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Una the Blade: A graphic novel about a barbarian single-mom on a dying Earth. Created and written by Steve LeCouilliard.
Una the Blade: A graphic novel about a barbarian single-mom on a dying Earth. Created and written by Steve LeCouilliard.
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In the far distant future, the earth is dying. On the last remaining continent, magic and technology are one. Humanity’s descendants have evolved to fill an ecosystem decimated by mass extinctions. A warrior woman with two young children struggles to survive against horrific sorcery and fanatical belief. With an uncanny talent for the sword and the friendship of a vengeful sorceress, Una the Blade will defy an empire and make war on the gods themselves.

Interior art by Claudia Aguirre
Interior art by Claudia Aguirre

Una the Blade is the long-gestating brainchild of Steve LeCouilliard, creator of the Xeric Grant winning Much the Miller’s Son. He is the co-creator and artist behind Dreadful Sirens with writer Karla Pacheco and is a 12 year veteran of the animation industry.

Una the Blade will be the first full length comic to feature the character and will include never before seen stories illustrated by comic greats Simon Roy, Katie Shanahan, Tess Fowler, Renee Nault, Chris Johnston, Michael Stearns, Claudia Aguirre & Sloane Leong, along with pieces by a variety of artists such as the legendary Esteban Maroto, Steven E. Gordon, Rodolphe Guenoden, Jordyn Bochon and more.

Pinups by Esteban Maroto, Steven E Gordon, Rodolphe Guenoden, Jordyn Bochon and Claudia Aguirre
Pinups by Esteban Maroto, Steven E Gordon, Rodolphe Guenoden, Jordyn Bochon and Claudia Aguirre

Una made her first appearance in the pages of Funday Sunnies, the third anthology by Cloudscape Comics. That's why Cloudscape is thrilled to bring you this brand new story collection. This will be our third book funded by the BC Arts Council and our fourth publication this year. We are already close to making this book a reality, but we appreciate your help to finish this project! All the contributing artists have been paid for their work out of the creator’s own pocket, so our goal is to reimburse Steve first, then provide bonuses to the artists and Cloudscape out of any extra money we raise. 

Art by Tess Fowler, coloring in progress
Art by Tess Fowler, coloring in progress

STRETCH GOALS:

$3,500 When we hit this funding goal, the DRM free PDF of Una the Blade will be expanded to include 6 pages of sketches by Steve LeCouilliard, Katie Shanahan, Tess Fowler and Claudia Aguirre and 8 rough pages from unfinished stories by Ryan Lovelock and Rebecca Dart. 

Rough art by Ryan Lovelock
Rough art by Ryan Lovelock

$5,000 At this goal, we'll add Pablo Clark's gorgeous 5 page story, The Pyre to the print and digital editions of Una the Blade! 

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$9,000 Stretch Goal. When we reach this goal, the project will have turned a profit, and we can offer bonuses to all of the incredible artists who appear in the book! 

We have a variety of incentives including all three volumes of Steve's other series, Much the Miller’s Son, a library of eBooks, and copies of Funday Sunnies, which features Una’s first comic appearance.

Page from Funday Sunnies by Steve LeCouilliard and Mike Birkhofer
Page from Funday Sunnies by Steve LeCouilliard and Mike Birkhofer

Risks and challenges

To be clear, THIS PROJECT IS HAPPENING. Everyone is payed and the printing costs are covered by the BC Arts Council Grant. There is zero risk that the comic won’t see print, this is just a great chance to pre-order the book before the first run sells out!

Our estimated Printing cost is $3,143.28 and we have a grant of $3,333.00, so the purpose of this Kickstarter is to cover shipping, and hopefully reimburse Steve for the upfront costs of paying his artists.

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    UNA EBOOK
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    UNA ORIGINS
    Get your hands on the book that started it all. Funday Sunnies has the first ever appearance of Una in her first two serialized adventures.
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    EBOOK SET
    A DRM free digital copy of the book. Plus copies of all three Much the Miller's Son and the Dreadful Sirens comic, Silk and Gold sketchbook and Una ashcan eBooks.

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    ARTIST EDITION
    Your very own copy of this marvelous 72 page anthology. Includes a set of 8 postcards of original Una art by a variety of artists including Esteban Maroto, Jordyn Bochon, and Claudia Aguirre. Plus all DRM free eBooks.

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    UNA SET
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    RETAILERS!! This is a special tier for retailers to purchase 5 copies of the Una the Blade print edition at wholesale cost. Verification of dealer credentials will be required.

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    The Steve Lecouilliard Library. Includes print copies of Much the Millers Son vol 1-3, Funday Sunnies, and the new Una Anthology. As well as all the eBooks.

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    The Deluxe Steve LeCouilliard Library. Includes the print copy of Much the Millers Son vol 1-3, Funday Sunnies, and the new Una Anthology. As well as printed copies of Una the Blade ashcan, and the Silk and Gold sketchbook. A postcard set. Plus original art from Steve. As well as all the eBooks.

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