Devil's Candy is a horror-themed action/comedy comic for teens by the ghoulish duo of Rem and Bikkuri. Help us print the first book of the webcomic Devil's Candy--plus a full-color artbook!
In a world of monsters and mayhem, a young genius imp named Kazu Decker constructs a human-like girl for his 9th grade science project. Naming her Pandora, he introduces her to his hellish high school, Hemlock Heart Academy.
The comic follows the duo's daily struggles as Pandora becomes more familiar with this surreal locale. Fortunately for them, Pandora's stoic nature and seemingly limitless strength, paired with Kazu's luck, knowledge, and friends, gets them out of trouble almost as often as it gets them mixed up with some macabre mystery.
The sometimes sweet and always strange webcomic Devil's Candy has been published online since 2014. It can be read here, currently published in partnership with Hiveworks. The comic is known for its rich backgrounds and stylistic paneling inspired by shonen manga. Every page is produced on paper with ink before being scanned, making its lavish attention to detail an even more impressive feat.
Rem and Bikkuri form the team behind Devil's Candy. They were summoned forth from the deepest night with botched sorcery, but once on Earth, decided that making comics would be fun. Rem penned the SOULLESS manga for Yen Press and won both the grand prize of Tokyopop's first Rising Stars of Manga contest and the grand prize of Morning Magazine’s International Manga Competition; she currently works as an artist, character designer, and illustrator in comics and video games, including WayForward's River City Girls. Bikkuri is a prolific manga adapter, voice actor, and script writer for Sentai Filmworks and FUNimation who has worked on series such as One Piece and Ghost in the Shell.
All you boos, vamps, and ghouls out there...it's time for the goods!
The goal of this Kickstarter is to print two books. Firstly, Devil's Candy Book 1! Assembling the first three chapters + bonuses, Book 1 is to be a 6x9 softcover book with 188 pages in black and white, with a few color inserts.
Secondly, we'll be printing an official Devil's Candy artbook for the series! Over 100 pages of full color content that includes illustrations, character designs, studies, commentary, and tutorials. A must-have for any fans of the series or aspiring artists!
In addition to the two books, backers can get digital editions, special merchandise, and even original art on various tiers.
Here is the list of the available rewards:
Some of the reward designs are not quite completed - but below you will find the designs for the die-cut holographic finish sticker, the bookplate, and the art-in-progress for the front side of the 3 bookmarks, designed and drawn by Judy Jong (aka Juby), author of Cut Time.
Finally, here are the tiers - backers can select whichever one they like! The three highest tiers that include special personalized rewards such as bookplates, original artwork, and demon design privileges are only available in limited quantities!
Additional credit: The music used in the video is Spooky Spook 3 by PeriTune and can be found here. Special thanks to Megan Lavey-Heaton and Rhiannon R.S. for all the color correction and pre-press work on the comic and artbook, and to Hiveworks and Lianne Sentar for preparing and managing the Kickstarter!
Risks and challenges
This Kickstarter is done in partnership by Hiveworks Comics, a creator-owned publisher and studio that supports hundreds of webcomics with many successful Kickstarters and years of general webcomic-and-print management. We are confident that we'll see this Kickstarter through in a professional manner. We'll keep backers informed of any problems or delays, and can be contacted directly through this Kickstarter's comments and messaging. Hiveworks can also be contacted directly at email@example.com
Since the production of the artbook will take a bit more time than comics usually do (due to set up, color proofing, adding commentary, etc.), we have given this project a later delivery date. This will allow us to work with any production delays.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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