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About this project

11 Years in the making, 8000 pages over 40 volumes of an amazing adventure story!

We’re Here Today To:

Print Volumes 2 and 3- The next 2 books in the series!

  • Both are Full Color Graphic Novels

  • 180 Pages Each

  • 6 x 9 Paperback

Plus Attend Our Very First Trade Show!

Breaking It Down!

If Our Kickstarter Reaches The Goal We Can:

  • Cover Printing Set up Fees for Volume 2 and 3

  • Update Volume One with a New Cover and Art

  • Cover The Registration Fee For Our Very First Trade Show!

  • Get a Trade Show Display

  • Cover Set up Costs for Some Awesome Acryden Swag!


Details!

The Acryden was created back in 2001 as a hobby story, written by my husband, Art, and illustrated by me. We have been working on it for over 11 years. In 2013- thanks to all of our wonderful supporters- we were able to publish the first volume of the series!

Since then, we’ve been working our tails off and it’s time to get the ball rolling! After all, we have 39 volumes to print!

Tell Me About The Story!

The story follows an assortment of characters whose fates become entangled when an ancient magical item- known as the Acryden- reemerges.

We update the story on the main website and it is available to read for free. Currently there are 255 pages available to read on the website. That’s all of Volume 1 and about half of Volume 2.

For all of our website readers, here's your chance to get a nice jump on the story instead of waiting for Friday!

Here’s a short description of each book!

Volume One: Demons and Runaways

The Acryden- a dangerous magical item- has once again come into existence. Nikura- a rooted yet headstrong princess- decides to be the first to obtain the artifact and protect her treasure-hunting brother from its evil power. Armed with only her stubbornness and a shape-shifting dragon, she sets out on a journey across the galaxy in search of the ancient artifact. When the Acryden’s powers are accidentally unleashed, the ancient magic proves more powerful than anyone could have imagined, and the destinies of those involved are about to change forever!

Volume Two: Trials and Destinies

After being attacked in the forest, the party must finish the trial set up by the Kalaterran Regent: Lady Mezuki. After the ordeal, they find themselves on the planet Earth where the hunt for the pieces of the Acryden begins.

Volume Three Angel’s Gate

The party gets a call from an important woman from the royal planet of Angel’s Gate. But the visit turns from diplomatic to dangerous when an evil presence threatens the planet’s beloved witch Queen.

BOOK SPECS:

Each book is 6" x 9"

Cover to cover full color

178- 180 page Paperback

Find out more here:

Click to Visit Acryden.com
Click to Visit Acryden.com

So how awesome is the comic? Here are some sample pages!

The Acryden #2, Page 101
The Acryden #2, Page 101
The Acryden #2, Page 159
The Acryden #2, Page 159

Why A Kickstarter?

We post a new page every Friday, but we want to get this story moving!

This Kickstarter will help us print Volume 2 and 3, plus reprint Volume One- with an awesome new cover!

Set up our new Acryden Store and fill it with awesome items for our fans!

PLUS allow us to begin attending comic conventions next year so we can spread the word about our awesome comic!

Is The Project Near Completion?

Volume One is completed and already in print- The new cover for the Volume One reprint is ready to go!

Volume Two is completed and ready to go!

We are working on Volume Two right now, and will be finished before this Kickstarter ends!

The Goal?

The goal to raise is $1500.

This will allow us to publish the next two volumes and cover setup costs.

We will also be using the money to purchase items so we can start doing trade shows. Items such as a Table cloth, banners, and book stands!

$1500 is the minimum amount to raise in order for our project to be successful. We can always raise more but never less.

Kickstarter is all or nothing funding- This means that if we don’t raise $1500 the project will not be successful and you won’t be charged anything.

Rewards?

Yes! We wouldn’t ask you to give away your hard earned money for nothing!

Rewards are cool things that Kickstarter creators put together as a way of saying thank you for supporting us. And we have some really cool ones!

What If We Beat The Goal of $1500?

Not only will we do a happy dance, but we’ve come up with some nice rewards for raising more than enough money. These are called stretch goals, check them out below!

In addition to your pledge package you can choose to have add an add-on.

AVAILABLE ADDONS:

Custom Mezuki Coin- $15

Set of 9 Naughty Mini art cards- $20

8 x 11.5 Original signed Art, featuring your choice of character- $40

(*Note if you have a Digital package please add $5 for shipping)

ADD-ON DIRECTIONS:

Follow these steps to add an add-on to your pledge:

  • Click on the “Manage Your Pledge” Button. (If you haven’t pledged yet, you will be prompted to “Back This Project”.

  • In the “Pledge Amount” box, Increase your pledge by the total of the add-ons you want.

  • When the Kickstarter ends you will receive a survey that will ask you questions about how you would like the add-on money assigned.

Risks and challenges

Risks and Challenges?

Yes there are risks and challenges, such as meeting deadlines and fulfilling orders. We have already had one successful Kickstarter and let me tell you that we have learned a lot! For this reason, we are more than confident that we can overcome any obstacles that come our way.
We’ve spent our own money for extra storage space, to protect our files. And we have a backup computer with all of the required software in case the main system breaks.

And feel free to pledge away! Because this year we have some helping hands waiting to help pack boxes and ship orders! This will ensure that all rewards are shipped out before the end of October.

We’ve allowed extra time for the rewards- like the coins- to be created, we’ve also ordered some in advance!

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    SUPPORTER:
    If you enjoy reading our comic online and just want to help out, your pledge will earn you our everlasting gratitude!

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    DIGITAL:
    You get Volumes 1, 2 and 3 on downloadable PDF. Save some trees and still enjoy our story!

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    2 NEW VOLUMES:
    You get Volumes 2 and 3 in print. Perfect for those who participated in our last Kickstarter and just want to continue where book one left off.

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    ADVENTURERS PACK:
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    PAGE PACK:
    You get Volumes 1, 2 and 3, an awesome Acryden tote bag to carry them in, PLUS our brand new collector's character coin featuring Mezuki.

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    FULLY LOADED PRINT PACK:
    You get Volumes 1, 2, and 3. The Sekunda Tsukimura Poster, The Antagonist Poster, and the set of 9 Naughty Mini Art Cards.

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    SIGNATURE SERIES:
    You get everything from THE FULLY LOADED PRINT PACK- But with the added awesomeness of having all of the print items signed by both creators!

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    TREASURE CHEST:
    You get EVERYTHING. All items from the SIGNATURE SERIES, plus the Acryden Tote, Mezuki Collector's Coin, Digital Books, and a signed 8.5" x 11" Original Character Sketch featuring the character of your choice.

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    ROYALTY PACK:
    You get everything from The TREASURE CHEST- Plus we will draw you in as a character appearing in Volume 4 (coming spring 2016). Be a GOOD GUY or a BAD GUY- You get to choose! PLUS we'll send you the original art for your character to go along with all these goodies!

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