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.
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
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