Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
Volume 2 of the award-winning LGBT romance comic, printed as a graphic novel.
Volume 2 of the award-winning LGBT romance comic, printed as a graphic novel.
367 backers pledged £11,318 to help bring this project to life.
Last updated

About

Finding Home Volume 2: The Healer project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

Finding Home Volume 2: The Healer

£11,318

367

Finding Home is an award-winning LGBT romance comic that explores nature, magic, mental health recovery and relationships.

Torn between the fae and human worlds, Chepi got used to being alone - that is, until he met Janek. Janek is unguarded, straightforward, and longs to return home to his friends and family - but there may not be a place for Chepi in Janek’s old life.

As they grow closer on their long journey together, Chepi struggles with anxiety, past trauma, and his complicated new feelings for Janek. Janek doesn’t understand his friend’s hesitance and is unsure if the spark he feels between them is even real. With time running out before their journey ends and dangers lurking on the path before them, can they make it home at all? 

 Volume 1 is available in print here, online as a webcomic; or as a PDF on Gumroad and Comixology. In the second volume of the Finding Home trilogy, find out more than ever before about the characters' pasts, the world, and the magic that flows through it.  

textless previews of pages from volume 2
textless previews of pages from volume 2
Praise for Finding Home & Volume 1
Praise for Finding Home & Volume 1

The goal of this Kickstarter is to print Volume 2 (chapters 5-8) of Finding Home as a beautiful, 196 page book with improved readability and colours, plus extra content and info about the world. 

The comic is also being gradually posted online as a webcomic (here) but the free webcomic version is a long way behind - Volume 2 will finish posting mid-2020. 

Backing this Kickstarter not only gives you the chance to get a physical book and exclusive rewards, but also lets you read Volume 2 early, long before it’s available as a webcomic, as well as offline, and ad-free.

Please note that if the project funds, tiers including clothing will have to reply to surveys within two months of receiving them (you’ll get emails and reminders!) to guarantee a garment in the size you want. For all tiers, rewards can't be guaranteed for surveys answered more than 6 months late - this is to keep production and fulfilment on track, and prevent unnecessary delays.
Please note that if the project funds, tiers including clothing will have to reply to surveys within two months of receiving them (you’ll get emails and reminders!) to guarantee a garment in the size you want. For all tiers, rewards can't be guaranteed for surveys answered more than 6 months late - this is to keep production and fulfilment on track, and prevent unnecessary delays.

Rewards closer look 

The digital PDF bundle is included in all higher tiers (traveller's bundle and above) or available on its own in the Arcane Library tier
The digital PDF bundle is included in all higher tiers (traveller's bundle and above) or available on its own in the Arcane Library tier

Traveller's bundle tiers and above come with two hard enamel pins, one based on each of the main characters.

Higher tiers come with exclusive sweatshirts, with a screenprinted design to match the pin, and available in XS-2XL unisex sizing. These will be printed on responsibly, ethically manufactured garments from continental - more info here

For the first time, four pages of original pencil drawings made for and used in Finding Home will be available in The Pact tier. Hi-res photos and closeups available here. 

Original drawings will be posted framed, with tracked delivery where possible. (Royal mail tracking is available in the US, Canada, most of Europe, Australia, Russia and many other countries. Please check here or get in contact if you're not sure whether tracked services are available in your country!) 

click on the image to see the prints bigger!
click on the image to see the prints bigger!

I'm extremely excited to have three incredible illustrators, all of whom I'm a huge fan of, creating guest art for this project. All special tiers (travellers bundle and above) will include a 3-print set, printed silk-finish on card stock, with Finding Home art by the following artists: 

  Visit them at littlecorvusart.com and on twitter and instagram.

 Find them here and on twitter and instagram.

 Find her at sambeck.ca and on twitter and instagram.

Hello, I’m Hari, a queer, disabled comic artist and illustrator based in the UK. I've been making Finding Home since 2016, but I've been working on the characters and ideas for much longer - this comic includes a lot of themes I’ve been thinking about for a long time. Collecting and printing Finding Home as whole, complete graphic novels means a huge amount to me, and wouldn't be possible without reader support.

Alongside working in comics, I do freelance illustration in educational & fantasy publishing, and have also worked on art for film, animation and tabletop games. I design and sell products and clothing in my shop, write & edit other books, do comic cons and, in the time that leaves free, play too much D&D.

You can find me on twitter & instagram, and my website here. 

I spend most of my time in a wheelchair but here's an old /thematically relevant picture of me in a forest
I spend most of my time in a wheelchair but here's an old /thematically relevant picture of me in a forest
  • Will there be stretch goals?

I’m extremely happy to say that the kickstarter has now met its goal! Thanks so much to everyone who's pledged, it means a huge amount and I'm really excited for everyone to read this book.

Any money raised above the goal will mostly be used to fulfil the extra rewards and really helps the project continue! But if the project does get up to higher levels, a few stretch goals will be possible, which I'm really excited about...

8K STRETCH GOAL: Gold foil prints

A special thank-you print added to all physical tiers. These will be A6 in size, feature a new piece of art (see below!) and include ✧ gold foiling ✧

10K STRETCH GOAL: Guest art print upgrades

All guest art prints will be upgraded to a thicker card stock with an improved matte finish, and the guest artists themselves will each get a bonus for their hard work.

