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This way, you will be able to place an order for both Fairy Quest #1: Outlaws and Fairy Quest #2: Outcasts. And you can join us next time here on Kickstarter as we present Fairy Quest #3: Outsiders!
Backerkit will be available at the end of March, 2014. Now read on for more about our project...
THE ‘FAIRY QUEST’ JOURNEY CONTINUES… WILL YOU JOIN US?
WE DID IT! OUR INITIAL GOAL IS REACHED!
NOW FOR SOME STRETCH GOALS !
OUR STORY SO FAR…
Fairy Quest is set in the world of Fablewood, where all of the stories that have ever been told live side-by-side, separated only by genre borders! At the very center of this amazing world, the Children's stories are forced to tell their tales exactly as written, or risk having their minds wiped in Mister Grimm's dreaded Mind Eraser.
Two outlaws - Red Riding Hood (Red) and the Wolf (Mister Woof) - seek to end this tyranny and escape to a place where they can remain as friends forever. It is a story of love and friendship against all odds, and it is truly a book for everyone!
YOU ARE OUR PUBLISHERS!
We — Humberto and Paul — want to sincerely thank all of you who supported the first FAIRY QUEST raise. This project will always be number one in our hearts thanks to your incredible support. We are forever grateful to you for making our dream a reality! The first raise was an incredible success, and we want to do even better this time. You showed us, and other mainstream comics creators, that Kickstarter is a great tool to help unique, diverse projects like this get off the ground. The fact is this awesome story will be a reality because of you, our co-publishers. And now that we have had a chance to build the materials for Book 2, we are asking for your help to keep our beloved project going.
So here it is: FAIRY QUEST: OUTCASTS BOOK 2! Because you, the Kickstarter audience, were there for us from the beginning, we wanted to bring this to you first. We have had nothing but an incredible response to the book itself—and get ready because Red and Mister Woof's adventures have only just begun. We learned a ton from our first ever Kickstarter - everyone loved the book, though we had a few shipping missteps the last time. (To our friends outside of the U.S: We love you, but shipping to you is not cheap!). Overall, it was a great ride, and we're determined to make it a seamless experience this time. We want to keep you informed and enthused every step of the way, and we'll be bringing in some cool "stretch" goals along the way.
Humberto is working hard drawing the entire book, and we are itching to get this into your hands. It’s another 48-page oversized graphic novel, the sequel you’ve been waiting for! It will be printed with the same loving care as the first, and will contain some brand new extras, just for you guys! We want to keep FAIRY QUEST an independent project and we can only do that with your help through Kickstarter. For that, we have prepared a fresh lineup of rewards we believe are worthy of your support!
If you’ve come across this Kickstarter raise and are not familiar at all with FAIRY QUEST, greetings and welcome! In a nutshell, FAIRY QUEST is a story very close to us. It is our passion project - one that we felt we couldn’t get any of the big comic publishers to green light, so we decided to publish it with the help of our Kickstarter supporters (who are essentially our co-publishers)! Kickstarter has proven to be a magnificent tool for creators like us who want to do something on our own outside of the “system,” so to speak. If you are curious, we granted BOOM! Studios the license to publish the first volume—FAIRY QUEST: OUTLAWS BOOK 1—so you can find it wherever comics and books are sold in single issue and soft cover formats. We've also been able to license the book in France and Spain, so consider yourselves part of a worldwide phenomenon! The gorgeous hardcover edition is unique to the Kickstarter.
One final note: We know that when it came time to send out the rewards for the first drive we had a few hiccups, as is apparently typical with new Kickstarter projects. But we've moved to address those issues: things will be smoother this time around because we have a better support staff to help us get you your loot as quickly and easily as possible. Our thanks again to the guys at BOOM for helping us with the logistics!
When we last left Red and Woof, they were about to enter the Dark Forest to find the Map Maker who will show them how to escape to the safe haven of Realworld. In Fablewood, all of the stories that have ever been told live side-by-side. But it is an evil place, overseen by the awful Mister Grimm and his cadre of Think Police, and Red and Woof want to escape to a world where their friendship isn’t prohibited. What lies ahead for them in the Dark Forest?
