Embark on the 2016 artist journey with Rachta. The much-requested chronicle, since having left her job to pursue her passion in art full-time, is finally here!
Join Rachta Lin as she takes you on a journey as she shares and explains her art, meet new friends and takes part in fun-filled events around the world. With a foreword by renowned artist sakimichan and light-hearted conversations, photos and quotes by friends such as Blizzard girl gamer Tradechat, gamer Gustavo and cosplayer YingTze, this is the art book that's not to be missed!
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This is an art book that brings you on Rachta's 2016 artist journey. While the focus is on her experiences, it also includes her fan-favorite illustrations done that year. Rachta shares the decisions behind each featured piece and includes, never seen before, behind-the-scenes discussions and conversations. We hope that Rachta's experiences help to inspire and guide aspiring artists to pursue this career full time while sharing some of the thought processes behind each of her astounding art pieces.
The 50 page (approx.) book is exceptionally and lavishly illustrated and designed in full-color. A lot of work and attention has gone into each art piece and in collecting the thoughts and memories of the unforgettable experiences.
We are extremely grateful and honored to have sakimichan write the foreword for Rachta's first book. Sakimichan is an outstanding artist of our time and serves as an inspiration for all artists. Her illustrations are truly outstanding and a work of art.
This book kickstarts Rachta's yearly series where she chrono-logs her annual experiences of her artist journey.
Rachta's fascination with manga and animation got her bit by the geek culture bug early. Since leaving her corporate life behind, this artist, with her traditional & digital art, has been traveling around the world, attending events and meeting fans – proving that the ability to create is within all of us.
Supporting Rachta's Kickstarter isn't just about the project. To us, it's a show of trust, support, and encouragement for her passion and what she loves. We are proud to bring you these rewards as a sign of gratitude towards your faith, support, and love.
Wish you can merge two (or more) rewards together? We've heard you and introduced Add-Ons. These extra loot provide you a level of customization for your rewards package. Some are even exclusive and cannot be found in any Backer tier!
To get them, simply edit your pledge to add in the value of the 'add-on' you want. We will contact you after the Kickstarter campaign completes to confirm which add-on you want. And as always, you'll get to pick the illustration you want! Shipping for add-ons is free! (For example: If you have pledged $70 and want the exclusive SGD19 Large Foil Print, simply add SGD19 to your pledge).
Jan – Dec 2016: Creation of over 20 artworks for the art book (Complete!)
End Dec 2016 - Mid Jan 2017: Collection of conversation & experiences of featured friends (Complete!)
Early Feb 2017: Writing of the book (Complete!)
Mid Feb 2017: ISBN book registration (Complete!)
Mid - End Feb 2017: Editing of the book (Complete!)
Mar 2017: Design of the book (Ongoing)
Early Apr 2017: Production file sent to printer
Mid Apr 2017: Visit printer for 1st round proofs
End Apr 2017: Start mailing Supporter Rewards for tiers: Supporter Package, Postcard Package, Small Artist Print Package, Large Artist Print Package
Mid Apr - Mid May 2017: Production
June 2017: Start mailing Supporter Rewards tiers Early Bird Special! and higher, to you!
We have confirmed convention attendance for Doujin Market, FanimeCon and Anime Expo this year. You may choose to collect your rewards (tiers that include art books only) at Rachta’s booth in these conventions. The self-collection rates are much friendlier (as compared to shipping) and already include Kickstarter’s fees and packaging materials. The difference in shipping rates will be refunded when you collect the rewards at the events. Rates and event information are listed in the ‘New & Improved Shipping Rates’ table in the following section.
What you will need to collect your rewards at the booth:
- Photo ID (Driver’s License, Passport, National ID etc)
- Proof of Kickstarter Backing (Screenshot of Kickstarter Backing, Backer’s Email etc)
Note: The rewards will be mailed to you should you miss self-collection at the event.
We understand the perils of expensive shipping & handling. Thus, product specifications were designed with this in mind, while minimizing the impact to quality. All of Rachta's artist prints are done on high quality and thick 250gsm white card and postcards on 330gsm white cards. The ARTIST JOURNEY OF 2016, RACHTA LIN art book also bears the same detailed thought process behind each product design and will feature similar high-quality materials. Having learned from over ten years of logistic experiences, our shipping & handling is efficient – artist prints are shipped rolled in a postage tube, postcards in a padded envelope etc. All Supporter Rewards are shipped from Singapore via registered mail with tracking.
Update: We managed to work with our logistics provider for more efficient shipping to get the rewards into your hands! This means that:
- Most of the rewards are updated with the new & improved shipping rates. Rewards currently pledged (by existing backers) cannot be edited and still show the old rates. However, do not worry as we will refund the difference after the Kickstarter completes.
- If you backed a reward tier before the shipping rate change, you will be refunded the difference after the Kickstarter completes.
- The new improved shipping charges are updated in the table below.
- Both the original and new shipping charges are shown below for your comparison.
- Images are for illustration purposes only. Final product might differ from images shown.
Risks and challenges
The team is well experienced in both the creative and production aspects. Rachta Lin, an artist of over 25 years of creative experience is being assisted by a production team with over 15 years of exhibition-scale production and logistic experience. The team has provided production support for over 300 events, of which over 30 are of Rachta's events & appearances. Naturally, all manner of risk cannot be removed. However, we have kept the amount of risk to a minimum with our experience and incorporated buffers for all potential issues that might arise. Nevertheless, we are committed to staying on schedule and communicating any deviations that may occur.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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