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Take a tasty bite out of this sweet & sexy Vampire Manga! The Adventures of the Shadow Academy continue just for you!

School Bites:"Night Classes, part one: Just Desserts"! 
What will be in this book?

This, NOW,  32 page Full Colour story will be a manga sized comic. It is a NEW chapter that I'm working on now . You can actually enjoy the progress on my School Bites website as I create each page!  With your support, I would like to create a printed version of this chapter. Just for my KickStarter supporters!
And of course all those who support this project at the $20 level & above will get your name on a 'Thank You' page in the printed book!

The Basic $20 Pledge Package will contain these cuties, $20 and above have even more Sweetness!
The Basic $20 Pledge Package will contain these cuties, $20 and above have even more Sweetness!
Here's the Cover for the Manga I'll created for this Kickstarter Project! By popular demand on the School Bites' Facebook page, features Annie in her Dark Angel Form-Click the pic and join us on the SB FB page!
Here's the Cover for the Manga I'll created for this Kickstarter Project! By popular demand on the School Bites' Facebook page, features Annie in her Dark Angel Form-Click the pic and join us on the SB FB page!

The reason I titled the first part of this chapter "Just Desserts" is for two-um THREE reasons! When I was pondering on a theme for this Kickstarter, Jim said Desserts!...and I was like YAY, totally perfect-because my Vampires mainly feast on Nom Noms (until they get the hang of the whole blood thing) and as I was creating the story I realized, a lot of what you will see are the results of character's past actions, the repercussions and how they are dealing with them.

Professor Corpussal's regret.
Professor Corpussal's regret.
After all the heartache she has endured, Annie, the Dark Angel, blooms in this chapter of School Bites. AND awesome fashion designer, Jessica Louise Thompson, makes a cameo appearance with the special uniform she designed JUST for Annie! Click this image
After all the heartache she has endured, Annie, the Dark Angel, blooms in this chapter of School Bites. AND awesome fashion designer, Jessica Louise Thompson, makes a cameo appearance with the special uniform she designed JUST for Annie! Click this image
                       

 If You Join the Fun, You'll share in the Sweet Desserts!

Part of creating this project is having Fun making you guys happy! I found from my last Kickstarter, that not only creating the main course is enjoyable, but all the incentives, Stretch Goals and bonuses are as well! It's like building a mega mommy Sundae, the Manga is the ice cream and the incentives & stretch goals are the cheerful, yummy toppings! 

PROJECT & STRETCH GOAL UPDATES!

HEY ALL! Below will have any of the Latest & Grooviest of News:

NEW STRETCH GOAL!:
if we get to $15,000 we'll GROW THE MANGA to 60 pages!!! tMaking the project a FLIP BOOK! The bonus pages will be a Mini version of my Sold Out, Pin Up Girl Photobook, "Picture This"! Updated with New Photos as well as Old favorites! All photos taken by Jim Balent!
A Pin Up Photobook inspired by the lovely Bettie Page!
A Pin Up Photobook inspired by the lovely Bettie Page!
 
Just add the amount need of Add On you desire & don't forget to message me your Updated Pledge Goodies! OH and the Bookmark viddy was being naughty BUT you can view it in the Project Video!
Just add the amount need of Add On you desire & don't forget to message me your Updated Pledge Goodies! OH and the Bookmark viddy was being naughty BUT you can view it in the Project Video!


$7,500 Stretch Goal Upgraded!!! REACHED!

By popular demand, I've remained and tweaked the character postcard pin-up into a Pencil Print Portfolio!!! You're already getting the Cherri pin up SO this different and kinda cool! So Far we'll have 3 prints in the portfolio- and you all will get to vote on who the third character portrait will be! At $8000- You will unlock a 4th Print and I'll share that with you then!
Who will you vote for as the third Portrait?
Who will you vote for as the third Portrait?
 


Bonus Story Details…SWEET! REACHED!

