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!
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.
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.
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!
We also have a range of art prints, on rag paper with giclée printing.
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!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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