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A novel about a girl who learns that all Stories are real, even the monstrous ones. With illustrations by some of comics' best artists!

BOOK SUMMARY:

The monster under the bed is real.

In fact, all the monsters are real, as well as the heroes and everything in between because all Fiction is real and exists in a dimension called Story. However, plenty of them hang out in the Mortal world, living both innocent and nefarious lives. This might not mean much to the average Mortal unaware of the Fictional characters living among them, but for The Last Scion--the only Mortal that can kill those Fictional characters--things are about to become very complicated.

Tessa Battle is that Mortal

Upon her return to Lore, Oregon after years bouncing around boarding schools in Europe, Tessa had her sights set on simple things like shoe shopping, finding a hot boyfriend, and eating as many pancakes as humanly possible. However, the Last Scion mantle Tessa just got saddled with is not making any of that easy, and as Tessa and her new friends are about to learn, Story is long from done with her, no matter how much she'd like to deny her destiny.

With more than one monster chasing her and questionable characters like The Snow Queen and Robin Hood as her allies, Tessa is going to need all the superpowers she inherited just to stay alive.

And maybe, just maybe, it's a GOOD thing that behind her back, Stories call her THE STORYKILLER.

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You want a good one sentence high-concept pitch? Sure. Here you go:

"It's classic Fiction meets Buffy The Vampire Slayer for a new generation."

Tessa Battle and her axe The Black Dove by Ross Campbell
Tessa Battle and her axe The Black Dove by Ross Campbell

LAST STRETCH GOAL UNLOCKED!

57K: UNLOCKED : ADVANCE SNEAK PEEK AT STORYKILLER BOOK 2! I did something like this for certain backers of The Girl Who Would Be King and people loved it. Hopefully I've made it better this time around and people will love it even more. This is a digital (epub/mobi/pdf) ADVANCE SNEAK PEEK at STORYKILLER BOOK 2. All US backers at the $50 and up level will receive a sealed envelope with their rewards that contains an exclusive over-sized postcard of a never before seen illustration and with it, a code to email to get their digital Advance Sneak Peek at Storykiller Book 2 (approximately 10,000 words). As a special thank you to all our INTERNATIONAL backers that have stuck with us, despite the high shipping costs for this project, all INTERNATIONAL backers at the $35 and up level will receive this envelope (with the sneak peek code).

ABOUT:

STORYKILLER is a novel written by Kelly Thompson. The book is completed and has been fully work-shopped and revised with a writing group, agent, and professional editor. The book has a gorgeous professional cover illustrated by renowned comic book artist Stephanie Hans.

This is not a graphic novel but an approximately 300 page prose novel. HOWEVER we are here trying to Kickstart an incredible one of a kind limited edition hardcover of the novel that will include 32 pages of full color illustrations (including approximately 20 unique illustrations) by at least 17 comic book industry greats! Just look at this list of incredible contributors:

KRIS ANKA – artist for X-Men, Uncanny X-Men, Marvel cover artist  • THOMAS BOATWRIGHT – artist and creator of Cemetery Blues, Zeke Deadwood: Zombie Lawman, artist on Orc Girl • BEN CALDWELL – artist for Wednesday Comics Wonder Woman, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, artist and creator of Dare Detectives! • ROSS CAMPBELL – artist for Glory, TMNT, artist and creator of Wet Moon, Shadoweyes • RENAE DE LIZ & RAY DILLON – artist and creator of Peter Pan and Womanthology, artist for The Last Unicorn. Colorist for Peter Pan, The Last Unicorn • MING DOYLE – artist for Mara, Fantastic Four, Womanthology • CAANAN GRALL – artist and creator of Max Overacts and Celadore • STEPHANIE HANS – artist for Spider-Man, Fearless Defenders, Journey Into Mystery • REBEKAH ISAACS – artist for Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Season Ten, Angel & Faith, DV8: Gods & Monsters, Magus • CASSANDRA JAMES – artist for Red Sonja, Valentine, Womanthology • MEREDITH MCCLAREN – artist for Hopeless Savages, Adventure Time, artist and creator of Hinges • DUSTIN NGUYEN – artist for Detective Comics, Batman: Streets of Gotham, Batman: Li’l Gotham, American Vampire • DECLAN SHALVEY & JORDIE BELLAIRE – artist for Hero Killers, Thunderbolts, Deadpool, American Vampire. Colorist for Pretty Deadly, Mara, Journey Into Mystery, The Wake. • MATTHEW SOUTHWORTH – artist for Stumptown, Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, X-Men, Spider-Girl • NOELLE STEVENSON – artist and creator of Nimona, co-writer for Lumberjanes • BRETT WELDELE – artist and co-creator of The Surrogates, artist and creator of The Light, artist for Southland Tales, 28 Days Later • JAKE WYATT – artist and creator of Necropolis

