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A comics anthology by three female creators that will transport your inner child to a vivid world of fairy tales.
A comics anthology by three female creators that will transport your inner child to a vivid world of fairy tales.
A comics anthology by three female creators that will transport your inner child to a vivid world of fairy tales.
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Erstwhile 3 - Grimm's Fairy Tale Comics Anthology

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Let us transport your inner child to a world where magic is real and pure hearts win the day.

Adventure, Terror, & True Love! Fairy tales resonate with something deep inside us and compel us to become storytellers. We pass down the stories for future generations to share and enjoy.

Erstwhile presents you with a collection of the lesser-known tales, bringing you a world filled with brave, intelligent female characters and POC heroes and heroines! 

This collaboration features the talent of three women, Gina Biggs, Louisa Roy, & Elle Skinner, each of whom contribute their own distinctive style to the book. We are excited to bring you the long-awaited final volume of the series!

 


This book is a 6" x 9" FULL COLOR HARDCOVER weighing in at over 200 pages. It will contain 10 fairy tales, nine tales that appeared on the website and a bonus short story created exclusively for the book.

 

      STORIES INCLUDE:
  • The Singing Springing Lark 
  • King Thrushbeard 
  • The Wolf & the Man 
  • The Twelve Huntsmen 
  • Sweetheart Roland 
  • The Ungrateful Son 
  • The Leftovers 
  • The Wolf & Seven Kids 
  • Mother Holle 
  • The Golden Key (exclusive to the book)

 

 

Erstwhile volume 1 and 2 are also available in some pledge levels. Each volume of Erstwhile contains its own set of completed stories, so you can jump in at any time to enjoy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 We've included a list of "ADD-ON" items for backers who wish to customize their pledges. To add something to your pledge, simply add the cost of the item(s) + shipping if you are getting physical items to your pledge amount. When the kickstarter is over and surveys go out we will ask if you purchased add-on items.

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CREDITS: "Not As It Seems" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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I have run and successfully completed five Kickstarter book projects to date and am prepared for the risks and challenges a project brings.

All comic pages (except the bonus short story The Golden Key) have been completed, a printer is ready to go, and I am completely ready to fulfill orders once the the books and other goodies are received.

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    PDF EDITION

    PDF of Erstwhile Vol.3 will ensure no trees or fairy godmothers were harmed in the making of this product.

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    PDF COMPLETE EDITION

    PDFs of Erstwhile Vol.1, Vol.2, and Vol.3 will ensure no trees or fairy godmothers were harmed in the making of this product.

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    HARDCOVER BOOK

    Receive a copy of Erstwhile Vol.3 Hardcover Print Edition. The book is in FULL COLOR and over 200 pages long. Plus the PDF edition.

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    PDF SUPER COLLECTION

    Our ultimate Erstwhile PDF collection for folks who don't want physical items! Get all of the digital items in one convenient package!

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    • Erstwhile Vol.1, Vol.2, & Vol.3 PDF
    • Dress-up Doll Book PDF
    • Mini-Artbook PDF
    • Queen of Hearts PDFs
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    HARDCOVER + Digital Set

    Receive a copy of Erstwhile Vol.3 Hardcover Print Edition and also get ALL THREE volumes as PDFs.

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    • Erstwhile Vol.1, Vol.2, & Vol.3 PDF
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    ARTIST EDITION - Hardcover

    Get the Erstwhile Vol.3 hardcover book, three bookmarks, a bookplate designed and autographed by all three of the Erstwhile artists, and your name in the book's back credits.

    Includes:
    • Erstwhile Vol.3 hardcover
    • Erstwhile Vol.1, Vol.2, & Vol.3 PDF
    • Your name in Vol.3
    • Bookplate (autographed)
    • Three bookmarks
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    COMPLETE SET

    Get the ENTIRE SERIES of Erstwhile Hardcover books; Vol.1, Vol.2, and Vol.3.

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    • Erstwhile Vol.1, Vol.2, & Vol.3 PDF
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    PRINCESS' CLOSET

    Get a full color Erstwhile Dress-up Doll eBook created by Louisa Roy! This digital book features six different Erstwhile characters and multiple outfits for each! Print it out and dress them up!

    Also get the Erstwhile digital mini-ARTBOOK which contains a collection of completed illustrations and concept art!

