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Printing the first book of Root & Branch - An Epic Fantasy Adventure Story. Join us on the Journey!
Printing the first book of Root & Branch - An Epic Fantasy Adventure Story. Join us on the Journey!
Printing the first book of Root & Branch - An Epic Fantasy Adventure Story. Join us on the Journey!
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STRETCH GOAL ADDED!

The goal is in view, but I don't just want to meet it, I want to break it! So, I've created an incentive for all you lovely supporters - Coloring Pages. All backers will get them, without spending another dime! But, we need your help to get to our goal, and then beyond. Please Share!

Delicious line work...
Delicious line work...

This is a Kickstarter to fund the printing of Book One of the Graphic Novel Root & Branch! Go read the comic HERE

Last January, I began working in earnest to complete a finished comic. A labor of love which I have always envisioned. By the end of 2015, I had a 116 page story and a lot of knowledge gained. The tale is continuing further and I expect further adventures for many years to come.

Root & Branch launched in March of 2015, and has grown steadily in readership ever since. We started out releasing two pages a week, and by August we were able to go up to three! We've loved the responses we've received - and the critiques, and are ready to print the first book.

We are ready to print the first book, a year's worth of work, and the first section of the story! It introduces one of the main characters, the world she is exploring, and hints at her greater purpose. It's 116 pages in full color, hand drawn, inked, and painted, with five chapter covers that have never been seen before! We'll be printing it in large format, at close to 8"x10"!

Cover art is complete!
Cover art is complete!

Possible stretch goals may include adding into the book background information on the world, mini comics, special covers, and other additional artworks!

Bonus artwork and art print option #1
Bonus artwork and art print option #1

We need your support to print this! Sure, I could go get 10 copies printed off to sell at conventions. But, getting a big printing will allow us to have a more quality product professionally made, and to get the discount of bulk printing in order to offer a lower price on the finished book. This is going to be a BIG book, with good weight and shiny pages, I promise it will be worth it!

Pink Pitcher is the writer and artist. She does the pencils, inking, watercolors, and writes the dialog.

Greg Harris does digital retouching and lettering.

We both want to see our work in print, we both want to get paid. THANKS!

Direct from the comic!
Direct from the comic!

Risks and challenges

Our risks are very minimal. The entire comic is already made! You can go read it at http://rootandbranchcomic.com/ and decide if you like it. We are already working to letter up to page 116, and to process into a format for printing. Only the book cover remains to be painted, and I expect to complete that before the kickstarter ends.

There are possibilities for delay. Printing issues may press back the shipping date, shipping problems may back up the arrival of the book into your hands. However, these are easily managed, and we expect all books and prints to be delivered before Midsummer 2016.

Backers who are being added as characters may need to wait a while before appearing, but I will be updating these backers regularily as the story progresses.

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    A PDF copy of Root & Branch - Book 1, 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 awesome pieces.

    *Free shipping with a Book*

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    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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    Root & Branch - Book 1
    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!

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    Print Pack
    Four of the best full page images, large and glossy for your enjoyment, suitable for framing.

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    BOOK & ONE PRINT

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

    Root & Branch - Book 1
    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!

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    BOOK & APPEARANCE

    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.

    Root & Branch - Book 1
    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!

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    BOOK & PRINT PACK

    Print Pack
    Four of the best full page images, large and glossy for your enjoyment, suitable for framing.

    Root & Branch - Book 1
    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!

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    BOOK, APPEARANCE, & PRINT PACK

    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.

    Root & Branch - Book 1
    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 Pack
    Four of the best full page images, large and glossy for your enjoyment, suitable for framing.

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    JOIN THE GUARD
    Pink will personally sew you an SCA worthy tabard, blue and red with the boar heraldry. Fine period linen and hand embellishments included! You provide sword and armor.

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    MAKE ME ONE WITH EVERYTHING

    Root & Branch - Book 1
    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 Pack
    Four of the best full page images, large and glossy for your enjoyment, suitable for framing.

    JOIN THE GUARD
    Pink will personally sew you an SCA worthy tabard, blue and red with the boar heraldry. Fine period linen and hand embellishments included! You provide sword and armor.

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