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A girl is born with a shadow in the shape of a beast; when she becomes a woman, it reveals its dark nature and begins to kill.
A girl is born with a shadow in the shape of a beast; when she becomes a woman, it reveals its dark nature and begins to kill.
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The Shadow Beast: A Graphic Novel of Darkness

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THE SHADOW BEAST is a violent graphic novel crafted in the style of a Grimm-Anderson fable. 

A girl is born with a shadow that takes the shape of a beast. When the villagers see its fangs and claws, they warn the mother to abandon the cursed child. Surely this demon can only bring ill deeds. This proves true as the Shadow Beast destroys everything it touches: pillows, mirrors, and even skin. Covered in bleeding gashes, the elders banish the girl from the town. Ostracised, she moves to a cave in the hills and tries to hide her shadow in the darkness. 

But when she becomes a woman, a transformation comes over the Shadow Beast and it grows strong and terrible. It begins to kill people in the village, one by one. Will the girl find a way to control the Beast before it kills the ones she loves?

Shadow Beast & Girl
Shadow Beast & Girl

 Our Goals:

Money raised will cover illustration costs for Caroline Jamhour, publication fees, kickstarter fees, and supplies for reward. If we raise more than our target goal, money will be used toward a fourth graphic novel. If the budget for that book is met, anything extra will go toward my research writing fund (aka traveling).

Rewards:

     $1 - Approach the beast before it gains its full power. Receive a tweet detailing the type of injury you have sustained and a digital wallpaper.

 

     $10 - The beast begins to stir, biting at its leash. Receive a digital copy of 'The Shadow Beast' and two digital wallpaper illustrations.

 

     $20 - Breaking free from its physical tethers, the beast gains its true shape. Comes with a full color copy (17x11 when open) of 'The Shadow Beast,' a digital copy, three wallpaper illustrations, and two character buttons.

 

     $40 - Consumed with its new power, the hungry beast begins to stalk the village. Receive a 17x11 poster of a Shadow Beast illustration, a full color copy of 'The Shadow Beast,' a digital copy of the book, four wallpaper illustrations, and two buttons.

Does not include furniture. Poster not to scale.
Does not include furniture. Poster not to scale.

 

 

    $55 - None can hide from the insatiable appetite of the beast. Comes with a SIGNED full color copy of 'The Shadow Beast' and a SNEAK PEEK digital copy of my next fable 'Counting White Stones.' Includes all previous rewards. 

 

    $75 - When its murderous deeds are discovered, the beast has two choices: fight or flee. Receive THREE physical books, one copy of 'The Shadow Beast,' 'Death’s Footsteps,' and 'Four Arms.' Also get three secret tracks from my storytelling podcast and a digital copy of my next upcoming fable.

 Note: Tier 6 is aimed at international backers, but also available for backers who don't need buttons or a poster.

     $90 - Master the beast with the complete set of SIGNED graphic novels: 'The Shadow Beast," "Death's Footsteps,' and 'Four Arms.' Includes all previous rewards.

 

Risks and challenges

This is my third kickstarter project and I've learned a lot from the past two books on what to expect and how to fulfill rewards in a timely manner. The nice thing about having done this before is I already have all my avenues in place. From the publisher, to the printer, to the button maker, it's all squared away. Caroline is working on a few finally illustrations but I'm confident that all the rewards will be in backers hands well before the holidays.

There was a case of a couple posters (3 out of 100) being damaged last time, so I'm making sure to increase the strength with a more expensive padding and sturdier packaging (hence the slight bump in poster reward prices).

If there are any issues, they will be handled with care and communication.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

If you do not complete the reward survey with pledge shipping information within 4 weeks, you agree that all obligations to you have been fulfilled in full for payment or donations received. However, we may, at our discretion, ship your pledge if you contact us and confirm your pledge after the 4 week window has elapsed. Certain rewards might not be available for late confirmations as items may not have been produced in sufficient quantity.

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    Tier 1: The Sleeping Beast

    - Tweet detailing your injury from the Shadow Beast

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    Tier 2: The Waking Beast

    - Digital copy of 'The Shadow Beast'
    - Digital art wallpaper

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    Tier 3: The Changing Beast

    - Physical copy of 'The Shadow Beast'
    - 2 character buttons

    - Digital copy
    - Digital art wallpapers

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    Tier 4: The Hunting Beast

    - 17x11 Poster featuring an illustration from 'The Shadow Beast'

    - Physical copy
    - 2 character buttons
    - Digital copy
    - Digital art wallpapers

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    Tier 5: The Bloody Beast

    - SIGNED copy of 'The Shadow Beast'
    - Upcoming fable 'Counting White Stones'

    All previous rewards

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    Tier 6: The Fighting Beast

    3 PHYSICAL copies of:
    - The Shadow Beast
    - Death's Footsteps
    - Four Arms

    Digital Sneak Peeks
    - Upcoming fable 'Counting White Stones'
    - 3 secret podcast tracks

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    Tier 7: The Mastered Beast

    SIGNED copies of
    -'The Shadow Beast'
    -'Death's Footsteps'
    -'Four Arms'

    Digital Sneak Peeks
    - Upcoming fable 'Counting White Stones'
    - 3 secret podcast tracks

    - 17x11 Poster
    - 2 character buttons
    - Digital copy
    - Digital art wallpapers
    - Thank you note

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Funding period

- (30 days)