Hello. I'm Fred Chao, author / illustrator of Johnny Hiro, as well as some other comics. Since then I've been working on a children's comic--Alison And Her Rainy Day Robot. I'd love to raise the funds to make a print run of this as a 64-page full-color hardcover children's book.
Alison is bored bored BORED on a rainy day. She decides that, maybe to help her have fun, she'd build a robot--a funbot of sorts. So she and her penguins and her monkey friend Andrew work very hard to construct this robot. Unfortunately, when the robot is finally finished and turned on, it has some very boring sensibilities. And Alison and her robot argue and have to learn to become friends.
I've posted most of this project online at http://robotchao.wordpress.com/category/rainy-day-robot/ and will be posting more pics as the month goes on. Feel free to give it a read, check it out and see if you like it and want to support the project.
Of course, I will have Thank You gifts for donations. One of the gifts will be a 48-page book of sketches I've done over the years.
And for larger donations, you may receive an original sketch of yourself or a subject of your request--black and white with greywash.
You can also receive prints or original pics of the characters from the book.
Or full size prints (11x17 and 22x17) of pages from the book.
And even the original pages themselves.
And of course, there are more gifts listed on the side of the page. I hope these incentives will encourage you to support this project.
Thank you so so much for anything you might be able to donate. I've worked very hard on this project and would love to see it come together as a book.
Risks and challenges
Though I have done books through an independent publisher before, I have never professionally self-published a book. But through those experiences, and also having worked as a freelancer for professional publishers, and having a small network of friends I can call upon in the publishing industry, I do believe I can put together a solidly produced book.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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