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$2,618
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78
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, March 1 2015 4:26 PM UTC +00:00

About

*** REWARD UPDATE ***

SEE UPDATE #6

We've decided to increase the 32 page comic book to include A LOT of additional and exclusive content if we surpass our goal. In fact, EVERYONE, no matter what tier, will get a physical copy of the additional content AND a very special and exclusive animated short, if our goal is reached. 

We've ALSO upgraded A LOT of our rewards. Check them all out! More details on this in update #6.

BRIEF SYNOPSIS

Six months have passed since the demise of Jack Frost. Things seemed to be well and at peace, until the rumors began. Whispers bloomed and spread about like weeds about an evil force growing in strength and building an army in secret. At the head of this operation is the evil and ruthless grizzly bear pirate captain known as Black Bear'd. 

Björn, a polar bear, ship captain and arch enemy of Black Bear'd went in search to see if the rumors were true. No one has heard from him since. A red panda warrior named Chingu and his brother Shinyuu go on an epic adventure, in search of their friend and some answers. 

They have to battle their way through countless enemies to find the truth in this full color, 32 page comic book. The artwork is breathtakingly beautiful. Illustrated by Luís Figueiredo and colored by Tony Washington, this masterpiece is filled with eye catching images of action packed swordfights from cover to cover. 

For more information or to catch up on the novels visit www.FlurryTheBear.com to jump in on the adventure while the wild ride is just getting started.

IN SHORT

Quite simply, we want to make a 32 page, full-color, comic book. If we exceed our goal, it'll become lengthier, we'll add an additional story, or make a graphic novel. J.S. Skye has already written multiple stories for multiple outcomes of our exciting Kickstarter campaign.

J.S. Skye has had tremendously positive feedback on his Flurry the Bear novel series. It's always been his dream to see it come to life in a visual format. He's had plans for comics and graphic novels for some time now. He waited patiently as he searched for just the right artists for the project, and now he has found them.

Artwork By: Luís Figueiredo & Tony Washington
Artwork By: Luís Figueiredo & Tony Washington

CREATORS

The story was created and written by J.S. Skye. Cover art was illustrated by Ludo Lullabi. The interior art is being illustrated by Luís Figueiredo. All coloring was and is being done by Tony Washington.

Cover Art By: Ludo Lullabi
Cover Art By: Ludo Lullabi

The comic book will take place in the world of Flurry the Bear, but will focus on a red panda warrior named Chingu. 

Artwork By: Luís Figueiredo & Tony Washington
Artwork By: Luís Figueiredo & Tony Washington

ITS PLACE WITH THE NOVELS

The story takes place right before the events of Flurry the Bear & The Rising Tide. (Flurry's upcoming novel in the series.) The Tempest Wind follows Chingu, and his brother Shinyuu on a wild ride of an adventure as they search for their lost friend and discover a darker evil lurking in the shadows amassing an army. The events will take place before,eventually coincide, and then converge with events in Flurry the Bear's upcoming novel. (Cover shown below)

Artwork By: Luís Figueiredo & Tony Washington
Artwork By: Luís Figueiredo & Tony Washington

The world of Flurry the Bear is vast and epic. J.S. Skye is the creator and writer of Flurry's ongoing novel series. There are currently four novels that star Flurry as the main character.

Artwork By: Luís Figueiredo
Artwork By: Luís Figueiredo

During Flurry's adventures, he meets Chingu, the star of our comic book, and Chingu's brother Shinyuu.

Artwork By: Luís Figueiredo & Tony Washington
Artwork By: Luís Figueiredo & Tony Washington

COMIC PAGE EXAMPLES

As you can already see, Luís Figueiredo and Tony Washington are amazing artists and make a great team. Below is a PREVIEW of the first page of our comic book. In this scene, Chingu is following the tracks of some slaves while searching for his brother.

Line Art By: Luís Figueiredo
Line Art By: Luís Figueiredo
Colors By: Tony Washington
Colors By: Tony Washington

CHARACTERS

Black Bear'd is an evil pirate captain that has been amassing an army for his master that lurks in the shadows, still undiscovered by our heroes. Chingu and his brother Shinyuu are in search for their friend Björn when they stumble upon a dark secret. Below are images of Black Bear'd and Björn.

