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Melissa CapriglioneBy Melissa Capriglione
First created
Melissa CapriglioneBy Melissa Capriglione
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$2,385
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, December 16 2018 5:51 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Falconhyrste is a supernatural boarding-school LGBT+ webcomic about a boy who accidentally awakens a demon! While navigating through their new school life, Cei, Mira, Yumi, Kasper, and Octavia learn about finding friendship, meaning, and themselves.

Falconhyrste is currently an on-going webcomic with nearly 200 pages updated over three and a half years. The story is suitable for young adults and up. Our goal is to print physical copies of issue four and share our story. Help us make it a reality by backing our Kickstarter! 

Follow Cei, our blue-haired protagonist, as he begins his first year at Falconhyrste, a boarding school tucked away on a mysterious island. Cei desperately wants to make friends, but instead runs into two obnoxious bullies named Yumi and Kasper who chase him into the strange forbidden woods surrounding the school. Inside, he finds something... or someone... that will change his life forever.  

 Cei just wants to make normal friends at his new school. But in his first week he accidentally awakens a pink-haired demon, has run-ins with bullies, is targeted by the relentless school journalist, and then the demon joins his class and introduces herself as Mira.

The Student Council controls more than just the day to day at Falconhyrste, and they seem to be the piece connecting all the strange goings-on at the school. In this issue, Student Council President Gaia Fox tries to flex her power over Principal Astrid, and hatches a plan that will help her gain the power she needs to achieve her mysterious goal.

Meanwhile, Cei tries to continue his normal class schedule while trying to ignore the zealous school journalist, Octavia. In her attempt to explore the newspaper-worthy aspects of the greenhouse, however, Octavia finds herself lost among the plants and winds up in trouble with the Student Council.

This issue also features LGBT+ relationships and crushes!

 Whether you're continuing your collection, or catching up on Falconhyrste, we've got options for you! There's also opportunities to grab special Kickstarter-exclusive deals!

Digital PDFs

The digital issue reward includes a PDF of issues one through four. It includes the cover, and credit page, as well as extra chapter covers by Clara W. that won't be in the print issues!

The digital sketchbook contains 20 pages of various Falconhyrste sketches from both Melissa and Clara. 

The Book

A physical copy of issue four is 8x10.5", full-color, and includes 28 pages. 

Issues one through three are the same specs. 

Exclusive Prints

Two prints will be available through the campaign- an early-bird exclusive print, and a print that comes with the $30+ tiers. 

Buttons

These buttons will be available in the the Student Council Representative and President tiers. The fifth Octavia button is also available to both Demon tiers.

Stickers

Stickers are printed on matte vinyl (indoor use only). Student Council tiers receive 3 stickers, while Demon tiers receive 5. An extra sticker is added on to the Early Bird Junior tier. We also have two guest art stickers! Yumi is done by @Yokiter and Kasper is done by @renbuns!

Plushes

The Demon tiers come with an extra hand-made plush! There are four characters available and those who choose this tier can fill out their choice in the backer survey. The characters available are: Cei, Mira, Yumi, and Kasper. Plushes will be roughly 7.5 x 7.5 x 3" and made with anti-pill fleece. 

Icon Commissions

Available in the Demon tiers! These custom portrait icons are done by Melissa Capriglione and can be used on social media. Pride flag backgrounds and Falconhyrste uniforms are available upon request. You can commission a portrait of yourself, a friend, an original character, or even a Falconhyrste character! Options can be specified in the backer survey.

 (Top right: @arledgecomics, bottom left: @hallopino)

Your Name in the Book

And of course, the reward that all of our backers get! The inside cover of the issue will be dedicated to everyone who helped us fund. Thank you!

 **NEW REWARDS ADDED**

Commission Tiers Are Now Available!

Commissions are available with the Freshman pack, Junior Pack, and Demon Pack.

 Cameo Appearance 

The Demon+ Tier also includes a three-page background cameo! If you select this tier, you can choose to have yourself, a friend, or an OC in the background of these panels:

Funding from this project go towards printing, production of rewards, and shipping. The pages and files are completed so they're ready to send to the printer as soon as the campaign ends!

We have more rewards available to our backers if we fund!

-UNLOCKED- Mini Comic Book!

At $600, we will print a mini comic book featuring two short stories from both creators of Falconhyrste. The story by Melissa Capriglione will be a five-page Halloween short, and Clara will draw a 6-7 page noir murder mystery with Detective Mira and will be added onto all physical orders.

 -UNLOCKED- Double-Sided Demon Mira Acrylic Charms!

Printed on clear acrylic and roughly 2". These will be awarded to our backers who have pledged $30+.

We will have more stretch goals announced once we hit our first stretch goal!

All files are ready to go to the printer! We will be working with Comix Wellspring (division of Greko Printing). Our previous print run was with this printing company, and we received great customer support and high quality prints. Each physical reward will be ready for shipping by February of 2019. Digital rewards will be distributed at the end of a successful campaign.

We're glad to be able to share our story with you! If you enjoy what you see, we look forward to your support! You're welcome to read our entire story so far on our website as well.

Credits:

Falconhyrste is created by Melissa Capriglione (@mcapriglioneart) and Clara W. (@tenthousandbeez). Read the webcomic here

Cover Artist: Melissa Capriglione

Writers: Melissa Capriglione and Clara W.

Penciller, Letterer: Clara W.

Inker, Colorist, Painter: Melissa Capriglione

Music in video by Clara W. 

Print/sticker artist: Melissa Capriglione

Guest Stickers: @Yokiter and @Renbuns

Special thanks to all our friends, fans, and supporters for helping us create this Kickstarter! 

Risks and challenges

This is our first Kickstarter campaign, but if funded, we will take every step to be professional and keep backers informed of developments or delays. All pages are complete and ready to send to our trusted printers.

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