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Help print the first volume of Unsounded, a fantasy-adventure comic about sorcery, hidden truths, and unconventional families.

Hi there!

My name's Ashley Cope and I'm the creator of Unsounded, an online graphic novel about a young thief with high aspirations and the undead bodyguard sworn to protect her. Unsounded is published online for free right now and you can read it for yourself at http://www.unsoundedcomic.com.

Unsounded stars Sette Frummagem, a streetwise young pickpocket eager to please her dad, the local King of Thieves. One day her dad sends her across the continent to earn her stripes with no one to protect her but a mysterious man named Duane Adelier who... happens to be undead. Sette and Duane don't often see eye to eye but there is a lot that they stand to learn from each other... if they aren't first destroyed once and for all by monsters, kidnappers, military police, or magic spells gone awry. Unsounded is rated PG-13 for occasional rough language and violence (thieves will be thieves).

After 2+ years of updating Unsounded online and a fair amount of persuasion from readers, I've decided to take the first three chapters to print in glorious full colour. This first volume will include newly edited and expanded artwork, original cover art and interior illustrations, an illustrated guide to Pymary (the magic system of the world), and concept art that shows off the roots of the story. Would you like to see old art of Sette in a dress? I can produce it.

What's this Kickstarter for?

Printing books is expensive. Printing a two-hundred page book in colour is doubly expensive. Kickstarter allows creators to offer preorders. If enough preorders are sold, the first volume of Unsounded will go to print and you will get your copy! If enough preorders are not sold, no money ever changes hands and no books will be made.

I would in the future like to expand Unsounded with new sidestory comics detailing the characters' lives before the story begins. Kickstarter profits will go towards making time for these additional storylines and also ensure that Unsounded's reliable update schedule continues well into the future. Unsounded only continues to exist because of the support of its readers!

What's in it for me?

Please peruse the list of pledge incentives in the bar at the right side of the page and consider buying a PDF, a printed copy of the book, or whatever tickles your fancy! If you have any questions about the incentives that offer original content, feel free to contact me.

Also, if the posted goal is met I'd love to unlock additional content and add it to the printed book, packing in even more exclusive art and content.

For now, I hope you'll consider supporting the comic. Thanks so much for your time!

FAQ

  • Every page was designed to work both on the web and in print. Though there's no way to replicate certain effects that are specifically meant for a browser window, every page will be carefully edited and retooled to work on paper.

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  • Just add an additional 20USD for every extra book you want and then send me a note on Kickstarter so I know your wishes.

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    A PDF of the comic's first three chapters at web resolution.

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    The PDF plus a set of four 5x9 postcard prints featuring Unsounded character illustrations. Please add $3 for shipping outside the US.

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    The PDF and the full-color Unsounded book featuring the first three chapters of the comic plus concept art and the Pymary guide. (Please add $7 for shipping outside of the US.)

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    The PDF, a copy of the Unsounded book, plus the set of four postcard prints. (Please add $7 for shipping outside of the US.)

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    The PDF and a copy of the Unsounded book signed and sketched in by Ashley. (Please add $7 for shipping outside of the US.)

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    The PDF, a copy of the Unsounded book signed and sketched in, plus the set of four postcard prints. (Please add $7 for shipping outside of the US.)

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    The PDF, the signed and sketched-in copy of the Unsounded book, the print set, and an original watercolour illustration of the Unsounded character of your choice. (Please add $7 for shipping outside of the US.)

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    The PDF, the signed and sketched-in copy of the Unsounded book, the print set, and a cameo in chapter 9. This cameo can be either of you personally dressed in Unsounded-style clothing, or of a character of yours. This scene will take place inside of a brothel and your cameo character will be seen in multiple panels reacting to the goings on of the scene. If you find any of this objectionable please don't buy this! Also, this delivery date is a rough estimate. Not entirely sure when the pertinent pages will be posted online.

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    The PDF, the signed and sketched-in copy of the Unsounded book, the print set, and a 3000+ word story about any character of your choosing on any topic (barring major spoilers, contact me if you have questions), with an accompanying illustration.

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