Hardcover Dummy Preview
Yesterday I received some 'dummy copies' from Regent Publishing Services, the company I'll be working with to print Ellie Connelly volume 1. These blank books are used to preview paper stock and finishing options, and were provided to give me an idea of what the finished books would look and feel like. I thought you'd like to take a look at the hardcover (which will only be available through this project if it is fully funded):
It's an 8.5" x 11.25" book block, the same as will be used in the softcover, and the hardcover extends a bit beyond that, so it's a nice hefty book that will stand up nicely among any other european-format comic albums you have! I'm keeping this on my desk as inspiration to get these pages finished quickly — I want to see this hardcover filled with Ellie Connelly one day soon!
pledged of $25,000 goal
Funding Canceled Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on August 30, 2011.
Jul 4, 2011 - Sep 2, 2011 (60 days)
Pledge $1 or more
Thanks! Support the project for a buck, and your name will be listed on a special page of the Ellieconnelly.com website, in an undying digital statement of my gratitude. You'll also gain access to a Secret Area of the blog, where I'll post detailed progress updates and sneak-peeks at pages-in-progress!
Pledge $5 or more
Includes the $1 reward AND... Digital copies of Ellie Connelly and the Eye of the Vortex #1-4! As I work to complete the entire book I'll be releasing four digital 'issues', each 30-32 pages in length. Support the project at this level and I'll provide you with download codes to access the issues for free from my online store as they're released.
Pledge $20 or more
Includes everything above AND... One 4GB USB flash drive to store your digital comics on as you get them. Comes in a special edition black-leather style (only available through this Kickstarter project) embossed with an Ellie Connelly logo. Also, you can bring it to me at a convention appearance or signing and I'll load ALL of the digital issues onto the drive in person!
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Includes everything above AND... One copy of Ellie Connelly and the Eye of the Vortex Vol. 1 softcover album. This book will contain the first 62 pages of the story, and each copy will come signed by me.
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Includes everything above AND... Upgrade your softcover copy of Ellie Connelly and the Eye of the Vortex to a hardcover edition! This limited edition will not be reprinted in the future, and initial orders will be based on the response to this Kickstarter project!
Pledge $100 or more
3 backers Limited (17 of 20 left)
Includes everything above AND... One original drawing of a scene from the comic. A 9x12" pen & ink drawing on bristol paper, recreating a scene of your choice from the Eye of the Vortex.
Pledge $150 or more
0 backers Limited (30 of 30 left)
RETAILER REWARD: 10 Copies of the softcover edition of Eye of the Vortex Volume One, and one copy of the hardcover edition, all signed by me! Retailers may purchase more than one set.
Pledge $200 or more
0 backers Limited (5 of 5 left)
Includes everything above (except the Limited rewards) AND... Be a character in the comic! Support the project at this level and I'll use your likeness for one of several unnamed characters to be introduced in upcoming chapters of Eye of the Vortex. Many of these are members of the Mystic Legion, others will be used in various crowd scenes. If you're lucky, you'll even get to be brutalized in the climactic battle scene!
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Includes everything above (except the Limited rewards) AND... Be a NAMED character in the book! I actually have two characters who play a key role in the second half of Vol. 1, and if you support the project at this level, You could be one of these characters! Send me your photo and I'll use your likeness on multiple pages and scenes in the next 32 pages.
Pledge $250 or more
0 backers Limited (10 of 10 left)
RETAILER REWARD: Go for the ribbon and get 10 copies of the Hardcover edition, signed by me! Retailers may purchase more than one set!
Pledge $300 or more
0 backers Limited (6 of 6 left)
Includes everything above (except the Limited rewards) AND... The artwork from one of the six covers being produced for Ellie Connelly and the Eye of the Vortex Volume 1. Drawn in pen & ink on 14x17” bristol, these covers will be awarded to these six contributors on a first-come, first-served basis. This reward will be available only after all six covers are completed, so you can give me your informed preferences.
Pledge $1,000 or more
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Host the Ellie Connelly Volume 1 Launch Party! Do you own a comic or book store? Buy this reward and I'll come to your store and hold the launch party for Ellie Connelly and the Eye of the Vortex Volume 1, including a showing of original art, a reading from the issue, and a signing afterward. I'll include 50 additional signed copies of Volume 1 for your store - 40 copies of the softcover, and 10 copies of the hardcover - and a 9x12" original commission as well! You must also cover transport and housing (if necessary) for this most pleasant of house-guests!