ATTN: WE WILL SHIP TO U.S., CANADA, AND U.K.
FOR CANADA AND UK ONLY: Please add 45.00 shipping for Book. Please add 80.00 shipping for BOOK AND SCULPTURE. Outside the U.S., the sculpture reward package will be held and mailed with release of book to avoid double shipping costs.
We want to put MW in everyone's hands,and hope to expand our distribution, but this is what we can commit to at this time. We thank you for your patience and understanding.
Monsterwood: Book 1 Graphic Novel is a coming of age, fantasy story,set in an ancient, haunting, and beautiful world of Magog.
As creator of Monsterwood, this is not "just" a graphic novel property. It is my passion project, to be sure, started many years ago when my first son was born. Caught by the awe of first time parenting, I found myself staring into those tiny eyes staring back at me. I could not chock the mystery of it all to simple biology and instead started to fantasize of who this little, not quite blue boy really was, and the purpose and role he would play in this world! In this sense, Jovis ( our main hero) was born.
I am beyond excited to be here at this place, at this time, to offer you what has taken me and a few very talented people who believed in both Myself and Monsterwood enough to walk with me on the path, years to perfect.
Now we have arrived, but it is up to YOU to help us over the finish line. Friends, family, fellow comic fans, we need you to help us through this last phase. With our goal reached, there will be no more "maybes" or "what ifs", there will be the MONSTERWOOD graphic novel!
It will be sent to you. It will rock and you will dig it!
Thank you for your support!
MONSTERWOOD: THE STORY
graphic novels, which together, will comprise the first story arc.
Monsterwood: Book 1 will initially be offered for pre-sale only through the Kickstarter campaign.
Monsterwood falls squarely in the coming-of-age mythos, but contains significant twists, outlandish creatures, strong female characters, plenty of sinister villains, and tons of action and adventure. Monsterwood has a fairy tale like aesthetic with appropriately dark edges, resulting in a look and feel that is at-once ancient, mysterious, haunting, and beautiful.
Monsterwood: A world and story that feels fresh and innovative, and yet, classic in it's emotional resonance. If you love all things Harryhausen, Henson, Star Wars, and all that 70's and 80's heart and soul storytelling goodness of those times ( and even if you don't!), we feel strongly that you will love MONSTERWOOD: BOOK 1.
"MONSTERWOOD's fantasy landscape includes both frighteningly gnarled creatures and a story brimming with compassion and humanity. The theme of betraying cultural norms to follow a personal moral code will resonate deeply with audiences." - Beth Murphy |Founder, Principle Pictures
"Monsterwood , an engrossing and visually stunning revival of the golden age of imaginative story telling. Pure magic ." - Paul Gerrard | GerrardArt.com
"My brother and I are really excited about Jason Rosen's Monsterwood. It looks to be filled to the brim with awesomeness!" - Brandon Shiflett | www.ShiflettBrothers.com
Jason Rosen’s Monsterwood is the most ambitious project I’ve read in years, Monsterwood not only plays with the expected code of Fantasy, but it also brings to the plot new twists and turns, making that book really addictive. Once you open it, you’re in for one hell of a ride, perfect mix of Jim Henson’s Dark Crystal and Tolkien’s best work. Jovis’ quest will haunt you for days, even once back on the shelf, that tale will stick with you. -Hugues Barbier | Aquisitions, Raven Banner Entertainment and Co-Founder of the Ithaca International Fantastic Film Festival
WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?
$10,000 goes to finishing up the art and production of the book including inking, coloring and lettering.
$3,000 - Printing, mailing Graphic Novels (Based on 500 books).
We understand this may be a little higher than some print quotes, but we are really looking to do something special here, because Steve's art commands it, and because MONSTERWOOD deserves it, but also because YOU deserve it. Without your support, this would be much harder to complete and take much longer to produce. We really do appreciate your support and want to put everything we raise right back into the project! That means the best paper and the best printing we can buy within budget.
$1000 - Supplies, additional print costs ( Glicee print rewards), molding costs ( Zumari Bust reward), material costs ( MW shirt rewards),additional shipping on rewards (other than graphic novels) ,etc.
Risks and challenges
Like any Kickstarter project, there are risks and challenges. Other than publishing/shipping, it all remains in our direct control. To mitigate any risks and challenges we have:
• calculated our costs as diligently as possible so there are no surprises.
• plotted out our deadlines realistically, but promise to communicate minor delays and try our absolute best to not have any major ones. We really have done our homework here. We are ready to roll!
• weighed our distribution options. At this time, WE WILL ONLY SHIP TO U.S., CANADA, AND U.K. We want to put MW in your hands,and hope to expand that distribution, but that is what we can commit to at this time. We thank you for your patience and understanding.
• Everyone involved is professional, experienced, and highly motivated to bring you the first MONSTERWOOD GRAPHIC NOVEL!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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