About this project
The situation escalates...
Misfortune High Book 2 continues the story of Biscuit, a rich kid who had been kicked out of his fancy magic school and sent to a magic school in a bad neighborhood as punishment. Biscuit believes he might have found a way out of Misfortune High. A dragon makes nightly rampages across the schools on his side of town, and he believes if he slays it, his old school will be impressed enough to take him back.
Biscuit's first outing against the dragon doesn't exactly go as planned, so he finds himself challenging his new school rival, Johnny Cuervo, to a duel, out of frustration.
Johnny, however, is no slouch in the battle arena, and may prove to throw off Biscuit's plans in more ways than Biscuit can imagine.
Misfortune High Book 2 is a 34 page book created by Los Angeles-based illustrator, Jules Rivera. If you like comedy, urban fantasy, and comics with colorful, diverse casts, then check out this book. This series is only gaining momentum.
Rewards will include all of this great swag and your choice of books from our comics affiliates including...
Kickstarter gives potential readers direct influence over whether books get published. In the last Kickstarter campaign, Misfortune High was taken to the people and funded at 125%. That proved that there are readers out there who want all-ages action comics with casts that represent our multicultural world.
Kickstarter allows me to continue this project, making another high volume print run, which brings down the overall cost of the book. This allows me to give you more rewards and shiny things. Everybody wins.
How will the Kickstarter Funds be used?
Like last time, Misfortune High Book 2 is completed, so there are no further production costs to cover. This is great news because it means you won't have to wait for the book to be completed.
The main use of the Kickstarter funds is printing. How do you know what to expect? Here's how book 1 came out...
Misfortune High Book 2, like its predecessor, will be perfect bound, not saddle stitched, which makes for a much cooler presentation. More than that, the foil stamping from book 1 will be carried over to book 2.
A print run for a book of this size and quality will run over $2000, and that doesn't count shipping books to readers, or any of the costs of the extra rewards items. The stated goal will go towards printing the book, sourcing rewards items, and shipping the packages safely and effectively. Anything beyond that goes towards adding more content inside the book and adding new merch for backers.
Risks and challenges
Every project faces risks and challenges, but that doesn't mean there isn't a game plan for tackling these risks. Here are some of my risk factors and how I plan to address them.
+ Many comics projects get Kickstarted to fund the production of this book. For me, this is not an issue because Misfortune High Book 2 is already complete. This cuts the wait time for you to receive your rewards dramatically.
+ The book comes printed with a printer that has a great reputation with other independent artists, PrintNinja. With the last Kickstarter, I was able to establish a relationship with the printer, as well as work out the bugs in the printing process (especially with that foil stamping). The quality of Book 1 was also great, so you'll get a great story packaged in an attractive book, and in a reasonable turnaround time.
+ I'm my own creative team, so you don't have to worry about the quality of future books declining from collaborative break downs (if nothing else, this book will be prettier). Barring an existential crisis, I can't break up with myself.
+ I successfully managed the last Misfortune High Book 1 campaign last year. I've learned quite a bit from the last campaign's successes and mistakes, which will allow me to turn over a streamlined experience for everyone around.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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