Humberto Ramos' and Paul Jenkins' acclaimed Graphic Novel - a tale of two unlikely friends who risk everything to remain together...
TWO FRIENDS TAKING A RISK...
Fairy Quest is a labor of love – it’s a very special project for both of us and we need to reach our goal to pay for keeping it in print. We believe in Independent projects, and we are excited to see that with Kickstarter, people are coming together to support each other, and to give birth to amazing ideas.
We work often with the mainstream publishers in the US but now we want to tell a different story – one that we are really passionate about – and this is where we need your help. If you take a look at the art, we hope you’ll agree that Fairy Quest is pretty cool. But a 48-page story about fairytale characters is a project that would not see the light of day if we were to go to the bigger publishers.
If we succeed with this drive, we will continue to finish each Fairy Quest book ourselves, and come here for help with the printing. In effect, you will be our partners and our co-publishers! (Fairy Quest #2 is already well on the way, and it’s looking amazing if we do say so ourselves - we will upload some previews as we go).
We want to share this story with you and, if we are successful here, we want to share our good fortune. If this 48-page graphic novel can find funding here on Kickstarter, it will show other mainstream creators that this site is the amazing supporter of special and diverse projects that we believe it to be: where else will you see technology and short films and theater rubbing shoulders with comics?
First and foremost, this is what the book looks like:
Fairy Quest is set in the world in Fablewood, where all of the stories that have ever been told live side-by-side. But it is a sinister place indeed. Under the watchful eye of the dreaded Mister Grimm and his Think Police, the characters must keep their story straight or risk having their minds wiped inside the Mind Eraser.
Despite this, Red Riding Hood and her Wolf (Red and Mister Woof) have become friends. And they are about to risk everything to try and escape from the clutches of their oppressors and find sanctuary in a mysterious place called the Real World. Red and Woof will undertake a difficult and perilous journey through all of Fablewood, hoping against all odds that they can remain as friends forever.If you’d like to read some preview pages then you can go HERE. For some design and character sketches please follow this LINK. We also have photos of the hardcover book itself and the statue of the two main characters, Red and Mister Woof HERE. We've also recreated our list of Kickstarter pledges HERE so that you can see photos of the various items we're making available.
If you take a look to the right you will see all kinds of rewards, and we hope that some of these really appeal to you. Anything you can pledge helps us get closer to our goal of keeping Fairy Quest in print.
(Fairy Quest T-Shirt design)
We have recently made two important additions, which we hope you will love: (1) the book will now be made available in PDF form! That is a dense, 48-page graphic novel for just $14! (2) If we reach an extended goal of $70,000 we’re going to pay for one lucky supporter to visit with us at the Wizard World convention and hang at our table. You get to meet all of our comic creator mates, special VIP all-access passes supplied by the great folks at Wizard, and maybe we’ll all go sing karaoke together! (If you don't want to or cannot come for any reason, we will do our best to make it up to you with extra loot and some original art - as long as you're happy, we're happy!)
Since we are putting up a number of reward items (which you can see to the right of this page), we can only estimate to the best of our judgment where the money raised here will go. If we meet our goal, we estimate that roughly 60% will go directly to the printing and shipping of the Fairy Quest book. We estimate that a further 20% will go towards the production and shipping costs of the Red and Woof statues, and the final 20% will go to the manufacturing costs of the other items we are listing here.
Please check our updates from time to time. We are finding some amazing projects here on Kickstarter, and we’d love to do our part by showing support for our fellow creators. When we find such a project, we’ll back it ourselves and we hope to spread the word. Go take a look… we know you will agree these are some cool projects!
Please check the fairyquestbook.com link often, as we will be updating our blog all the time. We want you to be involved, so write to us!
We could not do this without you. Fairy Quest is a tale of two friends taking a risk, and we suppose that is our story too. Thanks for your consideration, and thanks for doing this with us!
