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$290
pledged of $2,000pledged of $2,000 goal
10
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, September 5 2013 2:28 AM UTC +00:00

About

Cake! Concept

In Cake! we witness an epic showdown between tired old power and young, fresh, and crazy. A strange girl named Claire winds up in the lead role of a cooking show.  This live broadcast show is the latest attempt by Hollywood director Timothy Cast, who has lost everything, to reinvent himself and return the spotlight.  However Claire has her own ideas about what makes for good TV!  To Timothy's horror Claire's unique sense causes disaster after disaster!  Will Claire's crazy antics win over the hearts and minds of the audience?  Only YOU can say! 

Character Concepts

Timothy grew accustomed to success early in life.  Money, fame, women, and fans, all came easily to him.  However recent failures have lost the respect he once held.  After accepting that he needs to adapt and change with the times he is trying out one idea after another.  Can his latest concept work for him?

Claire is a bright energetic young girl who has just found herself on live TV! As a cook!  The only problem is, she can't cook.  Can her passion for excitement help her find a way through?

Cake! Comic Style

Jayme's style is heavily influenced by Japanese Manga, Korean Game Art, and western Concept art.  Dynamic action shots, cute style changes, and artfully illustrated characters and emotions promise to entertain.

Claire in Action!

Where Does the Money Go?

Isn't $2000 a lot of money for a tiny 24 page Comic?  Well after expenses including printing, shipping, and fees to Kickstarter and Amazon, we will expect to net about half of that.  Which we then have to pay taxes on.  

After that we have to pay our artist and writer, which hey, that's us! So we get almost $1000 right?  Yeah totally!  So how much is that per hour? It takes about 12 hours to sketch and color a page depending on the complexity, because Jayme is not a seasoned professional yet~  24 pages X 12 hours is 288 hours.  That's $3.50/hr, or almost 1 gallon of gas an hour.

However!!  A meager $3.50 an hour actually is enough to satisfy our intrepid artist.  He's happy just surviving on art.  What a guy!

About TrainFlight

Future Writer: Greg works in the corporate world but secretly fancies a life as a writer.  He's written short stories and has two half finished novels.  

Artist: Jayme got a science degree and always thought of himself as incapable of doing art.  A year ago at the age of 26 he decided to fulfill his lifelong fantasy of becoming a Manga/comic artist.  See his complete artistic journey at his online sketchbook: (Warning, Some NSFW pictures) Here

Painting process: here is an example video showing Jayme's work from start to finish!

Future Works

Greg and Jayme have been working on the story and concepts for an epic Sci-Fi saga.  It's a pretty exciting story but needs an experienced hand before being published.  Other short works of various appeals are being prepared!

Rewards

As this is the first project and we want to be totally successful we limited the range of rewards to simple items. Future projects will have a much wider range of goodies and treats.

Shipping:  Many rewards have multiple parts, for example a printed book and a digital picture.  All digital rewards will be sent at the same time as the printed book copy.  All other physical rewards besides the printed book will be sent throughout the estimated waiting period.  For example if you wanted the post card then it might arrive in November and the book would arrive in January.

Expected Shipping Time: We hope to have greatly overestimated the shipping date.  We would love to finish the comic and send it by October.  However since it's the first project we don't want to risk shipping late!

Postcard:  A handwritten postcard addressed to you by the artist from Seoul!  It sounds great right?  The only issue is that Jayme's handwriting is terrible.  Just awful.  It's one of the reasons he always thought he couldn't be an artist.  He will try hard to make sure you can read it.  No promises!

Custom Picture: Here is an example of the product you will receive if you choose this reward~  The resolution will be high enough to print it comfortably on an 8x11 sheet of paper to hang on your wall! 

Korean Lesson: You can get a crash course in Korean!  You can hear what it sounds like and learn how to pronounce some simple words!  Find out what Korean culture is all about~ And maybe you can finally figure out what all those circles and lines mean! 이것은 한국어입니다!

Snack Pack: Korean snacks are similar to American snacks in that they come in nice packages.  The flavors are totally different though. They've got chips, cookies, jellies, traditional snacks, and much more.   4.5lbs is enough to keep you happy for a good while! 

Kick it Forward!

Like many of you, the creators of this project were touched by the 2000 movie Pay it Forward!  When we found Kick it Forward we knew we had to be part of it.  That's a promise to give 5% of our profit from this project back to the community.

http://kickingitforward.org/

Thank you so much for taking the time to explore our project!  Please back us if you can!

Risks and challenges

We've put a lot of attention into the details of how this will work and extended the estimated completion time to factor in any delays. However if there is some kind of evil spirit or Jini that doesn't want this project to be completed, they will need to be captured and their souls purified. Seriously, even if the artist gets hit by a car he's going to finish this project!

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    Thank you! 1$ gets your name on the last page in our Thanks! section. The print might be small though..

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    In addition to your name in the back page you also receive the digital PDF. It will look so good!

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    In addition to the above, you also receive a beautiful printed copy, as well as a digital wallpaper and digital printable A3 size 11.7 x 16.5 poster!

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    In addition to the above PDF, Digital wallpaper, Digital poster, Printed copy, and Thank you in the book, you will receive a hand written thank you postcard from Seoul, Korea.

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    Digital Portrait:

    Do you want an artist to stylize a picture your face in a high resolution for you to print and hang on your wall? This one's for you! In addition to everything above you will receive a digital copy of a digital portrait of your face~~

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    Korean Lesson:

    Did you like Gangnam Style by Psy? Are you interested in learning some Korean? Here you can get the PDF, the thank you in the book, the printed copy, the digital wallpaper, digital poster, the post card, and a special 1 hour Skype lesson with a Korean person from Gangnam~~!

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    Korean Snack Pack:

    Want everything besides a custom picture or a Korean lesson? How about snacks? We'll send you a box with almost 4.5lbs of delicious Korean snacks to tide you over while you wait for the comic!

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    Be a Character:

    Do you like to be everywhere? Want to be in the comic? Your name and likeness will appear as a minor character on several pages! That's PDF, Thank you, Postcard, Printed Copy, Digital Poster, Wallpaper, and YOU in the book.

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