Hello Indiegogo/ARH Readers!
We are Hazel and Bell, the duo behind Always Raining Here. We're raising money to publish the first volume of our webcomic in print, which has been a work in progress for the last year and a half! It will be a 96-page long, full colour paperback book.
With your donations, we will be able to see our hard work in a physical medium and if you donate enough, you will be able to get a copy for yourself!
We're going to need $5500 to get ARH in print. All the money at this point is going towards the printing of the books, which includes taxes, shipping to us, and indiegogo fees. When we're done, it will be in full colour, perfect bound and professionally done.
If you participate in the fundraiser/preorder and donate $25 or more, you automatically receive a copy of Always Raining Here v.1. The book itself is 20 dollars, and the five dollars includes shipping to Canada and the US (we ship elsewhere, but it costs a little more). If you donate more, you can get extra perks that range from author signatures to keychains, tote bags and original work like sketches and hand written fiction. This fundraiser takes both paypal and credit card, and you don't even need an account to donate to us!
We have set out 35 days for this pre-order - so you basically have until the end of this fundraiser to order this comic. If we don't reach our full goal by the deadline, we'll still use the funds we raise for printing, and everyone will get the perks they donated for, but we will probably end up doing a smaller run.
On the other hand, if we reach our goal before the fundraiser is over, we will post exclusive short stories and other bonus content we wouldn't otherwise post!
***September 8th, 2012: We've reached our funding goal!!***
Thank you so much everyone for helping us get to this point. We have spent the last two weeks compiling the volume for print, so we'll be glad to see all our hard work printed! We will post some bonus stuff for you guys in a few days, but in the meantime Bell and I are just scrambling putting the last peices together for the volume.
Also, if you're still interested in donating now that we've reached our goal, please do! The 5500 we raised merely covers printing costs + shipping to us and taxes. Any money raised beyond this will go directly towards the other prizes we're giving out here and other shipping costs! Every dollar helps.
***Update September 11th, 2012: Bonus Print if we reach 7,000!***
As the 5500 dollars we raised will only cover the bare-minimum cost of printing the books, we decided to set another goal to help cover the rest of the costs (fees/prints/keychains/totebags). As a gift to you guys, we will be giving out a free exclusive pre-order only print to everyone who purchases a print version of the book if we reach 7,000 before the end of the fundraiser! Scroll below to the prizes section to check it out.
If you can't contribute anything to our fundraiser but you want to help out anyways, you can spread the word! We need all the help we can get, and extra coverage would be lovely. Tell your friends, family, or anyone else you think might be interested in our project. Indiegogo also has social media sharing tools that make that sort of thing pretty easy.
Thank you so much for checking this out and spreading the word!
Bell and Hazel
If you are interested and want to read the comic, you can check it out for free at:
More Prize info:
The Book: 96 pages of full colour goodness. Soft cover and perfect bound, includes the main story of the comic (which you can read on the website!) as well as 10 bonus pages. Currently, the book cover is TBA. :) Check back in a week or so for the updated cover. Rest assured, it's going to look good! PDF versions also available upon request with purchase of the book! To be shipped November 2012.
if we reach 7000, we'll be giving everyone who ordered a printed version of the book a free exclusive pre-order only print with their copy! edit: Nevermind 7000, we'll be giving this away regardless!
Keychains: cute chibi Carter and Adrian acrylic charms!
Buttons: There are Carter and Adrian chibi buttons.We will also have other buttons that are TBA - most likely quotes, and other things!
Stickers: We will have Carter and Adrian chibi sticker sheets.
Tote Bag: It will be a tan colour with a print of chibi Carter and Adrian on it + raindrops.
Poster: Big poster of Adrian and Carter to have on your wall (wide cover image with them falling).
T-shirt: Raindrops, Adrian and Carter all on one T-shirt.
Art Commissions from Hazel are in limited qauntity. Hazel will draw one to two characters, Always Raining Here, fanart or your original characters, digitally coloured with a simple background or hand drawn and coloured with markers. Example. We can discuss what time I'll be doing this, but it'll probably be some time around late October/early November. I will send you the file and and print out a nice copy with your order, or send you the original if it's hand-drawn.
Story Commissions from Bell will be varying from 500-5000 words depending on donation. They are limited to Always Raining Here content (I can't sell fanfiction that would be bad!) and everything will be considered non-canon. You can request any prompt as detailed as you would like. I withold the right to make any sex scene fade out at any point in time. We can discuss the rating and content (I'm fine with writing violence and other intense situations, but generally I won't write porn unless you donate like 500 bucks).
Shipping for the comic is included for comics going to the US + Canada. If you're international, please add 10 dollars to help us with shipping fees! We will ship anywhere. Keep in mind that books will be sent via regular post.
NOTE: If you've already contributed, but forgot to add shipping, you can add it by clicking "Contribute now" and scrolling to the bottom of the list and selecting "No perk, just a contribution" and put 10 dollars for international orders. Thanks you!
UPDATE 2: Also, now that the campaign is over, if you're international and you FORGOT to add an extra 10 dollars to help with shipping costs, you can simple donate it to us using this link below:
Just be sure to include your name so we know who's it is. Thanks so much!
If you have any other questions or comments about anything regarding this fundraiser you can send us an email at hazelbell.arh @ gmail.com!
Hazel & Bell