High school, heartbreak, and cats. In two new full-color books!
UPDATE #11: OH GOD with over $2,300 in PayPal pledges we’re well past $37k in total. You guys are amazing.
UPDATE #10: A reminder that we take PayPal pledges through the BCB Store!
UPDATE #9: We hit $30k! Candy candy candy!
UPDATE #8: Cat auditions! For the video.
UPDATE #7: $30K STRETCHGOAL: BCB candy with all sketches!
UPDATE #6: We hit the stretchgoal! All book orders come with prints!
UPDATE #5: Check out the Paulo print!
UPDATE #4: A sneak peek at “Ask Roseville High”!
UPDATE #3: $25K STRETCHGOAL: Character prints with all book orders!
UPDATE #2: Some info on the new keychain charms!
UPDATE #1: WHOA WE HIT THE GOAL
Hi! We’re Veronica and Oliver and we’ve been posting a comic online for over six years. It’s a slice-of-life comedy about cats in high school.
Now we’re pulling it all together into its second volume. We need your help to make “Starting Over” and the special companion book “Ask Roseville High” a reality!
Yup! Think awkward first dates, Halloween pranks and heartbreaking love quadrilaterals and you’ve got a good sense of what Bittersweet Candy Bowl is all about. It’s a story about young adults for young adults (and older!) featuring fun characters you’ll totally love and care for and get angry about on the Internet:
Confused? Don’t fret! “Starting Over” will include a 32-page prologue summarizing the story so far, making it the perfect place to start reading.
We’re glad you asked! We’re going to fill these books with exclusive bonuses, illustrations and other surprises, with
Take a look:
We need your pledges to:
- Print a high-quality COLOR hardcover book
- Set aside a month to work full-time on that giant new prologue
- Polish it to a sheen with improved dialogue, artwork and additional pages
- Compile and print a lovely companion book that will collect the best of Ask Roseville High together with 60 all-new answers!
We’ve got the printer quotes, we know the process. Now all we need is you!
Lots of warm and fuzzy feelings! Also: a whole bunch of backer rewards, including some exclusive to Kickstarter!
- “Starting Over” and “Ask Roseville High” (the main events!)
- Kickstarter-exclusive Jessica charms for every backer!
- Massive merchandise bundles (including our new Lucy figurine!)
- Signed, personalized sketches!
- Original watercolor answers from “Ask Roseville High”!
- Original pages from the BCB archive!
- Even 7–15-page BCB side-story comics based on your idea!
- Oh, and one more thing…
Our top reward is the original art used for the “Starting Over” cover, signed and framed in the glass from our old photo scanner.
Yep, earlier in the year when we replaced the scanner that saw BCB through its first 900 pages, we thought “Hey! How cool would it be to make something out of that glass?” If you’re a super fan, we hope the idea of having this original art framed in the glass that saw a zillion chapters means a lot to you!
Check out the rewards section on the right for all the details.
We appreciate your time and hope for your support. Let’s make this awesome!
Using a credit card on the Kickstarter site is the best and easiest way. But if you can’t back us here, just send us a “tip” on the BCB Store: http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/store/
Simply checkout with an empty cart, tip your pledge amount and write “Donation for the $-- level” as your note to seller. We’ll confirm your pledge soon after!
Outside the USA. Books will be shipped from an Amazon warehouse in Pennsylvania. So even though we love Canadians and EVERYTHING — it’ll cost extra to get it past the border.
Well… a few mean a lot to us, so not ANY page. We’d appreciate it if you sent us a “top 3” of the pages you’d like. Read the old chapters and find something uniquely meaningful to you!
Lots of frantic emails and a few days editing cat videos! Many thanks to Mike (AKA Blue, courtesy James), Lucy (AKA Zahra, courtesy Ben and Paula) and their voice actors JB and Vee Y. And let’s not forget special guest Paulo (AKA Firefox, courtesy Matt.)
Hey, that’s okay with us! If you’ve picked the $250 reward or above and want to add extras, just tack on $50 for an “Ask Roseville High” answer and $100 for a comic page. Just send us a message to confirm what you pledged for.