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MJ AlexanderBy MJ Alexander
First created
MJ AlexanderBy MJ Alexander
First created
CA$ 8,004
pledged of CA$ 19,500pledged of CA$ 19,500 goal
143
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, September 12 2018 1:04 PM UTC +00:00

About

An accidental necromancer. An unintended sorcerer. A terrified hero. An embarrassment of a villain.   

I mean, we've all been there. 

 In the kingdom of Incudor there are many marvels, from the dragons that patrol its bony steppes to the wizards who hold conference in its mighty cities, to the knights who guard against its dangers. There are Elves in their glimmering kingdoms, and Orcs in their fortified democracies. And then there's the modest hamlet of Lefthand Goat Way, where a goatherd named Ru has raised the dead by accident. 

 He was drunk. It was dark. He tripped! 

 As Ru attempts to solve the problem of his unwanted but devoted Denizen from the Pit, he is not alone. What better company than two knights, one the mightiest in the land? (And with such bad anxiety that she can't even figure out when a pretty girl is flirting with her.) 

Who more sympathetic than a powerful wizard who acquired their powers through clerical error? 

And then there's the scholar from the city, the one with the mysterious past and a host of rumors trailing her. What isn't she telling him, other than the fact that she has an allergy to goat cheese curds? 

 For the past three years, Act 1 of the webcomic The Stoop Gallants has unfolded online, where it is free to be read in its entirety. Its initial arc now complete, this campaign will bring to print the first act in two volumes.

If we reach our goal we will be able to print the entirety of Act 1 in two-volume form, full-color, complete with a never-before-seen bonus story. 

We’re committed to the print edition being as good as we can make it; we have fixed the lettering and speech bubbles up through page 203 for stylistic consistency and we’ve even fully re-done a page to improve how it reads. 

Once this print run is complete, we'll be able to bring these books to conventions and make them available for purchase there, as well as potentially offering online orders. 

 We will be printing with Versa Press and as soon as the Kickstarter concludes our files are ready to send off to them in mid-September. The books will be 6x9". Printing should take approximately 4.5 weeks, plus 3-4 days to ship everything from the printer to MJ, and then an additional 1-2 weeks to ship to backers. All told, barring unforeseen hurdles, books should be in your hands by the end of November! As this is our first time doing this 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 since then, 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 these puns - um, that is, The Stoop Gallants - into their next medium. 

MJ & Rose

August 2018

NOTE: This comic is rated PG and contains material that may not be suitable for young children.

Backers at the $5 level will receive a downloadable PDF copy of vol. 1 & 2 of the comic.

Backers at the $10 level will receive a downloadable PDF copy of vol. 1 & 2 of the comic, as well as a PDF copy of our bonus comic, Alta and Marigold's Bogus Adventure.

 Backers at the $27 level will receive a hard copy of vol. 1 of the comic, along with a signed bookplate. They will also receive one Juneau's Lapsed Elf bookmark and downloadable PDFs of all 3 comics.

 Backers at the $48 level will receive a hard copy of vol. 1 & 2 of the comic, along with a signed bookplate. They will also receive a hard copy of our bonus comic, Alta and Marigold's Bogus Adventure. On top of this they will receive one Juneau's Lapsed Elf bookmark and downloadable PDFs of all 3 comics.

Backers at the $68 CONSORTIUM MEMBER level will receive a hard copy of vol. 1 & 2 of the comic, along with a signed bookplate. They will also receive a hard copy of our bonus comic, Alta and Marigold's Bogus Adventure. On top of this they will receive one Juneau's Lapsed Elf bookmark and downloadable PDFs of all 3 comics.

Backers at this level will also receive an original, 6x9" pencil drawing of up to two (2) characters of their choice from the comic.

 Backers at the $68 ORC SOLDIER level will receive a hard copy of vol. 1 & 2 of the comic, along with a signed bookplate. They will also receive a hard copy of our bonus comic, Alta and Marigold's Bogus Adventure. On top of this they will receive one Juneau's Lapsed Elf bookmark and downloadable PDFs of all 3 comics.  

Backers at this level will also receive an original short story (approx. 100 words) about their choice of characters from the comic.

 Backers at the $300 level will receive a hard copy of vol. 1 & 2 of the comic, along with a signed bookplate. They will also receive a hard copy of our bonus comic, Alta and Marigold's Bogus Adventure. On top of this they will receive one Juneau's Lapsed Elf bookmark and downloadable PDFs of all 3 comics.  

Backers at this level will also receive an original, full-colour short comic (3 to 5 panels) about their choice of characters from the comic.

Risks and challenges

We are very excited to be launching our very first Kickstarter campaign! That said, we understand that as crowdfunding newbies there may be unexpected hurdles for us to cross over the course of this project.

We have done our best to calculate every cost and have even budgeted for unexpected costs and miscalculations. We will do our best to keep ourselves on schedule. The positive is that all of the artwork for the comic books is fully ready, so once we're funded there will be no delays in sending our files to the printers. Regarding the shipping out of rewards, we will do our best to stay on track to have everything shipped as soon as possible.

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    TEACUP MANTICORE

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    CHINCHILLA BREEDER

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    ACCIDENTAL NECROMANCER

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    CONSORTIUM MEMBER

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    • Hard copy of Alta and Marigold's Bogus Adventure
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    ORC SOLDIER

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    • Hard copy of Alta and Marigold's Bogus Adventure
    • Bookplate signed by Rose & MJ
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    ELVEN ROYALTY

    Backers at this level will receive hard copies of volumes 1 and 2 with a signed bookplate, a hard copy of the bonus comic, as well as downloadable PDFs of all 3 comics. Backers at this level will also receive a Juneau's Lapsed Elf Reserve book mark. Backers will also receive a 3-to-5 panel full-colour comic featuring their choice of characters from the comic.

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    • Hard copy of Alta and Marigold's Bogus Adventure
    • Bookplate signed by Rose & MJ
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