(Twitter) @mypauljenkins (Facebook) facebook.com/podyonkers
(Twitter) @humberto_ramos (Facebook) facebook.com/ramos.comic
PS: A note on the items available in this pledge drive...
We realize that there could be any number of combinations on the pledge list. For example, if you want a book and a statue, we could list that as a separate pledge and add up the two numbers. But it tends to clutter up the list and make it unmanageable. So for the most part, if you want two items from the list please just pledge that amount in total and let us know what you wanted. Our groovy fridge magnets are just $4 extra, and we can easily add them into any order we ship to you. You want them, You know it.
And now... a special six-page preview of the book:
Currently, Kickstarter has no provision for identifying the items you want, totaling the money and passing us the information. So let's say you want a book and a mug: please pledge that amount in total, and send us a message that you would like those items. We are sent your message in email form and we're keeping it on file. Once the pledge drive is over, we'll send you your stuff!
Uhm... we found out from our printer that we had way less than we knew at the beginning of the pledge drive. So if you want a Narrator's Tale, our advice is do not wait. There is a grand total of 25 to be signed and numbered. That is it, chums. Sorry about that. We are working on additional new items for pledges, so stay tuned!
Yes, sorry about that. Of all the interesting challenges Kickstarter might throw our way, the one we are most concerned about is shipping. We have a great loathing for people who tack on extra money for shipping, and we have done our best to come up with prices as accurate and fair as possible. We are pricing by average because there's no way at the moment to to the exact calculations, such as might be done on eBay or similar sites. Each international item will probably be sent separately unless it can clearly be packaged together. We want to make sure all items are protected, and we have to be extra careful with International packages.
Sorry... we forgot to add this into the description and once it has been pledged we cannot change the copy. Please add $8 for international shipping for the Ultra-rare Deluxe version. And give yourself a hug from us.
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Apr 11, 2012 - May 26, 2012 (45 days)
Pledge $5 or more
Just because you want Fairy Quest out there, you’re being generous and helping out. We love and admire you, and this time it’s real! Humberto promises to think of your generosity often, and Paul promises to mention you to Her Majesty the Queen next time he runs into her at an event. We'll kiss and hug you at conventions (maybe).Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $5 or more
We're really grateful that you have decided to help. We don't have much... but we do have wallpaper! For this amount, we will give you our undying thanks! All of the other people who pledged $5 are getting wallpaper - don't fret! Beautiful FQ art for all! But there's more - if we reach $70,000 we are going to select one lucky person from any of the pledge levels to be our guest at Wizard World Chicago! If you don't want to hang with us, have the time of your life, meet all of the stars and have an unforgettable experience, we will adapt your gift to something suitable. (Note: If you want to guarantee you come, pledge the $5000 amount and we are your slaves).Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $10 or more
**This award updated! We want you to think of us every time you raid the fridge. So now you get TWO exclusive Fairy Quest fridge magnets featuring Red and Mister Woof, shipped anywhere in the world! And as a show of our undying love and support for your generosity, we’ll add your name to the special thanks section of our Fairy Quest website (fairyquestbook.com) because we truly appreciate your help. (Please note: if you would like additional magnets simply add $4 for each magnet to your pledge total and we’ll happily oblige! Magnets can be added to each item listed below for an additional pledge of $4!). And now, we are going to send the FQ wallpaper to everyone who pledges at this level!Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $14 or more
Okay... we caved, we admit it. We have had so many requests to send out a 48-page fairy Quest downloadable pdf that we're bringing you this new pledge item! We do not want to say no to a single fan. So here's our baby in digital form. We know you'll love and cherish her.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $15 or more
