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By Christie Shinn
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THE STORY:

Once upon a time, I wrote a book called 'Personal Monsters'. It was angry and mean but it made people laugh! For those who don't know, it was a book based on the monstrosities of personality that I've had the (dis)pleasure to meet and interact with, along with some personal demons of which I've had to exorcise and excise. Eventually, I found out that all this resonated with more and more people - plus it made people heal from traumas from these assholes by simply LAUGHING at their problems.

The power of laughter is a tremendous thing, so I decided to give the book the updates and love that it needs to introduce 4 new characters on top of the other ones that I've created. In this print run, I want the book to be sexier and throw in a few more monsters for invaluable observations. I am also giving others the opportunity to wear their own 'Personal Monster' on their shirt in the form of an enamel pin.

WHAT IS OFFERED:

The sexy new cover!

'Personal Monsters: The Luxe Edition' front cover
'Personal Monsters: The Luxe Edition' front cover

 

'Personal Monsters: The Luxe Edition' back cover
'Personal Monsters: The Luxe Edition' back cover

Now imagine this on your table.:

Look at this sexy bitch right here.
Look at this sexy bitch right here.

Some of the monsters you'll be seeing in this book! From old favorites to new horrors!

Some may look familiar...

L to R: Depressus, Anxiety Monster, and the Two-Faced Bitch
L to R: Depressus, Anxiety Monster, and the Two-Faced Bitch

Some are newcomers...

L to R: Anxiety Owl, Demon Bitch
L to R: Anxiety Owl, Demon Bitch

PINS! ALL OF THEM!

R to L: Anxiety Owl, The Inner Critic, Broken Glass Heart
R to L: Anxiety Owl, The Inner Critic, Broken Glass Heart

The new pin!:

Two-Faced Bitch Pin Production Image
Two-Faced Bitch Pin Production Image

Interior samples pages of the book:

The HURTMONSTER
The HURTMONSTER
The Pukemonster
The Pukemonster

 

The Anxiety Monster
The Anxiety Monster

WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?

In this Kickstarter, the funding will go primarily to the funding of a large print run on 'Personal Monsters: the Luxe Edition", a new enamel pin of 'The Two-Faced Bitch, and a new 5"X7" print. This will also cover shipping and handling plus credit card fees (5%). Anything left over will be put towards any other 'Personal Monsters' - related development and merchandise.

WHY YOU SHOULD DO IT:

This book will make you feel like a kid again, but more of being a kid reading stuff with bad words and satirical things about mean people which makes you giggle under the covers with your flashlight. The kid that sat in the back of the class in high school drawing vulgar things in their Pee Chee folder in a No. 2 pencil. 

Yeah, I'm telling you, you big, overgrown kid of an adult. You never forgot those books, because they made you laugh. Well this book is for you.

Risks and challenges

Ideally, we would love everything to run smoothly. I am sure the dinosaurs felt that way too until that asteroid came in and screwed everything.

The best laid plans can have bumps in the road. The most common one is printer/manufacturer may have delays and mistakes - despite extreme vetting. I've been either given really good reviews on these vendors by colleagues or have used them personally myself.

Here's the overall production schedule I've got. I've also added another week or two as a buffer to account for any minor delays. These times only show shipment to me before processing. I'm also accounting for the processing of payments from Kickstarter to me so I can actually start paying my vendors to get my rewards into your hot little hands. If anything really out of sorts pops up, I will update you on what happened, and the estimated time frame I get from the vendor themselves here.

PRODUCTION SCHEDULE:

PERSONAL MONSTERS: 'Personal Monsters: The Luxe Edition' will by far be the one that takes the longest. My estimated time is about 9 weeks. This estimate includes shipping to me only.

PINS: This manufacturer I've used for a while now. They're on time and clockwork. The production time I've been given is about 4 weeks.

OTHER BOOKS: It has been estimated at 3 weeks time, including shipping.

PRINTS: 3 weeks

EBOOKS: 1-2 weeks depending on how fast Kickstarter processes the payments.

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    A Fiver, Sir?

    You have my undying thanks! You get a digital print of 'Demon Bitch' in black and white!

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    A Tenner

    You get a digital copy of the original 'Personal Monsters' book.

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    $10 B/W Sketch Addition

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    $15 A Tenner and a Fiver

    You get the eBook version, "Personal Monsters: The Luxe Edition" and the eBook of my other series, "Sepulchre"!

