"RomeoXJulien 2: The Lovers" Graphic Novel - NYCC or Bust!
HELP get our new LGBT YAOI graphic novel published before New York Comic Con, a comic boy-meets-girl-who's-boy at a Ren Faire story.
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...
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: email@example.com This is also the address for your rewards information and PDF rewards.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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