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An anthology of comics inspired by Asian folktales, drawn by many amazing indie comic artists!
An anthology of comics inspired by Asian folktales, drawn by many amazing indie comic artists!
An anthology of comics inspired by Asian folktales, drawn by many amazing indie comic artists!
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Cautionary Fables and Fairy Tales: Asia Edition

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Cautionary Fables and Fairytales: Asia Edition is a fairytale comic anthology. It's the third book in the Cautionary Fables and Fairytales series: Volume 1, Europe, was funded via Kickstarter in 2012, and Volume 2, Africa, was funded in 2014. Both were organized by Kel McDonald of Sorcery 101 and Misfits of Avalon and co-edited by her and Kate Ashwin of Widdershins. It'll be a 250-page long black and white volume of damn awesome comics inspired by tales from China, India, Japan, Tibet, and more!

Featuring the talents of:

We're asking for $29,000 dollars, most of which will be going to paying the artists taking part. The rest will be going to pay for the printing and shipping of 3000 copies of the book.

How close is the book to completion?

Everyone taking part has finished their story. We just have to put the book together and send it to the printer. 

What if I want more copies?

Just pay the amount that more copies would cost, and send us a message saying how many you want!

Kel and Kate have some general improvements to the series to fund as stretch goals. Then we'll have a few special creator-specific levels that will be revealed as funding continues.

Firstly at $32,000, we will have Jason Caffoe's adaptation of Urashima Taro added to the book. - UNLOCKED

Then at $35,000, a special Nina Matsumoto print and commissions from Blue Delliquanti  will become available. More details when they are revealed! - UNLOCKED

At $40,000, we'd be able to reprint Cautionary Fables and Fairytales Vol 1: Europe Edition. We only have roughly 300 copies left! - UNLOCKED

At $45,000, a special Jose Pimenta commission level and a Nicole Chartrand orginal art backer level! - UNLOCKED

At $50000, super books packs from Kate and Kel will become available. 

 More extra-special backer levels will appear as funding continues.

On top of stretch goals, artists will be getting bonuses as funding gets higher!

If the Kickstarter reaches $30,000, each contributor/team will collect an extra $50.

If the Kickstarter reaches $35,000, each contributor/team will collect an extra $100.

If the Kickstarter reaches $40,000, each contributor/team will collect an extra $150.

And so on. There is no cap on the artist bonuses, so the more we fund, the better it is for everyone!

We have tons of stuff available for backers!

A digital copy of Cautionary Fables and Fairytales: Asia Edition from Comixology.

A print copy of Cautionary Fables and Fairytales: Asia Edition! It'll be roughly 250 pages long, black and white, and 6 by 9 inches in size.

Along with a copy of Cautionary Fables and Fairytales: Asia Edition, you'll get a bookplate signed by a random contributor. 

Grab all 3 Cautionary Fables and Fairytales volumes! Each book focuses on a different continent. We have Europe, Africa, and Asia so far.

WHOLESALE SPECIAL - Own a comic shop or indie bookstore? Grab 5 copies of Cautionary Fables and Fairytales: Asia Edition at a wholesale price!

SABRINA COTUGNO SPECIAL BACKER LEVEL - Special backer level for fans of Sabrina Cotugno. You'll get a copy of Cautionary Fables and Fairytales: Asia Edition with a bookplate signed and a high quality 12 by 9 print of her adorable cover!

ANDREW SIDES SPECIAL BACKER LEVEL - Special backer level for fans of Andrew Sides. You'll get a copy of Cautionary Fables and Fairytales: Asia Edition with a bookplate signed by Andrew and a high quality 12 by 18 print by him.

MOLLY NEMECEK SPECIAL BACKER LEVEL - Special backer level for fans of Molly Nemecek. You'll get a copy of Cautionary Fables and Fairytales: Asia Edition with a bookplate signed by Molly and a full body character commission in ink! Fanart, or original characters with visual reference are both okay. Molly has the right to refuse subject matter if it's deemed uncomfortable. The commissioner will get a full-sized digital scan.

KEL MCDONALD SPECIAL BACKER LEVEL - Special backer level for fans of Kel McDonald. You'll get a copy of Cautionary Fables and Fairytales: Asia Edition with a bookplate signed by Kel and an original page from her story The Legend of Asena

MEREDITH MCCLAREN SPECIAL BACKER LEVEL - Special backer level for fans of Meredith McClaren. You'll get a copy of Cautionary Fables and Fairytales: Asia Edition with a bookplate signed by Meredith and an original page from her story The Three Rhymesters.

