About this project
Johnny Wander is a sweet charm-of-life comic by Yuko Ota and Ananth Panagariya. It's been published on the web since 2009 and you can read all of it for free at johnnywander.com! The comic encompasses life after college, growing up, and all the little things in between. In 2010 we self-published Johnny Wander Vol. 1: Don't Burn the House Down, followed by JW Vol. 2: Escape to New York in 2011.
We put this project together to help fund a print run of JW Vol. 3: Ballad of Laundry Cat, and to reprint JW Vol. 1. All three volumes are available through this Kickstarter, so you can get one, two, or all three of the books right here!
- JW Vol. 1: Don't Burn the House Down - 128 pages, Paperback
- JW Vol. 2: Escape to New York - 150 pages, Paperback
- JW Vol. 3: Ballad of Laundry Cat - 150 pages, Paperback
There are a number of other rewards available, including:
- Original comic pages Yuko has done for freelancing gigs
- B/W commissions
- Color commissions
- Maw keychain
- Exclusive tote bag
- Vinyl toy designed by Yuko
- Maw figurine
We've previously participated in the Benign Kingdom Kickstarters (Spring, Fall), and now we're returning to Kickstarter to help us fund these two books. We hope you like what you see! Thanks so much for your support!
Music by Samm Neiland http://sammneiland.bandcamp.com/
Here's a look at some of the other preorder tiers available:
We've met our goal so we've set up a bunch of push goals, which means lots of extras!
9000$ - Goal. MET!
15,000$ - An 8-page color insert in JW:V3: Ballad of Laundry Cat. MET!
17,500$ - A ZooLOLogy sticker sheet for all tiers $50 and up! MET!
20,000$ - A PaleontoLOLogy sticker sheet for all tiers $50 and up! MET!
22,500$ - Catmera sticker sheet to all tiers $50 and up! MET!
25,000$ - Rook acrylic charm to all tiers $70 and up! MET!
30,000$ - New tote for all orders $90 and up! MET!
35,000$ - All tiers over $25 get a patch! MET!
40,000$ - Maw sticker sheet to all tiers $50 and up! MET!
45,000$ - Rook/Cricket vinyl sticker to all tiers $50 and up!
50,000$ - ???
Here's a look at some of the unlocked push goal items:
Patch for all orders $25 and up!
Miniprints for all orders $30 and up!
Sticker sheets for all orders $50 and up!
Push goal acrylic charm for all orders over $70!
New push goal tote for all orders over $90!
More updates as more is revealed! Thanks so much for your support!
Risks and challenges
Ananth and Yuko have been working in webcomics since 2003. They began Johnny Wander in 2009. They have laid out and sent two of their own books to the print (JW Vol. 1 & JW Vol. 2). Ananth has also done layout and design for the Benign Kingdom project. He also freelances with a variety of clients doing the same work (bigger publishers, independent and webcomics), ensuring that books are delivered on time to the printer.
Yuko and Ananth have also spent the past 5+ years designing merchandise, corresponding with various printers & manufacturers, and then shipping out the physical products to their readers directly. This includes a variety of items: books, t-shirts, tote bags, keychains, earrings, figurines, prints and more.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
No. For example, the push goal stickers go to preorders that are $50 and up BEFORE shipping.
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