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A print run for the collected edition of the comic series Left as a graphic novel
A print run for the collected edition of the comic series Left as a graphic novel
A print run for the collected edition of the comic series Left as a graphic novel
86 backers pledged £1,507 to help bring this project to life.

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Stretch Goal! £1500

We've hit the original goal of £1200 a little early which is brilliant!  Thanks so much everyone who has backed the book.  With just under a week to go there may be time for a little stretch goal!  If we hit £1500 every physical backer will get an A4 print of the cover artwork with the text removed and every backer will get a hi-res image of the cover artwork.  It'll look like this:

Thanks again!

The Story

Left is a complete, 240 page graphic novel about a girl who is trying to keep away from a cult she was a member of in the past.

Sam was born into The Community, but managed to escape when in her late teens.  Now they have tracked her down and are coming to try and reabsorb her into the fold.  The story is a tense, emotional tale following Sam as she tries to keep one step ahead of the pseudo-scientific cult she was formerly a member of while also coming to terms with why she left in the first place and the reasons she would never want to re-join.

About Me & Left

I'm Steven Ingram and I've been making comics for over 10 years.  Some of my previous books include the graphic novel The Standing Stones and the short story collection The Saddest Whale & Other Stories.  I also have work in the anthologies Video Games For Good and Meanwhile... #8

Left is a story I've been self publishing as single issues since 2013 and with the 9 issue series completed, I'm now looking to collect them together in a single volume.

I've been taking the series around UK comic cons over the last few years including Thought Bubble, MCM Scotland, Glasgow Comic Con and Edinburgh Comic Con.  Here's me with the books at the excellent Dunfermline Comic Con last year!

At last years Glasgow Comic Con issue 9 of Left was nominated for a prize at the annual SICBA awards.

Lets see some art!

One thing I'm doing at the moment is going through the comic and adding greyscale shading to all the artwork.  Here's some before and afters:

 

 

Other than this work (which is mostly complete) the book is all ready to go to print.

Rewards

Below is what the Kickstarter Exclusive print looks like.

The original art for the cover and the print.

This is the cover and an internal page from MurMur #1.  MurMur is my new series collecting complete short stories.  This first issue is 24 pages and contains the stories Magenta and Jed.

Thanks for taking a look at (and hopefully backing) the project!

Risks and challenges

The book is almost complete and ready for print so, barring any posting issues there shouldn't be any problems.

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    The PDF

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    The Graphic Novel!

    You'll get the complete, 240 page print version of Left as well as the PDF

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    The Graphic Novel + MurMur!

    You'll get the complete 240 page print version of Left as well as the PDF and the 1st issue of my new comic MurMur.

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    Sketch + MurMur!

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    Art Print!

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    Art Print + Sketch!

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    Art Print + Sketch + MurMur!

    You'll get a Kickstarter exclusive limited edition A4 art print, the print version of Left, the PDF, an original A5 sketch and the 1st issue of my new comic MurMur.

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    Print Art!

    You'll get the original art for the Kickstarter print, the print version of Left, the PDF, badge set, an original A5 sketch and the 1st issue of my new comic MurMur.

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    Cover Art!

    You'll get the original cover art for Left, the print version of Left, the PDF, an original A5 sketch and the 1st issue of my new comic MurMur.

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