Pole Dancing Adventures (PDA) is a weekly webcomic that gives an insightful, witty and truthful account of what life is like as a pole dancer. Part educational and mostly humorous, much of Pole Dancing Adventures comes from my years of experience as a pole dancing student. You'll find everything from dancing and safety tips; to commentary on current trends; to the funny and embarrassing truths in becoming an experienced dancer.
Most of all, PDA seeks to encourage dancers and non-dancers alike to understand the beauty behind the dance form. It's also about health and fitness, building self esteem, confidence, and just having fun. Since 2012, men and women around the globe have shared their love of pole dancing with each other using this comic. Bringing another book of Pole Dancing Adventures to print will make it easier to share the story with others and will help me to continue the webcomic.
"(Pole Dancing Adventures) gives a pretty solid reason why it’s become her favorite pastime. For her, pole dancing is a legitimate athletic activity, no different than yoga or aerobics." - Larry Cruz, Robot6 / Comic Book Resources
"You can see that Leen is in love with her art. This makes the reader feel empathetic, even the non-dancers. Before I even realized, I was cheering along with her achievements and getting excited with every new pose learned." - Carolina Mello, Women Write About Comics
Pole Dancing Adventures is back on Kickstarter for VOLUME TWO!
The second and third years of Pole Dancing Adventures will be collected into another 100 page volume featuring over 70 comics! “Pole Dancing Adventures: Volume Two” will be available in both print and digital formats. The book will also include a foreword by award-winning pole dancer, Nadia Sharif! Your support in funding this Kickstarter will help fund the publishing process of this book and rewards.
This book is perfect for pole dance enthusiasts as well as for anyone curious about the dance form. Don't pole dance but know someone who does? This would be the perfect gift! Are you too shy to try pole dancing for yourself? Buy this book to learn more about it!
6.875” x 10” Full Color Interior // Full Color Cover
$2 === MY THANKS === Kickstarter Exclusive Digital Desktop Wallpaper
$10 === BASIC INVERT === PDA Vol. 2 in PDF, .epub & .mobi formats
$15 === AERIAL INVERT === PDA Vol 1 & 2 in PDF, .epub & .mobi formats
$17 === EARLY BIRD PACKAGE === PDA Vol 2 Book + Digital Formats
$20 === CUPID PACKAGE === PDA Vol 2 Book + Digital Formats
$30 === BUTTERFLY PACKAGE === PDA Vol 2 Book + Signature + Digital Formats
$40 === IRON-X PACKAGE === PDA Vol 2 Book + Signature + Sketch + Digital Formats
$40 === DOUBLE SKATER PACKAGE === PDA Vol 1 & 2 Books + Digital Formats (of Vol.2 only)
$60 === DOUBLE STARGAZER PACKAGE === PDA Vol 1 & 2 Books + Signature (2) - Digital Formats (of Vol.2 only)
$80 === DOUBLE HANDSPRING PACKAGE === PDA Vol 1 & 2 Books + Signature (2) + Sketch (2) - Digital Formats (of Vol.2 only)
$90 === FONJI PACKAGE === PDA Vol 2 Book + Signature + Custom 8.5x11 Drawing + Digital Formats: You request a drawing! It will be in black and white with grey wash. Limited to one figure.
$135 === TITANIC PACKAGE === PDA Vol 2 Book + Signature + Sketch + Digital Formats + ‘BE DRAWN INTO A FUTURE COMIC!’:You provide photos and agree to be drawn into a future PDA strip as one of the pole dancers. (By pledging at this reward, you’re consenting to let me use your likeness in a future pole dance related comic.)
$140 === STUDIO PACKAGE #1 === 10 PDA Vol 2 books
$240 === STUDIO PACKAGE #2 === 10 Signed PDA Vol 2 books
$160 and up === Original PDA Artwork === Signed PDA book + Sketch + Digital Formats + Original B&W comic strip artwork + Limited Edition print of finished comic. (see rewards at right for availability)
SHIPPING: USPS Priority Flat Rate shipping of $6.00 (Domestic) or $25 (International) will be added after you select your tier. I choose to ship via USPS Priority to ensure quick and safe shipping and no exceptions will be made.
If you're a backer of this project at the $17 level or higher, you will get each of the following bonus gifts as each funding goal is met! Once we hit 20k, you'll receive all four gifts: two jumbo stickers, an exclusive art print and an Kickstarter exclusive journal when we're successfully funded! The only way to grab these rewards is to get this Kickstarter campaign to its funding goal. Pre-order your book, spread the word and these gifts will be yours when we hit 100%!
Let's unlock more goals! For every mile stone reached beyond the initial goal, I will be revealing surprise rewards for backers!
The more you spread the word, the further we’ll go to get you awesome rewards!
If successfully funded, here is the breakdown of how the money will be used to get PDA to your door.
- Printing PDA will cost $4500 for 1000 soft-cover copies.
- Shipping costs are estimated at $5000 using USPS Domestic and International Flat Rate. [This number is based on the approximate costs from my previous successfully funded Kickstarter for PDA Vol 1.]
- Approximately $1000 for reward manufacturing.
- Processing fees to Kickstarter (5%), Amazon (5%) = $1605
- Taxes at 30% = $4816
The grand total comes to approximately $20,000! While it does sound steep, my largest concern is being able to cover for shipping costs as international shipments will be expensive. Giving myself cushion in the budget will make sure the shipping and manufacturing costs are covered so that I can get your books out on time!
In the event of over-funding...
A second printing of the book and rewards will be made to accommodate the amount of backers that pledge. I would also love to do a re-print of Volume One as the first run is just about gone!
When will the book/rewards be ready for shipment?
If funded, my goal is to have the books and unlocked rewards begin shipment in late December 2015 if not sooner. Different pledge levels will have different estimated delivery dates.
I’m Leen Isabel! I’m an illustrator who loves to pole dance and I’ve combined both of my interests into a web comic called Pole Dancing Adventures. Besides creating this comic, I have exhibited my artwork both domestically and internationally. Last year, I ran a successful Kickstarter campaign for Pole Dancing Adventures Volume 1. Thank you!
Special Thanks: I'd love to thank Nguyen Dong for helping organize this Kickstarter. Music: “Stars Collide” by Josh Woodward. Thanks to Kicking it Forward.
Risks and challenges
While I've got my fingers crossed that nothing dire should occur, I still have to have a plan for the worst case scenario. In which case for self-publishing a book, that would be that the ship carrying my books from China doesn't arrive on time. If that were to occur, I would ask that my backers exercise patience as I will keep you updated on the arrival of the books and how the shipping schedule will be affected. :( Any extra books AFTER backer fulfillment would then go for sale online at www.poledancingadventures.com.
Of all the pledges, the sketch rewards will take longer to ship out. I intend to work on sketch pledges unless I face any illness or any other harm to my person which can delay production. Those orders will be shipped out as they are finished with an expectation of completion by March 2016. If it is necessary for me to go beyond that, then customers will be notified and a new deadline will be set.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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