About this project
Rose is a comic strip about a young woman, who, unsurprisingly enough, is called Rose.
She loves her life (tho sometimes questions it), she loves the world around her (though isn't always sure of her place in it), and she loves her food... I mean, she really loves her food. It’s a fun, family friendly and often hilarious comic that I’ve been making since 2015.
It is a comic strip about family. A family who love her dearly even though she drives them mad:
There's also her friends, who, like Rose, are still trying to figure out just how to "adult":
And there's her boss, who...well he's not really sure why he hired her most days:
I've written and drawn four issues of Rose thus far, and they’re being sold in comic shops around the world! Which is great. But what I’d now like to do, is collect all these stories into one smart, high quality book that will be a great addition to, and look great on, everyone’s shelves (and screens).
This collection of Rose will be over 100 pages of great comics, including all the material from the first four issues and a bonus new story to welcome new readers. You can read many of these comics for free right now on rosecomic.com to see how far the series has come in just over a year - and with your help, we're just getting started!
MARCH 13 UPDATE! We reached our funding goal! THANK YOU! To celebrate, we're adding a BONUS STORY STRETCH GOAL! If we reach $1,000 I will make a BONUS STORY about the first time Rose ate a pizza! It's a special moment in every young person's life and I want to do this touching time the justice it deserves. YAY PIZZA!
Just like those fancy donut places that are open at 2am, there's something for everyone here!
Digital Copy: A handy copy you can read on any digital device, even the one you're looking at right now! Only $5!
Print Copy: 100 pages of Rose comics in a smart, square bound full colour comic book! This will look amazing on your shelf right next to all those Amiibo you haven't touched in ages! Only $20!
Signed & Sketched Copy: You get the print comic AND I sign it AND I put a personalised sketch in it, of pretty much anything you can think of! Or if you can't think of anything, I draw Rose eating a pizza because that is always fun to draw! Only $30!
A personalised guest appearance by YOU: I am drawing a brand new story for this collection, about Rose being introduced to her new best friends - one of them could be YOU! You get all the rewards above and a chance for comic book immortality - but hurry because guest appearance spots are SEVERELY LIMITED! Only $75!
Risks and challenges
This will be the fifth Rose comic book I’ve taken to print - so I think it’s fair to say I’ve gotten pretty good at the production aspect of this by now and feel there are very few risks involved.
I’m happy to report the contents of the book are already 90% complete - the only items remaining are the final version of the cover, the comics made for the limited reward tier backers, and any comics that result from reaching any of the stretch goals. Considering that pretty much all I do when I’m not at my day job is sit at home and draw comics (with the occasional round of Super Nintendo, while drinking chocolate milk), this isn’t a problem. So even if my eyes get removed in a freak Virtual Boy accident (hey it happens), the book will still get made.
I’m using a local, very reliable printer for the job who has served me well over previous comics I've made, and they’re ready to go as soon as I deliver them the pages!
This will be my fifth Kickstarter project to publish my comics, and I’m proud to say that all the previous campaigns have been successful, I have managed the budget correctly, everyone got their books and we all went home happy... some to chocolate milk and Nintendo, others to sarsaparilla and cartoons, but all, with a great comic to read.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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