Hello and welcome to the Being Ginger Kickstarter 2019!
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!
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.
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.
£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!
If we reach £3500 I will reveal a super cool add-on to the book!
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
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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