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A werewolf lawyer named Loyal, the vampire down the hall named Azhar, and the story of how they became "friends."
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 Loyal Li begins his career with $300k+ in student loans and no clients whatsoever. Poor pup! He can't help but be jealous of the handsome, successful, very handsome vampire entrepreneur just down the hall...

There is a vampire in my office building. His name is Azhar.

But then...

?!?!?!?!

APPEAL! Pilot is the 40-page beginning of their relationship.

 My name is Ru Xu! I'm the creator of the graphic novel series NewsPrints, as well that one webcomic about inns for time travelers, Saint for Rent. 

APPEAL! is a pet project of mine that I started in 2017. It has lots of things that I love -- such as pretty monster boys in love and magical girls -- all in an action-packed YA rom-com.

I compiled a collection of illustrations, sketches, and concept art into the first APPEAL! zine, which was 20 pages and in full color. It debuted at SPX 2017 and has since gone out of print. In 2018, I ran a little project for the Kickstarter Make 100 Event to produce 100 silkscreen prints of the APPEAL! characters. Afterwards, I was so inspired by the interest they received that I made a second zine called APPEAL! Redux. Redux is almost 50 pages of newer concept art, illustrations, sketches, and comics, and it's one of my bestsellers.

APPEAL! Pilot is, as the name suggests, my first step into making it a comic series. In this Kickstarter, you'll have the opportunity to not only get the Pilot, but also the Redux, the silkscreen print, and the original zine! 

Risks and challenges

The interiors of the book are done and laid out! We've priced a run with two different vendors for both the book and the charms, and we have a partner lined up for fulfillment! Hiccups could occur during the manufacturing process or with the original art pieces, but I'll keep you posted on how those progress once the campaign ends!

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    The PDF Pal

    A PDF Copy of the APPEAL! PILOT!

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    • PDF - APPEAL! PILOT
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    The Book, Baby!

    You get both a physical copy AND a digital copy of the APPEAL! PILOT.

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    • PDF - APPEAL! PILOT
    • APPEAL! Pilot - Physical Copy!
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    The Puppy Bundle

    This is everything new! The APPEAL! PILOT, the printset, the 2" Trio charm, a signed bookplate, and the PDF!

    Includes:
    • PDF - APPEAL! PILOT
    • APPEAL! Pilot - Physical Copy!
    • Printset
    • Trio Charm
    • Signed Bookplate
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    No, Add the Silkscreen Instead

    Did you miss out on the limited hand-numbered APPEAL! 13x18" silkscreen prints? Well, this tier lets you get one of the few remaining copies as well as all the goodies from the $30 tier!

    Includes:
    • PDF - APPEAL! PILOT
    • APPEAL! Pilot - Physical Copy!
    • Printset
    • Trio Charm
    • Signed Bookplate
    • APPEAL! Make/100 Silkscreen Print
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    The Werewolf Bundle

    Awoo! Want an original drawing of the APPEAL! characters in color? This is the tier for you! You get a 6x9" random full-color drawing AND you also get everything from the $60 tier!

    Includes:
    • PDF - APPEAL! PILOT
    • APPEAL! Pilot - Physical Copy!
    • Printset
    • Trio Charm
    • Signed Bookplate
    • APPEAL! Redux Zine
    • APPEAL! Original Zine
    • Color Original APPEAL! Drawing
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    Add Two Zines

    Want to get all the APPEAL! books? This is for you! It comes with the ORIGINAL APPEAL! Zine that started it all, the APPEAL! Redux zine, and everything from the $30 tier!

    Includes:
    • PDF - APPEAL! PILOT
    • APPEAL! Pilot - Physical Copy!
    • Printset
    • Trio Charm
    • Signed Bookplate
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    • APPEAL! Original Zine
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    Why Not Both? Let's Get Both

    This tier has it all with BIG SAVINGS! You get the new APPEAL! PILOT, it's PDF, the 2" charm, the printset, the signed bookplate, the APPEAL! Redux zine, the original APPEAL! zine, and one of the few remaining APPEAL! Silkscreen Prints!

    Includes:
    • PDF - APPEAL! PILOT
    • APPEAL! Pilot - Physical Copy!
    • Printset
    • Trio Charm
    • Signed Bookplate
    • APPEAL! Redux Zine
    • APPEAL! Original Zine
    • APPEAL! Make/100 Silkscreen Print
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    The Little Witch Bundle

    Magical! You can own original art of the APPEAL! protagonists! I'll be doing 6x9" black-and-white illustrations, and you'll get one. You also get everything in the $60 tier!

    Includes:
    • PDF - APPEAL! PILOT
    • APPEAL! Pilot - Physical Copy!
    • Printset
    • Trio Charm
    • Signed Bookplate
    • APPEAL! Redux Zine
    • APPEAL! Original Zine
    • B&W Original APPEAL! Drawing
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    The Vampire Bundle

    You are the discerning connoisseur! You get one of everything! The PDF, the APPEAL! PILOT, the Printset, the Trio Charm, the Signed Bookplate, the APPEAL! Redux zine, the original APPEAL! Zine, the Make/100 hand-numbered silkscreen print, a B&W Original, AND a full color original! W O W !

    Includes:
    • PDF - APPEAL! PILOT
    • APPEAL! Pilot - Physical Copy!
    • Printset
    • Trio Charm
    • Signed Bookplate
    • APPEAL! Redux Zine
    • APPEAL! Original Zine
    • APPEAL! Make/100 Silkscreen Print
    • B&W Original APPEAL! Drawing
    • Color Original APPEAL! Drawing
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