Hey, we're Beckah and Jill, the creators of Magical Boy Basil, and we want to get a print copy of Issue #3 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 #3 - "Evidence" features the third chapter of Basil's story. In this issue, Basil, with the help of his new best friend Eli, dives deeper into the mystery surrounding both Tanglewood, and the elusive Aaron Serge.
We created Magical Boy Basil because we believe having LGBT+ characters in positive lead roles is important. We wanted to create a story where being different is wonderful - even magical - with a lead character who can take on any adventure life throws at him. 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 #3 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!
We currently offer two optional Add-on Rewards for this Kickstarter:
- At the $5 PDF tier, increase your pledge by $10 to include the PDFs for issues #1 and #2.
- At all other tiers, increase your pledge by $15 to include Issues #1 and #2 in both PDF and hard copy! (Your choice of Basil or Aaron covers.)
Issue #3 Cover Art
The cover art is underway. We'll update this section as the covers are completed!
- The Kickstarter Exclusive features a Basil-Aaron pairing!
"Gay, Magical, and Panicking" Enamel Pin
This Kickstarter ships anywhere in the world!
Magical Boy Basil will ship from the United States. There is a flat $5 shipping cost within the U.S. and a $10 shipping cost to all other countries. If you pick a tier $100 or above, the shipping cost is waived!
Most of the funds from this Kickstarter go to the cost of creating artwork for the comic, so thank you so much for supporting the creation of quality LGTB+ comics! If we can reach $6,000, we'll also include a set of 1" buttons with every physical reward! It may seem like a lot, but both Issue #1 and #2 reached this stretch goal, so share the project with your friends!
Risks and challenges
* The artwork for Chapter 3 is already complete, but we will need to make some adjustments to make it the best it can be in print!
* Beckah is creating the cover artwork for this issue throughout this Kickstarter.
* Enamel pin art is complete, and the sticker sheet will be created upon funding of this Kickstarter.
* Chapter 6 is in production now, and all related rewards will release as the art is completed over the next few months!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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