Unbound is a D&D 5e campaign that began in March 2016 and is still going strong. Dozens of comic pages have been drawn to illustrate our favoured scenes, freely available on my Twitter and Tumblr. After I realised I had a few hundred pages, I began the task of cleaning up all the pages and collecting them in book form, released as Unbound: Volumes 1 and 2. Now, volume 3 is ready for print!
Volume 3 covers Sagas 5 and 6: Fires of Revolution and Beyond the Veil. It's nearly 200 pages in total, including over 120 pages of comics, in a horizontal 9" x 6" format perfect bound paperback. Between the comics are text and other bonus illustrations to tie the scenes together, and it's all appended by glossaries of NPC and lore info. The funds of this campaign will be used to get a small run of Volume 3 books printed, plus a few reprints of 1 and 2.
Volume 3 includes all the comics made during during the sagas' run from December 2017 to November 2018, plus 40 new pages made just for the book! All have been cleaned and toned, and there's an exclusive 5 page scene of bard to bard combat.
If you missed out on the previous volumes, you can get them in addition to Volume 3!
I'm Crowbar, a full-time artist, and I play Ryybyn, a genderqueer bard who had their singing voice stolen. All the content in the book is drawn and written by me, adapted from our sessions. The others players are Dan, Nicki, and Cannon, who play Alison, Gwen, and Flynn respectively.
Because of tight deadlines, the books you pledge for are the books you get - i.e. you can't use the Catch Up tier to get two copies of Vol 3 or just Vols 1 & 2. The only exceptions are the Con Pickup and Commission tiers.
Digital - Get PDFs of all three Unbound volumes for one low price! These are also included in every other reward tier.
The Book - Get Unbound: Volume 3 shipped to you anywhere in the world! Also comes with a silly thank you doodle of a random Unbound character.
CON PICKUP - If you're attending Hal-con this year, you can opt to pick up your books in person from my table at the convention. Additional books (any volume) can be added for an extra $25 each on your pledge. If you miss the convention, you will be responsible for alternative pickup/shipping and any extra costs.
- Dartmouth Comics Arts Festival: August 18th, 2019, at the Alderney Landing Ferry Terminal in Dartmouth, NS.
- Hal-con: October 25-27, 2019, at the Halifax Convention Centre in Halifax, NS.
Catch Up - Volumes 2 and 3, in case you already have volume 1!
The Collection - Get the entire set!
All commission tiers come with one physical copy of Volume 3, a thank you doodle, and all the digital PDFs. Additional books (any volume) can be added for an extra $25 each on your pledge (after shipping costs). Commissions are subject to the terms outlined here.
Marker - Get a traditional ink & marker commission done in warm & cool greys. 8"x5.5", single character, bust or waist-up, no background. It will be shipped to you with your book(s).
Icon - A digital, lined-painterly portrait commission. 2160x2160 pixel dimensions, single character. Digital delivery.
Painted - A digital painterly commission. Max 4500x3000 pixels, single character, simple background. Digital delivery.
The goal is to get the books printed and in my hands by the end of July and shipped out mid-late August. The PDFs will be sent out around the same time as shipping begins.
Digital commissions will be spaced out in the months following the completion of the book.
Risks and challenges
This is my first kickstarter and I've kept the scope small to reflect that. I've already had Volumes 1 and 2 published on my own dime without a hitch from the printer and don't expect 3 to cause any concerns. However, if any unforeseen consequences do happen, I will keep everyone informed.
Rewards will be shipped through Canada Post without tracking. I've yet to have a parcel go missing, but do keep this in mind if it's a concern for you.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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