A Fairy Quest Mug depicting the special (and secret) bond of friendship that exists between Red and Mister Woof. These are the beloved characters of Fablewood forest as depicted by the one and only Humberto Ramos! Humberto promises to add you to his nightly prayers, Stimpy-style, while Paul will raise a glass to your generosity down the pub. Probably in one of our snazzy new mugs. He’s like that. (For International pledges please add an extra $8 shipping and handling.)Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $19 or more
NEW ITEM! A beautiful Fairy Quest Poster, featuring front cover artwork from the Narrator's Tale Sketchbook (see Update #2 to check out the image). This poster will be printed on a substantial, thicker card-type stock so that it can be proudly displayed on your wall for ages and ages! Plus, Paul and Humberto will infuse each and every poster with a little street magic guaranteed to ward off trolls, or your money back!Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $20 or more
16 backers Limited (14 of 30 left)
LATE DRIVE SCRIPT SPECIAL If you have ever wanted to know how this is done - you know you do, young Jedi - then this is your chance to get a printed and signed script for a 48-page, European-style graphic novel. Both creators will sign! And maybe doodle...Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $22 or more
VINYL WINDOW STICKER - this is primarily for those of you who have pledged for the PDF version but would like to take advantage of our gift item, which will be introduced at the $87,000 point of the pledge drive. This bundle will give you the PDF version of Fairy Quest, a fridge magnet, a Vinyl Window Sticker and our digital Fairy Quest wallpaper. We want you to have Fairy Quest stuff in your house, and not just on your iPad!Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $25 or more
An exclusive Fairy Quest T-shirt made of high quality cotton and featuring art from Fairy Quest in one color. We hate those full color transfer thingies and let’s face it, because we have just a modicum of class and somewhat of a design sensibility, this thing is going to look great. If it doesn’t, Humberto has agreed to be banished from the Kingdom of Fablewood forever. He takes this stuff pretty seriously, and we don’t have the heart to break it to him… (For International pledges please add an extra $10 shipping and handling.)Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $29 or more
You get the troll-resistant Fairy Quest poster, the Fairy Quest: Outlaws PDF and TWO fridge magnets, featuring cute images from the Fairy Quest series. And our undying thanks! And Good Karma in abundance!Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $30 or more
This is it: the star of the show and the reason we’re here. You will receive a beautiful, hardbound, shrink-wrapped copy of Fairy Quest 1 – Outlaws by Paul Jenkins, Humberto Ramos and featuring gorgeous color and design work by our old pal and collaborator, Leonardo Olea! If you look on our website you will see a number of photos, testimonials, links and so on that will help you understand just how beautiful and special this book is. Go ahead… don’t be shy. We’ll wait right here. If you pledge this amount to receive your copy, we are going to randomly select three people to receive a special version of Fairy Quest – Outlaws, which will contain a neat surprise. What will that surprise be? (Hint: it’s a surprise). (For International pledges please add an extra $8 shipping and handling.)Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $40 or more
400 backers All gone!
You get a copy of Fairy Quest 1 – Outlaws signed and numbered. This is the only time we are going to do this – there will be no future signing and numbering of this book, so please don’t miss out! (For International pledges please add an extra $8 shipping and handling.)Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $44 or more
5 backers All gone!
