idea in the comments! Thanks :)
ADD-ONS: If you would like to build your own customized reward tier, please look through these Add-Ons below. Include the designated amount with your original pledge, then specify your add-on reward when surveys are handed out at the end of the campaign!
4$ - ONE KEYCHAIN CHARM
-6$ - AN ADDITIONAL HARD COPY OF BLEEDING HEART
7$- CHOICE OF: TWO KEYCHAIN CHARMS/ONE NECKLACE/ONE PAIR OF EARRINGS
-12$ AN ADDITIONAL SIGNED COPY OF BLEEDING HEART
-14$ - ONE COPY OF EITHER OF MY SKETCHBOOKS
-27$ - ONE COPY OF BOTH OF MY SKETCHBOOKS
-5$ A PERSONALIZED THANK YOU NOTE WITH MYSTERY QUOTE
-2$ STICKER SET
-3$ BOOKMARK (OR 2 for 4$)
-6$ MINI PRINT SET
(Music credit to: TeknoAXE)
Risks and challenges
The comic itself is all but finished- I only need to finish a few layout tweaks- so the only potential risk is delays or errors in printing and shipping. In any event, I do need these books to be printed before I attend APE in October, which will keep printing times strictly on schedule.
I have sold my two first sketchbooks online before and have always kept a prompt 1-2 day turnaround time. Punctuality is very important to me!
- (30 days)