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Small-town veterinarian Sina is enlisted by a werewolf to help track down a missing werewolf before they can come to harm.
Small-town veterinarian Sina is enlisted by a werewolf to help track down a missing werewolf before they can come to harm.
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The Better To Find You With

In a futuristic world, Sina runs a veterinary clinic between a small town and a wild life preserve so she's the one called when Ranger Francis rescues a wolf from being shot by a hunter. At least, they think it's a wolf...

That is, until Sina finds a naked man in the kennel the next morning. And that's how she meets Jeff, a werewolf. With a million and one questions for Jeff, Sina starts to help him track down a newbie werewolf that has been spending full moons nearby. However, the hunter that shot Jeff the night before was armed with silver so the duo have to find the new werewolf fast. 

The book is roughly 80 pages, black and white. The first 8 pages are done and the whole thing is scripted. I'll be posting the pages in Kickstarter updates to give backers first dibs on the story. Then the book will be print only for a year or so before I post it online. 

READ THE PREVIEW HERE!!

The City Between

The Better to Find You With is the second book in The City Between series (the first being Fame and Misfortune). They are futuristic urban fantasy shorts that take place in the same world, but can be read in any order. 

The Artist

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 two volumes of Cautionary Fables and Fairytales, a comics anthology series. 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.

Where's funding going?

I need $6000 total to fund this project. $4000 is for printing, $1000 for shipping, $600 for kickstarter fees, and $400 for any problems that pop up. But I have some extras in store if I go over. 

Stretch Goals

$10,000 - I will make the book look nicer and add French Flaps to the cover

$15,000 - I will get some limited edition hardcovers made.

$20,000 - ???? Will be announced after $10,000 is hit ????

What do you get for helping out?

I have tons of stuff available for backers!

The book The Better to Find You With - 80 comic pages in black and white, its size to be 6 inches by 9 inches.

Artist Edition of the book - Want something to make your copy of The Better to Find You With to stand out? You can get the book signed and sketched in.

Fame and Misfortune - An 80 page black and white story about a bodyguard with magic powers protecting a spoiled pop princess. It's the first book in The City Between series. You can grab it in the levels with the The City Between bundle or the Super Book bundle.

Sorcery 101 vol 1 - This massive volume is 760 full color pages and is 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 Super Book bundle or by adding an extra $30 to your pledge. 

From Scratch - A 64 page black and white short about demon gangsters in the 1920s. You can get it in the levels with the Super Book bundle or by adding an extra $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.  You can get it in the levels with the Super Book bundle or by adding an extra $20 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 an extra $15 to your pledge. 

Original Art - Grab yourself a page from The Better to Find You With! 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. 

Commissions - I'll draw you something! You just let me know what you want! Commissions are black and white ink drawings on 11" by 17" paper. It fits in a standard frame. You can get it in any of the Commission Art or Art Bundle levels.

Digital copies of The Better To Find You With and my other work! Don't like books? Well, you can 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

Special Credit Thanks - Finally, the super generous among you will be listed in a special thank sections so everyone will know that you helped make it the book happen. 

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Risks and challenges

I have done 6 other kickstarter to print books so the risks are minimal. Things might get delayed because of shipping disasters but all my kickstarters in the past have been delivered on time.

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