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Issue #2 of LGBT+ comic "Magical Boy Basil" is filled with magic, mayhem, and the literal boy of Basil's dreams.
Issue #2 of LGBT+ comic "Magical Boy Basil" is filled with magic, mayhem, and the literal boy of Basil's dreams.
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Magical Boy Basil #2

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Music: "Avientu" by Jahzzar

Hey, we're Beckah and Jill, the creators of Magical Boy Basil, and we want to get a print copy of Issue #2 into your hands!

Magical Boy Basil is an LGBT webcomic about undercover teenage magicians who fight monsters. (In order to maintain the balance of the universe, of course.) It's an ongoing series split into chapters, available to read online at www.magicalboybasil.com.

Issue #2 - "A Place Like Tanglewood" features the second chapter of Basil's story. In this issue, Basil explores the mystery behind Tanglewood Manor and the equally as mysterious boy who used to live there. (Oh my!)

We created Magical Boy Basil because we believe that LGBT+ characters can inspire readers. We believe LGBT+ leads can drive their own magical adventures and overcome the worst that life throws at them. Magical Boy Basil is full of humor and magical mishaps, but the heart of Basil's story is rooted in the obstacles we all face. Whether it's standing up for what's right when no one else will or getting into trouble way over his head, Basil takes us there and works his way out. He never gives up.

We want to bring Issue #2 to print so that Magical Boy Basil can continue its positive impact on readers. Webcomics are a wonderful, highly-accessible medium, but holding a comic book in your hands makes the story real. The unique experience of reading comic books lead us to create Magical Boy Basil as a comic in the first place, so we hope to bring it full circle and get Magical Boy Basil into your hands!

Rewards

Watching Basil blush is a reward in itself.
Watching Basil blush is a reward in itself.

This print run of Issue #2 features 3 different covers: an original cover, a variant cover, and a Kickstarter Exclusive variant cover. Issue #2 contains 30 pages of full color story!

This Kickstarter also funds a reversible foldout poster and a set of 3 stickers. All of these awesome creations (and more) are available in the reward tiers!

Add-on Rewards

We currently offer two optional Add-on Rewards for this Kickstarter:

  • At the $5 PDF only tier, there's a +$5 optional Add-On reward to include the PDF for issue #1 as well.
  • At all physical rewards tiers, there's a +$20 optional Add-On reward to include an Issue #1 Collector's Pack, which includes the issue #1 PDF, an issue #1 comic book (your choice of cover) signed by the creators with an inside sketch by MBB illustrator Rebeckah Murray, as well as the issue #1 reversible foldout poster!

Issue #2 Cover Art

We're producing the cover art throughout the course of this Kickstarter. Check back soon for updates!

Basil's Original Cover
Basil's Original Cover

 

Aaron's Variant Cover
Aaron's Variant Cover

Shipping Cost

 This Kickstarter ships anywhere in the world!

Magical Boy Basil is created in the United States, so there is a flat $5 shipping cost within the U.S. and a $15 shipping cost to all other countries.

Stretch Goal!

Issue #2 is full of surprises!
Issue #2 is full of surprises!

Chapter #2 is an extra-long chapter, featuring 30 pages of story content. Our Kickstarter will cover the cost of printing this issue, but we would love, love, love to add concept art goodies in the back.

If we can reach $6,000 of funding (hey, Issue #1 did!), we'll add 4 pages of concept art extras in the back of the book, bringing our total print size to 36 pages + covers!

Stretch-Stretch Goal!

We unlocked another stretch goal! At $6,500 of funding, we'll be able to create a set of 4 buttons and add them to every physical rewards package!

Risks and challenges

All of the story art for Issue #2 is complete and a printer has been lined up to take the job as soon as this Kickstarter is funded, but some of the remaining artwork is still in progress:

* Chapter 2 is undergoing some color tweaking so that it looks its best in print. This clean-up process will be complete by the end of this Kickstarter.

* Beckah is producing the cover art for Issue #2 during this Kickstarter and it will be ready for print by the end of August. Stay tuned for updates!

* Our set of 3 stickers and full color commissions will be produced while the comic book is at the printer during September and October.

