Superhero for Kids with Cancer

NISTAR is a graphic novel about a superhero for children with cancer. Together we can get it into the hands of the children who need it most!!!
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Shira Frimer
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Comic
Beachwood, Ohio
United States
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To continue giving to this ongoing project please contact me at: shirafrimer@gmail.com or visit the website www.nistarheroes.com



NEW STRETCH GOAL: $25,000

WOW!! We have reached our initial goal faster than I had ever imagined. My hearfelt thanks to my amazing supporters.

NOW for the real miracle goal - to get in into the hands of thousands of children with cancer, FOR FREE

I am happy to announce a new STRETCH GOAL of $25,000.  

At this level I can print 5,000 copies of NISTAR and give them to children with cancer all over the world, AT NO COST TO THE CHILD.

LET'S KEEP THE MOMENTUM GOING!! SO MUCH MORE TO COME!!

 

 

 

 

 Superhero Needed!!

The world is in need of a true superhero. Not to stop a speeding train. Or to scale a skyscraper in pursuit of masked marauders. But to face the vile nemesis that children of all races and religions battle on a daily basis. Cancer.  

JJ Barak is the world’s first such hero, and I need your help in bringing him to life. Nistar is a 104 page, fully colored graphic novel about JJ Barak and his battles against Cancer, illustrated by none other than renowned comic book artist Josef Rubinstein (published by Marvel and DC comics) as well as other comic book artists.

 

I have been working on this project for over 10 years, since my husband passed away at the age of 24 after battling pediatric bone cancer. During his five-year treatment in a children's oncology ward I watched him use his charisma and charm to give hope to his young friends on the ward. Inspired by his legacy I created this superhero, in the hopes of someday reaching the hearts of all children, especially those who need a bit of light to help them through their times of darkness.

My dream is get this book into the hands of the little heroes who need it most.

What we need and what you get

We are hoping to raise $15,000 to pay for the completion of the artwork and the cost of a first print run!! I hope to raise enough money so that I can distribute Nistar to children with cancer all over the world, for free!

In exchange for your support you will be able to choose between some basic rewards and some really amazing packages. At higher reward levels we are offering signed prints, original sketches of your favorite superhero, and even portraits of someone you love drawn by the amazing Joe Rubinstein!

From levels $25 and up a copy of Nistar will be donated to a child with cancer.

Book Specs

The perfect bound book will be 104 pages, will measure 6.25 X 10.25 inches and will be printed on high quality paper in full color.

Rewards

Original Artwork by Josef Rubinstein

Choose the $360 perk - You receive an original 8 X 10" signed sketch of a character from the book or yourself drawn as a supehero!

Choose the $500 perk - You receive an original 11 X 17" signed ink drawing of a character from the book or an ink portrait of someone you love. If you know a child who is battling cancer this makes a very meaningful gift - and the portrait will be included in the book!!

 

 

Choose the $720 perk - You receive a beautiful  8 x 10" original signed watercolor or pastel portrait of someone you love!

Choose the $1,000 perk - You receive and unbelieveable 11 x 17" original signed watercolor or pastel portrait of someone you love!

Watercolor portrait by Josef Rubinstein

How does this work?

If you are not familiar with Indiegogo or crowd funding in general, here's a brief overview.

For the next 45 days, you'll be able to make pledges to help support this project, ranging from $15 to whatever you can afford without going broke or having to divorce. You can select one of the perks on the right, corresponding to the amount you wish to donate. This means you're not only being awesome: you are also receiveing stuff as proof of that! 

Who am I?

Hi, I'm Shira, 37 year old mother of twin boys, expressive arts therapist and author. I believe in the power of creativity as an effective tool for coping with life's challenges. I am also a dreamer...and Nistar is one of my dreams.

 

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  • $5USD
    A SHOUT OUT

    You receive my special thanks and a shout out on NISTAR's Facebook page and website!

