About this project
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If you're a backer with a physical reward (THE BOOK and above), you can add the hand-painted Resin Figure to your reward by simply increasing your pledge amount by $10.
Increasing your pledge is all you have to do right at the moment. In the backer surveys, which will be sent out near the shipping phase, you will be able to confirm your figure upgrade (or unconfirm, in case you increased your pledge for other reasons).
If you want to have more than one figure this is also no problem. Just add $10 for each figure you want to have.
I have also added a new reward tier for backers who only want to have the figure.
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LET'S PICK UP THE THREAD! - because we've started something here!
Last year, in 2014, over a thousand backers helped to launch the English book edition of the Wormworld Saga. We were able to fund the production of volume 1 in a wonderful hardcover AND an even more special clothbound Deluxe Edition. Of course our goal NOW is to continue the series with volume 2.
Volume 2 will include the chapters 4 and 5 of the Wormworld Saga in which we learn more about the myths of the Wormworld and the epic quest our heroes are facing. Again, the book will be based on the existing German edition, will be printed in Germany, and it will be produced with the same features and high quality standards of the first volume.
CATCH UP! - because it's never to late!
If you are a new backer and have missed out on Volume 1 you can easily catch up with the series by pledging for a bundle of Volume 1 and 2. Early birds will even receive all the freebies from the original Volume 1 kickstarter campaign. Early birds will even receive all the freebies from the volume 1 campaign. And there's still a limited amount of volume 1 deluxe editions available only here on kickstarter. So, be quick!
REWARDS - because you deserve them!
The central reward of this campaign is the book either in the standard hardcover edition or the clothbound and gold embossed deluxe edition. Since this book is going to be produced in Germany we expect to ship practically all books via international mail. Therefore we have incorporated a flat shipping fee into the pledge amount for both books. No matter where you are located in the world, you don't have to worry about additional shipping fees AT ALL.
The book is 5.91″ x 9.25″ (15 x 23,5cm), hardcover with varnished logo, 96 pages, and contains the chapters 4 and 5 of The Wormworld Saga, a 'Making Of'-article and an article about the meaning of the "Course of Things" mandala. All books in this campaign are signed and stamped with a kickstarter exclusive blue Wormseal stamp.
The Deluxe book features the same content as the standard hardcover edition. It comes in luxurious gold embossed clothbinding and will be covered in a dusk jacket that features the cover artwork of the hardcover edition. The Deluxe book is also signed and stamped but it also will be limited to a fixed amount of copies and each Deluxe book will be numbered.
The PERSONAL TOUCH rewards include a small sketch and a personal dedication in your book.
Because these are very popular Wormworld Saga items we're offering an exclusive edition of the large collector's prints of "The Journey Begins", "Welcome To The Wormworld", and "Trapped!" . The prints are 27,6" x 19,7" (70 x 50cm) on strong 230g/m² paper, signed, dated, and come with a kickstarter exclusive blue Wormseal stamp. You can get a personal dedication on them, too.
As my illustration workflow is 100% digital these days, I practically don't draw on paper anymore. But you know, it's like riding a bike and whenever there is an occasion for it, I enjoy doing pencil drawings for my most dedicated fans. The pencil drawings are 5.91" x 7.87" (15x20cm) with rounded edges on heavy drawing paper. The drawing incorporates a kickstarter exclusive blue Wormseal stamp, is signed and dated and you can get a personal dedication on it. These are rare items. Really, you don't often have the chance to get one of these!
For the very first time I'm offering a small quantity of original gouache paintings as a reward. The paintings are 9.4" x 12.5" (24x32cm) on heavy watercolor paper (250g/m²). The paintings will be stamped with the blue Wormseal stamp on the back and you can get a personal dedication on them. Currently, kickstarter is the only place where you're able to get one of these.
CUSTOM REWARDS - because you know exactly what you want!
If none of the listed rewards exactly fits your needs - maybe you want a specific number of books, or just a very specific mix of the available items - you can choose the reward tier THE INDIVIDUALIST at $5 and send me a message via kickstarter with your custom reward request. I will give you a quote on the items you request and you can adjust your pledge amount accordingly.
All Custom rewards - even those that don't include books - come with at least one set of all available freebies. If your custom reward contains more than one book each of the books will come with all available Freebies.
Talking about Freebies!
FREEBIES - because everyone loves them!
A set of two postcards with the covers of the chapters that are featured in the book. The idea is, to have all future books equipped with chapter postcards so that you can gather a nice collection of them!
The "Trusted Blade" bookmark is the ideal companion to the book. Every bookmark will be signed with a silver marker.
The double-sided poster will feature the "Course of Things"-illustration on the front side, which perfectly fits Volume 2. A list of all backers with a signature will be on the back side. "The Course of Things" is the mandala that Janaka Jiiva, the wise leader of Ankal Aasha, creates from his visions. The mandala is actually a timeline of ancient Wormworld history and the poster explains the different eras of the Wormworld.
The collector card is made of plastic and it's thick like a credit card. It's shiny and made to last for a lifetime. On the front will be a brand new character illustration of a specific character, and on the back a character description. We'll start with a card featuring Jonas but the idea actually is to unlock additional cards on our way.
The Oversized Postcard features "janaka's Tower", one of my favorite panel artworks from Chapter 4 (actually my mother-in-law and my mother love it too). The postcard is double the size of a normal postcard and could easily be called a small sized print. It will be printed on both sides (with a decorative design on the back).
THANK YOU! - which can't be said often enough!
No, really! Thank you for your interest in my kickstarter campaign and I hope for your support! Greetings,
Risks and challenges
This is the second book in a series that was started on kickstarter in 2014. Again the German publisher Tokyopop will be involved and we will use the same production team and print service. We've learned a few new tricks during the production of the first book and this will help us a great deal with the second one.
As always I will be personally involved in the fulfillment of this campaign. I've already done three kickstarter campaigns - the last one with over a thousand backers - and up to date nobody had any complaints about how I handled those. Of course there's always things that can go wrong but normally these are minor issues that may cause small delays if at all. My policy is to be very transparent about the progress of the project and you can expect regular updates from me during the fulfillment phase.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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