Help Ohio's number 3 superhero - Spinnerette - publish the third collection of her adventures! Heroes, villains and ice cream, OH MY!!
*Updated 6/5: Stretch goal number 5 FUNDED! All copies of Volume 3 will now include the Mr. Webby mini-story PLUS we'll be flying Rocio in for a convention!!
*Updated 6/2: Stretch goal number 4 FUNDED! All books will be upgraded from 80# to 100# paper!!!
*Updated 5/31: Stretch goal number 3 FUNDED! Volumes 1 and 2 now upgraded automatically to new, larger format!
*Updated 5/27: Stretch goal number 2 FUNDED! Photo print included for all $50+ backers! Added colored version of Greta Gravity statuette!
*Updated 5/23: Added "ship it now" option to the add-on section of the Kickstarter!!*
*Updated 5/20: Stretch goal number 1 FUNDED! Kickstarter exclusive wallpaper for all backers unlocked!!*
*Updated 5/15: Funded! Help us reach our awesome stretch goals, seen below! New PAINTED image of Spinnerette statuette!*
Meet Spinnerette - Ohio's Number Three Superhero!
Spinnerette, a superhero comedic drama, has been appearing on the internet for just over three years. Created by veteran author Krazy Krow following a sleep-deprived road trip to Florida, this webcomic is the story of Heather Brown - a clumsy graduate student turned costumed crime fighter! Originally planned as a one-shot superhero origin story featuring a hero who faces an unusual challenge with her disguise (6 arms?!!??), Spinnerette soon developed a modest following and began to truly come to life!
The story thus far:
Set in Columbus, Ohio, the "SpinnyVerse" (www.spinnyverse.com) is a world where both mainstream comic books and real life superheroes exist. After developing spider-themed superpowers following a freak accident, Heather becomes the story's main protagonist. She soon encounters Columbus' main crime-fighting duo: Tiger and Mecha Maid. With the help of the veteran heroes, she learns to fight crime and tackles baddies such as drug-dealing vampires, angsty teenaged driders and objectivist supervillains such as Dr. Universe and his buxom assistant Greta Gravity.
Spinnerette also enlists help from her seemingly prosaic roommate and best friend, Sahira, as well as the unfailingly cheerful "League of Canadian Superheroes", led by the pig-tailed great, great grandson of a certain redhead from Avonlea!
Volume One of Spinnerette collects the first 5 chapters of the webcomic and introduces the main characters of the series. As the story progresses, Heather learns more about herself, both as a fledgling hero and as a young woman. In Volume Two (chapters 6-9), we learn more about Dr. Universe and Greta Gravity, Tiger and Mecha Maid. Volume Two also introduces Time Traveling (and occasionally pants-less) Benjamin Franklin (yes, THAT Benjamin Franklin!) While remaining comedic in overall tone, the comic also explores emotional issues such as family, illness and sexuality. In Volume Two, we begin to see the heroes and villains as people - not just costumes.
Which leads us to...
The Point! Spinnerette is now ready for its THIRD Volume! Picking up where Volume Two leaves off, Volume Three will collect chapters 10 - 14, exploring the developing relationship between Heather and Marilyn (aka Mecha Maid), introducing new superheroes and villains and featuring adventures in Columbus AND Canada. As always, Volume 3 will feature a book exclusive chapter. This time around, we're heading BACK in time... to see the origins of Columbus, Ohio's most infamous villains: Dr. Universe and Greta Gravity!
Up until now, Spinnerette has been published via a "print on demand" method. This meant that any time we needed books for a convention, we'd place an order for 100-200 copies, books were printed and shipped to our home base, then repacked and flown, driven or shipped to the convention. Additionally, fans who wanted to directly order books had to order from the printer. In the early days of Spinnerette, this was necessary due to both cost and storage spaces, but now that Spinnerette is slowly making the transition to full color, this is no longer cost-efficient.
That's right... we said FULL COLOR! The bonus story for Volume Three will feature FULL COLOR ART! We will also include full color character art at the end of the book. With Volume Three, the Spinnerette team is ready to go to a high quality,
But... what does THAT mean??
For long standing fans of Spinnerette, this means a larger, higher quality book to put on your shelves! Previous print-on-demand volumes measured approximately 6.75" wide by 10.25" tall. Volume Three will measure a true 8" wide by 11" tall! In addition, the paper quality on both the covers and internal pages will be increased to a glossy 80# paper. These glossier, heavier pages will better stand the test of time and use!