    2 claimed
  • $15USD
    DIGITAL PACKAGE

    You will receive a heartfelt thank you email and a PDF copy of NISTAR as well as digital desktop wallpaper designed and illustrated by Josef Rubinstein!.

    25 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2013
  • $25USD
    BOOK PACKAGE

    Congrats! You’ve pre-ordered a copy of NISTAR. You will also receive everything in the digital package in addition to my heartfelt thanks!! PLUS a copy of NISTAR will be donated to a child currenty battling cancer. Please add $10 for shipping outside of the U.S.

    68 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $50USD
    LIMITED EDITION PACKAGE

    You recieve a limited edition copy of NISTAR signed both by author and artist! Plus a copy of NISTAR will be donated to a child currently battling cancer. You will also receive everything in the digital package in addition to my heartfelt thanks!! Please add $10 for shipping outside of the U.S.

    38 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $100USD
    YOUR NAME IN THE BOOK

    Not only are you getting a limited edition signed copy of Nistar, your name will appear in the book on the contributors page! Plus, 2 copies of NISTAR will be donated in your name to children currently battling cancer! Please add $10 for shipping outside of the U.S.

    35 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $150USD
    SIGNED PRINT PACKAGE

    You will receive an 8X10 print signed by artist Joe Rubinstein, Limited edition copy of NISTAR signed by author and artist, and your name will appear in the book on the contributors page! Plus, 2 copies of NISTAR will be donated in your name to children currently battling cancer! Please add $15 for shipping outside of the U.S.

    5 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $180USD
    10 COPIES DONATED

    Not only will your receive a signed limited edition copy of NISTAR, 10 copies of Nistar will be donated and sent to children who are currently fighting cancer!!

    15 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $275USD
    LARGE SIGNED PRINT PACKAGE

    11x17 signed print signed by artist Joe Rubinstein, Limited edition copy of NISTAR signed by author and artist, and your name will appearing in the book on the contributors page in BOLD LETTERS! Plus, a copy of NISTAR will be donated in your name to a child currently battling cancer! Please add $15 for shipping outside of the U.S.

    6 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $360USD
    ORIGINAL SKETCH PACKAGE

    How about an original 8 x 10" sketch of the superhero of your choice, yourself as a superhero or a hero from the book, by Joe Rubinstein. PLUS a limited edition coy of NISTAR signed by author and artist and your name will appear in the book on the contributors page in BOLD LETTERS! Plus, 5 copies of NISTAR will be donated in your name to children currently battling cancer! Please add $15 for shipping outside of the U.S.

    1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $500USD
    TRUE HEROES PACKAGE

    How about an original 11 X 17 ink drawing of a special child in your life who is battling cancer or a serious illness. This ink drawing will appear in the TRUE HEROES section of NISTAR! You will also receive a limited edition copy of NISTAR signed by author and artist and your name will appear in the book on the contributors page in BOLD LETTERS! Plus, 10 copies of NISTAR will be donated in your name to children currently battling cancer! Please add $15 for shipping outside the U.S.

    0 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $750USD
    ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR

    Unbelievable, right? You will receive an original 8 X 10 watercolor portrait of the superhero of your choice, someone you love and admire (could be yourself). You will also receive a limited edition copy of NISTAR signed by author and artist, and your name will appear in the book on the contributors page in BOLD LETTERS! Plus, 10 copies of NISTAR will be donated in your name to children currently battling cancer! Please add $15 for orders outside the U.S.

    1 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $1,000USD
    WATERCOLOR PORTRAIT PLUS

    You are my new hero! For being so amazingly generous you will commission an original 11x17 watercolor portrait of you or someone you love painted by Josef Rubinstein! You will also receive a limited edition copy of NISTAR signed by author and artistand your name will appear in the book on the contributors page in BOLD LETTERS! Plus,10 copies of NISTAR will be donated in your name to children currently battling cancer! Please add $15 for shipping outside of the U.S.

    1 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
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