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The maiden voyage of a new epic fantasy adventure spanning coast to coast of a desolate world inspired by classic JRPGs & steampunk!
The maiden voyage of a new epic fantasy adventure spanning coast to coast of a desolate world inspired by classic JRPGs & steampunk!
The maiden voyage of a new epic fantasy adventure spanning coast to coast of a desolate world inspired by classic JRPGs & steampunk!
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WE MADE IT! Volume One is REAL. Now... Stretch Goals!

  • $1200: SECRET CHAPTER 6.5 ADDED TO BOOK. UNLOCKED!!!
  • $1350: 2017 Volume I Kickstarter Button [FREE for $25 Dreamers Tier and above] UNLOCKED!!!
  • $1500: DreamersEcho authentic autographed sketch page! LOCKED.

We're still looking for more backers at the [CITIZENS of Mondrea] level (and any level, really)!

For as little as $1, you can get your name in the credits of the book!

 

For the first time ever, I've combined my two biggest passions in life: making comics & making music!!  Kinda like grand role-playing game, I have put together an epic original soundtrack to accompany you as you journey through the pages of Volume One, in hopes that it will create a brand new comic reading experience!

But that can't come to life if we don't have some amazing, giving, and most-of-all passionate people contribute to its creation!  DreamersEcho is the most exciting thing I've ever had the privilege to be a part of, and now I'm honored to invite a group of amazing people along for the ride.

LET'S DEBUT OUR FIRST SOUNDCOMIC, SHALL WE?

Falco just hit PLAY.
Falco just hit PLAY.

 

DreamersEcho started as an inkling of an idea that came to little 8th-grade me as he was studying for his learner's permit, pruning his first mustache hair, and taking his first steps on the quest for true love.

It's available as a webcomic - FREE to read here:

The basic idea of DreamersEcho is a simple one:  People have been robbed of their dreams. Here's the official summary from bookwire.com:

Our world once thrived. We were a blessed people. We created wonders with the boundless power of dreams....But that was over 1,000 years ago. Now we fear the world could turn on us at any second. We live in a dire shadow. The blessing was taken from us and not another dream was had... Until now. In the cliffside port town of Lufe Cape, a young man awakens from a horrifying vision. Could this be the resurgence of the blessed dream? Or the coming of the first nightmare? He has no choice but to embark on a quest to find out more... Shadows are in close pursuit, and they demand answers.

 

  
Sample Comic Pages!

Wow. A lot more happened in Volume I than I thought. Hope I'm not spoiling it too bad.
Wow. A lot more happened in Volume I than I thought. Hope I'm not spoiling it too bad.

Sample Soundtrack Clip!

Click here to visit my SoundCloud page and preview a clip from the Chapter Zero backing track!

Contribution Rewards!

Let's talk swag, shall we?  Because, let's face it.  That's the real reason why you're here. Not only do you wanna be the first cool kid at your school to whip out a shiny copy of DE v1, no.  You gotta have the matching bookmark, maybe even tag the dude next to you with a sticker.  Then ya pop in your earbuds and let the official DE v1 background music goodness FLOW!  Ahh. What a day.

Here's a short preview of some of the nice rewards coming your way. A lot more to come! *Note: Most of these are works-in-progress, but no worries. They'll be done by the time the funding period ends in April!

Update! Some finished rewards!

Poster, and poster, and button, oh my!
Poster, and poster, and button, oh my!

 

Full-Color High-Quality Bookmark! Unreleased Art! Full-Color Stickers Featuring Chibi-Style Characters! Full-Color Wall Poster of Mondrea: Map of the Known Lands![works-in-progress]

  • Bookmark: A high quality bookmark featuring never before seen concept art heralding a super special message.
  • Stickers: The Kickstarter Announcement Episode on Tapastic was well received enough to bring these lil' fellas to a piece of merch of their very own!
  • Poster: Take a very rare look at the world in which DreamersEcho takes place. A very rare look indeed; not even citizens of Mondrea have seen a map this concise in over 1,000 years!  Final poster will be professionally colored and printed on 18" x 24" gloss.
[Clockwise, from left] Pre-color previews of Bookmark, Chibi Stickers, and Map Poster (blurred cuz spoilers)!
[Clockwise, from left] Pre-color previews of Bookmark, Chibi Stickers, and Map Poster (blurred cuz spoilers)!

The first official DreamersEcho T-Shirt!

Printed on a comfy Scarlet Moon Red or Dreamy Sky Blue.
Printed on a comfy Scarlet Moon Red or Dreamy Sky Blue.

Magic Mug! 

Cold water = black mug. Hot water = The Mondrea Night Sky!
Cold water = black mug. Hot water = The Mondrea Night Sky!

The Ultimate Reward: The DreamSeed!!![work-in-progress]

A 1:1 scale replica of the very same mysterious artifact that Falco carries around in the comic!  It may not have the same dream powers that Falco gets, but who knows, it might strengthen your connection to your own dreams... Either way, truly a thing of beauty.

3D Render & Prototype Models before sanding/coating!
3D Render & Prototype Models before sanding/coating!

And it doesn't end there! Check out the full list of rewards each tier has to offer!

