ONE WEEK LEFT!
Superstar Artist Sean Murphy did this INCREDIBLE illustration for the cover of Duck! Third Time is the Charm!
Ah it’s so awesome!
It’s also the first time the world is seeing our transman extraordinaire (behind the wheel)!
Everyone who backs at the $16 tier and above will automatically get both Duck! and Duck! Second Chances downloads when the campaign closes!
SKOTTIE YOUNG –Marvel artist extraordinaire (and indy comic making POWERHOUSE!) just did a sketch of my lesbian leading ladies! (Colors by me):
LOOK AT THIS BEAUTY!! (*tana dies*)
Ride that inspirational wave over to the green DONATE button ———>
(If any of you need me, I’ll be in the corner freaking out how about how awesome this is)
Representation Matters! And the great, progressive creators of our time (of which Skottie Young is certainly one!) know this! Follow their example. Follow his example. Support art and artists. Support positive reflections of lesbians in this world!
WEEK TWO: ACHIEVED!
We are at the halfway mark of our campaign and I’ve got some surprises and exciting updates on deck. But first, check out this *NEW* page! Long Live Gay Comics!
LONG LIVE INDY COMICS!!
ONE WEEK: DONE!
And we are 1/3rd of the way to the finish!
To celebrate here is another page in all its purple glory.
Please remember to share this project with your friends –Why? –because representation matters! Even if that representation sometimes includes your friends puking off a balcony into a swimming pool. Hey, sometimes that happens!
Duck! Third Time is the Charm is a graphic novel that follows the misbegotten adventures of a group of lesbian friends over one Memorial Day weekend in Provincetown, Massachusetts.
The book will be 100(ish) pages, full color, and offset printed (not some lackluster digital print job). It’s already written, so while you are reading this Kickstarter and deciding what to donate, I’m already at work on the interior pages.
MILESTONE: ACHIEVED! For the first time in my life y’all, — I SOLD OUT!!– of the Holiday Reward Tier of my very first Kickstarter Campaign (WAHOO!)
And today we also passed another Milestone: This book is 20% funded! (HIP HIP HOORAY!) Just a meager little 80% to go. And none of it would have happened without YOUR generosity and support.
I am delighted to announce that i have teamed up with my West Coast publisher, NORTHWEST PRESS to offer a complete digital bundle of all the Duck! books! Downloadable versions of the first two books will be available to backers immediately once we successfully close this Kickstarter. A download code for Duck! Third Time is the Charm will be emailed out once production on the story wraps.
And speaking of production!
Here is a sneak peek at Duck! Third Time is the Charm:
It’s a work in progress but I am loving it.
In the final version there’ll be a nice golden light filtering through the trees. Ptown is really quite a lovely place.
What a thrill to get to draw comics and make stories that matter. Stories that I have wanted to see in this world for my whole life. Only now, with your help, we get to be making them together! #winning.
The new Reward Tier is chock full of downloads! Click to your heart’s content!
Here follows the basics:
Check out the rewards bracket on the right to see all of the goodies I have to offer. There’s a Skype sesh with me and we can talk about whatever you like. I am well-versed in the fields of art, poetry, literature, comics (queer and otherwise) and any number of other topics that tickle your fancy.
I’ve also included a couple of cameo options for you big spenders out there. Have you ever wanted to see yourself surrounded by a community of like-minded women? Well, now you can, literally!
Provincetown is a busy place, all sorts of people live and work there. If you want to see yourself in the pages of my world, I will find just the right spot for you. (Very limited number of spots. Once they go, they’re gone!)
Finally, here are some excerpts and artwork from “Duck!” and (the sold-out) “Duck! Second Chances”
Thanks for reading this far.
I hope you will help me make this big gay book a reality.
Long live comics!
Risks and challenges
The book is already written, so, that’s good news. More good news is that, while this is my first Kickstarter, it is not the first time I have ever made a graphic novel from scratch. I’m old hat at delivering artwork and working on a deadline.
I have prepared reasonable time lines both for the art creation and for the book production/goal fulfillment. I’ve tried to anticipate the challenges that I will face but no system is perfect and unforeseen delays might arise — worry not, friends! This book will reach you!