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About this project

Hello again! It’s “Mr. Reporter” here to make sure that everything Rhen is telling you is completely accurate. It’s my journalistic duty, after all!

What you’re backing is the production of CRIMSON RHEN OF THE TRUE NORTH Part 1, the first of a planned two book middle grade graphic novel series by Kambrea and Thom Pratt. It’s a completely new, never-before-seen story that can be enjoyed by kids and adults alike.

Early pages of Crimson Rhen appeared on the Shadowbinders.com website several months ago. These pages will be reworked for the final version, but we'll post them for you to enjoy!

This campaign is cover the costs of production and the product will be delivered digitally 12 pages at a time over the course of 12 months, for a total of approximately 144 pages.

That’s overselling it a  little, kid. Truth in journalism and all that.

However, it is true that the story features elements of steampunk and magic and pirates. 

Readers who are fans of movies such as The Goonies, Indiana Jones, Explorers and Pirates of the Caribbean will likely find a lot to enjoy in this story. There’s also a healthy dose of Mark Twain inspired adventure -- right down to the steam-powered paddlewheeler airships!

The creators are turning to Kickstarter to fund this unique project, and it can't happen without you.

Yes, well, let’s talk about what you’re backing in addition to the comics content. In addition to receiving CRIMSON RHEN pages every month for a year, you’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at how this comic is created via a new process blog. You’ll also get SURPRISE bonus content each month, which could include anything from additional PDF content to seasonal craft projects and more! 

Wowza! That's quite some list! Allow me to show you some of those physical rewards in the photographs below...

Yes, Rhen, we really do need to wrap this up! However, there still may be a few lingering questions that your potential backers may have about this campaign.

STRETCH GOALS?

To celebrate hitting 25% of our goal, let's lift the curtain on some of those stretch goals, shall we?

$30,000 - CRIMSON RHEN SOFTCOVER GRAPHIC NOVELS will be unlocked! Our good friends at PrintNinja will be handling the printing, and it will collect that year's worth of the digital comics material into a 144+ page full-color dead tree version of Crimson Rhen of the True North, Part 1 (minus the bonus material in the hardcover). It'll also unlock two new tiers for your backing pleasure...

  • $35 - SHIP'S SCHOLAR TIER - Everything in the Clutter Free Tier  + CRIMSON RHEN softcover graphic novel. 
  • $65 - ADVENTURE TIER - Everything in the Clutter Free Tier  + CRIMSON RHEN softcover graphic novel + a drawing inside the book. 

$35,000 - SHADOWBINDERS / CRIMSON RHEN SKETCHBOOK PDF will be unlocked! This DRM FREE bonus contains lots of rare sketches and concept art from both Crimson Rhen and Shadowbinders, including our popular parody sketches. Also, some brand new art created just for this campaign! This will be added for free to anyone who backed at $20 or above!

$40,000 - SHADOWBINDERS: BOOK TWO PDF... FOR EVERYONE will be unlocked! It's the continuing adventures of twentysomthing Rhen and a hapless teenager from our world, Mia White. This DRM-FREE PDF will collect Chapters 7, 8 and 9 of our fantasy webcomic and be available to everyone who backed this campaign as a special "THANK YOU" for getting us past $40,000.

$45,000 - SHADOWBINDERS: BOOK TWO LIMITED EDITION SOFTCOVER GRAPHIC NOVEL... WITH LEO! If we hit $45,000 or more, we'll roll a printing of Shadowbinders: Book Two into this campaign. But that's not all -- the print version will have a few exclusive backup stories, including the long-awaited debut of Rhen's rival, Leo! It'll also unlock a few new tiers...

  • $35 - RHEN AGAIN TIER - Everything in the Clutter Free Tier  + SHADOWBINDERS: BOOK TWO softcover graphic novel. 
  • $60 - RHEN NOW AND THEN TIER - Everything in the Clutter Free Tier + SHADOWBINDERS: BOOK TWO softcover graphic novel  + CRIMSON RHEN softcover graphic novel. 
  • $75 - TRIPLE THREAT TIER - Everything in the Clutter Free Tier + SHADOWBINDERS: BOOK ONE softcover graphic novel (out of print!) + SHADOWBINDERS: BOOK TWO softcover graphic novel + CRIMSON RHEN softcover graphic novel.

And that's that! This kid's got moxy, and I want to see what he can do! If you do too, then please consider backing this Kickstarter campaign!

[Music by Dan O]
[Kicking It Forward!]

Risks and challenges

The creative team behind 'Crimson Rhen' have been producing digital comics content every week for over 3 years at www.shadowbinders.com, so we're no strangers to comic book production.

We've also had a successfully funded Kickstarter campaign for a print book, and fulfilled those obligations to the best of our ability.

Any unforeseen production or shipping issues would be communicated to our backers via Kickstarter or e-mail.

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    TAVERN PATRON- Treasure Hunter tier + You can appear in the Tavern scene of Crimson Rhen. You must agree to let us use your likeness. As a bonus, you will also get a digital commission of your character. These cameos do not have lines. Digital Delivery begins January 2014.

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    FRIEND OF RHEN TIER -Shadowbinders Super Fan Tier. Winston Hat, WInston pillow, all available prints, 3 pins, a set of charms, Original Piece of Shadowbinders page art, Hand-drawn commission of a Shadowbinders charactacter of your choice and the Treasure Hunters Tier. Digital delivery begins January 2014. Commissions will be handled first come, first serve and be delivered by the end of 2014. International bidders please add $35 USD for shipping.

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