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Word Smith - Volume 1 & 2 - The Competition

A steampunk fantasy adventure graphic novel where words come to life!

Word Smith - Volume 1 & 2 - The Competition

A steampunk fantasy adventure graphic novel where words come to life!

AU$ 5,356
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206
backers
15days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, November 27 2019 12:00 PM UTC +00:00.

About


Word Smith is a steampunk fantasy adventure where words come to life. A skilled artisan can craft words to evoke feelings and emotions from its recipients. Although not all words mean the same thing to everyone!

Victoria is the best word smith in the city, however a challenger from the Eastern Nations might steal Victoria's title! There's adventure, excitement and of course, lots of words.

NOTE : The cover image is currently a mock up. The final design may be different. 

Word Smith 2 - Printed Cover

Word Smith Volume 2 will be a 60 page (Final page count to be confirmed) full coloured, perfect bound graphic novel. It will be 260mm x 170mm (10.2" x 6.7") in size and printed on 150gsm internal pages with a 250gsm cardstock cover with cello glazing. (For those unfamiliar with paper gsm, I'm a little bit of a paper snob and this is high quality paper!

Word Smith 2 - Stretch Goals

More Pages!

You want to see more pages? Here you go!

There's lots of amazing rewards on offer. A lot of items are exclusive and will be difficult to get after this Kickstarter is done. All physical rewards can be signed by the creator Stephen Kok on request.

Here's a list of the available rewards. Choose a reward tier that gets you the rewards you want. There are lots of options to choose from!

  • PDF Copy of Word Smith 1 
  • PDF Copy of Word Smith 2
  • Printed Copy of Word Smith 1 (or Word Smith 2 VARIANT!)
  • Printed Copy of Word Smith 2
  • Business Card (Mei-Li)
  • A5 Print Pack (Boxing & Banner Prints)
  • A4 Original Sketch
  • Get Drawn In! (My favourite reward!)
  • SPECIAL Artwork
  • Meet the Creator - SYDNEY AUSTRALIA ONLY 

Note : The below images provided are mock ups. There may be differences in the final product. (Don't worry though, any changes will be to make it look better!)

Word Smith 2 - These rewards are hot!

PDF and Print copies of Word Smith 1 & 2

PDF and Print copies of Word Smith Volume 1 and 2 will be available as part of this Kickstarter! if you missed out on the first volume you don't need to stress, it's available on almost every reward tier. 

Word Smith Volume 2 - PDF and Printed Copy
Word Smith Volume 1 - PDF and Printed Copy

What happens if I already have a print copy of Volume 1?

Some of the rewards tiers have a printed copy of Word Smith Volume 1 included but for return backers, you may already have a copy of this graphic novel. There's no problem as you can swap out Volume 1 for an EXCLUSIVE Variant cover of Volume 2

Variant Cover - Swap any printed copy of Vol 1 with this variant cover!

Mei-Li Business Card

An amazing limited edition business card featuring 2 new characters (Mei-Li with her trusty red panda, Pan Hong) from this new volume of Word Smith. Artwork by P.R. Dedelis with colours by Peyton Freeman

Rewards - Mei-Li - Business Card

A5 Print Pack - Boxing Print & Banner Print

The A5 Print Pack will have 2 amazing prints on offer! If you pledge for this reward you will get BOTH prints which is the Boxing Print and the Banner Print.

Taking inspiration from boxing posters, this is a limited edition A5 Print (210mm x 148mm / 8.2" x 5.8" OR slightly bigger than a postcard) created by Jean Carlos and laid out by Julius Stiawan. The other print is the incredible banner image done by P.R. Dedelis and coloured by Peyton Freeman

Word Smith Volume - Boxing A5 Print
A5 Print - Banner Image

A4 Original Sketch

An original A4 (210mm x 297mm OR 8.26" x 10.9") sketch done by P.R. Dedelis. P.R. does the most amazing sketches and this is one of the few opportunities to own some original artwork! This is an example of the sketch reward you will receive, each sketch is UNIQUE so not 2 will be the same.


Word Smith 2 - Sketch Rewards Examples

Get Drawn In

This is easily my favourite reward. Have your likeness included in the Word Smith Volume 2 graphic novel. With the first Word Smith in already over 300+ public libraries in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Singapore and the UK, you'll be famous! 

Word Smith - Drawn In Reward

Original Artwork - Fully Coloured Specials

Artist P.R. Dedelis has prepared a special fully coloured A4 size artwork. These look absolutely amazing. A special unique reward. 

Original Artwork - Coloured

Original Artwork - Variant Cover

I was deciding whether I should keep this one or not but decided in the end to offer it as a reward. This is the original pencilled artwork by Wallace for the variant cover of Word Smith 2. Don't miss out as there's only 1 copy of this.

Original Artwork - Wallace Variant Cover Pencils

Original Artwork - Banner OR Cover

This is your opportunity to own something unique. The original detailed pencils or the banner OR cover for Word Smith Volume 2. I can only hope that these pieces will go to a good home!  

Word Smith 2 - Cover and Banner Artwork

Meet the Creator - SYDNEY AUSTRALIA ONLY

This is rare opportunity to meet the creator (Stephen Kok) for a  drink. I will cover the price of the beverage and we can discuss  anything you like. Happy to give advice and do a portfolio review OR  discuss upcoming projects OR both. (I can talk about anything you want!)

On  request I can bring sneak peeks into upcoming Sigmate Studio projects.  All top secret and very exciting! If you are a LIBRARY or BUSINESS, I will make an in store or library appearance and run a panel!

The creative team behind Word Smith Volume 2 has collaborated on various projects together. These include all 5 Seconds trilogy, Word Smith Volume 1 and other works! Stephen Kok provided the script which was beautifully illustrated by P.R. Dedelis and coloured by Peyton Freeman. All the artwork for this project is completed and lettering will commence upon completion of this Kickstarter. 

Word Smith 2 has some incredible stretch goal plans including the Wall of Fame, more PDFs, exclusive prints and extra pages! More details will be released as the campaign progresses. I would love for Volume 2 to be achieve more than the previous AUD$8008 and 274 backers set in Volume 1. Let's make this happen!

Risks and challenges

I have run multiple Kickstarters and all of them have been fulfilled. The artwork and colouring has all been completed already. All that's left is the lettering and working through the printing process.

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    Printed copy of Word Smith Volume 1 & 2 with an exclusive business card!

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    Printed copy of Word Smith Volume 2 with the exclusive business card and A5 Print Pack.

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    Printed copy of Word Smith Volume 2 with the business card, A5 Print Pack and Original Sketch!

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    Printed copy of Word Smith Volume 1 & 2 with the business card, A5 Prints and Original Sketch!

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    Printed Copy - Vol 1 & 2 - Get Drawn in!

    My favourite reward! Everything from before and get your likeness drawn in!

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    SPECIAL - Autumn Artwork

    Everything and the original coloured Autumn Artwork.

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    Everything and the original coloured Witch Artwork.

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