But I'm A Cat Person, Issues 1-3
A story about shapeshifting magical battle monsters, and the owners who wish they had just gotten a kitten instead.
But I'm A Cat Person is a webcomic, updated M-W-F at http://erinptah.com/catperson/.
For those of you not familiar with the story, here's the executive summary:
In a world not too different from our own, humans share the planet with a mysterious servant species known as Beings. Shapeshifting, flying battle monsters, they have spent countless ages dueling each other in a contest with no end, known as the Game…
…which most of humanity has spent just as long ignoring. It’s not really that interesting if you’re not involved.
Into this contest stumble two Ordinary College Graduates, cheerful Bianca and skeptical Sparrow, when a Being on the run drops into their life. He’s called Patrick in human form (or Spot, when he’s a dog), and at Sparrow’s insistence he makes a contract with Bianca in return for a place in their home. But mysterious figures are keeping an eye on Patrick, and the Game has a way of not letting you go.
(None of this would have happened if they’d gotten a kitten instead.)
Now that the webcomic has been plowing steadily along for seven months and two and a half chapters, I'm stepping back and trying to get it in print from the beginning.
Each 32-page paperback will contain a full chapter, with the 28 pages published online plus four pages of extras (sketches! character profiles! secret bonus information!), all wrapped in a sleek new cover. They are things of beauty. Or at least, they will be.
At the moment I'm struggling with working out the kinks in the first issue (the proof copy is pictured above, being studied by a cat). Your funds will help me finish off this issue and whip through the second and third, all while allowing me to do some real advertising and keeping me from having to choose between new pens and EasyMac. If pledges go significantly above the goal, I will (a) thank the Flying Spaghetti Monster and (b) start looking seriously at convention visits. For now, though, as long as I work out the print side of things, I'll be happy.
This project features all kinds of glamorous rewards for donors, including signed issues, custom artwork, and personal thanks delivered in videos with annoyed cats. See the sidebar at the right for the full list.
My name is Erin Ptah, and if you know me already, it's probably from my fancomic: And Shine Heaven Now, a decidedly non-lucrative labor of love that I've been producing for the past eight years.
To all the people who have enjoyed and encouraged Shine, or any of my other fandom work -- thank you! BICP never could have happened at all without your support along the way. If you can, I hope you'll chip in now.
And to those of you who have spent that time hounding me to get it together and produce something wholly original...here it is. Time to put your money where your mouth is :)
- (30 days)