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GIRRION is a sweeping sci-fi fantasy story of a hero's journey in a distant world in a distant time.
GIRRION is a sweeping sci-fi fantasy story of a hero's journey in a distant world in a distant time.
GIRRION is a sweeping sci-fi fantasy story of a hero's journey in a distant world in a distant time.
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Girrion Book 1 The Chrysalis & the Stone Issue 7

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Hi, my name is Tom Lintern and this campaign is for my graphic novel Girrion. This campaign is specifically for the funding the creation of Issue 7 (pages 182 -206 of Book 1).

New to the story? Not to worry! All issues will be available in this campaign.

Thanks to the lovely Kickstarter community I've had Issues 2 - 6 funded on previous campaigns. This project began years ago and has slowly turned into something I am really devoted to and would love to work on for years to come.

 

 

GIRRION is a sweeping sci-fi fantasy story of a hero's journey in a distant world in a distant time. The saga is told through the eyes of Jarra, a poor factory worker who dreams of escaping his world of endless toil. His wish comes true, though not in a way he would have ever wanted, when his city is attacked by a dark entity called the Halodron. He escapes the conflict, but only to be thrust into a war of other-worldy magic and weaponry.

Amidst the destruction, history begins to unravel as soldiers of a forgotten war resurface and the secrets of a mysterious technology known as Girrion come to light as its scattered remains suddenly start to “reawaken”. With little time and resources, the hero must help save his crumbling empire from its destructive past.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Girrion started off as a hobby over 15 years ago. Initially it was more of an illustration portfolio than a story. I wanted to be a concept artist, so I would spend a lot of time designing characters, ships and environments.

I didn't consider myself a writer back then, but I started getting ideas for a story. When I would draw environments or characters the ideas would just pop in my head. One scene led to another, then another etc. It took a lot of time, but the experience put in over the years not only helped the art, it also gave me time to develop the story more and give it more depth than it had in the earlier drafts.

Age Range: (PG - PG-13 )

- No sex or bad language

- No excessive gore. Girrion is primarily about a war so there is cartoon violence similar to the level of Star Wars, but more of it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hard cover sample
Hard cover sample

 Hardcover are 6" x 9". Grey cloth with a dust jacket.

Soft cover samples
Soft cover samples

Softcover books are 6"x9" and have a glossy cover with a stock thicker than standard comics. The interior art is full color and has a watercolor feel.

Sample Character Sketch
Sample Character Sketch

 

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Click "Manage Your Pledge" in the upper right corner (blue button) Add the total of your Add On to your pledge amount. (i.e. one Giclee Fine art print is $25.) You don't need to change the tier you've selected You are done! Later you'll get a backer survey asking how you spent your add-on dollars and for other pertinent info. Thank you!

 

 

Generally, about half of my expenses come from printing the books and mailing them. The other half of the budget is going into the production. Most of what this campaign money goes towards is large chunks of time for me to focus fully on the book. One issue takes me 300 - 400 hours. If I'm able to knock off some days working freelance on other jobs, the books come out much faster.

Scout Comics is now publishing Girrion! They released Issue 1 in last October and will be releasing books up through this Fall. They are an indie publisher– very supportive of their creators and just a great group of people all around. They also have a wide range of comics which you can check out on their site.

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Website: www.girrion.com

Twitter: www.twitter.com/Girrion1

Instagram: www.instagram.com/girrion1/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/girrion1/

Music from Kickstarter Video: "Night Owl" by Broke For Free

Risks and challenges

Being that this is not the first comic I've made there aren't too many major challenges with getting the book made, but there are some small ones:

Some of the artwork on certain pages goes fast, some takes very long. There are some complex scenes in this issue with lots of characters and elements that need strong design. Again from past experience the artwork can sometimes take a bit longer than expected. Also, keep in mind I have to mix this work in with the day job.

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