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 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.
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:
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!
$7,500 Stretch Goal Upgraded!!! REACHED!
Bonus Story Details…SWEET! REACHED!
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
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!
So Please scan the Pledge Menu and choose what makes your mouth water! Here are a few of the Incentives below:
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.
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.
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!
A Lil Bio of Me
Risks and challenges
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!
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