How will this work?
The Spinnerette team will be working with a local printing company, located just 1/2 mile from our headquarters (AKA Casa de Krazy Krow). Working with a local printing company allows us to monitor printing progress, work directly with our printers to quickly solve any printing issues PLUS eliminates bulk shipping costs. We'll be able to oversee every step in the production of Volume Three!
Thus far, we have worked with this family-owned and operated printing company to set up quotes and logistical details. Printing 2000 books at once allows us to have better quality books at a quicker pace, but it is a much larger initial financial commitment than printing 100-200 books at a time. This is where YOU come in! If successful, funds from this Kickstarter will be used to pay for the set-up fees, printing and binding of a full run of 2,000 books.
We've got lots of awesome Spinnerette themed rewards planned for you, plus, you'll be among the first to receive Spinnerette Volume 3! Please help us bring you the highest quality books we can!!
We're excited to bring you lots of fun Spinnerette themed swag as a way of saying "THANK YOU" for helping out with this project!
Our awesome rewards include gorgeous, high-quality 6" statuettes custom made for us by Gensen! These photos are of our prototypes, but the actual statuettes will be fully painted! (UPDATE 5/15: Spinnerette statuette now fully painted!)
You can also pick up the cute Mecha Maid T-shirt, either in your rewards tier or as an add-on reward for any tier!
And of course: All books shipped as Kickstarter rewards WILL be autographed by Krazy Krow!
Looking for a bit more? Add the following to any reward tier! (Add the listed amount to the reward tier $$ and list the add-on in your reward survey, sent at the end of the Kickstarter campaign.)
*Ship it now*
(Can't wait for your Spinny fix? Add on the "ship it now" option and we'll ship each item when it's ready!)
$5 - U.S. "ship it now"
$10 - Canada "ship it now"
$20 - All other international locations "ship it now"
$13 - Get a micro-Mr. Webby!
(International backers please add $3)
$25 - Get the Mecha Maid T-shirt!
(International backers please add $5)
$50 - Get a Full-Sized Mr. Webby plushie!
(International backers please add $10)
We're always looking to do more for our fans, so take a peek at some of the fun rewards possible if we go above what's needed for Volume Three!
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Our previous Kickstarter has given us a good idea of the perils of shipping! With this Kickstarter we have attempted to account for a more reasonable estimate of both shipping times and costs. We will also endeavor to be proactive in providing shipping updates so that our supporters will know when items are shipping. We will also strive to provide constant information regarding changes in estimated shipping dates.
By working with a printing company located just minutes from home, we have eliminated the worry of having overseas shipments become delayed (such as what happened with our Mr. Webby shipment) or lost.
Of course, there are always risks of delays that are out of our control. If an unforeseen situation such as fire or disaster occurs, we do have copies of all print files stored in multiple locations and will be able to shift to a different printer if necessary.
Surveys will not be sent out until the very end of the Kickstarter campaign, so you will not see this until June 6th! At that point we'll collect all of the information we need from you, including sizes, addresses and any other questions we may need answered!
If the $50k stretch goal is reached, will rewards with Volumes 1 and 2 be upgraded to the new print run?
Yes!! If we meet our stretch goal and are able to print all 3 books simultaneously, ALL rewards featuring Volumes 1 and 2 will automatically be upgraded to the newer, larger quality!
Welllll, right now the answer is... probably not via Kickstarter. They will probably eventually be available in the Spinnerette store, but sending PDFs via Kickstarter e-mails is very complicated. We'll let you know if this changes!