Black Bear'd
Black Bear'd
Björn
Björn

THE BLOG

Our team created a blog just to show off all of the artwork. It is updated on a daily basis. All information regarding our Kickstarter and images of the rewards will be there, in addition to what's posted here. Visit The Tempest Wind on Wordpress to learn all about J.S. Skye, Ludo Lullabi, Luís Figueiredo, and Tony Washington and to see our vast portfolio.

We really want to make this Kickstarter extremely rewarding for everyone. That said, we have an extensive list of EXCLUSIVE items that you won't ever be able to get anywhere else. Below is an example of the variety of bookmarks:

Bookmark Examples
Bookmark Examples

In fact, you might be one of those that can say that you were a part of Flurry the Bear from the very beginning. There's so much potential for an animated series, movies, games, and much more. You never know what the future holds.

REWARDS

In the rewards section, some of the rewards are free copies of J.S. Skye's novels. The cover artwork for these novels are also made by none other than Luís Figueiredo and Tony Washington. Check out the beauty of their teamwork below.

Artwork By: Luís Figueiredo & Tony Washington
Artwork By: Luís Figueiredo & Tony Washington

Depending on which tier you choose, your collectible and EXCLUSIVE art prints can vary from just 1 to all 6. Below is a little peek at what the art prints look like. For a larger view of them, they will be available on the official blog.

Artwork By: Luís Figueiredo & Tony Washington
Artwork By: Luís Figueiredo & Tony Washington

For those of you that want a VERY SPECIAL part of Flurry's world, you can't pass up the plush teddy bear. He's approximately a foot tall, in the seated position. He's the perfect size to hug or hold in your arms. It is, by far, the CUTEST teddy bear ever created and there are a LIMITED number of them. Once they're gone, they're gone. Any tier from the $250 point or higher gets a Flurry teddy bear.

Flurry the Plush Teddy Bear
Flurry the Plush Teddy Bear

At the $50 tier and higher you will get this COOL 24" X 36" poster! It is ONLY for Kickstarter supporters, so nobody else will have it.

Supporter Exclusive Poster
Supporter Exclusive Poster

All tiers at $25 and above, get a set of 5 beautiful, glossy postcards with Luís Figueiredo and Tony Washington's art on the front. The back will be matte with a drawing by Luís Figueiredo.

Postcard Set
Postcard Set

At $25 and above you'll get a digital copy of the comic book. However, at $50 and above you get BOTH, the digital copy AND the actual comic book, SIGNED by the author himself.

The Tempest Wind
The Tempest Wind

Many of the rewards are unable to be shown visually due to their nature. For example, we have the opportunity for you to appear in the comic book, to have a drawing of yourself with Flurry or another character of your choice, chat sessions, Photoshop tutorials, sketches, and custom artwork for higher tiers. 

EXAMPLE ART

Here are some examples of other artwork related to Flurry the Bear:

Additional Artwork
Additional Artwork

We have plans for even more amazing rewards if we extend beyond our goal. We'll keep everyone informed frequently about the latest news. In the meantime, check out The Tempest Wind blog for all things related to this Kickstarter. It gets updated daily.

TUTORIAL VIDEOS

Tony Washington is going to be making tutorial videos during our Kickstarter campaign. The videos will show his process behind coloring the line art provided by Luís Figueiredo. Here is one of the videos. Enjoy!

Risks and challenges

The comic book will be illustrated by two hardworking, professional artists who have constantly delivered by appointed deadlines consistently. These artists have portfolios and work history worthy of your trust in them. The writing portion, a few pages, and the cover art are already completed. Some of the rewards are already made, also.

This project will be low risk bar any extraneous circumstances such as major family emergencies, death, or devastating natural disasters, etc. We're confident that with the skills of Tony Washington and Luís Figueiredo, we'll be able to meet the deadline that we've set and live up to expectations.

Once the main project is completed, the rewards will be worked on. If anything unprecedented were to happen, the rewards will still be sent out. If some rewards can't be made, adequate replacements will be made. If you've backed any project on Kickstarter, you'll of course know that no project is without the risk of some sort of setback or obstacle. However, we'll be updating everyone often and consistently as we've already been doing on the blog we put up just for this Kickstarter. You'll always be in the loop. The blog is updated extremely regularly at:

thetempestwind.wordpress.com

Thank you for your support and trust in us! You won't be disappointed!

