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This coloring book features women and femme mages, rogues, and warriors in a variety of fantasy costumes and armor!
This coloring book features women and femme mages, rogues, and warriors in a variety of fantasy costumes and armor!
118 backers pledged $2,682 to help bring this project to life.

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Guardian: a Fantasy Coloring Book of Women in Armor

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I love fantasy -- I write and draw a fantasy comic and have done some concept art for costumes/ armor and weaponry. I began working on fantasy coloring pages over a year ago, but the variety was a little broad for a single collection. Finally, I decided to do something I would love to see more of and would be excited to draw -- women and femmes in armor!

Mages, rogues, warriors, mage warriors, whatever. Also elves. Many elves in armor. (You've been warned.) These heroes don a variety of fantastic costumes and armor.

After sketching dozens of ideas, taking care to include a variety of images with and without background elements, I settled on 25 images to make up this coloring book, which I am now sharing with you.

Guardian needs your support to come to print!


My focus with this coloring book is on placing the women and femmes who wear these armors and costumes as the heroes of their own stories, ready for duty and adventure.

Older children and adults alike of all genders can enjoy this fantasy armor coloring book!

digital mockup of book
digital mockup of book


Book Specifics

  • 8x10 inches
  • 25 illustrations (more if stretch goals reached)
  • 70 pound paper
  • Images printed single-sided
  • PDF available for digital coloring enthusiasts

Did you notice Guardian ships in November? Just in time for any holiday presents!

Other Rewards

Commissions Specifics: 

  • Your OC in armor
  • Deleter Comic Paper
  • Size A5 (postcard size)
  • Grayscale, marker and pen
sample commission
sample commission

PDF of Guardian

  • 8x10 inches, 300dpi
  • 25 illustrations (more if stretch goals reached)

$1700 -- More Coloring Pages!

I will add five new pages to the Guardian coloring book, bringing the total to 30 illustrations.

$2000 -- Guardian Charm Unlocked!

This is a charm of the warrior featured on the cover. It is a clear gloss acrylic charm about two inches tall. The image is printed on both sides.

All backers at the $15 coloring book tier (Guardian) and up will receive this charm at no extra cost.

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charm mock-up


$2300 -- Fantasy Holo Print Unlocked!

This will be the 8x10 inch version of the phone wallpaper, which will feature a team of a mage, rogue, and warrior. It will be printed on light, holographic card stock -- sparkles and armor? Yes!

All backers at the $15 Guardian tier and up will receive this print at no additional cost.

✨NEW STRETCH GOAL!✨
$3,000 -- Guardian Sticker Unlocked!

A die-cut vinyl sticker about four inches tall, made from a vinyl laminate that protects it from scratching, rain, and sunlight! I will be using one of the final sketches for this sticker, likely this lovely mage -- but in color, and with a full staff!

All backers at the $15 Guardian tier and up will receive one sticker at no additional cost.

How is the money being used?

Funds received cover printing and shipping. The rest goes to prepress preparation and fees. A small percentage has been added to cover costs that might arise during the printing and prepping of this book -- this cushion helps keep the project on track and delivered in a timely manner!

Media Credits

Video/Music: Matthew Durocher

Thank you

Thank you to the members of the webcomic collective, Ink Drop Cafe, for their unwavering and honest advice, edits, and encouragement on this project as it developed. I know this coloring book would not be quite as good without you! 

Thank you to Alexis Siemon, art director at Ododon Games Company, for early advice that steered me towards adding in more background and landscapes.

And finally, thank you to my patrons for their enthusiasm and advice on content when I began sharing early ideas through my patreon. 

Risks and challenges

This is my third book prepared for print. One was fulfilled last year after a successful Kickstarter, and the second is with the printers right now!

Basically, this book is ready to go! With the exception of stretch goals, the illustrations are chosen and complete. A few are undergoing inking right now, but will be completed during this campaign.

I update frequently during and after a campaign; in the case any problems arise with the printing or otherwise, I will keep you up to speed on what's happening.

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