People who have already donated directly to this project in some way shape or form, you know who you are. You are true Ryu/Chun-Li fans beyond all doubt, and you are excused from this blog entry.
Still with us? Heh. We knew you would be. OK, let’s go…
We woke up this morning and found another piece of Ryu/Chun-Li art for the project’s art appendix. This piece wasn’t just a drawing of the couple. It was…elemental. We can’t wait for you to see it when the book comes out. For now, let’s look at the current list of artists who have contributed to the art appendix for the project.
These are real people. Real human beings. We approached them, and they have given a piece of themselves to this project, and they are willing to keep their works confidential until this book is realeased. Do you realise in this world soaked with the desire for immediate gratification how amazing that is? It is a mix of generosity and patience that is truly awesome! This project isn’t on Kickstarter or Indiegogo. There’s no safety net, no exciting perks to entice donations save the book we are making. And yet, people are stepping forward to help because they are…
TRUE RYU/CHUN-LI FANS!
They believe in this project, and we are humbled by them. When this book comes out, the world is going to look at it. Don’t believe us? Look at the countries that visit our blog and how many views they’ve given our posts since January 2013!
See Ryu/Chun-Li fans. We’re not as alone as you think.
So…now what Ryu/Chun-Li fans? We know you’re out there. What can we do to get more of you to stand with us? If each of you gave us just 1US dollar, we could make this book even more amazing, and best yet, you would all be a part of it. We understand we are a unique project. We’re playing things far more honourably by working to complete our project and then approaching UDON and CAPCOM for approval and not just releasing it to you. But isn’t it better to show respect to those who own an intellectual property you love? Don’t Ryu and Chun-Li as characters we’ve all loved for almost thirty years deserve that level of respect? And look at all of us, Ryu/Chun-Li fans! Look at how many of us there are! Look at the countries, even just among the artists who have already donated! We are even more diverse than the Street Fighter characters themselves! If we unite and maintain this honourable and professional course we’re taking… How could UDON and CAPCOM possibly say no?
Encouraged by CAPCOM’s acceptance of Street Fighter X Megaman, Street Fighter Legacy, and previous Ryu/Chun-li elements published, we started this project because we wanted to see a Ryu/Chun-LI graphic novel of quality come to life before our time is up. We’re not on death’s door or anything, but the idea of Ryu/Chun-Li vibrates at the same frequency as our very souls. And…well…we have had things happen to us that have made us understand we are only on this speck of dust called Earth for a very short time, and if we don’t act or support those who are acting on our behalf, nothing we want…nothing we truly want…will ever happen. Ryu/Chun-Li may not matter to a lot people out there, but it does matter to us, to all of us. For the first time in almost 30 years, the fans of this pairing have a focus, a place where all Ryu/Chun-li fans can channel their energies into one big blast. We are more than a fan site. We are an entity of substance that will produce a product. We’ve shown you pages. We’ve shown you names! Bet on us and you will have a story you crave at a level of comic book awesomeness you never thought possible.
Looking forward to hearing from you,