Follow the adventures of Momo, Saru, and Kiji as they set off on a fantastic journey to discover why oni have returned to the mythical land of Wa...
Monkey and Peach is a new comic series by creators David Chun and Hammond Liang. Inspired by the myths of ancient Japan, Monkey and Peach is a coming of age adventure story filled with magic, monsters, demons, and gods.
The goal of this Kickstarter is to launch the series by raising production and printing funds for the first issue.
In the following years after defeating the evil Oni King, Momotarou creates the Onmyoudo to protect the world from supernatural threats.
Centuries later the oni have faded from memory and into myth. Until one day, a mysterious boy with a horn washes upon the shore...
Years later, he must face what he is when fate brings the future leader of the Onmyoudo to his doorsteps. Together they will go a journey to find their place in the world.
Saru was found as a small child when he washed ashore and was raised by his adoptive father Gari. Saru has no memories of before he was found by Gari, nor does anyone realize he is the first Oni to set foot on Wa in centuries.
A kindly potter who happened upon Saru at the beach. He lost his wife and son years ago and finds kinship in Saru who has also lost his family. Gari had been living off the land mostly in seclusion only going to town to sell his wares.
A descendant of Momotarou and next head of the Onmyoudo. Momo’s brash personality frequently conflicts with the social expectations of placed upon her. Although she is powerful in her own right, she is still fighting to prove herself to others.
Kiji is Momo’s bodyguard and mentor. He is a descendant of Tsubasa, one of the original Onmyouji, a founding member of the Onmyoudo. Kiji is a member of the renowned Four Flowers, a title given to the strongest exorcist of their generation. He is a prodigious swordsman with a calm and collected demeanor.
A cat that hangs around Gari’s workshop. What does it do? Probably Cat stuff. Sometimes a cat is just a cat right?
All of our funds will go towards the production of the first issue and all our awesome rewards. Here is a quick breakdown of how the money we raise will be used. Our first issue will be a fully colored 44 page book.
- Production Costs: $2179
- Rewards Cost: $1018
- Fees and Taxes 28%: $1120
All additional funds will go towards our next issue, as well any of the awesome stretch goal rewards we are cooking up. We also hope to start hitting up the convention circuit so we can meet fans and fellow artists and will put any extra funds remaining towards this.
We have the entire first volume mapped out and are excited to continue working on it. This is our first step towards our goals.
$2 - Much Thanks
Thanks for the support! It’s like buying us a cup of coffee! You’ll stay up-to-date with all the campaign backer updates and have your role on our Discord server set to “Backer”.
$5 - Issue #1 (Digital)
The first issue of Monkey and Peach! A full digital PDF of Issue #1!
$5 - Digital Bestiary
A small sample of the creatures and spirits that inhabit the world of Monkey and Peach. This 20-page digital bestiary features original creature designs by artist, Hammling, with world-building lore by writer David Chun.
$5 - 4 Character Sticker Set
In addition to the book and everything else, you can also get a 4-pack of 3” stickers of the main cast of issue 1, Saru, Momo, Kiji and Gari! Stickers are super high quality vinyl that will last a long time!
$8 - Family Crest Enamel Pin
Your choice of 1 of 5 enamel pins! Each pin features one of the crests of the 5 main groups in Monkey & Peach -- The Peach Clan, The Monkey Clan, The Pheasant Clan, The Dog Clan and the Onmyoudo -- and comes with a unique card backer!
$10 - Digital Plus
The Digital Plus package includes issue #1, the bestiary and wallpapers -- the whole digital bundle!
$15 - Issue #1 (Physical) + Credits
Our inaugural Issue #1 in all its physical glory -- A 44-page soft cover perfect bound book! We’ll also include your name, as you like, in the credits page of the issue to commemorate your contributions!
$25 - Art Print
Your choice of 1 of 3 art prints - Either the cover image, the victory page, or the Momotarou Origin page! Each design is printed on high quality matte paper that offers deep rich colors, crisp lines and a slight texture. All of our prints will be shipped out rolled in a tube so that they'll get to our backers in perfect shape. We wouldn't be caught dead folding these prints!
$30 - T-Shirt
Your choice of 1 of 2 t-shirts! Each t-shirt features a red chest embroidery and a high quality silk screen design printed on a 100% cotton t-shirt.
$40 - Wu Can Do It! Bundle
Get a Wu Can Do It! T-Shirt designed by the amazing Jerry Ma. Also comes with a physical copy of the first issue, the Digital Bestiary and your name in the credits of the book.
$50 - Double T-Shirt
Why not get both shirts? Spend less for more. Each t-shirt features a red chest embroidery and a high quality silk screen design printed on a 100% cotton t-shirt.
$75 - Draw you in!
You’re quite the character! Let us take your likeness and draw you as a villager for the first issue in of one of the many towns that fill out the world of Monkey and Peach!
$105 - Physical Plus
One of every single item - the issue, the stickers, all 5 pins, your choice of 1 of 3 prints and your choice of 1 of 2 t-shirts. A $115 value! Also includes rewards from the Digital Plus bundle.
$125 - Commission Sketches!
The sketch photos will be done on a 100 lb 5" x 7" bristol paper and signed by Hammling! It will also come with a physical copy of issue 1 and one family crest enamel pin of your choice. Backers can choose between portrait, bust or full body sketch.
$175 - Physical Deluxe
Every single item! -- the issue, the stickers, all 5 pins, all 3 prints and both t-shirts. It’s the whole package! A $195 value!
$300 - You’re The Village Leader!
Commemorate yourself as the ultimate backer and have us draw you in as a village leader in our first issue. Also includes the Physical Deluxe Package.
To add-on to your pledge, follow these steps:
- Press the Manage Your Pledge Button. If you have not pledged yet it will say Back this Project.
- Increase your pledge in the Pledge Amount box by the total of the add-ons you want to add. Do not change the tier you are currently pledged at, unless you also want to change it while you are on this screen. You will then need to add the total of your add-ons onto the amount of the tier you have just chosen.
- After the end of the Kickstarter campaign you will receive a survey that will ask you questions so that you can explain how you would like the add-on money assigned, as well as add any stretch goals items you may have missed.
Risks and challenges
This is our first Kickstarter, and while we are passionate about our project we recognize that there may be unforeseeable complications that may arise from production or health issues. However we are committed to delivering the highest quality product we possibly can and facing any obstacles for our backers.
We believe in full transparency and will be constantly keeping all our backers informed of our progress and issues we run into. We’re making great strides and at the pace we are working, we are looking to release the first issue out by June, 2019.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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