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Support NENETL, a spirited horror comic about a ghost searching for her family & dodging exorcists during the Day of the Dead festival.
Support NENETL, a spirited horror comic about a ghost searching for her family & dodging exorcists during the Day of the Dead festival.
Support NENETL, a spirited horror comic about a ghost searching for her family & dodging exorcists during the Day of the Dead festival.
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If you're a fan of cult Halloween classics like The Nightmare Before Christmas or Hocus Pocus... you will fall in love with the hauntingly lovely Nenetl of the Forgotten Spirits.
Nenetl of the Forgotten Spirits: Part Two
Nenetl of the Forgotten Spirits: Part Two

A Quick and Dirty Pronunciation Guide
How to say NENETL (an Aztec word in origin): Ne-Nette

Explanation: There is no emphasis on either syllable and the "L" sound remains silent.

Stretch Goal for the Bracelets!
Stretch Goal for the Bracelets!

Because quite a few of you asked for it, I'm going to bring back the Bracelet Tier! So for those of you who missed the Day of the Dead adornments when Part One came to KS, you have another chance to get it! As soon as we hit $10,000, this tier will be going up, so make sure to stick around and keep checking the campaign!

 THE STORY

Every year, families gather together to light candles and welcome the souls of their dearly departed. They pass down photographs of their dead and introduce the spirits to their children. But photographs fade and the elderly forget... and when the dead are forgotten, their spirits are never seen again.

Until one morning on the Day of the Dead, when the shroud between worlds was opened long enough to let one forgotten spirit out...

Nenetl of the Forgotten Spirits is a spirited horror story about a ghost searching for her family during the festival of the Day of the Dead, while dodging ambitious exorcist apprentices. Vera Greentea (Recipes for the Dead, PAPA) and talented artist Laura Müller (Mega Man Tribute, Subway to Sally Storybook) collaborate to create an autumn-friendly tale of skulls and hope.

In Part Three we discover the lost story of Nena's tragic past, as she and third exorcist-apprentice Jonah go traipsing a haunted tombified factory, looking for clues to where her family might be. In the meantime, an eerie new presence arrives in Mexico...

Laura Müller is haunting the pages of Nenetl yet again, bringing her eerie glowy colors and ghostly inks to collaborate on this all-ages fairy tale of family and phantoms.

Beautiful Daphne print created by Laura Müller
Beautiful Daphne print created by Laura Müller

The Deadline and its Costs

Our eerie little Day of the Dead Kickstarter campaign will be up all December and January, during which time we hope to collect $7,500 in order to produce the book, pay Laura for her extraordinary  efforts, pay the letterer, and then offset as much of the production as we can (which includes Kickstarter/Amazon fees, printing costs, and shipping & handling costs). Like Part One and Two, Three will be a gorgeous full-color, 16-page standard sized comic.

Pledge Highlights

For only $1: You get to read a full-length digital copy of Nenetl of the Forgotten Spirits immediately.

For $5: You get THREE digital comics, including Part 3 before anyone else gets to see it!

For $25: All three books of this cult classic mailed to your door!

For $60: If you missed the gifts of the last Nenetl Kickstarter, this tier includes some of them as well as adding a few new ones! For $60, I'm including the gorgeous velvety poster that turned out to be so popular at conventions, the Kickstarter-special designed coaster set, and the above-pictured adorable little Daphne print! Also included, the three books and all PDFs!

Nenetl with Trumpet Poster
Nenetl with Trumpet Poster

I'm also including a Retailer Pledge. If you're a book store owner/retailer anywhere and you have questions about this, want a different ratio of the books or anything at all, let me know at vera(at)greenteapublishing(dot)com!

One More Note

Thank you everyone who has already contributed their love, their notes and their donations to our project. Laura and I are ecstatic that we get to continue working on this very special miniseries, and that it pleases so many of you. We truly thank you for your incredible welcome of Nenetl of the Forgotten Spirits.

<3

Vera + Laura

The eerie and melancholy tune used in this video is "Cierra Los Ojos un Momento, Recuerda..." by Bosques de mi Mente. It has been slightly remixed by Vera Greentea. The art is by Laura Müller.

Risks and challenges

Since this is Greentea Publishing's 8th Kickstarter, we are certainly no strangers to the challenges that come with creating and shipping a campaign like this. If you've been a part of any of Greentea Publishing's previous Kickstarters, you might already know that no project is perfect, but we would never leave you hanging. I (Vera Greentea) update often, do my best to keep to the deadlines as much as I can, and have successfully mailed out every reward I've promised.

If you're new to Greentea Publishing Kickstarter Campaigns, well then, welcome to the family, sugarskull. I hope you enjoy your stay!

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    Read Part One this very second! Check out the FIRST UPDATE for a link to the pdf of NENETL OF THE FORGOTTEN SPIRITS Part ONE! Also, backer-only access to drawings, updates, and interaction with the author Vera Greentea and artist Laura Müller.

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    Previous rewards + A copy of Part 1 AND Part 2 of NENETL: OF THE FORGOTTEN SPIRITS as soon as it's available. (So, now you're getting Part 1 & Part 2 & Part 3 when you select this reward!)

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    RETURNING BACKERS REWARD: This reward only includes Nenetl Part 3 and one set of 4 coasters. It also includes all the PDFs! (This reward does not include either Nenetl Part 1 or 2, and is not included in subsequent rewards).

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    TO MY DEAREST SUGARSKULLS: You will be acknowledged inside the book + all three books shipped to you as soon as they're available! (Of course, you will also be receiving all previous awards as well).

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    All previous awards + An atmospheric small print of Daphne floating away on the creepy Day of the Dead balloons, signed by Vera Greentea.

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    RETAILER SPECIAL PACKAGE: If you'd like to sell NENETL PARTS 1-3 at your store, I'd be more than pleased to send you 10 copies (of any one or a few each**)! I will also acknowledge your/your store's indie love at the back of the book in its own section. THANK YOU.

    **Kickstarter rules disallow giving out more than 10 units of a product. Message me or email me at vera@greenteapublishing.com if you have questions about this!

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    All previous rewards + a Nenetl Kickstarter Special Collection! This includes; a sugar skull bracelet in the color of your choice (i.e. out of 2 choices), a greeting card designed by Vera Greentea and Laura Müller, and three recipe cards for food you can make during your own Day of the Dead festivities!).

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