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Falconhyrste: Volume 1

A supernatural LGBT+ comic about a boy who accidentally befriends a demon while attending a strange new school!

Falconhyrste: Volume 1

A supernatural LGBT+ comic about a boy who accidentally befriends a demon while attending a strange new school!

$4,005
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About

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 "Falconhyrste" is a young adult LGBT+ fantasy comic that deals with magic, friendship, and the dangers of authority. The Falconhyrste boarding school is a normal school where teens go to learn about math, history, language, and science. But there's a lot more secrets that the school is hiding...

Cei, our blue-haired protagonist is a shy, nerdy kid looking for friends when he arrives for his freshman year at the Falconhyrste boarding school. When two bullies chase him into the woods, he discovers something unexpected.  

Before Cei can figure out how to handle accidentally befriending a forest-dwelling demon named Mira, he’s dragged into a world of conspiracies and journalism by the relentless Octavia, who is investigating the Student Council.

However, they soon find out that they might be in over their heads with the mysteries and magic surrounding the Falconhyrste School and the enigmatic leaders of the Student Council. To find out what happens next, back the Kickstarter for Falconhyrste: Volume 1! 

The book will also feature six pages lined by Clara W. and colored by Melissa Capriglione.

This book contains the first 168 pages consisting of half of the first arc of the webcomic, with chapter illustrations by Clara W. All pages will be remastered and relettered to be immortalized in the book.

The comic is appropriate for young adult audiences who enjoy fantasy, magic, and supernatural mystery. Every character is LGBT+: Cei is trans, Mira goes by she/they pronouns, Yumi is a lesbian who has a crush on another girl, and Kasper is gay.

                      "It's like Harry Potter, except gay."

 -The Comic Book Yeti

We have also remastered every page to make the style more consistent and add better coloring. There are minor changes to the dialogue, though it does not affect the story at all. You can read the webcomic at falconhyrste.com.

 About Us

We (Melissa and Clara) have been creating Falconhyrste for over five years, and while it was a learning process with lots of do-overs, we have accrued enough pages to print a large volume! We wanted to create a story for those who want to read stories about LGBT+ people doing magic and being happy. Our goal is to create a colorful story that people can escape to and relate to. If you back this Kickstarter, we sincerely hope that you enjoy our story! 💖 

The book is 8 x 10.5" and 180 full-color pages. It includes a cover done by Melissa Capriglione, pages 1 to 168 of the comic, and full chapter illustrations by Clara W. There will also be extra pages in the back containing concept art, sketches, and extra art. 

 We have three guest prints by our wonderful guest artists: Adeline Kon, Céli Godfried, and Stephanie Mided. All three are 5x7". Stickers are by Marsh Kaleido.

 The lanyard set comes with two 2" single-sided clear acrylic charms and a Falconhyrste lanyard. 

The sticker sheet reward includes six stickers. The Yumi and Kasper designs are done by Marsh Kaleido.

Cameos

The cameos will be included in crowd scenes and classroom scenes and offered at the $250 reward level. The cameo can be you, an original character, or a RPG character! Have your character immortalized in a book! 

Commissions

Melissa is also offering full-body commissions as a reward, which also includes the book! The commission can be any character or person you want, but the commission must be SFW. 

Examples:

(Note: the commissions don't have to be Pride themed but you can request it if you'd like!)

 (CLEARED) $3500 Stretch Goal: holographic print upgrade

$4500 Stretch Goal: tassel bookmarks with every physical order

 Most of the funding will go towards printing and shipping the books. The rest will go to fees, paying our guest artists, and creating the extras (prints, charms, stickers, etc). A 5% buffer will also allow us to anticipate any changes in shipping prices, or paying customs fees.

Credits:

Falconhyrste is created by Melissa Capriglione and Clara W.

Cover art by Melissa Capriglione

Layout, inks, colors, and painting by Melissa Capriglione

Chapter illustrations, sketches, and letters by Clara W.

Logo by Sara Todd

Guest art by: Adeline Kon / Céli Godfried / Stephanie Mided

Guest Stickers by Marsh Kaleido

Special Thanks to Jordaan Arledge, Matt H. Taylor, Jank Hambrams, Mark Bell, and Julia Din for your encouragement, help, and support <3

Risks and challenges

This is our second Kickstarter and we learned to streamline production and fulfillment. We are using a printer we have worked with in the past and trust. About 90 pages still have to be remastered, and most need new lettering, but we plan on having all rewards shipped out by late January 2020. We will keep our backers updated regularly.

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