Are you ready for science fiction? What about a science fiction graphic novel? Ready! Set! Go!
Today's BOOK OF THE DAY is a graphic novel by A.S. Young. Young has officially started a Kickstarter campaign to help hire the illustrators to bring his concepts to life. There are plenty of levels for you to get involved. Don't miss your chance to get in on something big! The campaign is from July 1, 2020 - July 21, 2020.
Galaxy Girls is about 4 young women enlisted in the Angels of Andalea, a space support organization. On a trip to a distant planet, they get sucked into a wormhole and warped to another galaxy. They are at various levels of experience and life, creating a unique blend of personalities and conflicts. Their adventures teach them key lessons about life and themselves; and everyone should see a little bit of themselves in the characters and their interactions. While Galaxy Girls is a fantasy/science fiction type of graphic novel naturally geared towards young adult female readers, older readers and male readers will still find this story extremely enjoyable. There is something to be found for everyone in this story.
Follow the journey on Instagram: @galaxygirlscomic
Kickstarter Project Goal: $6,500
Artist Labor: $3,500
Book Printing (@150): $900
T Shirt Printing (@150): $750-$1,000 [Dependent on shirt sizes]
Kickstarter Fees/Processing Fees/Taxes (15%): $975
Misc. (Packaging & Shipping Materials, Website Creation, etc.): $350
The estimated number of backers is 150, and this is how my estimates are built. The book printing had a very nominal cost to go from 150 to 200, which is why I chose that option. Any additional books will be sent to bloggers and media groups for reviews, as well as some giveaways for lucky fans. Limited quantity tiers may be extended, based on demand.
Timeline for Delivery
Campaign: July 1st-21st
Artist Drawing Phase: 60 Days or less
Decals/Gift Set/T-Shirt/Mystery Item Completion: 30-45 Days
Author Interviews: July-August
Estimated PDF Completion: September 21
Book Printing: 14-21 Days (Including Shipping)
Reward Shipments Begin: October 12
Specs & Distribution
Each Galaxy Girls volume will be a 6 x 9 sized book, perfect binding with a softback cover. Each volume will be about 30 pages. The standard edition books will be in black and white with a colored cover. The limited edition books will be in full color with a special surprise waiting inside. The samples seen in this project are from the first half of Volume 1, the whole project will be redrawn with a new artist with the funding.
I also plan to use some of the funding money to establish a website and domain with an online store for purchase of the book and other merchandise. All distribution updates will be posted here and on Instagram, including release and shipping dates of various items. The estimated number of backers is 150, and this is how my estimates are built. The book printing had a very nominal cost to go from 150 to 200, which is why I chose that option. Any additional books will be sent to bloggers and media groups for reviews, as well as some giveaways for lucky fans. Limited quantity tiers may be extended, based on demand.
I have done extensive research on shipping and the pricing is about as low as I can get it. It is guaranteed within 2-3 days within the U.S. via Priority Mail and 6-10 days via Priority Mail internationally. This is the best I can do for the situation for right now, but I'm still searching other options.
My name is Avery Young, pen named A.S. Young. I am a writer with about 12 years of experience with writing. I have not published any works previously, but have assisted a countless number of other writers with ideas and story development; some of which later went on to publish their works. I am also a former English instructor, establishing a firm understanding of the mechanics for a great story as I have successfully taught the mechanics of story writing and analysis to students of all ages. I grew up reading a lot of fantasy and sci-fi novels, but also had a love for comics in the Sunday paper. I grew to love comics and graphic novels and always had a fascination with the medium. I got older and got more into writing, and found away to create the concept you're seeing now. This has pushed me towards the desire to publish my first work; as a graphic novel, combining my love for writing with my love for comics. I have a fountain of fresh ideas for the industry and would like to start bringing these ideas to life.
The illustrator for this project is Ananth Maruthi. He is committed so seeing this project all the way to the end, and we are ready to give life to this amazing project. His work can be found on Instagram @kapi_workshop.
The illustrator of the samples shown is Jo Wong. His portfolio can be found at: https://jowongpenciler.blogspot.com.