How do you manage accidental necromancy, unwanted wizardry, an illegal manticore, and a villain who operates the town’s lending library? THE STOOP-GALLANTS, an unlikely team of unwitting adventurers, are going to find out.
The Stoop-Gallants is an adventure fantasy webcomic about the foibles of magic users who honestly never intended to use magic.
A humble goatherd named Ru accidentally summons the dead one night while drunkenly stumbling home from the bar. He merely meant to shave five minutes off his walk home - and now he’s got a new undead best friend (whether he likes it or not).
A lowly serf named Flea struggles to suppress formidable magic prowess while protecting an illegal manticore. (Don’t worry, the manticore is handbag-sized.)
On their quest to seek help from a Consortium of professional magic users, they enlist the help of a motley crew of knights, scholars, and miscellaneous childhood friends to seek a solution to their problems.
What better company than the mightiest knight in the land, and her faithful squire? (Surely he’s not subtweeting about all the lame peasants they have to rescue on his SmartStoneTM.)
And then there's the mysterious girl from the city who seems to have a penchant for political gossip. What secrets is she hiding? And who does her hair?
The Stoop-Gallants is a fantasy adventure webcomic by MJ Alexander and Denali Rose. It has been updating twice weekly since 2015. This campaign will bring together the first 237 pages in the comic in one volume.
If we reach our goal we will be able to print Volume 1 of The Stoop-Gallants as a full-colour graphic novel.
We’re committed to the print edition being as good as we can make it; we have fixed the lettering and speech bubbles of the early pages of the comic for readability and stylistic consistency.
We will be printing with Versa Press and as soon as the Kickstarter concludes our files will be ready to send off to them. The books will be 6x9", full colour and will include a bookplate signed by both Rose and MJ. Printing should take approximately 4.5 weeks, plus 3-4 days to ship everything from the printer to us, and then an additional 1-2 weeks to ship to backers.
Full disclosure - as this is our first time printing a graphic novel our timing estimates may be off, but we will keep you fully apprised of the process.
This story has been a labor of love and our major creative project since 2015. It has been the subject of almost every Thursday evening for the past 4 years, as we talk on Skype between two timezones and two countries, crafting the story, the characters, and what puns are absolutely necessary to include. Thank you so much for letting us bring The Stoop Gallants into its next medium.
MJ & Rose
NOTE: This comic is rated PG.
Backers at the $5 level will get a downloadable PDF of The Stoop-Gallants Volume 1, which covers the first 237 pages of the comic.
Backers at the $25 level will get a physical copy of The Stoop-Gallants Volume 1 which covers the first 237 pages of the comic and includes a signed bookplate, as well as a downloadable PDF version of Volume 1.
NEW REWARD TIERS ADDED SEPT. 19!
By popular demand, we are introducing four additional reward levels for backers who go above tier 2!
LEVELING UP 1: The Squire Sticker Tier
Backers at this level will get everything in the first two tiers as well as an official THE STOOP-GALLANTS sticker! Perfect for binders, computers, notebooks, or the face of your favorite person.
LEVELING UP 2: The Knight Print Tier
Backers at this level will get everything in the first three tiers as well as a signed, 6x9 print of the front cover of the book! Perfect for your refrigerator, cubicle, or to insert in your love letters.
LEVELING UP 3: The Elf Royalty Comic Tier
Backers at this level will get everything in the first four tiers - digital and physical copies of the book, a sticker, a signed print - AND a never before printed ten-page bonus comic signed by the artist! 'The Assignment' has previously been seen only on Patreon, and now it could be yours.
LEVELING UP 4: The Wizard Tier
At this level you get it all - the book in both digital and physical forms, a TSG sticker, a signed print, the bonus comic, AND a newly designed, limited edition, hand-stamped lino print of our friend the Denizen. Because they're handmade, each of these prints is unique; no one will get the exact same Denizen as you. A wizardly haul indeed!
LEVELING UP 5: Creator Tier
Come, let us love you. Seriously. You get everything the other tiers get, but you also get a chance to join the creators, MJ and Denali, in one of their weekly Skype chats (also open to Zoom, hangouts, or the video chat of your choice.) Pick our brains, learn our secrets, witness our hijinks, and get thanked personally by two very grateful comic creators. Two slots only!
Risks and challenges
Since this is our first time printing a graphic novel our timing estimates may be off, but we will keep you fully apprised of the process.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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