At Pittsburgh Comicon I was on an "Archie Artist" panel with uber talented Craig Boldman…and we really hit it off. He's a funny and wacky kinda Guy! I shared my School Bites with him and he was like, "Hey I wanna write a story for this!" And I was Like, "Wow, how rad would that be!!!" Craig has been writer of "Jughead" ( my fav guy in the Archie Universe) and he got his start doing Superman stories for Julie Schwartz! That is some major hardcore comic book creds!!!
  He's also just starting a creator owned Project, 'Tailipoe' which he's writing AND drawing! WooHoo!
 SOooOOOOO if we do hit the "Extra Story Added " Stretch Goal- it will be a collaboration of Craig & my concoction and from  the Picture below you know it's gonna be CRAZY!!! LOL
Craig Boldman and I coin the Archie gangsta Sign..Click Pic to visit Craig on Facebook!
Craig Boldman and I coin the Archie gangsta Sign..Click Pic to visit Craig on Facebook!

PACKAGE UPGRADE!!!

Oh fiddle faddle!! I meant to write THE "CHERRI'S JUBILEE" PACKAGE! for THE "CUTIES WITH CUPCAKES" PACKAGE! & THE "CUTIES WITH CUPCAKES & EXTRA WHIPPED CREAM" PACKAGE!
So Pledgers that Get those Packages will indeed receive the 4 previous Mangas…and if you wish to do a Golden Cherry Upgrade- Just add $10 to your pledge!

"The Golden Cherri Cupcake Package"

What's different about this package?
You will receive the Limited Edition Kickstarter Exclusive Indies Studies Cover that sports a Gold Foil Cherry Stamp! The other packages will have the 'Regular' but still very cute cover!

Here's Topher excited about his Golden Cherri Indie Studies Edition PLUS all the goodies that were added to last year's School Bites KickStarter Project!- CAT NOT INCLUDED
Here's Topher excited about his Golden Cherri Indie Studies Edition PLUS all the goodies that were added to last year's School Bites KickStarter Project!- CAT NOT INCLUDED
And here's the Regular Edition Indie Studies Cover!
And here's the Regular Edition Indie Studies Cover!

So Please scan the Pledge Menu and choose what makes your mouth water! Here are a few of the Incentives below:

oh and I'm sure I'll add lil' Goodies as we try and Read our goal ;) PS click this image to see the other wonders the Happy Maker MAKES!
oh and I'm sure I'll add lil' Goodies as we try and Read our goal ;) PS click this image to see the other wonders the Happy Maker MAKES!
Here are a few of the Stretch Goals I've Cooked up!
Here are a few of the Stretch Goals I've Cooked up!

Never Read School Bites?! Here's a Crash Course!

The story itself centers around the main character, Cherri Creeper, once known by the Mortal name, Charlotte Webb. After being bitten and left for dead by a rouge vampire, Charlotte is lead by a love smitten bat named Bing into an alternate realm where the Shadow Academy resides.

Bing Loves his Cherri
Bing Loves his Cherri

The Shadow Academy is an institution were fledgeling Vampires learn to drink responsibly. There, Charlotte is given her her new Vampire name, meets her classmates, teachers and begins her Vampiric education.

Unlike many Adventure or Vampire series or movies, School Bites does not dip into the ‘we must Save or Destroy the world!’ dramatics. It relies on personal experiences of the characters dealing with being different, coping with coming of age, being ageless, friendship and matters of the heart. 

These Vampires do not live on blood alone. Because of a special elixir, they can live on sugary goodies for most of the time, giving them the ability to pick and choose their human meals more carefully without bloodlust clouding their decision.

Not only do my Vampires eat Sweets but some are even Culinary Artists like Imp!
Not only do my Vampires eat Sweets but some are even Culinary Artists like Imp!

 Why do my Vampires look somewhat different from each other? In School Bites there are many types and hybrids of Vampire. For example, Nostferatu are born Vampires, they are green in appearance and are usually of royal lineage. Where other Vampires have elf-like ears and different shades of lavender skin. This sometimes causes prejudice among Vampire clans which the school continuously strives to extinguish.

School Bites is For a 13 years+ audience. Buuut I do know a lotta grown up dudes dig it too!

Cherri Creeper and her Pals
Cherri Creeper and her Pals

A Lil Bio of Me

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

I just ask for patience on anyone who has chosen an incentive with original art.
I want them all to be beautiful, I'm a fast Artist, but sadly Shiva has not blessed me with that second pair of arms :sigh: I'll keep you posted and I'm uber easy to reach through email or Facebook!
https://www.facebook.com/HollyWitch

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    SUGAR'S COOKIE PACKAGE! You will receive a SCHOOL BITES BUTTON/STICKER FUN PACK! Yay!!!