And we've added two new incredible artists! KYLA VANDERKLUGT and STACEY LEE.

Click here to see just a small sample of each artist’s work in an awesome collaborative image!

Tessa Battle and The Black Dove by Stephanie Hans
Tessa Battle and The Black Dove by Stephanie Hans

(Scroll to the bottom to see all current art for the project)

This should be a really quick turnaround time for a Kickstarter as the book is completely finished. I expect epub editions (which do not include illustrations) to release within a week of the Kickstarter completing and barring any major printing delays I expect books to begin shipping in March 2014.

Additionally, like last time, for my Kickstarted book The Girl Who Would Be King, I am giving away about 50 pages of the book (the first seven chapters) for free on my blog 1979 Semi-Finalist, so head over there to read a little and see if it’s something you might like.

If the Kickstarter is successful the book will be published in two formats:

  • A DRM-free epub suitable for Kindle, Nook, and iPad.
  • A Limited Edition signed and numbered casewrap hardcover edition with 32 pages of full color illustrations by nearly 20 amazing comic book illustrators

Funding is earmarked for: Printing Costs and Freight, Editing, Cover Art, Book Formatting, Interior Illustrations, Shipping, ISBNs/Barcodes, Taxes/Fees, Storykiller swag, and general expenses related to the production and promotion of the book STORYKILLER.

Rough mock-ups of Swag: Tessa Battle Magnet, Fight Your Fiction Tote (15"x15"), and the shaped double-sided acrylic key chain (front TBD with Fight Your Fiction back))
Rough mock-ups of Swag: Tessa Battle Magnet, Fight Your Fiction Tote (15"x15"), and the shaped double-sided acrylic key chain (front TBD with Fight Your Fiction back))
Rough mock-ups of Swag: bookmarks, postcard, a flat magnet, and stickers!
Rough mock-ups of Swag: bookmarks, postcard, a flat magnet, and stickers!

In addition to some of the fun swag above, I plan to add signed limited edition print levels (hopefully from all the artists) as art comes in - so that will be released slowly throughout the campaign in backer only announcements. For now, we're starting with two print levels for the Ross Campbell Tessa Battle print above (8x10) and the Stephanie Hans Tessa Battle print (11x17) which you can read more about in the Rewards. 

We're getting some great press! Check out STORYKILLER on the following:

io9

Comics Alliance

Book Riot

The Mary Sue: "Without Buffy Summers There Is No Tessa Battle"

DC Women Kicking Ass

The Mary Sue

Geek Mom

Princess vs Peril

Bibliomantics

Love YA Books

Story Forge (2 Parts)

Podcast! The Comics

Comic Book Jesus

YA Author Karen Mahoney

Straitened Circumstances

WYMCF (What You Must Crowdfund)

Generation In Progress (you tube)

I hope that if this project sounds like something you might like, that you will back me now, and boost the signal in any way you can - that's right - be the coolest kid on your block - tell EVERYONE.  Also please consider liking us on Facebook and adding us on Goodreads!

Thanks everybody!

-Kelly

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STRETCH GOALS ANNOUNCED:

30K : UNLOCKED : BOOK UPGRADE! A better book for everyone! This is an across the board upgrade to the book that includes upgraded paper stock, upgraded endpapers (either color, or custom printed) and the addition of a sewn-in satin bookmark. IF it looks good, this will also include red foil stamping on the cover – for the title text “Storykiller.” Please be advised that I am REALLY EXCITED about the possibility of red foil stamping on the cover, but whether we do the foil stamping is going to be solely dependent on whether I think it looks awesome or not. Could look amazing, or could look cheese-tastic. I’ll make the call. If it doesn’t look good, we’re going to skip it.

