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Ben PowisBy Ben Powis
First created
Ben PowisBy Ben Powis
First created
£625
pledged of £6,500pledged of £6,500 goal
25
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, July 10 2013 2:43 PM UTC +00:00

About

Hello!

Hello, my name is Ben Powis, I am an illustrator based in Edinburgh, Scotland. In 2004 I created the first story set in the World of Afar, Turtle Guitar, this was followed in 2005 by Where Grows The Bitter Herb. Each was self-published and distributed in small numbers at local comic fairs and online. The stories were also adapted for mobile devices and eventually shared online.

My vision has always been to create a single printed collection of World of Afar tales. With your help I would like to assemble Turtle Guitar, Where Grows The Bitter Herb and a previously unseen story currently in creation; Dreamcatchers, into a single collection.

Pages from 'Where Grows the Bitter Herb
Pages from 'Where Grows the Bitter Herb

Dreamcatchers

Dreamcatchers is the title of the third and largest story from the World of Afar, which is still in creation. Backers of this project will get a sneak peek into the story as it comes together and a unique opportunity to join in the creative process and help shape the look of the world.

Page One of Dreamcatchers
Page One of Dreamcatchers

One backer will get the opportunity to help me design one of the creatures of Afar which will appear in the final book.Help fund the creation of a beautiful illustrated story collection set in a magical, mystical, fantastical world. The World of Afar collection is a trilogy of three tales, Turtle Guitar, Where Grows the Bitter Herb and the previously unreleased Dreamcatchers.

The Final Product

The goal of £5,000 will enable me to print 500 copies of the final book to the following approximate specifications:

  • Approximate size A4 (8.3 x 11.7 inches).
  • 4 colour (full colour) throughout.
  • 150gsm satimat with sealer varnish cover.
  • 400gsm satimat with matt lamination and perfect bound.

Risks and challenges

You are investing in a product where a large body of the work can already be seen, and as such any risk is minimal.

More than half of the book has already been created in 'Turtle Guitar' and 'Where Grows the Bitter Herb'. I anticipate the creation of Dreamcatchers to take approximately six months, plus a couple of months for layout, text edits and print production.

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    A copy of World of Afar: An Illustrated Story Collection plus a signed print of artwork from Dreamcatchers and a piece of original pen & ink artwork from the world of Afar.

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    Help me design one of the creatures from World of Afar to appear in the final printed Dreamcatchers. You will get a signed piece of original pen & ink artwork of your creation PLUS... A copy of World of Afar: An Illustrated Story Collection, a signed print of artwork from Dreamcatchers, a World of Afar Badge Pack and sticker sheet.

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