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An all-colour, fantasy art book by the illustrator of Matlock the Hare, journeying deep into the magical landscape of Winchett Dale.
An all-colour, fantasy art book by the illustrator of Matlock the Hare, journeying deep into the magical landscape of Winchett Dale.
An all-colour, fantasy art book by the illustrator of Matlock the Hare, journeying deep into the magical landscape of Winchett Dale.
147 backers pledged £11,104 to help bring this project to life.

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Upon a Tzorkly Moon - Fantasy Art Book by Jacqui Lovesey

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The Book...

Hi, I'm Jacqui Lovesey, artist and illustrator for the 'Matlock the Hare' trilogy of fantasy-novels. Welcome to my 'saztaculous' new Kickstarter campaign for 'Upon a Tzorkly Moon', a high-quality, 144 page, 22 x 22cms, hardback, all-colour, fantasy art book, journeying deep into Matlock's homeland of Winchett Dale, a 'majickal' land hidden high in the Derbyshire Peak District... 

Please note: this is a mock-up of the completed book
Please note: this is a mock-up of the completed book

In creating 'Upon a Tzorkly Moon' I've set out to produce the sort of book I've always really loved, a place to be gloriously 'lost' in on a journey of magical disovery, a wondrous feast for both the eyes and imagination. I want to give readers the chance to really explore Matlock's 'saztaculous' home in rich detail, encountering its many mysterious places, witches, 'majickal' creatures, trees, plants and much, much more...

It will feature at least 40 brand new watercolours, together with a selection of my favourite illustrations from the 'Matlock' trilogy in colour for the first time, incidental illustrations, maps, glossaries and commentary about both my inspirations and methods. You'll discover more about the day-to-day life of Winchett Dale, and read about the many kinds of creatures and witches that live there. I've been working alongiside my writer husband Phil on 'Matlock the Hare' for the last 5 years, and the chance to bring Matlock's 'majickal' world to life in full-colour is a dream I've cherished for just as long... 

'The Ganticus Secret of Foffle Mountain' - just one of up to 40 brand new full-page illustrations from the book...
'The Ganticus Secret of Foffle Mountain' - just one of up to 40 brand new full-page illustrations from the book...

 What's the thinking behind the book?

I wanted to paint a magical journey, a book readers can 'live in', to stray from the narrative path of the Matlock trilogy and take the time to explore Winchett Dale in detail, venture into places I'd never been before, capture new experiences, creatures I'd only ever previously glimpsed from the side of my imagination, then set it all down in one fantasy art book that gave the true flavour of Matlock's home - from the first page to the last...

'The Tree-Dwelling Tzorkly Witches of Winchett Dale' - one half of what will be a double-page spread.
'The Tree-Dwelling Tzorkly Witches of Winchett Dale' - one half of what will be a double-page spread.

Why is it called 'Upon a Tzorkly Moon?

I've always loved witches, together with the rhythms of nature and its relationship with the moon. Hares, in particular, also fascinate me; their history in myths, folklore and role of witches' familiars, too. 'Upon a Tzorkly Moon' represents a coming together of all three; witches, nature and the moon. In Winchett Dale, the word 'tzorkly' means 'to rise above' - and all kinds of creatures are witches, not simply hares - and a full moon is the best time to see one...

The village of Winchett Dale, revealed for the very first time (one half of a double page spread)...
The village of Winchett Dale, revealed for the very first time (one half of a double page spread)...

 

'Inside Matlock's Potionary' - painted when he was outside dealing with tricky-ricketts in his 'crumlush'cottage garden!
'Inside Matlock's Potionary' - painted when he was outside dealing with tricky-ricketts in his 'crumlush'cottage garden!

 What about the strange new words?

Don't worry! There'll be a glossary included in the book, and you'll be surprised at how easy Dalespeak is to pick up! 'Saztaculously' easy, in fact! The language in the text compliments the artwork, in order to create a truly magical, immersive experience for the reader, whether you're new to Matlock the Hare and Winchett Dale, or a seasoned 'visitor' and trilogy reader. Before long, you'll be saying words like 'clottabussed', 'crumlush', 'oidy' and 'tzorkly' out loud without even realising it!

Meet Mirabella, the immovable 'tzorkly' witch of Trefflepugga Path, and discover why she has nifferduggled for over a 'grillion' moon-turns...
Meet Mirabella, the immovable 'tzorkly' witch of Trefflepugga Path, and discover why she has nifferduggled for over a 'grillion' moon-turns...

 

 How will the money be spent?

The money I hope to raise will go towards the costs of publishing 'Upon a Tzorkly Moon' with Silverwood Books, who have already published the Matlock the Hare trilogy. We have worked closely with Silverwood for the last three years, not only because they produce very high-quality books, but also provide accurate costings for setting and publishing.  The rest of the monies will be spent on servicing the rewards to backers, postage and Kickstarter fees.