40K : UNLOCKED : ADDITIONAL CONTENT! This will be an ALL-NEW DRM-free digital novella set in the Storykiller world. Basically a series of short stories from behind the scenes/between the pages of Storykiller. Everyone who pledges at Minion Level ($10) and up will get this digital book (digital options will be for Kindle, Nook, iPad, or a PDF). This means that for the same price as what you’ve already paid you’re getting a whole other book featuring short stories with the characters of Storykiller, and some new ones you have not yet met! The book will feature between 7 and 15 new stories (estimated at between 70 and 150 pages), and the format will be in the tradition of typical “fairy tale collections.” (Delivery of novella estimated for Fall/Winter 2014)

45K : UNLOCKED : BEHIND THE SCENES MATERIAL!  An across the board upgrade to STORYKILLER that will include an exclusive behind the scenes look at the creation of Storykiller, including process pages, notes, black and white sketches and line work from some of the Storykiller Artists, at least 2 deleted scenes from the book, and more!

50K : UNLOCKED : ILLUSTRATIONS ADDED TO EPUB NOVELLA! This adds a "fairy tale style" black and white illustration to kick off each story in the novella collection (between 7 and 15 stories/illustrations). The illustrations will be done by the amazing Kyla Vanderklugt a freelance illustrator published in Spectra and Flight, and with a style perfect for the tone of this "modern spin on traditional fairy tale collections." Check out a sample of her work below to see what we're talking about. It should be oh so very cool!

Sample Images by Kyla Vanderklugt
Sample Images by Kyla Vanderklugt

57K: UNLOCKED : ADVANCE SNEAK PEEK AT STORYKILLER BOOK 2! I did something like this for certain backers of The Girl Who Would Be King and people loved it. Hopefully I've made it better this time around and people will love it even more. This is a digital (epub/mobi/pdf) ADVANCE SNEAK PEEK at STORYKILLER BOOK 2. All US backers at the $50 and up level will receive a sealed envelope with their rewards that contains an exclusive over-sized postcard of a never before seen illustration and with it, a code to email to get their digital Advance Sneak Peek at Storykiller Book 2 (approximately 10,000 words). As a special thank you to all our INTERNATIONAL backers that have stuck with us, despite the high shipping costs for this project, all INTERNATIONAL backers at the $35 and up level will receive this envelope (with the sneak peek code).

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BOOK ART & LIMITED EDITION PRINTS!

All the following pieces are available as limited edition 11x17 prints signed and numbered (x/10) by the artist (unless otherwise noted) :

Tessa Battle Print by Dustin Nguyen
Tessa Battle Print by Dustin Nguyen

 The Dustin Nguyen watercolor ORIGINAL is also available for purchase.

Tessa & Robin Print by Stacey Lee
Tessa & Robin Print by Stacey Lee
Micah, Brand, and Jeff Print by Jake Wyatt
Micah, Brand, and Jeff Print by Jake Wyatt
Micah, Tessa, & Brand Print by Ross Campbell
Micah, Tessa, & Brand Print by Ross Campbell

The original of the above Ross Campbell illustration is also available - see update #18 for an image of the original.

Robin Hood Sketch by Ben Caldwell
Robin Hood Sketch by Ben Caldwell

Note: While there will be no color prints available of this (above) during the Kickstarter campaign, a full color version of this piece will be in the final book, the postcard book, and in the "Prospector Levels."

Trio Triptych by Cassandra James
Trio Triptych by Cassandra James

ORIGINAL of the above "Trio Triptych" also available - See Update 19 for that image.

Snow Print by Kris Anka
Snow Print by Kris Anka
Linework for Micah Portrait by Ming Doyle
Linework for Micah Portrait by Ming Doyle
Robin, Tal, & Hecuba INK for Print by Rebekah Isaacs
Robin, Tal, & Hecuba INK for Print by Rebekah Isaacs

Note: While there will be no color prints available of this (above) during the Kickstarter campaign, a full color version of this piece will be in the final book, the postcard book, and in the "Prospector Levels."

