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The 4th volume of the comic series LeyLines! Messed up kids trying to fix their family, world, and gods. Most importantly: themselves.
The 4th volume of the comic series LeyLines! Messed up kids trying to fix their family, world, and gods. Most importantly: themselves.
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Start or continue your collection while supporting the series!  You can get any book (1-4) through this Kickstarter.  Just scroll down to the Rewards and pick the number of books right for you.

FINAL DAYS & STRETCH GOALS

We've reached our goal with a few days to spare!  Thank you to everyone who has contributed so far!  Now it's time to see if we can soar to even greater heights, so here are some...

Three siblings flee the deadly conspiracy that claimed their mother's life, only to stumble into the schemes of gods instead.

The Itsuri nation is an empire of conquered peoples and corrupted gods.  Although the war with the neighboring kingdom ended 25 years ago, divisions within the country on matters of religion, racial equality, and economics has the nation on the brink of civil war. 

The children of the current ruler are on the run after an assassination attempt.  During their escape these three siblings, Mizha, Tama, and Zhiro, were aided by the goddess of dreams.  She gave them a quest that might birth a better future, but cause their own family's destruction.  It's up to them to choose which survives.

LeyLines is an ongoing series which you can read online at LeyLinesComic.com

 

LeyLines volume four will be my largest book yet, with over 180 full-color, glossy pages.  It will come in softcover and hardcover versions.  Backers are included in many of the final decisions for the book.  You will get to vote on the cover design and which extras make the cut.

It will include 20 pages of extra content, including a new story, as well as details about the world and characters.  These extras will be chosen by YOU, the backers!  Here's some examples from the last book:

Here's how the first three books in this series, in the hardcover versions, turned out:

 Note:  Unlike previous volumes, the volume four hardcover will NOT come with a dust-jacket.  This was at common request and for budget concerns.

You can get ANY book through this Kickstarter!  Not just volume four.  YOU pick how many books to get and which books to get.

Do you want to start your collection with just the first volume? Or perhaps round out an existing collection with books three and four?  Or do you want multiple copies of a particular volume?  Just pick the type of book (PDF, Softcover, or Hardcover) and the number of books (1-4) that's right for you!

 

The total estimated cost of printing the books is $8,458. My goal for this Kickstarter is to raise roughly half of that. I'll be contributing the rest from my own savings.

Here's the rough estimate of the project costs, and what your contribution supports.

This is how much the base goal ($4,500) covers, and how much I'm prepared to contribute to the project.  Anything we raise over the base goal means that I can put my savings towards other projects (like Wavemen) and other kinds of LeyLines merchandise.

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

This will be the fourth book I've published and the second I've printed with Print Ninja. I am confident in both the company I've chosen to make the books, and in my experience to deliver them to you.

The only risks are, as always, unexpected delays. I will make sure to let you know if any problems come up (shipping delays, for example) and let you know how the issue is being addressed. I try to keep communication transparent and open, so if you have any questions please contact me.

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    I'll create a short (10 page) comic story for you! You may give me a script to illustrate, if you wish, or ask me to create something on a specific topic.

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