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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, June 29 2019 7:00 AM UTC +00:00.

About

 Hi! We're Suzana Harcum and Owen White— the artist and writer behind Tripping Over You, a bi-weekly gay webcomic!

 We're a married lesbian couple, we love making comics together, and we especially love telling stories about LGBT couples. Our comic Tripping Over You is about two young men who start a fumbling romantic relationship— and trip over each other's feet along the way.

We post pages of TOY for free online at www.trippingoveryou.com, but sometimes we collect a bunch of chapters and put them in a graphic novel— and now we'd like to do that again! We're starting this campaign in order to self-publish Volume 5 of our comic and make it available in print. 

The campaign has reached goal! Are there stretch goals?

There sure are! ♥ 


 We've passed $15,000! That means some alternate enamel pin designs have been unlocked! Here's a look:


LIAM AND MILO PINS:

The original two enamel pin designs, on shiny black metal!
The original two enamel pin designs, on shiny black metal!

ALTERNATE GOLD PINS:

Two new additional designs, on gold metal!
Two new additional designs, on gold metal!

If you are on one of our tiers that include pins, you're welcome to swap out either of the previous designs for these new ones— or even to add these to your package! Add $9 USD to any enamel pin tier for each additional pin you'd like to add! 

(Please only do this for tiers that already include the pin set! ♥ There are tiers that include both a book and pins, as well as a couple other item combinations!)

Here's a recap of every item that's been unlocked so far!

All items currently unlocked that come free with a purchase of Volume 5!
All items currently unlocked that come free with a purchase of Volume 5!
All add-on items currently unlocked!
All add-on items currently unlocked!

Scroll down to the bottom of the page to see detailed previews of each item as they become available!

Now back to the campaign!

 Volume Five? 

All five books thus far!
All five books thus far!

 We’d like to print our fifth book in the series as our fifth Kickstarter project! (Here are the links to our previous campaigns: one, two, three, and four.) 

 Each time we self-publish a volume of our story through Kickstarter, the process becomes more and more familiar for us. We are also very fortunate to have Hiveworks Comics in our corner this time around to help us with printing, to help us offer an even smoother and more convenient experience for our backers!

 We really like the way Kickstarter's back-end lets us organize and keep track of backers; it gives us a really efficient platform to be able to take pre-orders for the new volume. It also lets us offer incentive rewards to our backers for reaching certain goals.

What's in Volume 5? 

 Volume 5 will contain chapters 15 and 16 of Tripping Over You (which are both currently available to read on our website), along with the intermission 4koma style comics at the end of both chapters. The end result will be 140 pages of full-color comic pages, up to some of the most recent (as of writing this) pages of TOY. 

 Here are some preview pages from the book:

 —from "I Saw That Look" (click to read more)
—from "I Saw That Look" (click to read more)
—from "Married Like a Princess" (click to read more)
—from "Married Like a Princess" (click to read more)
—from "You Are So Beautiful" (click to read more)
—from "You Are So Beautiful" (click to read more)

How did you decide on your funding goal? 

 To follow the same model as our previous Kickstarters, we’re hoping to print 1000 copies of Volume 5 to start. This lowers the cost of each book and helps us keep the sale price consistent between volumes.

 Our goal of $8,000 will allow us to print 1000 copies of Volume 5, as well as to cover shipping costs for the minimum number of backers we would need to fund this campaign. It also helps us to do reprints of any of the previous four volumes if necessary for fulfillment of this project. Any potential funds we raise beyond that point will go toward unlocking bonus merchandise as stretch goals— or to adding freebies automatically to each tier that involves physical shipping. 

Can we see some of those detailed previews of all the items? 

FREE WITH EVERY PURCHASE OF VOLUME 5:

FREE 3" VINYL STICKER
FREE 3" VINYL STICKER

  Flatter, bigger, and easier to ship with your reward package, we're offering Kickstarter exclusive stickers this time around! This is a free gift from us to say thank you to those who Kick'D TOY during the campaign! We will include a free sticker with every tier that includes a physical item.

Two free 5"x7" prints— one by each artist!
Two free 5"x7" prints— one by each artist!

 With every purchase of Volume 5, we'll include these two prints for free! These fit perfectly snug inside the front cover of the book, and that's where we'll tuck them in for safety during shipping! Above is a preview of the matching prints this time around— both prints inspired by this sequence in the comic.


ADD-ON ITEMS, AVAILABLE ON SELECT TIERS:


 For reaching our $10,000 stretch goal, we've added tiers that include this two-pack of hard enamel pins! (For reaching our $15,000 goal, we added two more designs to choose from, as well!) Wearable, shiny, and colorful!

You're welcome to select any two designs come fulfillment time if you're on a pin tier— or you can add $9 USD to any pin tier for each additional design you'd like to receive!

PERSONALIZED BOOKLATES, WITH CHARACTER HEADSKETCHES
PERSONALIZED BOOKLATES, WITH CHARACTER HEADSKETCHES

 Those who pledge on a tier that includes a head-sketch will have the choice of a receiving a bookplate featuring a sketch from either artist (and on some tiers, both artists), as well as their choice of whichever character(s) they would like drawn on it. This bookplate will be signed by both creators and personalized just for you!

THE NEW 18+ MINIBOOK FOR VOLUME 5
THE NEW 18+ MINIBOOK FOR VOLUME 5

For each Volume we print, we collect all of the 18+ extra stories we've made alongside the comic and offer them in a mini-booklet form, as a compendium to the printed book. This time around, our 18+ mini-book features the released extra Brace Yourself, as well as two brand new 18+ stories made alongside this campaign! These two extras are titled Self Care, and Can't Look! 

CREDITS

VIDEO MUSIC: Sparks by Chaël (Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0)

Risks and challenges

This is our fifth Kickstarter; we've successfully completed four projects prior to this one. We've become comfortable working with large shipping orders. All of the pages and art going into Volume 5 have been completed and pre-formatted to go to the printer— all we need is the funding to seal the deal. Any additional delays in our schedule will otherwise be due entirely to any additional pages or content we add to the book over the course of this Kickstarter. We have also budgeted for emergencies, such as packages lost or damaged in transit.

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