About this project
GIRLS NIGHT OUT: THE WAY LOVE GOES
(ENDS MIDNIGHT TONIGHT! We are only a dollars away from the final stretch goal- scroll down for the details -Amy)
"The Way Love Goes" is a collection of short multi-genre comics (drama/comedy/action/sci-fi/indie) around the theme of love, and how it goes well and... not so well some times. The collection features some fan favorite characters from the Girls Night Out by the same great artists, along with new stories and new artists. It will be A WHOPPING 44 PAGES, handy digest size (5" x 8").
ADD ON INSTRUCTIONS
For the 20 page one-shot story, the VIP Room (art by Silvio dB), add $4
To get an additional copy of GNO: The Way Love Goes (variant or regular cover) add $5
To get the two previous issues of Girls Night Out add on $10
(domestic shipping is included. International backers, please throw in an extra $1/issue :-))
Girls Night Out: Best Friends art by Craig Yeung (X-Men Legacy, Runaways) colors by Juri H-C. Tito has a secret he reveals to Rosie.
Saving Abby: No Turning Back art by Anderson Cabral - Love is for the birds. Pampered cat Abby learns more about her rescuer D. in this dystopic sci-fi adventure.
Bob & Ted: In the Friendzone art by Louie Chin father and son RPG gamers talk real life issues.
Big City art by Sean von Gorman (Pawn Shop) two lonely souls encounter each other. A story in tweets.
Captain, My Captain art by the Eisner award winning Janet K. Lee (Dapper Men) A mutiny aboard a space ship takes an unexpected turn. Scifi! Robots!
The Date art by Larry Hama (GI Joe) colors by Eisner award winning Trish Mulvihill (100 Bullets, Batman, Wonder Woman) - A young man frantically rushes to meet his date. A colored version of the black and white short that first appeared in the anthology SHATTERED.
PLUS: a new BONUS story "Enduring Love" written by my Comics Experience peer, Marta Tanrikulu and illustrated by Paulina Ganucheau.
The stretch goal of $7,500 means you guys get another BONUS story, "Single Serving" by two talented women Ellen Goodlett and Y. Sanders. So Girls Night Out is now up to 44 pages! Backers will get an art preview soon...
Some unsolicited reviews about the Girls Night Out series:
"I love @AmyChu's work and I don't care who knows it and you should check out her excellent Kickstarter, you malingerers!" - GailSimone
"I just backed Girls Night Out: The Way Love Goes on @Kickstarter. Nothing but love for the first 2 issues, can't wait!" - @comicsthegather
"I'm reading GIRLS NIGHT OUT now on my new-to-me iPad and holy shit.” @analogtransmit
"A pleasant surprise at @FatJacks -- Stumbled upon "Girls Night Out" books written by @AmyChu and bought them. #goodstuff" @MattMooreAP
"I just backed Girls Night Out: The Way Love Goes on @Kickstarter and you should too, obviously." - @gimpnelly (aka Janelle Asselin)
"In unrelated Xmas news, my mum gave your Girls Night Out #1 a big thumbs up. She was well impressed with your writing. " @The_JRod
"I liked the book! A wide range of story styles. I had to remind myself it was all one writer!" @phillamarr
"If you want to learn how to #makecomics you should pick up Girls Night Out w/ stories by @amychu. What a fantastic bunch of short stories." @danriveraprime
"Glad I picked up Girls Night Out by @AmyChu. Some very poignant stories inside especially the 1st one. The artists are all outstanding." @bulletfist
"Just finished and can't wait for the next one! The idea, characters and art are great! Hugh McMullen" @hughadam
For The VIP Room:
"@AmyChu's comic The VIP Room is pretty effing grand."-@accidentalstarr
"the VIP Room was the first comic I read after the con today and I couldn't wait to tell you how awesome it is!" - @IsaacGoodhart
"Also discovered @AmyChu and her #TheVIPRoom short. Absolutely amazing." - @yngnr
"Did @AmyChu share her wine and doughnuts with me? No, she did not. Photos only." - @tombrevoort (okay that was an endorsement of my food choices, not my comics)
Things you should know:
Girls Night Out is designed to be NEW READER FRIENDLY for everyone. My pet peeve with most comics- they're serialized so it's hard to find a jumping on point. "Love Goes" is a self contained issue, Just like the other Girls Night Out books, it can be read alone or alongside the others. They're not meant to be kids' stories but I'd say it's pretty safe for ALL AGES.This is not a sexy lamp, women-in-fridges kind of book. No one's anorexic looking or has postage stamp sized costumes. My characters don't cuss neither, at least not yet. There's nothing that will embarrass you, your parents, grandparents, or kids (I think.) However, if you are offended by the idea of a few happy characters who happen to be GAY, then this is not a book for you.
