The seventh prince of the Royal Snow Cats, Syv, is a bit different from his brothers. He is neither greedy nor selfish and enjoys walks outside the palace walls amongst the people. When his father the King dies, Syv suddenly finds himself agreeing to journey across the three horizons to return a magical Crown that was stolen a thousand years ago by wicked foxes who cursed their land.
Syv must gather all his courage to face the unknown world that they have cut off for so long. The dangers are everywhere; mad beasts, strange villages, dark powers and the most frightening of all... If he fails, he will be marked with three black stripes and never be allowed to return home.
The Graphic Novel
Hello, my name is Dina Norlund and I'm a storyteller from Norway. If you are new to my art and books thank you so much for stopping by! I have been working on this graphic novel for over half a year and now it is finally almost ready to be printed.
The goal of this Kickstarter is to be able to print the "The Snow Cat Prince" graphic novel. It will be 128 full colour comic pages, nice sturdy hardcover and an oversized size of 8,5 x 12 inches or A4! There might me some fun strecth goals that will be announced during the month long campaign which will make the hardcover comic a bit more fancy.
Here are a few pages from chapter 1! There are 7 chapter total, all adding a bit of breathing room and changes in the story.
The World & Characters
The story of "the Snow Cat Prince" takes place in the world of three horizons: Nordan, Midgoar and Sunnan. The term "horizons" is used as a translation to the Norwegian word "blåner" that often appears in fairytales. It means the blue mountain ranges that you can count on top of a mountain. I've always been intrigued by the fairytale style of telling a story and this graphic novel is definitely inspired by it. In the thousand years since the foxes stole the crown the horizon have slowly been descending into ruins. It's getting colder and even less inhabitable than it already was. The Nordan is mostly ice, snow and mountains.
The Snow Cats
The Snow Cat's are the rulers of Nordan and don't treat their people with much respect. The people support the royal family because of tradition, but the Snow Cat's don't do much else than stay inside their palace. As you can probably tell from their concept sketches, they are not any species of cat from our world but a high standing beast in the world of three Horizons. Think big cats mixed with a bit of lizard.
Syv - The Seventh Prince
Syv is our main character and from the Nordan horizon. He's the youngest of seven brothers who are all very lazy, obsessive and overall not very nice cats. Syv is a bit different and he will discover just how different on his journey across the Horizons.
Kit is a random girl who joins Syv on his journey. She is extremely chatty and annoying, but she slowly becomes Syv's support and guide through the world he is so foreign to.
There will be a lot more information about the world of three Horizons in the "History of the Horizons" zine! I'm very excited to spill some juicy secrets in there once the book is printed. I'm trying my best to keep this Kickstarter spoiler free as I can!
This is the fun part of any Kickstarter campaign! I have come up with a few cool rewards that will be exclusive to this Kickstarter.
And I also have 5 original watercolour paintings that are up for grabs during the campaign! Here is an overview, link to the video process of each underneath the image.
"Once a King" - Video will be posted during campaign!
I'm keeping the stretch goals simple! The main goal really is to make the book as fancy as possible by adding gold foil to the title and a fabric spine. There will be more goals revealed during the campaign!
Hello, my name is Dina Norlund and I'm an illustrator and concept artist from Norway. For the past 2 years I have been focusing on creating my own stories and books and so far I have manages to do three kickstarter campaigns (including this one) and print two other small zines through my business and store: HushBird. I am fully supported by my Patreons and social media so it allows me to spend all my time working on my projects!
I started officially working on the Snow Cat Prince in January taking the inspiration from mythology and fairytales. The story ended up evolving from a 30 page children's book to a 120 page graphic novel pretty quickly when I realized I could not tell the story without adding quite a few extra pages. I have always enjoyed reading and drawing comics, but this is the first complete comic project I have started and completed. Hopefully there will be many more to come!
I am still a concept artist at heart so all my projects have a grounding in design and world development. "The Snow Cat Prince" especially have allowed me to create a base on which I can continue to evolve the world and tell different stories all happening around each other. I have so many more stories to tell and I am incredible excited to get to work on more of them in the next few years!
Supporting me and this Kickstarter allows me to continue to create my stories. Printing books makes me feel like the project is properly finished. It's printed and completed and that is one of the best feelings in the world.
You can watch a lot of the process of making "The Snow Cat Prince' on my YouTube channel! Here is a handly link to a playlist where everything "snow cat" is listed: CLICK HERE!
If you are interested in my other books you can find them all on HushBird.com ! With any tier that includes a book you will also recieve a 20% discount code to spend on any of my other books (or a second copy of The Snow Cat Prince)
The estimated month of shipping the rewards is February 2020. The book might be printed and shipped earlier than this, but from past experiences I have learned to give myself enough time to properly complete every detail for all the rewards. Thank you for your understanding!
Thank you for having a look at my campaign, please use the FAQ tab to ask any questions! I hope you are interested in supporting the printing of "The Snow Cat Prince".
Risks and challenges
This is my third Kickstarter and after my experiences with the other two I am confident in my abilities to complete this campaign. As with any project where you are dealing with manufacturers, there can be unforeseen circumstances that are out of my control. Manufacturing issues and delays are the most common problem and will at most only push the delivery date back. If ever it came to a point where none of the rewards can be sent out the backers will be informed and given either replacements or a refund.
With my experience with self-publishing books I always aim to be professional and will deal with any obstacles as swiftly as possible.
If there was to be any delays or problems with production, manufacturing or schedules I will update my backers frequently. I wan't to be as transparent as possible about any problems so please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions!
Unfortunately I am unable to provide tracked shipping as a standard. I will be handling all aspects of this Kickstarter by myself so please bear this in mind.
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