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Andrew SztehloBy Andrew Sztehlo
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Andrew SztehloBy Andrew Sztehlo
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£1,175
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backers
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, January 31 2019 12:00 AM UTC +00:00.

About

 Tales from the Border started in 2018 as an online webcomic showcasing all of my short comics. Now it is time for a new adventure; with the first chapter of my graphic novel near completion, it's time to bring Tales from the Border from the screen and in to print!

An excerpt from one of my short comics, "Spellbound," based on the Emily Brontë poem.
An excerpt from one of my short comics, "Spellbound," based on the Emily Brontë poem.

The new Tales from the Border anthology comic will not only collect the best of these short comics but will have lots of new -- and exclusive -- content. The first issue - an estimated 30-40 pages in length - will include short fiction, essays on art, literature, and music, two short comics, and the first chapter of my first graphic novel! These chapters, serialised in each issue of Tales from the Border, will not be available on my website. So if you want to start reading my first extended work - here's the place to get it!

An excerpt from my short comic Jack on Fire
An excerpt from my short comic Jack on Fire

My new graphic novel The Stations of the Cross follows a knight shortly after the Crusades. After seeing the horrors of war and committing many atrocities, this knight has lost his faith in God and himself. As he roams Medieval Europe, running from his trauma and from himself, his past begins to catch up with him and he is forced to reckon with questions of morality and meaning in a faithless world. The Stations of the Cross is a graphic novel that examines the meaningless of life and the amorality of the universe. It blends elements of the Gothic, historical fiction, folk horror, and in style is inspired by classic silent cinema and the arthouse films of Ingmar Bergman, Andrei Tarkovsky and Bela Tarr. I'm hoping to create a unique graphic novel, not quite like anything you've read before - and you can be the judge of that with this first issue!

An excerpt from the first chapter of Stations of the Cross
An excerpt from the first chapter of Stations of the Cross

So where do YOU come in?

Essentially, I'll be using Kickstarter to fund printing the first issue. The writing / drawing of the issue is on track to be done by early January, after which I will spend a month designing the layout. Wether or not the Kickstarter is fully funded, a digital issue will be available for sale. But if fully funded, I will use your money to fund an initial printing of 100 copies. These copies will be distributed to you according to your tier, and sent to various shops in the UK to get it on store shelves. Copies will also be for sale at future conventions.

Stretch Goal #1 - Nosferatu A4 Print -  COMPLETED

Thanks to all of your incredibly generous donations, we have reached our first stretch goal - all backers of a physical copy (Owner tier and up) will receive this awesome A4 FREE PRINT illustrated by yours truly - a poster for the silent horror film NOSFERATU!

Stretch Goal #2 - "Spellbound" Badge - COMPLETED

WOW! I am absolutely blown away by the support this Kickstarter is receiving. We've breezed through our 2nd stretch goal of £800 - and now  all backers of a physical or signed copy will receive this cool free badge, featuring an illustration from my comic "Spellbound"!

 Stretch Goal #3 - The Big Sleep A4 Print - COMPLETED

We have reached £1000, and so all backers of a physical or signed copy will receive a free print of an illustration of Philip Marlowe, the private detective of Raymond Chandler's novel The Big Sleep!

Risks and challenges

There is little to no risk here - if the project does not get funded, then the issue doesn't go to print (for now). There will still be a digital issue available for sale come January, and based on how digital sales go I will fund a smaller printing based off of that.

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