* Inside sketches and character sketch art will be produced when the comic books arrive in November.

All of this means that you can expect a delivery date for physical rewards in December! Stay tuned for regular updates through Kickstarter and social media.

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    PDF + Thank You!

    Thanks for backing us! At this level you'll receive...

    * Your name in the book! - We'll place your name on the "Thank You" page of Issue #2.

    * PDF Download - We'll send you a PDF copy of Issue #2, featuring the original Basil cover and tons of behind-the-scenes content!

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    • Your name in the book!
    • Issue #2 PDF Download
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    Issue #2 + Poster

    In addition to a PDF copy of Issue #2 and your name on the "Thank You" page, you'll receive...

    * A Reversible Foldout Poster - This is an 11" x 17" foldout poster featuring Issue #2's original Basil cover on one side and the Aaron variant cover on the other side. Pick your favorite or switch it up!

    * Issue #2 - This is the comic book featuring 30 pages of full color story content! (Your choice between the original Basil cover or the Aaron variant cover.)

    + OPTIONAL ADD-ON REWARD: The Issue #1 Collector's Pack! Increase your pledge by $20 and receive the following:
    * Issue #1 signed by the creators (choice of original or variant cover) with an inside sketch.
    * The Issue #1 reversible foldout poster.
    * The Issue #1 PDF with behind-the-scenes content!

    Includes:
    • Your name in the book!
    • Issue #2 PDF Download
    • Issue #2 Reversible Foldout Poster
    • Issue #2 (Your choice of cover)
    • OPTIONAL ADD-ON REWARD (+$20) - Issue #1 collector's pack
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    Collector's Set

    This is the whole package! In addition to a PDF copy of Issue #2, your name on the "Thank You" page, and the Reversible Foldout Poster, you'll receive...

    * A Set of 3 Stickers - This is a set of three 2" x 2" die cut stickers with anti-scratch veneer. They're colorful AND durable!

    * BOTH comic books SIGNED - one featuring the original Basil cover art and one of the Aaron variant, both signed by the creators.

    Includes:
    • Your name in the book!
    • Issue #2 PDF Download
    • Issue #2 Reversible Foldout Poster
    • Set of 3 Stickers
    • Issue #2 (Original Basil Cover) + SIGNED
    • Issue #2 (Aaron Variant Cover) + SIGNED
    • OPTIONAL ADD-ON REWARD (+$20) - Issue #1 collector's pack
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    KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE!

    THIS VARIANT WILL NEVER BE PRINTED AGAIN!
    In addition to a PDF Copy of Issue #2, the reversible foldout poster, and the Sticker Set, you'll receive...

    * Your name in BOLD - You're a special fan, so we'll print your name in bold on the "Thank You" page of Issue #2.

    * Issue #2 (Kickstarter Exclusive Variant Cover) - This is a "color-your-own" variant cover available ONLY through this Kickstarter. Only 100 copies will be printed and it will never be printed again. Each copy will be numbered and signed by the creators.

    * + Back Cover Sketch - Not only will you receive this variant cover signed by the creators, Magical Boy Basil artist Rebeckah Murray will sketch a character on the back cover!

    Includes:
    • Your name in BOLD!
    • Issue #2 PDF Download
    • Issue #2 Reversible Foldout Poster
    • Set of 3 Stickers
    • Issue #2 (Kickstarter Exclusive cover) + SIGNED
    • + Back Cover Sketch by artist Rebeckah Murray
    • OPTIONAL ADD-ON REWARD (+$20) - Issue #1 collector's pack
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    Collector's Set + Character Sketch

    In addition to all the goodies available in the Collector's Set, you'll receive...

    * An Original Character Sketch - This is a 5" x 7" ink sketch by Magical Boy Basil artist Rebeckah Murray. It will feature one of the characters from the main cast.

    Includes:
    • Your name in the book!
    • Issue #2 PDF Download
    • Issue #2 Reversible Foldout Poster
    • Set of 3 Stickers
    • Issue #2 (Original Basil Cover) + SIGNED
    • Issue #2 (Aaron Variant Cover) + SIGNED
    • 5" x 7" Original Character Sketch
    • OPTIONAL ADD-ON REWARD (+$20) - Issue #1 collector's pack
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    Collector's Set + Issue #2 Page Art

    In addition to all the goodies in the Collector's Set, you'll receive...

