"I wanted stories to tell around a bonfire. Stories that sounded like myth but were things that I could relate to personally."
- Cael Jacobs, writer of Tales from The Wilder Forest.
The 100+ page book is a collaborative project. The stories have been written by Cael Jacobs with pictures by Cory Godbey.
This project has been over two years in the making. After they met at a fantasy art convention in 2011, Cael and Cory began the process of deciding just how to pursue turning this collection into reality.
From Cory's perspective, "These stories absolutely won me over. I couldn't get over them. They sparked my imagination. I just fell in love with the world and characters that Cael created."
Cael and Cory decided to partner on producing the book independently.
The collection of stories includes:
- The Girl Who Lost the Moon
- The Maple's New Dress
- The King of the Waters
- Those Who Search
- The Cloak of Night
- The World Thinks
- Of Ice and War
- The Undine That Was
- Not of Blood
- The Sundering of Hyvus
Thank you for your support; we hope you'll join us in exploring The Wilder Forest!
A big thank you to Henry Benjamin Kammer for his always perfect and haunting music. Also thanks to Carlton Riffel and The Lamp Post Guild for use of Cory's video.
Risks and challenges
Over the last six years Cory has personally produced an annual sketchbook, a 50+ page collection of new work, once a year.
He's handled every aspect of the process including printing and fulfillment.
Between his experience with printing and Cael's planning, they are fully confident they can deliver a beautiful book.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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