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WITCH KNOTS is the story of a seaside town called St. Forget. 135pg | a full-color graphic novel by cartoonist Ira Marcks.

This is the story of a seaside town called St. Forget.

WITCH KNOTS is a loving tribute to classic sci-fi, fantasy clichés and the great young adult fiction of the 60s & 70s...  All the magical books from my childhood. THINK: an S.E. Hinton coming of age tale, stuck inside a dystopian world of Ray Bradbury's, with a dash of H.P. Lovecraft mythos.

THE STORY SO FAR:

The WITCH KNOTS book is based on a collection of web comics I made from 2009-10. After 200+ comics, I realized the story was meant to be more than just a web comic. In 2011 I focused on revisions and peer editing. Finally I have arrived at a full-color graphic novel that is ready for the printers!

 full-color | 138pgs | 8.25"x7.25" | laminated cover | perfect bound | nice pages

HERE'S WHERE YOU COME IN:

This is a chance to get the book, support my work and receive custom art, limited edition prints and original pages from the WITCH KNOTS archives. 

This book is dedicated to the support of friends, family and fans, old and new.

These are some ways I can say THANK YOU:

A custom comic featuring YOU! (send a photo)

Original art from the WITCH KNOTS archive!

A limited print of a map of St. Forget! (11" x 14")

Limited prints & other hand-drawn THANKS!

FAQ

  • Good question!

    Every dollar is another vote to encourage me to excel at my craft. More 'votes' means better projects from me in the future. That includes more/better comics, animations, games(!?) and cartooning workshops (if you're local to capital region NY).

    Also, by donating $25 you're actually pre-ordering a book that I'm selling to you at cost. If you like my work, it's a sweet deal and I'm happy to share it with you!

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  • To put it simply: I am investing in my audience.

    As you may know, it's expensive to self-publish a short run of full-color books. Higher pledges means I am able to afford extra printing options. Better books for all!

    This project is about sharing my book. But it's also about making my work more accessible to new fans. Extra funding left after all printing and shipping costs goes towards developing a series of animations based on the WITCH KNOTS stories. More content for you with the hopes you'll share it with your friends.

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    A limited edition, hand-printed thank you postcard. A web-ready PDF of WITCH KNOTS. Your name in the book credits.

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    25 backers Limited (5 left of 30)

    An 11x14 map of St. Forget (limited edition print). A hand drawn Thank You card. A web-ready PDF of WITCH KNOTS. Your name in the book credits.

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    A signed copy of WITCH KNOTS (+$5 Int'l shipping). A hand drawn Thank You card. Your name in the the credits.

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    The $25 pledge + a second copy of WITCH KNOTS signed, mysteriously packaged, hand decorated and anonymously mailed to a special person of your choice. A fun way to share the magic of discovering a mysterious book!

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    2 signed copies of the book. A web-ready PDF of WITCH KNOTS. A tastefully framed original WITCH KNOTS comic featuring YOU (send a photo!). Your name in the top section of the credits.

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    The $100 pledge + original art from your favorite moment in the WITCH KNOTS book, signed and framed. Bonus artwork from my archives.

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