Rewards in bold are central to that tier. Otherwise, non-bolded items in each list are carryover items from lower tiers, included with each upgrade.

$1+ [CITIZENS of Mondrea] ~ Dream Fuel / Tip Jar ~Pledge your support to the dream! For those who simply wish to contribute anything they can to fuel this grand adventure. Everyone's help is greatly appreciated!

  • Special Thanks Credit in book under [CITIZENS].
  • Kickstarter Icon: Bragging rights have never been easier!

$10 [ECHOES of Mondrea] ~ Digital Download of Book ~

  • Special Thanks Credit in book under [ECHOES].
  • DreamersEcho Vol. I, Digital PDF.
  • Personalized Thank You Note: Featuring your photo in the digital copy of the book only.
  • Digital Wallpaper: New full-color art.
  • Kickstarter Icon: Bragging rights have never been easier!

$25 [DREAMERS] ~ Physical Copy of Book ~

  • Special Thanks Credit in book under [DREAMERS].
  • DreamersEcho Vol. I: First Edition Print.
  • DreamersEcho Vol. I, Digital PDF.
  • Personalized Thank You Note: Featuring your photo in the digital copy of the book only.
  • Digital Wallpaper
  • Kickstarter Icon

$50 [AWAKENED] ~ Autographed Book + Soundtrack + Merch ~For those who like to venture forth into new lands and discover it all on your own? Try experiencing DreamersEcho Vol. I with the official soundtrack to guide your journey!!!

  • Special Thanks Credit in book under [AWAKENED DREAMER].
  • DreamersEcho Vol. I: First Edition Print [+ Custom Autograph].
  • Original Soundtrack: 10 Tracks of epic BGM to create the perfect atmosphere experience for Volume 1.
  • Poster [YOUR CHOICE]: 18" x 24" full-color Map of Mondrea OR 18" x 24" full-color cover art!
  • Bookmark: New full-color art.
  • Stickers: Set of 3 full-color stickers featuring chibi-style art.
  • DreamersEcho Vol. I, Digital PDF
  • Personalized Thank You Note
  • Digital Wallpaper
  • Kickstarter Icon

$75 [LUCID]~ Autographed Book (x2) + Soundtrack (x2) + More Merch + T-Shirt ~The only person who knows your dreams better than you, is YOU. When someone says "jump," you don't say "how hi?" cuz 'yer already flyin'.

  • Special Thanks Credit in book under [LUCID DREAMER].
  • DreamersEcho Vol. I: First Edition Print [+ Custom Autograph]. (x2)
  • Original Soundtrack (x2)
  • T-Shirt: The first official DE t-shirt. Create a legacy amongst your friends and show them who's boss by wearing the shirt a boss would wear.
  • Cover Line-Art Print: The original line art version of the cover art, signed by the creator!
  • Poster of your choice
  • Bookmark
  • Stickers
  • DreamersEcho Vol. I, Digital PDF
  • Personalized Thank You Note
  • Digital Wallpaper
  • Kickstarter Icon

$100 [ROZ the FIGHTER/WULFI the FRIEND] ~ SECRET FRIENDS TIER ~Includes 2 of (almost) everything! The perfect deal for two best friends, or maybe even you and your secret crush!

  • Special Thanks Credit in book under [DREAMKNIGHTS]. (x2)
  • DreamersEcho Vol. I: First Edition Print [+ Custom Autograph] (x2)
  • Original Soundtrack (x2)
  • Cameo Appearance in Future Chapter [non-speaking]: Let's see YOU or a character of your creation in a future chapter!
  • Custom Art Commission: I'll draw you anything, it doesn't even have to be DreamersEcho related, just keep it within reason!
  • Video Shout-Out: See your name in lights in a very special video thanking all the contributors. (x2)
  • T-Shirt (x2)
  • Cover Line-Art Print (x2)
  • Posters (one of each/x2)
  • Bookmark (x2)
  • Stickers (x2)
  • DreamersEcho Vol. I, Digital PDF (x2)
  • Personalized Thank You Note (x2)
  • Digital Wallpaper (x2)
  • Kickstarter Icon (x2)

$150 [MARIS the DREAMERSECHO] ~ ULTIMATE DREAMER Tier ~Specially reserved for the ULTIMATE DREAMER… May YOUR pledge be ECHOED through the AGES as the INFINITE DREAM! This package includes EVERYTHING... AND something only an elite chosen few have ever come in contact with... the DreamSeed itself!!!

  • Special Thanks Credit in book under [DREAMCHAMPION].
  • DreamersEcho Vol. I: First Edition Print [+ Custom Autograph] (x3)
  • Original Soundtrack (x3)
  • The DreamSeed: A 1:1 scale model replica of the very same artifact that the main character, Falco, carries at all times. It resembles a mix between a large pocketwatch and a ship captain's compass. Also... ~~~ It is said to have some very powerful dream-amplification properties. ~~~ *ahem*butyoudidn'thearthatfromme*ahem*
  • Cameo Appearance [SPEAKING ROLE]: Let's see YOU or a character of your creation in a future chapter! AND... let's give them a nice line or two!!!
  • YouTube Collaboration
  • Skype Session
  • Ad Space
  • Custom Art Commission
  • Video Shout-Out
  • Magic Mug
  • T-Shirt (x2)
  • Cover Line-Art Print (x2)
  • Posters (one of each/x2)
  • Bookmark (x2)
  • Stickers (x2)
  • DreamersEcho Vol. I, Digital PDF (x2)
  • Personalized Thank You Note (x2)
  • Digital Wallpaper (x2)
  • Kickstarter Icon (x2)

 
Add-Ons!

