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About

Moans of hunger fill the air. The Daoine's tributes, population, and greatest export - trained mercenaries - have dwindled as war takes its toll and the land cycles into decay. The Faminelands Trilogy follows Lark as she endeavors to return her brother Orin to the Path of Valor which he abandoned decades before.

Cover for Faminelands: Mareton's Curse
Cover for Faminelands: Mareton's Curse

In Mareton’s Curse, a shared vision puts Lark, Orin, and their kinsman on a path to search for the lost prince of Mareton.
 As the famine worsens, each must make decisions regarding the future of their House and their own happiness. 

Lark choosing a course!
Lark choosing a course!

Faminelands has been a labor of love since its conception five years ago. Although we've made huge steps, such as selling our first 250 copies of The Carp’s Eye, funding an independent project such as Faminelands has been a huge challenge. As many of our fans know, we have been making micro-runs to keep the books in print.

With this Kickstarter campaign, our focus is to make a large print run on Mareton's Curse. A large print run will lower the unit cost per book. We will continue to use an American printer. The book will be 100 pages, perfect bound 6.625 x 10.25 paperback in glorious full color. 

We appreciate how much our fans love the books and support the project both financially and by spreading the word. In order to make the print run, we need to raise $2000. 

Lark, Orin and Roan planning a surprise attack!
Lark, Orin and Roan planning a surprise attack!

Rewards
As you can see we have some great rewards. Here are a few images to whet your appetite... 

Postcards!

Postcard Set. 4 x 6 printed on Heavy Cardstock. Fully Mailable!
Postcard Set. 4 x 6 printed on Heavy Cardstock. Fully Mailable!

Prints!

Exclusive! Signed and numbered "Under the Hunter's Moon" Print
Exclusive! Signed and numbered "Under the Hunter's Moon" Print
Exclusive! Signed and numbered "Dawn" Print
Exclusive! Signed and numbered "Dawn" Print

Original Artwork!

This is an example of what your original artwork might look like as each drawing will be a unique piece of artwork featuring Lark. If you have a preference in weaponry (knives or bow) you can let me know.
This is an example of what your original artwork might look like as each drawing will be a unique piece of artwork featuring Lark. If you have a preference in weaponry (knives or bow) you can let me know.

We need $2000 to complete our project. If we raise more than $2000, here is how it will be spent. 

$2000 - $3000: It will be used to increase print run of Mareton’s Curse.

$3001 - $3500: An illustrated short story entitled The History of Lord Malak will be printed.

$3501 - $5000: Additional funds will be put towards marketing the graphic novels.

Over $5,000: I will host a release party in the greater Seattle area with all those who donated being sent an invitation. Every invitee will have the chance to visit with the creators, preview the trailer for our next project, and bring home a goodie bag with an exclusive souvenir sketch book from Faminelands. (Sorry, no travel expenses paid.)

Lark in battle from Mareton's Curse
Lark in battle from Mareton's Curse

If you want to read the first two books, the webcomic is at http://faminelands.com

If you want to see more of Lark, please support this great independent comic. Thank you!

Risks and challenges

Mareton's Curse is the third of the Faminelands series. It is complete except for the artwork to be done after the KickStarter Campaign: King or Queen of Mareton and the Superfan Shines.

As the book is in beta reading, the biggest challenge will be the planning aspects of printing and distribution. I will be using the same printing company I have used successfully in the past.

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    Our eternal gratitude and a thank you shout out tweet.

    Note: These must be to a real specific person or company. Please understand I will not use profanities on twitter. Depending on the amount of donors, these will run November through January.

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    Digital Download PDF Copy of Mareton's Curse
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    Wallpapers: 5 high resolution exclusive wallpapers via digital download

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    Postcard Set: 10 postcards (5 designs 2 of each)
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    Mini Buttons: 3 buttons each featuring cover artwork from the 3 books

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    Signed Paperback copy of Faminelands: Mareton's Curse with PDF's of The Carp's Eye and Living Stone
    + buttons
    + postcards
    + wallpapers
    + PDF of Mareton's Curse
    + eternal gratitude and shoutout tweet
    Note: The Carp's Eye and Living Stone PDFs will be available for download November 2012, Rest of rewards will ship in March

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    Exclusive. Signed and numbered limited edition 8 x 10 print "Under the Hunter's Moon"
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    Exclusive. Signed and numbered limited edition 8 x 10 print "Dawn"

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    "Dawn" and "Under the Hunter's Moon" Combo.

    Get BOTH prints "Dawn" and "Under the Hunter's Moon"

    + paperback copy of Faminelands: Mareton's Curse with PDF's of The Carp's Eye and Living Stone + buttons + postcards + wallpapers + PDF of Mareton's Curse + eternal gratitude and shoutout tweet

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    Name or company listed in page of book upon a Shrine of the Super Fan to which Lark and Orin pray.

    + "Dawn" and "Under the Hunter's Moon"
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    SPECIAL NOTE:
    Names of actual people or companies only. We will not accept profanities in the form of names.
    This award does not stack with the other two Super Fan awards. Your name appears here or there not twice.

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    8 x 10 Hand drawn and inked, image of any monster from Faminelands
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    + "Dawn" and "Under the Hunter's Moon"
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    11 x 17 Hand drawn, inked pin up drawing of Lark with weapons drawn on quality blue line bristol.
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    Image and name emblazoned upon Lord Malak's Shrine of Super Fan in his personal quarters.

    (This is a single page in the end of the book with Lord Malak praying to shrine. This reward must be purchased a real person.)
    + 11 x 17 inked drawing of Lark
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    Image and name emblazoned upon Lady Aster's personal Shrine of Super Fan within her private quarters.

    (This is a single page in the end of the book with Aster and Brogan praying to the shrine. Reward must be purchased by a real person.)

    +11 x 17 inked drawing of Lark
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    King or Queen of Mareton!

    Become a leader of Talamh and interact with Lark, Orin and Roan in a 2 page spread! You will be credited as the King or Queen of Mareton.

    + 11 x 17 inked drawing of Lark
    + Listing upon a Shrine of the Super Fan + "Dawn" and "Under the Hunter's Moon" + paperback copy of Faminelands: Mareton's Curse with PDF's of The Carp's Eye and Living Stone + buttons + postcards + wallpapers + PDF of Mareton's Curse + eternal gratitude and shoutout tweet

    SPECIAL NOTES: This award could also be for a married couple, so it might be the King and Queen of Mareton, In the case of a same gender couple the credits would say King and Royal Consort, Queen and Royal Consort.
    Sorry, but no more than two people can be in the panel together. There just isn't the room.
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Funding period

- (30 days)