Do you like sword-fighting animals?
Ancient secrets of ages gone by, just waiting to be rediscovered?
If that sounds appealing then Five Realms is for you!
From the husband and wife creative team behind Five Realms Issue 1, 2, and The Firewatch, comes the next 16-page installment in the Five Realms series.
Gopa Village is in ruins. Mehan, Prince of the Mallow Clan, and his companions Gellaze and Iwain (along with the Skink "Sorcerer," Rue) just finished the flight of their lives. Fleeing from a crazed rat's stronghold, our trio of heroes and their new reptilian friend have stumbled on the remains of a once thriving village. Gellaze, enraged, blames the destruction of Gopa on Rue and chases him off into the wilds of the Five Realms.
Iwain, the gentle hearted Samurai-apprentice of Mehan, pursues the frightened Rue and after a tearful exchange with his new friend tells him to seek out the powerful monks that live on the high Mountain.
Now, we follow Rue on his mystical journey to find these monks in the Five Realms #3...The Journey Between!
Issue 2 of Five Realms was successfully funded through Kickstarter. We more than tripled our funding goal with over 160 backers. Thanks to our fans we were able to print a beautiful high quality comic and offer several stretch goal goodies as a thanks for lifting us so much higher than our original goal. Both previous issues of Five Realms are available in this campaign as well.
Who will love Five Realms?
- Fans of Redwall, Dungeons and Dragons, and low fantasy worlds.
- Anyone who loves small talking creatures.
- Fans of comics like Mouseguard, and Usagi Yojimbo.
Example pages from Issue #2
Our funding goal will breakdown something like this:
- Artwork and lettering fees.
- The cost to print at least 150 standard comics with standard cover, 100 limited run alternate cover versions; Full color covers + 16 pages of black and white story.
- Shipping of the deliverables and our incentives (prints, stretch goals).
- Cover the cost of Kickstarter fees.
- ISBN registration and fees.
If we make our goal in pledges by our deadline you will then get charged for your donation, and receive some awesome incentives in return (like an added print or alternative covers!)
However, if we don't make our goal, your card doesn't get charged and we don't receive any funding. It's an all-or-nothing game. We have faith that we're going to make it happen. To check out the various incentives and their corresponding donation levels, peruse the visualized boxes below or the column on the right.
We are a husband and wife team! I know, right? Our meetings are incredibly easy. Pat is the writer and creator of the Five Realms series while Jess is the visual artist behind the series. They live with their two cats in San Diego, CA.
The letterer behind Five Realms is brought to you by the magnificent Justin at LetterSquids.
Thank you all so much for your support!
As long as you pledged a tier with a physical reward, one of these 5x7" prints is yours!
If we reach this amount, I will be designing a second variant cover for Issue 3. This will be available as a Backerkit add-on to anyone who pledged!
Risks and challenges
We are just about done with the art in the comic with a hard deadline to deliver a finished product at Rose City Comic Con.
We will be using the same printer that successfully brought Issue #1 and #2 to life and are highly confident in the quality of our end product.
If the funding goal has not been met, we will produce a smaller run for sale at conventions as well as my online shop.
This is a magnificent way to bundle great rewards at a significantly lower price than a la carte online or at shows.
This is my third successful Kickstarter. Issue #2 was funded through Kickstarter and greatly exceeded funding goals. All deliverables were shipped on time.
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