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    "IMP'S BUTTERSCOTCH BROWNIE BOOKMARK" PACKAGE! You will receive a SCHOOL BITES motion BookMark! Check out the video on this page- it's SOOO COOOL!

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    THE "CHERRI CHEESE CAKE" PACKAGE! You will receive a Signed Manga Comicbook of School Bites' Night Classes' part one Created for Kickstarter Supporters.

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    THE "CHERRI FLAMBE " PACKAGE! You will receive a Signed & a Quick Sketch inside your Manga Comicbook of School Bites' Night Classes' part one

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    THE "CHERRI'S JUBILEE" PACKAGE! You will receive a Sketch inside your Manga Comicbook of School Bites' Night Classes' part one PLUS the other 4 School Bites trades & FUN Sticker Set!

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    THE "GOLDEN CHERRI CUPCAKE" PACKAGE! You will receive a Sketch inside your Manga Comicbook of School Bites' Night Classes' part one PLUS the other 4 School Bites trades & FUN Sticker Set! - Perfect if you missed the First Kickstarter Golden Cherri Edition!

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    "BING'S BAVARIAN CREME BAT PACK PACKAGE! All that's in the GOLDEN CHERRI CUPCAKE" PACKAGE! placed in a cute exclusive "BAT PACK"!

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    THE "CUTIES WITH CUPCAKES" PACKAGE! Everything that is in THE "CHERRI FLAMBE " PACKAGE! PLUS a Full Colour Pin Up book: "Cuties with Cupcakes " featuring pin up illustrations of sexy Vampires nomming on fancy cupcakes with a Special Centerfold by Jim Balent!

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    "HOLLY'S ICE CREAM sandWITCH PACKAGE!" You will receive a signed Manga and a 6x8" b/w original Drawing of a School Bites character of your choice PLUS a Private Tarot Card Reading by Holly via phone or Skype.

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    "ANNIE'S LEMON SORBET" PACKAGE! You will receive Everything that is in THE "CUTIES WITH CUPCAKES" PACKAGE! PACKAGE! PLUS an Original Page from one of the School Bites Mangas.

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    "CHERRI & FUJIKO'S MARSHMALLOW PUMPKIN PIE POPPET PACKAGE!" You will receive All that's in THE "CUTIES WITH CUPCAKES" PACKAGE! PLUS HAND CREATED POPPETS OF FUJIKO & CHERRI by my pal, the Happy Maker!

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    "PROFESSOR EMBER'S PLUM PUDDING" PACKAGE! You will receive All that's in the THE "CUTIES WITH CUPCAKES & EXTRA WHIPPED CREAM" PLUS an Original Black & White 11 x 17 pin up of your favorite School Bites Character or yourself as a student or teacher in a manga style. You will receive the line drawing and then a digitally colored a signed print of it as well!

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    "CHERRY ON TOP" PACKAGE! You will receive All that's in THE "CUTIES WITH CUPCAKES & EXTRA WHIPPED CREAM" PLUS one of the Original Illustrations from the "Cuties with Cupcakes " Pin up Manga as well as a digitally colored & signed print of it !

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    CHERRI'S "RED VELVET CAKE" PACKAGE! You will receive All the is in the "CHERRY ON TOP PACKAGE" PLUS you will have a Cameo appearance in a future School Bites' Storyline and receive a page of Original artwork with you drawn in.

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    "PICNIC IN THE PARK" PACKAGE! Get a 3 hour art lesson & nom noms with Holly. A phone call to plan your outing, Holly will bring all art supplies & sweet treats to eat as well as the "PROFESSOR EMBER'S PLUM PUDDING" PACKAGE! *Only available in the North East part of PA or Orlando area.

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    THE MEET & GREET WITH HOLLY & JIM PACKAGE! You & a Friend will spend a day with Holly & Jim! Get an Original Hand Painted Portrait of You as a Vampire & the Original cover art of This project- hand delivered by Holly!! On the phone, Holly will arrange with you all the details for a perfect Zippity Do Da Day! You will also receive a digital copy of her "Fears & Ears" travel guide for the Gothy & Geeky Orlando Traveler. Then you'll meet up with them for an awesome all day experience! (Contributor will be responsible for their own travel & lodging in the Orlando area.) Also included is everything in the"CUTIES WITH CUPCAKES & EXTRA WHIPPED CREAM" as well! Also available in the North East part of PA!

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