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Collected short stories of a mouse doing his best to find the meaning of his life in a world where he is the only one of his kind.

Hello Kickstarters

My name is JD Calderon a long time self publisher and current web comicer, please allow me to introduce you to The Oswald Chronicles a story about a daring mouse who’s looking for the meaning of his life and why he’s the only one of his kind who can speak. Living on Park Avenue in New York City Oswald finds himself the center of controversy amongst fae, Kalsions, and Grogs and the many other races that live alongside of man. How is a humble scribe and gentlemouse supposed to survive? Find out by pre-ordering the first trade paperback compilation of The Oswald Chronicles.

We’re looking to raise $5000. To cover printing costs and future production costs. The trade paperback will be 128 bw pages depending on the amount of pledges we receive, we’re hopeful that we’ll be able to reach our stretch goals and produce an even larger book for all of you and possibly even a colorful one if things go well. So please take a look at the previews provided below or visit www.theoswaldchronicles.com to see more of our adventurous little mouse and check out the rewards we're offering to those who pledge.

Note: For our friends in Canada shipping is not at the overseas rate but it will cost an extra $5.00 to get your shipment to you.

Here's a preview of My First Day.

Written by JD Calderon

Illustrated by Jade Gonzalez

Here are the opening pages to On the Wings of Diadra.

Written by JD Calderon

Illustrated by Jade Gonzalez

Here are a few images from The Great Turkey Rebellion

Written by JD Calderon

Illustrated by Daphne Lage

Here are the rewards :)

FAQ

  • 1. If you like I will include you as a person, fairy, dwarf, gnome etc in the story or if you have an RPG character you wish me to use that is fine as well. Note: You can tell me what your character can or can’t do but I hold the right to use or disregard anything for the sake of the story.

    2. I will not own your likeness or your character, but I will own the story that he/she is within The Oswald Chronicles and I will have all rights to reproduce the tale in whatever form I choose through perpetuity.

    3. If you have an idea for a story I will consider it. Note this is not a collaboration, I will hold final say on the story. I will take everyone’s feelings into consideration though. All stories will probably be short stories 5,000-20,000 words, perhaps longer if the story calls for it.

    4. This reward may take me longer to produce than the others due to how much time it does take me to construct a story to my satisfaction so it may take as long as a year or two before it is done, but I will do my best to take far less time.

    5. If you do not agree to these terms please don’t pledge to this amount, I know there are a lot of rules and I do apologize for them but I have my integrity and sanity to consider :)

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  • For the single book purchase at the 25. 35. and 40. levels the shipping rate is now 15.

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    For this pledge amount you will receive a pdf version of My First Day and Other Stories.

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    For this pledge amount you will receive a pdf version of My First Day and Other Stories, plus "The Park Avenue Mall War", and "It Broke Free and Couldn't Read."

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    At this level you'll receive everything from the $40 level plus a 6x8 color illustration by Daphne Lage. For our friends overseas please add $25.00 for shipping.

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    At this pledge level you'll receive everything from the $40.level plus a T-shirt, and hard copies of "The Park Avenue Mall War", "A Warder's Fee", "Under the Knuckle and Other Stories", and "My First Day and Other Stories". For our friends over seas please add $25.00 for shipping.

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    For this pledge amount you'll get everything from the $125 amount plus an original illustration from "The Great Turkey Rebellion" by Daphne Lage. For our friends overseas please add $25.00 for shipping.

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    At this pledge amount Daphne Lage will do a 9x12 full color commission. Along with the commission you will also receive 5 signed copies of The Oswald Chronicles vol.1 My First Day plus all of the downloads.

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    Here's a special one Chip Wallace a fantastic comic books artist and great friend has offered to do a full body 11x17 commission for anyone who’s willing to kick in $250 as a pledge, you’ll also be receiving all of the downloads and 5 signed copies of the book. This is a one shot deal so if you want some awesome art by a great comics professional this may be the pledge for you. You can check out Chip’s bio where you can see the long list of his many accomplishments within the comic’s community: http://comicbookdb.com/creator.php?ID=1607

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    For this pledge amount you'll get everything from the $40 amount plus the original 11x17 poster illustration from "The Great Turkey Rebellion" by Daphne Lage plus a T-shirt, and hard copies of "The Park Avenue Mall War", "A Warder's Fee", "Under the Knuckle and Other Stories", and "My First Day and Other Stories". For our friends over seas please add $45.00 for shipping.

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    For this pledge amount you'll receive everything from the $40 amount plus a chance to become a part of the Oswald Chronicles. I will write you in as a character in one of the prose stories which will be illustrated by Daphne Lage and along with the inclusion in the story you will also receive 2 of the 9x12 original illustrations that Daphne Lage will produce for the story. You will also receive 10 signed copies of My First Day and Other Stories and a copy of the story in its first printed form. For our friends overseas please add $45.00 for shipping. Note please check FAQ before pledging to this amount.

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