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Koti Saavedra and Hiveworks team up to print Awaken - with more than 2 years of this manga-inspired action thriller in one volume!
Koti Saavedra and Hiveworks team up to print Awaken - with more than 2 years of this manga-inspired action thriller in one volume!
417 backers pledged $24,232 to help bring this project to life.

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Help me turn this adventure of 2+ years into a physical book to share with all of you! 

 

 

Awaken is an action/mystery/psychological webcomic, heavily influenced by shonen manga. It follows the story of Piras, a childish and impulsive teenager who wants to fulfill his dream of becoming an elite Knight of the Empire he lives in, but...ends up becoming a wanted criminal instead.



Awaken is a story that I'm really passionate about - I write the scripts, draw the comic, and update three times a week! That's why, after two years of publishing online, I want to bring Awaken to life in the form of a gorgeous book. And I need your help to make it happen! 

If you like superpowers, monsters, dystopian universes, and deep, human characters, this is definitely a book that you’ll enjoy having in your hands.

You can read Awaken for free online at www.awakencomic.com.

 

 

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I'm teaming up with Hiveworks, a specialized online publisher with years of experience, to release a print edition of the first volume of the Awaken webcomic! 

The first volume of Awaken will contain over 200 pages of fully colored artwork, including a short prologue and the first 3 chapters already available online, as well as exclusive illustrations, never-before-seen concept art, and classified world-building extras. 

 

To celebrate this occasion, we'll also be producing special rewards such as prints, charms, signed bookplates, and an incredible, Kickstarter Exclusive Piras pillowcase! The guy deserves a hug (or a punch!). See tier details below and choose the perfect company for your book!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The funding of the Kickstarter campaign will go into getting this book printed and shipped internationally, and also into the production of the rewards that I've prepared especially for the occasion!

In addition, the campaign will include many amazing Stretch Goals if we pass our initial goal - like a redesigned site (and official Spanish version!) for the comic, a new artbook, a foil-stamped cover for the book, and secret bonus prints! Check out the complete list below. 

Hiveworks will be helping me run this Kickstarter - they'll answer questions during the campaign, revise this page, and ship rewards after the Kickstarter is finished.

 

 

People have been asking for more details on that, so here you go! If we hit $22K, awakencomic.com will get:

-A new, beautiful site design

-An updated cast section

-A new glossary section

-A new maps section

...and more! And these new additions/revisions will also be in Spanish for the online Spanish version of the comic! 

 

 

 

Please help me make Awaken: Volume 1 a reality! I've put all my sweat and passion into this, but I can’t do it without you. :)

Thank you very much for your trust and support!

Risks and challenges

This Kickstarter is backed by Hiveworks Comics, a creator-owned publishing house and studio that supports hundreds of webcomics. After years of general webcomic-and-print management, we're confident that they'll see this Kickstarter through in a professional manner. They'll keep pledgers abreast of any problems or delays, and can be contacted directly through this Kickstarter's comments and messaging.

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    Add Vol 1 ebook in English AND Spanish! (You'll get a copy of both.)

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    ⭐ NEW: Add T-shirt (Día de muertos) instead of body pillow case.

    If you would like BOTH shirt and body pillow case, choose this tier but make your pledge $175. (This add-on item will be confirmed on the post-Kickstarter survey.)

    ($225 and $250 tiers can choose body pillow case OR T-shirt)

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