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Issue #3 of LGBT+ comic "Magical Boy Basil" has it all. Magic, pretty boys, and the most adorable little monster on the East Coast.
Issue #3 of LGBT+ comic "Magical Boy Basil" has it all. Magic, pretty boys, and the most adorable little monster on the East Coast.
Issue #3 of LGBT+ comic "Magical Boy Basil" has it all. Magic, pretty boys, and the most adorable little monster on the East Coast.
132 backers pledged $6,800 to help bring this project to life.

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Magical Boy Basil #3

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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!

Add-On Rewards

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!

Basil's Original Cover
Basil's Original Cover
Aaron's Variant Cover
Aaron's Variant Cover
  • The Kickstarter Exclusive features a Basil-Aaron pairing!

"Gay, Magical, and Panicking" Enamel Pin

A "Gay, Magical, and Panicking" enamel pin featuring Basil!
A "Gay, Magical, and Panicking" enamel pin featuring Basil!

Shipping Cost

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!

Stretch Goal!

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!

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  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    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 #3.

    * PDF Download - We'll send you a PDF copy of Issue #3, featuring the original cover and tons of behind-the-scenes content!

    Includes:
    • Your name in the book!
    • Issue #3 PDF Download
    • ADD-ON Reward (+$10): Add Issues #1 and #2 in PDF.
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    Issue #3 + Sticker Sheet

    In addition to a PDF copy of Issue #3 and your name on the "Thank You" page, you'll receive...

    * Sticker Sheet - This is a full color vinyl sheet of Magical Boy Basil stickers with a special protective coating for up to 4 years of outdoor durability.

    * Issue #3 - This is the comic book featuring 22 pages of full-color story content and 10 pages of extras in the back! (Your choice between the original cover or the variant cover.)

    Includes:
    • Your name in the book!
    • Issue #3 PDF Download
    • Vinyl Sticker Sheet
    • Issue #3 (Your choice of cover)
    • ADD-ON REWARD (+$15): Add Issues #1 and #2 in PDF and hard copy.
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    Collector's Set

    This is the whole package! In addition to a PDF copy of Issue #3, your name on the "Thank You" page, and the sticker sheet, you'll receive...

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

    * An Enamel Pin - This is a classy hard enamel silver plated pin only available through this Kickstarter!

    Includes:
    • Your name in the book!
    • Issue #3 PDF Download
    • Vinyl Sticker Sheet
    • Enamel Pin
    • Issue #3 (Original cover) + SIGNED
    • Issue #3 (Variant cover) + SIGNED
    • ADD-ON REWARD (+$15): Add Issues #1 and #2 in PDF and hard copy.
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    KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE!

    THIS VARIANT WILL NEVER BE PRINTED AGAIN!

    In addition to a PDF copy of Issue #3, your name on the "Thank You" page, the sticker sheet, and an enamel pin, you'll receive...

    * Issue #3 (Kickstarter Variant Cover) - This is a Kickstarter variant cover! Only 100 copies will be printed and it will never be printed again. Each copy is numbered and signed by the creators.

    * + Inside Sketch - Not only will you receive this variant cover signed by the creators, Magical Boy Basil artist Rebeckah Murray will sketch a character of your choice on the inside cover!

    * Your name in BOLD - You're a special fan, so we'll print your name in bold on the "Thank You" page of Issue #3.

    Includes:
    • Your name in BOLD
    • Issue #3 PDF Download
    • Vinyl Sticker Sheet
    • Enamel Pin
    • Issue #3 (Kickstarter Exclusive cover) + SIGNED
    • + Inside Sketch by artist Rebeckah Murray
    • ADD-ON REWARD (+$15): Add Issues #1 and #2 in PDF and hard copy.
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    One of Everything + Issue #3 Page Art

    Can't make up your mind? Why not have it all! In addition to a PDF copy of Issue #3, your name in bold on the "Thank You" page, the sticker sheet, and an enamel pin, you'll receive...

    * ALL THREE COVERS - Receive all three collectible covers, signed by the creators and including an inside sketch in your Kickstarter variant.

    * Issue #3 Page Art - This is an original 11" x 17" comic page line art from Chapter 3, signed by Magical Boy Basil artist, Rebeckah Murray! (You'll receive a page from your top 3 choices.)