JONATHON DALTON SPECIAL BACKER LEVEL - Special backer level for fans of Jonathon Dalton. You'll get a copy of Cautionary Fables and Fairytales: Asia Edition with a bookplate signed by Jonathon and an original page from his story Mulan. Jonathon's originals come in two parts. One is the inks, and one has the tones. 

Shipping note: Kel McDonald who lives in the US is mailing out all the North and South American orders, and Kate Ashwin is mailing out all other orders from the UK. So, if you live in the US or the UK, shipping is free! Unfortunately, however, we cannot offer free shipping in the UK to backer levels which include original pages or prints, so a shipping fee will be added for those rewards.

Also a special thanks to Comixology for providing digital download codes.

Risks and challenges

I have done seven other Kickstarters to print books so the risks are minimal. Things might get delayed because of shipping disasters but all my projects in the past have been delivered on time.

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    SABRINA COTUGNO BACKER LEVEL - Blog access, the PDF, and a hard copy of the "Cautionary Fables and Fairytales: Asia Edition" book with a signed bookplate in the front cover. Bookplates will be divided to artists equally, so we will ask for your first and second choice. You will also receive a high quality 12 by 9 print of Sabrina Cotugno's adorable cover! UK backers, please see shipping note.

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    ANDREW SIDES BACKER LEVEL - Blog access, the PDF, a hard copy of the "Cautionary Fables and Fairytales: Asia Edition" book with a signed bookplate by Andrew, and a high quality 12 by 18 print by him too! UK backers, please see shipping note.

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    NINA MATSUMOTO BACKER LEVEL - Blog access, the PDF, a hard copy of the "Cautionary Fables and Fairytales: Asia Edition" book with a signed bookplate by Nina, and a high quality 11 by 17 print by him too! UK backers, please see shipping note.

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    JOSE PIMENTA BACKER LEVEL - Blog access, the PDF, and a hard copy of the "Cautionary Fables and Fairytales: Asia Edition" book, with a bookplate signed by Jose in the front cover. Plus a 8 by 12 ink commission by Jose!

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    Blog access, the PDF, and hard copies of all three Cautionary Fables books so far! The copy of the Asia Edition will have a signed bookplate in the front cover. Bookplates will be divided to artists equally, so we will ask for your first and second choice.

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    BLUE DELLIQUANTI BACKER LEVEL - Blog access, the PDF, and a hard copy of the "Cautionary Fables and Fairytales: Asia Edition" book, with a bookplate signed by Blue in the front cover. Plus a 8 by 12 ink commission by Blue!

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    MOLLY NEMECEK BACKER LEVEL - Blog access, the PDF, and a hard copy of the "Cautionary Fables and Fairytales: Asia Edition" book, with a bookplate signed by Molly Nemecek in the front cover. Plus a full body commission by Molly!

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    KEL MCDONALD BACKER LEVEL - Blog access, the PDF, and a hard copy of the "Cautionary Fables and Fairytales: Asia Edition" book with a bookplate signed by Kel McDonald. Plus an original page of Kel's The Legend of Asena! UK backers, please see shipping note.

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    MEREDITH MCCLAREN BACKER LEVEL - Blog access, the PDF, and a hard copy of the "Cautionary Fables and Fairytales: Asia Edition" book with a bookplate signed by Meredith McClaren. Also you will get an original page from Meredith's The Three Rhymesters! UK backers, please see shipping note.

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    JONATHON DALTON BACKER LEVEL - Blog access, the PDF, and a hard copy of the "Cautionary Fables and Fairytales: Asia Edition" book with a bookplate signed by Jonathon Dalton. Also you will get an original page from Jonathon Dalton's Mulan! UK backers, please see shipping note.

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    NICOLE CHARTARD BACKER LEVEL - Blog access, the PDF, and a hard copy of the "Cautionary Fables and Fairytales: Asia Edition" book with a bookplate signed by Nicole Chartard. Plus an original page of Nicole's The Lucky Teapot! UK backers, please see shipping note.

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    KEL BOOK BUNDLE - Get a giant bundle of books. You will get all three Cautionary Fables and Fairy Tales and all the books Kel has selfpublished (Sorcery 101 Omnibus - Fame and Misfortune - As We Were/Strange Someone - From Scratch) See newest backer update for descriptions. Free shipping for US only.

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    KATE BOOK BUNDLE - Get a giant bundle of books. You will get all three Cautionary Fables and Fairy Tales and all of Kate's Widdershins books. See newest backer update for description. Free shipping for UK only.

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