 And the rewards...?

I've tried to make them as 'majickal' and 'tzorkly' as possible. This will be our third kickstarter, and we always try to offer the best to all our 'saztaculous' backers. We're really grateful for their support, and Matlock's journey and story is as much theirs, as it is ever ours to tell. Plus - there'll be a few surprises along the way, too, with 'Extra Rewards' from 'the Potionary' available to backers at various times! I really hope you choose to 'pid-pad' along with me, and make 'Upon a Tzorkly Moon' not only a wonderful fantasy book, but also a 'majickal' journey for us all.

Jacqui Lovesey - Feb, 2017.

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The Rewards

 1. The 'Oidy' Reward

A signed postcard and message of thanks from 'the Potionary' for being part of the project.

 

 2. The 'Tzorkly' Reward

The book itself! Your own SIGNED copy of 'Upon a Tzorkly Moon' - a 'majickal' journey deep into Winchett Dale to treasure for a lifetime!

PLUS - Signed postcard of thanks from 'the Potionary'.

Please note: this is a mock-up of the completed book
Please note: this is a mock-up of the completed book

 

3. The 'Peffa-Tzorkly' Reward

Like the 'Tzorkly' reward, but this time, you also get to choose a high-quality art-print (30cms square with 1cm white border) from a list of finished illustrations from the book that will be sent to you during April. 

Choose from a selection of images, up to 40 in all!
Choose from a selection of images, up to 40 in all!

PLUS - Your name to appear in the 'Acknowledgements' section of the book, as a valuable member of the 'Saztaculous Matlock Folk' who supported the project!

PLUS - Signed postcard of thanks from 'the Potionary'. 

 4. The 'Majickal Stores' Reward

A 60cm x 60cm Ltd-Edition poster printed on high-quality paper of 'The Majickal Stores' - the first ever poster from Winchett Dale! Looks great in a frame - or on a wall in a witches' coven!

PLUS - Signed copy of 'Upon a Tzorkly Moon'.

PLUS - Your name in the 'Acknowledgements' section.

PLUS - Signed postcard of thanks from 'the Potionary'

(Please note: All posters will be signed and numbered on reverse, then mailed out separately in tubes)

5. The 'Remarque' Reward

Make your signed copy of 'Upon a Tzorkly Moon' even more 'majickal' with a 'remarque' (or artist's mark) on the title page. Subject matter will be of my choice, unless it is from the higher-tier rewards that are subject-specific. Still not sure? See the video below...

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PLUS -  1 x Signed print.

PLUS - Your name to appear in the 'Acknowledgements' section. 

PLUS - Signed postcard of thanks from 'the Potionary'.

 6. The 'Remarkable Remarque' Reward

All the same elements as the 'Remarque' reward, only this time with a choice of 2 signed prints from the book!

 

 7. The 'Potionary Garden' Reward

A themed reward for the green-fingered (or pawed!) amongst you that want to try a bit of gardening 'Winchett Dale-style' - exclusively inspired by Matlock's potionary garden! Includes three Ltd Edition seed-packets. 

PLUS - Signed copy of 'Upon a Tzorkly Moon' with garden remarque.

PLUS - 2 x Signed Garden Prints, as shown above.

PLUS - Your name in the 'Acknowledgements' section.

PLUS - Signed postcard of thanks from 'the Potionary'.

 8. The 'Bespoke Shroom' Reward

Become a shroom of Winchett Dale! You'll be sent a questionnaire about you, your likes, dislikes and hobbies that I'll use as a basis to paint you as a 'shroom' in your very own (16cms x 11cms) original watercolour painting! You'll be 'named', and your painting will also arrive with short nature-notes specifically about 'your' shroom!

(Please note: this reward is limited to just 10!)

What kind of 'Shroom' would you be in Winchett Dale...?
What kind of 'Shroom' would you be in Winchett Dale...?
PLUS - Signed copy of 'Upon a Tzorkly Moon' with specific 'Shroom' remarque.
PLUS - 1 'shroom' print, as shown above.
PLUS - Your name in the 'Acknowlegements' section.
PLUS - Signed postcard of thanks from 'the Potionary'.


 9. The 'Saztaculous Collection' Reward

Every griffle ever 'griffled' about Matlock to date! You'll get the complete signed 'Matlock the Hare' trilogy in hardback - that's nearly 1500 pages of majickal adventure, complete with over 100 black and white illustrations of his 'most saztaculous journey'!  Each book comes complete with maps, glossary and 'extras', providing a truly immersive fantasy adventure read... 
PLUS - Signed copy of 'Upon a Tzorkly Moon' with remarque to complete your collection!
PLUS - 4 x Signed Prints.
PLUS - Your name in the 'Acknowledgements' section.
PLUS - Signed postcard of thanks from 'The Potionary'.