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    - Digital Copy of the Comic
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    - Exclusive Wall Poster
    - Most Recent Flurry the Bear Novel
    - Signed Comic Book of The Tempest Wind
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    - Signed Wall Map of Flurry's World
    - 2 Most Recent Flurry the Bear Novels

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    - Signed Comic Book of The Tempest Wind
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    - 3 Most Recent Flurry the Bear Novels
    - Plush Teddy Bear of Flurry
    - Exclusive Art Print

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    - Signed Wall Map of Flurry's World
    - Exclusive Wall Poster
    - Signed Comic Book of The Tempest Wind
    - Bookmark
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    - ALL 4 Flurry the Bear Novels
    - T-Shirt
    - 2 Exclusive Art Prints
    - Yourself as a Character in the Comic

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    - Plush Teddy Bear of Flurry
    - Signed Wall Map of Flurry's World
    - Exclusive Wall Poster
    - Signed Comic Book of The Tempest Wind
    - Bookmark
    - Digital Copy of the Comic
    - Exclusive Postcard Set of 5
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    - SPECIAL 3 Hour Photoshop Tutorial with Tony Washington!

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    - T-Shirt
    - Yourself as a Character in the Comic
    - Plush Teddy Bear of Flurry
    - 2 Exclusive Art Prints
    - Signed Wall Map of Flurry's World
    - Exclusive Wall Poster
    - ALL 4 Flurry the Bear Novels
    - Signed Comic Book of The Tempest Wind
    - Bookmark
    - Digital Copy of the Comic
    - Exclusive Postcard Set of 5
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    - 4 Exclusive Art Prints
    - Original Drawing of You & Flurry Together By Luís Figueiredo AND colored by Tony Washington!
    - Exclusive Sketches By Luís Figueiredo

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    - T-Shirt
    - Yourself as a Character in the Comic
    - Plush Teddy Bear of Flurry
    - Signed Wall Map of Flurry's World
    - Exclusive Wall Poster
    - ALL 4 Flurry the Bear Novels
    - Signed Comic Book of The Tempest Wind
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    - Exclusive Postcard Set of 5
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    - SPECIAL 8 Hour Photoshop Tutorial with Tony Washington!
    - 4 Exclusive Art Prints
    - Original Drawing of You & Flurry Together By Luís Figueiredo AND colored by Tony Washington!
    - Exclusive Sketches By Luís Figueiredo

    PLUS

    - T-Shirt
    - Yourself as a Character in the Comic
    - Plush Teddy Bear of Flurry
    - Signed Wall Map of Flurry's World
    - Exclusive Wall Poster
    - ALL 4 Flurry the Bear Novels
    - Signed Comic Book of The Tempest Wind
    - Bookmark
    - Digital Copy of the Comic
    - Exclusive Postcard Set of 5
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    - Original Flurry Bristol Board Drawing Signed By Luís Figueiredo
    - 4 Exclusive Art Prints
    - 1 ULTRA-Exclusive Art Print
    - Exclusive LIVE Chat Session With Creators
    - Original Drawing of You & Flurry Together By Luís Figueiredo AND colored by Tony Washington!
    - Exclusive Sketches By Luís Figueiredo

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    - T-Shirt
    - Yourself as a Character in the Comic
    - Plush Teddy Bear of Flurry
    - Signed Wall Map of Flurry's World
    - Exclusive Wall Poster
    - ALL 4 Flurry the Bear Novels
    - Signed Comic Book of The Tempest Wind
    - Bookmark
    - Digital Copy of the Comic
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    - Tony Washington will color YOUR OWN book of your own creation up to 22 pages AND the cover. (VERY VALUABLE OFFER!)

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    - SPECIAL 8 Hour Photoshop Tutorial with Tony Washington!

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    - Original Flurry Bristol Board Drawing Signed By Luís Figueiredo
    - 4 Exclusive Art Prints
    - 1 ULTRA-Exclusive Art Print
    - Exclusive LIVE Chat Session With Creators
    - Original Drawing of You & Flurry Together By Luís Figueiredo AND colored by Tony Washington!
    - Exclusive Sketches By Luís Figueiredo
    - T-Shirt
    - Yourself as a Character in the Comic
    - Plush Teddy Bear of Flurry
    - Signed Wall Map of Flurry's World
    - Exclusive Wall Poster
    - ALL 4 Flurry the Bear Novels
    - Signed Comic Book of The Tempest Wind
    - Bookmark
    - Digital Copy of the Comic
    - Exclusive Postcard Set of 5
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    - Name in the Credits

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