What is Marry Me?
Marry Me is a romantic comedy about a world-famous pop star, frustrated with her love life, who marries a random fan holding a MARRY ME sign at one of her concerts. It's a full color graphic novel created and written by Bobby Crosby and illustrated by Remy "Eisu" Mokhtar. It began as a serialized webcomic (click here to read it all for FREE!), and was later published in printed softcover and hardcover editions.
What are you Kickstarting?
The sequel! We want to produce an all-new full color graphic novel called Marry Me Vol. 2: Big Celebrity Wedding, which will tell the story of the day Stasia and Guy officially tied the knot with a formal, super-expensive celebrity wedding! All your favorite Marry Me characters will be there to help the couple celebrate their big day, as they deal with tabloid spies, the insane egos of Stasia's superstar guests, and so many crazy surprises.
Marry Me Vol. 2 begins with the short story "When Parker Met Guy" that is currently being serialized on the Marry Me webcomic site, and which will lead directly into the "Big Celebrity Wedding" story (both online and in the final printed graphic novel). We estimate this entire graphic novel will be around 150 full color pages in length, and you will be able to see it progress page by page online with at least one new page every week!
How does this "Kickstarter" thing work, anyway?
See the top right corner of this page, where it says "$5,000 goal"? We need that much money to produce our Big Celebrity Wedding graphic novel on a timely schedule. If the goal is reached thanks to your pledges, production on the graphic novel and all of the associated rewards begin immediately! But if we don't meet our goal by the end of the 30 days, while we will all be very sad, you will not lose a penny. You will not be charged unless the project reaches its $5,000 goal before the deadline!
What if we SURPASS the goal?
That would be when the SUPER FUN PART begins! We've got a few awesome "stretch goals" in mind, but we're not counting our chickens before they're hatched, so we'll reveal them when/if the time is right!
HOWEVER, we can say that once we hit our $5,000 goal, we will reveal AWESOME TOP SECRET NEWS exclusively to our Kickstarter backers! Many people will surely find out about this news later, but you wonderful people will be the first to know!
UPDATE: ALL 13 STRETCH GOALS ACHIEVED! TWO NEW ADDED!
What do I get out of backing this?
Other than the satisfaction of a job well done and our eternal gratitude, you get REWARDS!
- Every single backer to this Kickstarter gets each new Marry Me comic page delivered to their E-Mail box as it is created, BEFORE it gets posted on the website!
- Every backer $10 and up will be thanked by name in the Thank You Section of Marry Me Vol. 2: Big Celebrity Wedding!
- Lovely copies of Marry Me Vol. 2: Big Celebrity Wedding (available in softcover, hardcover and digital editions!)
- A real-life version of the "School's Out" Stasia concert tour poster (just like the one Parker is holding on this page!)
- A Kickstarter-exclusive Stasia T-Shirt (just like the one Parker wears or a second design you'll be able to choose between!)
- NEW: A "Monkeys are Lazy" T-Shirt (see design at the bottom of this page)!
- NEW: All rewards that include a T-Shirt will allow you to choose your favorite shirt design from among those available after the Kickstarter ends!
- A Kickstarter-exclusive Stasia Baseball Cap (just like the one worn by Stasia's support staff!)
- Artist Remy "Eisu" Mokhtar will sketch an original drawing for you of any Marry Me character you want!
- Your name can be mentioned in the "Big Celebrity Wedding" story itself!
- Your likeness can appear in the "Big Celebrity Wedding" story as a wedding guest of Stasia and Guy! You can be an official Marry Me character! How cool is THAT one?!
- Own one of the two 7-foot tall Marry Me cardboard stand-ups we've used at our Comic-Con booth!
- We'll get you into this year's Comic-Con International: San Diego as a VIP guest of Keenspot for all five days including Preview Night, and you can hang out with us at our big ol' booth for as long as you desire!
- If you're a company who wants to promote a product, sign on as a corporate sponsor of Stasia and Guy's big celebrity wedding! Your company logo will be displayed in branded signage and your products will be included in the wedding guest goodie bag, just like a real celebrity wedding!
NOTE: All rewards that include MARRY ME VOL. 2 will be delivered in full by July 2014, though some digital rewards and San Diego Comic-Con-related rewards will be delivered earlier.
Risks and challenges
We have more than a decade of experience producing thousands of pages of comics for both the web and print, and we are confident we can deliver on this project. Any potential delay-causing problems will be immediately communicated to our backers.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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