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Lily shape-shifts into a boy to get THE girl, only to face the consequences of pretending to be someone she's not in this LGBTQ indie.
Lily shape-shifts into a boy to get THE girl, only to face the consequences of pretending to be someone she's not in this LGBTQ indie.
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The Flutter Dream 

Flutter is a graphic novel series about a girl who shape-shifts into a boy to get the girl. Over the course of the series, she learns that being a guy has its own difficulties and pretending to be someone else has consequences. 

Flutter is a collaboration between Jeff McComsey and me, Jennie Wood. We published Flutter, volume one, a full color graphic novel in 2013 with indie publisher 215 Ink.

This year, again working with 215 Ink, we’re publishing the second volume of Flutter. 215 Ink is a small press fighting the good fight. They've used all of the resources they have available to support Flutter. However, the one thing we've yet to accomplish with 215 Ink is getting enough copies of the full color graphic novels printed so that we can get them into comic shops.

This is where you come in. With your help, we can print enough copies of Flutter, Vol. 1 & 2 to work directly with a distributor and get them into comic shops. All of the money raised by this Kickstarter will go towards printing copies of Flutter, Vol. 1 & 2. Any money over our initial goal will go toward printing more Flutter.

Comics and graphic novels are more popular than ever. The success of mainstream books such as Young Avengers and Ms. Marvel proves that the demand for diverse storytelling is growing. Making Flutter available for anyone who needs or wants to read it is our goal. Not only will you be helping us accomplish this dream, but you’ll be supporting 215 Ink, an indie press that provides a nurturing, supportive publishing home for comic artists and writers. 

The Flutter Story So Far 

While the root of Flutter comes from my childhood -- growing up in a small, conservative town, thinking my life would be easier as a boy -- this project is a complete 50-50 collaboration with Jeff. 

Jeff & Me at New York Comic Con, 2013
Jeff & Me at New York Comic Con, 2013

One of my favorite examples of how Jeff and I work together is the evolution of the character Penelope. 

Penelope was only supposed to be a minor character, but I fell in love with how Jeff drew her. Even in Jeff's early sketches, he gave Penelope so much personality that she jumped off the page. Over the course of vol. 1, Penelope developed into a major character. 

Now she's on the cover of vol. 2. 

Cover of Flutter, Vol. 2: Don't Let Me Die Nervous
Cover of Flutter, Vol. 2: Don't Let Me Die Nervous

STRETCH GOAL #1 - UNLOCKED!! $10,000

Hitting our initial goal of $8,000 means that every backer receives a limited edition 28 page FUBAR mini comic featuring all three of my FUBAR stories.  Now that we've reached our first stretch goal of $10,000, that mini comic will include a brand new FUBAR story!


STRETCH GOAL #2 - 
$12,000

Should we, could we, CAN we??? 36 hours to go and ONE MORE STRETCH GOAL! Can we do it? If we hit our second stretch goal, all backers will receive an exclusive, limited edition 5'X7" FLUTTER print, art by Jeff McComsey, signed and numbered. 

Rewards, Rewards, Rewards

Along with copies of Flutter, Vol. 1 & 2, we also have copies of other books by us as rewards, including my YA novel, A Boy Like Me, and Jeff's graphic novel, Mother Russiatons of original art rewards, and limited edition Flutter T-shirts.

A BOY LIKE ME Cover art by Sarah Pruski
A BOY LIKE ME Cover art by Sarah Pruski


An INDIEFAB Book of the Year finalist, A Boy Like Me is also published by 215 Ink. It's edited by Kelly Ford and 215 Ink's Editor In Chief Mike Perkins

Cover art by Steve Becker
Cover art by Steve Becker


Mother Russia
is a graphic novel by Jeff based on one of the first two stories that originally launched FUBAR.

I’m offering a one on one version of the graphic novel / comic writing class that I teach at Grub Street, as well as various manuscript consultations, including a novel manuscript consultation by both writer / editor Kelly Ford and me. Read more about Kelly's work here. Below are some testimonials for my classes, seminars, and consulting. 

