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Vampire ❤️ School-girl Witch?! Hit web comic becomes 600 p. full-color book! From creator Narae Lee.
• Successfully Funded in just 10 days!
Vampire ❤️ School-girl Witch?! Hit web comic becomes 600 p. full-color book! From creator Narae Lee. • Successfully Funded in just 10 days!
491 backers pledged $20,493 to help bring this project to life.

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When the daughter of a shaman gets 'strung up' with a centuries old vampire, is it love or something more sinister that binds them?
Bloody Sweet - the hit web comic becomes a full-color, 600+ pages graphic novel!

Bloody Sweet tells the story of teenaged shaman-to-be Naerim and Fetechou, a vampire more than 500 years-old.

Naerim is a quiet highschool girl who keeps to herself, writes web novels and makes dolls. But she’s bullied at school and called a witch for being the daughter of a moodang (traditional Korean female shaman).

 

When a dare gone wrong awakens a vampire named Fetechou more than half a century old, an invisible connection is formed as they become “strung up” to each other.

Shaman-to-be and vampire. They couldn't be any more different at first, but soon they'll discover they need each other more than they ever knew -- and it's not just about blood.

Created by Narae Lee
Narae Lee is perhaps best known to comic and manga readers as the artist of James Patterson's best-selling Maximum Ride OEL (original English-language) adaptation series for many years since 2008 [AnimeNewsNetwork, Wikipedia, Goodreads]. She had long dreamt of telling an original story of her own with a different kind of sensibility.

Bloody Sweet is that project come true, about a young woman's journey to find her self-worth and place in the world, facing her fears, growing with the friends and family that support her, and of course a supernatural vampire lover. Called Honey Blood in Korea, the comic was serialized over 2 years to wide acclaim and won national awards for its uplifting and nuanced story, and polished artwork. It was since translated officially into Japanese, Chinese, and even French. For English readers, it debuted on TappyToon apps and tappyton.com in August 2016.

Since then, Bloody Sweet quickly became the TappyToon comic site/app’s most popular title ever and has received overwhelming love from fans around the globe in more than 190 countries.

Many have repeatedly asked if and when we’ll collect the chapters into a book.

And finally, here we are!

With your support, we're collecting the complete Season 1 of Bloody Sweet into one massive softcover book! Not a typo, it will be 600+ pages in full-color! Plus goodies and swag!

The "BLOODY SWEET: Volume 1" Graphic Novel will have:

  • 600+ pages in Full-Color
  • Soft cover
  • All of Season 1 as seen in TappyToon, now formatted for print
  • Language: English
  • 5.83in x 8.27in (148mm x 210mm, A5 size)
  • front and back cover gatefolds (french flaps)

We're also making a Canvas tote bag, Plastic clear file, 2 Enamel pins of our vampire and shaman lovebirds, and more! These are all-new items exclusive to this Kickstarter campaign!
(art & design will be updated as the campaign goes, but they're all quality, 'natch!)

Here's some more pages from the book!

 

 

 

 

 

If you’ve already read Bloody Sweet in TappyToon digitally by app or website, you know all the exciting story beats and colorful artwork that pops off the screen. Now imagine holding it printed in graphic novel comic format, turning the pages (as it was originally intended to be! Oh the sweet, sweet scent of bloo- I mean, ink on paper!!) — and help make it happen.

If you’ve never read Bloody Sweet before, now’s your chance to sink your teeth into 600+ pages of full-color comics and take part in the global phenomenon. If you're still unsure, you can read some of the comic before you back us.

Read the first chapters here!

Head over to our website https://www.tappytoon.com/series/bloodysweet/1 and see what you think! (Or download the TappyToon mobile app for iOS or Google Play)

 

 

 

 

 • See the confirmed final Bookplate design in our Backer Update -->

  • See the confirmed final Bookplate design in our Backer Update -->

 • See the confirmed final Bookplate design in our Backer Update -->

Bloody Sweet has already reached some readers digitally, but if we can rally support for this print edition, there will be bonus content added!

$20,000 - Bonus content: Two "special episodes" never before seen in English will be added to the physical book! Did someone say one of them is a ‘gender swap’?! ^_~ 

 

Narae Lee
Bloody Sweet is an original story from comic creator and artist Narae Lee. She debuted professionally in comics in 2007, but is best known as the artist for James Patterson’s Maximum Ride series of OEL manga (original English-Language) since 2008. For a long time, she had dreamed of creating an original story of her own, and finally she began serializing Honey Blood in 2014, eventually winning the Korea’s 2016 Ministry of Culture’s Grand Prize in Comics for the title. The comic debuted to English language readers in 2016 on TappyToon, as Bloody Sweet.

The comic is a cultural phenomenon in Korea!

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is the English-language publisher behind this project. We’ve brought over 40 comics, webtoons, and manhwa series to readers around the globe through our mobile apps and website. Though this is our first print book Kickstarter campaign, we've started this with the support of creator Narae Lee and the know-how of her publishing agency in Korea, C&C Revolution.

Until now we've only been able to provide Bloody Sweet in digital form, even though it was originally created for print. By supporting this campaign, you'll help us produce and distribute a stunning physical edition of Bloody Sweet for English readers, as well as all-new merchandise.

With enough support, we can gauge interest in an eventual Volume 2 which will collect the 2nd and final part of the Bloody Sweet story, after it completes next year.

Whatever level you are backing us at, we thank you again for the love, and sharing news about our Bloody Sweet graphic novel Kickstarter!

Risks and challenges

As mentioned, the book itself has already been written and drawn, translated into English and more, meaning all that’s left is to print them! Of course, schedule and printing issues could happen. But by partnering with the same printer and publisher that have produced the beautiful first Korean version of the book, we’re minimizing such problems for our English edition. If anything does come up, we'll keep backers posted. The status and final designs of reward items will also be shared to backers through Kickstarter updates.

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