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Issue #4 of LGBT+ comic "Magical Boy Basil" is packed with mystery, mayhem, and all the drama that comes with being a magical teenager.
121 backers pledged $6,281 to help bring this project to life.

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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 #4 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 #4 – "Play Ball!" features the fourth chapter of Basil's story. In this issue, a mischievous little baseball monster follows Basil to school. The creature might just be there for fun, but when Aaon Serge (lead magician and Basil's first crush) discovers there's a monster on the loose, Basil turns toward an unlikely ally for help.

Is that a talking platypus-?

A HIGHLY unlikely ally.
A HIGHLY unlikely ally.

We created Magical Boy Basil because we believe seeing LGBT+ characters in positive lead roles makes a difference in the world. Basil is the kind of protagonist we need more of in media today. He's empathetic, tenacious and kind but still just a kid trying to navigate real world problems and anxieties--all, most importantly, from a queer perspective.

Magical Boy Basil is full of humor and magical mishaps, but the heart of Basil's story is rooted in the truly human obstacles we all face. Whether it's standing up for others when no one else will or getting into trouble way over his head, Basil takes us through these challenges and works his way out. He never gives up.  

Never give up, Basil.
Never give up, Basil.

We want to bring Issue #4 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

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Hang on tight!

This print run of Issue #4 features 3 different covers: an original Basil cover, an Aaron variant cover, and a Kickstarter Exclusive variant cover. Issue #4 contains 24 pages of full-color story and 4 pages of never-before-seen extra comics in the back!

This Kickstarter also funds a foil print,a woven iron-on patch, and tons of artwork and cameo appearances. 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 PDF only tier, there's a +$10 optional Add-On reward to include the PDF for issues #1, #2, and #3 as well.
  •  At all physical rewards tiers, there's a +$20 optional Add-On reward to include issues #1, #2, and #3 in PDF and hard copy!

Issue #4 Cover Art

Basil's Original Cover
Basil's Original Cover
Aaron's Variant Cover
Aaron's Variant Cover
Kickstarter Exclusive Cover
Kickstarter Exclusive Cover

Stretch Goal!

Go go go go!
Go go go go!
  •  $6,000 - If we hit this goal, we'll create a Magical Boy Basil zine, a short spin-off story featuring characters selected by our Kickstarter backers! (That could be you!) A copy of the zine will be added to all physical rewards.

Risks and challenges

All of the story art for Issue #4 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:

* Our foil print will be produced while the Kickstarter is underway.

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

* In the event we reach the stretch goal, zine artwork will be produced after the project funds come through. This should not affect delivery dates.

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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 #4.

    * PDF Download - We'll send you a PDF copy of Issue #4, featuring the original cover and tons of behind-the-scenes content!

    *ADD-ON REWARD: Increase your pledge by $10 and we'll include issues #1, #2, and #3 PDFs.

    Includes:
    • Your name in the book!
    • Issue #4 PDF Download
    • ADD-ON Reward (+$10): Add Issues #1, #2, and #3 in PDF
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    Issue #4 + Foil Print

    In addition to a PDF copy of issue #4 and your name on the "Thank You" page, you'll receive...

    * Foil Print - This is a 6"x9" foil print featuring Basil and Aaron.

    * Issue #4 - This is the comic book with 24 pages of full-color story and 4 pages of extra comics in the back! (Your choice between the original or variant cover.)

    *ADD-ON REWARD: Increase your pledge by $20 and receive issues #1, #2, and #3 in both digital and hard copy. (Your choice of covers.)

    Includes:
    • Your name in the book!
    • Issue #4 PDF Download
    • Foil Print
    • Issue #4 (Your choice of cover)
    • ADD-ON Reward (+$20): Add Issues #1, #2, #3 in PDF and hard copy
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    Collector's Set

    In addition to a PDF copy of issue #4, your name on the "Thank You" page, and the foil print, you'll receive...

    * A "Best Boys" Iron-On Patch - This is an adorable 3" iron-on patch featuring our favorite boys, Basil and Aaron!

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

    *ADD-ON REWARD: Increase your pledge by $20 and receive issues #1, #2, and #3 in both digital and hard copy. (Your choice of covers.)

    Includes:
    • Your name in the book!
    • Issue #4 PDF Download
    • Foil Print
    • "Best Boys" Iron-On Patch
    • Issue #4 (Original Cover) + SIGNED
    • Issue #4 (Variant Cover) + SIGNED
    • ADD-ON Reward (+$20): Add Issues #1, #2, #3 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 #4, the foil print, and the "Best Boys" patch, you'll receive...

    * Issue #4 (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 Beckah 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 #4.

    *ADD-ON REWARD: Increase your pledge by $20 and receive issues #1, #2, and #3 in both digital and hard copy. (Your choice of covers.)