    Includes:
    • Your name in BOLD
    • Issue #3 PDF Download
    • Vinyl Sticker Sheet
    • Enamel Pin
    • Issue #3 (Original cover) + SIGNED
    • Issue #3 (Variant cover) + SIGNED
    • Issue #3 (Kickstarter Exclusive cover) + SIGNED
    • + Inside Sketch by artist Rebeckah Murray
    • Issue #3 Original Page Art
    • ADD-ON REWARD (+$15): Add Issues #1 and #2 in PDF and hard copy.
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    One of Everything + Original Cover Art!

    In addition to your name in the book, the PDF download, all three covers, an inside sketch, the sticker sheet, and enamel pin, you'll receive...

    * Original Cover Art from Issue #3! - This time through, Beckah is producing the cover artwork with traditional media, meaning we have two original full-color 11" x 17" marker art pieces featuring the covers of issue #3!

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    One of Everything + KS Cover Art

    In addition to your name in the book, the PDF download, all three covers, an inside sketch, the sticker sheet, and enamel pin, you'll receive...

    * The Kickstarter Exclusive Original Cover Art from Issue #3! - This time through, Beckah is producing the cover artwork with traditional media. This the original black-and-white line drawing on 11" x 17" Bristol board featuring the Kickstarter Exclusive cover for issue #3!

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    One of Everything + Become A Student

    In addition to your name in the book, the PDF download, all three covers, an inside sketch, the sticker sheet, and enamel pin, you'll receive...

    * Become a Student - A cameo appearance as Basil's classmate in Chapter 6! (The current chapter in production.)

    * A Student "Yearbook" Portrait - This is a 5" x 7" line portrait of you as a student, drawn by Magical Boy Basil artist, Rebeckah Murray!

    * Issue #6 Original Page Art - We'll also send you the original 8.5" x 11" page art from Issue #6 that you appear in!

    * An appearance in our "Club Photo" thank you section - Even better than your name in bold, you'll be drawn into our "after school club photo" thank you section in Issue #3!

    Includes:
    • Appear in the "club photo" Thank You section in Issue #3
    • Issue #3 PDF Download
    • Vinyl Sticker Sheet
    • Enamel Pin
    • Issue #3 (Original cover) + SIGNED
    • Issue #3 (Variant cover) + SIGNED
    • Issue #3 (Kickstarter Exclusive cover) + SIGNED
    • + Inside Sketch by artist Rebeckah Murray
    • Issue #6 Original Page Art (with you in it!)
    • 5" x 7" School Yearbook Portrait
    • ADD-ON REWARD (+$15): Add Issues #1 and #2 in PDF and hard copy.
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    One of Everything + Join the Cast

    In addition to your name in the book, the PDF download, all three covers, an inside sketch, the sticker sheet, and enamel pin, you'll receive...

    * Become a Recurring Character! - Have you ever wanted to be a character in a comic book? Now's you can! Poor hapless Basil finds himself stuck in Acting class and we need two teachers to wrangle the class play. You'll become a recurring character either as Basil's Acting teacher or Aaron's Stagecraft teacher throughout the comic!

    * A Faculty "Yearbook" Portrait - This is a 5" x 7" line portrait of you drawn as a teacher, by Magical Boy Basil artist, Rebeckah Murray!

    * Issue #6 Original Page Art - We'll also send you original 8.5" x 11" page art from Issue #6 that features you!

    * An appearance in our "Club Photo" thank you section - Even better than your name in bold, you'll be drawn into our "after school club photo" thank you section in Issue #3!

    Includes:
    • Appear in the "club photo" Thank You section in Issue #3
    • Issue #3 PDF Download
    • Vinyl Sticker Sheet
    • Enamel Pin
    • Issue #3 (Original cover) + SIGNED
    • Issue #3 (Variant cover) + SIGNED
    • Issue #3 (Kickstarter Exclusive cover) + SIGNED
    • + Inside Sketch by artist Rebeckah Murray
    • Issue #6 Original Page Art (with you in it!)
    • 5" x 7" School Yearbook Portrait
    • Become a Recurring Character
    • ADD-ON REWARD (+$15): Add Issues #1 and #2 in PDF and hard copy.
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Funding period

- (30 days)