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I'm planning to run a Kickstarter for a book containing all of my Ladies of Kirk drawings. The Kickstarter should launch in early August - you can sign up here to get an email notification as soon as it launches

Although my husband and I ran a Kickstarter for our game Crea three years ago, this is my first art-based Kickstarter and I am nervous. I think it's because it has a definite possibility of failure. Usually, if you post artwork online, it can't really "fail." It can be ignored, in which case you just tell yourself to give it time and eventually you'll be noticed. But a Kickstarter, well, that can definitely fail, and that failure would be immortalized on the Kickstarter website forever. Like Han Solo encased in carbonite, except digital. And Princess Leia can't kiss the internet and make it melt, can she? (I'm a little fuzzy on details when it comes to Star Wars)

Whatever. Let's just do this.

I know a lot about Kickstarter, and about how to put together a solid campaign. However, the success of Ladies of Kirk probably depends on my ability to bring it to the attention of Star Trek fans. I've been doing my own research, but if you have ideas for any other places where Trekkies congregate, I'd love to hear them. I could use your help and support!


Ladies of Kirk: #7, Sylvia by kelleybean86
Ladies of Kirk: #7, Sylvia
Sylvia is a shapeshifting, telepathic alien bent on world domination. She and her henchman try to overcome Kirk and company first by frightening them with visions of witches and haunted houses, then by tempting them with gold and jewels. The aliens are confused when these efforts fail to have an effect. Kirk discovers that Sylvia has a particular hunger for new experiences in her human body, so he seduces her as a way to get her to betray crucial information. When she discovers his deception, a furious Sylvia transforms into a giant black cat and threatens to tear apart the landing party.

I am drawing all the women Captain Kirk kissed in the original Star Trek series. Of all of them, Sylvia is probably the most powerful. You can also follow along at ladiesofkirk.tumblr.com .
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Ladies of Kirk: #6, Marlena Moreau by kelleybean86
Ladies of Kirk: #6, Marlena Moreau
Marlena Moreau is from a dangerous alternate universe where Starfleet is a warmongering empire. In this reality, Starfleet officers advance through assassinating their superiors, but Marlena uses her position as “Captain’s Woman” to protect herself. When Kirk accidentally ends up in this universe, he tries to fit in long enough to avoid detection and form an escape plan. But Marlena suspects something is different with him. She discovers his plan, and tries to threaten Kirk into taking her with him. But Marlena is quickly disarmed by Uhura, and is left behind to reinvent herself in the wake of Kirk's influence.

You can follow along with this series at my tumblr: ladiesofkirk.tumblr.com
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Ladies of Kirk: #5, Edith Keeler by kelleybean86
Ladies of Kirk: #5, Edith Keeler

Ladies of Kirk: #5, Edith Keeler

Known as the “Slum Angel,” Edith Keeler runs a kitchen where she provides soup and encouragement for the downtrodden in 1930’s New York. When Kirk, Spock and McCoy find themselves trapped in the past, Edith gives them work and a place to stay, turning a blind eye to their eccentricities. Kirk is drawn to Edith’s sweet nature and prescient belief in a utopian future. But when Spock discovers that Edith’s future as a leader for world peace has unintended consequences, Kirk has to make a heartwrenching decision.

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You can also follow along at the Ladies of Kirk tumblr: ladiesofkirk.tumblr.com/

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Ladies of Kirk: #4, Lt. Areel Shaw by kelleybean86
Ladies of Kirk: #4, Lt. Areel Shaw
An aggressive and professional lawyer, Lt. Areel Shaw has been assigned to prosecute at Captain Kirk's court martial. Despite their past relationship and warm friendship, Lt. Shaw does her duty and charges him of willfully causing the death of a crewmember. Her case is devastating, using even the testimonies of Kirk's closest friends to make him seem like a vindictive murderer. It takes Spock's cunning and unshakeable faith in Kirk to overturn the seemingly hopeless case.

More nerdy commentary at my blog: kmcmorris.blogspot.com/2015/07…

You can also follow along on tumblr: ladiesofkirk.tumblr.com
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I'm planning to run a Kickstarter for a book containing all of my Ladies of Kirk drawings. The Kickstarter should launch in early August - you can sign up here to get an email notification as soon as it launches

Although my husband and I ran a Kickstarter for our game Crea three years ago, this is my first art-based Kickstarter and I am nervous. I think it's because it has a definite possibility of failure. Usually, if you post artwork online, it can't really "fail." It can be ignored, in which case you just tell yourself to give it time and eventually you'll be noticed. But a Kickstarter, well, that can definitely fail, and that failure would be immortalized on the Kickstarter website forever. Like Han Solo encased in carbonite, except digital. And Princess Leia can't kiss the internet and make it melt, can she? (I'm a little fuzzy on details when it comes to Star Wars)

Whatever. Let's just do this.

I know a lot about Kickstarter, and about how to put together a solid campaign. However, the success of Ladies of Kirk probably depends on my ability to bring it to the attention of Star Trek fans. I've been doing my own research, but if you have ideas for any other places where Trekkies congregate, I'd love to hear them. I could use your help and support!


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kelleybean86
Kelley M
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
I am a freelance illustrator from California. I graduated from Academy of Art University. When not drawing, I enjoy gnawing on sticks.

Website: kmcmorris.com
Blog: kmcmorris.blogspot.com
Tumblr: kmcmorris.tumblr.com and ladiesofkirk.tumblr.com
Twitter: @kelleymcmorris
Print shop: www.inprnt.com/gallery/kmcmorr…
Etsy shop, where I sell pencil portraits: www.etsy.com/shop/drawworm

My husband and I are working on a video game together - I'm doing the art for it, of course! You can check it out here: playcrea.com/
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Leo-Aba Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Really great art!
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kelleybean86 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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N-W-O Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday! I hope your day is as fantastic as your art, and full of love and sunshine and cake. :)
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kelleybean86 Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Aw, thank you!
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Venom-V13 Featured By Owner May 25, 2015
Happy Birthday!! Fun cake 
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Louha-chan Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday !! =D =D
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valwyrie Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Hobbyist
Happy Birthday!! :party:
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Bokukokhmer Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday!Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D
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kelleybean86 Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the spinning cake!
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Bokukokhmer Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
No problem!
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