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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, October 25 2018 3:56 PM UTC +00:00.

$11,481
pledged of $15,000pledged of $15,000 goal
228
backers
6days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, October 25 2018 3:56 PM UTC +00:00.

About

My name is Jose Pimienta. I'm raising money to get my first creator-own graphic novel printed. I've had the fortune of working on other graphic novels along with great writers and have contributed to anthologies working on adapted material. But this one is both written and illustrated by me.

With the money raised I plan to get the book printed as well as pay those who contributed along the way. (Pre-press, The Videographer and the contributing artists who are featured at the end of the book.) 

Suncatcher is a personal project that tells the story of a young musician in Mexicali in the early 2000s. When she discovers her grandfather's soul is trapped inside his old guitar, she takes it upon herself to find a way to save him. Meanwhile, she also aims to be in a unique local band with big dreams to be part of the current movement of bands across the country of Mexico. 

The book is complete. This kickstarter will simply put the book in the backer's hands and compensate those who lent a helping hand. 

Lazaro Cardenas Monument and a view of Mexicali.
Lazaro Cardenas Monument and a view of Mexicali.
Beatriz is a Mexicali youngster who loves listening to music.
Beatriz is a Mexicali youngster who loves listening to music.
Beatriz visits her Grandfather when he was sick at the hospital
Beatriz visits her Grandfather when he was sick at the hospital
They spent their time together talking and making music.
They spent their time together talking and making music.
Beatriz as a teenager as a member of a new band.
Beatriz as a teenager as a member of a new band.
the band in different gigs.
the band in different gigs.
Mexicali's Civic Center.
Mexicali's Civic Center.
Here is what the shirt will look like. LIMITED RUN!
Here is what the shirt will look like. LIMITED RUN!

Here's a link to a youtube playlist that was a mayor influence for both the development of this book.

 https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLF5yCVdb4rUe0zigUr0ZNsnvEjbN0Ripx&disable_polymer=true 

Stickers by El Dorado Printing and Embroidery
Stickers by El Dorado Printing and Embroidery

 Mexicali's Pin Haus has made these wonderful pins. 

Here are my stretch goals: 

$ 15,000 GOAL

$ 16,500 Guest Artists get a higher rate for their contributing piece.

$ 17,500 Enamel pins for people who also order the guitar pick. 

$ 20,000 2000 books.

$ 22,500 Guitar picks for everyone who pledged $10 or above as well as enamel pins for everyone who orders a physical copy of the book.

$ 25,000 hard cover

$ 30,000 all rewards and Spanish printing.

Risks and challenges

The biggest risk in not seeing the project successful is that I will have to find other ways to get this book printed. but with Self-promotion I hope to gain people's interest.

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