Monsters and Other Magical Beings is Emily Lewis's fifth book and is a Bestiary containing 31 magical creatures from around the world. This book gives a glimpse into each creature, where they come from, and the cultural/historical significance behind them. The bestiary began as an Inktober project and turned into a full length book.
Lewis's other books involve research and adaptations of folklore and fairy tales. Monsters & Other Magical Beings is a glimpse into this process as well as an homage to the people and cultures that created these magical beings through generations of storytelling.
The book is perfect bound, 4.75x4.75," and 76 pages long with graphic black and white illustrations, followed by a page about each creature. The $900 this project is asking for will cover printing costs for around 150 books, enamel pins, special prints, and shipping supplies.
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Risks and challenges
The project is already about 70% complete. All pages have been illustrated and the book has been laid out and formatted. All that remains are the descriptions and a final round of edits. This is my third Kickstarter campaign, my most recent was a comic called My Sister, which was successfully funded in October.
In the event that the book is not successfully funded, I will have a shorter run of the books and make digital versions of the comic available for free on my website.
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