  • + $15: DreamersEcho Vol. I: First Edition Printed Copy
  • + $10: DreamersEcho Soundtrack
  • + $15: DreamersEcho T-Shirt
  • + $5: Cover Art Poster
  • + $5: Map of Mondrea Poster
  • + $3: Stickers
  • + $2: Bookmark

     How to Level-Up Your Pledge:

  • Click on Manage Your Pledge at the top right of the page.
  • Click the blue Change Your Pledge button near the bottom.
  • Choose the newer version of the "$25 or more [DREAMERS] Tier." This is the first physical-merchandise level and it qualifies you to receive the stretch goal rewards for FREE! You're more than welcome to choose a higher one if you're awesome.
  • Enter your desired shipping country and contribution dollar amount and click Continue.
  • Follow the given steps after that, if any, and you're good to go!

  
How to Add an Add-On Item to Your Pledge:

  • Click on Manage Your Pledge at the top right of the page.
  • Increase your pledge in the Pledge Amount box by the corresponding total dollar amount of the add-ons desired.
  • After the end of the Kickstarter campaign, you will receive a survey that will ask questions on how you'd like the add-on money assigned.
       
Even on top of a great first volume, a mind-blowing soundtrack, and heaps of cool rewards, I can never truly express how thankful I am that you even stopped by to check out the Kickstarter.  If you do feel inclined to give, please rest assured that your funds will be going to an amazing place.  You're not only helping a guy print his book, you're making the dream of that little 8th-grade me come true.  And for that, I will be eternally grateful.
Thank you and I hope to hear from you soon! :D





Risks and challenges

There is no risk for anyone wishing to contribute! The real meat of the book is already finished in digital form [seven chapters/~100 pages], the rest that follows is all bonus material that will be added soon! I've made all the calculations and I don't expect to make a profit from this. Even when the goal is hit, I will still need to pay out of pocket for some of the merchandise rewards to ensure on-time delivery. In the rare event that some profit is gained, it will be going straight into convention funds to help spread the word about the book in person. Even if this Kickstarter doesn't fully "make it," I will be finding other ways to get this printed and for sale on my own. I would just much rather take some friends along with me on the road of success. YA DIG?!

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    For those who like to venture forth into new lands and discover it all on your own? Try experiencing DreamersEcho Vol. I with the official soundtrack to guide your journey!!!

    Includes:
    • Special Thanks Credit [AWAKENED DREAMER]
    • DreamersEcho Vol. I: First Edition Print [+custom autograph]
    • Original Soundtrack
    • Poster [Map of Mondrea]
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    You know dreams. Better than most. When someone in a dream says "jump," you don't say "how hi?" cuz 'yer already flyin'.

    Includes:
    • Special Thanks Credit [LUCID DREAMER]
    • DreamersEcho Vol. I: First Edition Print [+custom autograph]
    • Original Soundtrack
    • T-Shirt
    • Cover Art Print [Signed Line Art!]
    • Poster [Map of Mondrea]
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    Includes 2 of (almost) everything! The perfect deal for two friends, or maybe even you and your secret crush!

    Includes:
    • Special Thanks Credit [DREAMKNIGHTS]
    • DreamersEcho Vol. I: First Edition Print [+custom autograph]
    • Original Soundtrack
    • Cameo Appearance in Future Chapter [non-speaking]
    • Custom Art Commission
    • Video Shout-Out
    • T-Shirt
    • Cover Art Print [Signed Line Art!]
    • Poster [Map of Mondrea]
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    • Stickers [set of 3]
    • DreamersEcho Vol. I, Digital PDF
    • Personalized Thank You Note [in digital book only]
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    Reserved especially or the ULTIMATE DREAMER… May YOUR pledge be ECHOED through the AGES as the INFINITE DREAM!
    This package includes EVERYTHING... AND something only an elite chosen few have ever come in contact with... the DreamSeed itself!!!

    Includes:
    • Special Thanks Credit [DREAMCHAMPION]
    • DreamersEcho Vol. I: First Edition Print [+custom autograph]
    • Original Soundtrack
    • DreamSeed Model Replica [1:1 scale]
    • Cameo Appearance in Future Chapter [SPEAKING]
    • YouTube Collaboration
    • Skype Session [30 min]
    • Ad Space
    • Custom Art Commission
    • Video Shout-Out
    • Magic Mug
    • T-Shirt
    • Cover Art Print [Signed Line Art!]
    • Poster [Map of Mondrea]
    • Bookmark
    • Stickers [set of 3]
    • DreamersEcho Vol. I, Digital PDF
    • Personalized Thank You Note [in digital book only]
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