- THE HOUSE PARTY: 275 pages
- WHO WOULD PLAY EROS? 273 pages
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This is the story of a story I didn't plan to write.
Fulfilling my first successful Kickstarter this past February was exhilarating and I thought I would be releasing the next book in that series. I mean, I didn't have any other series to be working on.
And then love blossomed and I couldn't NOT RECORD their conversation.
It's our studio's first boy meets boy story.
It's also our first bisexual x asexual story.
If you're not aware, this is the start of Asexuality Awareness Week! For more information you can visit:
The first few conversation story arcs were very sketchy and scribbly because I had NO IDEA where it was going, or that I would even want to publish it. I just knew I needed to get it out of my system. But it kept rolling forward at an incredible pace that within three months I had enough content for a new book and my Cast Family on Patreon really loved it so I thought I'd share it on WEBTOONS. I didn't want to confuse new readers with a bunch of characters from the Myth of Eros and Psyche so I left the part with the other cast members on Tapastic. If you're curious about how it all started from the Kickstarter Success & Cast New Years Party CLICK HERE.
Somewhere in the depths of my Instagram @achiru.et.al and on the easy-access Google Drive for Cast Family on Patreon lies Mann and Lucky's first meeting this past November 2016 and conversation which got incorporated into UNSPOKEN.
So that timeline eventually covers their first date and one month of long distance over Christmas. But they are not the protagonists and there's a bunch of other characters and so their story-line is not the main focus.
Live, Laugh, Love on Tapastic currently covers Mann and Lucky dating for two-three months, after we launched Eros' Plan and we had to put that spin off on hiatus (I overestimated the correct number of books to be printed so we are still recuperating from the cost of that project). They become the protagonists after the Party ends for the time being, but this series will still primarily belong to Xei and Vera after Mann and Lucky's story-line concludes.
The Mann and Lucky Channel on WEBTOONS covers Mann and Lucky after dating after four-five months. Here we also welcome new cast members Kevin and Andrew to the studio. THE BOOKS IN THIS CAMPAIGN ARE THE FIRST TWO STORY ARCS IN THIS SERIES.
- The purpose of the book series is to consolidate the webcomic drafts, fix the art and present a neatly packaged and clearly presented storyline which will ultimately cover all of the above-mentioned territory, past and future, currently scattered online all over the place.
Each of my projects serve a purpose and that purpose keeps the story from running off in different directions, even if characters will overlap between series, they will only ever be the protagonist of their own series, bringing to it their strengths as individuals. In the case of The Mann and Lucky Channel, their purpose is to show how different sexual identities and preferences play themselves out in relationships, which is a stark contrast to Xei and Vera's purpose in Live, Laugh, Love, which primarily focuses on parenting as a team despite their different styles and approaches. And from the beginning, UNSPOKEN's purpose was to explore the depth and power of forgiveness between Zy and Xie (parodied in the Myth of Eros and Psyche).
In short, I never thought I'd be drawing anything close to yaoi, or BL, but since they're both guys and my style looks anime-ish, it comes with the territory.
Now we have enough content for 4 books (I'm planning for a total of 9, with an additional 3 for bonus art, Q&A and genderbend story collections), but that's getting ahead of ourselves financially.
Here is our budget according to how many books were ordered in the past:
WE WOULD LOVE TO GIVE YOU MORE REWARDS ACCORDING TO HOW MANY OF YOU ARE READY TO PRE-ORDER BOOKS.
We don't want to print and stock more books than necessary.
SO LET US KNOW BY MAKING A PLEDGE NOW! THANK YOU ALL IN ADVANCE!!!
Risks and challenges
There could be delays in printing the second book, packaging and delivery. While there were no such issues in the past, should they arise this time around, I will be in communication with you every step of the way.
The biggest challenge I had in the past that will not be a part of this campaign is including a reward of a cameo in a future book, not knowing that the series would go on hiatus. While I still plan to fulfill that promise in the future, you can rest assured that all your rewards exist already and are awaiting shipment to you.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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