The signed and numbered Narrator's Tale preview sketchbook. The Fairy Quest Art Book – also known as the Narrator’s Book – was first published in 2007 back when we were young and foolish! Now that we are old and foolish there are very few of these beautiful books left because we sold them all! The Narrator’s Book includes sketches depicting some of the re-imagined storybook characters you’ll get to see in future Fairy Quest and Fablewood tales! (For International pledges please add an extra $8) shipping and handling.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $45 or more
This gets you the beautiful Collector’s Edition version of the Rabia.com Red and Mister Woof statue (which you can see on links to the website). This statue is currently being sold in Europe in support of Fairy Quest’s European Edition, and supplies are dwindling fast. (For International pledges please add an extra $15 shipping and handling.)Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $50 or more
The exclusive Fairy Quest Hoodie includes a custom design by our very own Leonardo Olea, an image of those infernal tricksters, Red and Mister Woof, and a message from Mister Grimm, head of the nefarious Think Police: Keep Your Story Straight. The Hoodie is made of 100% cotton and ought to keep you warm on those long nights when you feel like settling down by the fire and reading a copy of Fairy Quest. As an additional bonus we guarantee this Hoodie to be dragon-proof and impervious to the mind control tactics of the Think Police! Don't say we never do anything for you. (For International pledges please add an extra $10 shipping and handling.)Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $60 or more
57 backers Limited (18 of 75 left)
Fairy Quest 1 – Outlaws signed and numbered to this extremely limited amount will also include a personalized message from the creators! (For International pledges please add an extra $8 shipping and handling.)Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $65 or more
21 backers Limited (29 of 50 left)
A ONE-TIME ONLY offer, exclusive to this Kickstarter pledge drive: you will receive a signed and numbered version of the beautiful Red and Mister Woof statue, together with a little self portrait of both creators. That’s right: Humberto will bring his unique talents to the base of these statues, and Paul will attempt to outdo the master with a self-portrait of his own! (For International pledges please add an extra $10 shipping and handling.)Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $66 or more
150 backers All gone!
The ULTRA-RARE Deluxe Edition! This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a unique version of Fairy Quest: Outlaws - one that will never be seen again beyond this pledge drive. Thanks to a special request from one of our backers, this version comes with a unique certificate affixed to the inside front cover, printed in silver ink against a black background and signed by both creators. The Deluxe edition also comes inside a custom embossed black matte sleeve, so that it looks unique and amazing on your bookshelf. Don't miss this opportunity to own an item that will never be seen again.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $76 or more
38 backers Limited (2 of 40 left)
You poor wee person, you - you snoozed and lost out on a chance for the Deluxe Limited Edition Fairy Quest book. No you didn't. We are offering 20 more Deluxe ULTRA-RARE editions. Pledge at this level, and Paul and Humberto will include a personalized message inside the pages of your special edition. The signing and numbering remains intact in the $66 level. But here, you get a unique version nonetheless! Comes with all of the free gifts, natch. ;)Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $100 or more
10 backers All gone!
The Fairy Quest Art Book signed and numbered to this extremely limited amount will include a beautiful custom original head sketch by Humberto Ramos! Since Paul cannot draw he’s going to wave his hands in the books general direction and fill it with good Karma! (For International pledges please add an extra $8 shipping and handling.)Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $110 or more
10 backers Limited (40 of 50 left)
A signed and numbered high-quality art print depicting Red and Mister Woof as they take flight away from their dogged pursuers. These prints are extremely popular – Humberto created a similar print for last year’s convention season and they disappeared very quickly. Pledge now and get one while you still can!Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $150 or more
9 backers Limited (1 of 10 left)
Fairy Quest 1 – Outlaws signed and numbered to this extremely limited amount will also include a beautiful original head sketch by the amazing Humberto Ramos. Choose a fairytale character, and Humberto will happily oblige… unless it’s a troll, in which case Humberto will probably be slightly grumpy but he’ll do your bidding all the same! (For International pledges please add an extra $8 shipping and handling.)Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $180 or more
RETAILER SPECIAL #1! After many requests, we're doing it in bulk so that you don't have to! Humberto and Paul will sign 10 issues, (to be sold at a suggested retail of $35-40). BUT you pay shipping from Altanta, GA. We want our retailers to be a part of the Fairy Quest story!Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $249 or more
You will receive a signed copy of Fairy Quest – Outlaws, a Red and Woof mug, a Fairy Quest Hoodie, a Red and Woof statue, and a Poster. But that’s not all: we do crazy stuff in bulk and pass the savings onto you. For this generous pledge we will include something special and unique to this particular amount. Not telling you what it is but we know you will be very, very pleased! We’re not going to limit this particular pledge just yet but if it takes off we might. So act fast before we change our minds. (For International pledges… well, you know what? We’ll take care of the shipping and handling. How’s that?)Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $250 or more
10 backers All gone!
