Eliza Frye

Projects

Regalia

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Short Stories aren't popular

BACKSTORY: Call with agent about where I saw the book living in a bookstore (graphic novels or fiction depending on how progressive the store was) and her telling me that my collection of short stories was really strong and would absolutely find a great publisher after I already had a successful novel or two. Since YA is the only area of publishing that's growing she suggested I contact her again when I had a script for a YA graphic novel.

 
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Marie Madeleine ... was the sort of woman who considered herself a public art.  

 

The Stories

CHALLENGE: Wanted to publish a decent looking collection of short stories (publishers preferred a novel for a new author)

 
 

Each Kickstarter book came a ton of extra ephemera and love, like this hand drawn sketch bookmark

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COMPLETE CREATIVE CONTROL NBD

SOLUTION: Used Kickstarter to crowdfund a handsome hardcover

- KS experience and overfunding
- put all the money into better printing and handmade details
- did not think through volume of rewards and was only saved by hiring an assistant, Mari Provencher

 
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One backer requested a portrait of his daughter

One backer requested a portrait of his daughter

Kickstarter ❤ Community

SOLUTION: Used Kickstarter to crowdfund a handsome hardcover
RESULT: Broadened my audience and made deeper connections with them — the feeling that they invested in me as an artist has made them more likely to continue supporting my work beyond the book

As part of the rewards packages I created over 50 original paintings, collaborating with the backers to determine the subject and tone.

