About this project
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Four years ago I had a simple idea: I decided to create a graphic novel for young readers. After several years of working as an illustrator and graphic designer, mostly in the educational publishing field, I wanted to give myself a challenge to create something bigger and better than I'd ever worked on, so I decided to come up with an idea for a comic book for kids. Now, just over four years later, Rocket Robinson and the Pharaoh’s Fortune is nearly complete, but I need your help to get it across the finish line.
What is Rocket Robinson and the Pharaoh's Fortune?
Rocket Robinson and the Pharaoh’s Fortune (or RRPF for short) is a classic adventure story set in Egypt in the 1930s, and follows the exploits of 12-year-old adventurer Rocket Robinson as he tries to unravel the mystery of a hidden, ancient treasure, located somewhere in the city of Cairo. For the last three years, the story has been available online as a webcomic, but unlike many other webcomics, this story was always envisioned as a book. It is a single, stand-alone story, and—although many comic fans around the world have been enjoying reading one page a week—it’s meant to be read cover-to-cover as a book. Which brings us to…
My Project: Rocket Robinson and the Pharaoh’s Fortune is a full-color, 240-page, paperback graphic novel packed with adventure, mystery, danger, humor, and lots of great art. Fans of the webcomic will find everything they’ve enjoyed over the last three years, plus over 50 pages of new and revised art never before seen!
Who’s it for? Comic fans of ALL AGES. While designed for beginning to intermediate readers (ages 8-11), the story is free of inappropriate language, racial, ethnic and gender stereotypes, and violent images, so it’s great for readers of any age. But don’t worry—it’s still packed with action, danger, and plenty of fun! And it’s not just for kids. Fans of classic adventure storytelling at any age will love it.
What else can I get?
There are several premiums available, for those whose thirst for adventure is just a little greater. Every real fan is going to want to join the Rocket Robinson Young Adventurer Club, and get their very own…
Rocket Robinson Young Adventurer Kit (Note: being young not required for membership)
The kit includes:
- One signed copy of RRPF
- A personalized Young Adventurer ID card When under interrogation, please provide only name and serial number
- Screech poster Learn the secrets of this puzzling secret monkey language
- Rocket Robinson activity booklet Keep your brain sharp for unraveling secret messages and decoding treasure maps
- A set of 5 Rocket Robinson buttons You can call them pins, if you prefer. Or, for our British fans, badges
- Souvenir bookmark Handy if you somehow manage to put the book down once you begin reading, although we don’t consider this very likely
- Souvenir mini flashlight Useful for finding your way out of a dark cavern or reading secret ancient manuscripts
There's also several other premiums available, including color prints, original art, and other ways to help at a variety of prices. Check out the green bar on the right for the full list.
What happens if we pass the goal?
Every dollar we make on this campaign will go directly into the manufacturing, promotion, and marketing of the book, so the more backers we have, the better! Also, I'll be adding stretch goals at different levels to keep us motivated!
Stretch Goals: As we reach additional funding goals, I'll add different stretch goals to sweeten the pot:
Risks and challenges
Because I’ve spent the last four years on this project, a large portion of the work is already behind me. Over 90% of the artwork is already complete, and the biggest challenges that remain are the final page production and the costs of printing. With over 10 years of experience working in the publishing field as a designer, I’m very qualified to make sure the final product is beautifully designed and produced. The goal of this campaign is to raise as much money as possible to ensure the highest quality printing and manufacturing available. I’ll be investing much of my own money into this project, so be assured that regardless of how much we raise here, the book will be printed and bound according to the highest standards of quality.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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