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A fantasy adventure series following the exploits of the wild young princess, Bold Riley, as she explores the world of The Coin.
A fantasy adventure series following the exploits of the wild young princess, Bold Riley, as she explores the world of The Coin.
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Rilavashana SanParite, called Bold Riley is a wild young princess from the prosperous eastern nation of Prakkalore. On her 17th birthday she abdicates her claims to the throne, packs a small bag with her mother's maps, saddles up a horse and departs to explore the world of The Coin.

The first volume in this series, The Legend of Bold Riley saw our hero fighting gluttonous monsters, uncovering a ruined temples murderous secret, meeting powerful gods and experiencing her first heartbreak.

Now Bold Riley trudges South, lost in her own grief and without any real purpose. However there are witches on the moors, hungry spirits haunting still pools, and trouble brewing in the fabulous desert city state of Kabumzala and Bold Riley won’t have much time for self pity…

Page from The Lion Jawed, pencils by Joanna Estep
Page from The Lion Jawed, pencils by Joanna Estep

The story of Bold Riley, released through Northwest Press, is a planned 8 volume full color series. It’s ambitious in its scope as each volume contains a handful of chapters each illustrated by a different artist. The first volume featured the talents of six artists and Volume 2, Bold Riley: Unspun continues on with three new artists, 

Jonathan Dalton (www.jonathondalton.com/)

Zack Giallongo (zackules.tumblr.com/)

Joanna Estep (cargocollective.com/joannaestep)

Covers by Brittney Sabo and Terry Blas
Covers by Brittney Sabo and Terry Blas

as well as some beautiful pinups from 

Victoria Elliot (www.balderdashcomic.com)

Brittney Sabo (bsabo.com)

Terry Blas (terryblas.com)

Sloane Leong (sloanesloane.com)

Genue Revuelta (gendrawsall.tumblr.com)

Melanie Gillman (www.melaniegillman.com)

Ekari (blog.ashleighekari.com)

Brinson Thieme is the eye catching cover artist and the series is published by the outstanding Northwest Press.

This kickstarter is to pay for the creative costs of Volume 2's incredible, hard working team of artists.

The Lion Jawed issue 1, cover by Genue Revuelta
The Lion Jawed issue 1, cover by Genue Revuelta

Pledges range from $5.00 to 200.00 and feature items include: digital copies, print copies of The Legend of Bold Riley Volume 1, original art, stickers, and upcoming print or digital issues of Bold Riley: Unspun.

Panel from The Talking Bone by Jonathan Dalton
Panel from The Talking Bone by Jonathan Dalton

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There are also some pretty great stretch goals in the event that we overfund, such as:

If we hit 7,500, a beautiful set of Bold Riley charms will be produced.

If we hit 10,000 you can get an exclusive illustration from cover artist Brinson Thieme.

Making comics is a tricky business. Drawing a page of comic art can take hours if not days from blank page to finished colored art. Many artists also take on freelance clients that comprise the bulk of their income. Of course this balance of money making art and a project like Bold Riley, an independently run project comprised of a freelance writer and an indie publisher isn’t quite bringing the artists the lump sums they need to focus on the project.

Half of the book is finished at this moment and using Kickstarter I can get my artists the money they deserve as well as helping pay the bills while the rest of the book is completed.

Page from Warp and Weft, art by Zack Giallongo, colors by Liz Conley
Page from Warp and Weft, art by Zack Giallongo, colors by Liz Conley

Risks and challenges

I've been a writer in the comics industry for about 8 years. My stories have appeared in Spike Trotmans lady friendly porno anthology, Smut Peddler, and the Northwest Press anthology about non-binary sexuality, Anything That Loves. I will also be included in Smut Peddler 2014 and the queer scifi/fantasy anthology Beyond.

Since the series is carried through Northwest Press, Printing, Marketing and Distribution are taken care of. This kickstarter is specifically to pay for the creative costs for the art team. All of the illustrators who have worked on Bold Riley have poured hours of hard work into beautiful comics pages and they deserve some scratch. And remember the more we over fund the more money can go to the artists!

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    ROYAL COURIER~You get a PDF of the single issue The Talking Bone, the first issue of Bold Riley Book 2.

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    QUEEN'S COURIER~ A PDF copy of Issue 2 of Bold Riley: Unspun, Warp and Weft. Illustrated by Zack Giallongo and a cover by Terry Blas.

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    ERRANT PRINCESS~ A print edition of The Talking Bone, the first physical issue of Bold Riley Book 2.

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    MASTER COURIER~ PDF copies of issues 3-5 of the final chapter of Bold Riley: Unspun, The Lion Jawed. Illustrated by Joanna Estep and featuring covers by Genue Revuelta, Steve Lieber and Ekari.

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    THE DUSTY ROAD~ A PDF copy of the complete first trade, The Legend of Bold Riley.

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    MYSTERIOUS WEAVER~ All five issues of Bold Riley Volume 2: Unspun in PDF format and special Bold Riley stickers.

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    GRAND ADVENTURE~ The first trade paperback of The Legend of Bold Riley and a physical copy of Bold Riley Issue 1, The Talking Bone plus stickers.

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    DEADLY SPIRIT~ All five of the printed issues of Bold RIley Volume 2: Unspun. Mailed to you consecutively upon printing! Also, some dang stickers!

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    PROUD QUEEN~ Our Northwest Press tier! Celebrate queer comics with the trade paperback of The Legend of Bold Riley Volume 1 and the Anything That Loves trade paperback that features a new Bold Riley story! And you best believe you'll get some stickers in that package.

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    FARAWAY LAND~ The first trade paperback of book 1, The Legend of Bold Riley and a print copy of issue 1 of Bold Riley: Unspun, The Talking Bone and stickers. In addition to your physical goods you will receive PDFs of issues 2-5 of book 2 upon release.

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    LADYKILLER~ A signed original penciled page from Joanna Estep, artist of Bold Riley: The Lion Jawed, Chapter 3.

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    TRAGIC LOVER~ Two signed original pages from Jonathan Dalton the artist of Bold Riley: The Talking Bone, Chapter 1. You will receive his inks and the color page done in traditional media.

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    RESTLESS SOUL~ An signed original inked page from Zack Giallongo the artist of Bold Riley: Warp and Weft, Chapter 2.

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    OFF THE MAP~ Print copies of both trade paperbacks of The Legend of Bold Riley and Bold Riley: Unspun and exclusive stickers as well as PDFs of book 1 and the single issues of book 2 as they are released. Please bear in mind your trades will be delivered at the end of 2014!

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    PATRON GOD~ You will get the Legend of Bold Riley trade paperback, all five print issues of Unspun featuring covers by a host of talented artist AND the collected trade of Bold Riley: Unspun! (Unspun trade paperback will be collected in winter, 2014.) and an original ink drawing by the author, Leia Weathington. You bet you'll get some stickers as well.

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