At the core of the Wormworld Saga are its fans. They support the project in many ways including donations, fan artwork and translations. The fans made the development of the Wormworld Saga App possible and the fans are the ones that spread the word about the Wormworld Saga on the internet so that over a million people have already become aware of it.
Funding an independent project like the Wormworld Saga is a huge challenge. And although we've already made huge steps, the financial future of the project is still not secure over the long run. With this kickstarter campaign we want to turn our focus on an aspect that we've largely neglected up to this point: there are virtually no fan items available for the fans of the Wormworld Saga! And we finally want to change that.
The Wormworld Saga Treasure Chest contains a first lineup of beautiful fan items that my wife and I developed over the last 6 months. Our goal was to make sure that we would not only have the expected products that you'd find for any comic project out there, but that we'd also offer items that are unique to Wormworld and designed with tender loving care.
We open up this campaign with a set of rewards that feature what we figured to be reasonable combinations of the different items. If you are looking for a special combination of items that is not listed in the rewards, please follow the instructions below to create your own custom reward.
The Wormworld Saga Paper Toy PDF will go out as a digital download to ALL backers. The basic version will contain a "Jonas" paper toy. If we manage to go beyond our funding goal, we'll start to add more characters and creatures to the PDF with every stretchgoal that we reach. So, with a little bit of luck you'll receive a whole bunch of cool paper toys with this reward.
This Button Set features three creatures from the "Great Forest" of Chapter 3 of the Wormworld Saga. The buttons are 37mm (1.5 inches) in diameter.
This A4-sized Window Sticker Set contains 18 window stickers that can be creatively combined on your window to recreate scenes from the "Great Forest" of Chapter 3.
The Info Poster "The Course of Things" features the complete Mandala from Chapter 4 of the Wormworld Saga and it includes detailed information about the meaning of it's different sections.
The Poster "Orion - Hero of a Thousans Stars" is a replica of the poster in Jonas' room in Granny's house.
This poster features the artwork "Fireflowers" on 135g/m² paper and is handsigned with a silver marker on the front.
The first official Wormworld Shirt features the Wormseal on the front and the Wormworld Saga logo on the back. You'll be able to choose from different sizes for guys, girls and kids in the survey that we will send out after the campaign has closed.
This T-Shirt design was added during the campaign and it is not listed as a seperate reward in the reward list. To receive this variant just pledge for any reward containing the T-Shirt "Wormseal". In the survey, that we will send out after the campaign has closed, you will be able to choose from the different design variants.
With this T-Shirt you can scare away almost any creature of the Great Forest. Of course you can't scare away an Olynx with it. NOTHING scares away an Olynx! To receive this variant just pledge for any reward containing the T-Shirt "Wormseal". In the survey, that we will send out after the campaign has closed, you will be able to choose from the different design variants.
The Wormworld Saga Cap is stitched with the Wormworld Saga logo with Wormseal in two colors.
"Die Wormworld Saga" Band 1 is hardcover with special effects on the logo. The 128 pages feature the first three chapters of the Wormworld Saga, an article from the App's special content, a sketchbook, and a fan art gallery. Additionally, the book comes with a small scale print of "The Journey Begins" inside. For this kickstarter campaign I offer you a special edition of the book which will be handsigned and stamped with a blue Wormseal stamp inside and will also contain three high quality digital prints of the first three chapter illustrations with rounded edges. the prints will also be handsigned and stamped. This kickstarter campaign will be the only opportunity to receive this edition.
The Digital Print "Janaka's Tower" features the popular panel from Chapter 4 and is printed on high quality paper (230g/m²). The print is 30x40cm (11,8x15,7 inches), handsigned, and stamped with a blue Wormseal stamp which is exclusive to this kickstarter campaign.
This bag is the model "Kampftasche" ("assault bag") from the German Bundeswehr (Army) and is made of exremely durable burlap. Inside the bag is seperated into two compartments and there's another small attached compartment sitting on the lower outside of the bag. The flap can be attached at the bottom of the bag to hold a jacket for example. The Wormworld Saga logo with Wormseal is stitched on in two colors.
The Loki Plush is handmade in Germany and comes with a quality certificate. The plush stands 25cm (10 inches) tall and is 35cm (13.7 inches) from nose to the tip of the tail.
