About this project
(Song used in video: Showtime by Reaktor Productions.)
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.
(Song used in video: Thunderstruck by Reaktor Productions.)
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Add $15 to your pledge for each additional charm, if you want more. There are six designs in all.
After the Kickstarter is over, we'll confirm this add-on in your survey and ask you which characters you want, so just remember to answer that question when you see it in your survey.
Yes! This is now mentioned on the new $140 T-shirt tier.
If you are pledging for the $140, $225, or $250 tiers:
-Add $35 to your pledge to get both the pillow case AND the new T-shirt. After the Kickstarter is over, we'll confirm this add-on in your survey, so just remember to answer that question when you see it in your survey.
Unfortunately, the United States Postal Service had a big cost increase this year (10-20%) for international packages: http://www.stamps.com/usps/postage-rate-increase/
Actually, for many tiers, we're charging LESS for shipping & handling than it will actually cost us, just because we want to make this Kickstarter more affordable for the readers. We're sorry we can't do more.
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