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Comic con confrontations! Lazy beach vacations! Lost classmate revelations!
Comic con confrontations! Lazy beach vacations! Lost classmate revelations!
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It’s time! Your favorite teen cat drama returns for its latest volume, in which a joyful comic con trip results in a bathroom beatdown, summer nights at a beach house challenge childish prejudices, and the return of an absent student makes (and breaks) some hearts. It’s Bittersweet Candy Bowl: Volume Six, and we’re seeking all lovers of high school romance to help get it printed!

And that's not all! For just $50 on top of your pledge, you can get the entire Bittersweet Candy Bowl back catalog — a savings of over $150! 

If you’ve been waiting to take the plunge into into this world of cute emotional animals, there’s never been a better time! We think you’ll take to BCB like Sandy to a video game: 

We’ve updated every page for print, with lots of art and writing polish. Earlier chapters have been re-lettered and neatened up with our custom typeface. Colors have been tweaked and improved.

Most notably, the new book features 25 fully-realized pages from “Golden Hour”, now upgraded from the sketchy placeholders currently on the site. We’re eager to show them off, and will share them with Kickstarter backers as project updates! 

Here’s a preview of the newly complete “Golden Hour”: 

Volume Six will be the first volume in this limited-palette digital style. The samples look beautiful. Help us get these pages printed, bound, and in your hands!

Together with your copy of Volume Six, we are offering a Kickstarter-only deal for the entire BCB back catalog at the lowest price ever. Bulk up your bookshelf and spend a few sleepless nights catching up with the rest of the class! 

That’s over 2,000 pages for the taking: Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and Ask Roseville High. (Full book details on the BCB Store.) You can select whichever books you need to complete your collection, or max out the deal and request a complete set, all with one flat $50 add-on! (We’ll ask which books you want when it’s time to ship.)

(Outside the US? In addition to the built-in shipping for your reward, and the extra $50 for these books, add $25 for 1–2 added books, $40 for 3–4 added books, or $60 for 5–6 added books.)

Remember!

This is your chance. This is the Black Friday sale. This book bundle will be more expensive when it’s on the BCB Store. We have no plans to sell the whole set at this price ever again. (And frankly, without the bulk shipping a Kickstarter permits, we can’t!) 

The Silver Edition of Volume Six features:

  • A lovely metallic cover sticker 
  • A personalized Sharpie sketch of your chosen BCB character 
  • A keyring charm set inspired by Volume Six: Claret (the charm Paulo gave Daisy), Matt (Milk’s favorite cookie!) and the brand-new Madison (star volleyball player and beloved girlfriend.)

The Gold Edition of Volume Six features a gold cover sticker, all those Silver Edition extras we just mentioned and a Scratch & Sniff insert. And… most importantly… 

Years ago, when we ran out of packaging, we stashed away a box of Lucy figurines. We placed each Lucy in a tiny burlap sack because it seemed funny enough at the time.

And then the box was forgotten.

These figurines sold out like, five years ago. But people loved their Lucy figurines. People still email us asking if they’re coming back. And… well… after stumbling across the old box, counting the bodies, and posting enough story to explain that she’s not actually dead, it’s time to set these Lucys free. 

Every Gold Edition comes with a sack Lucy. Numbered as a set of 75 and individually signed by Veronica and Oliver.

Videos from our old promotional site for the figurine. Click to see more!
Videos from our old promotional site for the figurine. Click to see more!

These old figurines are a little rough-and-ready, so forgive some paint marks here and there. But they’re all in one piece. And they’re all that’s left — there are a very limited number of Gold Editions available. Please take good care of your Lucy, she’s had a hard life!

UPDATE!!

