Finishing Sorcery 101
In this second volume, we follow along as Danny continues to find his footing in a supernatural-filled world. He has stopped aging due to a magic bond with a vampire and is now learning the full meaning of that bond. His memories and actions are called into question and might not be his own. Meanwhile, his mundane day job as a history teacher and his dating prospects are getting swallowed up by the supernatural. A demon has a crush on him. One of his students is a werewolf. He loves a woman who only has eyes for a sinister vampire. It's getting harder and harder to keep those two lives separate, especially when that choice might not be completely his decision.
It has been online since 2005, when long form fantasy comics weren't as numerous or profitable as they are now. It will wrap up this October. You can read it all here!
I'm Kel McDonald, and for the past 10 years I've been creating comics -- the most well known, both written and drawn by me, are Sorcery 101 and Misfits of Avalon (Dark Horse Comics), in addition to a large library of creator-owned comics. While doing all that, I've also organized three volumes of Cautionary Fables and Fairytales, a comics anthology series and written for the Buffy the Vampire Slayer comics . My work can be found in print, and I have also successfully utilized the internet to publish my work. All my self-published work is in print because of Kickstarter.
Sorcery 101 and Kickstarter
Back in 2009, when Kickstarter was first getting started, I funded the first Sorcery 101 book. It was 120 pages long and contained the first 4 chapters. This book showed me there was an interest in my work and helped get my career going. After redrawing the first 460 pages, a 750 page omnibus was kickstarted in 2014. It covered the first half of the series. Volume 2 will cover the rest of the series. I'm excited to finally finish the series after all these years.
Where is the money going?
The goal is $32000 dollars. That will get me 2000 books.
- $18000 is going to prepress and printing the book.
- $4000 is going to shipping the book.
- $6000 for taxes.
- $4000 is going to Kickstarter fees and problems.
Also in this Kickstarter you can get Kel's other books and you can get commissions and original art. When you get any bundle book pack you, will also get PDFs of most of the books.
WHEN WE HIT
- $36k - A 14-page back up story by Jay Edidin and Meredith McClarren will be added to the book.
- $38k - an exclusive pdf of the original version of Sorcery 101's first 460 will be free for all backer
- $40k - an exclusive pdf of the now offline Ask Danny side strips which answer reader questions.
- $50k - the Sorcery 101 book will be printed on nicer paper.
- $60k - ?????
What do you get for helping out?
I have tons of stuff available for backers!
The Book - Sorcery 101 vol 2 is 720 pages full color. It will be 9 inches by 6 inches.
Artist Edition of the book - Want something to make your copy of Sorcery 101 vol 2 to stand out? You can get the book signed and sketched in.
Sorcery 101 vol 1 - This massive volume is 760 full color pages and is the first half of my longest running comic Sorcery 101. It stars an inept sorcerer learning magic from a grumpy vampire. You can get it in the levels with the Sorcery 101 World bundle or Super Book bundle.
From Scratch - A 64 page black and white short about demon gangsters in the 1920s. You can get it in the levels with the Sorcery 101 World Bundle or Super Book bundle or by adding $7 to your pledge.
As We Were/Strange Someone - A 200 page full color book that includes two short stories. As We Were is about a demon hunter looking for revenge while her traveling companion tries to stop this vendetta from taking over her life. Strange Someone is about a writer stumbling across a supernatural mystery while dealing with writer's block. This books has 80 copies left and isn't being reprinted, so this is your last chance to grab it. You can get it in the levels with Sorcery 101 World bundle or the Super Book bundle.
Fame and Misfortune - An 80 page black and white story about a bodyguard with magic powers protecting a spoiled pop princess. You can grab it in the levels with the Super Book bundle or by adding $10 to your pledge.
The Better to Find You With - 80 comic pages in black and white following a small-town veterinarian Sina, as she is enlisted by a werewolf to help track down a missing werewolf before they can come to harm. You can grab it in the levels with the Super Book bundle or by adding $10 to your pledge.
Misfits of Avalon vol 1 - A black and white 160 page book following a team of magical girls who are jerks. They find themselves called to fight against King Arthur and retrieve Excalibur. You can get it in the levels with the Super Book bundle or by adding $15 to your pledge.
Misfits of Avalon vol 2 - A black and white 200 page book following a team of magical girls who are jerks. They find themselves called to fight against King Arthur and retrieve Excalibur. You can get it in the levels with the Super Book bundle or by adding $15 to your pledge.
Original Art - Grab yourself a page from Sorcery 101! You'd be the only one to have that particular page. They are all 11 inches by 17 inches and fit in a standard frame! You can get it in any of the Original Art or Art Bundle levels.
Digital copies of Sorcery 101 and my other work! Don't like books? Well, you can grab all my self-published books (so everything except Misfits of Avalon) as ebooks. Digitals copies come with any level that includes the physical copy of the book and the two PDF levels
Risks and challenges
I have done 8 other kickstarter to print books so the risks are minimal. Things might get delayed because of shipping disasters.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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