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While training to take his father's place, Young Death accidentally snares a mortal girl and she is forced to become his bride.
While training to take his father's place, Young Death accidentally snares a mortal girl and she is forced to become his bride.
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Death's Footsteps: A Graphic Fable of the Underworld

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Stretch goals have been unlocked! All $20 pledges and above come with a free digital copy of both 'Death's Footsteps' as well as my first book 'Four Arms.' I will also be animating the illustrations into a short video!

DEATH'S FOOTSTEPS is written in the style of old-school fables, but this time instead of Death walking among mortals, a Mortal walks among Death.

Young Death is in training to take over his Father's place. He is out one night practicing his Death March when he accidentally snares a mortal girl. Trying to rectify the situation, he declares her his bride and brings her to the Underworld. She meets Father Death who is none too pleased with his son and declares that if the girl is to stay, she must earn her place among the family. The Bride is led through the Land of Death, meeting strange relatives and other creatures. Challenged each step of the way, she struggles to prove herself. She finds hints and tools to navigating the tethered realms, but will she truly be able to take her place among the Deathly Immortals?

Young Death and the Bride
Young Death and the Bride

Our Goals:

Funds will go to pay the illustrator - Jill Colbert, publication fees, and supplies for rewards. Additional money will be used to promote and advertise 'Death's Footsteps.' If we have as much success as with the first book, I plan to begin work on my third graphic novel.

Rewards:

 $1 - Gain a gold coin (karma points) to stay in the Mortal Realm.

 

 $5 - Receive a tweet from Father Death granting you permission to enter the Immortal Realm plus a high resolution wallpaper with art from the book.

 

 $10 - Explore the Land of Death with a digital copy of 'Death's Footsteps' and two digital wallpaper illustrations.

 

$20 - Approach the River of Souls and judge those ready for remaking. Comes with a full color copy (17x11 when open) of 'Death's Footsteps,' a digital copy, three wallpaper illustrations, and two character buttons.

 

 $35 - Discover the creatures that live in the Forest of Beasts. Comes with a 17x11 poster of the illustration 'Mirror of Dreams,' a full color copy of 'Death's Footsteps,' a digital copy of the book, three wallpaper illustrations, and two buttons.

See it in a room! (Dramatization: Does not include room or ikea furniture. Poster not to scale. )
See it in a room! (Dramatization: Does not include room or ikea furniture. Poster not to scale. )

 

 

 $50 - Find shelter in the Cocoon of Souls. Comes with a signed full color copy of 'Death's Footsteps' and a sneak peek digital copy of my next fable 'The Man With a Fox at His Back.' Also includes all previous rewards.

 

 $80 - Sort and grant souls a second chance in the Room of Remaking. Get a signed copy of 'Death's Footsteps' and a second chance at a signed copy of 'Four Arms'. 

 

$165 - Stare into the Mirror of Dreams; what do you see? Comes with ten copies of 'Death's Footsteps' for the merchants looking to line their shelves.

 

Risks and challenges

I'm very confident in this project not just because I stand behind the story and visuals, but because I've already completed a successful campaign. All the prep work is done. The files are formatted and ready to print. We have paired with a printer/publisher and corrected all the proofs. We have reformatted the images for poster sizes to avoid any delays and have found an affordable company to print them. I am also prepared for the wait time that the banks take to clear the funds from kickstarter. I have also factored in the correct shipping amounts and credit fees ( obstacles I learned from my first project).

If they are any set-backs, they will be handled with care and communication. I want to make sure the books will arrive before the Holidays so people have time to give them as gifts.

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    The Mortal Realm

    Gain a gold coin (karma points) to stay in the Mortal Realm.

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    The Immortal Realm

    - Receive a tweet from Father Death
    - High resolution wallpaper featuring an illustration from 'Death's Footsteps.'

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    Land of Death

    - Digital copy of 'Death's Footsteps'
    - Two high resolution wallpapers

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    The River of Souls

    - Full color copy of 'Death's Footsteps' (17x11 when open)
    - Three high resolution wallpaper
    - Two character buttons

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    The Forest of Beasts

    - 17x11 Poster featuring a 'Death's Footsteps' illustration
    - Full color copy of 'Deaths' Footsteps'
    - Digital copy
    - Four wallpapers
    - Two character buttons

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    The Cocoon of Souls

    - Signed copy of 'Death's Footsteps'
    - Sneak peek digital copy of 'Man With a Fox at His Back'
    - All previous rewards

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    The Room of Remaking

    - Signed copy of 'Death's Footsteps'
    - Signed copy of 'Four Arms'
    - All previous rewards

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    The Mirror of Dreams

    -10 copies of 'Death's Footsteps' for the merchant looking to line their shelves

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