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Bringing even more adventures of Emma, Warrick and the gang to print! Contains Intermission 2, chapters 11-15, and various extras.
Bringing even more adventures of Emma, Warrick and the gang to print! Contains Intermission 2, chapters 11-15, and various extras.
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Isa & Meg are raising funds to print the third book of the beautiful fairy tale fantasy webcomic Namesake, which can be read online here.

Namesake is the story of Emma Crewe, a woman who discovers she is a Namesake, a person with the power to travel to other worlds, places we know on Earth as fantasy and fairy tale lands. This power has rules, Alices always go to Wonderland, Wendies always go to Neverland. Each Namesake has a specific destination and mission, in order to keep the multiverse balanced. But Emma goes to Oz in the stead of the expected Dorothy, unveiling a magical conspiracy plot that’s more than 100 years in the making, with Emma and her unique powers at it's core.

While Emma is stumbling down the Yellow Brick Road, her younger sister Elaine discovers she’s a Writer — one gifted with the power to make stories come to life. Will Elaine be her sister’s key to come back home? Aided by magic-wielding twins from Oz, a half-Cheshire Alice, a devilishly charming Jack, a sword-wielding Lost Girl, a hungry card soldier, and a confused Canadian, Emma must walk through many stories to find everyone’s happy ending.

Book 3 begins in the aftermath of the Oz saga. Emma returns home, but rather then finding her sister, she finds herself in the clutches or a group calling themselves the Rippers, who seem to know a lot about her powers, one peculiar Ripper nicknamed Nose, seems to even have childhood memories with Emma. On her side, Elaine is on a quest to reconnect with her newly Earth-bound sister, against all odds.

Namesake has been published online for the past 6 years, with 5 books available digitally, and 2 in print. Namesake has a strong, growing reader base thanks to it's passionate team and compelling story. The Namesake Team is composed of Isa (story and art) and Megan (story and design), with Meg Syverud, Gisele Jobateh and Pascal Michaud credited for flatting on various chapters. The team is fascinated by classic fairy tales and literature, and aims to adapt and quote their favorites in ways that both engages the readers and respects the original works.

Namesake is currently starting book 6 online, can be read HERE, has a Patreon HERE and is part of the digital publisher and studio Hiveworks.

Namesake book 3 is approximately 180 pages long, and will be available both in softcover and hardcover (limited edition). The print edition of book 3 will includes re-drawn chapter covers, character art, and a new print and ebook exclusive story.

The Hardcover edition will be limited to 500 copies, just as the limited editions for book 1 and 2 were.

Hardcover edition wrap-around cover.
Hardcover edition wrap-around cover.

 

Softcover edition art.
Softcover edition art.

The art is all inked traditionally, with digital coloring. Isa's coloring style is black and white with spot coloring, which aims to create a vintage feel. 

Several rewards are offered alongside the book - here they are! 

*Tiers $30 an above give the backer the option to select the softcover or hardcover edition.

The digital rewards include 2 original wallpapers and an illustrated story sharing a day for Whisper, the Calliope Cheshire cat!

The print rewards include a set of 3 stickers and 4 postcard size art prints. Here are the designs :

 

Aside from the hardcover itself, the limited edition items include a poster illustrating the different types of Cheshire cats. This item will be limited to 112 copies on superb high quality paper with a signed and numbered plate.

But the BEST limited item of all is this adorable (limited to 12), handmade Cheshire cat! How cute! Devilish and pocket sized, this travel Cheshire is ideal for any writer who needs a magical friend. 

 

The handmade Cheshire cat is a creation of Threnodi.

If we reach our goal and beyond, allowing us to hoard that sweet, sweet print loot - like dragons obsessed with books, scrolls, and other paper related things - we plan on releasing stretch goals!

$20,000 - Bookmarks added to physical tiers!

$40,000 - Reprinting book 1 in softcover and hardcover!

$50,000 - Such a secret, massive spoilers.

Book 3 was a hard book to do, initially. It was being drawn during a very hard time in Isa's life, which was reflected in the darker storyline. Emma pulled through, and so did the team, leading us to the overall message of Namesake, which is, stories can change the universe.

So, thank you to our readers for their support, thank you to our families, our loves, our friends, the community of artists at Hiveworks, and of course, thank you Grimm, Perrault, Andersen, Madame d'Aulnoy, Mcdonald, Rossetti, Sherazade, and all the other storytellers across the ages.

Let's make a book. 

 

 

Risks and challenges

We have successfully completed and fulfilled three Kickstarters as a team and have learned a lot from them. One thing we have made sure before running this Kickstarter is that our book was ready to be sent to print before it even began. Our digital rewards outside of the book are also ready, and we have secured an amazing third-party fulfillment service to help us send out books.

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    DIGITAL BOOK

    This tier has a PDF copy of vol. 3 plus your name on the thank you page and two wallpapers!

    Includes:
    • Namesake vol. 3: DRM-free digital copy
    • 2 Namesake wallpapers
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    DIGITAL BOOK WITH EXTRAS

    Everything in the Digital Book tier plus a short comic featuring the Cheshire Cat Whisper! This tier will also get Namesakes vol. 1 and 2 if they need copies of these volumes.