You will receive a signed copy of Fairy Quest – Outlaws, the Art Book (Narrator’s Tale), a Red and Woof statue, and a Poster. But that’s not all: we do crazy stuff in bulk and pass the savings onto you. For this generous pledge we will include something special and unique to this particular amount. Not telling you what it is but we know you will be very, very pleased! We’re not going to limit this particular pledge just yet but if it takes off we might. So act fast before we change our minds. (For International pledges… well, you know what? We’ll take care of the shipping and handling. How’s that?)Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $500 or more
3 backers Limited (7 of 10 left)
At shows over the years we have had more requests than we can count from people wishing to be put into our books as characters but we have so far resisted because it can be a major pain. This type of request applies especially to Fairytale and storybook characters. Well, this is your one and only chance to get in on the act because we’re finally caving in. For this amount we will add your character to the pages of Fairy Quest #2, which is currently being written and drawn! You may choose your character type, and give us a brief description, and we’ll be happy to oblige. The character will appear one time only in a scene from Fairy Quest #2. This pledge amount comes of course with a copy of Fairy Quest 1 – Outlaws and your very own Red and Mister Woof statue. (For International pledges… well, you know what? We’ll take care of the shipping and handling on this one too!)Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $750 or more
3 backers Limited (7 of 10 left)
In addition to a personalized copy of Fairy Quest, a statue, a Hoodie and a T-shirt, Paul and Humberto will send you a PDF version of Paul's script for Fairy Quest #1 as a reference point. We will then review your work and provide professional feedback in the form of either phone, Skype or email so that we can provide accurate, concise and productive feedback, which we hope will move you closer to your goal of being a comic professional. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get one-on-one time with industry professionals whose credits include Eisner, Harvey and Prism Awards, and even AIAS and BAFTA nominations.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
3 backers All gone!
As above, except your character will be given a speaking role in the story! And it won’t be gratuitous or smooshed in like a square peg in a round hole, it’ll be heartfelt and meaningful (except for the obvious fact that asking for a pledge in return for services rendered is pretty gratuitous. But you get the point.)Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $5,000 or more
1 backer All gone!
Paul and Humberto will fly you in to be their guest at Wizard World Chicago. You'll get to sit at the table with them for signings and hang out at the pub afterwards (unless you are not of age, in which case we'll take you to Dennys!) You will be provided with VIP access by the good folks who run the show, and you'll get to meet all of our creator friends with us... heck, we might even drag you up to be on a panel. Airfare within the USA and hotel accommodations are on us! Well, actually, they are on you but you get the point. We'll load you up with swag and even take you to the airport and wave goodbye! Dream big, fanboy! **Note, if we reach the $70,000 goal we are going to take care of this by selecting one lucky fan. But if you want to guarantee your time with us, pledge now!Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $5,000 or more
0 backers Limited (1 of 1 left)
With 2 hours to go... here's your chance to get us over $100,000 and have the time of your life. As with the above pledge, Humberto and I will fly you into your choice of Wizard World Ohio or Wizard World Austin. We'll do all of the stuff above, and more. Lots of extra stuff. Plus, Humberto promises to give you a cuddle and/or manly handshake. That cheeky Mexican heartthrob!Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $10,000 or more
We're going to bring you to Dragon*Con! That's right... if you prefer dressed up wizards as opposed to the fake ones, you can be our guest for the insanity that is Dragon*Con. Want to go sing Klingon karaoke? Want Humberto to sing Klingon karaoke? Well, this is your chance because you get to call the shots, and because of your generosity and awesomeness we don't mind a bit! This is a once is a lifetime opportunity to hang with two of the stars of the show... and we know the organizers, so we're pretty sure we can get you in just about everywhere! Come and hang in the Green Room with the celebs! Yeah... now you're getting it... Airfare and hotel accommodations are included!Estimated delivery: Sep 2012