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A 28-page print edition for the first chapter of the webcomic BURN.
A 28-page print edition for the first chapter of the webcomic BURN.
79 backers pledged $1,295 to help bring this project to life.

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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.   

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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!

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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.

Insta: @nyxish Twitter: @aggro_onion

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.

He has had work published in several comic anthologies, including the sci-fi romance anthology, Speculative Relationships, and the giant monster anthology, Colossal Chaos from Stache Publishing. 

Insta: @popfenton Twitter: @popfenton

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.

Insta: @fivebyfivecomics Twitter: @fivexxfive

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. 

Insta: @winstongambro Twitter: @WinstonGambro

Special Thanks to Aaron Sheehan and Rachel Dillinger for their amazing work on this campaign's video.

Songs used in the video are:

Another Trick Up My Sleeve by Forget the Whale

Beaconsfield Villas Stomp by Doctor Turtle

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.

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    Digital Copy of BURN: Chapter One

    A DRM free pdf of the comic for those who want to show their support and maybe not read the series on a website.

    Includes:
    • Digital Copy of BURN: Chapter One
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    Digital Copies of BURN and Ko Gaine

    Did you miss out on getting a copy of Ko Gaine during the previous campaign? Well here is your chance to catch up with a digital copy of issue one.

    Includes:
    • Digital Copy of BURN: Chapter One
    • Digital Copy of Ko Gaine
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    Physical Copy of BURN: Chapter One

    Get a physical copy of the comic shipped to your home.

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    • Digital Copy of BURN: Chapter One
    • Digital Copy of Ko Gaine
    • Physical Copy of BURN: Chapter One
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    Physical Copies of BURN and Ko Gaine

    Did you miss out on getting a copy of Ko Gaine during the previous campaign? Well here is your chance to catch up with a physical copy of issue one.

    Includes:
    • Digital Copy of BURN: Chapter One
    • Digital Copy of Ko Gaine
    • Physical Copy of BURN: Chapter One
    • Physical Copy of Ko Gaine
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    Digital All-Stars

    Get five digital comics that have all had successful Kickstarter runs in addition to digital copies of BURN: Chapter One and Ko Gaine. All comics are DRM-free PDFs.

    The bundle includes:
    Angels of Hell 01
    Grimwood Crossing 01
    Resurrection Men 01
    D.S. Al Fine 01
    More than Men 01

    Includes:
    • Digital Copy of BURN: Chapter One
    • Digital Copy of Ko Gaine
    • Digital All-Stars bundle
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    T-Shirt and Some Comics

    You'll get a t-shirt printed exclusively for this Kickstarter and will not be reprinted.

    •2XL (add $2)
    •3XL (add $4)
    •4XL (add $6)
    •Additional Shirt (add $15)
    •Include Speculative Relationships volume 3 (add $22)

    Includes:
    • Digital Copy of BURN: Chapter One
    • Digital Copy of Ko Gaine
    • Physical Copy of BURN: Chapter One
    • Physical Copy of Ko Gaine
    • Digital All-Stars bundle
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    The Library

    Are you a completionist and need to own a copy of everything we've worked on together? Then this tier is for you. You'll not only get physical copies of BURN and Ko Gaine, but you will also get a physical copy of the sci-fi romance anthology, Speculative Relationships volume 3, which includes the first published work for us as collaborators.

    Includes:
    • Digital Copy of BURN: Chapter One
    • Digital Copy of Ko Gaine
    • Physical Copy of BURN: Chapter One
    • Physical Copy of Ko Gaine
    • Digital All-Stars bundle
    • Physical Copy of Speculative Relationships
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    Custom Character Illustration

    You'll get an original bust illustration of a character of your choosing, by series co-creator and artist Amanda Johnson. 9x12", black/white.

    •Add a T-Shirt S-XL(add $16)
    •Add a T-Shirt 2XL(add $18)
    •Add a T-Shirt 3XL(add $20)
    •Add a T-Shirt 4XL(add $22)
    •Include Speculative Relationships volume 3 (add $22)

    Includes:
    • Digital Copy of BURN: Chapter One
    • Digital Copy of Ko Gaine
    • Physical Copy of BURN: Chapter One
    • Physical Copy of Ko Gaine
    • Digital All-Stars bundle
    • Custom Character Illustration
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    Original Page

    Get an original, one of a kind page of art from the first chapter of BURN. Backers will get to choose their page in the order that they backed the project.

    •Add a T-Shirt S-XL(add $16)
    •Add a T-Shirt 2XL(add $18)
    •Add a T-Shirt 3XL(add $20)
    •Add a T-Shirt 4XL(add $22)
    •Include Speculative Relationships volume 3 (add $22)

    Includes:
    • Digital Copy of BURN: Chapter One
    • Digital Copy of Ko Gaine
    • Physical Copy of BURN: Chapter One
    • Physical Copy of Ko Gaine
    • Digital All-Stars bundle
    • Original Page
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Funding period

- (20 days)