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This coloring book features moments shared between queer fantasy characters. The focus is on warm, playful, and romantic illustrations!
This coloring book features moments shared between queer fantasy characters. The focus is on warm, playful, and romantic illustrations!
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Enchantment: A Queer Fantasy Romance Coloring Book

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I believe we should be able to see ourselves in our favorite genres, and for me one of those genres is fantasy! I love fantasy -- I write a fantasy webcomic, and released a women in fantasy armor coloring book late last year after a successful Kickstarter. After that I wanted to do another coloring book, so I began thinking about themes and sketching...

The end result of that brainstorming is Enchantment. My focus with Enchantment is to depict a range of shared joy between the LGBTQA+ characters in the illustrations.

In this coloring book you will find playful harpies, swooping through the wide skies; mermen embracing deep beneath the waves, framed by gentle kelp forests; a satyr serenading her beloved, nestled in the branches of a grand tree; and more. These lovers share quiet joy, loud celebration, and everything between and outside of that. These images can be playful, fun, comforting, romantic -- or all of the above!

Older children and adults of all genders who are fans of fantasy and of happily ever after stories can enjoy this coloring book.

Book Specifics

  • 8 x 10 inches
  • 25 illustrations (more if stretch goals reached) 
  • 70 pound paper*
  • Images printed single-sided 
  • PDF available

The paper handles colored pencils well. If you would like to use other mediums, consider getting a tier with a PDF included so you can print these images on your choice of paper. The PDF is also great for those of you who would like to color digitally!

✨Enchantment is slated to ship in November, so it would make a nice holiday gift for yourself, or a coloring enthusiast in your life!✨

Currently, 13 of the 25 images are complete and shown throughout the body of this campaign. The remaining images will be revealed throughout the campaign, and they will follow a similar format both in mood and aesthetics.

$27 ~ Harmony ✨NEW REWARD✨

Did you miss the GUARDIAN coloring book Kickstarter? 15 copies are now available through the Harmony reward. You will get one print copy of Enchantment, and one print copy of GUARDIAN! (GUARDIAN is a fantasy coloring book of women in armor.)

$3 ~ Intrigue 

This is a support tier. There will be a phone wallpaper available!

$10 ~ Joy

This is a PDF tier. If you would like to color digitally, or print on specific paper for specific media, then this is the reward for you!

$15 ~ Enchantment

This is a print coloring book tier. It will have 25 black-and-white illustrations (more if stretch goals reached), in an 8x10 inch perfect-bound book!

$23 ~ Glamour

This is a combination PDF and print tier. You will get the printed coloring book and also receive the PDF!

$27 ~ Allure

This is a print coloring book tier -- you will get TWO copies here. Whether they are both for you, are gifts, or if you want to pair up with a friend to split the cost of shipping, this is the tier for you!

$27 ~ Harmony ✨NEW REWARD✨

Did you miss the GUARDIAN coloring book Kickstarter? 15 copies are now available through the Harmony reward. You will get one print copy of Enchantment, and one print copy of GUARDIAN! (GUARDIAN is a fantasy coloring book of women in armor.)

I have wanted to bring guest artists into my projects for awhile, and I am comfortable enough with Kickstarter to be able to do this now.

When these stretch goals are reached, I will be able to hire a guest artist! I have several lined up, and I am really excited to be able to reveal these artists and their work as we hit these goals.

$2,000 

At this goal, five additional pages will be added to the coloring book! There are two guest artists ready to contribute more romantic, fun fantasy images to Enchantment. Backers of the PDF and printed coloring book will have these pages in their books at no additional cost.

Guest artists revealed when this goal is reached!

$2,700 

At this goal, three full-color prints of romantic queer fantasy art will unlock! All backers who are receiving the physical coloring book will get these lovely prints at no additional cost. 

Guest artists revealed when this goal is reached!

How is the money being used?

A major cost is the actual printing of the books. The rest is taken up by pre-press preparation, shipping, fees, and with a small margin for any unforeseen costs that may arise during production of Enchantment.

Note: The stretch goals are paced so that I am able to pay artists for their work when that goal is reached, and does not come out of the initial goal amount.

  • The members of Ink Drop Cafe, for their encouragement, companionship, and enthusiasm. I am so fortunate to belong to this collective!

  • Guest Artists -- to be revealed!

  • My patreon patrons


MEDIA CREDITS

Video and music by Matthew J. Durocher

Risks and challenges

This will be my fourth book Kickstarted and printed, one of which was also a coloring book. I am formatting Enchantment for the same printer that I used for that project, which went very smoothly!

13 of the 25 images are complete, with the remainder to be sketched and inked throughout the campaign. The quality of Guardian, my previous coloring book, speaks for my ability to fulfill this sort of project in a timely manner.

Because I hope to be working with guest artists upon stretch goal unlocks, I have allowed a longer time for this coloring book to come to print.

In the case of snags along the printing path or otherwise, I will post updates. I update frequently during and after a campaign, up until fulfillment, to keep everyone informed!

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    Intrigue

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    This is a tier for those of you who would like to support Enchantment, but do not want a PDF or coloring book. Your support helps Enchantment come to print!

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    Glamour

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    Harmony

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    Charm

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    Affinity

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