Update! We hit 100% in 7 hours! Thank you so much! We're very overwhelmed by this! We've started to plan out some cool stretch goals for the campaign!
Update, again! We hit all of our stretch goals! Everyone who gets a copy of Our Super Canadian Adventure through the Kickstarter gets everything in the image below!!! <3
Hi! I'm Sarah Graley, the creator of Our Super Adventure, a diary webcomic about living with four cats and a cat-like boy! I've been making Our Super Adventure comics since 2012 and now Stef helps out with writing, lettering and colour assisting the comics too!
I really like making comics about the weird silly moments in my life and relationships, and I often hear so much from readers that they experience those moments too! You can read a whole bunch of Our Super Adventure comics over at my Instagram page!
I also write and draw other comics, like Glitch (Scholastic Graphix), Kim Reaper (Oni Press), Minecraft Volume One (Dark Horse Comics) and Rick and Morty: Lil' Poopy Superstar (Oni Press)!
I've previously run two super-successful Kickstarter projects for Our Super Adventure Vol. 1 and Our Super Adventure Vol. 2 and now I'm back with a brand new Our Super Adventure book - Our Super Canadian Adventure!
The goal of this Kickstarter is to fund a cute square hardback book documenting our trip to Toronto, Canada back in 2018! The book will feature gold foiling detail on the cover, and will be 64 pages long, containing 40 all new comics, and a whole bunch of semi-illustrated photos from the trip! (If you have my previous travel comic, Our Super American Adventure, you'll know what I mean!)
Stef and I have been in a relationship since 2011, and I'd always mentioned about how much I wanted to visit Toronto, and more specifically, a really lovely comic event called TCAF (Toronto Comic Arts Festival)!
In 2017 we came super close to going, only to have to cancel our plans when we realised that we needed to move house in that same week. When 2018 rolled around, we made sure that we could finally go!
I decided that I wanted to keep a record of the trip (Much like Our Super American Adventure, which documented our first trip to America together), so I bought a tiny little notepad to note down comic ideas on the trip! Stef made sure to take a whole bunch of photos too, so we ended up with a nice collection of both comics and pictures of the places we visited!
It was an action-packed week where we visited Niagara Falls (the Canadian side!), tried poutine for the first time (Stef's a big fan) and then finally hit up TCAF and discovered whether it lived up to the hype!
The resulting book is Our Super Canadian Adventure! It's a book that's like having someone excitedly describe a weird (in a good way) holiday to you, but in comic form! It's basically a book about being in a relationship on an adventure in another country, and we can't wait to share it with you!
For this Kickstarter project, we want to publish Our Super Canadian Adventure as a square hardback book, as well as creating a special limited boxset of both Our Super Canadian Adventure and Our Super American Adventure - my travelogue comic about our trip to America in 2016 when we visited LA, San Diego Comic-Con and New York!
Our Super Canadian Adventure will be a 64 page long hardcover book, with gold foiling detail on the cover. Ever since the first Our Super Adventure Kickstarter, we've been fans of creating nice physical collections of the comics. We believe that in a time when you can find and read comics online so easily, it's really important to make the physical book as nice as it can be, and our readers show us so much support that we want to make the books super nice for them too!
Our Super American Adventure will be reprinted as a 64 page long hardcover book with gold foiling detail on the cover, too! The new version of the book has been relettered by Stef to make it more consistent with Our Super Canadian Adventure, and the comics look nicer than ever because of it!
Our Super Travelogue Boxset is a limited edition boxset of both books together with two bonus postcards featuring the cover art! The cover of the boxset has a rainbow gold foil passport design, and it's going to look absolutely amazing! This boxset is limited to 500 - it's available as part of a few different tiers so we might have to adjust the numbers of each tier throughout the campaign! If it sells out, don't worry - we'll still have tiers where both travelogue books can be bought!
We're also offering a Kickstarter-exclusive pin set, a special Our Super Canadian Adventure patch (free with every Canadian Adventure book!), and hopefully some cool bonuses like postcards, sticker sheets and more patches too! (If we get into stretch goal territory!)
There are also some tiers that let you grab the other Our Super Adventure books too! If you've been waiting to pick up all four books so far, you're in luck! (It's a good way to save on postage, too!)
Our Super Adventure Vol. 1: Press Start To Begin collects 200 comics from 2013-2015 in a hardback book with gold foiling on the cover! We have two different editions of the book - the original self-published version, and an updated new edition from last year with a new cover, and updated design elements inside! (You can pick which edition after the Kickstarter ends in the survey that gets sent to you!)
Our Super Adventure Vol. 2: Press Start To Begin collects 200 more comics from 2015-2018 with loads of cats and cute moments! The cover features gold foiling detail and a whole bunch of pizza! There are also some bonus sections, like a photo diary, and a rough comic thumbnail gallery!
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Risks and challenges
We're going to be working with Oni Press for a retail release of these books in late 2019, but we wanted to get our own special editions made with a different cover variant that will only be available directly from us! We've done so many incredible things over the last six years because of the direct support of our readers, and we figured that it would be nice to offer something special to you all for your support!
This campaign will fund the print run of these books and we'll be sending out all of the books to you directly!
We’ve got regular suppliers that we use for pins and they make good quality stuff and deliver on time so we’re confident about using them.
We're using a book printer that we've used previously, and they've made some really lovely looking books! We're confident that the new Travelogues will look wonderful.
We’re using itch.io again to deliver all digital rewards and they’ve got a great track record for digital stuff so that should all go smoothly too.
If we hit any snags, we'll keep everyone up to date with constant updates!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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