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Ella is forced to cope with her greatest fears when she becomes trapped in her dream world.
Ella is forced to cope with her greatest fears when she becomes trapped in her dream world.
320 backers pledged $13,462 to help bring this project to life.

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Man is that a beautiful sight to see! Thank you all so much for your support in getting Torchlight Lullaby funded! There's still plenty of time left in the campaign though, so let's see if we can't hit a stretch goal or two!

Now that we've hit our initial target goal I've made some request items available as Add-Ons. 

Add-ons are available at tiers of $25 or more.

Step 1) Choose a physical tier to pledge at. For example, "WHAT YOU CAME HERE FOR" for $25.

Step 2) Choose your desired add-ons below, then total their values and increase your pledge by that amount. For example, if you’d like to add on a Shiverwing pin ($10) to the “WHAT YOU CAME HERE FOR” tier ($25) your new total would be $35 plus shipping

Step 3) After the campaign is over, you'll receive a backer survey. In the notes field, please remind me which items you added on, and they will be shipped with your existing tier rewards.

 ADD-ONS AVAILABLE:


Extra copy of the book - $20 (20% off of cover price)

Grayson cloisonné pin - $10 (Only available as an add-on. Design coming soon.)

Shiverwing cloisonné pin - $10 (Only available as an add-on. Design coming soon.)

Vince Dorse guest print - $10 (See design below)

Sam Ellis guest print - $10 (See design below)

Comic set - $30 (A complete set of issues 1-6 of Torchlight Lullaby.)

 Hey there Kickstarter land, my name is Ryan and I've been making comics for the past 7 years, but I've never been more proud of a project then I am of this one.

Torchlight Lullaby is a fantasy/adventure story about a little girl named Ella that's forced to face her greatest fears when she becomes trapped in her dreams. Along with her friend Winchell the mouse (that was just a normal stuffed animal before this all started), Ella is forced to adapt to the situation she's found herself in.

At it's core it's a story about finding a level of bravery she never knew possible.

 * If we hit the $20K goal for Kitty Puppet Theater, 10% of the total project funds will be donated to a local no-kill animal shelter

I've worked on Torchlight Lullaby for just under 2 years and now it's time to finally see this beauty in print.

My goal is to raise $7,000 to cover the printing, order fulfillment and shipping of 1,000 high quality, 8.5" x 10.25", full-color, 200+ page softcover books as well as pins, prints, and other backer rewards. I will be personally contributing $4,000 to the project that is already saved and put aside. 

This book will contain the complete Torchlight Lullaby story as well as lots of bonus concept art, pin ups by some amazingly talented artists and whatever else I can find laying around my office that needs a good home (you can't have my cats, those are spoken for.)

First and foremost this Kickstarter is about the graphic novel, so most of the reward tiers are focused on either adding something to the book (your name in the thank you's as a backer) or owning the book in some form or another.

If the goal is not met in time then no money will change hands- sadly that means the book won't be printed and the various other rewards won't be made as well ( we don't want that to happen.) 

So what kinda swag can you get if it does get made? Well funny you should ask...

First off the Graphic Novel of course.

 
There's also single issues if you want the story the old fashioned way.

Issues 1-3 of 6
Issues 1-3 of 6

 Kickstarter exclusive cloisonné pins.

 Some Kickstarter Exclusive prints.

Amazing Guest Artist Prints:

Print by Vince Dorse (Untold Tales of Bigfoot)
Print by Vince Dorse (Untold Tales of Bigfoot)
Print by Sam Ellis (Archer, Bravest Warriors)
Print by Sam Ellis (Archer, Bravest Warriors)


Other Awesome Rewards:

Last but certainly not least
, we have lesson plans and teacher packages of the book to help bring it to the classroom. There's also original art, the option to have me draw a comic you've written, and a chance to own the LAST Torchlight Lullaby preview comic that sold out earlier this year and will never be printed again. Finally, you can be a part of my next graphic novel, a horror comic, as either a minor or major character (I'll even let you help pick out your gruesome demise!)

Risks and challenges

I've been drawing comics for over 7 years now and I have a bachelors in graphic design from the Art Institute of Seattle. I'm confident in my ability to design and print a beautiful product.

Along with hiring a Kickstarter project specialist to help, I've spent the last several weeks getting numerous quotes from various manufacturers and printers to insure that I have my budget correct. The $7,000 goal, paired with my existing $4,000 contribution (already saved & put aside), not only covers production costs but fees and taxes, as well as allowing for a little wiggle room for unforeseen issues.

