Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
The Book of Dragons's video poster
Play

Beware of Dragons! THE BOOK OF DRAGONS is our all ages graphic novel adaptation of E. Nesbit's classic children's book. Read more

Mobile, AL Comic Books
Share this project
117
backers
$5,353
pledged of $3,500 goal
0
seconds to go

Funded!

This project was successfully funded on August 8, 2014.

Beware of Dragons! THE BOOK OF DRAGONS is our all ages graphic novel adaptation of E. Nesbit's classic children's book.

Mobile, AL Comic Books
Share this project

About this project

STRETCH GOAL #1: $4,500

All of our backers will receive an all-new DRM free PDF edition of the original stories from Ms. Nesbit's THE BOOK OF DRAGONS with spot illustrations taken from our comic book adaptations!

We also have an add-on available for anyone who wants a print of Daniel Govar's beautiful cover: Just add $10 USD to your pledge, and shoot us a message to let us know you want one, too!

There was some sort of red thing sitting under a palm tree, and under it was written "Dragon."

Originally published in 1900, E. Nesbit's THE BOOK OF DRAGONS has been a fondly remembered children's book for several generations. In the hope of recapturing the whimsy and adventure of her original collection, I assembled a team of writers and artists to bring her stories to life for a new century.

With a cover by OFF REGISTRATION cover artist Daniel Govar, and a plethora of talented comic creators from around the world, THE BOOK OF DRAGONS is 120 pages of amazing comics.

The Book of Dragons, Cover 1
The Book of Dragons, Cover 1

Don't just take our word for it. We'll let the work speak for itself.

THE BOOK OF BEASTS, by Scott O. Brown and Amberin Huq, in which Lionel becomes king and accidentally unleashes a Dragon on his new subjects.

UNCLES JAMES, OR THE PURPLE STRANGER, by Ricky-Marcel Pitcher and Kathryn Frizzell, where animals of various sizes, with the help of a Dragon, thwart a conspiracy.

THE DELIVERERS OF THEIR COUNTRY, by Jonathan Clode and Russell Hossain, a story where heroes are not what they seem and the dragon invasion is imminent!

THE ICE DRAGON, OR DO AS YOU'RE TOLD, by Marc Bryant and Mal Jones, a tale of wonders that befell on the evening of the eleventh of December, when they did what they were told not to do.

THE ISLAND OF THE NINE WHIRLPOOLS, by Thatcher Cleveland and Russell Hossain, in which a dragon is defeated with math in a quest for true love.

THE DRAGON TAMER, by Lori Lapormado and John Andrey Portilla, which reveals the great truth of all Dragons.

THE FIERY DRAGON, OR THE HEART OF STONE AND THE HEART OF GOLD by Charles Webb and Mal Jones in which we give you Dragons. In. Space.

And finally, KIND LITTLE EDMUND, OR THE CAVES AND THE COCKATRICE by Shawn Aldridge and Amberin Huq, our final story where Edmund makes a bum deal, unleashing a Dragon where it doesn't belong.

You can read the original stories here for a taste of what's to come in our edition!

We're raising funds to covering printing costs for the book and extras as well as some marketing and backend publishing expenses. 

Thank you! And we look forward to bringing this project to life for you!

Meet the artist and writers:

Bronco Ink publisher and THE BOOK OF DRAGONS editor, A.C. Brown's work has appeared in English translations of Osamu Tezuka's great children's manga Unico and Triton of the Sea, as well as on www.the-only-living-boy.com

Shawn Aldridge--Portland, OR based writer/letterer. Current work includes Vic Boone and GoGetters (MonkeyBrain Comics).

Scott O. Brown, is a Harvey Award winning comics creator from Mobile, AL. His most recent work has appeared in Heavy Metal Magazine and Off Registration.

Marc Bryant is probably best known as the co-creator of Shangri-La from Image Comics and the constant collaborator of the artist Mal Jones.

Thacher Cleveland is currently self-publishing the Winston & Churchill paranormal private investigator short story series, working on several comic projects, and is one of the hosts of the Super-Fly Comics & Games podcast.

Jonathan Clode is a writer from Wales who co-edited the WWI anthology To End All Wars.

Mal Jones is an Alexandria, VA based illustrator and designer. Recently he appeared with Marc Bryant in Off-Registration #4, available now for free!

A veteran writer and narrative designer for both Ubisoft and Microsoft, Charles Webb now contributes to Nerdist and is the managing editor for FreakSugar.com.

Kathryn Frizzell has worked on Absentee by Inverse Press and The Kill Joy Club by Icarus Wing Productions.

Lori Lapomardo COMING SOON!

John Audrey Portilla is a Colombian comic book artist. He has worked as an illustrator designing characters and developing illustrated children’s material for Colombian publishers, also has worked for Heroic Tendencies Studios and for MTG Publishing from Spain.

Russell Hossain COMING SOON!

