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An adorable boy-meets-little-punk-next-door comic about friendship, family, love, and growing up. Help us bring it to print!
An adorable boy-meets-little-punk-next-door comic about friendship, family, love, and growing up. Help us bring it to print!
480 backers pledged $20,661 to help bring this project to life.

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Welcome to the Kickstarter for the paperback of Sunshine Boy Volume 1!  

 

Kelly, the young son of a loving couple, is sweet but a little awkward. His parents are supportive, but they're dealing with problems of their own, and their move to a new home has left Kelly struggling to fit in. Luckily, an outgoing boy named Grey lives next door--and he immediately takes Kelly under his wing. Even if Kelly is about to learn that the world isn't always a kind place, he has his family, Grey, and a motley crew of friends and neighbors behind him...and they know he'll be strong enough to become the man he was meant to be.   

This LGBT+ slice-of-life comedy/slow-burn romance will charm your socks off, especially for fans of Yotsuba&! and Wandering Son. Follow Kelly and his loved ones as they grow up together! Recommended for 13+ Teen readers due to language.  

Written and illustrated by Moosopp, the Sunshine Boy comic was originally seen on Tapas and is currently being serialized in the digital fiction magazine Sparkler Monthly. De-stress after a long day with this adorable, light-hearted story!  

Read this series online right now at sparklermonthly.com!

So far, Sunshine Boy has only been published in digital format. Now that all of Volume 1 has been serialized in Sparkler Monthly, we want to bring Kelly and his world to you in a physical paperback!  

Book design not final.
Book design not final.

 

The paperback will include a revised version of Chapters 1-3 of the comic, featuring redrawn art and polished text, as well as a bonus story about Kelly and Grey when they’re all grown up!

Future!boys Kelly and Grey!
Future!boys Kelly and Grey!

Pledge to this Kickstarter to get the Volume 1 paperback--pledge a little more to get some brand-new merchandise, too! We're funding some very special stickers, charms, and mini-prints...as well as a limited number of one-of-a-kind rewards, like an original sketched bookplate from Moosopp or your cameo drawn into the background of the comic! (You can have Moosopp draw a loved one or your OC as that cameo, if you want. :3)

Sunshine-infused stickers!
Sunshine-infused stickers!

 

Charming keychain charms!
Charming keychain charms!

 

Multiple mini prints!
Multiple mini prints!

 

 

The majority of the funds will go toward printing the book and shipping copies around the globe, as well as printing up the other rewards. The Sparkler editors will be running this Kickstarter and ensuring that all rewards are prepared and shipped.  

 

If we hit our Stretch Goals, we can add on some sweet bonuses--make the book fancier, add bonus material, and even do special bonus merch! We've got some surprises in store, so stay tuned to this section as the Kickstarter progresses.

 

 

Risks and challenges

Sparkler has run ten successful publishing Kickstarters in the past, and Lianne and Rebecca have managed more as freelancers for other publishers. Sparkler's hands-on, enthusiastic staff has largely stayed the same over the last few years. There are always risks when you're a small operation, but we're all ready to do this!

(If a backer is concerned now or in the future and isn't satisfied with updates here or at sparklermonthly.com, our editors can be contacted directly at store@chromaticpress.com.)

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    ☀️ A Little Sunshine ☀️

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    ☀️ Digital Love ☀️

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    • Sunshine Boy Book 1 Ebook
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    ☀️ The Book Itself ☀️

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    ☀️ Better With A Friend ☀️

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    ☀️ The Stuff Collection ☀️

    Includes:
    • Sunshine Boy Book 1 Paperback
    • Sunshine Boy Book 1 Ebook
    • Sunshine Boy Keychain
    • Set of 3 Sunshine Boy Mini-Prints
    • Sunshine Boy Sticker Sheet
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    ☀️ The MORE Stuff Collection ☀️

    New stuff tier--unlocked with the 2nd stretch goal!

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    • Sunshine Boy Book 1 Paperback
    • Sunshine Boy Book 1 Ebook
    • Sunshine Boy Keychain
    • Set of 3 Sunshine Boy Mini-Prints
    • Sunshine Boy Sticker Sheet
    • Desktop Wallpaper and Our Heartfelt Thanks!
    • Sunshine Boy Tote Bag
    • Sunshine Boy Enamel Pin
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    ☀️ Sketched and Signed ☀️

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    • Signed Bookplate with Original Sketch by Moosopp
    • Sunshine Boy Book 1 Paperback
    • Sunshine Boy Book 1 Ebook
    • Sunshine Boy Keychain
    • Set of 3 Sunshine Boy Mini-Prints
    • Sunshine Boy Sticker Sheet
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    ☀️ Join the Story ☀️

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    • Have a Cameo in Sunshine Boy--Get Drawn Into the Background!
    • Signed Bookplate with Original Sketch by Moosopp
    • Sunshine Boy Book 1 Paperback
    • Sunshine Boy Book 1 Ebook
    • Sunshine Boy Keychain
    • Set of 3 Sunshine Boy Mini-Prints
    • Sunshine Boy Sticker Sheet
    • Desktop Wallpaper and Our Heartfelt Thanks!
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