We've made our goal and while for most people that would be a cause of celebration the Princess demands we keep going and push the campaign any further.
6K Goal - Hardcover edition: Both Graphic novels will be printed as a single hardcover book with 120+ pages. This will include the the stories, character designed, gallery, script sample and more.
Global Perk: If we reach 6K everyone who has pledged over 20 dollars will receive a poster version of the Princess Lucinda vs, the other Princesses in the rat cage.
9k Goal - Princess Lucinda Born Bad TPB: Princess Lucinda Issue Zero and other already published Lucinda stories will be combined into a Trade Paperback along with a new story about her participation in Red Anvil Comic's War of the Independents.
Global Perk: All pledges 50 dollars and above will receive a copy of "Princess Lucinda Born Bad)
12K Goal- Magical Mystical Tour: This Stretch goals allows us to hit the road to promote Princess Lucinda personally. We'll be hitting Comic Con San Diego, Dragon Con and more
Global Perk: Not only will you travel with us via Web cam but everyone who has pledged 100 or more dollars will revive a special Princess Lucinda Magical Mystical tour T-shirt.
15K Goal - Lucinda Live: We always wanted to do a Princess Lucinda short film. At the Stretch goal level we not only can but will. We have the script, actors and everything.
Global Perk: Everyone who has pledge over 50 Dollars will receive a copy of the short-film on DVD along with special features including a PDF of all the Graphic Novels, Witch Girls RPG and more.
We are Channel M; a Texas based indie comic book publisher and we have a serious problem. Well actually its everyone’s problem…and that problem goes by the name of “Princess Lucinda Nightbane.” You see about two years ago Princess Lucinda, a very... lets call her “precocious” young princess came to our company and demanded we make a series of graphic novels based on her life. Being from Texas, we don’t normally do well with “demands”; especially when they come from a twelve year old girl that is dressed like the Princess of Darkness.
But as we found out (the hard way) it seemed, Lucinda is not only well spoken and demanding, but truly does have honest to goodness real magical powers. She turned my Editor into a toad, my Colorist into a ball of lint and our poor Assistant into a flea to prove her point. Within a few minutes of the above, contracts were signed and we were well on our way to publishing her tales of adventure, fantasy, horror and loss. We even hired a fancy French artist to draw the comics.
Remember all those Walt Disney Princesses… They were always the “good girls” being abused by the bad guy (usually an Evil Queen or Witch)? Lucinda’s story is the exact opposite of that; she’s the Anti-Disney Princess. Her folks were the evil rulers of a trans-dimensional empire that they ruled with an iron fist; but as stories like that tend to end, the forces good… usually show up and kill the evil mother and father.
So far we have an evil Princess (and her much less evil older sister) left as orphans by the good guys….who somehow ends up on earth; I could tell you more but that would be spoiling the fun.
The good news and bad news
Issue zero was a hit and has become the number one comic on drivethrucomics.com for four weeks. It was bright, beautiful and colorful! Issue one did well too despite being in black and white; it was the start of the true tale of Princess Lucinda and actually had a few great reviews just as Issue Zero. You can check some of them out here:
Heck, even “Aint-it Cool News” said it was a great comic. Review
But all good things come to an end, and we lost our fancy French artist. He just went poof (Could be Lucinda didn’t like his attitude). Thankfully we have found a new artist by the name of Ewelina Mroczkowska, and we’re redoing the project from scratch, this time right; it will be in color and in the form of two sixty-plus page graphic novels.
We really need your help with this project before the Evil Princess decides that I would make a perfect “bookend” for her novel collection, and she decides that our staff might look better as mice or goats…or goat-mice. Once she is done with us, you and your loved ones could be next!
The Master Plan
We’re going to start the project over from scratch with Ewelina; the plan is to make a big production out of it with world-wide distribution along with all the rest of the bells and whistles that accompany it.
Your help will allow us to do the following:
- Keep our artist happy by actually paying them.
- Allow us to create a larger print run of the graphic novels.
Out goals are very basic, but worry not, we have some neat ideas for stretch goals; including posters, a hard cover edition, cover variants, convention visits to promote the graphic novels, and even the possibility of a live-action short film.
We are looking at a release date of summer of 2013…yeah, now if that’s not ominous nothing is.
Save us, save yourself!
We really don’t want to send Lucinda on the warpath, and neither do you. So here’s the deal: by helping us well will help you in return.
By Pledging, you also become a loyal member of the Evil Princess’ Court;
Loyal Peasant of the Empire: Though it doesn’t have the most stunning title, it’s better than just being a peasant of some other realm, or god help you, an annoyance to her royal majesty. For your support, you gain the Perk of: A place of honor on the Graphic Novels donation page.
