About this project
Update: We are thrilled to have reached our goal, and tremendously grateful to all our supporters. Thank you thank you thank you! Because we're so excited, and the campaign is not yet over, we've added some Stretch Goals. Scroll down to learn more...
Welcome to the two-part pilot episode of the ongoing comic book series from Conflux Comix!
QUEST FOR THE LAST TREE issues #1 and #2 introduce a unique pair of heroes: Lucine and Asterion. She’s a teenage warrior priestess who shines with light. He’s a very hungry minotaur who lurks in the shadows. Together, they’re a "beauty & the beast" team like nothing you've seen before!
The goal of this Kickstarter campaign is to raise enough money to fund a print run of the first two issues, so we can get hard copies into the hands of fans, and onto the shelves of comic book stores. But we can't do it without your help — so please, back our project!
Issue #1 ("Betrayed") is 24 pages long. It's 100% finished and ready for printing. All supporters will receive a PDF copy of the first issue in December 2016. Print copies for Priestess Level supporters to follow in March 2017.
Issue #2 ("Unchained") is 30 pages long and 80% finished. Ruffian Level supporters will receive a PDF copy in January 2017. Print copies for Duke Level supporters to follow in April 2017.
Both issues are full size comic books, beautifully printed, saddle stitched, with no ads and gorgeous wrap-around covers.
And then there's this! Check it out:
Issue #0 is a Kickstarter exclusive Double Issue! It includes "Betrayed" and "Unchained" together in one perfect-bound volume, with an all-new cover, plus eight bonus pages of original concept art by Noor Rahman — that's 64 pages of awesomeness! Print copies for High Priestess Level supporters will be delivered in April 2017.
We’ve got a bunch of great rewards lined up, and a seven page preview of the first issue below, so scroll down to learn more. Thanks for your support!
Hooray! We're psyched to have reached our goal -- but there's still time left to take our Kickstarter campaign to the next level. That's why we've come up with these awesome Stretch Goals, to be unlocked upon reaching each of the following fund-raising benchmarks. Check 'em out!
Keep scrolling for a Preview of QUEST FOR THE LAST TREE #1, and to learn more about our Reward Levels...
A thousand years from now, Earth is shrouded in eternal darkness: an endless winter’s night. In this post-apocalyptic future where science and sorcery meet, a girl named Lucine grows up in a hidden monastery, home to a sisterhood of women dedicated to the service of the goddess Gaia. Trained from childhood to become a warrior priestess, Lucine comes of age and travels to a far off village to take her first lover. There she falls for the wolfishly handsome Moki, who seems to be kind — but in this savage world, can any man be trusted?
We're happy to offer a preview of QUEST FOR THE LAST TREE. Here are the first seven pages of Issue #1. Enjoy!
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We love our cool QUEST FOR THE LAST TREE merchandise and we hope you will too! Check out our rewards — you might see something you like...
Meet your humble comic book creators!
To see more of Noor's artwork, check out his Behance page: https://www.behance.net/rahmannoor01
We're asking for $6,050 to make this project happen. Here's how it breaks down:
Print runs: $2904
Other rewards: $484
Here's a pie chart. You love pie!
Domestic shipping is included in the price of each reward level. International shipping is quite a bit extra. Sorry, it’s just very expensive!
Risks and challenges
This is our first Kickstarter campaign, and though we’ve tried to plan as carefully as possible, we realize there may be unexpected pitfalls. Having been warned that packing and shipping costs can exceed expectations, we have included a 7% contingency buffer in the budget.
With story, art, and lettering for this project 90% complete, there is virtually no risk that it will not be finished on time. What’s more, you won’t have to wait long for the PDF version of QFTLT Issue #1 — every single backer will receive a download link within two weeks of the campaign’s successful completion!
Our biggest challenge is shipping. The comic book printer is located in China; they have a ten week turn-around. Add two more weeks on our end for packaging and re-shipping, and you have twelve weeks total. This is why the print copies are scheduled for delivery three months after completion. If there's going to be a delay, we'll let you know.
We're looking forward to keeping our backers up to speed on our progress with regular project updates. We welcome your questions, comments, and feedback!
Thank you very much for supporting our comic book project, QUEST FOR THE LAST TREE. We really appreciate it!
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