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…
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)
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)
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.
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.
Go head! Pick out something nice!
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.
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!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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