About this project
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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