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The post-apocalyptic magical girls make the jump to print in this awesome graphic novel edition.
The post-apocalyptic magical girls make the jump to print in this awesome graphic novel edition.
The post-apocalyptic magical girls make the jump to print in this awesome graphic novel edition.
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When Earth is invaded by mysterious alien marauders, 17-year-old Sami Raju and six of her friends must discover the secret behind their uncanny magical powers to free their city — and maybe the Earth itself.

“It’s so refreshing to see a glue-you-in-your-seat story showcasing a cast whose strength lies not only in ‘superpowers,’ but in their wonderful diversity. You truly get a broad spectrum of phenomenal characters to marvel at with 'The Hues.'”Brad Guigar, cartoonist and author of The Webcomics Handbook.

This comic is my love letter to magical girls, and my way of celebrating all the different types of girls everywhere. I want all kinds of kids to be able to see themselves in my characters!

Sami's powers manifest for the first time when the aliens touch down mere yards away from her front yard.
Sami's powers manifest for the first time when the aliens touch down mere yards away from her front yard.

It's been two years since I started publishing The Hues on my website, and now it's time to make the first book collection!  In 2013, you helped me finish the third chapter of the comic in my very first Kickstarter campaign, which raised 140% of the funding goal.  Now, I’m hoping you’ll be kind enough to help me towards my next goal — making the story available in a gorgeous printed collection.

Andy, Sami, and Hannah, the first three Hues you'll meet in Volume 1.
Andy, Sami, and Hannah, the first three Hues you'll meet in Volume 1.

This graphic novel will contain the first three chapters of the comic plus bonus content — totaling around 120 pages! The artwork in the first two chapters has been tweaked and polished from their original state. I’ve improved a lot over the last few years, and I want this book to reflect that! These revised pages will ONLY be in the book version! The cover will have a matte finish with spot UV gloss!  I think it's going to look pretty great.

With your pledges, The Hues: Volume 1 will become a reality, and EVERYTHING WILL BE AWESOME.  EVERYTHING IS COOL WHEN YOU'RE PART OF A TEAM.

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You'll get a downloadable wallpaper version of the cover art for the book!

The wallpaper, and a PDF of the book.

JUST THE BOOK, PLEASE: A copy of the book, and nothing else.

The wallpaper, PDF, and a copy of the book!

The wallpaper, PDF, and a signed copy of the book!

The wallpaper, PDF, and a signed copy of the book. You'll also be thanked in the acknowledgements!

The wallpaper, PDF, and an Artist Edition of the book, which includes a signature and a sketch inside. You'll also be thanked in the acknowledgements!

The wallpaper, PDF, a signed copy of the book, and a color sketch card of your favorite TH character. You'll also be thanked in the acknowledgements.

A signed copy of the book, plus a full color illustration of any character of your choosing. You'll also get the wallpaper, PDF, and thanked in the acknowledgements.

If you'd like a print of your illustration, choose the next tier below.

A signed copy of the book, plus a full color illustration of any character of your choosing, as well as a PRINT of your artwork. You'll also get the wallpaper, PDF, and thanked in the acknowledgements.

The wallpaper, PDF, an Artist Edition of the book, and an 8x10 print of the cover art. You'll also be thanked in the acknowledgements!

The wallpaper, PDF, an Artist Edition of the book, an 8x10 print of the cover art, and a set of six buttons! You'll also be thanked in the acknowledgements!

The wallpaper, PDF, an Artist Edition of the book, cover print, buttons, and a hexagram necklace! You'll also be thanked in the acknowledgements!

A signed copy of the book, plus a 9x12 illustration of the cast, featuring the main characters who have yet to appear in the comic. The illustration was drawn in ink and colored pencil on bristol board. You'll also get the wallpaper, PDF, cover print, buttons, necklace, and you'll be thanked in the acknowledgements.

Budget

3853 - Book printing costs
699 - Postage
200 - Shipping supplies
50 - 8x10 print stock
970 - Fees and taxes
250 - Book design
300 - ISBN and bar code
600 - Storage unit rental (for one year)
678 - Misc. expenses and wiggle room
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TOTAL: 7250

Thank you so much for stopping by! THIS IS THE END, YOU HAVE MADE IT, CONGRATULATIONS.

Risks and challenges

This is thankfully not my first time at this rodeo, and I'm experienced with fulfilling and shipping Kickstarter rewards.

There's a chance there might be delays when it comes time to work with the book printer I've chosen. I'm new to the process of reviewing proofs with a real offset printer, but hopefully it will all be a smooth process! The estimated delivery dates for any tiers with books are about a month later than my printer's estimated turnaround time, so hopefully that will mitigate any delays that DO happen.

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