    * Issue #2 Original Page Art + Color Print - This is an original 11" x 17" line work page from Magical Boy Basil Issue #2 signed by artist Rebeckah Murray, as well as an issue-size print of the final color page signed by colorist Jill Hackett.

    Includes:
    • Your name in the book!
    • Issue #2 PDF Download
    • Issue #2 Reversible Foldout Poster
    • Set of 3 Stickers
    • Issue #2 (Original Basil Cover) + SIGNED
    • Issue #2 (Aaron Variant Cover) + SIGNED
    • Original Page Art + Color Print
    • OPTIONAL ADD-ON REWARD (+$20) - Issue #1 collector's pack
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    Collector's Set + Become a Student

    In addition to all the goodies in the Collector's Set, you'll receive...

    * Become a Student! - We need students for the upcoming gym class scene in Chapter 4 of Magical Boy Basil. Would you like to be one of them? This tier includes a cameo appearance in Chapter 4, as well as an original sketch of you as a Serge Academy student.

    Some details:
    * We'll need a picture of you to reference for the caricature.
    * Adults are welcome to appear as a faculty member rather than a student, but we have limited slots for this option. Please contact us.
    * You may gift this cameo to a friend or family member, but we'll need their contact info to ensure their permission.

    Includes:
    • Your name in the book!
    • Issue #2 PDF Download
    • Issue #2 Reversible Foldout Poster
    • Set of 3 Stickers
    • Issue #2 (Original Basil Cover) + SIGNED
    • Issue #2 (Aaron Variant Cover) + SIGNED
    • A cameo appearance in Chapter 4 of Magical Boy Basil
    • A sketch of you as a Serge Academy Student
    • OPTIONAL ADD-ON REWARD (+$20) - Issue #1 collector's pack
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    KS EXCLUSIVE + Your Cover Colored

    In addition to everything in our Kickstarter Exclusive package, you'll receive...

    + Your Cover Colored - Magical Boy Basil artist, Rebeckah Murray, will color your Kickstarter Exclusive cover! This option is ONLY available through this Kickstarter.

    Includes:
    • Your name in BOLD!
    • Issue #2 PDF Download
    • Issue #2 Reversible Foldout Poster
    • Set of 3 Stickers
    • Issue #2 (Kickstarter Exclusive cover) + SIGNED
    • + Back Cover Sketch by artist Rebeckah Murray
    • + Your Cover Colored by artist Rebeckah Murray
    • OPTIONAL ADD-ON REWARD (+$20) - Issue #1 collector's pack
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    Collector's Set + Full Color Commission

    In addition to all the goodies in the Collector's Set, you'll receive...

    * A Full Color Commission - This is an 8" x 10" full color artwork of a character (or two) of your choice!

    Includes:
    • Your name in the book!
    • Issue #2 PDF Download
    • Issue #2 Reversible Foldout Poster
    • Set of 3 Stickers
    • Issue #2 (Original Basil Cover) + SIGNED
    • Issue #2 (Aaron Variant Cover) + SIGNED
    • 8" x 10" Full Color Commission
    • OPTIONAL ADD-ON REWARD (+$20) - Issue #1 collector's pack
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    Collector's Set + Design a Magic Item!

    In addition to all the goodies in the Collector's Set, you'll get to design a magic item!

    Work behind-the-scenes with the creators of Magical Boy Basil to design a magic item to be featured in the climax of upcoming "Chapter 5: Magic Fight!" You'll be invited to a creative Slack channel where you'll learn the inner-workings of magic, see in-progress script and layout for Chapter 5, and ultimately help us design the appearance, incantation, and power of a magic item!

    Includes:
    • Your name in BOLD!
    • Issue #2 PDF Download
    • Issue #2 Reversible Foldout Poster
    • Set of 3 Stickers
    • Issue #2 (Original Basil Cover) + SIGNED
    • Issue #2 (Aaron Variant Cover) + SIGNED
    • Design a Magic Item!
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