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By Morven Moeller - MxKnowitall
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“It’s sad, but it’s okay that it’s sad. Because my love from my gramma becomes compassion for others in need. Because my love for my gramma becomes advice for a friend. Because my love for my gramma becomes a new closeness to others. And it’s love like that that heals and mends and brings us together. So, not a drop of my love from my gramma is wasted.” - an except from Themensha

In Memory of Judith Frye (read her obituary here)

Themensha Cover
Themensha Cover

Themensha - Giving My All

Themensha explores the themes of dementia, alzheimer’s, lgbt acceptance, family, and purpose. Follow Leigh through the last month of Gramma’s life, finding emotional insecurity, mental fortitude, and life purpose.

Themensha will be a 120-page graphic novel starring Leigh, an agender individual (like its author), and their relationship with their grandmother who's in nursing care. This book will include a comic story - the majority of the book, a forward, a remembrance page, 'Thank You' pages, and a few pages dedicated to Dementia and Alzheimer's awareness.

I have been sharing process artwork, memories, and love on a Facebook page dedicated to this project, if you're interested in seeing more there.

Stretch Goals - Giving To A Cause

$3,000 - We get to upgrade to a better quality printer, aka better printing, better artwork, and more durability.

$5,000 - We donate $1,000 to a Dementia or Alzheimer's foundation.

$7,500 - We donate $1,000 to each a Dementia foundation and an Alzheimer's foundation.  That's a $2,000 donation!

$10,000 - We donate $2,000 to each a Dementia foundation and an Alzheimer's foundation.  That's $4,000 together! AND, I'll run a lottery (10 winners) for those who gave between 15 and 43 dollars to the Kickstarter for 10 Foil Themensha 11x14 Posters!

Further Insights - Giving Memorium

Add $5 - Give another $5 over your target reward-tier AND send me a message containing a respectful message less than 20 words, and I will print the message on the book's Remembrance Page.  This can be a message of love about or to a family member suffering or who did suffer from Dementia or Alzheimer's.  This could be a message of love and respect to someone who fights for or was otherwise touched by the cause.

Add $10 - Give another $10 over your target reward-tier AND send me a message containing a respectful message less than 20 words including the correct spelling of your name, and your physical copy will arrive with a personalized signature instead of a general one.  (Must already be receiving a physical copy of the book.)

Risks and challenges

I will be working on this project during this Kickstarter (and the month before it). That means I have to finish 120-pages of artwork in less than 60 days. While that sounds feasible, I will be stretching myself to make it happen. BUT, I have a fully sketched first draft complete, so we should be well on our way!

And, after the Kickstarter concludes, I will be setting up this project for printing then sending off to be printed. This can take a while and weather can be ugly on the East Coast during the late summer months (Hurricane Season), so some of the deadlines will be subject to weather.

But, honestly, no worries. I have a degree in Project Management, so this should put my skills to the test, but everything should turn out fine!

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