Catholic school-girl Ashley Altars has a major crush on one of the most popular boys in school, and she unwittingly holds one of the two keys to Heaven and Earth!
To make matters worse, the owner of the other key is a guy who has been dead since the late 1920s! Seth Charming has been brought to the present day by the heavenly “Gemini Twins” known as Sera and Cherry so he can use his second chance at life to help Ashley with her unrequited love. Angels and demons are fighting for both of their keys, but Ashley's got to deal with bullies, exams, and trying to get the handsome Adam Evenine to actually notice her ... Life is tough for the Altar Girl!
Altar Girl is a shoujo manga style webcomic created by Kata Kane. ALTAR GIRL - BOOK 1 will be a collection of Chapters 1, 2 and 3 (over 60 pages of the story) but with the addition of IMPROVED artwork and exciting BONUS materials, including ALL NEW cover art and fun behind-the-scenes MINI-COMICS.
THE BASICS: Pledge $5 for an exclusive digital desktop wallpaper, $10 for a PDF copy of Book 1, and $15 for a physical copy of Book 1!
Pledge $20 or MORE and you could also get YOUR NAME in the credits and on the Thank You page at the Altar Girl website!
But wait! You can get even more GOODIES to go with your book! Pledge $30 or more to get 1 ART CARD, $45 or more for the full SET OF ALL 3 CARDS, and at $50 or more you also get a cute SET OF 3 PINS!
For a limited few: get a CUSTOM SKETCH created especially for YOU, hand-drawn, inked and signed by Kata Kane. You can choose your FAVORITE CHARACTER ($65) or your FAVORITE PAIRING ($75)!
And last but not least... you can COMMISSION A FULL COLOR DIGITAL PORTRAIT ($125) with ANY* Altar Girl related request!
*Limits within reason, no more than three characters, NO NUDITY. Anything deemed inappropriate will be rejected.
UNLOCKED - Pledge $50 or more to receive the set! Alternatively, Add $6.00 to your pledge and send a message indicating your choice for Set of 6 PINS!
UNLOCKED - Pledge $15 or more! Anyone who orders Book 1 automatically gets 1 Bookmark!
These are colorful sketch previews for what will be a double-sided fully-colored BOOKMARK that will fit oh-so-perfectly in BOOK 1, and any other fun reading you might have!
Ashley takes Seth shopping to help him try out more “modern” clothes. Their simple trip gets complicated when the pair run in to practically everyone they know in St. Tail--
-- and they all think Seth & Ashley are on a date!
Ashley’s got to play it cool without letting Seth know what’s up-- but she’s really worried that Adam will get the wrong idea!
UNLOCKED - This comic goes out to ALL BACKERS - no matter your pledge amount!!
Everyone who is a fan of the comic will get to enjoy this reward, but ONLY Kickstarter backers will get exclusive first looks at the development-- as well as a PDF copy of the FULL COMIC that will be sent to ALL BACKERS!! I will dedicate my time to bringing you this additional Altar Girl "one-shot" story without interrupting our regular comic update schedule!
I hope you'll consider helping out in any way you can, even if you can only spare a $1 and a tweet - every little bit counts, and together we can get ALTAR GIRL - BOOK 1 printed at a running start!
ABOUT THE CREATOR:
Kata Kane is the writer and artist of ALTAR GIRL. She works as a graphic designer and lives in Baltimore, MD. ALTAR GIRL originally ran from 2002 - 2004 on Keenspace (now ComicGenesis). The current version of ALTAR GIRL is all new re-draw that began in July 2012: featuring new art, a solid storyline, and more serious detail overall.
ALTAR GIRL is a story I have had in my heart since I was a teenager, when I first doodled the "Altar Girl" in my high school notebooks alongside a short poem. When I put the first page of ALTAR GIRL online twelve years ago to the day on July 7th, 2002, I could have never dreamed of being able to get an actual BOOK printed, let alone through the help of so many kind and awesome fans.
Whether you've been a reader for a few weeks or ten years-- Thank you for believing in me and Ashley Altars. I hope you will be just as excited as I am to hold in your hands your very own copy of the first ever printed edition of ALTAR GIRL!! xo - Kata
Risks and challenges
Printing a book is a new endeavor for me, but I have done a lot of research and planning! I've done the calculations, sourced a few printers with options, and already started on the art revisions for Chs 1-3, which will only be minor details and not total redraws that would take away from the original artwork. I've got the organizational skills to handle anything that flies our way - so this should hopefully go off without a hitch!
I've limited the amount of custom sketch rewards so that hopefully those who request them will get their BOOK and other GOODIES in a timely manner!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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