WE'RE OVER 200% FUNDED! Thank you so much for believing in this project and helping us get this far on our first-ever Kickstarter.
What we still need to unlock:
If we reach $25,000, all our backers will get a FREE PDF of Zana #1!
If we reach our $30,000 stretch goal, we'll begin working on a second volume of Finding Molly!
What you've unlocked so far:
All tiers $50 and above will now receive the limited edition Molly bookplate by PAPER GIRLS and WONDER WOMAN artist Cliff Chiang! Any non-digital tiers can get the bookplate by adding $10 to their pledge.
And all of you buying the book will now get a snazzy hardcover with spot gloss and 30 pages of behind-the-scenes backmatter!
What's Finding Molly?
Finding Molly: An Adventure in Catsitting is a graphic novel about Molly Sanchez-Talebi, an unemployed art school grad who hesitantly starts catsitting to pay the bills. She dreams of breaking out of suburbia and her artistic rut, but she has a lot of self-discovery to do before that happens. The comic follows her funny misadventures as she learns that maybe these (sometimes) friendly felines are just what she needs to get her life on track.
We've been posting Finding Molly as a free webcomic since January, and the response has been overwhelmingly positive. We're stunned by how much our readers love Molly and her gang of cats and artists, and we're ready to take the next step and print the entire book!
Want to read the comic before you buy? Head over to our Tumblr and see what you think!
Who made the comic?
Justine Prado (writer): Justine is a Los Angeles-based feature and television screenwriter, playwright, activist, and cat lady. When she’s not writing movies or fighting the good fight, she’s spending time with her cat, Thriller, who enjoys eating shoelaces.
Jenn St-Onge (artist): Jenn (alias "Princess Jem") is a Canadian illustrator and comic artist. With work that has a strong focus on diverse characters and promoting positive self-awareness, she has made a name for herself with her body positive portfolio. She currently lives just outside of Toronto, Ontario, with her husband and their five kitties.
Carey Pietsch (colorist): Carey is a cartoonist, colorist, and illustrator based in Brooklyn, NY. Most recently, she was the artist on Adventure Time: Marceline Gone Adrift as well as Lumberjanes issues #21-24. When she’s not freelancing, she’s making Keepsakes and other original comics about magic and empathy.
Joyana McDiarmid (letterer): Joyana is a cartoonist, writer, designer and letterer. Her clients include First Second Books, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, and Emet Comics. She is passionate about comics, science (especially physics), as well as medical and botanical illustration.
What's Emet Comics?
Emet Comics is a Los Angeles-based comic book publisher founded in 2015 to empower female storytellers and artists. Our goal is to create complex female characters for comics, film, and TV while empowering girls and women of all backgrounds to tell their stories and their truths. As a nominee of the Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity, Emet Comics is devoted to showcasing new stories from diverse perspectives. Finding Molly is our first webcomic, but we're just getting started. We want to keep hiring women to create compelling female-driven comics, so we need your help to distribute Finding Molly.
To print a large print run of Finding Molly (minimum 1000 copies).
The book will be a 128-page, 6.63" x 10.24", full-color, hardcover graphic novel. If we reach our stretch goals, we will add behind-the-scenes backmatter and more!
Until now, we have self-funded the creation and production of seven series, including Finding Molly. By supporting this project, you'll allow us to print and distribute a beautiful hardcover edition of Finding Molly. Our target goal will go entirely to printing books, making the rewards, and getting them shipped out to you by our promised delivery date.
What people are saying
"This is a gorgeous read in every sense of the word, each and every page brimming with character and life." - IGN
"There isn’t anything I didn’t enjoy about this book. A quirky lead character, fun supporting cast, crisp artwork, relatable story, and cats!" - PopCultHQ
"Finding Molly will draw the reader in with characters that reflect feelings and desires that are universal." - Emertainment Monthly
"A very down to earth story about a present-day girl trying to find a job and do something with her life that she respects." - ComiXologist podcast
"Sometimes it’s just nice to know that the struggle is shared, even if it’s just with a character in a comic book." - Project Nerd
"The art of Finding Molly is adorable and beautifully colored, really making the reader identify with and root for Molly." - JAMMYLAM
"So much of Molly’s story hit very close to home, and seeing her work through her internal roadblocks was incredibly inspirational." - Common Room
Aside from the book, we're offering some fun Finding Molly-themed extras! Whether you just want a copy of the book or an "I FREAKIN' LOVE MOLLY" pack, we've got plenty of add-ons to choose from.
For more color and design options, head over to our store! Sizes Small to 2XL available. You'll pick your design in a survey after the campaign ends.
Finding Molly Issues #1-5!
Emet Comics Sampler!
Check out previews of the comics on our website.
As cat ladies, we know how much you love your kitties, so we've asked several talented artists to create artwork of your cats! See what each artist is offering below. All commissions are digital and will include a physical copy of the book. Please note that these commissions are Kickstarter-exclusive and the artists may not be open to other commissions at this time. If you have questions, leave us a comment or shoot us an email at email@example.com.
Slots are very limited, so grab one before they sell out!
Reimena Yee - 13 commission slots - $65 (one cat), $100 (two cats)
Reimena Yee is an illustrator and comic-artist who likes strange and fancy things, some of them fluffy. Done work for places like BOOM!, Image, and is working on a personal webcomic.
*SOLD OUT* Tabby Freeman - 3 commission slots - $65 (cat + owner)
*SOLD OUT* Rachel Dukes - 3 commission slots - $80
Rachel Dukes hails from San Diego, California. A graduate from The Center for Cartoon Studies, she works as a cartoonist and illustrator and is the creator of the cat-centric webcomic Frankie Comics.
*SOLD OUT* Jenn St-Onge - 5 commission slots - $100
Jenn St-Onge is the artist on Finding Molly. She's also created artwork for various zines, anthologies, and Archie Comics. If you're not able get one of her Kickstarter-exclusive commissions, sign up for her mailing list to find out when her regular commission list is open.
Alise Gluškova - 6 commission slots - $150 (cat portrait or character portrait commissions available)
Alise Gluškova is a comic artist from Latvia, Riga. She has worked with Oni Press, Dark Horse, and Rosy Press.
Vicki Tsai - 3 commission slots - $175
Vicki Tsai is an illustrator who loves cats, fashion, and a hearty heart-shaped margarita pizza. You can find her on Twitter here (@vickisigh).
*SOLD OUT* Jenny Parks - 4 commission slots - $200
Jenny Parks is a scientific illustrator that also happens to be a shameless nerd, with a penchant for drawing animals, dinosaurs, imaginary creatures and occasionally, people as cats. She recently drew a series of animal-themed variant covers for Marvel Comics.
If your tier doesn't include one of the items you want, don't worry! Just add the price of your extra items to your pledge. Add-ons are only available to tiers that include a physical item. Please note that you won't be able to select add-ons after the campaign is over.
Risks and challenges
Finding Molly: An Adventure in Catsitting is completely DONE! From the cover to the last page, it's ready to go to the printer. See for yourself here: http://www.emetcomics.tumblr.com
We're using the same printing company that has reliably printed and delivered all the individual issues of Finding Molly, along with several thousand copies of all of Emet Comics' series. We have tons of experience fulfilling orders for readers and retailers alike, and we're committed to making sure every one of our readers is happy with their comics. If you have any questions about the Kickstarter, shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave us a comment.
We're thrilled to be taking this big step in our journey as a women-first publisher, and we need your support more than ever.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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