Help Us Print Our First Comic!

$390 of $300 goal

Raised by 13 people in 46 months
Charisma Kills Studios is delving into the world of print comics. We've been doing web comics and art since 2011. We have a small comic that we'd like to print to test the waters called Kenshin 1281, the story of a fictional samurai during the Mongolian invasion of Japan in the 13th century.

In this 16 page mini story, Kenshin battles to regain honor that was lost in the first invasion. Here is a 10 page mock up that we've printed ourselves. Note the cover in the main project picture is not the final cover.





If successful, the adventures of Kenshin will continue, and we will proceed towards bringing more of our comics to print.

Funds will go toward the printing, logistics, copyright fees, and shipping. If funds for the campaign should go over, they will go toward printing more comics.

All donors will have their name on the contributor special thanks page of the book.,

Follow Charisma Kills on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Charisma-Kills-Studios

Our Web page is at:
http://www.charismakills.com
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Progress report. The format problems with Kenshin 1281 have been fixed. It was easier for me to just redraw the pages instead of chopping them up in photoshop and trying to paste them back together. The bonus comic, Parasomnia, has been printed. There are no issues with it and everybody that backed the Kenshin comic gets one! The prints have been made, and we are throwing in some other goodies like CKS buttons and stickers. I'll be finishing up the original art pieces while Kenshin is being printed. Since it is holiday season, I don't expect to get them back until the end of the month, or early January. BUT! As soon as we get them in, they are going right back in the mail to you. Thank you again for helping us get our first comic printed. We hope everyone has a safe and happy holidays.
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Finally, I have some news on the project. There was a delay due to a misunderstanding in the process of obtaining the UPC and ISBN numbers. As it turns out, the cost for doing so would have been more than the funding. After speaking with several shop owners, it was decided that we will go forward without the codes on this run. The next hiccup is formatting. There are 4 pages that have full bleed images. The proof has shown that I need to make some alterations on the trim/bleed of these pages. Because of the delay, I will be giving a bonus comic to everyone that took part in the crowd funding. This bonus comic is from my latest project, Parasomnia. It is a full color, twelve page, abstract conceptual work. In it I used a combination of collage and digital techniques that resulted in loose graphic narrative of iconography and vivid images. Here are some samples.
Cover
Assault
Mind Blast!
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Here's the final cover. I know I should have the UPC space on the front, but I opted for the back so it doesn't mess with the composition.
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We are very excited to have completed and surpassed our goal yesterday! Thank you. Thank you. Thank you! We are still leaving the fundraiser going through October, but we are going to ship off for first printing next week! All extra donations go to more printing and legal hoops! Thanks again to all!!!
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$390 of $300 goal

Raised by 13 people in 46 months
Created September 16, 2014
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