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A cerebral comic adventure about a little gryphon trapped inside her own head.
A cerebral comic adventure about a little gryphon trapped inside her own head.
A cerebral comic adventure about a little gryphon trapped inside her own head.
246 backers pledged $9,635 to help bring this project to life.

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The campaign is over, but there will be a limited number of extra copies of the Kickstarter edition!  Keep an eye on my tumblr and storenvy for more information when they become available!

Journey into the mind of Mag, a little gryphonic creature who is trapped inside her own head. With only the help of her inner child, Id, she must discover the reason she's stuck there and escape if she can.  While in her mind, she must battle and escape from monsters, nightmares, demons... and even herself.

Inner Space is a 330 page cerebral adventure that deals with the problems of Mag, and indeed, problems we all face in life. Can Mag defeat her inner demons and escape her mind, or will she be trapped forever?

 This comic began life back in 2006, and I have to be honest, I had no idea what I was getting into. I originally conceived Mag and Id to be in a 'slice of life' sort of comic strip, but as they developed, so did their story. After that, I thought the comic would be around 100 pages. I very, very wrong about that.
 
I wrote the comic without knowing its end goal, not really scripting it out beyond a few pages at a time, but that didn't stop Mag and Id from bounding ahead in their adventures. As they developed, so did the story, becoming much darker than I originally intended. By the end of it, I was tackling some rather deep and intense life issues, and one of the most difficult scenarios of all. I won't spoil it for you, but I will warn you, this comic gets heavy at the end.
Just a few pages from the comic
Just a few pages from the comic
 Inner Space is a hugely personal story to me, one that I'm grateful I was able to finish, and one that I'm now happy to be able to share with the world. I'm truly thankful for everyone that read the comic as I wrote it, and I'm now thankful for any level of support that you might give. Without my readers, I might not have made it through this!

If you back this project, you will have my eternal gratitude!  Of course, you'll also get the comic.  There are several versions available, from a DRM free digital PDF to a signed and sketched hardcover copy.  I've done my best to ensure affordability on all levels.
In addition to getting a copy, you'll also be listed in the book, in all editions, as a supporter of the comic.

 Additionally, all lettering has been redone! (When I first started the comic, let's just say I wasn't very good at the lettering.)

I don't want to add so many stretch goals that the project becomes difficult to complete, but if funding reaches the following levels, I'll add a few rewards:

If you want to purchase additional copies, please consult this list and adjust your pledges accordingly:

For international buyers, please add $20 shipping for each additional book.  I'm terribly sorry about the expense of shipping these internationally, but the books are huge and heavy and it's just not going to be cheap, unfortunately.

I am, as you may have gathered, Renee LeCompte, and I'm the creative force behind this comic, both story and artwork.  I've been drawing since forever, and writing here and there since middle school.  I've run one other kickstarter project thus far (Parrots of the World playing cards) and I've also written several novels on parrots.  I do like birds.  Catch me on tumblr for more information, or view my portfolio here!

Risks and challenges

Inner Space is completely finished - at this point I only want to get it into physical format. The only risks involved will possibly be shipping delays with the printing company, but I've worked with them before and they're good about delivering in a timely manner. Additionally, if stretch goals including new content are met, it will delay printing a bit, but I believe I have an excellent work ethic to finish those tasks.

I don't want to say the project is risk-free (what project isn't?) but this is my second project to date and I'm well aware of the entire process, and I've done my best to minimize any risk to my backers.

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    Let's make a comic! PDF of the comic, and a signed copy of book (hardcover), and I will create a black and white comic (at least 12 pages, unless you want it shorter) to your specifications!

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