Amberin Huq is a freelance illustrator who lives and works in London U.K, she regularly illustrates for Stew magazine and has most recently created work for the children’s theatre production ‘When Spring Comes’.

Ricky-Marcel Pitcher is a London based comics writer, currently working on his martial arts-horror-adventure epic 'Zombies Hate Kung Fu', check out www.VeryGraphicNovels.com for more info.

Risks and challenges

Much like KRANTZ, our previous project, THE BOOK OF DRAGONS is complete. We have some minor editing, production, and prepress work to do, but the book is finished with those exceptions. Not reaching our goal is the biggest risk.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

FAQ

Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.

Ask a question

Rewards

  • You selected
    Pledge $5 or more

    3 backers

    THE EGG- We'll send you a dragon bookmark and stickers with a sincere thank you in our bi-monthly online magazine Off Registration (with a free subscription)!

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $10 or more

    11 backers

    THE HATCHLING- You get a bookmark, stickers, and a sincere thank you in Off Registration with a PDF or CBZ file of the book.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $10 or more

    22 backers

    THE CUCKOO- For our domestic and international readers who want to save on shipping, you'll receive a sincere thank you in Off Registration with a PDF or CBZ file of the book.

    Estimated delivery:
  • You selected
    Pledge $25 or more

    32 backers

    THE BABY- A softcover copy of the book with the bookmark and stickers, along with a sincere thank you in and a subscription to our bi-monthly online magazine Off Registration. Includes a PDF or CBZ file of book.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $37 or more

    0 backers

    FEEDING TIME (comic stores only)- Five (5) softcover copies of the book plus marketing materials (including a full page ad in Off Registration in the issue of your choice). Includes a sincere thank you in and a subscription to our bi-monthly online magazine Off Registration, as well.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $40 or more

    29 backers

    THE NEST- A hardcover copy of the book, a bookmark, stickers, and a poster of the original cover with a sincere thank you in and a subscription to our bi-monthly online magazine Off Registration. Includes a PDF or CBZ file of the book.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $55 or more

    4 backers Limited (6 left of 10)

    THE DRAGONS & THE MONSTERS- When you're done reading with the kids, enjoy MONSTROLOGY, which includes monster stories by DRAGONS writers Scott O. Brown, Thacher Cleveland, and Charles Webb. Includes a softcover of DRAGONS, a copy of MONSTROLOGY, with the bookmark, stickers, and a subscription to Off Registration. Includes a PDF or CBZ file of book.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $85 or more

    1 backer Limited (9 left of 10)

    THE DRAGON'S RUNES- We'll letter your comic--up to 10 pages--and send you a softcover copy of THE BOOK OF DRAGONS. Includes a sincere thank you, a PDF or CBZ file of the book, and our bookmark and stickers!

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $100 or more

    0 backers Limited (2 left of 2)

    THE REVERSE DRAGON- For the artists out there, writer extraordinaire MARC BRYANT ("The Ice Dragon") will write up to a six page script for you (with up to three revisions) to be published in a future issue of Off Registration. Includes the thank you in Off Registration, a PDF or CBZ file of the book, a bookmark, stickers, a softcover copy of the book!

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $125 or more

    2 backers

    THE TWEEN DRAGON- A sincere thank you in our bi-monthly online magazine Off Registration, a PDF or CBZ file of the book, a bookmark, stickers, a softcover and hardcover copy of the book, a poster of the cover, and a second hardcover copy with an alternate cover!

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $150 or more

    0 backers Limited (3 left of 3)

    The Glittery Dragon - A softcover copy of the book with the bookmark, stickers, poster and a beaded DRAGON! Along with a sincere thank you in and a subscription to our bi-monthly online magazine Off Registration. Includes a PDF or CBZ file of book.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $200 or more

    2 backers All gone!

    DRAGONGANDA- Your full page, black and white ad in the back of THE BOOK OF DRAGONS with the thank you in Off Registration, a PDF or CBZ file of the book, a bookmark, stickers, a softcover copy of the book!

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $200 or more

    0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)

    THE FIRE & ICE- Artist extraordinaire MAL JONES ("The Ice Dragon" and "The Fiery Dragon") will draw an 8.5 x 11 inch commission of a single character (or dragon!) of your choice. Includes the thank you in Off Registration, a PDF or CBZ file of the book, a bookmark, stickers, a softcover copy of the book!

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $250 or more

    2 backers All gone!

    THE DRAGON TAMER- Andrey Protilla will draw YOUR four page short story and we'll edit, letter, and publish it in an upcoming issue of Off Registration! Includes a sincere thank you, a PDF or CBZ file of the book, and both a softcover and hardcover of the book.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $650 or more

    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    THE DRAGONMASTER- Your commitment at this level will give you an Executive Publisher credit on our indicia page with a copy of each edition—hardcover, softcover, any alternate cover, and the digital edition—as well as the bookmark, sticker, and the Off Registration subscription and thank you!

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world

Funding period

- (30 days)