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Deirdre yearns to be wanted... until she is. Sought by a mysterious force, Deirdre finds she may not be as alone as she thought.
Deirdre yearns to be wanted... until she is. Sought by a mysterious force, Deirdre finds she may not be as alone as she thought.
Deirdre yearns to be wanted... until she is. Sought by a mysterious force, Deirdre finds she may not be as alone as she thought.
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Line of Ruin is an adventure with a touch of mystery centered around a girl on her quest for family. Deirdre finds escape in books, seeking the love and excitement shes missing in her own life. Adopted into a loveless home, Deirdre finds slight comfort in the warmth of the house staff but a few kind words just aren't enough. The one thing she wants in life is to be wanted; until they day she gets her wish. Pulled into a land of things she never dreamed possible, Deirdre must struggle against unearthly forces.  

Experience exciting locations and fantastical creatures: unfamiliar technology and unfamiliar customs. Join Deirdre on her quest to find her family, on her quest home.

Line of Ruin is a story I've been working on for a long time. The story has shifted a fair amount over the years and I'm so excited about what it has become! I'm even more excited to see it finally coming to life in the pages of this graphic novel!  

I grew up enjoying comics, manga, cartoons, etc., and now I'm excited to share my love for them with my children. My goal in telling this story is to create a graphic novel that's both appropriate and compelling for boys and girls of all ages. 

On this project I've taken a lot of influence from my love for "Labyrinth" and "Jim Henson's - The Storyteller". The atmosphere in these were a huge influence on my tastes growing up and I hope to recapture that feeling in the world I'm creating.

Family is something everyone can relate to in one way or another and through the course of this series I want to explore the beauty and reality of multiple family types.

Line of Ruin will feature original art from the following artists. Check out the rewards for details on prints and originals!

Inked piece by Kate Carleton
Inked piece by Kate Carleton
Work In Progress by Naomi Franquiz
Work In Progress by Naomi Franquiz
Finished painting by Naomi Franquiz. See Rewards to right or below.
Finished painting by Naomi Franquiz. See Rewards to right or below.

 (The book will be in full color but the story will be told through a strategically chosen limited color palette.)

Risks and challenges

This is my first SOLO Kickstarter project so I'm anticipating a learning experience, but I'm also the illustrator on a previously successful Kickstarter so I have experience participating in that from production, to campaign, to reward fulfillment.

The comic is well on its way. At the time this Kickstarter launched it was completely written, about 50% drawn, and 30% colored. I've done all my research on printers for the book as well as the rewards. They are picked out and ready to go as soon as the book is finished.

I'm a well organized person with years of experience in meeting production deadlines. There is still a lot to be done but I've laid out a timeline for the production of the book leaving myself a little wiggle room for life's twists and turns.

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    Print Bundle - Receive 3 prints (postcard size) with your book; and for the non-binge reader, you will also receive a bundle of bookmarks to keep your place as you go. This level featuring art from guest artists Aaron Hazouri, Kate Carleton and Natasha Alterici.

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    Original Art by Daniel Hooker - There are 6 chapters in the book, each led by a cover illustration. Receive 1 of the originals.

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