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Paul Bolger will complete the hardback edition third volume of HOUND, and conclude the story of the mythical Celtic hero Cú Chulainn!
Paul Bolger will complete the hardback edition third volume of HOUND, and conclude the story of the mythical Celtic hero Cú Chulainn!
Paul Bolger will complete the hardback edition third volume of HOUND, and conclude the story of the mythical Celtic hero Cú Chulainn!
340 backers pledged £28,741 to help bring this project to life.

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HOUND 3: LIBERATOR - A CELTIC MYTH FROM ANCIENT IRELAND

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ABOUT

HOUND: Liberator will be the third volume in a trilogy of visually stunning Graphic Novels retelling one of Europe’s oldest myths, written and drawn by Paul Bolger and co-written by Barry Devlin. Hound volumes 1 and 2 are almost sold out but you will be glad to hear we have a small number of copies available as rewards here if you are new to the project. 

The limited, numbered & signed hardback edition of Hound 3: Liberator will bring this mythical Iron Age adventure to an exciting and epic conclusion.

After earning a reputation for being the champion of champions in Hound 1: Protector; and choosing love over glory, and hanging up his blade in Hound 2: Defender, Celtic über warrior Cú Cullan is forced to face an invasion horde alone with heroically tragic consequences.

WHAT DO WE WANT TO CREATE?

We want to fulfill and try our utmost to exceed our readers expectations with Book Three. After running two previously successful Kickstarter campaigns for Hound 1: protector and Hound 2: Defender we are now looking to raise the funds to complete the trilogy with Hound 3: Liberator. Above all we want to find new readers to become an invaluable part of taking this epic to it’s high octane end.

WHAT THEY SAID ABOUT HOUND

'Really enjoyed reading HOUND. Paul Bolger and Barry Devlin have done a great job with re- imagining the story of the Irish mythical hero, Cuchulainn. Looking forward to the next instalment.' Aidan Turner, Actor (The Hobbit, Poldark)

"Hound is a stunning example of comics storytelling being used to reinvigorate ancient legends for a modern audience. Paul Bolger utilises a dynamic drawing technique that echoes both Mignola and Frazetta yet has a look that's uniquely his own, the pages fairly zing with personality, wit and style." Tomm Moore, Animation Director (The Secret of Kells, Song of the Sea) 

'I thought this was a bloody marvellous book: magical, violent and visceral but with a glorious seam of comedy and irony to bring light to the spectacular Celtic landscapes of Paul's imagination.' Peter Lord, Animation Director (Chicken Run, Wallace & Gromit) and Founder of Aardman Animation  

"Beautiful, spare and timeless, Paul’s artwork on Hound shows the work of master draughtsman and storyteller - I always know something is good when I’m so envious it hurts!” Dermot Power, Concept Artist/Film Designer (Batman Begins, Harry Potter, Star Wars)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

As this is our third Kickstarter campaign for HOUND we have a clear idea of the production time lines, the costs, the pitfalls of post & packaging, working with the printers etc. The only risk to the project is if something were to happen to Paul, as Paul is is irreplaceable! But as long as nothing befalls Paul then there is very little foreseeable risk.

The main challenge will be to deliver the rewards exactly on time. We haven't allowed spare time, because to add in time contingency would add in costs, which would make reaching our funding goal even more challenging, so while our schedule is achievable, it is necessarily tight.

The main potential downside for backers is having to wait and extra month for their reward.

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    Thank you email

    Receive a personal email from creator Paul Bolger for and on behalf Team Hound thanking you for your support!

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    Short Sleeve T- Shirts

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    A4 Art Print

    One print - three designs to choose from!
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    “Atlantica” A3 Art Print - Signed

    Limited Edition Print on Museum Quality Art Paper of the opening page of HOUND 1: Protector. A HOUND style map of ancient Ireland and Britain - i.e. "Atlantica"
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    HOUND 3: Liberator (1st Edition) Signed

    Limited 1st Edition of Book Three
    "HOUND: Liberator" signed by Paul Bolger

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    “Atlantica” A3 Art Print - Signed

    Limited Edition Print on Museum Quality Art Paper of the opening page of HOUND 1: Protector. A HOUND style map of ancient Ireland and Britain - i.e. "Atlantica"
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    Slipcase

    Custom Book Slipcases to protect and add value to your cherished HOUND trilogy. Limited edition (numbered)

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    HOUND 3: Liberator (1st Edition) Signed

    Limited 1st Edition of Book Three
    "HOUND: Liberator" signed by Paul Bolger

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    Slipcase

    Custom Book Slipcases to protect and add value to your cherished HOUND trilogy. Limited edition (numbered)

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    HOUND 2: Defender (1st Edition)

