On the day of British author Shortbox‘s 6th year of presence, Zainab Akhtar introduced and also launched the Kickstarter for the business’s initial initial comic– Genie Liang‘s A Feline’s Day
Akhtar supplied the news using social networks,
It’s our sixth birthday celebration today, and also we’re so pleased to introduce our really initial initial comic: ‘A Feline’s Day’ by @genniieeee! 170 web pages of lovely slice-of-life dream, adhering to 20-something Sam, a time travelling-diary, and also great deals of felines!https://t.co/7zVTyO5xEz pic.twitter.com/j1S36gS4Zz
— ShortBox (@Short_Box) May 3, 2022
“‘ There’s absolutely nothing Sam would certainly enjoy greater than to have even more time: time to invest consuming tasty food at her grandmother’s, time to experiment with her saucy more youthful sibling and also their pet cat, Tangy– perhaps even time to in fact have pastimes! Yet obstructing of time is function. It’s not that Sam does not like her task, yet it does not leave much area for anything else. Could the response to this dilemma hinge on a time-travelling journal presented to her by a strange, enchanting feline that does not appear in the least little bit dubious in all …?'”
Genie Liang is a freelance Toronto-based artist that has actually formerly functioned as a manufacturing musician and also art supervisor for mobile video games. Liang has actually generated risograph prints, minicomics, sketchbooks and also zines so far and also A Feline’s Day seems her initial longer kind job.
The Kickstarter permits you to buy guide in electronic (₤ 9/ ~$ 11)) or physical versions (₤ 15/ ~$ 19)– or both with each other (₤ 22/ ~$ 27).
Akhtar previously announced that— for sensible and also logistical factors– Shortbox would certainly finish its previous version of curated sets of mini-comics and also visuals novellas in favour of longer operate in July 2021. Claiming,
Basically, we have actually concerned a factor where expanding prices indicate we require to change the rate of a box, and also expanding delivery prices indicate we additionally require to bill as necessary for delivery. Regretfully, I assume this makes package version no more sensible … The suggestion of ShortBox is that individuals depend on that they’re going to obtain an option of comics that are of worth to them somehow. I assume the even more you begin spending for something, the better the assumption of obtaining ‘safe bets’– job that fits what an individual desires extra carefully. It comes to be much less of an area for intriguing, creative, fresh job. My reaction is that with the increasing prices, individuals would certainly favor to select specific publications they desire.
The last typical version (and also previous Kickstarter project) Shortbox was # 13, which delivered in October 2021.
In the meanwhile, Akhtar introduced “We have actually begun uploading the 8-page comics that were special to the ShortBox Patreon on both our Twitter and also Instagram Sharing these once a week: you can currently check out ‘Stone Fruit’ by Sophia Foster-Dimino, and also GL, HF’ by Daniel Zhou, with whole lots extra great things to find.”
The monthlong Shortbox Digital Comics Fair will certainly additionally be happening later on this year, in October.
Below is a sneak peek of guide to sharpen your hunger: