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Machi The Lazy Witch - Issues 1 and 2

The heart warming tale of a young Witch and her journey as she masters survival in the fast paced world of a Prestigious Art college.

Machi The Lazy Witch - Issues 1 and 2

The heart warming tale of a young Witch and her journey as she masters survival in the fast paced world of a Prestigious Art college.

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About


Machi is finally here! 

It's been a long time coming and I am very excited to share the tale of Machi The Lazy Witch with you all! 

These are the first two issues of a 12+ issue series, telling the story of a young witch who has been thrown head first into a college life, fresh out of highschool. With her  first day approaching, there is no turning back now! Not with those student loans looming over her head... 

It all starts off with a nervous ride through the sky. The destination? None other than the Pendelton Art Institute for Gifted Witches. An art based college dedicated to producing only the most exceptional graduates. Unfortunately for Machi (our main character), exceptional isn't a word often used to describe her. 

In a pressured decision to satisfy her family, Machi now finds herself swimming upstream in the competitive world of magical art. With her talented older sister to guide her through her first year, Machi must step out of her comfort zone and stand out in her classes. But will she stand out for the right reasons? Can she survive the 4 years until graduation? 

Machi will turn her dreams into actions by doing her very best to improve her magic skills! She will have her ups, her downs, her accidental enemies and her unlikely friends. From Re-Animating golems, to finding the perfect familiar, Machi and her friends are in for one bumpy ride! 

Issue one  gives you a taste of the college campus and colorful character cast. 

Issue two jumps into the exciting academic life that Machi and her friends will sacrifice long nights to, as well as introduce you to the cute and creepy familiars available to students. 

Each Issue will be a total of 32 full color pages!

All Digital issues of the series will offer a Spanish version, translated by the wonderful Stacy Rivera.

It's 64 pages in full color, and this is only the very beginning!

Collectible Character cards!

Every tier after Friendly Familiar will receive a number of surprise character cards. These cards are exclusive to kickstarter backers only! There are 10 normal cards and 2 specialty cards to collect. Each tier will have the chance to receive a specialty card! 

Cards are standard poker deck size with full color on the front and back. 

Surprise character Icons for all backers!

In addition to the surprise character cards, each backer will receive a surprise character icon! Each backer has a 1/4 chance of getting a specific character.

How will your money be spent?

Printing the books is the most expensive part of this process. But in addition to that; the character cards, postcards prints, and stickers also nibble away at the funds. Not to mention the whopping 10% that Kickstarter takes and the 8% for taxes!

Any additional funds will go towards future issues of Machi The Lazy Witch and promotional events (like convention booth fees) The goal is to get Machi in the hands of as many people as possible, and living in San Diego means that there are always conventions popping up.

As for the timeline, I've estimated all of the physical rewards should be in your mailboxes by January of next year, starting off 2020 with some magic! I've already gotten a head start on volume 1, having fully illustrated 1/2 of it at the time of typing this.

And for packaging, I plan to use Gemini mailers. They are a bit on the pricey side but they deliver on the protection they offer.

I've been working very hard the last few years on this series, it wasn't until this year that I decided to drop everything and put my absolute soul into this and really get Machi ready for her debut. I'm so excited to be at this stage, to be able to share Machi with you all, that I just can't contain myself, I'm a fountain of emotion right now.

As far credentials go, I've been working as a freelance artist for over a year now full time, and as a hobby for over 6 years. I adore storytelling, character design and planning, so this is quite literally a dream come true. 

Why Back Machi The Lazy Witch?

Machi is a slice of fantasy life that aims to shine light on mental health in a softer tone. Machi illustrates the effects of anxiety and depression through many different lenses, in hopes of inspiring others who may be struggling, showing that no matter what the voice in your head is screaming, you can and will succeed. Mental health is something I care a lot about, and I hope that by sharing Machi's story, at least one person may not feel so alone. 

Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing system, meaning if the goal isn't met, then I wont receive any of the funds needed to help bring Machi to life. 

So please show your support if this is something that you're interested in! Help spread the word if you can! A share or simply mentioning it to a friend goes a very long way! 

If you've made it this far, thank you so much for reading! This project means the absolute world to me and I hope it can bring joy to you as well!

THANK YOU!

Special Thanks To

  • Sedric Harris- For Editing both issues of Machi The Lazy Witch
  • Stacey Rivera- For translating both issues of Machi The Lazy Witch
  • Shishishiena- For Voicing Machi!
  • Paetyn Monroe- For animating the "thank you" ending and helping me with the running animation.
  • Kyle Scott- For composing the wonderful song in the video! 
  • Brian Ball- for inspiring me!
  • Eric Diaz- for putting up with my late nights of drawing and supporting me all the way.

Risks and challenges

This is my first kickstarter, whereas I am confident with my experience as a freelance artist, this will be a new experience for me. I will be handling the fulfillment myself, which may take a good deal of time. If any challenges should arise, I'll be posting an update and letting everyone know as soon as possible, and letting you know what my plans are moving forward to avoid from happening again.

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