BURN is an ongoing, romance, drama comic from Amanda Johnson and Jacob Bouvet. This campaign is for a print edition of the already complete first chapter of the story.
BURN is the story of a gay couple in the 1950s, who have a run-in with a couple of good-old-boys that goes south. After the encounter, the two young men take up living life as outlaws. Refusing to hide or be victimized ever again, the couple torches a path across the southern United States. If the world won't change, then it had better get the hell out of Ben and Charlie's way.
BURN is a digital first series that we publish on LINE Webtoon's Discover platform. In the time that we've been producing the first chapter, we've gained over fifteen hundred subscribers. A new page is posted every Tuesday so, be sure to subscribe and follow along at burncomic.com!
The book itself will be a 28 page, saddle-stitched comic book with maroon and white interiors and an orange and maroon cover. This entire first chapter is 100% complete and the book is ready to be sent to the printer as soon as the campaign ends.
The book and other rewards (excluding original art pieces) will be printed locally in my hometown of Springfield, IL to ensure a quick turnaround time for reward fulfillment.
Below are some examples of the outstanding rewards you can get as a part of this campaign. Some items, like the original art and commissions, are limited in quantity so don't hesitate and miss your chance!
Amanda Johnson - Co-creator & Artist - Growing up in California on a steady diet of anime and manga lead her to enroll at an art school in San Francisco. After graduating she moved to the frozen lands of Michigan where she is currently juggling both freelance work and personal projects like her web series, Divine Fire.
Jacob Bouvet - Co-creator & Writer - a writer, zinester and toy photographer based in Springfield, Illinois. Jacob is also the co-host and organizer of his local monthly comic creator meetup.
Nikki Powers - Letterer - wearer of too many hats to count there isn't much Nikki doesn't do. She has lettered numerous independent comics and written some. You can find her lettering in a variety of independent publishers, including Scout Comics, and in anthologies such as Colossal Chaos, Speculative Relationships, and Cthulhu is Hard to Spell.
Winston Gambro - Logo Design - a Chicago based graphic web designer by day and moonlights making comics you’ll enjoy like Mother Nature and the EcoFriends and his cyberpunk webcomic Overflow. When he's not chained to his drawing table, Winston enjoys playing Smash Bros or plugging his D&D comedy podcast Legion of Renob in bio sections.
Special Thanks to Aaron Sheehan and Rachel Dillinger for their amazing work on this campaign's video.
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Risks and challenges
The creative part of BURN: Chapter One is 100% finished. All of the artwork, lettering, and even the pre-press for printing is complete. Once the campaign is over, the printing will start right away. After managing my first successful Kickstarter for The Trials and Tribulations of Ko Gaine, I'm more familiar with the self-publishing process and have learned quite a bit. Amanda's work on the commission rewards will begin as soon as possible, but will likely take the longest to complete and why they have an extended fulfillment date. I do not anticipate any delays between the end of the campaign and the fulfillment of the orders.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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