The Gold Edition is sold out! We ran out of sack Lucys and scratch-n-sniff inserts within days! But we keep getting asked for more Gold Editions! Uh!! Well, we have no more. But we had a lead to follow…

When the Lucy figurine was produced, half of the production run was left behind in an Arizona apartment complex. (Long story.) Back in 2015, some of them surfaced on eBay as VERY RARE SONIC THE HEDGE HOG PROTO-TYPE ANGRY GIRL CHARACTER. We contacted the seller, told him it was Lucy, and found out he got them in a yard sale. A funny story! We left it at that. Until now…

We checked if he still had them, and after negotiating a price, we have bought the last known box of Lucy figurines out of this guy’s garage.

Fewer than sixty inside.
Fewer than sixty inside.

We’re out of burlap sacks, so we’re putting these Lucys to rest in luxurious velvet bags. Something to make up for their very difficult existence. They’re in the same condition as the sack Lucys, but priced a little higher to cover the bounty we had to pay for their release. But they’ll have more stories to tell! Get yours in the:

The Platinum Edition of Volume Six features:

  • A lovely metallic cover sticker 
  • A personalized Sharpie sketch of your chosen BCB character 
  • A keyring charm set inspired by Volume Six: Claret, Matt and Madison 
  • One of the very last Lucy figurines entombed in a velvet bag, numbered and individually signed by Veronica and Oliver

There! That’s it! If you want a figurine, you’ll have to be quick!

All that and a box of decapitated Lucy figurines. Go look. It’s all in the Rewards section!

Thanks for reading! Help us make it happen!

Risks and challenges

This is our sixth Kickstarter project, and our fifth order with this printer, who we really like and trust! Production and fulfillment should be easy. However: ocean-based shipping schedules and surprise customs inspections can delay our delivery dates by a month or two, so be aware. We’ll keep you informed — we’re proud of our record on Kickstarter, and we’ll use all we’ve learned to get the project done quick!

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    Just the basic book

    A brand-new copy of Volume Six, delivered.

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    eBook Collection

    Volume Six in eBook form, along with Volumes One, Two, Three, Four, Five & Ask Roseville High. An enormous collection! In PDF and e-ink-optimized Kindle formats.

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    An enhanced book, featuring a fancy “Silver Edition” cover sticker, a personalized drawing of any BCB character you’d like, and three exclusive keychain charms.

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    • Kickstarter-exclusive Madison, Matt and Claret keychain charms
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    Everything from the Silver Edition reward, plus an upgraded cover sticker, fun scratch-and-sniff book insert, and a cast resin Lucy figurine, the last of its kind! (See description.)

    Includes:
    • Volume Six, the hardcover book
    • Kickstarter-exclusive Madison, Matt and Claret keychain charms
    • Sharpie sketch of your favorite BCB character, drawn in your book
    • Scratch-and-sniff book insert
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    Includes:
    • Volume Six, the hardcover book
    • Kickstarter-exclusive Madison, Matt and Claret keychain charms
    • Sharpie sketch of your favorite BCB character, drawn in your book
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    Gold Collection

    The ultimate starter pack: everything from the Gold Edition reward, plus the entire 1840-page collection of BCB books to go with it.

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    • Volume Six, the hardcover book
    • Kickstarter-exclusive Madison, Matt and Claret keychain charms
    • Sharpie sketch of your favorite BCB character, drawn in your book
    • Scratch-and-sniff book insert
    • Lucy figurine, freshly excavated and bagged up in a burlap sack
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    Everything from the Silver Edition reward, plus the entire collection of BCB books, and a variety of discounted items from the BCB Store!

    Includes:
    • Volume Six, the hardcover book
    • Kickstarter-exclusive Madison, Matt and Claret keychain charms
    • Sharpie sketch of your favorite BCB character, drawn in your book
    • Volumes 1–5 & Ask Roseville High (some or all, your choice)
    • Complete PVC rubber charm pack (5 girls & 5 boys)
    • 30-page B5 Notebook, with an embossed Lucy cover
    • Silkscreened PVC pencil case featuring ten BCB characters
    • 12-piece fridge “Pairing Magnet” set
    • Reusable Paulo & Lucy vinyl cling stickers
    • Upstage, the BCB card game
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    Everything from the Gold Edition reward, plus the entire collection of BCB books, and a variety of discounted items from the BCB Store!

