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THE BOOK IS COMPLETELY FINISHED AND READY FOR THE PRINTERS! SO LETS GO!

Get ready for the LEGENDS OF LOG giant size 2015 annual!

This just announced as of 9-21-2014 : NEW BONUS REWARD ADDED TO EVERY TIER PACKAGE. If this project gets funded, every backer in every tier will receive the special 8 - 12 page ( maybe more ) Legends of Log sketch book. This book will feature some of the amazing sketches and page layouts from the artists that worked on the 2015 Legends of Log annual. It will also include a foreword and some comments by myself as well as a possibility of comments from the artists. PDF and print copies will be ready to go.

sample cover of the Legends of Log sketch book
sample cover of the Legends of Log sketch book

Also added as of 9 -21-14: Package #8B. Have your likeness in the next Legends of Log annual 2016. See reward package #8B for more and far below the page for details.

If you like giant monsters and swords and sorcery, then you just might like a giant size log swinging around a giant size ax.

Welcome to the Legends of Log 1st giant size 2015 annual. Featuring 10 amazing stories and 7 talented artists who present to you some fantastic adventures of the mighty ax wielding wooden giant, known as LOG!

Now some of you may be saying to yourself... "A log - with an ax? You gotta be kidding?" Or you may be saying... "A log - with an ax? A-w-e-s-o-m-e!" I hope you're going with the latter. Because I think you'll going to enjoy this 56 page giant size comic book of the Legends of Log. Plus the backers of this Kickstarter will be the first of few who will receive the 2015 annual in 2014. So how awesome is that? 

I started Legends of Log in 2012 by coming up with the idea from a comic strip I was drawing that just happened to include a humorous talking log. I took this character and imagined him as a giant warrior. Fighting monsters and sorcery back in the days of medieval times as he carried an ax around and yelled "TIMBERRRRRR!" Out of this idea came some stories. 

But I needed help to get these stories off the ground and into a comic book. And since I only draw the silly humorous characters, I needed this new Log character to be drawn more realistic than I could ever draw him, So I had to enlist some illustrators. And that I did. There are seven terrific artists that have made the Legends of Log stories come to life and are listed below. I won't bother going through their credits because each one of them is a credit to their own work. And as you saw from the video above and the page samples below, It's pretty amazing artwork. 

Thanks to the artists:

  • Erik Benson
  • Bob Berry
  • Simon S. Brom
  • Joel Gomez
  • Scott Larson
  • Kenneth Leinaar
  • Ian Miller

Thanks guys.

And of course, Me, myself and I wrote all the stories.

THE GOAL OF THIS KICKSTARTER:

The best part of this Kickstarter is that this book is already finished. All the stories and artwork have been completed and it's ready to go to the printers. I'm asking for your consideration in helping getting the cover price down to a reasonable price. 

As you may or may not know, the more print copies you order from the printer, the less expensive the cost can be for each copy. Which in turn can lower the cover price of each copy a considerable amount. The problem is - it takes a large amount of funds to get that many copies printed. And that's where your help is needed. I would like to put a nice reasonable cover price on this book so that no money invested is actually lost on each copy that is sold. Copies that will eventually be sold online, at conventions and hopefully maybe through retail brick and mortar shops. If this Kickstarter is not successful, I'll end up having to put a higher selling price on the cover. And it ends up bad for everyone. So if you can help, that would be great. And if you can't, then please tell a friend or anyone you may know or through your social media networks about this Kickstarter.

Real sample pages from the mini comics
Real sample pages from the mini comics

In the above image are 2 real published pages from the Legends of Log mini comics. This is what the pages will look like in the giant size annual. (You may see a glare on the page. That's just light from the camera )

REWARDS:

 I have some rewards that I tried to package together to give you the most I could in each tier level. Hopefully there will be one that fits your budget. Below are images of each item with a letter. That letter corresponds to the description of each item below. Please read the description of each item as it gives more detail about that item. There are also items listed that are not in the images.

 BELOW IS THE DESCRIPTION OF EACH ITEM FROM ABOVE:

ITEM A: Legends of Log print comic - Standard American comic book size.56 pages. 10 different stories. Color cover. Black and white interior.

ITEM B: Legends of Log PDF comic - Standard PDF. 56 pages. 10 different stories. Color cover. Black and white interior.  Will be downloadable through e-mail or a special link.

ITEM C: Legends of Log art & story card -  Art on the front - Story on the back. Take a closer look at the Legends of Log cover with this wonderful detailed black and white inked version before it was colored. On the front of the card, you'll see the amazing line work that went into this drawing. On the back, you'll read the story of all the action from the front. Awesome! Card measures 8.52" X 5.47"  

ITEM D: Legends of Log pin back button no. 1 - This is the first ever collectible pin back button featuring the mighty Log swinging his ax and yelling, "TIMBERRRRRRRRRR!" Button measures 1.25" round.

ITEM E: Legends of Log cover art poster - Get the exciting cover artwork from the first Legends of Log giant size annual. Measures 11" X 17". Poster may be folded in shipping.