We promise this book will be just as beautiful as the first FAIRY QUEST, with an embossed cover, spot UV coating and ultra-high production values - it's the kind of book you can keep in your bookshelf forever. We'd be so grateful if you helped us produce this sequel, and as thanks in advance, we think we came up with some really cool rewards for this raise, including trips to C2E2 and San Diego Comic-Con! And, as always, please feel free to drop us a line if you have any questions or comments. We and our crack team of robotic ninjas will do our best to answer each and every one of them in a reasonable amount of time. We will be adding more sneak peek art as the raise goes on to keep you as excited as we are about BOOK 2. Thank you all very much!
PS: Since we are all about brightening your day, Here is a photo of a bunny with a pancake on its head!
PPS: It's important to note that we're acutely aware of some outstanding item fulfillment issues with our other raise, SIDEKICK. As with FQ #1 there were some SNAFU's with delivery - it seems part and parcel of new Kickstarter projects sometimes, but we do not take it lightly. Please read below to see what we've done to make sure FQ #2 does not fall into any of those pitfalls. As of date of writing (February 10th, 2014) we are finished making the vinyls and are having our pals at Boom help us finish the shirts and hats. At that point, all physical items will have been completed and Chris is completing the promised Origin Story. Please contact us with any concerns, but also know that we accept responsibility for the too-late delivery and are fixing it right now. We hate that this project got so derailed but in the interests of transparency, we wanted to acknowledge it here.
** Our thanks once again to the magnificent Kevin MacLeod for the use of his awesome music in our promo video. Please visit Kevin's site at http://incompetech.com
NEW ITEM UNLOCKED!
You guys are the coolest—we've hit half our goal in just one day! In honor of hitting the $30,000 mark, we've unlocked the first stretch goal (early): the Collector's Edition Red & Mr. W statue by the fine folks at Rabia! Created for the European edition of the first FAIRY QUEST volume, these are limited to just 70 pieces. Claim one over there to the right for $65!
MOCK-UPS OF MUG, CERAMIC TUMBLER, AND TOTE BAG
Once we hit our goal, we'll unlock a special reward for all of our backers! And we've got additional stretch goal incentives if you want to help keep the campaign going!
Risks and challenges
To all of our awesome fans and backers: our biggest goal this time is to make sure we maintain transparency (as we did with #1) while improving on any shipping issues we encountered with book #1. To that end, we are eliciting the help of our friends at BOOM who will help us with the fulfillment of the various items you're pledging for.
We learned a TON from the book #1 raise. Please see our FAQ's and don't forget to ask us if you need help.
If you would like two items, please pledge in one category but add enough for both items. After that, please message us for a confirmation and we'll acknowledge that we know what you pledged for. At the end of the Kickstarter campaign, we will send out a survey asking you to remind us what you pledged for. We'll match it up and send you both items.
If you are backing for a LIMITED ITEM as one of those pledges, please use the Limited Item category.
So for example: If you want a $30 Fairy Quest #1 and a $30 Fairy Quest #2, please pledge $60 in the Limited #1 category. Message us for confirmation, and you'll get another when we send out the survey.
The short answer is "yes," and while we're sure that may elicit some groans, please bear with us. Anyone familiar with Fairy Quest #1 will know that we had some shipping issues, about which we believe we were very transparent. A large part of this was due to the fact we completely underestimated costs. International shipping KILLED us last time. We asked for $8 across the board but some packages to Australia or Japan cost us $40 each, or sometimes more! And the shipping woes also meant that on occasion we shipped two or three times to the same person!
Now unfortunately, Kickstarter is not set up to let us determine costs for each package. If we could, it would really help us. But we can't. We have to choose a number based on our best guess and go with it. We ask for everyone to understand that this is difficult. One thing we are definitely not doing is gouging anyone with shipping and handling - this is about the project, not killing it with hidden costs (AT&T, I am looking in your direction!)
If this makes you unhappy, please scroll to the bottom of our home page where there is an image of a bunny with a pancake on its head. Thank you! :)
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