The book itself is completely written and the art is 80% finished. This project has become my full-time job and I'm confident that it will be finished in a timely manner and I'll hit me delivery date.

That being said- I've backed several Kickstarters myself and I know that production delays can happen. No matter what happens, you all deserve to be told the truth and I promise I'll keep you all informed throughout this process.

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    Pledge US$ 1 or more About US$ 1.00

    SPECIAL THANKS!

    Thanks for supporting an independent creator! I will do a toast in your name!

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    SAVE THE TREES

    Get a digital PDF of the complete Torchlight Lullaby book

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    TREE HUGGER

    1. Digital download of the complete Torchlight Lullaby book
    2. Digital download of my first book, Sometime After
    3. Access to the Backers-only page for exclusive updates!
    4. Your name on the website

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    WHAT YOU CAME HERE FOR

    1. Softcover book + the Digital Download
    2. Access to the Backers-only page for exclusive updates!
    3. Your name on the website & in the back of the book.

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    A FIRMER SORT OF CONSTITUTION

    Want a hardcover of the book? Then this is the tier for you!

    1. Hardcover book + the Digital Download
    2. Access to the Backers-only page for exclusive updates!
    3. Your name on the website & in the back of the book.

    ***PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU ALREADY SELECTED A SOFTCOVER BOOK DON'T CHANGE TO THIS TIER. REFER TO UPDATE #8 FOR INSTRUCTIONS***

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    TREE ASSASSIN

    1. Softover book + the Digital Download
    2. Giclée Print Set
    3. Kickstarter Exclusive Cloisonné Pin
    4. Access to the Backers-only page for exclusive updates!
    5. Your name on the website & in the back of the book

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    SPOTTED IN THE WILD

    Are you a comic book shop or online retailer? If you'd like to add Torchlight Lullaby to your inventory (and totally become my best friend) this is the tier for you. This tier will give you 3 copies of the book and promotional flyers for your store.

    You can add on additional books for $12.50 each. We’ll send out a follow-up survey to ask how many flyers you’d like and also to confirm your retailer status.

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    PLEASE SCRIBBLE ON MY BOOK

    1. Artists Edition Signed & Sketched Softcover book + the Digital Download
    2. Giclée Print Set
    3. Kickstarter Exclusive Cloisonné Pin
    4. Access to the Backers-only page for exclusive updates!
    5. Your name on the website & in the back of the book.

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    MÉNAGE À ART

    1. Artists Edition Signed & Sketched Softcover book + the Digital Download
    2. Kickstarter Exclusive Triptych Prints (hand numbered & signed) – 3 11x17 Prints (limited to 75 copies.)
    3. Access to the Backers-only page for exclusive updates!
    4. Your name on the website & in the back of the book.

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    WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS

    1. Limited Edition Hand Numbered Art print by the amazing Vince Dorse (Untold Tales of Bigfoot)
    2. AND a second Limited Edition Hand Numbered Art print by the fantastic Sam Ellis (Archer, Bravest Warriors)
    3. Artists Edition Signed & Sketched Softcover book + the Digital Download
    4. Access to the Backers-only page for exclusive updates!
    5. Your name on the website & in the back of the book.

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    PLEASE SCRIBBLE ON MY BOOK HARDCOVER EDITION

    (Please note this is for new backers only. If you already bid on a softcover artist edition and want to update refer to Update #8 for instructions how.)

    1. Artists Edition Signed & Sketched Hardcover book + the Digital Download
    2. Giclée Print Set
    3. Kickstarter Exclusive Cloisonné Pin
    4. Access to the Backers-only page for exclusive updates!
    5. Your name on the website & in the back of the book.

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    I’VE GOT ISSUES

    1. Full set of the first edition Torchlight Lullaby individual comics (6 issues)
    2. Artists Edition Signed & Sketched Softcover book + the Digital Download
    3. Access to the Backers-only page for exclusive updates!
    4. Your name on the website & in the back of the book.

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    I'LL ART ALL OVER THAT

    1. Artists Edition Signed & Sketched Softcover book + the Digital Download
    2. Original Watercolor Commission – 8x10” of anything you want! (no nudity)
    3. Access to the Backers-only page for exclusive updates!
    4. Your name on the website & in the back of the book.

