About this project
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.
- 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.
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/
Risks and challenges
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Unfortunately, that is the actual price the USPS will charge us for shipping the books internationally. Each book is over a pound in weight. A three book set weighs over four pounds altogether. It's incredibly prohibitive for international fans and makes us very sad as well! We're still looking into alternate shipping methods, but have not found anything less expensive yet.
Yes! They are the original stories. One of our primary goals was to translate the original stories into comics, leaving in tact the darker parts. We do, however, draw those gruesome parts tastefully so the stories can be enjoyed by everyone (even those of us who don't like to see scary stuff).
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