    Includes:
    • Volume Six, the hardcover book
    • Kickstarter-exclusive Madison, Matt and Claret keychain charms
    • Sharpie sketch of your favorite BCB character, drawn in your book
    • Scratch-and-sniff book insert
    • Lucy figurine, freshly excavated and bagged up in a burlap sack
    • Volumes 1–5 & Ask Roseville High (some or all, your choice)
    • Complete PVC rubber charm pack (5 girls & 5 boys)
    • 30-page B5 Notebook, with an embossed Lucy cover
    • Silkscreened PVC pencil case featuring ten BCB characters
    • 12-piece fridge “Pairing Magnet” set
    • Reusable Paulo & Lucy vinyl cling stickers
    • Upstage, the BCB card game
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    Maishul Cosplay Megapack

    Everything from the Gold Edition reward, plus the handmade cat paw, 2007 iPhone and scarf used by the feline actor made famous in this very Kickstarter’s promo video.


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    • Volume Six, the hardcover book
    • Kickstarter-exclusive Madison, Matt and Claret keychain charms
    • Sharpie sketch of your favorite BCB character, drawn in your book
    • Scratch-and-sniff book insert
    • Lucy figurine, freshly excavated and bagged up in a burlap sack
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    Everything from the Gold Edition reward, plus a sad little box of chipped and decapitated Lucy figurines, ideal for next year’s Halloween craft project.

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    • Kickstarter-exclusive Madison, Matt and Claret keychain charms
    • Sharpie sketch of your favorite BCB character, drawn in your book
    • Scratch-and-sniff book insert
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    Convention Banner Megapack

    Everything from the Gold Edition reward, plus a one-of-a-kind artifact: a wide 12′ × 1.5′ banner with our old logo and character portraits, the pride of our early convention-going days in Sydney.

    Includes:
    • Volume Six, the hardcover book
    • Kickstarter-exclusive Madison, Matt and Claret keychain charms
    • Sharpie sketch of your favorite BCB character, drawn in your book
    • Scratch-and-sniff book insert
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    Beach Party Megapack

    Everything from the Gold Edition reward, plus the 12″ × 16″ hand-painted Volume Four cover, complete with laser-cut logo overlaid, sketches and its first draft. Perfect for framing!

    Includes:
    • Volume Six, the hardcover book
    • Kickstarter-exclusive Madison, Matt and Claret keychain charms
    • Sharpie sketch of your favorite BCB character, drawn in your book
    • Scratch-and-sniff book insert
    • Lucy figurine, freshly excavated and bagged up in a burlap sack
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    Great Outdoors Megapack

    Everything from the Gold Edition reward, plus the 12″ × 16″ hand-painted Volume Five cover, complete with laser-cut logo overlaid, sketches and its first draft. Perfect for framing!

    Includes:
    • Volume Six, the hardcover book
    • Kickstarter-exclusive Madison, Matt and Claret keychain charms
    • Sharpie sketch of your favorite BCB character, drawn in your book
    • Scratch-and-sniff book insert
    • Lucy figurine, freshly excavated and bagged up in a burlap sack
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    Personalized Mini-Comic Megapack

    Everything from the Gold Edition reward, plus: pick a character or story element from BCB and Veronica will, with pen and paper, write and draw a 6-15 page side story comic, feature it in our BCI comic library and mail the originals to you! (See FAQ.)

    Includes:
    • Volume Six, the hardcover book
    • Kickstarter-exclusive Madison, Matt and Claret keychain charms
    • Sharpie sketch of your favorite BCB character, drawn in your book
    • Scratch-and-sniff book insert
    • Lucy figurine, freshly excavated and bagged up in a burlap sack
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