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"There's an old shack in the wild woods. They say to stay away.."
A spooky, poetic tall-tale in comic form. Perfect for Halloween.
"There's an old shack in the wild woods. They say to stay away.." A spooky, poetic tall-tale in comic form. Perfect for Halloween.
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a page from FIREBUG!
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WHAT'S ALL THIS THEN?

"There are wild things in the woodlands. I hear them howl at night. Strange things stalk the forest. They creak and croak and fight..."           

FIREBUG! is a spooky and poetic tall-tale brought to you by writer, illustrator, internationally unfamous entomologist and all-round comedy gloomster R.T.Williams. ​It is the story of a fool who stubbornly seeks the monster in the shadows, the wild thing in the woodlands, the candle that flickers in the night.

Join me on the journey! I'm raising funds now to produce and distribute the comic, delux hardcover and all other FIREBUG! items. Successful funding would also allow me to take the first steps in producing a sequel. There is a pledge level for every budget and I've listed all the available FIREBUG! products below.

YEAH, WHATEVS. WHAT DO I GET?

Kind-hearted benefactors can buy themselves a slice of FIREBUG! heaven. The rewards are detailed below:

THE COMIC: 14.7 cm x 21 cm / 36 pages / cover 250 GSM silk + matt lam outer / inside pages 4/4 colour throughout, 120 GSM uncoated.

FIREBUG! comic
FIREBUG! comic

PDF/WALLPAPER: a PDF of the full story (35x25 cm, 72 pixels/inch) plus a unique FIREBUG! wallpaper. Delivered electronically. See http://www.swiveleyedloon.com/#!kickstarter/ciaa for resolutions.

FIREBUG! wallpaper
FIREBUG! wallpaper

POSTCARDS: 10.5 cm x 14.8 cm / featuring a hand-drawn, unique buggish illustration. The address and message will be left empty so you can send it to whoever you want. Or keep it for yourself.

Unique, hand-drawn FIREBUG! postcards
Unique, hand-drawn FIREBUG! postcards

HARDCOVER: 21.8  x 31 cm / 36 pages / hand-sewn bind hardcover / inside pages photo-quality colour, 170 GSM gloss. 

FIREBUG! hardcover
FIREBUG! hardcover

LITTLE PRINT : Frame: 12.5 x 17.5 cm / images 7 x 11 cm / photo-quality 8 colour print. Signed.

FIREBUG! little prints
FIREBUG! little prints

BIGGER PRINT : Frame: 23.5 x 32.5 cm / images 12 x 17 cm / photo-quality 8 colour print. Signed, numbered.

FIREBUG! bigger print
FIREBUG! bigger print

INSECT CARICATURE: a bespoke paper construction. You'll need to provide a photo (of yourself or someone else) and be resistant to warm-hearted cartoony-criticism. Signed. Frame: 18.2cm x 13.3cm.

An INSECTY CARICATURE
An INSECTY CARICATURE

And to give you an idea of relative dimensions, here is the whole FIREBUG! collection (apart from electronic items). 

Everything FIREBUG!
Everything FIREBUG!

A handy representation of the various reward levels can be found below. My heartfelt gratitude comes as standard.

 

 

Risks and challenges

As you can see, samples of all products have already been created so I am confident that everything can be produced as described, on budget.
Where items are hand-made (including all postcards) the production/delivery date will vary slightly depending on the number of orders. Due to this, I have given myself a little wiggle-room regarding delivery dates - and am planning that all orders will be dispatched by the end of September (delivered early October). Where possible, they will be dispatched earlier.
As mentioned above, I cannot commit to a deadline for the stretch goal yet.

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    Pledge £5 or more About US$ 7

    BEDBUG

    PDF / WALLPAPER
    A PDF of the comic plus unique FIREBUG! wallpaper image (only available here).

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    Pledge £10 or more About US$ 13

    FIREBUG

    PDF/ WALLPAPER
    COMIC. 36 pages, full-colour, 14.7 x 21 cm

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    Pledge £25 or more About US$ 33

    WATERBUG

    PDF/WALLPAPER
    COMIC
    POSTCARD. 10.5 cm x 14.8 cm.Hand-drawn, signed, numbered, unique.

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    Pledge £35 or more About US$ 46

    SHIELDBUG

    PDF/WALLPAPER
    COMIC
    POSTCARD
    FRAMED LITTLE PRINT. Signed. Image 7 x 11 cm, frame 12.5 x 17.5 cm

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    Pledge £60 or more About US$ 78

    STINKBUG

    PDF/WALLPAPER
    COMIC
    HARD COVER. Signed. 36 pg, full-colour, 21.8 x 31 cm

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    Pledge £90 or more About US$ 117

    LIGHTNING BUG

    PDF/WALLPAPER
    COMIC
    POSTCARD
    HARD COVER
    FRAMED BIGGER PRINT. Signed, numbered. Image 12 x 17 cm, frame 23.5 x 32.5cm

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    Pledge £150 or more About US$ 194

    ASSASSIN BUG

    PDF/WALLPAPER
    COMIC
    POSTCARD
    FRAMED BIGGER PRINT
    BESPOKE PERSONALISED INSECTY CARICATURE. Signed, frame 18.2 x 13.3cm

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    Pledge £250 or more About US$ 323

    VAMPIRE BUG

    PDF/WALLPAPER
    COMIC
    POSTCARD
    FRAMED LITTLE PRINT
    HARD COVER
    FRAMED BIGGER PRINT
    BESPOKE PERSONALISED INSECTY CARICATURE

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