    Limited 1st Edition of Book Two
    HOUND: Defender, signed by the Author
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    HOUND 1: Protector (1st Edition)

    Last remaining copies of Book 1 (1st edition) When they are gone they are gone! (Signed and numbered)

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    HOUND 3: Liberator + Slipcase

    Limited 1st Edition of Book Three
    "HOUND: Liberator" signed by Paul Bolger AND SLIPCASE (to protect and add value to your cherished HOUND trilogy. Limited edition, numbered)

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    HOUND 3: Liberator + Sketch

    Limited 1st Edition of Book Three -
    "HOUND: Liberator" - with an original character sketch in ink on art paper and signed by Paul Bolger

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    Hound Book 2 & Book 3

    Limited 1st Edition of Book Two
    HOUND: Defender, signed by the Author
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    Sketchbook 3

    Limited Edition In-Depth 32 page SKETCH BOOK of the art of HOUND 3: Liberator with hand drawn front cover, signed and numbered by Paul Bolger

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    Be in The Book (Severed Head )

    Guest star in the book as a severed head on The Hill of Heads - see yourself immortalized in ink as one of a pyramid of dead heads as seen in Book 3.

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    Books 1 (2nd Edition), 2 and 3

    The trilogy of books (Note: the 2nd Edition of Hound1:Protector is here included)

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    Be in The Book (Top of the Heap Head)

    Guest star in the book as the top of the heap severed head on Cú's Hill of Heads - be immortalized in ink as top dead head in Book 3.

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    Sketchbook 3 + Book 3

    Limited 1st Edition of Book Three
    "HOUND: Liberator" plus Ltd. Edition 32 page SKETCH BOOK of the art of HOUND 3: Liberator with hand drawn front cover, signed and numbered by Paul Bolger

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    A5 Portrait Sketch + Book 3

    an ink portrait of you on art paper in the style of HOUND by Paul Bolger as a warrior, a Druid, a Priestess or whatever you want.

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    Books 1, 2 and 3 in slipcase

    The trilogy of books as a set in a limited edition numberered slipcase to protect your collection + sketch, signature & A5 print

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    Be a Character (Male)

    MAKE GUEST APPEARANCE IN THE GRAPHIC NOVEL & get 45cm by 35cm LIMITED EDITION PRINT of YOUR PANEL plus Limited 1st Edition of Book Three- HOUND: Liberator, signed by the Author!

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    Be a Character (Female)

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    Be a recurring severed warrior head

    Be a recurring "Dead Head" - be immortalised with a GUEST appearance as once of Hound's victims + book 3 + print of panel page

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    Original Cover Art for Book 1

    A3 (11"x17") Ink on Art Board drawing for the front cover of Book 1.
    "Morrigan"
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    Original Cover Art for Book 2

    A3 (11"x17") Ink on Art Board drawing for the front cover of Book 2.
    "The Brown Bull of Cooley"
    Signed by Paul Bolger

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    Original Cover Art for Book

    A3 (11"x17") Ink on Art Board drawing for the front cover of Book 3.
    "Hound Stone"
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    Be a Recurring Character (Male)

    GUEST STAR a few times in the book! PLUS Limited 1st Edition of Book Three - HOUND 3: Liberator, signed by the Author & get 45cm by 35cm LIMITED EDITION PRINT of YOUR PANELS

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    Be a Recurring Character (Female)

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    Dedication!

    Dedicate HOUND 3: Liberator to whatever and whoever you like in your name + Book 3 + Unique Art Print!!

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    The Druid’s Dagger 

    A one of a kind film prop style hand moulded and forged bronze dagger (Celtic Iron Age style) and hand made unique leather scabbard (18"/45cm long) - PLUS Limited 1st Edition of Book Three - HOUND: Liberator, signed by the Author PLUS A5 sketch of YOU in HOUND style. PLUS Limited Edition In-Depth SKETCH BOOK 3 - 'The ART of HOUND: Liberator '+ Art Print

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    Hurley & Scabbard 

    One-off HAND MADE REPLICA OF CÚ CHULAINN'S HURLEY & HOLSTER ...PLUS Limited 1st Edition of Book Three - HOUND: Liberator, signed by the Author PLUS A5 sketch of YOU in HOUND style. PLUS Limited Edition In-Depth SKETCH BOOK 3 - 'The ART of HOUND: Liberator '+ Art Print

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    Shield

    Unique one-off HAND MADE LIFE-SIZE REPLICA OF CÚ CHULAINN'S SHIELD PLUS Limited 1st Edition of Book Three - HOUND: Liberator, signed by the Author PLUS A5 sketch of YOU in HOUND style. PLUS Limited Edition In-Depth SKETCH BOOK 3 - 'The ART of HOUND: Liberator '+ Art Print

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