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PRODUCTION ASSISTANCE: Mari Provencher
BACKERS: #XXHack, Eric Agena, Emil Ali, Jeremy Allexon, John Amberger, Marilyn Amberger, Anonymous, Mary Ann Area, Math You Arnol, Eric Arsenault, Georgios Athanasiadis, Greg Baldino, Evan Bartholomew, Michael Batz, Joshua Beale, Sarah Becan, Terry Becker, Ruben Beurskens, Bill, Yonatan Bisk, Gary Blitsch, E.J. "The Edge" Bocan III, Bill Boehmer, Sasha Boghosian, Carolyn Brajkovich, Brandon (a fan,) Brent, Katie Broughton, Shannon Marie Brown, Paisley Bruise, Blake Campbell, Sean K. Carlson, Anthony A. Carpenter, Jr, Patrick Casao, The Comic Fiend!, Chapel Hill Comics, Stephanie Chavarria, Erin Cerles, Chip & Katie, Kevin Chiou, Raymond W. Chramega, Jr., Derek Christiansen, Stephen Cody, Shawn Coenen, Zachary Cole, Bradford Cone, Connor, Ryan Cook, Chris Corsini @Cccsitay, John Costello, Matthew Cranor, Jon Crowley, Eric Marcin-Cuddy, Conrad Cunningham, Alicia A. Curtis, Genisis Iris Dancer, Eben Davis, Ken Davis, Harald Demler, Will Dennis, Mathieu Doublet, Trevor Drobot, Paulo Duarte, Liam Dunlop, dursin, M. Eggleton, Zachary M. Eisenstat, Karen Elaine, Linda Essig, Jacob Farber, John Filkorn, Shawn Finn, Robert Fish, Martin Feldmann, Joe Fernandes, Clarissa Fiebelkorn, Fernando Franchini, Sarah E. Frandson, Frédéric, Robert Freedman, David Fréon, Doug and MaryBeth Frye, Suzanne Frye, Frye Grandparents, T.J. Fuller, Jr., Gabriel, Adam Gallardo, Mike Gandara, Jesse Garcia, Tahnee Gehm, Jessica Gehrer, Susan Glasgow, Jackie Gomez, Mario A. Gonzalez, Colin Gordon, Neil Graham, Capriccia Green, Nick Green, Kris Haamer, Hannah Griggs, Jackie Grr, Agnes Gunawan, Barbara Guttman, Hunter H., Daniel R Hall, Shawn Hall, Kairam Ahmed Hamdan, Alex Harrington, Gee Haw, Rick Hecke, Dan Helgemoe, Matthew Hengst, Anita Hodge, Stephanie N. Hodge, Daniel C. Hodges, Lucas Hoepner, Jim Holland, Shaun Holt, Kevin Hong, Kelly Hoolihan, Andreas Hoppler, John Jesse Houlihan, Aaron Hunter, Evan Huntoon, Ashley E. Hurst, Cynthia Ignacio, Meagan Ileana, Firdaus Isa, Ava "The Badger" Iuliano, Big Farty Jackson, Mr. Phil Jackson, Greg Jacobs, Roger Jacobs, Gwenael jacquet (idstudio.fr), Jareth & Alisha, Chengis Javeri, Chris Johnson, Nick Johnson, jason p jones, Trevor Knapp Jones, Timothy Kane, Matt Erik Katch, Michael Kerney, Nick Kinsman, Patty Kirsch, Nick Kives, kmb99, Michael Knox, Susan Elizabeth Knutson, Seto Konowa, Gary Koshi, Matthew L., "L'amor che move il sole e l'altre stelle," Liz & Pete La Colla, Genevieve Lally-Knuth, Moon Sik & Ok Bun Kwon, Peter Lange, Richard Law, Eva Lawrenz, Daniel J. Lemmer, José de Leon, Little Bird, Jun Lim, Tan Han Lip, Valya Dudycz Lupescu, James Mabe & Corinna Burrell, Guillermo Martinez, Massimiliano e Paola Maffini, Franz Maierhöfer, Janine Marie, Caterina Marietti, Frances McGregor, Sarah Mercer (www.geekgirly.ca,) Sylvia Moon, Alexander Moore, Brian Lee Moore, Moose, Stephen Morison, Neal (Neally) Morrison, cote j moses, Paul Motsuk, John M. Motlow, B and E Murphy, richard nacht, Nina and Mona Nakai-Strohsahl, Josephine Narvais, Ryan D. Nibouar, Eric Wayne Norlander, Nyssa, Justin Olson, Andy Orin, Matthew D Overton, Adam Pasion, Mark Penn, Jeric Pereda, Keith Perkins, Ayal Pinkus, James Pond, Charis Poon, ETC(SS) Craig Porter (TRITRAFAC Kings Bay, GA Code 21RC,) John Potten, Heather E. Pristash, Lin Qiu, Devon E Rampe, Jamie Rawlings, Paul Redding, Ernst Riemer, Carl Rigney, Mike Romeo, Matteo Rossi, Ashleigh E. Rowe, Rob Rowe, Sean Russell, Rusty Rowley, Joseph Rubinstein, Manda Runnels, Ryvre, James S., Manmohan Sahu, Ian Salyers, Jamie Schafer, T.J. Schuessler, Matthew Selaya, Gopakumar Sethuraman, Sibel, I.N. Sierros, Liam Simmons, Adam Smith, David P. Snider, Erica Soileau, Janna Solis, Nancy M. Spear, Andrew Spilberg, Elli Spirelli, Joe Spraggon, Mary Stark, Paul Stefanini, Matthew Stewart, Steve in PA, Keith Suta, Steve Stukel, Cody Swatek, Shawn Taft, Chris Tanaka, Taylor, Sean Thackston, Andy Thorington, Nancy Tiburzi, Brendan Tihane, James Turnbull, Caleb Gideon Christoper Underwood, Adriano E. Valle, Kerry A. Vaughan, Chad Wadkins, Zoe Wadsworth, Caryn Waechter, Debra Wan, Lowen Warrington, Joe Watkins, Kelly Webster, Jacob M. Welch, Yu Welch, Trevor Whitaker, Susan B. Whitlock, Ben Whittenbury, John Wilgus, Lisa Ann Wilson, Trent Wilson, Kyle Winters, Hayley Wolfcale, Johngy Wroblewski, www.NSNart.com, Penelope Yocum, Ellen Yu, Brett Zelnio

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