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An illustrated bestiary about each creature, where they come from, and the cultural/historical relevance behind them.
An illustrated bestiary about each creature, where they come from, and the cultural/historical relevance behind them.
64 backers pledged $1,217 to help bring this project to life.

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Monsters & Other Magical Beings

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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 Basilisk from Greek Mythology
The Basilisk from Greek Mythology

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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Rewards: 

E-Book
E-Book
4.75x4.75" Printed book *paperback only
4.75x4.75" Printed book *paperback only
8.5x11" Art print - Werewolf
8.5x11" Art print - Werewolf
8.5 x 11" Art print - Apsara
8.5 x 11" Art print - Apsara
Bake-Kujira 1" label pin
Bake-Kujira 1" label pin
My Sister - Nova Witch 1" label pin
My Sister - Nova Witch 1" label pin
4x6" Crow Print
4x6" Crow Print
4.72" print from My Sister
4.72" print from My Sister
Nebulous 1 and 2 mini comics
Nebulous 1 and 2 mini comics
My Sister and Beetle Song Comics
My Sister and Beetle Song Comics

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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    Kodama

    E-book of Monsters and Other Magical Beings

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    The Merperson

    E-book and print book

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    The Leshy

    Book, pin, and print

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    The Manticore

    A framed 8.5x11" print of the Apsara or Werewolf and a copy of the Monsters Book.

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    The Sphinx

    A copy of Monsters, My Sister, Nebulous 1 & 2, and Beetle Song.

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    The Basilisk

    Monsters Book, 4 prints, and two enamel pins

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    The Werewolf

    All of my books, signed. Monsters, My Sister, Nebulous 1 & 2, and Beetle Song.

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    The Bake-Kujira

    A bundle of everything (all books and prints signed, plus the pins) - OR a framed 11x17" commission

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