Spidersilk is about finding home. Loss, love, isolation, healing, and friendship were things I wanted to explore in this queer fantasy romance.
⚔️ ABOUT SPIDERSILK ⚔️
Prentice is out of his element as an ex-soldier among thieves, but looking for that place to belong is worth the frustration. In volume 1, a chance meeting in the forest lead Prentice to a cell in the city's massive network of thieves! He joined, desperate to escape the drudgery that is the Kalvivan mercenary board.
In volume 2, missions fail, someone has breaches the thieves code, and the early signs of an outside force chipping away at their network appear. The thieves may not have appreciated Prentice's talents at first, but they may find themselves relying on his skills after all, and soon.
Even in this chaos, Prentice believes he's found a place among the Orb Weavers. He has found friends, and perhaps more.
⚔️ KICKSTARTER ⚔️
Without Kickstarter, volume 2 can't come to print. The campaign was reworked and relaunched with the hopes of getting volume 2 out this year. This campaign offers a few more fun extras than volume 1's campaign, such as charms and stickers, available in many tiers and as add-ons!
Volume 2 needs your support to come to print!
You can read the (unedited) version of Spidersilk free online, at tapastic. (Please note the rating of Spidersilk is teen, or 16+)
The book is 176 pages, 5"x7.5", perfect bound, with interior grayscale art and a color cover. I'll be printing with Keness this time around, and hope to fund a second run of volume 1 with them in the future.
⚔️ REWARDS ⚔️
⚔️ ADD-ONs ⚔️
Since all of these items are shipped, they can only be added to rewards that include a softcover book. You may have up to five sticker sheets per reward. You may add extra prints and charms, but no more than two of each design, per order.
Please note that the softcover of Volume 1 is not available through the Kickstarter as an add-on unless we hit the stretch goal.
⚔️ FUNDING ⚔️
⚔️ MEDIA CREDITS ⚔️
Video: Chris "Flik" Serani You can see more of his work here!
Music theme in the video: Justin Woods original composition,"Of Warriors and Weavers."
You can see more of his work here!
⚔️ THANK YOU ⚔️
A team of fellow creatives, mostly in comics, helped me put the polish on this campaign. Thank you to J.K. Rackham (illustraton/writing, here), Koti (Awaken, here), Nika (Love Debut, etc here), Heldrad (Orange Junk, here), and Joichi (Lavender Tea, here). Your suggestions and feedback were just what this campaign needed!
⚔️ Thank you so much for your support! ⚔️
If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know! I will update the FAQ throughout the campaign.
Risks and challenges
I have print experience and Kickstarter fulfillment experience from last year's campaign.
Still, shenanigans can always happen (with merchandise or books). Most of the merchandise designs are done, and I'll send out for those early -- I'm using companies I'm familiar with or come highly recommended, but even if problems happen I will have time to find solutions.
Edits for volume 2 are nearly complete. I learned how to prepare this story and art for print with volume 1, and am looking forward to this process running much more smoothly! I have a back-up printer in case my first choice does not work out, and yet a third (though this option may increase time significantly).
If there are to be delays or changes, I will notify you as soon as I see them coming.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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