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$2,840
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64
backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, October 10 2018 11:00 AM UTC +00:00

About

THE GRAPHIC NOVEL

GRAPHIC NOVEL
GRAPHIC NOVEL

The idea for Amber and the Hidden City came from my readers. Whenever I did a book signing, parents would always ask what I had for younger readers. The answer was always, 'I'm working on it.' It wasn't until my wife, a former third grade teacher turned ESOL  teacher told me, 'you should really write something for younger readers. The reality is that while many children of African descent enjoy books such as Harry Potter and Percy Jackson, they and their parents desire such books that display them as main characters as well. Which is why I wrote Amber and the Hidden City.

Amber's story is a delightful tale that also incorporated aspects of African Diaspora and African culture and the relationships between them. Since releasing the novel in 2011, it has become my best selling book. The purpose of the Amber and the Hidden City graphic novel Kickstarter is to raise funds to produce and print the graphic novel based on the popular middle grade novel and expose it to an audience that prefers illustrated adventures. We're partnering with Peter Daniel and Pedastudio in Lagos, Nigeria to make sure Amber's story reaches a wide and diverse audience. With out combined international network which includes the State of Black Science Fiction group (16,000+ members), we feel confident we can raise the funds to make this wonderful project a reality.

 THE NOVEL

Amber and the hidden city novel.
Amber and the hidden city novel.

Risks and challenges

Every project like this brings its challenges and rewards. Our biggest risk is not raising the funds to produce the graphic novel. As far as fulfillment is concerned, both myself and Pedastudio have run successful Kickstarter campaigns and done well with providing our supporters with the promised materials. Pedastudio has excellent experience in creating graphic novels which assure a quality product and timely turnaround.

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    You're on the team! You receive our heartfelt thanks and your name listed in the graphic novel as a supporter

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    As a Beachcomber, you'll be listed as a supporter and receive the Amber and the Hidden City poster!

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    Companion

    As Amber's companion, you'll receive a digital copy of the Amber and the Hidden City graphic novel and the previous perks!

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    Family

    As a member of Amber's Family, you'll receive a physical copy of the Amber and the Hidden City graphic novel and the previous perks.

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    Elders

    At the Elders level you'll receive a physical copy of the graphic novel and a hardcover of the Amber and the Hidden Cit novel signed by the author, Milton Davis

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    Ancestors

    At the Ancestor level you receive in addition to the previous rewards, the Amber and the Hidden City t-shirt.

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Funding period

- (30 days)