Tessa Battle Print by Meredith McClaren
Tessa Battle Print by Meredith McClaren
"THE TEAM" Print by Stephanie Hans
"THE TEAM" Print by Stephanie Hans
Snow Bathtub Print by Brett Weldele
Snow Bathtub Print by Brett Weldele
Tessa vs Bluebeard by Noelle Stevenson
Tessa vs Bluebeard by Noelle Stevenson
Robin Hood Print by Caanan Grall
Robin Hood Print by Caanan Grall

Original line work (pencil/ink) available as well for Grall's piece - for Canadian's only - see Update #8.

Tessa vs The Troll Print by Thomas Boatwright
Tessa vs The Troll Print by Thomas Boatwright
Snow Print by Matthew Southworth
Snow Print by Matthew Southworth
Ryder, Tal, & Tessa Drawing by Renae De Liz
Ryder, Tal, & Tessa Drawing by Renae De Liz

Note: While there will be no color prints available of this (above) during the Kickstarter campaign, a full color version of this piece (colors by Ray Dillon) will be in the final book, the postcard book, and in the "Prospector Levels."

Progress Drawing by Declan Shalvey
Progress Drawing by Declan Shalvey

Note: While there will be no color prints available of this (above) during the Kickstarter campaign, a full color version of this piece (colors by Jordie Bellaire) will be in the final book, the postcard book, and in the "Prospector Levels."

Original "Itties" by Meredith McClaren. From top left: Tess & Robin, Brand & Micah (with Jeff), Snow & Fenris
Original "Itties" by Meredith McClaren. From top left: Tess & Robin, Brand & Micah (with Jeff), Snow & Fenris
Tessa Alternate Itty Original by Meredith McClaren
Tessa Alternate Itty Original by Meredith McClaren

OH...YOU WANT MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ME? HERE YOU GO:

I created and write the popular comics column She Has No Head! on the Comics Should Be Good blog and am the creator and co-host of the comics podcast 3 Chicks Review Comics. I also write reviews for Comic Book Resources, and columns for Lit Reactor. Additionally, here is what some very cool people and places have said about THE GIRL WHO WOULD BE KING:

io9: [TGWWBK] introduces the best superhero/villain pair in ages. Lola is, without hyperbole, one of the most fantastic antagonists I’ve ever had the pleasure to read."

POP CANDY: “An exciting superheroic tale.”

KINDLE BOOK REVIEW: “Superhero fiction at its best.”

SCOTT SNYDER (writer of Batman, Detective Comics, Superman Unchained, The Wake, American Vampire, and more!): "A fresh, vibrant and haunting story that rivetingly explores the danger and wonder of (super) power. In Lola and Bonnie Thompson has created two extraordinary characters - extraordinary in their abilities, surely, but also in their richness and complexity. A superhero story that's epic in scope, but also intimate - a great read."

BRYAN Q. MILLER (author of Batgirl Vol. 3, Earthward, writer for Smallville and Arrow): "Refreshingly, TGWWBK isn't about one heroine, torn between two suitors - it's about two young women with tremendous power, torn between right and wrong. Between good and evil. Destiny and free will. In a compelling, poppy exploration of Nature vs. Nurture, these girls don't just fly - they soar."

JEN VAN METER (writer and creator of Hopeless Savages, writer of Amazing Spider-Man): "Compelling, rich, passionate, and emotionally plausible in a way that makes it really rare and special -- both narrators feel dangerously honest."

ERIN JADE LANGE (author of Butter and Dead Ends): "This book is f***ing amazing and I wouldn't change a damn thing."

BOOKTRIB: "This book is better than Hunger Games. A hell of a lot better. More exciting, more innovative, more fascinating[...]When you read this book, you know you’re reading something extraordinary. You know you’re reading an archetype." 

GEEKERELLA: "...Somewhere in the first couple of chapters, this book got its hooks into me and I could not put it down. I stayed up too late, neglected things around the house. It was a blast. If you’re looking for a fun, action-packed read, The Girl Who Would Be King should definitely be high on your “to read” list. I am seriously considering starting it all over again — it was that fun to read."