    Includes:
    • Namesake vol. 3: DRM-free digital copy
    • 2 Namesake wallpapers
    • Bonus illustrated story
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    SOFTCOVER BOOK

    Copy of Namesake vol. 3 with your name on the thank you page, the two wallpapers, DRM-free PDF of vol. 3, and the bonus comic.

    Includes:
    • Namesake vol. 3: softcover + DRM-free digital copy
    • 2 Namesake wallpapers
    • Bonus illustrated story
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    HARDCOVER BOOK

    Hardcover copy of Namesake vol. 3 with your name on the thank you page, the two wallpaper, PDF of vol. 3, and the bonus story.

    Includes:
    • Namesake vol. 3: hardcover + DRM-free digital copy
    • 2 Namesake wallpapers
    • Bonus illustrated story
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    STICKERS AND PRINTS

    Everything in the Softcover Book tier plus a sticker sheets and two Kickstarter-exclusive prints!

    Includes:
    • Namesake vol. 3: softcover + DRM-free digital copy
    • Namesake vol 3: softcover or hardcover + DRM-free digital copy
    • 2 Namesake wallpapers
    • Bonus illustrated story
    • Namesake sticker sheet
    • 4 Kickstarter-exclusive Namesake prints
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    BOOK WITH ILLUSTRATED BOOKPLATE + SWAG

    Everything in the Stickers and Prints tier plus a bookplate illustrated by Isa and signed by Isa and Meg!

    Includes:
    • Bonus illustrated story
    • Namesake vol. 3: softcover + DRM-free digital copy
    • 2 Namesake wallpapers
    • Namesake vol 3: softcover or hardcover + DRM-free digital copy
    • 4 Kickstarter-exclusive Namesake prints
    • Namesake sticker sheet
    • Signed illustrated bookplate
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    VOL. 1 AND VOL. 3 HARDCOVER

    We're reprinting vol. 1 in hardcover, so now you can grab a copy along with vol. 3 in hardcover! You'll also get everything in the Stickers and Prints tier.

    Includes:
    • Namesake vol. 1: hardcover + DRM-free digital copy
    • Namesake vol. 3: hardcover + DRM-free digital copy
    • 2 Namesake wallpapers
    • 4 Kickstarter-exclusive Namesake prints
    • Namesake sticker sheet
    • Bonus illustrated story
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    ALL 3 SOFTCOVER BOOKS

    Need all three volumes of Namesake? This tier is for you! You get softcover copies of vol. 1, 2, and 3, plus everything in the Stickers and Prints tier

    Includes:
    • Namesake vol. 1: softcover + DRM-free digital copy
    • Namesake vol. 2: softcover + DRM-free digital copy
    • Namesake vol. 3: softcover + DRM-free digital copy
    • 2 Namesake wallpapers
    • Bonus illustrated story
    • 4 Kickstarter-exclusive Namesake prints
    • Namesake sticker sheet
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    LIMITED CHESHIRE PRINT

    Your choice of a softcover or hardcover of Namesake vol. 3 plus plus everything in the Stickers and Prints tier and a limited-edition 11x17 Cheshire Cat print (ships separately from the other items).

    Includes:
    • Namesake vol 3: softcover or hardcover + DRM-free digital copy
    • 2 Namesake wallpapers
    • Bonus illustrated story
    • 4 Kickstarter-exclusive Namesake prints
    • Namesake sticker sheet
    • Limited-edition Cheshire Cat print
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    ALL 3 HARDCOVERS

    Need all three volumes of Namesake in hardcover? This tier is for you! You get softcover copies of vol. 1, 2, and 3, plus everything in the Stickers and Prints tier.

    Includes:
    • Namesake vol. 1: hardcover + DRM-free digital copy
    • Namesake vol. 2: hardcover + DRM-free digital copy
    • Namesake vol. 3: hardcover + DRM-free digital copy
    • Bonus illustrated story
    • 2 Namesake wallpapers
    • 4 Kickstarter-exclusive Namesake prints
    • Namesake sticker sheet
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    HANDMADE CHESHIRE CAT PLUSH

    Your choice of a softcover or hardcover of Namesake vol. 3 plus plus everything in the Limited Cheshire Print tier and a limited-edition handmade Cheshire Cat plush!

    Includes:
    • Namesake vol 3: softcover or hardcover + DRM-free digital copy
    • Bonus illustrated story
    • 4 Kickstarter-exclusive Namesake prints
    • 2 Namesake wallpapers
    • Namesake sticker sheet
    • Limited-edition Cheshire Cat print
    • Handmade Cheshire Cat plush
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    ORIGINAL PAGE

    Your choice of a softcover or hardcover of Namesake vol. 3 plus plus everything in the Limited Cheshire Print tier and an original inked page from Namesake!

    Includes:
    • Namesake vol 3: softcover or hardcover + DRM-free digital copy
    • 4 Kickstarter-exclusive Namesake prints
    • 2 Namesake wallpapers
    • Namesake sticker sheet
    • Bonus illustrated story
    • Limited-edition Cheshire Cat print
    • Original inked page used in production of Namesake
    • Signed illustrated bookplate
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