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A biographic diary comic book about all the funny and bizarre things us gingers go through.
A biographic diary comic book about all the funny and bizarre things us gingers go through.
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Hello and welcome to the Being Ginger Kickstarter 2019!

Being Ginger logo
Being Ginger logo

I'm Katherine Hemmings; a small ginger with a big dream of being a comic book artist- but I will tell you more about me and my journey to your computer screen in just a moment, let's talk about 'Being Ginger' first.


I began drawing 'Being Ginger' back in 2017 with some very loose and frankly embarrassing sketches. As my idea grew so did my skills in digital art and storytelling and since then I have been drawing this 50-page diary comic book whenever I could. 


The idea behind this is all from real-life experience that either myself has gone through or another ginger friend has gone through which means every story you will read in this comic is true and if you are ginger you will relate! I wanted to make this because there are so many funny things us ginger people get told or put through and frankly I was getting sick of my sister telling me to write a book since she thinks my life is that funny and strange!

Being Ginger- Hairdresser Problems
Being Ginger- Hairdresser Problems

If you are ginger, related to a ginger, know a ginger or just love a bit of easy reading and supporting small independent artists then this book is for you... or them. 


Book Example
Book Example
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Book Example 2


Inside Book Example
Inside Book Example

Inside the book you will find 50 short comics, on smooth glossy paper, all digitally drawn and coloured and edited by myself! Each comic is between 4-5 panel comics and even some behind the scenes on how the comics were drawn/lined/coloured/edited. 

Comics
Comics

Stretch Goals

£3000- Spot Gloss

If we hit £3000 I will be adding fancy high- gloss varnish to parts of the cover and back of the book. This gives it a fancier feel, makes it look so cool and helps grab attention! 


£3500- SECRET

If we reach £3500 I will reveal a super cool add-on to the book! 

Postage bags
Postage bags

Your beautiful book will also come beautifully packaged in a snazzy orange bubble wrapped envelope for safety and because it is aestheticallypleasing! It will be sealed with one of the Being Ginger snazzy logo stickers and taken to the post office by yours truly! 

Each book will be packaged and signed by myself guaranteeing everyone gets what they wanted and also adding chance for any personalisation in my signature for you.

This book can be posted worldwide! (postage is obviously slightly higher for out of UK posting.)


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Risks and challenges

PRODUCTION:
In 2018 I was lucky enough to be selected to be part of an Anthology on the Comic Creative catalyst led by John McCrea. On the course we learnt a great deal about creating comics, putting them together and putting them into print. I mention this to reassure you that I have experience in the production of comics and using the same printing service that I used on the previous anthology. Their products are always highly praised and their services recommended so I have no doubt that the book will be printed to the high standard I want/expect and printed on time for shipment.

The book itself will be finished by the time the Kickstarter goes live giving me 4 weeks to fix any bugs, errors and printing issues with an external editor who again has more experience than me in printing and looking over comics.

The initial date for this comic to launch on Kickstarter was actually October 1st but I pushed it forward just to make sure all books would be printed and signed and posted and delivered all before Christmas, if not A LOT sooner!

I am a very organised person and I hope you can trust me to deliver on this book!

I want this book to do well and to be a piece of work I will always be proud of and when you have that much faith and passion in a project it is hard to fail as you will do everything in your power to make sure you reach that final thing. I have been working on this idea for nearly 3 years now, I am not rushing this comic, I have spent sweet sweet time learning my trade and practising my skills to get them to a point where I am happy for them to be shared with the world.

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    Don't want the book and just want to donate to help get the book funded because you are super cool? This is the tier for you! You will get a warm fuzzy feeling on the inside knowing you are helping me reach my dreams of getting this comic into print! High five you!

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    Strawberry Blonde Tier

    Got some spare cash but you love everything digital because let's face it, books get dusty and dust means you need to clean and cleaning is a lot of effort? I feel you honestly! That's why I have got this "Strawberry Blonde" Tier. If you choose this tier you will get a sweet digital copy of Being Ginger to read over and over and over and over and all without dust!

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    Ginger Tier

    Need this book in your life? I think so! This tier not only gives you the fuzzy warm feeling from helping me get this book into print, and not only gets you a sweet digital copy of my book BUT ALSO gets you a SIGNED and PHYSICAL copy of Being Ginger!! How cool! You get to be one of the first people to have my book! You can read it, give it to a friend or family, use it as a pillow, a coaster, (please don't use it as a coaster) whatever it is yours! Full with 50 colour comics.

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    • 'Being Ginger' Book - physical book
    • 'Being Ginger, Book- digital copy
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Funding period

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