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A fantasy comic set in a world ideologically split by the arrival of new technology.
A fantasy comic set in a world ideologically split by the arrival of new technology.
A fantasy comic set in a world ideologically split by the arrival of new technology.
166 backers pledged £2,462 to help bring this project to life.

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The Story

A Tale of Shadows is a 28 page fantasy comic set in a world ideologically split by the arrival of new technology.

When "The Machine" is unveiled in his hometown, Felix, a young loner, finds himself caught in the middle of an escalating confrontation between religious group 'The Men of the Way' and a ragtag team of rogue scientists/artists, the Sciencestitions. 

The cover

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 Page 5

The Team

Lyndon works as a freelance illustrator, designer and comic artist. He has worked on a diverse set of books / comics and successfully funded one of his comics (Lost & Found) last year, via Kickstarter. 

Writer. Podcaster. Suitwear-er. Paul has written a range of comics and is a key writer for Dead Canary Comics.

Tyler is a freelance illustrator and artist. Currently working on gallery shows, his work can be seen across the UK and ranges from portraiture to detailed cityscapes.

What your pledge means

Making a pledge means that you will help make 'A Tale of Shadows' a reality. The majority of funds will go towards printing and because we intend to create something that has a level of print quality, the costs can stack up pretty quickly. Secondly, it means you'll get something in return for your pledge. The more you wish to pledge, the more perks and rewards you get.

If you like what you have heard / seen so far, please take a look at what rewards are on offer. Thank you for all your support.

The Loot!

 Shadow Fox, Bear and Stag t-shirt - printed by House of Priory

Update: Anyone who pledges for a t-shirt, will have a choice between the 'Shadow Fox, Bear or Stag'.

  A Tale of Shadows: Book 1 - 28 pages.

A3 illustration prints 

Inked original of 'Jump'

A2 Map of Wavefront - printed on a 305gsm Hahnemule Photo Rag Ultra Smooth 100% Cotton Rag paper (very fancy)


Final Thoughts

A Tale of Shadows is something the three of us have been working on for awhile. Decisions on the story and the art direction have come through excessive planning to make sure we deliver a professional, finished product. Book 1 is complete and the story is planned for a total of 5 books. The outline for each book is already complete so you don't have to worry about a "second issue never coming out" or not "finishing the series". We are working on it. We just need some help to get Book 1 out in to your hands.

If you have any questions about the project, or the rewards, please let us know.

Thanks again and even if you don't pledge, please share, tweet, blog etc. It all helps.

Lyndon, Paul and Tyler. 

Risks and challenges

Since the book is complete, there is very little risk. You are basically preordering the comic. If all goes to plan you should have the book in your hands by the end of July. Any delays, or problems and we will keep you all updated.

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    THE TOWN PACK
    A PDF download of 'A Tale of Shadows' Book 1 and an exclusive Kickstarter media pack which includes desktop artwork, concept art and the process of creating the artwork.

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    THE SHADOWS PACK
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    THE STORY PACK
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    THE INK PACK
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    THE MAP PACK
    Everything from 'THE HERO PACK' plus a signed A2 giclee print of the map of 'Warfront'. This is printed on a high quality, ultra smooth 305gsm hahemuhle cotton rag paper.

    This paper allows the print to be rolled.

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    THE TAR PACK
    Everything from 'THE HERO PACK' plus a shadow fox t-shrt, an A3 print of your choice and to become part of the world of 'A Tale of Shadows'. You will be drawn into book 2 as a minor character.

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    THE CUSTOM PACK
    Everything from 'THE HERO PACK' plus commission Lyndon or Tyler (or Paul if you wish) to draw something for you. This could be yourself, a character or even a concept. The final drawing can either be hand drawn with pencil and / or ink or as a digital sketch while working to greyscale.

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    THE BUNDLE PACK
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    THE COMIC CON PACK
    Everything from 'THE BUNDLE PACK' plus join the team at comic con. See what its like on the other side of the table as we launch the book. We will cover your entry costs and provide lunch.

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