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backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, October 9 2015 10:55 AM UTC +00:00

About

Mystery! Betrayal! Action! Intrigue! This is the story of Lucy, a royal Dogma paladin of the Kingdom of Fetch. Lucy has always been a loyal and trusted servant to her Queen, but when she is sent on a mission to save a town from imminent peril, she discovers she is not serving the benevolent queen she believed she was, and everything she thought she stood for is called into question.

Good Dog is a D&D flavored romp in the proverbial park that tells a compelling story without taking itself too seriously. You'll laugh, you'll cry (maybe, if you're the kind of person that cries about books), you'll laugh some more! Good Dog is everything you ever wanted in a fantasy adventure graphic novel with a dog protagonist!

The finished story will come in the form of a short graphic novel, (estimated around 60ish pages) and will be in full color! This will be my first full and published work and I want it to be AWESOME. That's why I'm reaching out through Kickstarter! I want to get this super rad book in the hands of as many people as possible, and I want you to love it!

Promo Image Sketch
Promo Image Sketch
Promo Image Lineart
Promo Image Lineart
Working on the colors...
Working on the colors...
Close-up of finished work on Lucy! Just have the dragon and lettering left!
Close-up of finished work on Lucy! Just have the dragon and lettering left!
The completed promo image!
The completed promo image!

 Good Dog became a thing when I spent a day out on the town with my dog, Lucy. She is an incredibly well behaved, intelligent, and wonderful little dog and, since I am an avid Dungeons and Dragons player and game master,she reminded me of the honorable paladin; A class that reveres honesty, loyalty, and goodness above all other things. I needed a likable NPC for the campaign I was running and decided to whip up a character sheet for Lucy the Paladin. She was so much fun to play as, and my players liked her so much, that I decided to expand on her character, give her a homebrewed race (Dogma) and I even started writing a story for her! 

The real life Lucy!
The real life Lucy!

 Here is the current budget! If Good Dog gets over funded and I start whipping out stretch goals (that would be SUPER awesome), this budget might change. If it does, I will be sure to keep it 100% up to date! I've even accounted for shipping costs in my budget, which means you don't have to pay any extra for shipping! None!

 I will be quitting my job so that I can work full time, around the clock on this project. Production cost is what I need to be able to get this project done without the extra income of my job. I want to be able to devote every minute I can to getting this thing done and in your hands!

The story itself is completely written, and nearly all the pages have been thumbnailed out. All that's left is to finish the art and print it! Right now, it's slated to be completed, printed and ready to ship by February, 2016! (But I'm going to try to pump it out earlier if I can!) 

Concept Art for Queen Luzia
Concept Art for Queen Luzia

 Sam Hoskins

I am a self-taught artist, writer, and dungeon master! I have been drawing my entire life and writing seriously for nearly 6 years. Art is my passion and there are few mediums that trump graphic novels in my eyes. I LOVE graphic novels and I can not wait to get my own on the shelves of other comic lovers! I have 2 years of college level art education under my belt as well as numerous works of art and writing published in school art magazines. I eat, sleep, live and breathe art and writing.

Tyler Preskitt

Tyler is two parts moral support, one part vector image creator (he'll be handling the images for the t-shirts and stickers), all parts man of science. He has a bachelor's degree in physics with a minor in photography and I'm fairly certain he actually knows everything there is to know about the universe. He is also a repeat Kickstarter backer (I consult him on all things Kickstarter, as he is far more experienced than I). Tyler is my unshakable source of power and and strength. He's super important to the project.

On top of it being done and in your hands REALLY SOON, I want you guys to get the COOLEST stuff for the most reasonable amount of money! I've got tons of rewards to offer and they start getting crazy awesome at only $25! I want every backer to have something cool!

Risks and challenges

The biggest risk for Good Dog is production delays. Given that the story is already written and much of the artwork is thumbnailed out, I am hoping this will not be an issue. A big bonus to working alone is that I don't have to rely on other people or worry about someone else dropping the ball. The production of Good Dog is 100% up to me! And I'm confident in my ability to get this thing in backer hands post haste!

That being said, should production delays arise, my backers will be the first to know about it. You guys will be consistently informed of any changes in production time or estimated release. I promise I won't leave you in the dark!

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    WEE PUP:

    -Updates, News, Exclusive Content!

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    GREYHOUND EARLY BACKER SPECIAL:

    -Signed Physical Copy of Good Dog

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    DIGITAL PACKAGE FOR INTERNATIONAL FANS:

    -Digital copy of the book! (PDF, CBZ, CBR)

    -The Making-Of Video!

    -EXCLUSIVE KICKSTARTER ONLY DIGITAL ART BOOK filled to the brim with sketches, concept art, thumbnails, process work, all kinds of neat stuff! (Available in PDF, CBZ, or CBR)

    -All of the homebrew content needed to create your own Dogma characters for your tabletop game, including Lucy's character sheet!

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    PLUCKY PATTERDALE TERRIER:

    -Signed Physical Copy of Good Dog

    -The Making-Of Video!

    -EXCLUSIVE KICKSTARTER ONLY DIGITAL ART BOOK filled to the brim with sketches, concept art, thumbnails, process work, all kinds of neat stuff! (Available in PDF, CBZ, or CBR)

    -All of the homebrew content needed to create your own Dogma characters for your tabletop game, including Lucy's character sheet!

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    WOLF PACK SPECIAL:

    -THREE signed copies of the book!

    -THREE sets of stickers!

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    WILEY WELSH CORGI:

    -Exclusive Good Dog T-Shirt!!

    -Signed Good Dog Poster!!

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    SUCH DOGE. MUCH KICKSTART.

    -Good Dog 2016 calendar depicting Lucy's travels!!

    -I will draw your dog as a Knight of Fetch, and you get the signed original!!

    -Everything in the WILEY WELSH CORGI tier

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    AND for every backer of this tier, I will hide a doge in the book for a "Where's Waldo" style game!

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    LUCY'S ROYALTY PACKAGE:

    -One of YOUR tabletop game characters put into the book!

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    WOLF PACK RETAILER PACKAGE:

    -TEN SIGNED BOOKS

    -Loads of stickers to give out!

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    CAVALIER KING CHARLES SPANIEL:

    -BE PART OF THE TEAM!! I'll bounce ideas off of you! You'll see art before it ever even goes to print! Help me make decisions about colors and backgrounds! Become part of the process!!

    -Everything in the DOGE tier (Except Secret Doges)

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