Servant of the Empire: To serve Her Royal Majesty is an honor and means she actually has a use for you. In serving her, you no only lower your chance of being turned into a toad, but it give you her protection from her enemies as well. For your support, you gain the Perk of: An autographed postcard of Princess Lucinda and a place of honor on the Grpahic Novels donation page.
Guard of the Empire: Her Royal Majesty has lots of enemies; but don’t worry, she can take care of her self most of the time. Your job is to become cannon fodder in the event that one of her enemies actually bests her awesome magical powers. For your support, you gain the Perk of: a PDF copy of both of the Graphic Novels and a place of honor on the Graphic Novels donation page.
Art Commissions : Noted comic book artist and allies of the Princess will draw whatever you like. Plus you'll receive copies of both books and a place on the books donation page.
Knight of the Empire: As a Knight, you have proven yourself to be a trusted and loyal ally of Princess Lucinda. Sadly this generally means that you are the first to die when the really powerful badies come looking for Her Royal Majesty. For your support, you gain the Perk of: a physical copy of the first Graphic Novel, a PDF copy of both Graphic Novels, and a place of honor on the Graphic Novels donation page.
Lord or Lady of the Empire: You are a person of noble birth, loyal to Princess Lucinda. Generally this means that when heads start getting chopped off for failures, yours will be the first to go. For your support, you gain the Perk of: A physical copy of both Graphic Novels, a PDF copy of both Graphic Novels, and a place of honor on the Graphic Novels donation page.
Duke or Duchess of the Empire: You are a noble of some power and influence within the Court of Princess Lucinda. You are abused by her daily, but as she tells you, its for your own good. For your support, you gain the Perk of: a physical copy of both Graphic Novels, a physical copy of Graphic Novel Zero, and a place of honor on the Graphic Novels donation page.
Count or Countess of the Empire: You are the most power of the nobles, second only to Her Royal Majesty, of course. You suffer daily and much sit in her court every day listening to her drone on and on about the most tedious and horrific things. For your support, you gain the Perk of: two physical copies of both Graphic Novels, and a place of honor on the Graphic Novels donation page.
Courtier or Courtesan of the Empire: You are among the handful of loyal nobles…trusted lackeys that attend to the imperial family’s court events. Sadly you are the butt of many jokes and you suffer great personal abuse from Her Royal Majesty. For your support, you gain the Perk of: Your face will be immortalized in the comic as a member of the Royal Court of Princess Lucinda, you will receive a physical copy of the first Graphic Novel, and you will also have a place of honor on the Graphic Novels donation page.
War Witch or Blackhart: You are among the personal guard of the Emperor or Empress. Generally this means that you will be subject to unending torment at the hands of Princess Lucinda or members of her Royal Court. For your support, you will gain the Perk of: your face will be immortalized in the comic as a Blackhart Warrior (male), or War Witch (female) and you will receive a physical copy of the first Graphic Novel. You will also have a place of honor on the Graphic Novels donation page.
Merchant of Tales: You are a seller of stories (book store owners). For your support, you will gain the Perk of: 5 physical copies of both Graphic Novels and a place of honor on the Graphic Novels donation page.
Victim of the Princess: Everyone to one degree or another becomes a victim of the Evil Princess, but you really found a way to anger her and you paid the price for it. For your support, you gain the Perk of: your face immortalized in the comic of you being zapped by the Evil Princess in the second Graphic Novel, you gain a physical copy of both Graphic Novels, and a place of honor on the Graphic Novels donation page.
Keeper of the Faith: You are an imperial loyalist eagerly awaiting the return of Princess Lucinda and her older sister. For your support, you gain the Perk of: a Princess Lucinda T-Shirt and a Princess Lucinda ‘Change” Poster. You will also have a place of honor on the Graphic Novels donation page.
Brony and Pega-sister Stable: The Princess enjoys a certain show about magical talking ponies too. In fact she has turned more than a few of its fans into equines to amuse herself.. don't worry I'm sure you're on that list somewhere ( I hope you like hay and apples). Perks: Your choice of the Princess Pony or Nightmare family t-shirt. A copy of Both Issues and a place of honor on the books donation page.
We expect to find loyalists of the Evil Princess all around the world, and have posted this Shipping list to allow you to add the appropriate shipping costs to your Pledges.
- United States: None
- Canada/Mexico: 12 Dollars
- Europe: 16 Dollars
- Asia/Australia: 16 Dollars.
prices above represents priority flat rate shipping.
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