Ask a Cat: The Book
"Ask a Cat" is a webcomic that features Cat answering people's questions. This project is to publish the first book collection.
"Ask a Cat is very funny and creative. I enjoyed the playfulness of the writing, and the artwork has a retro style that is enjoyable to look at. You can't ask for much more!" - Dan Thompson, "Rip Haywire", "Harley"
"You know what you'll get when you ask a dog a question, but cats are never predictable. Enjoy the unexpected in this delightful collection." - Bill Holbrook, "Kevin and Kell", "On the Fastrack"
My name is Charles Brubaker and for the past few years, I've been writing and drawing comics professionally, having appeared in publications such as MAD Magazine and SpongeBob Comics. I have also created webcomics such as "Ask a Cat", "The Fuzzy Princess", and "A Witch Named Koko".
This Kickstarter is to fund the first "Ask a Cat" book.
I've been drawing "Ask a Cat" since 2014, and while I have put out mini-comics collecting the strips, I never compiled them into a proper book form, until NOW!
This will be a 6"x9" perfect bound, 128-page book collecting the best of the "Cat" strips from 2014 to early 2017! Topics that Cat covers include what to make for dinner, whether pancakes or waffles are better, cat elections, Thanksgiving, and many more!
REWARDS The book will be available in both digital and printed formats. There are a few original art available as well, plus stickers, buttons, and bookmarks.
Backers can get the first "Ask a Cat" mini-comic, originally released in 2015. They always sell out at comic conventions!
You can double the cats if you want a copy of "The Fuzzy Princess" comic book to go with "Ask a Cat".
I will also offer the pencil print-outs used to traditionally ink the strips! I pencil the comics digitally with my tablet, which I then print out on legal-size paper so that I can ink them onto a sheet of Bristol Board with my lightbox. A lot of these pencils have edit marks and corrections made, a perfect opportunity to get a "behind the scenes" look at the strip! In addition, I will do an inked drawing of Cat on reverse.
Original "Ask a Cat" comic arts are also available, selected by yours truly!! Early strips were drawn on 11"x17" cardstock (huge!), while later ones were drawn on 11"x14" Bristol board.
I've had my comics published in numerous places for many years now, but while I've been in newspapers and comic books, and had my own work published in zine and comic book format, I've never had my cat strips professionally bound in a book format before. This inspired me to start this campaign to finally fulfill that goal.
I will be shipping both to US and International via USPS. If you're outside the US, your country's postal service will do the final delivery. If you feel that your country's postal service is unreliable, we can arrange for an UPS international delivery (to be subsidized at your cost).
The money raised will be used for printing the books, shipping, and Kickstarter fees. That's it! Like I said, all the comics were drawn previously, and all marketing and promotions will be dealt with myself.
Risks and challenges
Risks are minimal for this project. All the strips are drawn, and the interiors are all laid out. Only thing left is to get it printed and have it shipped to the backers. Having self-published in the past, I'm aware of what to expect.
Of course, things could get delayed, and if that's so, I will keep everyone up to date on the progress.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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