ITEM F: Log! Defender of North Woods paperback book - This is book one in a continuing series of novel like books that tells an epic story of the mighty ax wielding wooden giant in one big adventure. 114 pages. paperback. 4.25" X 6.87"

ITEM G: Defender of the North Woods poster - This awesome artwork of the mighty ax wielding wooden giant is taken from the cover of the 1st paperback book. Now you can have Log defend your bedroom or studio wall. Measures 11" X 17". Poster may be folded in shipping.

ITEM H: Legends of Log "TIMBERRRRRRRRRR" t-shirt - Get the mighty Log on a t-shirt. T-shirt will be gray tone with black or dark gray  line art of Log yelling "TIMBERRRRRRRRRR". Sizes are medium, large and extra large. Pre-shrunk cotton.

ITEM I: Legends of Log "TIMBERRRRRRRRRR" wallpaper - If your computer wallpaper is dull and boring, get some action going on. This computer wallpaper shows the mighty Log swinging his ax on a gray shaded background. Will be downloadable through email or a special link. May not fit your resolution or screen size at first download. So you may have to tweak it some with your appearance and desktop background theme settings.

ITEM J: Legends of Log "TIMBERRRRRRRRRR" die cut sticker - This is special die cut sticker that will measure 5" X 5" in the shape of Log. Cool!

ITEM K: ( not shown in above images ) Have Log fight a monster of your choosing in a mega battle - Our 2015 Legends of Log annual is completed. But starting next year as we start working on the 2016 annual, Log will be ready to battle your very own original monster creation or mythical beast of your choice in a 5 way battle. Just describe your attacking monster and our artist will draw and ink your creature fighting Log. Imagine seeing your monster fight Log in the next Legends of Log annual. How cool is that? You'll even get your name with credits in the book. All you have to do is give us the details of your original monster design or mythical beast starting in January 2016. That will give you enough time to read the comic and come up with an awesome monster. However, all monster ideas will have some restrictions if not suited for the comic. There's only 4 slots available, so make sure you get in early. The 2016 Legends of Log annual showing the monster battle should be out by Oct. 2016.

ITEM L: ( not shown in above images ) Write the next Legends of Log script and story - Our 2015 Legends of Log annual may be completed. But the 2016 Legends of Log annual needs to get started way in advance. And you're invited to write the next stand alone story of the ax wielding wooden giant. After you received and read your copy of the 2014 Legends of Log annual, you'll get an idea of what kind of story to write. You'll work with me, the creator of the Legends of Log on your idea and script for the next story. You'll see the sketches and the final artwork as they come in from the artist. Bringing an exciting 4 page story to life. And best of all, your story will be published in the 2016 Legends of Log annual with story credit by you. Only 1 slot is available, So make sure you really would like to do this and have the free time. Including an email address for communication and some patience. 1 or 2 days a week for a total of 1 month is estimated. Will begin story and script in January 2016. The 2016 Legends of Log annual should be out by Oct. 2016.

ITEM M: ( not shown in above images ) Write the next Legends of Log script and story: Level 2  - Due to popular demand, we added this extra tier level. You'll get everything as in Item L above, but you'll get a chance to stretch your story telling with more pages. You'll be able to bring a 5 to 8 page story to life of the mighty ax wielding wooden giant, as you work with the creator of the Legends of Log on script and story. There are only 4 slots available. Make sure you really would like to do this and have the free time. Including an email address for communication. 1 or 2 days a week for a total of 1 month is estimated but may take longer. Will begin story and script in January 2016. The 2016 Legends of Log annual should be out by Oct. 2016.

ITEM N: ( not shown in above images ) Have your likeness in the next Legends of Log annual 2016 - This is almost the same as Item K. Except instead of creating your own monster to fight Log. Your likeness will be created as a character that you will name to fit the story. Will you fight the mighty Log and survive? Or will you be comrade in arms and fight with Log to defend the North Woods? You won't know unless you back this project with package #8B.

Risks and challenges

All story scripts and story art is completed. There is no waiting around for scripts or artwork to be finished. It's done.
The only thing left to do is the printing of the book. I have chosen a printer that I have used in the past and their excellent speedy service and quality is excellent.
The only other risk is if something drastically goes bad. Like lost or corrupted files or even the dreaded reaper of death. Ugh.
Other than that, we are good to go. :)

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    PACKAGE #8: Item (K) Have Log fight your own original monster or mythical beast and see the actual battle take place in the 2016 Legends of Log annual. You'll also received items (A ) (B) (C) (D) (E) (F) (G) (H) (I) and (J). Plus the 2016 Legends of Log annual when it comes out in Oct. 2015

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    PACKAGE #8B: Item (N) Have your likeness drawn in as a character for a story in the 2016 Legends of Log annual. This will include a name for your character that you will need to create to fit the story. You'll also received items (A ) (B) (C) (D) (E) (F) (G) (H) (I) and (J). Plus the 2016 Legends of Log annual when it comes out in Oct. 2015

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