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A comic book about a wizard named Digby
A comic book about a wizard named Digby
90 backers pledged £1,585 to help bring this project to life.

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Digby is a Wizard, is a short graphic novel, 44  pages in length.

It began life as a panel-a-day exercise, giving me the freedom to be as ludicrous or melancholy as I was on that day, but the more panels I drew the further ahead I plotted, and gradually I just wanted to keep building Digby's world and giving him more life.

I'm running this kickstarter to raise the funds to print Digby as a Graphic Novel, to turn him into a real thing of paper and ink.

I'm a self-employed graphic designer and illustrator, and this project is another one of my self-initiated attempts to create something that can make people laugh and feel sad in equal measures.

Digby is an ambitious and lovable wizard who lives in the woods and is popular with his friends. He has a job interview lined up with some fellows who talk about going on a great journey, but things do not go as planned. This is a tale about confronting your fears and not being a wolly to your friends.

The storytelling ranges from silly to sensitive. I feel like if you can engage a reader to have empathy for a character through some lighthearted and silly moments you can really push that interaction so much further through mild peril.

There is no swearing in this book, but there is some gnome destruction, so I would consider it to be suitable for most ages (with parental supervision of course - there is a pair of middle fingers on the tattoo sheet after all).

 

 

 

 

A Digital PDF
Not everyone reads things on paper these days, so there's always this option. 

All physical tiers below come with a sheet of temporary tattoos!



Softback Book

Hardback Book


Softback Book + Exclusive A3 print
The print is a high-quality Giclee print on 300gsm Textured fine art paper.
Only 25 available.

Hardback Book + Exclusive A3 print
The print is a high-quality Giclee print on 300gsm Textured fine art paper.
Only 25 available.

 

Original A3 illustration + Hardback or Softback Book
Because I've been doing this project in the evenings and weekends I'm only offering 1 single original real life illustration slot. If the kickstarter is successful I may reassess my life choices.


The guidance says you should be careful when planning stretch goals, because after the kickstarter fees and production costs and postage costs, you need to offer something that still fits into the budget.
So here are my stretch goals:


To clarify a little...

£1,250
Every physical reward will also receive a signed bookplate - so that's basically a limited run small print.

£2,000
I'll chuck in a bonus mini comic with every order. It will be about Digby. PDF backers will receive a PDF version, physical rewards will receive a physical version.

£200,000
I will get a tattoo of Digby on my bumbum. So this doesn't really benefit anyone, but it's funny. 

 

Risks and challenges

The artwork is 100% completed, I'm currently finishing off the page layouts to send to the printer, so as long as my arms don't fall off the artwork will be completed. There are no outside companies or other people involved in the approval process.
I'll be using a printer I've used before on a number of projects, so I'm confident in their quality and turnaround times.
I'll be using a new printer for the hardback books, but they have come as a personal recommendation.

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    PDF

    You will receive a Digital PDF of the book

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    Softback Book

    A5 (210 x 148 mm).
    A perfect bound copy of the book.

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    • Temporary Tattoo Sheet
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    Hardback Book

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    Softback Book & A3 Print

    A softback copy of the book, plus an exclusive print.

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    Hardback Book & A3 Print

    A hardback copy of the book, plus an exclusive print.

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    Original Illustration

    An original pen and ink illustration of Digby, A3 sized. Includes a copy of the book (your choice of Hardback or Softback).

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