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A comic about a boy and a girl who meet and become friends but one of them has a dark secret.
143 backers pledged CA$ 6,492 to help bring this project to life.

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Wax & Wane is my first narrative comic, and very special to me, as it's the first long form comic I completed after many failed attempts.

The finished book will be 56 pages in full glorious colour and perfect bound.

Wax and Wane is the story of a blossoming friendship between two misfits, Darcy and Attic. Their friendship is put on the line when a dark secret comes to light.

Kelly started drawing Wax and Wane back in 2012. It's a comic about friendship, courage, and repressed blood lust, an adolescent love story with a hint of supernatural. So far it has gotten very positive feedback from readers online and we are eager to complete the story and show it to the world in physical form.

You may know Kelly Bastow on Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram (and Deviantart) as Moosekleenex. Kelly is an illustrator and comic creator who is best known for her beautiful ink and watercolour paintings  of landscapes and body positivity. This is the first graphic novel that Kelly wrote and illustrated and it is very dear to her heart.

Caitlin Major is a comic creator and illustrator best known for her webcomic Manfried the Man. She provided the colours for Wax and Wane. Caitlin and her partner Matthew Hoddy have previous ran successful Kickstarter campaigns to print comics Space Pyrates and The Saga of Metalbeard. They are providing advice and support to the Kickstarter campaign.

The money raised through Kickstarter will be used for:

- Printing the Wax and Wane book.

- Printing other rewards e.g. Giclee art prints.

- Shipping and packaging costs

- Producing video rewards

- Kickstarter fees/taxes/uncaptures pledges etc.

 A handy visualisation of the rewards!

 

 

This is a very simple project. We are utilizing Kickstarter to raise funds to cover the costs associated with printing and shipping the book, as well as shipping prints and other rewards for the contributors.

The book is basically finished and the pages have been colored by Caitlin Major. We have an established replationship with our printer and can guarantee the quality and delivery of the printed books. As for other rewards including art prints and original artwork, Kelly has many years of experience selling original artwork and high quality art prints through her Etsy store. As well, Caitlin has many years of experience producing videos and animation for the web.

We are confident that we can deliver all the rewards for this project on time and within budget.

You can read the first part of the story now on Tumblr!

 

Risks and challenges

The risks involve extra or unseen shipping costs.

The challenges involved in this project are mostly associated with the time and energy it will take to organize and ship all of the items, and keep track of contributors and books.

Also, to film videos and keep the public updated.

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    Digital PDF

    Downloadable PDF of Wax and Wane

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    Wax and Wane book

    Complete Wax and Wane comic book.
    64 page full colour perfect bound.
    Includes digital PDF download.

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    Wax and Wane book + sketch

    Complete Wax and Wane comic book with an original sketch by Kelly Bastow in the book.
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    Giclee Print #1

    Limited edition Wax and Wane themed giclee print.
    Includes Wax and Wane comic book with a sketch in the book, and digital PDF download.

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    Giclee Print #2

    Limited edition Wax and Wane themed giclee print.
    Includes Wax and Wane comic book with a sketch in the book, and digital PDF download.

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    Giclee Print #4

    Limited edition Wax and Wane themed giclee print.
    Includes Wax and Wane comic book with a sketch in the book, and digital PDF download.

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    Giclee Print #3

    Limited edition Wax and Wane themed giclee print.
    Includes Wax and Wane comic book with a sketch in the book, and digital PDF download.

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    All Four Giclee Prints

    Due to popular demand: All four limited edition Wax and Wane themed giclee prints.
    Includes Wax and Wane comic book with a sketch in the book, and digital PDF download.

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    Original Artwork

    Original ink painting by Kelly Bastow. Includes Wax and Wane comic book with a sketch in the book, and digital PDF download.

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    Video Tutorial

    Video tutorial with Kelly on inking and watercolour painting. Duration 1 hour. Includes a print of the ink painting made during the video tutorial. Also includes Wax and Wane comic book with a sketch in the book, and a digital PDF download.

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    Comission

    Original ink and watercolour comission by Kelly. 11x9" size. Also includes Wax and Wane comic book with a sketch in the book, and a digital PDF download.

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    Skype Lesson

    One hour, one on one lesson with Kelly on ink painting. Includes the original artwork made during the lesson. Also includes Wax and Wane comic book, and digital PDF download.

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