"Not only is Jennie Wood a talented writer, but she is also a gifted teacher. Through her examples and experience, Jennie did a fantastic job in teaching the formatting and technique of comic writing. She also provided informative feedback on my short comic script, "The Most Beautiful Girl He'd Ever Seen," from improving dialogue to expanding the script in order to add to character development."
- Kevin Lewis, writer  

"Jennie Wood's classes combine her talent, experience, marketing skills, and professionalism. I'd urge anyone who wants to further their knowledge of the graphic novel art form and create a pathway to success to take her classes. You'll be very happy you did!" 
- Richard Salvucci, artist

"Jennie Wood doesn't just know how to write a great graphic novel; she knows how to teach others how to do so. That's an even rarer gift." 
- Leslie Lehmann, Board of Directors Friends of the Brighton Branch Library, lifelong comics enthusiast, retired teacher

"There's an old adage that talent is nothing without craft - meaning that no matter how much raw talent you might have, it's practically useless without an understanding of the tools and craft that you must use to *focus* that talent. Not only is Jennie Wood wildly talented in her own right, she's also a master of her craft - and one who can creatively and compassionately teach you how to be better at doing what you love." 
- Matt Hurd, writer & founder of Breakwater Industries

We also have some fun rewards if we hit our stretch goals. On behalf of 215 Ink and Jeff, I thank you for your time and support.  

- Jennie 

Risks and challenges

Working long distance with Jeff and 215 Ink on multiple prints runs, as well as getting all rewards signed, sketched, and shipped can be challenging, but we will get your rewards out to you ASAP!

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    ETERNAL GRATITUDE REWARD
    For this reward you'll have our eternal gratitude. Your name will be in the Thank You section of FLUTTER, VOL. 2, to be published later this year.

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    DIGITAL FLUTTER
    For this reward you will receive your choice of a Digital PDF of either FLUTTER VOL. 1 or FLUTTER VOL. 2. Plus, your name appears in the Thank You section of FLUTTER, Vol. 2.

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    DIGITAL FLUTTER and A BOY LIKE ME
    For this reward you will receive a Digital PDF of FLUTTER VOL. 1 or VOL. 2 and A BOY LIKE ME. Plus, your name appears in the Thank You section of FLUTTER, VOL. 2.

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    FLUTTER BOOK REWARD
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    FLUTTER BOOKPLATE REWARD
    For this reward you will receive a custom 4"X6" bookplate sketch from Jeff in a print copy of your choice FLUTTER VOL. 1 or VOL. 2. You will also receive all previous digital rewards and your name in the Thank You section of FLUTTER, VOL. 2. All bookplates are signed by Jeff and are limited edition.

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    FLUTTER BOOK & T-SHIRT REWARD
    For this reward you will receive your choice of a print copy of FLUTTER VOL. 1 or VOL. 2, and a limited edition FLUTTER T-shirt. You also receive all previous digital rewards and your name in the Thank You section of FLUTTER, VOL. 2.

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    TWO VOLUME FLUTTER BOOK REWARD
    For this reward you will receive print copies of both FLUTTER VOL. 1 and VOL. 2 and all previous digital rewards. Your name also appears in the Thank You section of FLUTTER, VOL. 2.

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    TWO VOLUME FLUTTER BOOK & T-SHIRT REWARD
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    EARLY BIRD GRAPHIC NOVEL / COMIC WRITING CLASS
    For this reward you will receive graphic novel / comic writing instruction from me. This is a one on one version of the class I teach at Grub Street, Boston's independent writing center. You will receive comic script samples and other materials from me prior to the class. The 60 minute class will then be scheduled at a time convenient for you via Skype or phone. The class will cover how to write a comic, script formatting, how to collaborate with an artist, publishing options, comic convention tips, marketing and more. Since the class is just you and me, a portion of the class will focus on your comic ideas, goals, projects. Classes will take place between August - December 2015.

    You will also receive your choice of a print copy of FLUTTER VOL. 1 or VOL. 2 as well as all previous digital rewards and your name in the Thank You section of FLUTTER 2.

    For questions about this or any reward, email me directly at jrnayslayer@gmail.com.

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    EARLY BIRD FLUTTER ORIGINAL ART AWARD
    For this reward you will receive a page of original FLUTTER art from Jeff, plus your choice of a print copy of either FLUTTER, VOL. 1 or VOL. 2, all previous digital rewards and your name in the Thank You section of FLUTTER, Vol. 2.

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    TWO VOLUME FLUTTER BOOKPLATE REWARD
    For this reward you will receive a custom 4"X 6" bookplate sketch by Jeff on print copies of both FLUTTER VOL. 1 or VOL. 2 and all previous digital rewards. Your name appears in the Thank You section of FLUTTER, VOL. 2. All bookplates are signed by Jeff and limited edition.