STRAITENED CIRCUMSTANCES: "...[this] book is absolutely bonkers. Nothing and no one is safe, and Thompson keeps you perpetually on your toes. The story never goes where you think it’s going to; it’s always darker and more exciting than you’d expect."

NEVER YET MELTED: “The next ‘Hunger Games’”

LOVE YA BOOKS: "Thompson wrote a fantastic first novel, and I'd recommend The Girl Who Would Be King to anyone - especially those of you who enjoy comic books or superheroes."

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Though my first Kickstarter was incredibly successful, I hope I have learned from the few mistakes I made. In an attempt to make things even better this time around I have paid even closer attention to budget issues.

Additionally, I have done even more work prior to launch to ensure that the project will see no delays on my end. I obviously cannot control everything and things such as printing and shipping errors can cause unforeseen delays, but I will do my best to get you everything exactly as promised (or better).

In the end I do not think I had a single complaint regarding my last project and I will endeavor to do the same here.

FAQ

  • No. And I want to be very clear here, NO.

    This book is completely unrelated to my first novel THE GIRL WHO WOULD BE KING.

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  • First off, thank you for your support and interest in the sequel to THE GIRL WHO WOULD BE KING (currently titled THE GOD SLAYER). Unfortunately, writing books, revising, and editing them takes a ton of time and THE GOD SLAYER is just not ready yet. THIS book, STORYKILLER was first written in 2010/2011 and has been through years of revision to get to the point that it's ready for you guys.

    I cannot rush THE GOD SLAYER without risking giving you an inferior project. I CAN tell you that I have been working on THE GOD SLAYER and my hope is to release THE GOD SLAYER (with or without a Kickstarter) in 2014. Fingers crossed!

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  • Please note that while the writing critique packages show a delivery date of April 2014, this will depend on when the manuscript pages are received. You can send your pages anytime after the Kickstarter ends and your payment has been processed (February 20th, 2014). Your critique will be turned back around to you within approximately 6 weeks of receipt.

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  • The Ultimate Battle Level (limited to 125) states that it is the only level (other than Prospector Level - not yet released) that you can get all of the illustrations from the book - but that's inaccurate. It's simply the CHEAPEST level at which you can get all the illustrations.

    The Storykiller Level ($95 - limited to 50) and The It's Complicated Level ($125 - limited to 50) will both also get you The Limited Edition Postcard Book.

    Also, it states that The Postcard Book is limited to a run of 300, but that is supposed to read 350.

    Apologies for any confusion, and anyone who feels mislead is certainly welcome to modify their pledge - as always!

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  • ALL pledge levels at $10 and above include the Minion Level (aka the Digital Package).

    In other words, any level you pledge at $10 and up includes everything from the Minion level - the digital version of the book, the original Storykiller wallpaper, and your name as a supporter listed in both the book and on the website.

    At this time, the Digital Edition does NOT include any of the illustrations. I am considering including a few select illustrations in the digital version, but it will NEVER include all of the illustrations that come in the limited edition hardcover.

    Thanks to our $45K Stretch Goal, the Digital Edition DOES include the extra "behind the scenes" material, including some black and white sketches or linework of the art, but not the finished work.

    Sorry for any confusion.

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  • Yes.

    After ALL Kickstarter Rewards have been mailed there will eventually be a paperback no frills version of STORYKILLER available on Amazon/Lulu/Barnes & Noble (online). This will be a basic no bells and whistles version and it will NOT include any of the illustrations OR extra "behind the scenes" material.

    In my experience (with The Girl Who Would Be King) these are really well made and quality paperbacks, but they ARE "print on demand" so that means basic glossy covers and basic paper stock, etc.

    I try to price them competitively, but Print on Demand is not a very cost effective way to produce books, and so even though the cost is much lower than the hardback (which will likely sell for $50 post Kickstarter) they're still pretty expensive for a simple paperback - generally between $12 and $15, sometimes on sale for closer to $10.

    Something to consider!