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    I WANTS MOST OF THE THINGS

    1. Artists Edition Signed & Sketched Softcover book + the Digital Download
    2. Kickstarter Exclusive Triptych Prints – 3 11x17 Prints
    3. Cloisonné Pin Set of 3 (including Kickstarter Exclusive pin)
    4. Giclée Print Set
    5. Access to the Backers-only page for exclusive updates!
    6. Your name on the website & in the back of the book.

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    … PAID FOR BY VIEWERS LIKE YOU

    Years of watching PBS has taught me that every good fundraiser needs an over-priced tote bag!

    The difference here is that we're stuffing this bad boy full of goodies! Mystery items include anything from the various rewards listed in this campaign to things not offered anywhere else (like original art, stickers, prints, books, etc.). If you like a good surprise, this is the reward tier for you!

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    MY WALLS FEEL SO NAKED

    1. Artists Edition Signed & Sketched Softcover book + the Digital Download
    2. Limited Edition Hand Numbered Guest Art Print
    3. Kickstarter Exclusive Triptych Prints – 3 11x17 Prints
    4. Giclée Print Set
    5. Cloisonné Pin Set of 3 (including Kickstarter Exclusive pin)
    6. Access to the Backers-only page for exclusive updates!
    7. Your name on the website & in the back of the book.

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    A LESSON LEARNED

    Are you a teacher or librarian? I’ll create a specially priced class pack of 10 books plus a lesson plan for your classroom. Need more than 10 books? Add $12.50 for each additional book.

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    ADOPT PAUL WON'T YOU?

    Paul's a great guy and his work needs a good home. If you'd like to become an art parent this is your opportunity. (If it grows up to be a jerk teenager you can't blame me.) You'll receive the
    1. Original art for Paul's Pin up
    2. A 1 of 1 11"x17" color print of the final work.
    3. Artists Edition Signed & Sketched hardcover book + the Digital Download
    4. Access to the Backers-only page for exclusive updates!
    5. Your name on the website & in the back of the book.

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    LAST FAN STANDING

    1. Get the last remaining preview book – signed (only 100 ever printed!)
    2. Full set of the first edition Torchlight Lullaby individual comics (6 issues)
    3. Artists Edition Signed & Sketched Softcover book + the Digital Download
    4. Access to the Backers-only page for exclusive updates!
    5. Your name on the website & in the back of the book.

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    I WANTS ALL OF THE THINGS

    1. Full set of the first edition Torchlight Lullaby individual comics (6 issues)
    2. Artists Edition Signed & Sketched Softcover book + the Digital Download
    3. Limited Edition Hand Numbered Guest Art
    4. Giclée Print Set
    5. Cloisonné Pin Set of 3 (including Kickstarter Exclusive pin)
    6. Kickstarter Exclusive Triptych Prints – 3 11x17 Prints
    7. Original Watercolor Commission – 8x10” of anything you want! (no nudity)
    8. Access to the Backers-only page for exclusive updates!
    9. Your name on the website & in the back of the book.

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    DRAW ME LIKE ONE OF YOUR FRENCH GIRLS

    Be a character in my next book (survival not guaranteed)
    I already have my next book planned out and I’d like you to be a part of it! My next project will be a horror/suspense comic. Think of it like "if Stephen King wrote Twin Peaks" and you'll get the idea of the vibe I'm after.

    For this tier, you or someone of your choosing, can get in on the action! I’ll make you a speaking character in my next book and should you wish, we can plan your demise together :)

    You'll also receive:
    1. The hand-drawn character model sheet for your character drawn on acid-free bristol.
    2. Artists Edition of Torchlight Lullaby Signed & Sketched Softcover book + the Digital Download
    3. Access to the Backers-only page for exclusive updates!
    4. Your name on the website & in the back of the book.

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    BE YOUR OWN COSPLAY

    Become a major character in my next book!
    Go to a lot of cons? Would you like to cosplay but don’t have the time or talent? Choose this tier and you can be a major character in my next book – then you can cosplay as yourself!
    1. Artists Edition Signed & Sketched Softcover book + the Digital Download
    2. Access to the Backers-only page for exclusive updates!
    3. Your name on the website & in the back of the book.

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    HAVE BRUSH, WILL ART

    Got a script but no artist? I’ll draw your 5 page comic script! You’ll receive the hi-res, print ready file with full publishing rights. Max 2 revisions. Work starts after Jan 2016

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    LET ME CORRUPT YOUR KIDS

    Are you a teacher or librarian that would like to host a workshop or a guest speaker? I’ll drive anywhere within 300 miles of Seattle, WA. Out of range? Add $500 and I’ll fly anywhere in the US!

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Funding period

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