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Receive an autographed copy of Volume 3, featuring book only Chapter 0! See Dr. Universe and Greta's origin story! U.S. backers only!Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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Book-a-holics! Now's your chance to get all 3 Spinnerette books in one fell swoop! Snag copies of Spinnerette Volume 1 and 2 (original print run) PLUS the all-new Spinnerette Volume 3! U.S. backers only please!Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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Hey international fans! Now's your chance to get ALL 3 volumes of Spinnerette... with book exclusive chapters (Sahira gets her powers, London and Minerva go on a date and the Dr. Universe and Greta Gravity Origin Story!) Volume 1 and 2 are the original print on demand size, while Volume 3 is new and improved!Estimated delivery:
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Here's where the fun REALLY starts! Receive a copy of Spinnerette Volume Three, including the book exclusive origin story featuring Dr. Universe and Greta Gravity PLUS be one of the FIRST to receive the 6" Spinnerette statuette! (Please note, choice of Spinnerette or Greta IS included in this tier, please indicate choice on survey at end of Kickstarter funding.)Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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International backers, pledge $115 and receive Spinnerette Volume Three PLUS the 6" Spinnerette statuette. (Please note, choice of Spinnerette or Greta IS included in this tier, you will be able to indicate your choice on the survey at the end.)Estimated delivery:
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***5/31: THIS HARDCOVER TIER CORRESPONDS TO THE $70/$85 PLEDGE LEVELS! Receive the limited edition Spinnerette hardcover set!Estimated delivery:Add $35 USD to ship outside the US
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**NEW TIER ADDED 5/8** U.S. Backers receive ALL THREE volumes (original runs of 1 and 2, new Volume 3) PLUS your choice of either a Spinnerette or Greta Gravity statuetteEstimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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**NEW TIER ADDED 5/8** International backers can receive ALL THREE volumes of Spinnerette (with all three book exclusive chapters!!) PLUS pick either a Spinnerette OR Greta Gravity statuette!Estimated delivery:
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U.S. backers, here's your chance to get BOTH 6" statues! Greta Gravity and Spinnerette can stage epic battles on YOUR desk or bookshelf!! Receive the all new Spinnerette Volume 3 with bonus materials, PLUS both statues!Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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International fans, here's your chance to get BOTH 6" statues! Greta Gravity and Spinnerette can stage epic battles on YOUR desk or bookshelf!! Receive the all new Spinnerette Volume 3 with bonus materials, PLUS both statues!Estimated delivery:
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***5/31: THIS HARDCOVER TIER CORRESPONDS TO THE $140/$150 LEVELS! Receive the limited edition Spinnerette hardcover set PLUS your choice of EITHER a Greta Gravity or Spinnerette statuette!Estimated delivery:Add $35 USD to ship outside the US
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Receive all three books (original print runs of Volumes 1 and 2, all-new print of Volume 3) PLUS both statues! U.S. Backers only please!Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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International backers, receive all three Spinnerette books PLUS both Spinnerette and Greta Gravity statuettes!Estimated delivery:
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***5/31: THIS HARDCOVER TIER CORRESPONDS TO THE $200/$225 LEVELS! Receive the limited edition Spinnerette hardcover set plus BOTH statuettes (Greta Gravity and Spinnerette).Estimated delivery:Add $35 USD to ship outside the US
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Here's the big one: U.S. backers, receive all 3 volumes of Spinnerette (original run of 1 and 2 plus the all new Volume Three), PLUS the Mecha Maid t-shirt, PLUS both statues, PLUS Mr. Webby and micro-Mr. Webby from the comic!Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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Internation backers, now's your chance to get it all! At this level, receive all 3 volumes of Spinnerette (original run of 1 and 2 plus the all new Volume Three), PLUS the Mecha Maid t-shirt, PLUS both statues, PLUS Mr. Webby and micro-Mr. Webby from the comic!Estimated delivery:
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***5/31: THIS HARDCOVER TIER CORRESPONDS TO THE $300/$325 LEVELS! Receive the limited edition Spinnerette hardcover set plus the Mecha Maid t-shirt, BOTH statues, PLUS Mr. Webby and Micro-Mr. Webby!Estimated delivery:Add $35 USD to ship outside the US
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Looking for a little bit more? U.S. or International backers receive everything listed in the $300 and $325 levels, PLUS a piece of original art fromone of the Spinnerette covers! These are individual character poses used in the cover collages (Excludes Book 3 front cover). Characters can be requested on a first pledged, first served basis!Estimated delivery:
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**THIS TIER INCLUDES THE FINAL REMAINING HARDCOVER SET** Are you the ultimate Spinnerette fan?? Get the ULTIMATE Spinnerette package! U.S. or International backers receive all 3 volumes of Spinnerette (original run of 1 and 2 plus the NEW Volume 3), PLUS the t-shirt, PLUS both statues, PLUS Mr. Webby and micro-Webby PLUS a piece of original cover art AND you'll get a Spinnerette banner and stand used at comic conventions and personalized/autographed by Krazy Krow!! This is a HUGE banner, so be sure to have space to show it off!Estimated delivery:
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Be Volume 3's number one supporter! Receive everything listed in the $300 and $325 levels PLUS you'll receive the original FRONT cover art pieces from Volume 3, featuring Mecha Maid and Spinnerette, side by side with their alter egos Heather and Marilyn!Estimated delivery:
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