The "Trusted Blade" sword replica is made of oiled ashwood and a stainless steel screw. It's a high quality handmade product that brings Jonas' legendary weapon to the real world.
This high quality print features the artwork "Fireflowers" on 230g/m² paper. The print is handsigned and stamped with a kickstarter exclusive blue Wormseal stamp.
Rewards for Collectors
We'd also like to offer you these items which all have features that are exclusive to this kickstarter campaign. You'll not be able to receive these items in the same form outside of this campaign.
The "Trusted Blade Deluxe" set contains the sword replica and a wooden display with a laser engraved design. We are currently experimenting with the way the sword will be fixed on the display. It will either come with an additional long screw that goes through both the sword and display or the sword will be fixed with a strong magnet so that it can easily be attached and deattached from the display. In any case the display will be hand signed and stamped with an exclusive blue Wormseal stamp on the back.
This set includes all fan items and the sword replica in the deluxe version. Additionally, I will create a custom version of panel No. 17 of Chapter 1 (the "parkbench" panel) including your likeness in a pose that you'll have to provide in a reference photo. You'll receive a framed digital print (30x22,5cm) of this artwork which will be hand signed and stamped with a blue Wormseal stamp.
This set includes all fan items and the sword replica in the deluxe version. Additionally, I will create a custom version of any existing panel from any chapter of your choice including your likeness in a pose that you'll have to provide in a reference photo. You'll receive a framed digital print (30x22,5cm) of this artwork which will be hand signed and stamped with a blue Wormseal stamp. Additionally, you'll receive an original pencil drawing which will also be hand signed and stamped with a blue Wormseal stamp.
If you are looking for a combination of items that is not covered by the rewards that are listed on the right side you can set up a custom reward by combining any quantitiy of items from the following chart:
To set up your custom reward just do the following:
Pledge for the reward from the list on the right side that comes closest to the combination of items that you want to have. If you want to combine wildly please pledge for the most expensive item that's on your wishlist. If you order from outside Germany, please add the additional shipping fee associated with this reward and then add the amount that covers all the items you want to add (you find the prices in the above chart). If you think that you have combined so many items that we'll have to send it in two packages, please add another $15 (but only if your package goes outside Germany!) To give you a ballpark: all items of our campaign together fit into one package. If you want to order more than one of the big items (more than one bag, plush or sword or several T-Shirts), we'll have to split your order in two packages. If you are unsure about your shipping fee, please send us a message at any time and we'll figure out the size of your package for you.
After the campaign has ended, we will send out surveys in which you will be able to tell us for what combination of items you have pledged.
During the campaign, whenever a Mini Goal is reached, there's something going to be revealed that adds to the existing rewards. Here are some freebies that so far every backer will receive who pledged for a physical reward:
Two postcards with illustrations from the very beginning of the Wormworld Saga in 2003.
A giant 7,6cm (3 inches) magnetic button featuring the Wormseal.
A digital wallpaper set. The image here is only meant to give you a general idea of the freebie. I've not yet chosen the exact lineup of artworks that I'll put into the wallpaper pack. I'll make sure to account for all relevant sizes and aspect ratios and I will not only put desktop wallpapers into the pack but also wallpapers that can be used on smartphones and tablets. The wallpaper set will go out to EVERY backer of the campaign.
The Funding Goal
Our funding goal of $15.000 contains the costs and taxes of a first production run for all the items above and all fees associated with this kickstarter campaign. Several of our items have to be produced in high numbers in order to be cost-effective so we'll actually end up with some stock even after we've sent out all rewards to the backers. Selling this stock after the kickstarter campaign will help us to fund the ongoing development of the Wormworld Saga and to design even more fan items in the future.
Delivery of the Rewards
We scheduled the delivery of the rewards for November since we plan to produce most of the items during October. We will keep you updated about the progress and we might even be able to send particular reward tiers ealier than others. In any case our goal is to have everything sent out way before Christmas.
The prices of the rewards include the shipping costs within Germany. For backers outside Germany we kindly ask you to add an additional amount according to the reward info to your pledge.
Have you seen the project video all the way through? There's a huge surprise waiting for you that we will reveal as soon as we reach our funding goal. From that point on we'll also announce stretch goals like e.g. additional content for the Paper Toy PDF. So, stay tuned!
- Daniel Lieske & Cristina Costas Rodriguez
- (30 days)