The Binding: Issue #1
The Binding: Issue #1
L. Filloon brings the beloved novel to life. Come with us on this wondrous visual journey and experience the magic of Velesi!
L. Filloon brings the beloved novel to life. Come with us on this wondrous visual journey and experience the magic of Velesi! Read more
About this project
The Book That Started It All - The Binding
Tharin was certain he was meant to bind with another. The Binding can only be done by those destined to be soul mates. A willing endeavor by both parties, it works for those who belong together, fated to be lovers far beyond several lifetimes. It is only granted to every Sidhe once and there are no second chances.
When Lily was opened to the tortured pains of a dying oak, Tharin had no choice but to use the Binding to save her. During the process the Earth Spirit exposed the truth to Tharin; his destiny lies with Lily. Unfortunately, when all is done Lily has no memory of the Binding due to her human blood. Not the part where she accepted her destiny with Tharin, nor when a piece of her heart was broken off and willingly given to bind with a piece of his.
The story of Tharin and Lily has traveled around the globe, and continues to do so five years later after its first publication in December 2011. Readers of all ages were swept up in their story of love, loyalty, betrayal and loss.
About This Project - What We Need
I'm bringing Tharin and Lily's story to life in the form of graphic novel. The entire book will come in a five part series to complete the visual interpretation of The Binding. To make all this happen I need your help. It is important to me that all involved are compensated for their time and effort; the artists, colorist and letterer. The cost to produce the first issue of this limited edition is listed at $8,500. Funding will also cover supplies and materials, printing and distribution costs.
I am beyond excited about taking The Binding into the realm of graphic novels. But this is only the beginning; I intend to use this project as a template for the remaining books of the Velesi trilogy: The Drifting and The Whispering.
For those who have yet to read the trilogy, the following video was made by a fan. This is their interpretation of who should play the lead characters should The Binding ever be made into a movie (ah...to dream). Thank you, @beetee.
If you're interested in previews of the books you can find them on Amazon.
Risks and challenges
So far the risks and challenges are few on this project. Our biggest challenge is time. Our expected date of completion is January 2018. We want to keep to our schedule so that our delivery is on the side of being early, rather than late. It is important to us that The Binding stays true to its literary form as best as we can in pictures, and in this new journey we are in a constant state of discovery. We will be as upfront and transparent with any delays as humanly possible during this phase.We are confident that our timeline is feasible and delays, if any, will be minimal.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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