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  • I wish it was cheaper guys, I really really do. But $20 is the cost of shipping this book internationally, there's simply nothing I can do about it.

    As a (hopefully) nice thing, if we get to the $57K stretch goal I'm giving that extra to all International Backers at the $35 and up level, whereas it's only available to US Backers at the $50 and up level. Hopefully this helps a tiny bit?

    I also try to include a few minor extras for all International Backers, but I can't really make those promises here as then they become "promises" rather than "extras"

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  • NO.

    Storykiller, though it is intended to be the first book in a series, fully wraps up all its plot lines and it stands easily on its own.

    The Epilogue introduces a new element that adds another layer to what you've already read, and some context to the idea of the series as a whole, but it's not a cliffhanger "omg type epilogue" the way that The Girl Who Would Be King is/was.

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    STORY UPGRADE LEVEL: The “Last Scion Level” plus a shaped double-sided acrylic keychain (an image on the front and “fight your fiction” on the back), 1 sheet of stickers (4), PLUS your book inscribed to whoever you chose and your book gets an original sketch by yours truly.

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    TESSA & ROBIN PRINT BY STACEY LEE LEVEL - Everything from "The Fight Your Fiction Level" plus a gorgeous 11x17 limited edition print signed and numbered by the artist (x/10) of Lee's Tessa & Robin Print (pictured on the project page).

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    TESSA BATTLE PRINT BY MEREDITH MCCLAREN LEVEL - Everything from "The Fight Your Fiction Level" plus a gorgeous 11x17 limited edition print signed and numbered by the artist (x/10) of McClaren's Tessa Battle Print (pictured on the project page).

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    TESSA BATTLE PRINT BY ROSS CAMPBELL LEVEL - Everything from “The Last Scion Level” plus a gorgeous 8x10 limited edition print signed and numbered by the artist (x/10). This is the Tessa Battle print by Campbell pictured in the summary.

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    ULTIMATE BATTLE LEVEL: Everything from “The Last Scion Level” plus a limited edition postcard book (each book numbered and signed by Kelly) including every illustration from the book - estimated currently at 22 original post cards from approximately 17 artists! This will be a one time production of no more than 300 books – and this is the only Kickstarter Level (except Prospector Level - which will show up later) to get all the illustrations from all the artists!

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    TESSA BATTLE PRINT BY DUSTIN NGUYEN LEVEL - Everything from "The Fight Your Fiction Level" plus a gorgeous 11x17 limited edition print signed and numbered by the artist (x/10) of Nguyen's Tessa Battle Print (pictured on the project page).

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    TESSA VS BLUEBEARD PRINT BY NOELLE STEVENSON LEVEL - Everything from "The Fight Your Fiction Level" plus a gorgeous 11x17 limited edition print signed and numbered by the artist (x/10) of Stevenson's Tessa vs Bluebeard Print (pictured on the project page).

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    STORYKILLER LEVEL: By request! At this level you get everything – all the swag (bookmarks/postcards/stickers/keychain/totebag/magnets) and including the limited edition postcard book, but you only get ONE copy of the book. That book is signed and has an original sketch, but just the one book. Also, see the FAQ for any confusion on the postcard books.

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    ROBIN HOOD ORIGINAL BY CAANAN GRALL - CANADIAN SHIPPING ONLY! Here's one just for the Canucks! Everything from "The Fight Your Fiction Level" plus the ORIGINAL pencils/linework for Grall's Robin Hood Print. This is 14x17 and you can see an image of the original in Update #8. Again, available to shipping TO CANADA ONLY.

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    THE TEAM PRINT BY STEPHANIE HANS LEVEL - Everything from "The Last Scion Level" plus a gorgeous 11x17 limited edition print signed and numbered by the artist (x/10) of "THE TEAM" Print (pictured in the summary).

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    TRIO TRIPTYCH ORIGINAL BY CASSANDRA JAMES! Everything from "The Last Scion Level" plus the ORIGINAL PENCILS/INKS/MARKERS for Cassandra Jame's Trio Triptych piece. Approximately 11x17 and pencils, inks, and markers for tone on Bristol. Check out an image of the original in Update #19).

