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The goal of our Kickstarter campaign is to help us get the second book in our series, RomeoXJulien, completed and printed in time for New York Comic Con in October 2016.  

It was a happy surprise to be accepted in the Artist Alley at NYCC. We NEVER thought we'd get in! This is a big opportunity for us and we are excited to get our books into the hands of many people, insuring that RomeoXJulien continues to the end of the story. 

In order to have this book ready for NYCC we need this Kickstarter to raise funds to help the illustrator make the pages of RomeoXJulien faster! 

RomeoXJulien is a romantic comedy 

Everyone knows the story Shakespeare penned, but we’ve updated it and made it a comedy of misunderstandings, errors in judgement and instant attractions. We tell the story of the Capulet Family who run a Renaissance Festival in Verona, California, and their son, Julien, who likes to cosplay in women's clothing. The Montagues' are in San Francisco when their son, Romeo, is dragged to his first Ren Faire by Cousin Benny and first sees Julien dressed as a girl.  In this, our second book, these young men actually meet and...  

REWARDS!

 

Breakdown of Production:

STEP 1 - Achieve a successfully funded Kickstarter!    

STEP 2 - Comic page work continues for one month straight, with no interruptions, completing the last 30+ pages of Act 2 by August 30, 2016. 

STEP 3 - Doing the layout with CreateSpace for the book's successful printing. Based on our Act 1 project this will take 10 days to 2 weeks, depending on the proofreading and formatting of the art.   

STEP 4 - Ordering the books for selling at the New York Comic Con in October 2016.  

STEP 5 - Begin producing the art for the Art Cards right after NYCC.

STEP 6 - Make the Totebags, and get the PDFs prepared.

STEP 7 - PDFs are sent out to all our contributors by the end of November 2016 from our specific email for this Kickstarter group.

STEP 8 -  We send out the Books, Art Cards, and Totebags to the other contributors to have by mid-December 2016. Happy Holidays!!! 

STEP 9 -  ~Ina begins the production of the special commissioned art pieces for the three top contributors, which are sent out as they are completed by designated delivery date.

What will be in the book? 

  • All the pages of RomeoXJulien: Act 2-The Lovers (including pages that will not be on the free webcomic until 2017)
  • PLUS all the pages of the SammyXBenny NSFW comic (not available on the free webcomic)
  • PLUS all the pages for the LawrenceXJuan (20 years earlier) NSFW illustrated story (not available on the free webcomic) 
  • PLUS a SPECIAL THANKS page to our contributors

Who is MARINA? 

You're probably a little confused with this WE stuff. Mar~ and ~Ina are actually TWO different people (the writer and the artist) who co-create RomeoXJulien, a gay comedy webcomic. We go by MARINA as our pen-name.

Risks and challenges

We think we've got this under control. We successfully published the paperback of 'RomeoXJulien: Act 1-The Family' through the CreateSpace. We have been selling it both online and at conventions throughout the Northeastern US. So, we know how to produce this book. For Act 2's production, as well as the additional incentive gifts, we don't foresee any challenges to this production timeline. But you know... life, sickness, accidents... all those things can happen. We will keep you informed of every step along the way. In the meantime, should you have any questions please write to our exclusive Kickstarter Email address: kickstarter4marina@gmail.com This is also the address for your rewards information and PDF rewards.

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    Level 1: PDF of Act 1 and 2

    Level 1 contributors will be getting a PDF of RomeoXJulien: Act 1-The Family AND RomeoXJulien: Act 2-The Lovers to read at their leisure. It will include the scenes and art not included on the free-to-read web comic. This will be delivered following New York Comic Con in October 2016 to your EMAIL ADDRESS. (This level is totally great for people outside of the USA, no shipping fee!)

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    Level 2: Paperback of Act 2: The Lovers

    Level 2 contributors will get the graphic novel RomeoXJulien: Act 2-The Lovers in paperback, PLUS the PDF versions of Act 1 and Act 2. Again, after NYCC.

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    Level 3: Paperback + SFW art cards

    Level 3 contributors will get the graphic novel RomeoXJulien: Act 2-The Lovers in paperback, PLUS the PDF versions of Act 1 and Act 2. PLUS a set of 3 art cards depicting RomeoXJulien, SammyXBenny, and young JuanXLawrence.

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    Level 4: Paperback + NSFW art cards

    Level 4 contributors will get the graphic novel RomeoXJulien: Act 2-The Lovers in paperback, PLUS the PDF versions of Act 1 and Act 2. PLUS a set of 3 smexy NSFW art cards depicting RomeoXJulien, SammyXBenny, and young JuanXLawrence.

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    Level 5: 2 Paperbacks + 6 cards

    Level 5 contributors will get the PDF, plus the graphic novels RomeoXJulien Act 1 & Act 2 paperbacks SIGNED by Mar~ AND ~Ina, plus the collection of ALL 6 art cards.

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    • PDF of RomeoXJulien: Act 1 and Act 2
    • 6 Art Cards
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    Level 6: RxJ Totebag

    Level 6 contributors will get the PDF, Act 1 and Act 2 paperbacks SIGNED by Mar~ AND ~Ina, plus the collection of ALL art cards PLUS a special RxJ totebag handmade by Mar~ with ~Ina’s art on it!

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    • 6 Art Cards
    • Signed Paperbacks of RomeoXJulien: Act 1 & 2
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    Level 7: ORIGINAL COMMISSIONED ART 1

    Level 7, now we’re getting personal, with an original commissioned traditional media piece of art from ~Ina, with your choice of any single player from Act 1 that you’d like portrayed to be delivered in March 2017. PLUS the 2 signed paperbacks, all 6 art cards, and the totebag.

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    • PDF of RomeoXJulien: Act 1 and Act 2
    • 6 Art Cards
    • Signed Paperbacks of RomeoXJulien: Act 1 & 2
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    Level 8: ORIGINAL COMMISSIONED ART 2

    Level 8, another original commissioned traditional piece from ~Ina, with your choice of a single player from Act 2. And this one would be delivered in February 2017. PLUS the 2 signed paperbacks, and 6 art cards, and that darn totebag.

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    • PDF of RomeoXJulien: Act 1 and Act 2
    • 6 Art Cards
    • Signed Paperbacks of RomeoXJulien: Act 1 & 2
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    Level 9: ORIGINAL COMMISSIONED ART 3

    Level 8, a commissioned original piece of art featuring a single (one) personage whom you select from either your own photos or a photo of your favorite celebrity, done in ~Ina's special art style with traditional media. This would be delivered to you in late January 2017. PLUS, of course, the 2 signed books, and 6 trading cards, and... dun-dun-dunnnn... the totebag.

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