Hello! My name is M. Victoria Robado, also known as Shouri. I'm an Argentinian comic creator and illustrator, currently based in the US. You might have seen my work on Webtoons, IDW Publishing, Boom! Studios, Dynamite, and more. Besides comics, I love to design products involving cats, rainbows, and sparkles--anything that makes your day brighter.
CMYKitty was born while I was working on coloring comic pages. As I was picking out colors, I was also thinking of this new project I was starting: Sassy Kitty Pins, a side brand for my enamel pin designs. I wanted to make things that I would enjoy. I love cats. I enjoy working with color and images as I'm a Graphic Designer and illustrator. Then it came to me. I immediately scribbled down the idea: what if each color was a different cat, who would combine and create all the colors in the world?
I created an enamel pin with this design, and the response has been amazing. ♥ It's a great feeling to see so many people loving something you create! I have sold a lot of enamel pins online, at conventions and even to stores! (Gallery Nucleus and Insomnia Gallery, to name a few!)
All my life I've loved collecting cute merchandise, and I've always had wanted to make products with my own designs. Ever since I started developing my items and attending North American conventions, I have been working very hard, saving up to produce them, but this time I need YOU for this next step!
I want to create a CMYKITTY PURSE and COIN BAG!
The CMYKitty Purse is aprox. 8"(h) x 9.5"(w) x 3"(d), with a 1.25"(w) x 50"(l) adjustable strap. The purse is made out of synthetic PU faux leather (that means it's vegan!), with one big zipper area that can hold A LOT of items (see picture!), an inner pocket for extra organization, and an outside, zippered pocket for cards.
This is a fully functional, fashion purse that can be used in any occasion. I have been using the prototype as my daily purse, and I can confirm it's super resistant and durable. not to mention comfortable!
The design is a high quality print on PU material, to ensure all colors are a perfect match to the enamel pin design!
The bag you see in these photos is a PROTOTYPE. I set aside funds to pay for this sample, to be able to have a physical product to show my idea. The finished bag will have black hardware to match the look of the purse, a thicker strap than pictured, and Sassy Kitty branded zipper pulls and embroidered tag inside the main pouch.
I also want to offer an alternative (and a complement!) to the CMYKitty purse! In comes the CMYKitty Coin Bag! This mini bag will be aprox. 4.2"(h) x 5"(w) x 1.5" (d). It is also made out of synthetic PU faux leather (also vegan!), with one big zipper area to store IDs, coins, bills, or whatever you need, an ID pocket on the outside, a hoop and a black 1.25" ring to attach lanyards, keys, and more!
The design will be a high quality print on the PU leather, and just like the purse, the finished product will have black hardware to match the look of the purse, and Sassy Kitty branded zipper pulls and an embroidered tag inside the main pouch. The high quality materials of the purse will also be used on this coin bag.
Any of these items will be perfect for artists, designers, illustrators, anyone and everyone who loves rainbows, or enjoys creating and lives for color! (and cats!) I hope to be able to bring these items to life, and I hope you will enjoy them!
Another perk of this campaign is the CMYKitty enamel pin variants! I'm making all of these available to pledge for:
We have 3 variants unlocked from the start, plus an un-lockable one!
RGBKitty! A fan request: the RGB Kitty! A great add-on to any pledge for only $10!
Pastel CMYKitty! For all the soft color lovers! Add-on to any pledge for only $10!
Glitter CMYKitty KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE variant! Gold metal and sparkly! You'll only be able to get it here via the Kickstarter! Don't miss your chance, add-on to any pledge for only $10!
Rainbow metal kitties! All the rage right now! These rainbow metal kitties are now UNLOCKED! Add-on to any pledge for only $10!
I have so far created 13 enamel pin designs so far under my SASSY KITTY PINS brand! Besides pins, with these designs I make stickers, patches and more! Here you can see all the designs I have made so far:
All these items are now available to pledge and as add-ons!
You can check all designs at www.sassykittypins.com!
We have some add-ons available from the start! You will be able to pick the design at time of survey!
If we unlock stretch goals, more add-ons will be available! (Such as more designs available to add-on, variants, freebies!)
Take a look at all the amazing things I have prepared for you! All rewards come with a signed Thank you postcard!
IMPORTANT! Any rewards that have a pin or patch, you will be able to pick the design at time of survey! What's important is the number of pins pledged for and added-on! Because all pins are the same amount, you will be able to select which one you want! (Example: if you pick the RGB but afterwards decide you want the CMYK, and we make the goal, on the survey just pick CMYK!)
(You will be able to pick different designs on the survey stage if we're funded!)
The initial goal will fund the minimum order of CMYKitty Purses, Coin Bags, Glitter CMYKitty pins, and cover Kickstarter fees, shipping and supplies.
If we hit the initial goal, not only many happy tears will be shed, but that will put us on the patch to unlock MORE cute things!
To obtain these new available items, simply edit your pledge and add the $ amount needed!
Thank you for reading, and thank you for your support! If you love this project, share it with everyone! ♥
I am M. Victoria Robado, also known as Shouri. I was born and raised in Argentina, and I am now alternating between Buenos Aires and Maryland, USA.
I am a comic creator and illustrator. My most recent work is #Blessed (Webtoons). I also self-publish Fragile and Springiette. I have also worked on Jem & the Holograms, The Misfits, Littlest Pet Shop (IDW Publishing), Mega Princess (Boom! Studios), Boo The Cutest Dog in the World, KISS (Dynamite), and more. Besides comics, I love to design products involving cats, rainbows, and sparkles--anything that makes your day brighter.
Risks and challenges
All pledges will be personally fulfilled by me.
All pledges are set with an estimated delivery of March 2018 because I want to have enough extra time to make sure everything is perfect and to account for any possible production delays (Holidays! Defects! Items missing!) and shipping from-factory-to-me delays.
I have extense experience in shipping merchandise (I have been selling online since 2011), and I run two online shops at the moment.
These items will not ship on time for the 2017 Holidays.
I will be constantly updating backers with news from factory, as I want everyone to be as updated as they can be! I have narrowed down all details on the purse and the coin bag with the factory, they're waiting for green light. The Kickstarter will also determine how many purses I'll end up ordering, which will affect production times. All items will be produced with trusted companies that I have worked with in the past.
Estimated Timeline If Funding is Succesfull:
November-December: Kickstarter Funding Period
Late December: Backer Surveys, Funds clear from Kickstarter (up to 20 days after end date!)
January-February: Items produced
February-March: Shipping from Manufacturer to me
Late March: Me shipping all items to you!
- (31 days)