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    • 'Personal Monsters: the Luxe Edition' eBook!
    • 'Sepulchre' by HoraTora Studios eBook
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    $15 COLOR Sketch Addition

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    $20 YOU YOURSELF AS A PERSONAL MONSTER!

    Yes! You can order a customized commission from a 5.5”X8” Personal Monster ALL in COLOR!
    Send a message through Kickstarter of the monster you want or live with

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    $25 Reward of Printed Book and Print!

    You get a copy of 'Personal Monsters: the Luxe Edition"! You get 48 pages of full-color awfullness of varying monsters in your life! I threw in some inner demons too! You'll get a postcard too to write those long letters to people that deserve it!

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    $35 A BOOK! A Pin! A Print!

    You get the 'Personal Monsters: the Luxe Edition' plus you choice of an enamel pin, either 'Demon Bitch' and the 'Two-Faced Bitch'.

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    $50 TWO BOOKS, Print, Pin

    You get printed books of my graphic novel, 'Sepulchre' and 'Personal Monsters: the Luxe Edition', along with a 5"X7" print and the 'Two-Faced Bitch' enamel pin!

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    $50 ALL THE PINS+Print ONLY!

    ALL THE ENAMEL PINS: Demon Bitch, Two-Faced Bitch, Anxiety Owl, and the Inner Critic. You also get a 5"X7" print.

    Includes:
    • 'Demon Bitch' Enamel Pin!
    • 'Two-Faced Bitch' enamel pin!
    • 'Anxiety Owl' Enamel Pin!
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    $70 TWO BOOKS, Print, TWO PINS!

    You get printed books of my graphic novel, 'Sepulchre' and 'Personal Monsters: the Luxe Edition', along with a 5"X7" print and these pins: Two-Faced Bitch and the Anxiety Owl!

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    $100 TWO Books, Print, and THREE Pins!

    You get a physical copy of 'Personal Monsters: The Luxe Edition' book, 'Sepulchre' graphic novel, 3 pins, and a 5"X7" print!

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    • 'Personal Monsters: the Luxe Edition" book!
    • 'Sepulchre' by HoraTora Studios comic!
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    $125 THREE Books, ONE Print, and 3 PINS!

    You get a physical copy of 'Personal Monsters: The Luxe Edition' book, 'Sepulchre' graphic novel, 'Murder of Crows' art book. 3 pins: Two-Faced Bitch, Anxiety Owl, and the Inner Critic, and a 5"X7" print!

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    • 'Sepulchre' by HoraTora Studios comic!
    • 'Murder of Crows' Art Book!
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    • 'Anxiety Owl' Enamel Pin!
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    ALL BOOKS, 3 Pins, a Print!

    This is the option to get all the books and the 'Demon Bitch' Pin INSTEAD OF the 'Two-Faced Bitch' pin.
    PRINTED BOOKS: 'Personal Monsters: The Luxe Edition' book, 'Sepulchre' graphic novel, and 'Murder of Crows' Art Book.

    ENAMEL PINS: Demon Bitch, Anxiety Owl, Inner Critic.

    5"X7" Print

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    • 'Personal Monsters: the Luxe Edition" book!
    • 'Sepulchre' by HoraTora Studios comic!
    • 'Murder of Crows' Art Book!
    • 'Demon Bitch' Enamel Pin!
    • 'Anxiety Owl' Enamel Pin!
    • 'The Inner Critic' Enamel Pin
    • 'Personal Monsters' 5"X7" print!
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    Books! ALL THE PINS! Print! Comission!

    PRINTED BOOKS: 'Personal Monsters: The Luxe Edition' book, 'Sepulchre' graphic novel, and 'Murder of Crows' Art Book.
    ENAMEL PINS: Demon Bitch, Two-Faced Bitch, Anxiety Owl, Inner Critic.
    5"X7" Print
    Custom Color Commission: 8"X10". Message me THROUGH Kickstarter for details.

    Includes:
    • 'Personal Monsters: the Luxe Edition" book!
    • 'Sepulchre' by HoraTora Studios comic!
    • 'Murder of Crows' Art Book!
    • 'Demon Bitch' Enamel Pin!
    • 'Two-Faced Bitch' enamel pin!
    • 'Anxiety Owl' Enamel Pin!
    • 'The Inner Critic' Enamel Pin
    • 'Personal Monsters' 5"X7" print!
    • Custom 8"X10" Color Commission
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