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The series where magic is an accepted part of everyday life is back! We have a collection of new shorts AND we're reprinting VOLUME 1!
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NEWS!

YOU'VE UNLOCKED ALL STRETCH GOALS! Thanks to you, it's also time to send DESTINY, NY VOLUME 1 back to print. We're adding two new exclusive variant covers for VOLUME 1 to this Kickstarter.

If you already selected a reward with DESTINY, NY VOLUME 1, you will be asked to pick which cover you'd like! 

Look at the rewards below marked with BLUE to see the new DESTINY, NY VOLUME 1 REPRINT variant editions! 

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 Destiny, NY is back... and this time, we're doing a collection of short stories!

The standard cover by brilliant artist Jenn St-Onge
The standard cover by brilliant artist Jenn St-Onge

My name is Pat Shand, and I'm here to bring you a very special Destiny, NY book. After the successful Kickstarter campaigns of Destiny, NY Volume One, Volume Two, and Volume Three, I'm bringing the series back for a collection of short stories that explore the characters deeper and closer than ever before.

This is the perfect time to jump into the fantastical world of Destiny, NY if you haven't yet! 

Destiny, NY is the love story of former prophecy girl Logan McBride and Lilith Aberdine, the last surviving daughter of a mystical crime family. Each volume follows their lives and the lives of their friends as they attempt to live life to the fullest in a world where magic is a real and accepted part of every day life.

Destiny, NY: Short Stories will be a 100+ page graphic novel. It collects 10 short stories focusing on Logan, Lilith, and the supporting characters of Destiny, NY. Each story is written by me with an amazing guest artist. Some of these stories are slice-of-life romances, others are magical dramas; some are holiday specials, and some are straight up comedy. 

This is a GREAT place to start with Destiny, NY if you've never read the books before! 

Each of these stories stand alone, creating a satisfying read that will let you get to know the characters more intimately than ever before.

Here's a glimpse at a few of the stories collected in this volume:

VOWS: Logan and Lilith share a romantic night away from home when Augusten and Andre invite them to their vow renewal ceremony. Art by Chiara Colasanti. 

 SUMMER SOLSTICE: Logan moves in with Lilith, but her cat Brody goes on a journey of his own. Artwork by Rachel Dukes. 

ALL HALLOW'S EVE: Augusten goes to a Halloween Party with Andre to try to add some fun to their marriage, but an encounter with a fortune teller leaves him questioning everything. Art by Iolanda Zanfardino.

DREAM WITHIN A DREAM: In this Edgar Allan Poe inspired story, Logan dreams of Lilith and what their future may hold. Art by Ryan Best. 

BEAUTY IN DEATH: Destiny University's ill-fated "goth pixie" Meadow Katz gets a lesson in necromancy when her teacher tasks her with some spooky extra credit. Art by Moy R.

 NEW RULES: Lilith is surprised to learn about Logan's OCD-fueled nighttime rituals. Art by Ryan Best. 

We also have incredible stories illustrated by some of the most talented artists in comics, including CAROLA BORELLI, ELISA DI VIRGILIO, LIANA KANGAS, and JOEL OJEDA. Stay tuned to our backer updates for glimpses of all those.

And who knows... maybe we have some bonus tales lurking in our STRETCH GOALS!

We're done! All of these stories have been completed in advance, and the book only has to be sent to print now. If we end up unlocking stretch goals and adding to the book, these additions will only take one more month to produce. This has been accounted for in the delivery schedule. Because everything is done, this is a zero risk campaign!

We've been so excited for this one... and I am beyond proud to reveal our LINDA SEJIC VARIANT COVER!

Linda Sejic is the artist behind amazing books such as Swing, Blood Stain, Wildfire, and more. We couldn't be more honored that she brought her distinct and beautiful style to Destiny, NY to create this gorgeous image of Logan and Lilith.

Destiny, NY is an ongoing series, so we Kickstart at least one volume per year. So far, we have three volumes and one spinoff, which focuses on former gangster/current barista Trinity: Gangster Ass Barista. All of these are available to order through this campaign if you want to catch up and get the whole story! 

Keep reading to check out our amazing rewards, including:

  •  the graphic novel itself 
  • custom artwork commissions 
  • the chance to get drawn into the book 
  • enamel pin
  • signed bookplate
  • prints
  • and more!

**In this level, you can pick between the standard cover, the Elisa Romboli variant, or the Rosi Kämpe variant for Destiny, NY Volume 1. We'll ask you when we send our backer surveys!** 

 **In this level, you can pick between the standard cover, the Elisa Romboli variant, or the Rosi Kämpe variant for Destiny, NY Volume 1. We'll ask you when we send our backer surveys!** 

We also offer many items as add-ons, if you'd like to manually adjust your reward level! In addition to all of the individual items from the campaign, we have all of the previous DESTINY, NY books available as add-ons, as well as all of the other books that I've funded on Kickstarter. This way, if you want to get a higher level reward but missed out on the earlier books, just add these on!

If you have any questions or would like to add any of these items onto other pledge levels, please feel free to message me. 

Or, you can also add on any of the previous books that I've Kickstarted! Here's a list of those -- and listen, if Destiny, NY looks good to you, we promise you'll love the rest.

  •  Gangster Ass Barista: Destiny, NY spinoff!A comedic, coffee-fueled crime thriller about a former gangster who is trying to make ends meet with a day job at a New York City cafe... but soon, a life of crime threatens to pull her back in! 
  •  Prison Witch: A mystical thriller about the magic that happens behind bars at a women's prison. 
  •  Afterglow: A post-apocalyptic epic about a girl and her giant, radioactive cat. 
  •  Spooky Girls: A full-color, graphic novel made up of 4 new monster comics: Jenny the Werecat, Vicky Slime, Punk Teen Demon Queen, & Tarantula Twins.
  •  Modern Dread: A horror anthology about modern anxieties.  
  •  Clonsters: A young Earth Nugget attempts to find her lost Splat in this all-ages adventure about monsters made out of clay. All-ages.
  •  Clonsters: Space Nuggets: The story continues in this hilarious sequel where monsters meet aliens.

(The art used in the stretch goals is not final and is from previous stories. We will begin creating these stories only when these stretch goals are unlocked!)


MUSIC CREDIT: "Who Am I" by Text Me Records, used under fair use laws.

Risks and challenges

Between this and the projects I've funded over at our collaborative Space Between company page, this is my 13th Kickstarter campaign. We have a well-oiled system and are happy to announce that the book is already done! In a creative endeavor of this size, a possible challenge could be delays in printing considering we work with a third-party. However, any time that has happened in the past has been minor -- we have successfully Kickstarted multiple projects before as creators AND as a team, which has given us the utmost confidence that we'll meet and exceed your expectations. When hiccups are hit, we send updates. When we receive our shipment, we get them our to backers immediately without delay. I mean, why would we want to hold onto the books when we're so eager for YOU to read them?

One thing that we can't control is customs charges. We pay more for international shipping than we charge, but some countries will charge an extra customs fee based on the prices of the items included. Our advice there would just be to be aware of that!

Our backers deserve the absolute best, and we promise to deliver the highest quality, the best communication, and all questions answered within 24 hours or less -- ALWAYS!

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    **NEW** Both Volume 1 REPRINT covers!

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    Digital Catch-Up Tier!

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    The DESTINY, NY Library

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    The DESTINY, NY Expanded Library

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    **NEW** GET EVERYTHING - Deluxe

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