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pledged of $13,500 goal
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backers
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Mar 13 2018

About

Small town existence was not the life that Selik wanted.  He had big ideas, a big ego, and thought that he could do anything.  Then it all changed in a blink of an eye.  Selik found himself chased by Shadow Elementals and forced to run away from everything that he knew.  With the help of his wizard friends, he discovered that there is more to life than personal glory. Pure chance brought him a power that may spell his demise.  Pure chance also brought him a power that he will need to survive ... if he can learn to wield it in time.

Selik's Road: Shadows will be a luxurious, creamy, and rich new finish hardback book with a true leather look.  The cushion-like surface  measures 9" x 12" with a clear embossed cover.  It will be around 104 pages with over 40 illustrations and contain the complete story of Selik and his entry into this larger world.

In addition to being shipped in bumper boxes for their protection, each book will contain a foil book plate indicating that you have purchased a first edition book.

I want this book to stand out.  The first part of the experience is noticing that the hardback cover feels soft and velvety.  With the strong skull and title design, I want it to immediately grab your attention.  Once you open the book, the next thing that I want you to notice is the art work.  Pages and pages of full-color oil paintings depicting dark art.  This feels like an art book where you can just keep looking at the pictures.  After that, I want you to notice that there is a story that ties all of the paintings together.  It's a story of Selik's world and the people and creatures who live in it.  

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 Q: I don't like Horror.  Is this book like a horror novel?

I get that.  Honestly, I'm not a big fan of horror, myself.  However, for me, I consider it to be Dark Fantasy.  The book is not about violence or gore or blood.  It's about twisting reality so that it's unsettling.  The book does not contain any nudity, violence, or gore.  However, it's also not a kid's book.  For the list of the images, you can check out the print question.  These are all of the images in the book.

Q: Have you even started the book?

Oh yeah... at 45 paintings and 104 pages, I wanted to make sure that the book was what I wanted to create before I even attempted to find funding for it.  The initial idea has been on my mind for about four years, and over the last 1-1/2 years, I've been creating the final story and deciding what paintings would go into the book.  Now that it's done, I can present it to everybody. 

Q: You keep referring to ShadowMyths?  What is that?

When my wife first asked me what the book was about, I had no clue.  I wanted to do an art book but I didn't want the standard one that is looked at and put on the shelf.  I wanted to tell a story.  So, I laid out all of my paintings and noticed that my mind was creating a story from the images.  I realized that others could use my paintings in the same way.  My idea for the ShadowMyths Decks was born!

This exclusive ShadowMyths deck (Shadows) is a set of cards that contain only paintings from the book.  The cards can be used in games, hung on the wall, or as ideas for your own stories in Selik's world.  The ShadowMyths:Shadows deck is exclusive to the kickstarter and will not be available once the kickstarter has ended.

Q: I get to pick my own prints (regular and canvas)?  Which ones can I pick?

 *Digital means that the oil painting is not complete.  It will look similar to the digital concept but not exact.

Q: For an original oil painting, I get to pick my own?

Absolutely!  The 18 x 24 framed oil painting will be yours on a first come, first served basis.  I check the emails when they come in and make sure that you get your choice ... if it's not already taken.

*Digital means that the oil painting is not complete. It will look similar to the digital concept but not exact.

Q: Why is shipping not included?

Due to the variable rates for shipping to different countries, I will need to charge shipping individually (and at a later date).  The main reason is because I want you to only pay for what you should rather than applying a general rate to everybody.  I'm hoping that this will save most of you money when the products are shipped.

Here's some idea of what the shipping costs will be.  [Note: These are only rough estimates.  I'm hoping that I can get the rates cheaper when we are closer to shipping time.]

 

Risks and challenges

In terms of creating the book, there are no risks. There around 10 paintings that still need to be completed but they will be done before the end of the kickstarter. The story, layout, and editing have been completed.

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    Shadows Book Collection

    You'll receive a signed copy of Selik's Road: Shadows.

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    Shadows Story Collection

    You'll receive the signed copy of Selik's Road: Shadows and the exclusive ShadowMyths:Shadows deck (45 cards) that containing all of the paintings used to tell the story.

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    Shadows Reading Collection

    You'll receive the autographed copy of Selik's Road: Shadows, the exclusive ShadowMyths:Shadows deck, and an 11 x 14 print of your choice.

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    Shadows Print Collection

    You'll receive all of the rewards above and a framed 18 x 24 canvas print of your choice.

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    Complete Shadow Collection

    In addition to all of the rewards above, you'll also receive an original oil painting from the book.

    Availability is based on first come, first served for the selection of the painting.

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    • ShadowMyths:Shadows Deck (Exclusive)
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