    Includes:
    • Erstwhile Vol.3 hardcover
    • Erstwhile Vol.1, Vol.2, & Vol.3 PDF
    • Your name in Vol.3
    • Bookplate (autographed)
    • Three bookmarks
    • Dress-up Doll Book PDF
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    TRAVELER'S LUNCH

    Get ready to eat with the magic of fairy tales! At this level you can get your very own Erstwhile Retro Lunch Box!

    Includes:
    • Erstwhile Vol.3 hardcover
    • Erstwhile Vol.1, Vol.2, & Vol.3 PDF
    • Your name in Vol.3
    • Bookplate (autographed)
    • Three bookmarks
    • Dress-up Doll Book PDF
    • Mini-Artbook PDF
    • Lunch Box
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    QUEEN OF HEARTS

    Read about REAL princesses who lived some weird, sad, and interesting lives. This digital pack offers three 30-page tales; Marie Louise of Orleans, Isabella of Parma, and Victoria, Princess Royal of Great Britain.

    Includes:
    • Erstwhile Vol.3 hardcover
    • Erstwhile Vol.1, Vol.2, & Vol.3 PDF
    • Your name in Vol.3
    • Bookplate (autographed)
    • Three bookmarks
    • Dress-up Doll Book PDF
    • Mini-Artbook PDF
    • Lunch Box
    • Queen of Hearts PDFs
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    Merchants

    Need some books for the shelves of your store or library? This is for you!

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    • Your name in Vol.3
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    DREAMS DO COME TRUE SET

    Get the ENTIRE SET of Erstwhile Hardcover books; Vol.1, Vol.2, and Vol.3.

    Volume 3 will be the Artist Edition with all the extras that come with it. Volume 1 & Volume 2 will be regular editions.

    Includes:
    • Erstwhile Vol.1, Vol.2, & Vol.3 hardcovers
    • Erstwhile Vol.1, Vol.2, & Vol.3 PDF
    • Your name in Vol.3
    • Bookplate (autographed)
    • Three bookmarks
    • Dress-up Doll Book PDF
    • Mini-Artbook PDF
    • Lunch Box
    • Queen of Hearts PDFs
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    SIGNED & SKETCHED

    An autographed book and a 4x6 original sketch of a random Erstwhile character by one of the three artists.

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    • Erstwhile Vol.3 hardcover (autographed)
    • Erstwhile Vol.1, Vol.2, & Vol.3 PDF
    • Your name in Vol.3
    • Bookplate (autographed)
    • Three bookmarks
    • Dress-up Doll Book PDF
    • Mini-Artbook PDF
    • Lunch Box
    • Queen of Hearts PDFs
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    FAIRY GODMOTHER

    We will work our magic in transforming YOU into a fairy tale character. Illustration will be of you as the fairy tale character of your choice! Full-color, 8.5" x 11" in size

    Includes:
    • Erstwhile Vol.3 hardcover (autographed)
    • Erstwhile Vol.1, Vol.2, & Vol.3 PDF
    • Your name in Vol.3
    • Bookplate (autographed)
    • Three bookmarks
    • Dress-up Doll Book PDF
    • Mini-Artbook PDF
    • Lunch Box
    • Queen of Hearts PDFs
    • 8.5" x 11" You as a Fairy Tale
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    COMPLETE ARTIST EDITION SET

    Get ALL THREE Erstwhile Hardcover books as Artist Editions! (Your name will appear in Volume 3 only)

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    • Erstwhile Vol.1, Vol.2, & Vol.3 hardcovers
    • Erstwhile Vol.1, Vol.2, & Vol.3 PDF
    • Your name in Vol.3
    • 3 Bookplates (autographed)
    • 5 bookmarks
    • Dress-up Doll Book PDF
    • Mini-Artbook PDF
    • Lunch Box
    • Queen of Hearts PDFs
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    WISH UPON A STAR

    Let us transport you into Erstwhile, literally! Get a cameo in our final story, The Golden Key, which is being illustrated by Elle Skinner exclusively for the book.

    Includes:
    • Erstwhile Vol.3 hardcover (autographed)
    • Erstwhile Vol.1, Vol.2, & Vol.3 PDF
    • Your name in Vol.3
    • Bookplate (autographed)
    • Three bookmarks
    • Dress-up Doll Book PDF
    • Mini-Artbook PDF
    • Lunch Box
    • Queen of Hearts PDFs
    • 8.5" x 11" You as a Fairy Tale
    • Cameo in the Book
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