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Weston BortnerBy Weston Bortner
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Weston BortnerBy Weston Bortner
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$668
pledged of $15,000pledged of $15,000 goal
11
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
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About

The origins of Sherwood has a humble beginning. It all started in the breakroom of a supermarket in 2013, where I first explained to an artistic friend the story of a strange woman with mysterious powers who scoured the lands for spirits trapped in the mortal world, stuck in never ending despair.

A lot has changed since then. I no longer have that initial illustrator, and Sherwood, a story that examines the foreboding nature of death, seemed to died. Finally, though, I have teamed up with a very talented Illustrator, Ameshin Rainheart (http://ameshin.com/) and I now have everything I need to potentially get this project started....except the funds, obviously. That's where YOU come in.

Sherwood: A Strange Meeting is book one of the "Sherwood" series. The story follows Drake Burton, a cowardly young who had a terrifying experience with a restless ghost at a young age. Nobody believes him, and his father refuses to even listen to his stories. Now an adult, Drake, yet again, crosses paths with an angry spirit who chases him out of his home and forcing him to seek refuge with his parents, much to his father's chagrin. Unsure of what to do, Drake is miraculously approached by a strange woman, Elizabeth Sherwood, who claims to have the power to help him with his paranormal problem. There are many tragedies in life and death. And Drake Burton has much to learn of the miserable existence of ghosts, and what causes their behavior and what led their souls to be anchored hopelessly to our realm. But there are even darker forces in the town of Grovewich. Ones that seek forbidden knowledge that may allow them to subvert death itself!


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The point of this Kickstarter is to help pay the Illustrator, Ameshin, as well as garner funds to help pay for shipping of Backer rewards, and such. But primarily, the funds are used for the creation of the artwork. 

My name is Weston Bortner, and Sherwood is my first foray into creating a Graphic Novel. I am an aspiring author with experience in writing comic scripts and I desire to create my first original story. This Kickstarter is my attempt to finally "kickstart" my potential career as a published author.

The reward Tiers are as follows:

$10 - You get a PDF copy of the book when it is fully done. Pretty straightforward reward.

$20 - You get the PDF and your name will appear on a special "Thank You" page on the final pages of the book.

$40 - You get the PDF, name in the "Thank You" page, as well as a physical signed copy of the book.

$80 - Includes all the other rewards, but you can also includes a book of selected artwork by Ameshin Rainheart, as well as a large Sherwood poster.

$100 - Includes everything else, but you also get to have a "one time" appearance in the book itself as a Spirit! This is a one time thing, and your "Spirit" will not be given a major story arc. You can send a photo of yourself and we will "ghostify" you!

$200 - Includes all other rewards (excluding the $100 reward) as well, but you will also receive a one time, high quality illustration commission of your design, courtesy of Ameshin Rainheart. 

All illustrated works were created for "Sherwood" by Ameshin Rainheart. https://rainheartdesigns.com/

Risks and challenges

To be completely honest, this is my first attempt at producing a graphic novel as well as running a Kickstarter. Keep that in mind when backing this project, as confusion/delays are likely to come as a result of this. I will be working with a group of friends to try and keep everything going as smoothly as possible, but it is entirely possible that something unexpected may come along. Please try to be patient, and we will do our very best to meet our obligations to you as backers.

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    BECOME A GHOST!

    Includes all other reward tiers, but you can send a photo of yourself and become a ghost that will make a physical appearance in Sherwood!

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