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Monday, 14 February 2011

Kate Glasheen -Bandage:A Diary Of Sorts

As everyone probably knows, I think that Kate Glasheen, artist on Hybrid Bastards, has a unique style and should be getting a lot more attention and praise from publishers than she is.

So, when I received the following I decided that it should be noted here.  Your chance to get involved. 

There’s a neat video clip goes with this!

Hi Everyone,
As some you may already know from the dirty deed of self promotion, I launched a project on Kickstarter a few days ago.  Feel free to skip this next part (or the entire email…) if you already know what that’s about.
Kickstarter is a funding platform for creative endeavors. 

Once a project is approved by their staff, you create a page explaining what your project is and how much money you need to fund it.  People referred to as “backers” pledge money to projects they’re interested in, and the project’s creators create rewards at different monetary levels as incentives. 

For example, my project is a graphic novel, and pledges at $1 gets you access to extra features on
the promotional website, pledges at $25 gets you a signed copy of the hardcover book, while $100 gets you the book and an original 1/1 drawing.  There are many more tiers, but these are just some examples.  A project must get 100% of their financial goal to receive funding, at which point people are billed and the promised rewards are owed.  If it does not reach that goal, the project is canceled, no cards are billed, and no rewards are owed.

Did I mention I have a project on Kickstarter?  Heh…anyways, my project is a graphic novel entitled “Bandage: A Diary of Sorts”.

I have been working on this book on and off for about 10 years now.  I consider it a comic but it’s format is somewhat unorthodox for the medium.  “Bandage” features full page illustrations facing a full page of free form text.  It’s roughly 112 pages, pending revisions I’ll be doing right up until the last minute, black and white and hardcover.  For the quick synapses, check the end of the email but for the full version head over to the Kickstarter page!

Please if you have some time, give my project a look (click here).

If you like it and it’s something you’d like to support,  then that’samazing, and thank you in advance for any such generosity! As I mentioned before, pledges can be as small as a dollar and every little bit helps.  Another huge help would be to pass the link on to anyone else who you think may be interested,or in turn know others who would be.

Thanks a lot for your time, it’s greatly appreciated!

Kate Glasheen

“Bandage: A Diary of Sorts” follows a nameless young man from one summer to the next as he is dealt the mundane traumas of life. His best friend moves away, his long term relationship ends, and his beloved grandmother passes on. The book becomes his diary, documenting both his stream of conscious narrative and his surreal visual interpretations of these events. As the year progresses, he becomes more and more a stranger in his own life, and he must decide if there is a place for him in it at all

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