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Hello, my name is Christie Shinn. I am an illustrator and comic artist from the City of Angels that runs HoraToraStudios. You have probably heard of my books 'Personal Monsters: A Compendium of Monstrosities of Personality', 'Sepulchre', and of my art pieces and curated shows from the Hive Gallery in Downtown LA. Just last year, I won a Ringo Award with my team for Best Anthology for 2018. It felt good.
I draw things. Awful, ugly things. Since I don't have enough shame, I am doing a Kickstarter for all the bad things I'm doing.
Now, that you've seen the horror - let's move on.
INTRODUCING DEMON BITCH
You might of heard of Demon Bitch – a vile, nutsack of a she-demon that is of no redeeming quality and value. She comes from the 13th level of Hell - where people throw their dog shit and gum wrappers. She gets it into her head that she is destined to bring the second coming of Armageddon. However, since the first one never happened (since she's an idiot), the point is moot. She gets distracted by stupid things like hard drugs, promiscuous sex, and new ways of hurting herself to try to do something important.
She's in a Wednesday webcomic of mine that appears on Tapas.com. After the success of her first book, “Hellfire and Damnation”, I didn't learn my lesson and am releasing a second book “She Sucks” for your own amusement and pleasure. (Well, not really but it's what I tell myself to sleep better at night.)
It contains 70 pages of colored utter shit comics, several pages of fanart by some artists that are famous or not, and some shitty sketches because I don't believe in bullshitting about my entire process. Art is hard and dirty, y'all!
I am sticking uncensored crap in there because it IS "The FreeDumb Tour!"
SOME GUEST ARTISTS
I also have other established artists that have contributed fanart to this book from the likes of:
Lawrence Hubbard of Real Deal Comix – published by Fantagraphics Books,
This is his fanart, of which is offered as a print for this Kickstarter. Available in both 5X7" and 8.5X11" signed, cotton, archival print.
Mary Zorilita Bellamy is a licensed illustrator of titles like 'My Little Pony' and Marvel, and the creator of two longstanding comic series: 'Ah Heck!!' and 'Faux Facts'!
"Animudemon" is also available in a 5X7" and 8.5" X 11" signed, cotton archival print as another option!
Because I don't know when to stop and people really love to hate Demon Bitch, I decided to ask you, the fans and supporters for you to help me get this book into your grubby, eager hands.
MORE SHINY SHIT
Another thing too. I know that all of you like to have shit to hold, so I got a necklace made!
I have in my possession, prototypes of a new Demon Bitch necklace. Each necklace will have an 24” chain and the 1" tall pendant itself is a silver plated and will retail at $25 dollars apiece. That way you can have this shitbag around your neck for eternity.
Or I don't know just stick her somewhere and just look at her dumb ass. I don't care.
I've designed this piece with Oscar Ayotzintli, who also runs is own Etsy store and his pieces are quality. (I don't know who the hell this asshole on the right of me is though.)
Where this money goes to is in the production and unit cost of the second Demon Bitch book and that shiny necklace. I want this to arrive in time for WonderCon or before I die of sheer panic.
I GOT OTHER GOALS
Our stretch goals if we surpass the main goal of $2500, are two HARD enamel pins. The first stretch goal will hit at $300 and voila, we get a new pin!. If we hit another stretch goal, we do another pin! These particular loves will be retailing at $15 a pin and they'll be 2" tall and wide!
Any other extra monies will be put towards further production of Demon Bitch books and merchandise and they will be worth more than what she makes turning tricks in the night!
STRETCH MARK GOAL #1 - 'I'M PREGNANT!'
She wants to move in with you so she's not homeless because that's how great relationships work! It's a 2" hard enamel pin that you get to keep all for yourself in the new reward tiers!
You'll know the new tiers with the tagline '- STRETCH GOAL #1!' so you know the difference.
If I get more of your sweet, sweet, delishus money, I'll show you another one!
Here's a timeline of when we expect things. I'm going to list the processing, production, and delivery to ME first, and then how long it will take me to package the shit and send it to you.
KICKSTARTER PROCESSING: DURATION: 3-4 weeks
BOOK PRODUCTION: 3-4 weeks
PENDANT: Since we've manufactured the pendant already, I'm looking at a 1-2 weeks for manufacture, packaging, and delivery.
PRINT PRODUCTION: 1 week per print.
IF STRETCH GOALS ARE MET:
ENAMEL PIN PRODUCTION AND DELIVERY: 4-6 weeks (including delivery)
STICKER PRODUCTION: 1 week
ACTUAL DELIVERY OF GOODS TO BACKER: 2-6 weeks depending on your location. This is tacked on top of the processing, production, and delivery of said product to me.
Risks and challenges
I could go and wax and wane of how life is perfect, but I'm not going to do that. The only risk is that if stuff is late. For example, my printer could have the pale horse of Death and War hit them at the same time. Or that the Titanic could rise from the depths and all of the lost could be zombies. All I would know is that stuff can be late.
I figured in the worst-case scenarios, but these are set at the latest times I've had experience with my vendors. If there's any delay, I will post updates!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter