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Printing Book Three of Root & Branch - An epic fantasy graphic novel. The latest collected volume of the story, in stunning full color!
Printing Book Three of Root & Branch - An epic fantasy graphic novel. The latest collected volume of the story, in stunning full color!
52 backers pledged $2,544 to help bring this project to life.

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After traveling through the Human lands and exploring their capricious nature, Ariana has found an unexpected ally! Will he lend his skills to her quest? What skills does he have? And what has led him to be wandering so far from home...

This is a Kickstarter to fund the printing of Book Three of Root & Branch – an epic fantasy graphic novel. Like the first two volumes, it's a lush, full color, hand-painted adventure in a medieval fantasy world.

You can catch up on the story on our Website!

The Story

After leaving home on a quest to help her people, and find the Tree of Life, Ariana has found the world of Humans to be larger and stranger than she bargained for! They have been kind, patient, helpers; they have been brutal, violent, criminals. Their food, clothing, buildings, and animals are a delight to the senses, and a new sphere to navigate. Fortunately, she has new ally – Another elf, from a long separated clan. His grasp of human language and customs is much better, but his trust of them far lower. Does he know better? Or is he just that boring fuddy-duddy who doesn't like to have any fun?

Book Three covers the weeks and months following their chance encounter in the village of Boughton. It's six chapters, more than 150 pages of watercolor illustrations. The book includes exclusive chapter covers, and a short piece of background information on the world.

Publishing

Getting a book this large printed is quite the challenge! We've done our part, writing, painting, scanning, editing, lettering and preparing more than 160 pages of comic. Now, we need your help! By pitching in to this project you allow us to print a large enough run to be able to offer the books at an affordable price, and still pay the artist and letterer!

Our goal is to print a run of at least 200, pay the letterer, and get the story in front of some new eyes. If we exceed our goal, we may be able to do a larger run of books, and even do a re-print of Book One! Crowdfunding allows us to print in much larger quantities than we could relying only on the savings of the artist.

Rewards

First and foremost are the books! Our previous volumes from the printer are luscious, with rich colors, sharp images, and nice solid bindings. This will include 160 pages of story, and special extras that are not available online!

Book Three will be just and shiny, and bigger!
Book Three will be just and shiny, and bigger!

We also have a range of art prints, on rag paper with giclée printing.

All these, and more!
All these, and more!

This year's special reward is a screen printed, hand made tote bag! The design is still under construction, but it will be made by our expert sewist and hand printed with a cool image.

Additionally, there will be Illustration commissions available! You will suggest the image, and the artist will craft an original 9”x12” watercolor!

Risks and challenges

This is not our first rodeo! We are well prepared to face the risks and challenges that this project might face. The art is 80% complete, and should be nearly done by the end of the campaign. The turn-around from our printer has been less than a week. We have a source for prints, screen printing, and sewing.

Delays in completing the artwork, or technical difficulties could delay the completion and shipping of rewards, but not by more than 1-2 months. We are dedicated to keeping the conversation open, and communicating with our backers every step of the way!

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    Book Three Digital Download

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

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

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    • Book Three Digital Download
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    Book Three & one more - Digital Download

    A PDF copy of Root & Branch - Book Three, including all the chapter covers and extra art. Plus, PDF of either Book One OR book Two

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

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    • Book Two Digital Download
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    Books One, Two, Three Digital Download

    A PDF copy of Root & Branch - Book Three, including all the chapter covers and extra art. Plus, PDF of both Book One AND book Two. Save monies!

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

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    • Book Three Digital Download
    • Book Two Digital Download
    • Book One Digital Download
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    Root & Branch Book Three

    A PRINT copy of Volume Three, 160+ 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!

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    • Book Three Print Copy
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    Book Three & Print

    A PRINT copy of Volume Three, 160+ glossy, full-color pages of fantasy adventure.
    AND
    Print 
    A full page 9"x12" print on archival quality paper, suitable for framing! Your choice from at least 8 awesome pieces!

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

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    Books Two & Three Print Copy

    A PRINT copy of Volume Three, 160+ glossy, full-color pages of fantasy adventure.
    AND
    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!

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    • Book Two Print Copy
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    Book Three & Cameo

    A PRINT copy of Volume Three, 160+ glossy, full-color pages of fantasy adventure.
    AND
    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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    • Cameo
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    Book Three & Tote Bag

    A PRINT copy of Volume Three, 160+ 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!

    Tote Bag
    A super functional tote bag with hand printed design on reclaimed fabric. It will be bright, it will be colorful, you will be able to request colors. It will be lovingly handmade by the artist with care and intention.

    Includes:
    • Book Three Print Copy
    • Tote Bag
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    Two Books & Print

    A PRINT copy of Volume Three, 160+ glossy, full-color pages of fantasy adventure. AND Two OR One
    Print 
    A full page 9"x12" print on archival quality paper, suitable for framing! Your choice from at least 8 awesome pieces!

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

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    • Book Two Print Copy
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    Books One, Two, & Three Print Copy

    A PRINT copy of Volume Three, 160+ glossy, full-color pages of fantasy adventure.
    AND
    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!

    Includes:
    • Book Three Print Copy
    • Book Two Print Copy
    • Book One Print Copy
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    All Three Books & Print

    A PRINT copy of Volume Three, 160+ glossy, full-color pages of fantasy adventure.
    AND
    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!
    Print 
    A full page 9"x12" print on archival quality paper, suitable for framing! Your choice from at least 8 awesome pieces!

    Includes:
    • Book One Print Copy
    • Book Three Print Copy
    • Book Two Print Copy
    • Print
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    Book Three, Custom Illustration

    A PRINT copy of Volume Three, 160+ glossy, full-color pages of fantasy adventure.
    AND
    Custom Illustration
    Beautiful, rich and luscious watercolor illustration made just for you, based on your request. This is a one-of-a-kind piece of original art!

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

    Includes:
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    • Illustration
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    All Three Books & Tote Bag

    A PRINT copy of Volume Three, 160+ glossy, full-color pages of fantasy adventure.
    AND
    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!

    Tote Bag
    A super functional tote bag with hand printed design on reclaimed fabric. It will be bright, it will be colorful, you will be able to request colors. It will be lovingly handmade by the artist with care and intention.

    Includes:
    • Book One Print Copy
    • Book Three Print Copy
    • Book Two Print Copy
    • Tote Bag
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    Book Three, Illustration, Cameo

    A PRINT copy of Volume Three, 160+ glossy, full-color pages of fantasy adventure.
    AND
    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.
    AND
    Custom Illustration
    Beautiful, rich and luscious watercolor illustration made just for you, based on your request. This is a one-of-a-kind piece of original art!

    Includes:
    • Book Three Print Copy
    • Cameo
    • Illustration
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    Book Three, Illustration, Tote Bag

    A PRINT copy of Volume Three, 160+ glossy, full-color pages of fantasy adventure.
    AND
    Tote Bag
    A super functional tote bag with hand printed design on reclaimed fabric. It will be bright, it will be colorful, you will be able to request colors. It will be lovingly handmade by the artist with care and intention.
    AND
    Custom Illustration
    Beautiful, rich and luscious watercolor illustration made just for you, based on your request. This is a one-of-a-kind piece of original art!

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

    Includes:
    • Book Three Print Copy
    • Illustration
    • Tote Bag
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    All 3 Books, Illustration, Tote, Cameo

    All the cool shit. Seriously, all of it. And our undying gratitude.

    Includes:
    • Book One Print Copy
    • Book Three Print Copy
    • Book Two Print Copy
    • Cameo
    • Illustration
    • Tote Bag
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