An enormous thank you to everyone who's backed, you're going to make it possible to print the story I've been working so hard on into a big, beautiful book. Thanks so, so much!
The project's been funded! What now?
The original goal was for a very small print run - extra money will go into printing more copies that I can send to reviewers, sell through shops and at conventions. This is incredibly helpful for me and my art business, your support still means so much!
The extra money will also go towards stretch goals!
We've now hit all the stretch goals I originally planned, so everyone who pledges £20+ (GOODIES bundle and upwards), or who upgrades to £20+ tiers, will get 3 extra prints on top of their existing rewards, with artwork by some amazing guest artists.
Extra goal! - if we hit £2800, I'll be able to pay these guest artists extra to say thank you for all their hard work.
The stretch goals for higher amounts are upgrades I really wanted to include in the original project, and I'm incredibly excited to announce it'll now be possible to fund both charms, extra stickers and a size upgrade!
All GOODIES and above tiers will also get an extra charm and sticker that backers will vote for to choose the design, as well as the guest art prints and original rewards.
All tiers with a physical book (The Tome Itself and above) will now be getting a bigger, better book at the size I always wanted to print the comic!
Again, thank you SO MUCH to everyone who supported the project, it makes a huge difference to me and it's so exciting to finally be able to make my story into a book.
Nyx in the Overworld is a 232 page, all-ages fantasy adventure comic I just finished drawing after 3 years. With your help, I want to print a real-nice full-colour book of the complete story.
The book itself will be 240 pages including cover, bonus artwork and a page to say thank you to everyone who donated on Kickstarter.
The book will be A5 softcover, full colour printed, with silk-finish 130gsm pages, as well as improved colours, text and readability.
The comic tells the story of Nyx, a half-human half-something-mysterious, as they set on out a quest to get their mum back. New to adventuring, Nyx’s journey leads them to gnarly monsters, useless sidekicks, cool loot and sweet magic powers.
Adventure sticker set - An A6 set of peelable vinyl stickers
Enamel pin set - 2 hard enamel pins in gunmetal, 20 and 40mm with metal backings and clasp.
UPDATE! These have arrived and are looking great.
Soundtrack - a digital download of 15+ tracks that relate to different parts of the comic.
The PDF comics bundle will include 50+ pages of extra comics, with 5 short spin-off stories set in the same universe, including prequels, sequels and extra scenes.
The PDF artbook will include 30+ pages of artwork, character designs, research, sketches and process drawings.
The story is inspired by my love of fantasy, rpgs and old-school video games, and draws from myths from around the globe about magical creatures, demons and other worlds.
I’m interested in the narrative structures that appear across traditional fairytales, and the writing plays around with fantasy tropes and the classic ‘hero quest’ narrative (and includes lots of geeky jokes and videogame references.) Including diverse characters that lots of different readers can relate to and engage with is also really important to me.
Hello, I’m Hari - the writer, artist, soundtrack composer and everything-doer behind Nyx in the Overworld. I’m a prize-winning comics artist / professional illustrator / big nerd based in Edinburgh. If you want to find out more about my art and comics you can find me on the internet @haridraws, or see my portfolio here.
The majority of funding will go towards covering print costs for the book, and extra rewards are being deducted from my existing stock.
Is this a webcomic?
Yes! Nyx in the Overworld has been serialised online from 2014-2017. The online version is here, but at the time of writing the final chapter has not yet been published - the last page will be posting in about October.
The printed book (and pdf version for £5 backers) will have improved colours, text and readability compared to the online version, as well as extra bonus artwork, and a page to say thank-you to everyone who backed the project to make it happen.
What gender is Nyx?
Is this suitable for kids?
Yes! If you’re old enough to understand it, you’re old enough to read it! There’s some fantasy violence and scenes that may be scary for younger kids, but not more than, say, Harry Potter or Star Wars. There’s no swearing in the comic, and while lots of the readers are my age or older, it has plenty of 8-12 year old readers, too!
(The ‘Explorer’ tier digital comics bundle includes a couple of comics that are 14+)
Are these the characters from Finding Home?
Yes! All my fantasy comics are set in the same universe and have overlapping characters. They’re drawn in different styles as each story is ‘told’ by a different character (Nyx in the Overworld is being told by Nyx!)
Finding Home is going to be my next big project, a more contemplative, experimental comic for older readers, about falling in love, coping with anxiety and learning to yourself grow. You can read the very start here, and the comics PDF bundle includes a teaser comic for Finding Home. Finding Home will be suitable for 16+ readers.
Risks and challenges
I’ve already drawn the whole comic and have formatted and printed several books in the past. The extras like stickers, enamel pins etc are products I’ve already designed and made.
There’s always the risk that printing and putting together packages and PDFs will take a little longer than expected, since I’m also working part time on other freelance jobs. If anything’s going to be slower than planned, I’ll keep everyone in the loop!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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