 10. The 'Tzorkly Original' Reward

Choose one of the saztaculous detailed full-page 'original' illustrations from the book! (image size - 216mm x 216mm, unmounted) These watercolour paintings often include iridescent and metallic inks that reveal extra vibrancy, depth and colour sheen when viewed as originals!
(Please Note: Backers of this reward will be sent a list of 30 thumbnails to choose from, and as always, I will offer the choice in 'first-backed' basis, and is limited to 8 backers).
Original illustrations - there'll be over 30 to choose from!
Original illustrations - there'll be over 30 to choose from!
PLUS - Signed copy of 'Upon a Tzorkly Moon' with remarque.
PLUS - Your name in the 'Acknowlegements' section.
PLUS - Signed postcard of thanks from 'the Potionary'.

 11. The 'Bespoke Witch' Reward

 
How 'tzorkly' are you? What kind of witch would you be in the majickal-dales? Here's where you find out, with your very own 'bespoke' witch portrait! This orginal watercolour will measure approx 22cms x 22cms, and will feature you as a 'tzorkly witch'. Backers will be sent a 'witchy' questionnaire to act as a basis for the painting. The finished painting will come with a description of your new 'tzorkly' life in Winchett Dale, including that all-important rank in the 'League of Lid-Curving Witchery!
(Please note: This reward is limited to just 5)
Ever wanted to be a 'tzorkly' witch? Here's how...
Ever wanted to be a 'tzorkly' witch? Here's how...
 
PLUS - 2 x Signed Prints.
PLUS - Signed copy of 'Upon A Tzorkly Moon' with witch remarque.
PLUS - Your name in the 'Acknowledgements' section.
PLUS - Signed Postcard of thanks from 'the Potionary'.


 12. The 'Bespoke Tree' Reward

Become a tree in Wand Woods with your very own 'bespoke' tree portrait! Your stunning, original watercolour painting will be  39cm x 29cms (approx) and filled with your own personal character, based on a questionnaire I'll send you to work from. The finished picture will also come with a description of your tree and 'life' in Wand Wood, to make a truly unique piece that is 'you' down to the very 'tzorkly' roots!
(Limited to just 2)
An example of how you might look as a tree in Wand Woods...
An example of how you might look as a tree in Wand Woods...
PLUS - Signed copy of 'Upon a Tzorkly Moon' with specific nature remarque.
PLUS - 2 x Signed Prints.
PLUS - Your name in the 'Acknowledgements' section.
PLUS - Signed postcard of thanks from 'the Potionary'.

Risks and challenges

'Upon a Tzorkly Moon' is already three-quarters done, and as a full-time illustrator for many years I know I can achieve the scheduled submission date in order to meet an August publication.

Having completed two successful Kickstarter campaigns before, I am aware of all that needs to be done, in terms of both servicing rewards and completing the project, making the risks minimal.

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    The Book! A signed copy of 'Upon a Tzorkly Moon' by Jacqui Lovesey.

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    Your choice of a signed print from the book PLUS your name in the 'Acknowledgements' section of as one of the 'Tzorkly' backers of the book!

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    'Majickal Stores' Reward

    Includes a 'saztaculous' Ltd-Edition (60cms x 60cms) art-poster of 'The Majickal Stores', taken from the book .

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    The 'Remarque' Reward

    A unique hand-drawn 'remarque' by Jacqui Lovesey included on the title-page of your book.

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    The 'Remarkable Remarque' Award!

    Be remarkable! This reward comes with 2 signed prints, too!

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    'Potionary Garden' Reward.

    Rewards right from Matlock's potionary-garden, for the green-fingered amongst you!

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    • Signed copy of 'Upon a Tzorkly Moon' with Garden-Remarque
    • 2 Signed 'Garden Prints' from the book.
    • Signed copy of 'Upon a Tzorkly Moon'with Remarque
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    'Bespoke Shroom' Reward

    'Become' a shroom of Winchett Dale, in an original painting that reflects your very own, unique personality!

    Includes:
    • Original Bespoke Shroom Watercolour
    • 1 Signed Shroom Print taken from the book
    • Signed copy of 'Upon a Tzorkly Moon'- with 'Shroom' remarque
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    The 'Saztaculous Collection!'

    The complete 'Matlock' hardback book collection, all signed!

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    'Tzorkly Original' Reward

    Choose your favourite painting from a selection of original illustrations from the book to be supplied. (Choice given out in backer-order)

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    'Bespoke Witch' Reward

    'Become' a witch from Winchett Dale with your very own, original 'tzorkly-portrait' based on your personality, likes and dislikes!

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    'Become' a part of Wand Woods with a beautiful original A3 watercolour of you as a tree, based on your individual personality, likes and dislikes!

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