Do you love adventurous, kick-ass strong women? Tired of seeing women in gaming and comics with impossible measurements and even less clothing?
Hi! I'm Jennevieve Schlemmer and I've created The Adventure Book of Strong Women, an art and coloring book with bonus comic to celebrate women doing adventurous things for themselves!
The book will be softcover, 10" x 10", approx 95 pages with 40 full page images accompanied by character blurbs. Also included is a bonus 8 page comic featuring my newest characters trying to rescue a princess from a dragon, but there's a twist of course. The comic will grow in scope depending on stretch goals within the Kickstarter Project. Also, backers will have the opportunity to vote on additional kick-ass lady content.
Copies of the book will start at $22 with digital content available for $12 plus opportunities for buying original artwork from the book, a commissioned drawing and even a chance to help design your own character in the book!
- 40 Illustrations with character blurbs and histories on facing pages. (more images depending on stretch goals)
- 8 page adventure comic (longer depending on stretch goals)
- 10" x 10" Softcover side-stitched to allow easy opening of book for coloring
- Full color cover and back
- Estimated delivery: July 2018
- All rewards at the $45 and over level will also receive my new Dinner Party D.I.Y zine! This new zine contains tips and tricks for hosting an adventurous dinner party, along with my favorite recipes to feed a crowd!
$12 Rogue Pack: Digital copy of The Adventure Book of Strong Women plus link to exclusive Strong Women coloring page.
$25 Adventure Pack: One physical, signed copy of The Adventure Book of Strong Women, digital copy, bonus mini print and link to exclusive Strong Women coloring page.
$45 Companion Pack: Two physical, signed copies of The Adventure Book of Strong Women, digital copy, bonus 2 mini prints and link to exclusive Strong Women coloring page.
$90 Champion Pack: Multi-pack! You will receive four (4) copies of the Adventure Book of Strong Women and 5 art pages from the book printed on bristol board to color (if you wish) and hang on your wall. Also includes digital copy, 4 bonus mini prints and link to exclusive Strong Women coloring page.
$155 Artisan Pack: Original art combo! You get an original piece of hand drawn and inked line art on bristol board that appears in the Adventure Book of Strong Women. You can chose from 30 different pieces, first come, first serve. Also includes a physical, signed copy of the Adventure Book of Strong Women, digital copy, bonus mini print and link to exclusive Strong Women coloring page.
$225 Patron Pack: Personal Illustration! I will create a personalized character commission just for you! Do you have a favorite RPG character you play? Or maybe a memorial to your favorite kick-ass woman. We will agree upon a theme, you will get to approve final sketch and then I will immortalize your vision! You will get the original piece of hand drawn line art ink on board as well as a PDF that you can print and give to your friends. Also includes a physical, signed copy of the Adventure Book of Strong Women, digital copy, bonus mini print and link to exclusive Strong Women coloring page. NOTE: This coloring page will not be in the Adventure Book. It is a separate item.
$500 Designer Pack: YOUR CHARACTER IN THE BOOK! I will create a personalized character, to your specifications, to be included in the book! We will agree upon a theme, style, setting, clothing, character blurb, etc, and I will immortalize your own vision of a strong woman! Fantasy themes preferred, female character(s) required & nothing vulgar. You will receive original ink drawing on bristol board. Also includes a physical, signed copy of the The Adventure Book of Strong Women, digital copy, bonus mini print and link to exclusive Strong Women coloring page.
$600 Hostess with the Mostess Pack: Private coloring party! For you and up to seven of your friends! You will all receive signed copies of the Adventure Book of Strong Women, special goodie bags with bonus prints, coloring pages, my previous coloring books, postcards, pins, and more. I will also bring special Strong Women coloring pages for you to color and serve up gourmet appetizers and snacks for your adventuring crew. NOTE: Available in Tacoma, WA only. Date TBD before Dec 2018.
In case all those goodies weren't enough, I have a lot more to add if we reach our stretch goals!
****UNLOCKED*****$7300 Each signed copy will also contain either a sketch or an original adventure haiku, your choice!
$7500 Two more character pages added to the book. To be voted on by backers!
$8000 The 8 page adventure comic in the book becomes 12 pages!
$9000 All physical copy backers receive a bonus limited addition 8 x 10 color print.
$10,000 The 12 page comic will now become a 16 page comic!
$12.000 Two more kick-ass lady characters added. If you're counting, that's now 44 characters and their stories! To be voted on by backers.
Thank you for your support!
Risks and challenges
The Adventure Book of Strong Women is my third book and second Kickstarter project. The scope is larger, with a non-traditional square format and thicker pages but I know this will translate into a better book!
The design for the book is complete and now I am just finishing up the final drawings. I've hired local graphic designer Lynn Mackey, of Paganucci Design, to help me format the book and keep everything on track. And I am asking for your help to get this book formatted, published and printed and shipped to you!
The risks are minimal. The only major issue is with printing, of course. I will print as many test copies as possible until it meets with my approval!
Breakdown of Costs
Formatting and video production: 10%
Supplies, and extras: 10%
Kickstarter, local taxes and credit card fees: 15%
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