    Includes:
    • Your name in BOLD
    • Issue #4 PDF Download
    • Foil Print
    • "Best Boys" Iron-On Patch
    • Issue #4 (Kickstarter Exclusive) + SIGNED
    • + Inside Sketch by artist Beckah Murray
    • ADD-ON Reward (+$20): Add Issues #1, #2, #3 in PDF and hard copy
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    One of Each + Original Page Art

    Can't choose? You don't have to! Not only does this tier include your name in bold on the 'Thank You' page, a PDF of issue #4, the foil print, and the "Best Boys" patch, but you'll also receive...

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

    * Magical Boy Basil Original Page Art - This is an original 8.5" x 11" comic page line art from Chapter 4 of the comic, signed by Magical Boy Basil artist, Beckah Murray! (You'll receive a page from your top 3 choices.)

    * ADD-ON REWARD: Increase your pledge by $20 and receive issues #1, #2, and #3 in both digital and hard copy. (Your choice of covers.)

    Includes:
    • Your name in BOLD
    • Issue #4 PDF Download
    • Foil Print
    • "Best Boys" Iron-On Patch
    • Issue #4 (Kickstarter Exclusive) + SIGNED
    • + Inside Sketch by artist Beckah Murray
    • Issue #4 (Original Cover) + SIGNED
    • Issue #4 (Variant Cover) + SIGNED
    • Magical Boy Basil Original Page Art
    • ADD-ON Reward (+$20): Add Issues #1, #2, #3 in PDF and hard copy
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    One of Each + Cameo

    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!

    In the first week only, you can get one of everything from this Kickstarter and you'll also appear in Chapter 7 of the comic book!

    * A special one time appearance in Chapter 7 of Magical Boy Basil!

    * ADD-ON REWARD: Increase your pledge by $20 and receive issues #1, #2, and #3 in both digital and hard copy. (Your choice of covers.)

    Includes:
    • Your name in BOLD
    • Issue #4 PDF Download
    • Foil Print
    • "Best Boys" Iron-On Patch
    • Issue #4 (Original Cover) + SIGNED
    • Issue #4 (Variant Cover) + SIGNED
    • Issue #4 (Kickstarter Exclusive) + SIGNED
    • + Inside Sketch by artist Beckah Murray
    • One time appearance in Chapter 7 of the comic
    • ADD-ON Reward (+$20): Add Issues #1, #2, #3 in PDF and hard copy
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    One of Each + Custom Standee

    In addition to one of everything, you'll receive...

    * Acrylic Standee Commission - A 3" tall custom standee with three uprights designed by Magical Boy Basil artist, Beckah Murray, featuring a character of your choice!

    * ADD-ON REWARD: Increase your pledge by $20 and receive issues #1, #2, and #3 in both digital and hard copy. (Your choice of covers.)

    Includes:
    • Your name in BOLD
    • Issue #4 PDF Download
    • Foil Print
    • "Best Boys" Iron-On Patch
    • Issue #4 (Kickstarter Exclusive) + SIGNED
    • + Inside Sketch by artist Beckah Murray
    • Issue #4 (Original Cover) + SIGNED
    • Issue #4 (Variant Cover) + SIGNED
    • Custom Acrylic Standee
    • ADD-ON Reward (+$20): Add Issues #1, #2, #3 in PDF and hard copy
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    Design a Magic Item for Basil to Break

    In addition to the above rewards, you'll receive...

    * The opportunity to design a one-time use Magical item for Basil to break spectacularly in Chapter 7!

    * Temporary access to Magical Boy Basil Slack channel.

    * ADD-ON REWARD: Increase your pledge by $20 and receive issues #1, #2, and #3 in both digital and hard copy. (Your choice of covers.)

    Includes:
    • Your name in BOLD
    • Issue #4 PDF Download
    • Foil Print
    • "Best Boys" Iron-On Patch
    • Issue #4 (Kickstarter Exclusive) + SIGNED
    • + Inside Sketch by artist Beckah Murray
    • Issue #4 (Original Cover) + SIGNED
    • Issue #4 (Variant Cover) + SIGNED
    • Custom Acrylic Standee
    • Temporary Access to MBB Slack channel
    • ADD-ON Reward (+$20): Add Issues #1, #2, #3 in PDF and hard copy
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    Design a Location in Tanglewood

    In addition to all of the above rewards, you'll receive...

    * An opportunity to design a location in the climactic scene of Chapter 7!

    * Temporary access to the Magical Boy Basil Slack to discuss the scene with creators Jill and Beckah!

    * ADD-ON REWARD: If you'd like a copy of the previous issues, just let us know.

    Includes:
    • Your name in BOLD
    • Issue #4 PDF Download
    • Foil Print
    • "Best Boys" Iron-On Patch
    • Issue #4 (Kickstarter Exclusive) + SIGNED
    • + Inside Sketch by artist Beckah Murray
    • Issue #4 (Original Cover) + SIGNED
    • Issue #4 (Variant Cover) + SIGNED
    • Custom Acrylic Standee
    • Design a Location
    • Temporary Access to MBB Slack channel
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