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Please go to Indiegogo to see the new campaign: click here: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-iron-king-manga-series/x/2632172

WE ARE MOVING THIS TO INDIE GOGO (which is like KICKSTARTER).  Please come over there and support us.  You can cancel your pledge here.  (if you do not you wont be changed anyway because we did not hit the goal). 

We changed the goals on the other because the rewards were talking up a lot of this.  We just want to make a great comic book series.  So come over to the other site and make the pledge: 

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-iron-king-manga-series/x/2632172

WE NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN!!

Fans of the New York Times best-selling novelist Julie Kagawa know that she is a huge comic, manga and anime fan. Bluewater Productions wants to bring her series, THE IRON FEY, to the comic book medium, starting with THE IRON KING miniseries, and we need your help! Check out images of rewards below!

Each issue of this four-issue series will be printed on high quality glossy paper, the traditional comic book size of approximately 6.625" x 10.25", saddle stitched, with a unique UV spot gloss cover embellishment exclusive to Kickstarter! 

Promotional cover for "The Iron King" graphic novel
Promotional cover for "The Iron King" graphic novel

The Iron King is the first book in the Iron Fey series, and follows the adventures of a girl named Meghan Chase. On her sixteenth birthday, Meghan discovers her little brother has been kidnapped by a faery race known as "the Fey" and even worse, replaced with an evil changeling and taken into the "Nevernever." Meghan bravely ventures into the faery realm to rescue him, and that's where an epic plot unfolds.

WHY KICKSTARTER?

Comics cost a lot of money to produce, and we want this to have top-notch talent. Also, Kickstarter is awesome and allows us to go directly to the fans of THE IRON FEY series to make it happen.

The campaign funds will go to the comic creators, printers, shipping costs, project management and the army of magic little elves necessary to bring the novels to life and get comics and rewards to your door (or at least your email inbox).

Bluewater Productions is producing and publishing the comic book series.  

Meghan Chase, Ash, Grimalkin & Puck
Meghan Chase, Ash, Grimalkin & Puck

We have brought on Italian super-artist Frederico DeLuca to translate Julie's world into visual comic form. Originally focused on the fashion world, Frederico left it in 2009 to pursue his true passion of comics. This is his sophomore project for Bluewater Productions, following his amazing contribution to the "Dorian Gray" graphic novel. 

Hideyuki Mori, who did the manga illustrations for THE IRON FEY novels, will create alternate covers for the new comic book series. 

THE IRON KING comic will be edited by young adult book blogger Sara Gundell. Sara's list of projects and clients include work for Examiner.com, MTV and Movies.com. Sara made her Bluewater debut with "Fame: Suzanne Collins: The Creator of the Hunger Games."

Don't be surprised if we have some surprises from other artists during the series!

TO PLEDGE FOR MORE THAN ONE REWARD: Simply total up the amount all the rewards would be and pledge that amount. Kickstarter's system will only let you pick one reward, but when funding ends we'll be sending out surveys asking you which other rewards you intended to receive.

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CHECK OUT SOME OF THE COOL CHARACTER DESIGNS FOR THE COMIC BOOK SERIES FROM: Federico De Luca & Hideyuki Mori

Ash -  character design
Ash - character design
Meghan Chase - character design
Meghan Chase - character design
Puck - character design
Puck - character design
Grimalkin - character design
Grimalkin - character design
Ethan - character design
Ethan - character design
MAB - character design
MAB - character design
Oberon - character design
Oberon - character design
Machina - character design
Machina - character design
Titania - character design
Titania - character design
another Meghan - character design
another Meghan - character design
another Ash - character design
another Ash - character design
another Puck - character design
another Puck - character design

HERE IS THE PROCESS OF HOW WE MAKE A COMIC BOOK.  We start off with the pencils, then go into the inks & then the colors.  Check out some of the images that we did in that process!  

Cover image - pencils
Cover image - pencils
Cover image - the inks
Cover image - the inks
cover image - final colors
cover image - final colors

FINALLY HERE ARE SOME PENCILS OF THE CHARACTER DESIGNS BY THE ARTIST!  

Ash pencils - character design!
Ash pencils - character design!
Meghan pencils - character design!
Meghan pencils - character design!

Make sure you click the video at the top to see Julie's message to everyone!  

We wanted to show a little more of what it takes to put together a comic book.  We will have some more to show off soon, so come back again and again!  Thanks for the support of this project!  

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

We understand that circumstances out of our control may occur. It is always possible that printing and manufacturing can be delayed, product can get lost in the shipping process, or sometimes those pesky human errors may cause something to get lost in the shuffle. That's why we've worked so hard to create an iron-clad system to cater to Kickstarter backers. Each person receives a PHYSICAL file folder that backs up our digital, we keep a record of what has been sent, what is pending, and any problems that arise so we may correct them as quickly as possible. We're in this for the long haul, and we want you back for many more campaigns in the future. Because, hey, that only happens if you're happy with how this one goes!

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    HANDMADE CLAY "CHIBI" SCULPTURES - These adorable little statues are one of a kind, featuring characters from The Iron Fey series, personally made by Julie Kagawa! Each sculpture is signed on the bottom. Made from polymer clay, these mini-statues stand at approximately 1" to 2" tall. You'll get to pick the character of your choice from a variety of options!

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    SIGNED & FRAMED COMIC SET: The four-issue miniseries encased in custom sized wooden frames to display on your wall. Each frame is signed by Julie Kagawa, as well as issue #1 of the comic by Bluewater Productions !

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    GET DRAWN IN THE BOOK! Ever want to become a comic book character? Or be transformed into a creature of the faery realms? Bluewater will have your likeness drawn into a background or cameo character in one of the four issues, and we'll also email you an "11 x 17" frame-worthy print of the page you appear in.

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    DINNER WITH JULIE! If you are able to come to the Louisville, Kentucky, area, Julie will personally take you and a friend to a restaurant of everyone's choosing, discuss The Iron Fey series and maybe even let you in on a sneak peek at upcoming stories. You get a signed copy of the The Iron King issue #1, the rest of the miniseries mailed to your door. A shirt, hoodie and Julie will even sign your Iron Fey novels. Day and time will be arranged with a month or more notice, intended to happen within six months of the campaign ending.

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