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    MOTHER RUSSIA BOOK REWARD
    For this reward you will receive print copies of FLUTTER VOL. 1 and VOL. 2, plus print copies of A BOY LIKE ME and Jeff's graphic novel, MOTHER RUSSIA. Your name appears in the Thank You section of FLUTTER, VOL. 2, and you will receive all previous digital rewards.

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    EARLY BIRD ART COMMISSION FROM JEFF MCCOMSEY REWARD.
    For this reward you receive an 9"x12" Convention style commission by Jeff of any character of your choosing. Comics, movie and book characters are all applicable. You will also receive print copies of both FLUTTER VOL. 1 and VOL. 2 and all previous digital rewards. Your name also appears in the Thank You section of FLUTTER, VOL. 2.

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    EARLY BIRD COMIC SCRIPT CONSULTATION
    For this reward you will receive consultation on your comic script by me. The consultation includes 2-4 pages of written feedback addressing overall issues and a 30-45 minute Skype or phone session brainstorming the script, publishing options, and marketing plan. Consultations will take place between September - December 2015. Comic scripts for this reward should be approximately 22-pages long, the standard length for a single comic issue, and in standard comic script format.

    For this reward you also receive your choice of a print copy of FLUTTER VOL. 1 or VOL. 2 as well as all previous digital rewards and your name in the Thank You section of FLUTTER, VOL. 2.

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    MEGA MOTHER BOOKPLATE REWARD
    For this reward you will receive a custom 4"X6" bookplate sketch from Jeff on print copies of FLUTTER VOL. 1, VOL. 2, and MOTHER RUSSIA. You will also receive a print copy of A BOY LIKE ME. Your name appears in the Thank You section of FLUTTER, VOL. 2, and you will receive all previous digital rewards. All bookplates are signed by Jeff and limited edition.

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    GRAPHIC NOVEL SCRIPT CONSULTATION
    For this reward you will receive consultation on your entire graphic novel script by me, including 3-5 pages of written feedback addressing overall issues and a Skype or phone session brainstorming the script, publishing options, and marketing plan. Consultations will take place between September - December 2015. Skype sessions for this reward will be 45-60 minutes. Comic scripts for this reward should be standard script length for a graphic novel, approximately 110 pages, and in standard comic script format.

    For this reward you also receive your choice of a print copy of FLUTTER VOL. 1 or VOL. 2 as well as all previous digital awards and your name in the Thank You section of FLUTTER, VOL. 2.

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    ALL IN FLUTTER REWARD
    For this reward you will receive print copies of all the books: FLUTTER VOL. 1 and 2, A BOY LIKE ME, and MOTHER RUSSIA. All graphic novels will be sketched by Jeff. You will also receive one page of original art from FLUTTER, a limited edition FLUTTER T-shirt, as well as all digital copies listed on previous rewards and a thank you in FLUTTER, VOL. 2.

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    NOVEL MANUSCRIPT CONSULTATION
    For this reward you will receive consultation on your entire novel (prose, not graphic novel) manuscript from both writer/editor Kelly Ford and me, including 5-7 pages of written feedback addressing overall issues such as plot structure and character development, as well as a 60-90 minute Skype or phone session with both Kelly and me. Consultations will take place between September - December 2015. Manuscripts for this reward should be standard novel length, no more than 400 pages. The manuscript must be submitted in standard format (Double-spaced, 12-point, One-inch margins).

    For this reward you also receive print copies of FLUTTER VOL. 1, VOL. 2, and A BOY LIKE ME as well as all previous digital awards and your name in the Thank You section of FLUTTER, VOL. 2.

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    BOOK PARTY
    For this reward I will travel to your book club, writers group, class, etc., for an in person reading and discussion of FLUTTER and A BOY LIKE ME. We can also discuss writing comics, novels, collaborating with artists, whatever you want. You will be sent six copies of FLUTTER VOL. 1, VOL. 2 and A BOY LIKE ME each for your group in advance. You will also receive one page of original art from FLUTTER, a limited edition FLUTTER T-shirt, as well as all digital copies listed on previous rewards and a thank you in FLUTTER, VOL. 2.

    We will work together to schedule a date for our book party sometime within 12 months of the end of this Kickstarter.

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