About this project
"Captain Crown's five children have finally been reunited, and their mysterious inheritance awaits them, somewhere deep in the jungle of a lost Caribbean island.
But Old Crown kept one last trick up his sleeve... At least for whoever makes it to the end of the road !"
Welcome on our new kickstarter campaign ! We're Patrick Henaff and Tristan Roulot, Montréal based creators of The will of Captain Crown : a gritty pirate comic book in two volumes, filled with treasons, treasures and family madness.
"This is quite simply like no other pirate story I have ever read !" Ain't it cool news (you can read the whole Rob Patey's review by clicking ->Here<-).
Initially published in France in 2011 (and then in the Netherlands and Germany) in two big size books of 46 pages,The Will of Captain Crown received a hearthwarming welcome from readers and critics alike. The books were even nominated for the 2012 Joe Shuster's Awards in the "Outstanding Writer" category. At this point, we knew we wanted to share our pirate story with the english readers.
But this time, we wanted to make more than a simple translation : we were looking for a totally new version of the books, reformatted into the standard american comic format !
That meant reimagining the storytelling, resizing panels and adding pages to finally allow much more space for epic punches and glorious art ! Apart from the translation (being taken care of by professionnal comic book writer Y.Brouillette), this is a creation altering process that can only be done by us, the original authors. Here is an example of the way we turned a European page into two comic books pages :
That's lot of a hard work, I can tell you, and it really can't be done without your help.
THE KICKSTARTER EXPERIENCE
In September 2013, we launched a kickstarter campaign for the first book. The backers' support was incredible, and totally exceeded our wildest expectations. Seriously, Folks, you were amazing ! If you want to take a look at our video, read the reviews and know more about the project, please follow this link : The will of Captain Crown - part one.
And if you want to discover the first 12 pages of the story, please feel free to click on this preview :
A NEW ADVENTURE
So here we are again, ready for the second round ! For those of you who followed our first campaign (but this is something that newcomers will be eager to enjoy as well), here is one big difference : the second campaign already benefits from the success of the first one.
Yes ! That means we're talking about a 96 pages full color hardcover book from the start, and even more pages and extras if we reach further stretch goals. We really want this book to be as great as it is meant to be.
Now we need your help to conclude Captain Crown’s story. Here are some of the gems you will find in the captain's treasure chest !
"Gold of the damned" is the title of the second and final installment of the Will of Captain Crown. The book itself will be 96 pages, hard cover and full color.. It will be offset printed, here in Canada, and we guarantee you a professional quality sturdy book you will be happy to own and proud to share.
WANT TO DISCOVER BOOK ONE ?
If you have not been part of the first campaign, but are interrested in discovering this story, we made three different reward tiers for you, including the two books, in digital or/and physical versions.
Another way to do it is to select any other reward tier you're interrested in, and simply add 25$ to your pledge, so you'll receive volume one "Five Bloody Bastards" in your package, as well as its pdf version (Add 35$, if you prefer the signed and wax stamped version of the book).
Your book can come signed by the authors, and also wax sealed with a very special stamp ! For the first campaign, we asked a jeweller to engrave in brass an original design by Patrick Henaff. It's the symbol of Captain Crown's flag and armoiry. These wax stamped books are exclusive for our kickstarter backers.
FAROH, SILTJE AND ASTARTE LEVEL
We still offer the limited prints "Faroh", "Siltje" and "Astarte". After the first campaign, we made one print run of 75 ex of each, on bristol board 11"x14", wax sealed, numbered and signed. Those are the last ones you'll ever see anywhere. They're coming with the signed, seal waxed version of the book, vol.2, also !
COLOR BOARDS (NEW REWARD)
We also asked ourselves : what can be new and exciting for this new campaign ? So we added a new reward : 3 panoramic prints, directly taken from the original board, book size (10"x7"), in color !
If you're interrested in original piece of art, know that Patrick did a hell of a job during the first campaign, and he's not planning on doing anything less this time ! So if you want an inked drawing from Patrick, here are the three options :
We're talking about a book size commission (format 7"x10"), inked on a bristol board. Leave us a message if you want something special and we'll see what can be done about it !
DRAW YOURSELF AS A FILTHY PIRATE
Do you want to be portraitized as a pirate ?! Nice, cause that's one of the very special things we offer during this campaign. Send us a photo, and Patrick will send you right into a pirate world, on a big inked sketch on bristol board (11"x14"). Here are some samples, done during the first campaign :
MASTER OF THE FLEET
Last but not least, here are three original pages (ultra-large 14"x17" format, china ink, B&W on bristol board) we offer for the "master of the fleet" backers (contact us to reserve the page you want ) !
One quick note about shipping. Despite the fact that everywhere (and especially in Canada, where they decided to rise the fee by no more than... 20%... gasp !), we decided to keep the same price for the book as in the first campaign. We don't want you to pay more than you expected to read the end of the story you helped us launch.
We also found a way to offer the shipping for US (and still for Canada of course). For international backers, we tried to keep things as low as it was, and stay fair with the first campaign. Please, don't forget to add the shipping fee to your pledge. Thanks a lot !
And... that's it ! Thank you for following us this far. We hope you'll come aboard and join us, so the the legend of Captain Crown will be heard and told for years. !
Risks and challenges
There is no risk that we can think of : the entire material already exists, it is simply waiting to be reworked and translated. The work on the first book gave us all the experience we needed to make the highest standard quality for this new one. Overall, we have kept our promises in terms of production deadlines and shipping delays. You’ll get it on time!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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