*A note to those new to Heartbreak Quadrant*
If you'd like to add a copy of Phase One to your reward package, just increase your pledge amount by $1 for a PDF copy, or increase it by $10 for a print copy! (See the Rewards section below for details.)
Heartbreak Quadrant: Phase Two finds heroes Ida and Kumi trying to survive a deadly nanoplasm that's eating their ship, a dangerous foe bent on revenge, and a serious case of the munchies. This issue picks up where Phase One (also available through this Kickstarter) left off and is packed with even more action, intrigue, and junk food!
In case you missed the first issue, Heartbreak Quadrant follows Ida and Kumi: two young women who make their living buying, selling, and trading authentic collectibles from planet Earth, which was destroyed twenty years previously in a mysterious attack. They travel the galaxy in the Red Grapefruit, a salvaged alien ship, always seeking the big score that would let them settle down and live comfortably in the Charm Quadrant. Unfortunately, their days are more often filled with double-crossing clients, technological disasters, and sub-standard replicated nachos. See what it's all about at http://heartbreakquadrant.tumblr.com/
Project and Progress
The goal of the Heartbreak Quadrant: Phase Two Kickstarter is to fund a print edition of the second issue. This issue is full color, oversized (10" x 10"), and more than double the length of a standard comic (53 total pages of story, including the 5-page black and white bonus story "Circuit Bored," created for the HQ: Phase One Kickstarter campaign.) There is some violence and mild language, but it's definitely within the Teen+ rating zone.
The second issue and most of the rewards have already been completed, so there's no risk of the project not being finished! I just need your help in raising the funds to print the books.
If you want to read a preview, head on over to http://heartbreakquadrant.tumblr.com/ - you'll find the first 30 pages of the new issue, plus a preview of Phase One!
The financial goal of the campaign is $4,000.00. About 40% of that money will be used for printing, about 25% will go to shipping, 5% for producing premiums, and the remaining 30% will cover Kickstarter's fees, taxes, and provide a small cushion for unforeseen expenses. Any additional money raised will help to keep the series going.
Words about Heartbreak Quadrant from Reviews of HQ1
"Heartbreak Quadrant is a sci-fi tale with strong female leads that features action and adventure, with a healthy dose of humor, wrapped in a toasty warm blanket of retro goodness." - Indigo Comics
"Featuring gorgeous linework and vivid color, Stanley's 80's-influenced style complements his unique, funny writing style." - Bleeding Cool
"Barrett Stanley's artwork is a revelation." - Crushing Krisis
I'm offering a variety of reward options, from prints and original artwork to the chance to appear in your own HQ short! See below for details on the rewards and packages on offer. For those new to Heartbreak Quadrant who would like to catch up on PHASE ONE, you can add a high-res PDF of Phase One to any reward package by increasing your pledge by $1; add a print copy, shipping included, by increasing your pledge by $10!
Heartbreak Quadrant Prints
Heartbreak Quadrant Coloring Sheets
For fans of the meditative and relaxing art of coloring absurdly complicated pictures, I'm offering a set of three black & white 10" coloring sheets!
Original Art: Character Sketches
Let me create some Heartbreak Quadrant art for you! At Level 5, you can select your favorite HQ character and you'll receive a custom 5"x7" black & white portrait of her!
Original Art: Watercolor Character Paintings
At Level 6, you'll receive a 7"x10" watercolor painting! You'll get to choose your favorite character PLUS select an outfit style for her: Casual, Date Night, or Battle Ready! Each painting will be unique and no two outfits will be the same!
Visit the Heartbreak Quadrant Universe!
For one true die-hard Heartbreaker, I'm offering a special opportunity to become a part of the story! As with the first HQ Kickstarter, I will work with one backer to create an HQ character based on them (or their girlfriend, grandma, or any other person of their choice), and that character will appear in a special 5-page short story set in the HQ universe! This backer will receive all the original art I create for the story, and the story will appear as a bonus in Heartbreak Quadrant: Phase Three!
Below you'll find a handy visual guide to the reward packages on offer for the HQ2 Kickstarter!
A Word About International Shipping
I realize that international shipping is expensive. I've done my best to keep the cost low, and the charge is based on my experience sending packages during the previous campaign. To take some of the sting out of the international shipping cost, I'm offering to add a black & white character sketch to any order shipping overseas at no extra charge. Just message me if you'd like to choose a character, otherwise I'll choose for you.
Risks and challenges
Heartbreak Quadrant: Phase Two is completely finished; all the artwork, lettering, and formatting are complete, so once the funds are in place, I'll be able to start the ball rolling on printing immediately. Having managed a successful Kickstarter for Heartbreak Quadrant: Phase One, I'm familiar with the self-publishing process and have been in contact with the printers I used for the first issue to make preliminary arrangements. Creating the rewards will be the final part of the project, but the posters are also ready to be printed, so I don't anticipate any long delays between the end of the campaign and the fulfillment of the orders. I was able to successfully fulfill all the reward packages from the HQ1 Kickstarter before my projected deadline, and I'm expecting to deliver on-time again!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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