⭐The Bay is an ongoing comic about a young politician, a programmer and a rich flamboyant kid in the Martian capital city, Isidis Bay. A light hearted slice of life comedy, with a dash of drama, queer romance and lots of palm trees. The Bay is an ongoing webcomic available to read on Tapas and on Patreon.
⭐Started in 2017, it currently has 3 completed chapters out of 6 estimated. This Kickstarter is meant to help come to life Volume One - a collection of the first 3 chapters.
The Bay Volume 1 includes:
- chapters 1-3 (181 pages)
- book exclusive epilogue (4 pages)
- exclusive artwork and sketches + chapter 4 previews (4 pages)
Book will be printed in UK Standard Size (240x157mm - a little smaller than A4), printed in full colour.
The Pilot chapter has been previously printed in 2018 - funded through Kickstarter. I've now gone back and rewrote parts of older chapters in order for the comic to be the best version of itself up to date! Don't worry, there's no story changes - just some adjustments.
Volume One will feature an exclusive epilogue and also exclusive illustrations not available in the online version!
This is my second Kickstarter - the first one was successfully funded in 2018 and it brought to life the 60 page pilot of The Bay. It sure was an exciting experience that I learned a lot from and which will hopefully help me run this second Kickstarter even better!
If you've supported my previous Kickstarter, glad to see you back!
This year I've created a new set of exciting rewards!
Digital rewards include the PDF version of the book as well as a sketchbook compilation (only available on Patreon).
Physical rewards include, obviously, the book, as well as an exclusive bookmark, guest art prints, an original sketch by me on the first page and a tshirt! Please note some of these rewards will be limited so make sure you grab them while you can!
There is one Early Bird reward where you can get the book at an exclusive price with the bookmark included! Only available the first week of the campaign and limited to 50 backers only!
First Stretchgoal unlocked! All book and above backers get one free gold foiled print!
Bookmarks have already arrived and they're super cool!
I've had the pleasure to commission 3 lovely artists and pals to each do a piece of one of the characters to be included in an exclusive tier. These will be turned into 3 x A5 prints, printed on silk 300gsm cardstock! The final artwork will be revealed later, but you can see info about the chosen artists below.
GUEST ART REVEALS!
Here's a rough estimate of the funding goal breakdown! Most of it goes on production of the books and shipping! Any extra funding will go towards production of extra merchandise and books to be sold in the future.
Risks and challenges
This is my second Kickstarter so I am now even more experienced than last year. My previous Kickstarter was successfully funded in 24 hours and rewards were delivered promptly with no major issues. Since then I've also ran my online shop where I constantly handle orders and packaging, so there should be little to no problems or delays in dispatch and delivery of rewards.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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