Terminally Illin’ Cancer Comic Book is more than just a comic. It’s a project which touches on the human element of cancer.
Estimated Delivery: June 2014
Location: San Francisco, CA
Forum: Terminally Illin’
There’s more to treating a cancer patient than just getting rid of the cancer. You also have to treat the patient himself/herself. Very often the human aspect of treatment is overlooked. Terminally Illin’ is a project which helps take care of of the human side of cancer survival by giving patients something to keep them entertained while also helping to build increased awareness of the disease.
From the Campaign
Kaylin was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare bone cancer at age 23. Her life was immediately put on hold and a new journey began. Throughout all the pain and uncertainty, she discovered within herself a powerful coping mechanism in the form of humor and imagination.
This comic book is the result. Slightly cynical, slightly irreverent, and REALLY hilarious, “Terminally Illin” is a candid look into the life of a young adult battling cancer, but with a psychedelic, sci-fi twist! It’s more than a comic book: It’s provocative, educational, entertaining, and totally original.
Think of “Terminally Illin” as a chemo-induced “Alice in Wonderland’ meets campy ‘Hollywood’ action-adventure. In our story, our hero goes in for her first day of chemo, but ends up getting lost in a fantasy world within her own microscopic body – on a quest to meet her disease face-to-face and kick it’s butt!! She’s joined by her pet kitty, Iceman, as they set out to destroy Cancer City, the invading cancer cell army, and their leader – the little dictator that’s bent on world domination. We hope you follow along and maybe even learn something.
Pledge Levels: 5 tiers ranging from $17 – $150
End Date: May 19, 2014 (11:59pm PT)
Funding Type: Flexible
Chances of success
This is the second campaign related to Terminally Illin’ The first one was funded on Kickstarter and helped fund a digital version of the comic. Now they’re looking to have the comic printed. It seems to be going a fair amount slower than their Kickstarter campaign. That’s one of the downfalls of using Indiegogo.
Of course one issue may be that, since they already had a campaign on Kickstarter, there may be a little less support this time around. Also I noticed that the Kickstarter campaign had a few perks that the Indiegogo campaign does not, although I think that has a lot to do with the fact that they’re now producing a physical book and that cost is going to take up a fair amount of the incoming revenue stream.
Beyond the scope of the project itself, Terminally Illin’ shows how crowd funding can be used for much more than just business ventures. It’s a great way to tap the community when someone needs help. It can work as an alternative to standard methods of charity.