May 24th: We have hit our publishing goal!! Thank you everyone!! Onwards and upwards to our first stretch goal: At $7k, all books will receive an upgrade to include patterned end pages! (See the stretch goal section for a preview)
May 13th: New reward tiers, more previews!
PDFs are now available with Spanish translation for Adriana's comic.
May 2nd: More postcards and more bookmark designs!
May 1st: We've just launched! We hope to keep you updated and informed with every exciting development throughout this process. For now, we're just thrilled this launch date is here!
We have made Kickstarter Staff Pick within our first hour of launching! Thanks so much for everyone's support on day one!
In June of 2014, we ran our first Kickstarter campaign for volume one of the "Where is Home?" anthology project. "Where is Home?" Volume 1 started as a comic anthology project that aimed to bring together artist friends who graduated from Sheridan's BAA Animation program. It then expanded to include many artists with varying backgrounds and talents, from outside of Toronto as well. Coming together to create a work of not only comic storytelling, some of us instead chose visual illustrative storytelling as well.
"Where is Home?" Volume 2 saw a huge response thanks to the first successful kickstarter. Over 80 artists expressed interest in the project, though we could only hope to accommodate a set limit to make the project manageable. 35 artists were chosen for volume 2's anthology project, which you are seeing now!
The anthology will be printed and perfect bound, sized at 6x9" at 110 pages, and including an ISBN for proper inclusion amongst other books in your personal library. It's lightweight, colourful, and full of stories we're sure you'll love drawn by talented people some of whom you may or may not yet have heard of, but won't soon forget!
The cover is currently still in progress and will be drawn by the wonderful Mildred Louis of Agents of the Realm! Stay tuned for an update, as it will be previewed soon!
As was the same for the original project, our challenge lies in printing costs, and in sharing our work with many people. We are equally appreciative of your financial support as we are with you sharing this project with others who might enjoy our stories about what HOME means to all of us.
Our $6500 goal is calculated to offset the following costs: printing fees, shipping costs, reward costs, as well as fees and taxes. Meeting our goal will mean that we can afford to print 250 copies of WHERE IS HOME? Volume 2 as well as send the rewards thanking our supporters. Should we exceed the goal, in addition to expanding our print run size, our artists will receive compensation for their efforts on this project, as rightly they deserve for all their hard work!
Which leads us to our stretch goals! These will be added to and modified as the project progresses. We'll be very grateful for the project to be funded, but if we can also meet stretch goals it'll be doubly thrilling for us and hopefully for you too!
$7000: Book upgrade to printed pattern inner cover!
$8000: Our artists get paid!
$9000: Increased print run!
Here is just a sampling of artwork from the "WHERE IS HOME?" volume 2 anthology!
Please note that these are just random pages from our various artists, and they do not necessarily appear in this order within the anthology itself. Additional sample pages will be posted as the campaign continues!
Samples of the Kickstarter exclusive bookmarks available!
Please note that our PDF by default is in English, but we do have a Spanish version that is also available!
Samples of our artists' wonderful art postcards:
Samples of Jen's work:
Samples of Amanda's headshot artwork:
Samples of J's artwork:
Samples of Jessica's artwork:
Samples of Adriana's sketch cards:
Samples of Alisa's artwork:
Samples of Laura's artwork:
Samples of Nicole's artwork:
Samples of Kate's artwork:
Samples of Amanda's artwork:
Samples of Marie-Anne's artwork:
Examples of the Spanish translated comic by Adriana, for the digital PDF:
This section is still incomplete, but you can click through to see our artists' fantastic portfolios and other projects they've worked on!
Risks and challenges
"Where is Home?" volume 2 is a completed anthology, with all artwork done and the book compiled and ready to hit the printers. All risks lie in unforeseen delays with our printer, but we have been assured by them that they have run multiple Kickstarter-based projects and know the value of prompt service and quality product. We have previously worked with them last year on our successfully funded and reward completed project "Where is Home?" volume 1.
Vanessa has personally sold work online under her business for years, and judging from the extremely positive feedback on her etsy (https://www.etsy.com/shop/quietsnooze) of 217 customers rating full 5 stars, you can be assured she will be very attentive to your needs as a backer of this project. All artists involved in this project are professional individuals who work in varied artistic fields where such standards are expected, so when it comes down to any of their individual contributions, you can rest assured they too will show the same professionalism in their work for you.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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