EDIT: Funded! THANKS EVERYONE!
Also, new posters are available. Scroll down to the bottom or check out this update!
REACHED! $9,000: Free Bookmark to all pledges $20+
Concept art coming soon!
REACHED! $10,000—Text-based game to explore the Game’s tutorial!
Don't know what this means? Read this update! (scroll down to the $10,000 part)
REACHED! $12,000 – Buttons and Custom Trading Cards are available!
$14,000 – PDF Short Story Comic of Annie!
Available to all backers! Backers will get to choose what part of L.i.F.e. they want to see Annie explore.
Welcome to my Kickstarter!
Updating twice a week for 3 years now, my webcomic "Not A Villain" seeks to expand itself into another printed book!
What's It About?
"Not A Villain" is set in a post-apocalyptic world where L.i.F.e., a hastily constructed virtual reality, is what most people have left to interact with others and earn money for supplies. Like everyone else, Kleya is trying to rebuild her shattered life and get into the Game, the main source of entertainment and escapism. Alas, she has a few secrets that would be deadly if they ever got out…
You can read the story from the beginning at navcomic.com!
Like Book 1, Book 2 will be a perfect-bound softcover with 144 pages with touched-up art. But the fun part with this book is that it contains all three settings of the story and their corresponding art styles.
There's the simple art style of L.i.F.e., the virtual reality everyone uses:
As well as the more complex art style of the Game, the main escapism for people.
And then there's Reality with its more realistic and gritty art style:
Book 2 will have 144 full color pages collected in a perfect-bound softcover book. It collects pages 131 to 259 plus a bunch of extras like turn-arounds and concept sketches of the new outfits and a short story. I aim to print 1,000 copies.
Including shipping and Kickstarter fees and taxes, I'll need $8,000 to pull this off. And that's where you come in!
They're listed on the right! Please check them all out and, when you're ready, click on the one you want and follow the instructions. You can only pick one so choose wisely!
Note: Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing platform. If we reach the goal, your credit cards will be charged when this campaign finishes. If we don't reach the goal when the campaign finishes, then all pledges will be cancelled and there will be no Book 2. Sniff!
This is the wallpaper that will be offered:
All rewards $10 and up will get the digital package (the wallpaper and PDF versions of Book 1&2) if wanted.
This is the exclusive Kickstarter-only print:
You can also add other posters!
For those that are already getting the Kickstarter Exclusive poster, you can add up to two more posters for $10 each.
If you are not getting the Kickstarter Exclusive, but want one of these new posters, the first one will be $15. The second will be $10 and the third is $10 as well.
Basically, 1 poster is $15, 2 posters are $25, and 3 posters are $35. If you want 4 or more, then you'll just start the process over. Internationals, please add $5 for the first poster to help pay for shipping!
For those that aren't used to Kickstater, all you do is simply bump your pledge up (by clicking the 'Manage your pledge' button) and add the extra amount you want. When I send out the surveys to collect the information I need from you, that's when I'll find out which extra posters you wanted.
For all rewards over $100, if you want Book 1 to be included, simply add $20 to your pledge.
Be A Blob reward: I'll be replacing most of the current blobs in the story with colored people. You can have YOUR likeness be one of them by choosing this reward. Please note: Your likeness will be adjusted to fit the limitations of L.i.F.e. (ie: everyone is in their 20s and is the same height and skin color).
The $50 Video Sketch reward: Like you see in the movie, I'll record me digitally drawing a sketch of your choice of one of my characters (please no pornographic material. I have final say of what I'm willing to draw) and will send you the sped up video (but with no music). I can change the color to your favorite pastel color, though! (or use just plain white). The printed piece will be 5X7.
The $200 Video Sketch reward: Pretty much the above except it can be any character of mine or of your own (please no copyrighted or pornographic material. I have final say of what I'm willing to draw). It will also be digitally inked and colored (LiFe or Game style; no Reality style). I can record the inking and coloring of the piece and include it with the sketch video if wanted. The printed piece will be 6X9.
Book 3 related rewards: Be a background character in an upcoming Reality scene (which will end up in Book 3)! That's the more realistic art style. Also, the setting is post-apocalyptic so you won't look like you're walking down a red carpet. But hey! You survived an apocalypse! That's a plus.
Everything else should be self-explanatory. However, if you have any questions, please feel free to message me (click the 'contact me' link in the little bio box above the rewards)!
And last but not least:
Also, the background music in the movie was provided by Audionautix. Everything else was done by me.
Risks and challenges
This will be my third time printing a book so I have a good idea of what I'm doing. The book is practically done; I just need to finish up the extras included at the back.
The only real issues are unforeseen problems such as delays with the printer. I'll keep everyone up to date as much as possible, just like last time.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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