Emily K is creating A Feminist Comic About a World Changed by Toxic Media
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When Dawn Breaks is a comic of feminist speculative fiction. What if the toxic ideas about “love” that are fed to us by books, movies, and TV shows become so wildly popular that unintended consequences erupt? What happens when people try to emulate the abusive relationships found in the media? What if every woman who consumed these things took their ideas to their logical conclusions? Considering the blockbuster nature of popular media, it wouldn’t be pleasant.

The comic features Emily, a fictionalized version of the cartoonist, and her experiences working in the Devorah's Shield Women's Shelter. Emily sees wants to take action against it all, but what can be done to fight back against something so culturally pervasive? Baffled and confused, she turns to her friends and coworkers for guidance. They all put their heads together and decide it isn’t enough to provide shelter at Devorah’s Shield – positive action must be taken, starting at the grass roots level. The next generation is at stake.

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Many of the characters in the comic are people of color, some are LGBTQ, and most are women. Being a queer woman myself, it’s important to me that these kinds of characters get a bigger space in the comics world – and that our stories are told.
Tiers
Public Thanks to Every Sponsor
$1 or more per Page
I'll publicly thank you for your sponsorship in a monthly announcement, at the end of the month. If you have a website you want publicized with it, I'll do that but you have to note that.
Simple Line Art Drawing For You
$5 or more per Page
I'll draw you a small, black-and-white line-art piece of the object, portrait, or motif of your choice. It could be you, it could be your pet, your lover, your couch, your car, a tree... 
Simple Color Drawing For You
$10 or more per Page
It's the same as the previous reward, but in color. It would be a digital print that would be printed and mailed, as well as emailed to you.
2 Drawings - One Color, One Black & White
$25 or more per Page
Both of the previous 2 rewards - one monochromatic line art drawing, one color drawing of a subject of your choice.
Your Face in a Crowd Scene
$50 or more per Page
I'll draw your face in one of the crowd scenes of the comic. Your name will be listed in the index of the book when it is published. It'll be prominent enough that you can see it. I'll post a shout-out showing where it is on the site.


Send me a photo of your face for reference.

Role as an Extra in the Comic
$100 or more per Page
Similar to the $50 reward, you'll be drawn in the comic somewhere - but it will be more prominent and larger, closer full-body depending on the staging of the scene. Your name will be listed in the index of the book when it is published. Send me a picture of yourself for reference.
Minor Guest Starring Role
$200 or more per Page
Like the previous rewards, you'll be placed in the comic, but you'll be given a line of dialog and will interact with characters in some way. For example, in one scene I get coffee - you could be made the barista who takes my order. Or, you could be part of a protest scene where two characters talk to one another. Your name will be listed in the index of the book when it is published.


Send me a picture of yourself for reference.

Product Placement
$500 or more per Page
Do you have a business? See your logo/business name in a store front or on a truck in a scene. It would be hand-drawn to keep in the style of the comic, and in black and white. Your business would be listed as a sponsor in the index of the book, when it's published. Please note that I reserve the right to exercise discretion as to whether I not I include the business. If I decide I can't include it for some reason, you will not be charged for your sponsorship.
Goals
40% complete
I cannot print this comic unless I have funds. Reaching this pledge goal will allow me to create a physical version of the comic to be purchased online and hawked to indie comics shops. I'll keep everyone up-to-date on this progress should I reach this goal.
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When Dawn Breaks is a comic of feminist speculative fiction. What if the toxic ideas about “love” that are fed to us by books, movies, and TV shows become so wildly popular that unintended consequences erupt? What happens when people try to emulate the abusive relationships found in the media? What if every woman who consumed these things took their ideas to their logical conclusions? Considering the blockbuster nature of popular media, it wouldn’t be pleasant.

The comic features Emily, a fictionalized version of the cartoonist, and her experiences working in the Devorah's Shield Women's Shelter. Emily sees wants to take action against it all, but what can be done to fight back against something so culturally pervasive? Baffled and confused, she turns to her friends and coworkers for guidance. They all put their heads together and decide it isn’t enough to provide shelter at Devorah’s Shield – positive action must be taken, starting at the grass roots level. The next generation is at stake.

***
Many of the characters in the comic are people of color, some are LGBTQ, and most are women. Being a queer woman myself, it’s important to me that these kinds of characters get a bigger space in the comics world – and that our stories are told.

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Tiers
Public Thanks to Every Sponsor
$1 or more per Page
I'll publicly thank you for your sponsorship in a monthly announcement, at the end of the month. If you have a website you want publicized with it, I'll do that but you have to note that.
Simple Line Art Drawing For You
$5 or more per Page
I'll draw you a small, black-and-white line-art piece of the object, portrait, or motif of your choice. It could be you, it could be your pet, your lover, your couch, your car, a tree... 
Simple Color Drawing For You
$10 or more per Page
It's the same as the previous reward, but in color. It would be a digital print that would be printed and mailed, as well as emailed to you.
2 Drawings - One Color, One Black & White
$25 or more per Page
Both of the previous 2 rewards - one monochromatic line art drawing, one color drawing of a subject of your choice.
Your Face in a Crowd Scene
$50 or more per Page
I'll draw your face in one of the crowd scenes of the comic. Your name will be listed in the index of the book when it is published. It'll be prominent enough that you can see it. I'll post a shout-out showing where it is on the site.


Send me a photo of your face for reference.

Role as an Extra in the Comic
$100 or more per Page
Similar to the $50 reward, you'll be drawn in the comic somewhere - but it will be more prominent and larger, closer full-body depending on the staging of the scene. Your name will be listed in the index of the book when it is published. Send me a picture of yourself for reference.
Minor Guest Starring Role
$200 or more per Page
Like the previous rewards, you'll be placed in the comic, but you'll be given a line of dialog and will interact with characters in some way. For example, in one scene I get coffee - you could be made the barista who takes my order. Or, you could be part of a protest scene where two characters talk to one another. Your name will be listed in the index of the book when it is published.


Send me a picture of yourself for reference.

Product Placement
$500 or more per Page
Do you have a business? See your logo/business name in a store front or on a truck in a scene. It would be hand-drawn to keep in the style of the comic, and in black and white. Your business would be listed as a sponsor in the index of the book, when it's published. Please note that I reserve the right to exercise discretion as to whether I not I include the business. If I decide I can't include it for some reason, you will not be charged for your sponsorship.