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Full COLOR Smaugust Artbook featuring 31 dragons, two original graphic novels, a pencils book for creating comics, and JOURNALS!
Full COLOR Smaugust Artbook featuring 31 dragons, two original graphic novels, a pencils book for creating comics, and JOURNALS!
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It's finally time to print some more books!  (And if you're curious on the stats, check out Kicktraq!)

AND the last bookmark image!

LAST Stretch goal.. which in the time it took me to get the graphic made - has been met!

EASY add on pricing list.  Amounts here override any listed in tiers, because I lowered the journal pricing for the first two extra ones!  It's higher for the additional ones because It'll cost more to ship!

Bookmarks and miniprints have been laid out!  If you ordered a physical item that is being mailed, you will get all of the Smaugust bookmarks that get made.  If you are ordering Shivae! Volumes, you will get one shivae bookmark per volume.  2 Miniprints will be randomly inserted into Shivae! volumes.

 

 

 

 

This time around, I have a large assortment of new books I want to get printed! 

We'll begin with the long awaited Shivae! full color volumes!  I have Volumes 1 & 2 almost ready for print!  They just require their covers completed, along with a few interiors, then proofing. These are 100+ page books printed in a handy 7" x 10" graphic novel size.The first two volumes of Shivae! follow Vas, a shivae chick who was separated from his family, attempting to navigate the world of Cyantia on his own.  It's like Bambi, with carnivores.

You can check out Shivae! at shivae.com!  I consider the comic a PG comic, however, it does have death and blood in it and sad scenes of such things.  Nothing worse than you'd see on the Discovery channel (and no beer commercials!)

Shviae! Volume 1 Cover
Shviae! Volume 1 Cover

 

Shivae! Volume 2 Cover!
Shivae! Volume 2 Cover!

 

Next, I have my Smaugust 2017 artbook!  This book is 40 pages of full color dragons I did for the Smaugust challenge!  There are 31 unique dragons in this book!

Then, I took those Smaugust images and made JOURNALS out of them.  There are two sizes, 8.5 X 11 and 6 x 9.  Both versions have 200 pages in them and they cost the same simply because they cost the same to get made.  I can always raise the price of the larger one to make it look more balanced!

 

 

 

Forest Dragon - Cover 4
Forest Dragon - Cover 4

 

Fire Dragon - Cover 5
Fire Dragon - Cover 5

 

Alternate Book - Noodle Dragon 8.25 x 6 landscape sketchbook.  Pages are blank with dragon illustrations every two pages.  Two blank pages, one with a little dragon on it.  200 pages in all, but a completely different format and only with this cover.
Alternate Book - Noodle Dragon 8.25 x 6 landscape sketchbook. Pages are blank with dragon illustrations every two pages. Two blank pages, one with a little dragon on it. 200 pages in all, but a completely different format and only with this cover.

Finally, I have my pencils book.  Like many comic artists, I have an overflowing amount of paper with pencils on them and thought this up while noticing a tiny 'panels' book in a local candy/odds and ends shop.  I was fascinated by it, but it had ALL of the panels predrawn.  Then I found - wow, there are a LOT of publishers who have done the SAME thing.  Just put out books with predrawn panels!

My pencils book provides a template for doing your own layouts and is meant for PENCILS.  Because it's black and white, the half and third page panel guidelines will show up when scanned.  The book is 8.5 x 11 in size, with 108 pages, and templates printed toward the outside of the book to make scanning easier and are set up with the dimensions that I use for my own comics.  There's even a quick set up guide in the front of the book.

The interiors are set up with 1 Thumbnail page to 17 pages of templates.  I work in 15 page increments with one cover page, but nothing is stopping you from using more!  Because this is my first volume and there will be others, I'm keeping the base price low.  Future editions will likely have double the page count and a template with rule marks and not full guide lines going across the whole page, so if someone WANTS to do a finished comic page on one, they will be able to, but I'm not sure until I test it, how effective that will be!

There is not a huge title across the cover so that you may put your own title on it.  This isn't the exact cover.  It's missing a small line of text.

Added note:  I tested out a pen on one of my proof books that was damaged and the ink bleeds through the other side, so these aren't suitable for ink unless you're using ball point pens and even then, they aren't suitable for scanning, because the lines are grey and will show up.  Now, in the future, I can simply release a book that only has one template on one side and blank on the other, if there are people who want that sort of thing.  I do intend to release a book that does not have guidelines in the 'way'.

 

 There will be TWO charm designs this time around.  They are $10 each, which includes shipping.  They will come with whatever attachments you need.  These will be 2" double sided charms on acrylic, suitable for hanging from a rear view mirror, keychain, or just a dangle from a bag!  I use strong no slip rings for my charms.  The finished charm is shown below and was done by Lee Colagiacomo! Lee handles the majority of the coloring on Shivae!

Double sided, 2" clear acrylic charms!
Double sided, 2" clear acrylic charms!

 Yes, there ARE going to be a few stretch goals AND you can add on items for the prices the tiers are to other tiers.  For instance, if you want Shivae! Volumes 1 and 2  and the Smaugust Art Book - you can select the Smaugust Art Book tier and then add $33 to it for the books OR you can go to the Shivae! V1 & 2 tier and add the Art book for $13.  I will send you a survey at the end of the Kickstarter to get actual numbers and extra add ons listed so don't forget what you wanted!

NEW  tiers!

These three pieces are done on 7 x 10 watercolor paper and are one of a kind originals.  The art is being printed in Shivae! Volumes 1 and 2 and will also be available in mini prints, but these are the ORIGINALS!

These tiers come as a basic tier for anyone who just wants the art and the pdfs, but you can add whatever else you want on top of them.

Adopt a Shivae! - Vas Tier
Adopt a Shivae! - Vas Tier

 

Adopt a Shivae! - Riva Tier
Adopt a Shivae! - Riva Tier

 

Adopt a Taun Tier!
Adopt a Taun Tier!

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

I had problems with one of my suppliers pretty much shutting down as my last Kickstarter ended. I let my supporters know what had happened and asked for their input. Right now, we're in a holding position for a little bit more time before I move on to another company.

I can be hit by delays that might change the way an item is presented, but I will communicate these changes as quickly as I am aware of them. Books are stable! I've printed a lot of books and the company isn't going anywhere. Other items are also sourced through reliable companies, but if problems do occur, or something out of the ordinary happens, I or someone else will notify you.

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    Miniprint Pack

    Miniprint pack includes all 5 Shivae! miniprints - 4.25 x 5.5 prints and both Shivae! bookmarks!

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    Aspiring Dragon Comic Artist

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    Digital Dragon

    Three full color PDFs will be delivered following the end of this Kickstarter!
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    Charming Shivae!

    1 Acrylic Charm plus needed attachments - one per charm. You can add more charms for $9 each.

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    2017 Edition of the Smaugust Art book!
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    Scribe Dragon

    1 - 8.5 x 11 Perfect Bound 200 page Smaugust BLANK Journal with your choice of unlined or lined paper.

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    Mini Scribe Dragon

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