Don’t Miss the Last Day of My #Kickstarter Campaign!

My Unscripted #1 and #2 Kickstarter campaign was fully funded on day 3! Thanks to everyone who supported me and my comic 🙂

We also were able to unlock the 1st stretch goal. With 2 days left, we’re only $25 away from unlocking the 2nd stretch goal.

For anyone interested in slice-of-life comics, POC characters, LGBT friendly, love triangles, and drama, it’s not too late to get your copy of Unscripted.

Here’s the tiers:

$4–Unscripted #1 Digital

$8–Unscripted #1 and #2 Digital

$8–Unscripted #1 Physical (local or shipped)

$16–Unscripted #1 and #2 Physical (local or shipped)

$25–Art Pack (local or shipped)

$150–Comic Collector (local or shipped)

Here’s the stretch goals:

$600–Felix art print UNLOCKED

$800–behind-the-scenes PDF with script/thumbnails/character sketches

$1000–art commission by me

$1200–Felix art print

Supporting my Kickstarter also guarantees more goodies. I’ve promised every backer they get more than what’s shown in the tiers and stretch goals. Plus, you get options of variant covers–only through my Kickstarter campaign. When I sale Unscripted online and at comic cons, it’ll only be the standard cover.

If you don’t want my comic but would like to support me another way, please consider sharing this link to your friends, family, social media of whoever enjoys reading slice-of-life comics/graphic novels.

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

Unscripted 1 and 2 Are Available on #Kickstarter #indiecomics

Today is the day!!! My comics Unscripted #1 and #2 are available on Kickstarter. Interested in backing?

Like promised, here’s a preview 🙂

UNSCRIPTED #1

The Irish pop group, Me Cailinis, is on promotional tours for their upcoming concert. A crazy PR stunt leaves Felix’s bandmates hurt, especially her girlfriend. Can she make it right?

Here’s the first 5 pages:

UNSCRIPTED #2

A night out in New York City leads to blackmail, an altercation, love confession, and a broken heart. Can anything go right for Felix?

Here’s the first 5 pages:

SECURE YOUR COPY HERE

Why Kickstarter?

This is a pre-order opportunity rather than an all-or-nothing plea for funding. The books will be printed (in fact, Unscripted #1 already is!) regardless of this campaign’s success, but I’m using this campaign as an opportunity to properly reward my Unscripted backers and give them some great extras that won’t be available elsewhere.

I’ll have the chance to reward variant covers, art prints, original 11×17 comic pages, art commissions, behind-the-scenes PDF.

potential rewards at different tiers

Shipping costs are charged when you pledge–there will be no question mark over what it will cost and no surprise additional charge will hit you later. With Kickstarter, if my monetary goal is met by the end of 30 days, then your card will be charged. If not, then your card won’t be charged.

Any support helps. If you don’t want to spend any money, please consider sharing my Kickstarter campaign page with anyone interested in slice-of-life comics. Or anyone who is entertained by love triangles, drama, POC characters, LGBT friendly, a main character who is definitely not a Mary Sue.

PLEASE BACK UNSCRIPTED NOW

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

Want A Cool Slice-of-Life Comic?

Hola!

How are you? It’s been a long time! Since 2016, I’ve had a dream of publishing a comic or graphic novel. Starting today, my dream is a reality. Unscripted is no longer just a concept: there’s an issue 1 and 2 for you to read as PDFs or physical copies!!!

If you’d like to buy a copy or support me by sharing on your social media, then please click on the link–Unscripted #1 and #2–and sign up on my Kickstarter prelaunch page. There you’ll get news of the day Unscripted is officially available for pre-order!

If you’re not familiar with how Kickstarter works, let me explain. This platform is a great tool to allow anyone, even penniless artists 🙂 , to create the product of their dreams. Together we can raise the sum needed to print the best quality comic ever!

It’s really simple–select one of the rewards and pledge to pay the corresponding amount. If we reach the goal before the 30-day countdown ends, BOOM! You’ll get your reward. You will only be charged if the campaign is successful, so your money is guaranteed to be well spent.

Why am I using Kickstarter?

Whether the Kickstarter campaign is successful or not, I’m printing Unscripted #1 and #2. They’ll ultimately end up on my online comic shop and being sold at comic cons, craft shows. I’m joining Kickstarter so I can get a chance to give readers an option of variant covers, art prints, original black and white 11×17 comic pages, and other goodies. There’s no way I could afford to do any of that without backer support. Kickstarter is like a pre-order site. This allows me to see how many comics I should print, to see how big my audience is.

On launch day (most likely Thursday), I’ll be sharing the first 5 pages of each comic issue to get you excited.

Until then, please consider signing up for my Unscripted #1 and #2 Kickstarter prelaunch page.

Click on the link to watch a under 3-minute tutorial video on how to do that–How To Signup For My Kickstarter Prelaunch Page.

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

Book Review: The Hay Bale by Priscilla Bettis

Contemporary Southern Gothic meets weird horror in this new novelette from Priscilla Bettis.

Professor Claire Davenport yearns to be a mother. After suffering four miscarriages, the university microbiologist tries and fails to qualify as an adoptive mother. Then Claire’s husband leaves.

Alone and emotionally wounded, Claire takes a summer sabbatical from her microbiology classes and escapes to rural Virginia to heal. There, she meets local farmers with strange agricultural practices.

Claire moves into the historic manor house she rented for the summer, and an abandoned child greets her. Is the child real, an answer to her prayers? Or is he a figment of her tormented emotions? Perhaps the tight-knit locals are playing a trick on the science lady from the city.