Further goals will be announced if they unlock~

A mockup of the gold foil A6 thank-you print
A mockup of the gold foil A6 thank-you print

  • Do I need to read Volume 1 first?

It's not required - but yes, the story is sequential! Volume 1 is available as a special 'Enchanted Tomes' catchup tier, and included as a PDF at higher pledge levels.

You can also get print copies from my shop, or on Amazon; read online (with adverts) here; or buy downloadable PDF copies on Gumroad and Comixology.

  • Why is the book/shipping more expensive than volume 1?

Mostly because the book is longer than volume 1 (almost 200 pages compared with about 150). The higher page count (combined with rising prices post-brexit) does just mean the book will be more expensive to print.

It also means the book will be heavier and more expensive to post, especially for backers outside the UK. The ebook / PDF version has been kept the same price, with a discount on the digital bundle, to make sure there's affordable options for readers overseas.

  • What's the money being used for?

The majority of the money will go towards printing costs for the book, followed by postage, rewards (including guest art) and Kickstarter fees. 

Finance breakdown - where 'rewards' covers all extra rewards including guest artist payments, and 'shipping' covers all P&P including overseas
Finance breakdown - where 'rewards' covers all extra rewards including guest artist payments, and 'shipping' covers all P&P including overseas
  • What age is this comic suitable for?

I normally describe Finding home as older teen or 16+ as a guide - it broadly matches guidelines for a film rated 15 by the British Board of Film Classification.

This isn’t a hard and fast rule - the comic does not include explicit images, but the story does include strong language, as well as themes about sexual relationships and touching on trauma and mental health issues. The book itself will have warnings with page numbers included on the contents page, and you can message me on kickstarter if you have any questions or specific concerns.

  • Who’s the writer/ colourist/ editor/ printer?

I’m both the writer and artist for Finding Home, and also work freelance on comic pencils, lineart, colouring and editing - please visit this page if you are interested in commissions or hiring me for work.

- The comic is edited by Claire Napier

- And will be printed by Comic Printing UK

Risks and challenges

I've run several kickstarters before all of which delivered rewards early, including one sending out more than a thousand books in my last project at the end of 2018. I'm experienced designing and printing books, pins and clothing, as well as posting out large volumes of orders with my Etsy. I think because of my experience the risks are small, but some contingency funds are built into the project, as well as extra time to allow for fluctuations in my health problems. Backers will be kept fully updated if any unexpected delays occur.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge £8 or more About US$ 10

    Arcane scroll - ebook only

    Digital book - a PDF of Finding Home volume 2.

    Includes:
    • Finding Home volume 2 PDF
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    29 backers
    £

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge £12 or more About US$ 15

    Arcane library - ebook digital bundle

    PDF copy of BOTH Volumes 1 & 2, plus a digital PDF bundle

    Includes:
    • Finding Home volume 1 PDF
    • Finding Home volume 2 PDF
    • Volume 2 artbook PDF
    • 'Hunters' prequel comic PDF
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    62 backers
    £

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge £20 or more About US$ 25

    Enchanted tome - book only

    Just the book - Finding Home Volume 2 in print.

    Includes:
    • Finding Home Volume 2 printed book
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    56 backers
    £

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge £30 or more About US$ 38

    Enchanted tomes - Both books

    Special tier for new readers - Both Volumes 1 & 2 of Finding Home in print.

    Includes:
    • Finding Home Volume 1 printed book
    • Finding Home Volume 2 printed book
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    78 backers
    £

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge £35 or more About US$ 44

    Traveller's bundle

    Print copy of volume 2, plus enamel pin set and art print bundle.

    Includes:
    • Finding Home Volume 2 printed book
    • Digital PDF bundle
    • Enamel pin set
    • A5 guest art print set
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    22 backers
    £

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge £65 or more About US$ 82

    Witch's reward

    Everything in the Traveller bundle, plus an exclusive screenprinted sweatshirt

    Includes:
    • Finding Home Volume 2 printed book
    • Digital PDF bundle
    • Enamel pin set
    • A5 guest art print set
    • Exclusive sweatshirt
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 11 backers
    £

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge £175 or more About US$ 219

    The Pact

    Everything in the Witch bundle, plus an original pencilled page of Finding Home

    Includes:
    • Finding Home Volume 2 printed book
    • Digital PDF bundle
    • Enamel pin set
    • A5 guest art print set
    • Exclusive sweatshirt
    • Original pencil artwork used in the comic
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 2 backers
    £

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Reward no longer available

    Pledge £15 or more About US$ 19

    Enchanted tome - book only [EARLYBIRD]

    Just the book - Finding Home Volume 2 in print at a special earlybird price.

    Includes:
    • Finding Home Volume 2 printed book
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 50 backers
    £

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Reward no longer available

    Pledge £30 or more About US$ 38

    Traveller's bundle [EARLYBIRD]

    Print copy of volume 2, plus enamel pin set and art print bundle at a special earlybird price.

    Includes:
    • Finding Home Volume 2 printed book
    • Digital PDF bundle
    • Enamel pin set
    • A5 guest art print set
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 50 backers
    £

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (28 days)