Rest assured EVERY PENNY from this Kickstarter goes to the making and distribution of GIRLS NIGHT OUT and the accompanying rewards. Like the previous Girls Night Outs, the money goes to the artists, printer etc.; I'm am not get paid.
*STRETCH GOALS MET*
*NEW STRETCH GOAL* MET!
*FINAL STRETCH GOAL* $7,000
*FINAL FINAL STRETCH GOAL* $7,500
**FINAL FINAL FINAL STRETCH GOAL** $8,888
THE LETTERING REWARD
For PUBLISHERS or COMICS CREATORS- tHere's a sample of lettering I just did for TOP COW for Darkness: Cover Your Eyes
Risks and challenges
1) IT MIGHT BE LATE What I'm most worried about. I think most Kickstarters are late with their rewards, which is why I waited to launch to make sure all the artists on this book were available and could complete the stories. In fact, most of the pages in this book are finished or at the lettering and/or coloring stage.
2) CREATIVE SQUABBLING I've worked with most of the talent on this book before, so I know for a fact, everyone is AWESOME and part of a TEAM *cue Lego music*
3) FULFILLMENT PROBLEMS A very few projects take off like a rocket and overwhelms the ability of the creator to fulfill all the rewards. Or sometimes materials or shipping costs increase and suddenly kill a project. I've already built in a buffer in the budget if this happens. I've also planned the campaign carefully so the rewards are simple to fulfill.
4) The project goes over budget, runs out of money. I'm a trained MBA and conservative budgeter. I've already planned for postal increases, unexpected material costs.
As an EXPERIENCED project manager (go check out my LinkedIn page!) I'm pretty confident I can manage any unexpected issues. In every scenario I can think of (short of heart attack/vehicular accident) you WILL get this book. I'm no Kickstarter virgin - my first campaign for "Girls Night Out: Tales of New York" was SUCCESSFUL and I believe I've got a good handle on how to run this one even bigger and BETTER.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
No, but if you like I will sprinkle some oregano on top...
Original comic art is incredible value for the amount of work that goes in to them. I've gotten quite a few friends into it- it's wonderfully addicting! Most comic art is drawn (and sometimes inked) on 11" x 17" bristol boards. They are usually BLACK & WHITE - almost all coloring these days happen digitally (exceptions are noted above.)
Since I now have so many, I frame my collection up using inexpensive glass floating frames from an art store, but you can also pony up more money and get something nice.
A good way to add to your collection is scout out the Artist Alley at a comic con or go online and figure out which artists you like. Although there are dealers that specialize in comic art, many artists will sell to you directly, even the very established artists!
Absolutely the handmade cinder TOFFEE which was such a big hit in the last campaign:
Assorted handcrafted CHOCOLATES in a Star Wars, Doctor Who or equally nerdy shapes;
Assorted COOKIES (also likely in the shape of your favorite geeky characters chosen by me)
And candies or whatever else I feel like that would make a very nice care package for you or a friend!
And of course the comics! Two day priority mailed for freshness. Comes with a personalized card from me to you, or you to a friend if it's a gift.
YES! There will only be one print run of this edition and you can get it by itself at the $15 level or with its sister issues at the $25 level. Sorry for any confusion!
To get the 20 page one-shot story, the VIP Room (art by Silvio dB), add on $4
To get an additional copy of GNO: The Way Love Goes (variant or regular cover) add on $5
To get the two previous issues of Girls Night Out add on $10
domestic shipping is included. International backers, please add on an extra $1/issue.