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    PAUL ALLOR WRITING REWARD LEVEL The “Last Scion Level” PLUS a full critique by comic book writer Paul Allor (writer of GI Joe, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Strange Nation) of a comic book script - up to 22-pages of an original property, followed by a Skype call to discuss it further and answer any questions you may have. (see FAQ for further details on deliverable dates for writing crits).

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    THE IT’S COMPLICATED LEVEL: Simplify your life. You get everything. The digital package, all the bookmarks, all the magnets, all the postcards, the keychain, the canvas tote, the full limited edition postcard book, and TWO copies of the limited edition hardback (numbered, and signed) PLUS an original sketch by Kelly in both books.

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    TESSA BATTLE PRINT BY STEPHANIE HANS LEVEL - Everything from "The Last Scion Level" plus a gorgeous 11x17 limited edition print signed and numbered by the artist (x/10) of the Tessa Battle Print (pictured in the summary).

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    STORYKILLER COVER PRINT BY STEPHANIE HANS: Everything from "The Last Scion Level" plus a gorgeous 11x17 limited edition print signed and numbered by the artist (x/10) of the Storykiller Book Cover Print (no text).

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    TESSA BATTLE ORIGINAL BY MEREDITH MCCLAREN! Everything from "The Fight Your Fiction Level" plus the ORIGINAL pencils/linework (red pencil and microns) for McClaren's Tessa Battle Print. This original is an awesomely massive 18x24 (check out an image of the original in Update #4).

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    1 backer Limited (1 left of 2)

    KELLY THOMPSON WRITING REWARD LEVEL The “Last Scion Level” PLUS a full critique of the first 5k of your YA manuscript, or your full 22-page comic book script (see FAQ for further details).

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    RETAILER LEVEL: Have a small bookstore or run a library or some such awesomeness and want a few copies of STORYKILLER for your library? This is for you. No frills, just 6 signed copies of the illustrated hardcover edition, your name (or the name of your institution/store) in the thank you section. Note: if you are reselling, these will have a barcode and cover price of $50 – so retail value on this is: $300.

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    ROBIN, TAL, & HECUBA ORIGINAL PENCILS BY REBEKAH ISAACS! Everything from "The Last Scion Level" plus the ORIGINAL pencils for Rebekah Isaacs forthcoming Robin, Tal, & Hecuba Print. This is an 11 x 17 original - check out an image of the original in Update #13).

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    MICAH, TESSA, & BRAND ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR BY ROSS CAMPBELL! Everything from "The Last Scion Level" plus the ORIGINAL INKS/WATERCOLORS for Ross Campbell's Micah, Tessa, & Brand Print. This is actually two pieces (a top and bottom, each 10.5x6.5) sumi ink, watercolor, and marker on Bristol. Check out an image of the original in Update #18).

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    ROBIN, TAL, & HECUBA ORIGINAL INKS BY REBEKAH ISAACS! Everything from "The Last Scion Level" plus the ORIGINAL INKS for Rebekah Isaacs forthcoming Robin, Tal, & Hecuba Print. This is an 11 x 17 original - check out an image of the original in Update #16).

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    IMMORTALITY LEVEL: Everything from "The Last Scion Level” plus a minor character in the book (with a small speaking role) will be named after you (or a name of your choosing, within reason/approval). Note: one male role open for a last name, one female role for a first name.

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    TESSA BATTLE AND THE BLACK DOVE ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR BY DUSTIN NGUYEN! Everything from "The Storykiller Level" (which means you get EVERYTHING) plus the ORIGINAL Dustin Nguyen watercolor of his Tessa Battle & The Black Dove (approximately 11x17) which can be see on the project page.

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    PROSPECTOR/COLLECTOR LEVEL: Everything from the “It’s Complicated Level” and a special mention in the "thank you section" PLUS one limited edition print signed and numbered (x/10) by the artist of ALL the Storykiller illustrations (that’s estimated at 20 limited edition prints!) See update #9 for a compilation of all images thus far as well as a breakdown of what's still to come. This is obviously hugely expensive, but buying all the prints and the book package separately would add up to over $1100, so it's a value in context! VALUE! ;)

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