Lady Skylark and the Queens's Treasure is a steampunk comic series which began online publication in mid March 2012. In it we follow the exploits of a young pirate captain after whom the comic is named, and the flurry of events that take place around her. Through the first volume we see aeronautical battles, mechanical pilots, and feminine wiles all culminating together in an action packed beginning to this ongoing series.
At this time The Adventures of Lady Skylark can be been online, however after this endeavor is funded, volume one will be able to go into print. This means we can expand our audience by selling in retail locations and bringing the story to conventions.
The volume one book will cover all 45 pages so far, plus conceptual drawings and other artworks from the series. (Maybe if we hit a stretch goal, we'll even see a special additional comic included inside...)
The book is a joint effort between established comic book artist Jackie Musto (author and illustrator of Kay and P), and writer Chris Parent. The steampunk style is reflective of the historical art background of the creators. A unique art style that pays close attention to detail and costuming brings the world of Lady Skylark to brilliant life.
The "Pirate Crew" Roster - Your name (or moniker) on our thank you list.
Digital Download of Artwork - A digi-sketch, just for the kickstarter. Printable sizing.
Lady Skylark, Volume One - A stiff, soft cover, regulation comic-sized novel with all 45 pages available so far, plus additional notes and artwork from the series. Signed by both the author and the illustrator.
Lady Skylark, Volume One + Sketch - The book (as described above), with an additional hand-drawn sketch inside by the illustrator.
Limited Edition Print - A print of Lady Skylark made just for the kickstarter.
Lady Skylark Cameo Pendant - A hand-made pendant by our author Chris Parent (who is also an awesome sculptor, by the by!), featuring the lovely visage of Lady Skylark herself.
Custom Artwork - You get a commission from the illustrator, Jackie Musto. The subject is up to you (with the artist's discretion), and you'll receive an 11"x14" high quality print.
Become Part of the Crew - Appear in the comic! You can pick what kind of character you will be (pirate, gentleman or lady, and so on) and appear as an extra in the comic. You'll also receive an 11"x14" print of your character so you can brag to your friends about how cool you are!
Stretch Goal Time!
I've thought up a couple ideas over the last few days when I realized you folks are pretty much the greatest people on the planet, and were going to get the project backed so quickly.
Here we go:
$1500 - Everyone who backs at least the book level ($20) will get a set of five pins, featuring the Lady and some of the crew! (Absolutely Phelonius the turtle, don't you worry.)
$2000 - A special short side-story that will only be available in the book!
Risks and challenges
Now that all the hard work of art, writing and compilation have been done, all we need is the funding to see it printed! Funds will go to printing copies of the book and fulfilling backer rewards. Any funds over the goal will just go to more books, and to promoting the material at conventions and other venues.
If you're an avid fan of steampunk, heroic women or just comics in general, help see this project come to life! All levels of funding come with our sincere thanks and appreciation for our fans.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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