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☆ FYI ☆ - Rewards at the $65 pledge level will now include 2 signed bookplates!
Thank you so much! We've reached 100% funding in just a few hours. But let's not stop there! The money we raise over our funding goal will help me to make this book, backer rewards, and regular Cucumber Quest updates even better!
11/19/2014 - We did it! Thank you so much for helping us pass our highest stretch goal with three days to spare. Cucumber Quest will update more frequently all throughout next year, and I'm so excited!
A terrible evil sealed away in ancient times has returned! An age of darkness looms on the horizon! The world of Dreamside needs a legendary hero, a sword of light, and… stuff like that. You know, the usual.
But what happens when you're the 100th in a line of legendary heroes who have done the same old thing? When you're trapped in an endless cycle because the bad guys keep coming back, what do you do? And what do they do?
My name's Gigi D.G., and I've been writing and illustrating an online comic for the past three years. Cucumber Quest is a lighthearted fantasy story filled with charming characters, colorful locales, and a plot that has a little fun with typical adventure clichés.
Cucumber Quest's first and second books were made possible thanks to two successful Kickstarter campaigns in 2012 and 2013. Today's campaign is a bit different, though, because I'd like to print three books this time around. Take a look!
The main event! Cucumber and Almond's quest brings them to Trebleopolis just in time for Queen Cymbal's birthday, but the party stops when Noisemaster, second of the Nightmare Knight's minions, threatens to reduce the city to rubble. (Or, uh, maybe the party starts? It's kind of hard to tell with that guy.)
Cucumber Quest's third book will be about 240 pages, featuring "Chapter 2: Makin' Some Noise" and the following 41-page interlude, bonus comics, and more! Standard softcovers as well as limited-edition hardcovers will be available.
It's been two years since CQ's first book was printed, and now, my supply of copies is running very low. To ensure that they don't run out completely, a portion of our goal will be used to fund a reprint.
Earlier this year, I printed an extremely limited run of an art booklet called Cucumber Dressed, featuring CQ characters in various cute outfits. Since this little book sold out so quickly, I've been asked several times about my plans for a reprint. I'd like to do more than that!
With your help, I'll be able to print an even nicer edition of Cucumber Dressed, nearly twice as long as the original booklet. This 8"x10" "Spring 2015" issue will include 48 full-color pages featuring old illustrations, new illustrations, and some surprises!
Mini Print Set
A collection of seven postcard-sized (6"x4") prints, each featuring a character from the comic. The previous two sets, (which are still available at certain reward levels,) are pictured above and below. Who will be the stars of this year's print set? That's to be determined by a backer poll!
A 6"x4" vinyl sticker, signed by me, which can be placed in the inside cover of your book. Or, like, anywhere. I don't judge.
Three all-new bookplate designs will be available this time around, so if you pledge to a reward tier including three bookplates, you'll receive one of each!
"Beautiful Boy" Shirt
Count Legato worked so hard in the Kickstarter video, huh? Let's throw him a bone! At certain reward levels, you'll receive this "Beautiful Boy" t-shirt, inspired by the Legato Manor portion of Chapter 2. (Oh, and this shirt's for everyone--not just boys!)
At the $200 pledge level, you'll receive an inked drawing of the Cucumber Quest character of your choice. This is a physical reward.
At the $500 level, I'll work with you to create a custom profile card of yourself as a resident of Dreamside! Or a loved one. Or maybe just your original character. It's up to you! This is a digital reward.
(And don't worry--it won't actually be Sir Bacon holding your face on a sign. Unless you want that!)
At the $1000 level, you'll receive a truly one-of-a-kind reward: a handcrafted paper cutout featuring the Cucumber Quest character of your choice! You can also choose one of the two rewards listed above.
...And that's it. Thank you so much for reading!
Risks and challenges
In the past, I've shipped backer rewards with only the help of a few family members, a pretty huge undertaking that severely cut into my time to work on anything else. This time around, Breadpig and Amplifier will be handling fulfillment, which will mean much a timelier, more efficient shipping process.
Since the comic portion of this book is already complete, all that remains is editing for print and completing bonus materials, which will take just a few months. Printing will be handled by the same reliable company that has produced the first two books.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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