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“Imagine ‘Law and Order’ on Middle Earth, and you’d have the Chronicles of the Tal Nor.” – R. Lawrence McFee II, Writer of “5 Deals, One Devil.”

Sophie, Kat and the rest of the Tal Nor have returned for a brand new, standalone issue. This is your opportunity to get your hands on the comic before anyone else. While issue two does build on issue one, it’s a completely self-contained narrative that provides a fantastic jumping-on point for new readers.  

The basic idea: Kat and Sophie travel to the outskirts of western Kren -- the edge of their jurisdiction -- to investigate a murder. There, our heroes discover why the town’s mayor felt this was a case only the Rytiers of the Tal Nor could handle. Are they up to the task? Will they find the killer in time?  

In this issue, we get to see the girls not only in the heat of battle, but also showing off their investigative prowess. And in one of my favorite scenes, we get our first glimpse of Kat interrogating a suspect (I drew inspiration from “Homicide: Life on the Street” for that particular moment). I hope you’ll have as much fun reading it as I did writing it!  

I’m once again joined on this quest by the incomparable Kelsea Jewell, adding her killer line work and mind boggling watercolors. Looking at how she handles light and shadow, I’m convinced it’s some sort of witchcraft. I’m overjoyed that she is back, weaving her magic into this issue. Here’s a little taste of what you’ll find this time around:  

 

  

 

 

 

We’ve added two new creators to the team. Due to other commitments, the fantastic Rose Petretcz was unable to work on this issue, but we were able to get (as-yet unknown but still talented when sufficiently caffeinated) copy wrangler Jenny Fengler to step up to the plate and take over editorial duties.    

The other new member of the team is our cover artist Noella Whitney. Yes, that Noella Whitney: the one who does Broadside (which if you haven’t checked out, you should, because it’s so good http://broadsidecomic.com/). Look at all the awesomeness she’s bringing to the cover!     

Funding:  

The big question for each Kickstarter campaign is, “What are you going to do with the money?” In our case, I’m raising funds to help offset the cost of printing the book and to pay for some of the cool swag you’ll get as rewards. That’s it! The rest of the cost of making this comic – writing, art, editorial – is all coming out of pocket. A bonus from my “day job” paid for the first half of the book, and the second half was funded by my tax return. Here are a couple of pie charts (because who doesn’t love a delicious pie chart?), breaking down where your pledge money goes:

If we exceed our goal, there will be some stretch goals, and the extra money will go toward bringing the comic to new comic cons, as well as toward creating future issues. Now for the bit you’ve all been waiting for...

The Rewards:

This comic will be offered in both a physical print edition and in PDF format. And if one Tal Nor comic isn’t enough for you (and who could blame you), we’re also offering The Chronicles of the Tal Nor #1 in both a physical print edition and PDF format.  
  
I was completely wowed the first time I saw what Noella Whitney created for the cover. I knew I just had to have that piece on my wall, so I had 12” x 18” prints made of the art without the title banner. I can't wait to hang this up!  
This reward is one that I use every day. It’s a leather keychain with the Tal Nor insignia. Each keychain will be masterfully crafted by Chris Williams, a local Philadelphia area artisan (and the best barista ever).


When I ordered the Kickstarter rewards for issue #1 I was worried about things getting damaged or lost, so I ordered some extras. Too many extras, as it turned out. I’m offering a limited number of those extras as rewards. Once they’re gone, there will be no other way of getting these prints or variant covers.  

Now for my favorite reward: GAME NIGHT! One lucky backer will be invited to come over and play a table top game -- like Betrayal at House on the Hill, or Lords of Waterdeep -- with me and my gaming group. There will be snacks. There will be a good time!

Risks and challenges

The risks for this Kickstarter are minimal, but real. There is a chance – because there’s always a chance, no matter how slim, right? – that something could happen and we wouldn’t get the book out. There are always little things that could cause delays, but based on how far along we already are in production (thanks again, tax return!), I don’t see anything happening that wouldn’t be insurmountable. With the successful Kickstarter for issue #1 under our belts, I have a high level of confidence that this Kickstarter will be successful as well. Join us for the ride!

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