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Printing the second volume of Root & Branch, an ongoing epic fantasy webcomic. 150 pages of elf-filled goodness!
Printing the second volume of Root & Branch, an ongoing epic fantasy webcomic. 150 pages of elf-filled goodness!
49 backers pledged $3,535 to help bring this project to life.

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In 2015 I began working on Root & Branch, an epic idea that I'd kicked around for many many years. We began publishing online in May of 2015, and we've experienced steadily growing readership ever since!

The story follows a young elf who is leaving her homeland for the first time. In fact, none of her tribe has left their lands for generations! Readers get to explore the strange ways of the humans she encounters, and share her wonder at a world of new experiences. Where will her quest take her? Are these humans going to help her? Or hinder her?

Last year we were successful in raising more than 2000$ to fund the printing of book one. More than 50 backers helped to make the dream a reality! They were rewarded with a beautiful finished book, and extra artwork that does not appear on the website. Additionally, 25 people earned cameo appearances, that are all going to be in Book 2! 

Root & Branch Book 2 will be even bigger - 150 pages, chapter covers, and behind the scenes world building information. We'll be printing a perfect bound, glossy covered, 8"x10.5" book. Because this book is larger, we want to have a larger run and keep the price the same - $35. This requires a print run of 250 books, a larger investment, but well worth it! We will be using the same printer, local here in Denver, to ensure quality product and fast turn-around.

REWARDS
Everyone will get their name on a "thank you" page in the book!
Everyone will get access to a digital PDF or CBZ version of the book, perfect for using with kindle and other reader devices.

UPDATE - Everyone who backs for a physical product will get a Kickstarter EXCLUSIVE sticker set! (Not these, but they will be equally cool.)

We are offering a discount on getting both Book 1 and Book 2!

Double your fun!
Double your fun!

We are offering beautiful archival quality prints - 9"x12" - these look even better than my original paintings!

Four of the Six print options available!
Four of the Six print options available!

We are offering cameo appearances - a character design sheet, a speaking part in the next book (not this one!). Cameo backers get to give me input and ideas about their appearance!

Spot all the cameos!
Spot all the cameos!

And we are offering a special, custom made, hand-stitched embroidery of a tree! (I do like trees...) It will be 6" square or round, any colors you desire, on linen cloth with crewel wool stitching. 

Examples of tree options!
Examples of tree options!

 We've tried to imagine all the permutations and combinations of cool swag that you could possibly desire, buuuuuuuut...
IF THERE IS A REWARD PACK YOU WANT AND DO NOT SEE, CONTACT US!

Risks and challenges

Fortunately, this is not our first rodeo! We have a printer lined up, and 85% of the art, layout, and lettering is already complete! By the end of the fundraising period that should be approaching 95%. A problem with wrapping up the work, or an unusual delay from the printers (last year they gave us 72 hour turn-around!) could delay the delivery and shipping of the books. However, any foreseeable delays should not be longer than a month!

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    Digital Download - Root & Branch Book 2

    A PDF or CBZ copy of Root & Branch - Book 2, including all the chapter covers and extra art.

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    Digital Download - Books 2 & 1

    A PDF or CBZ copy of Root & Branch - Book 1 AND Book 2, including all the chapter covers and extra art.

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    Print

    A full page 9"x12" print on archival quality paper, suitable for framing! Your choice from four of last years awesome pieces, and two brand new options.

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    Book Two - Print Copy

    A PRINT copy of volume two, 150+ glossy, full-color pages of fantasy adventure.

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    Book Two & Print

    A PRINT copy of volume one, 120+ glossy, full-color pages of fantasy adventure.

    A full page 9"x12" print on archival quality paper, suitable for framing! Your choice from four of last years awesome pieces, and two brand new options.

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    Book Two & Cameo Appearance

    A PRINT copy of volume two, 150+ glossy, full-color pages of fantasy adventure.

    Your name will be included on the "Thanks!" page in both the printed book, and on our website!

    Join the Journey!
    Your likeness will be transported into the world of Root & Branch - you will appear as a background character, WITH SPEAKING PARTS!

    (I'll ask for feedback on what sort of cameo you prefer, but the dialog will be entirely mine.) You'll also get a digital copy of your character portrait.

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    Books One AND Two

    A PRINT copy of volume two, 150+ glossy, full-color pages of fantasy adventure.
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    A PRINT copy of volume one, 120+ glossy, full-color pages of fantasy adventure.

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    Books One AND Two AND Print

    A PRINT copy of volume two, 150+ glossy, full-color pages of fantasy adventure.
    AND
    A PRINT copy of volume one, 120+ glossy, full-color pages of fantasy adventure.

    Print
    A full page 9"x12" print on archival quality paper, suitable for framing! Your choice from four awesome pieces.

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    Books One AND Two AND Cameo

    A PRINT copy of volume two, 150+ glossy, full-color pages of fantasy adventure.
    AND
    A PRINT copy of volume one, 120+ glossy, full-color pages of fantasy adventure.

    Your name will be included on the "Thanks!" page in both the printed book, and on our website!

    Join the Journey!
    Your likeness will be transported into the world of Root & Branch - you will appear as a background character, WITH SPEAKING PARTS!

    (I'll ask for feedback on what sort of cameo you prefer, but the dialog will be entirely mine.) You'll also get a digital copy of your character portrait.

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    Book Two & Cameo & Tree Embroidery

    A PRINT copy of volume two, 150+ glossy, full-color pages of fantasy adventure.

    Your name will be included on the "Thanks!" page in both the printed book, and on our website!

    Join the Journey!
    Your likeness will be transported into the world of Root & Branch - you will appear as a background character, WITH SPEAKING PARTS!

    (I'll ask for feedback on what sort of cameo you prefer, but the dialog will be entirely mine.) You'll also get a digital copy of your character portrait.

    GROW A TREE
    A hand embroidered tree, in crewel wool on linen, nicely mounted. You will have choice of colors and season. It will be 6" square or round as you desire. Your very own tree!

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    Books One & Two & an Embroidered Tree

    A PRINT copy of volume two, 150+ glossy, full-color pages of fantasy adventure.
    AND
    A PRINT copy of volume one, 120+ glossy, full-color pages of fantasy adventure.

    Your name will be included on the "Thanks!" page in both the printed book, and on our website!

    GROW A TREE
    A hand embroidered tree, in crewel wool on linen, nicely mounted. You will have choice of colors and season. It will be 6" square or round as you desire. Your very own tree!

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    Books One & Two & Cameo & an Embroidery

    A PRINT copy of volume two, 150+ glossy, full-color pages of fantasy adventure.
    AND
    A PRINT copy of volume one, 120+ glossy, full-color pages of fantasy adventure.

    Your name will be included on the "Thanks!" page in both the printed book, and on our website!

    Join the Journey!
    Your likeness will be transported into the world of Root & Branch - you will appear as a background character, WITH SPEAKING PARTS!

    (I'll ask for feedback on what sort of cameo you prefer, but the dialog will be entirely mine.) You'll also get a digital copy of your character portrait.

    GROW A TREE
    A hand embroidered tree, in crewel wool on linen, nicely mounted. You will have choice of colors and season. It will be 6" square or round as you desire. Your very own tree!

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