Whatever the boy’s origin, Claire is determined to find the truth, but the truth may be bloody.

I loved this fast read. It was full of mystery and suspense. Was she crazy? Was she really experiencing paranormal activity at the place she stayed at? Did that horrible ritual really happen in that farm town 200 years ago? All those questions motivated me to keep reading. I was satisfied with the ending and enjoyed the creepiness of some of the characters.

I RECOMMEND this book to read.

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

Come Join Lilly Singh’s Social Media Storytelling class #skillshare #affiliatelink

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Lilly Singh’s Social Media Storytelling: Make Videos People Care About

I think it’d be cool to join this Skillshare class. As writers, we know it’s more than just getting words on paper. To find readers, we’re told to engage on social media and show our personality, or show our knowledge, or show our passion. I don’t know about you, but I could really use help with my YouTube channel. No matter what I do, I can’t find an audience. YouTube could be a valuable tool for potential readers to discover my art and horror books.

Lilly Singh is a talk show host and popular YouTuber. Her class starts on April 27th. Be the first to discover her secrets to multi-channel success.

Click on the link to: JOIN THE CLASS!

If you could visually tell a story through your social media, how would you go about it?

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

The Odd Writer

Love this positive message about accepting your weird quirks. Go check out the blog post!

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Yawatta

Priscilla Bettis

Image of black stoneware cup

I was 21, about to graduate from college and set up my own household, you know, with a sofa that didn’t come from the curb, ceramic plates instead of paper plates, and real cups instead of the plastic freebies with the school mascot on the side. Bring this cup back for a free fountain drink with purchase of any large pizza.

I wandered into a high-end home goods store. There was no Walmart in town at the time, or me and my mostly empty wallet would have gone there. I chose a black cup from a back corner display. Black dinnerware was not cool at a time when happy graduates picked happy colors or at least safe, porcelain florals. The sales woman (tailored slacks, hair pinned up, an older woman with an air about her as if she was the owner) waved off the black with a flick of her…

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Check Out My Quirky Author Interview On Willow Croft’s Blog

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Hola! I had fun answering some interesting questions for Willow Croft’s blog. Want to know what I think of UFOs, aliens, ghost sightings, and angel numbers? Then check out my author interview. You might call me quirky, you might call me crazy, you might call me eccentric. I just call myself–me. Life is boring when you’re normal haha.

To check out my author interview, please click on the link: Five Things Friday: Mini-Interview With Author Yawatta Hosby.

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

Book Review: Cirque Berserk by Jessica Guess

I was honored when Divination Hollow Reviews asked me to be a guest blogger for their Women In Horror and Black History In Horror event. Battling covid at the time, their request had given me something to look forward to. Since I haven’t written anything creepy in awhile (because I’ve been working on my graphic novel and spiritual blog), I didn’t want to share any short stories. I thought the safest bet would be to write a book review on a fun horror book.

I ended up finding Jessica Guess’s Cirque Berserk.

If you want to check my book review, please click on the link: Book Review: “Cirque Berserk” by Jessica Guess.

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

Shut Up & Write!

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Shut up and write!

Am I being rude? Or am I teasing about a writing lifesaver I found recently?

Let’s go with a writing lifesaver 🙂

Since last week, I’ve been utilizing different Shut Up & Write meetups to write over 1,900 words in an hour. Shut Up & Write is exactly what it sounds like. Writers meet online (or at a certain place in town) and introduce themselves plus the project they’ll be working on, then they literally just write for the remainder of the time. I’ve found success on Tuesday, Friday, and Sundays with the online version. Meetup lists several different chapters and the beauty–you don’t have to belong to that city in order to join since everything is online. Guess I can thank covid for that…

I’ve written so much that I’m almost finished my five scripts for my graphic novel series! I’ve also taken advantage of an art group that I’m in. Every Saturday, G.N.A.W. hosts accountability hours where we can draw or write for an hour and a half. It’s literally the same concept as Shut Up & Write.

I’ve learned that I’m a more disciplined and productive writer when I am with other people working on their own projects. How are you? Are you better off alone? Or do you like connecting with others? If you think you’d like joining a writing community, definitely check out Shut Up & Write online, and if you’re on Meetup, my profile is Yawatta Hosby. Join the groups I’m in and say hello!

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

I’ve Been Writing…Just Not What You Think

I’M FREE

Before getting covid on Christmas Eve, I was a busy bee. Nonstop, I was drawing character sketches for my Unscripted graphic novel. In fact, I even drew a 24-page comic in October as a comic’s challenge! Every day, I was working on my script for Unscripted. I don’t show any of that on this blog since it’s for my horror writing, but if you want to check out my progress, I share on my Instagram page and I have a YouTube channel.

After covid, I’m still a busy bee, writing my Unscripted graphic novel script and drawing.

Plus, I created a free newsletter called Inspire. Awaken. In Awe. It shares my spiritual journey. I’m getting out of feeling in a rut by paying attention to the angel numbers coming my way. I’ve been more productive in the past couple of months than what I’ve done in the past year or two. If you’d like to check out my spiritual newsletter, I’d really appreciate it.

This Thursday, I’ll be starting a short story challenge with my writing buddy. I’m excited to get back into the groove of writing fiction again. Anything’s possible. I’m holding on to that 🙂

I LOVE BEING FREE. I can do whatever I want and it feels wonderful!

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby