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Sarah and the Seed, Our Bloodstained Roof, and Nothing is Forgotten bound together in a beautiful book.

(shipping chart is at the bottom of the page)
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UPDATE!!! STRETCH GOAL : UNLOCKABLE CONTENT
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**** UNLOCKED!! The prints will now be 5x7 !!! ****
If we get to $25,000, the set of three prints will get a bump up in size, from 4"x6" to 5"x7" (plus a 1/4" white border around the edges)

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**** UNLOCKED!! A brand new story exclusive to the book !!! ****

The story is 21 pages, and wordless (except for a sound effect here and there). Here is a preview of the first SIX pages.

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I'm Ryan Andrews and I want to publish a collection of my short stories into the best looking book I can. Reading comics online (and for free!) is fun, but I think comics are meant to be read in a real deal book. You know, something you can curl up with on the couch and get lost in. I want to give you a book that will last you a long time, and look beautiful in your collection。

The book will hold three of my short stories (and one little 2 page short comic based on a Japanese song), all of which are available in full on my website. 

In the Eisner Award nominated, Sarah and the Seed, an elderly couple are surprised to find themselves the proud parents of a rather large and mysterious seed. (54 pages)

In Our Bloodstained Roof, a flock of geese fall out of the sky, staining a family's roof red with blood. (28 pages)

Nothing is Forgotten is a story with no words that tells the tale of a young boy dealing with the loss of his father. What awaits him in the forest near his home? (88 pages)

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So, what does the book look like?

Let's see the rewards!

$8 :: A set of three 4x6 prints (now upgraded to 5x7!)

$28 ::
The SOFTCOVER book, signed

$33 ::
The SOFTCOVER book, signed +
a set of three 5x7 prints

$40 ::
The SOFTCOVER book, signed +
a SKETCH in the book of one of the short stories of your choice

$45 ::
The SOFTCOVER book, signed +
a SKETCH in the book of one of the short stories of your choice +
a set of three 5x7 prints

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$55 ::
The HARDCOVER book, signed
(add $5 to also get the set of three 5x7 prints)

$65 ::
The HARDCOVER book, signed +
a SKETCH in the book of one of the short stories of your choice
(add $5 to also get the set of three 5x7 prints)

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$75 ::
An original panel from Nothing is Forgotten +
The SOFTCOVER book, signed +
a SKETCH in the book of one of the short stories of your choice
***To upgrade to the HARDCOVER, select this reward, but make your pledge $90***(add $5 to also get the set of three 5x7 prints)

***Unfortunately I have no good way of keeping track of who gets which panel, so I selected the best (in my opinion) 40 panels from the story to be given at random to those who choose this reward. Each panel is about 4.5" X 4.5", and inked on bristol board.***

Click here to get an idea of some of the panels that are available (not all are pictured) and what they look like without the watercolor wash on them

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$110 ::
An original page from Our Bloodstained Roof +
The SOFTCOVER book, signed +
a SKETCH in the book of one of the short stories of your choice
***To upgrade to the HARDCOVER, select this reward, but make your pledge $125.00***(add $5 to also get the set of three 5x7 prints)

***With no good way of keeping track of who gets which page, the pages will be given at random to those who choose this reward. Each page is drawn at about 6.5 X 10", and inked on copy paper***

Click here to see what pages from Our Bloodstained Roof are available

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:: NEW REWARD ::

$135
An original inked page from the first 5 pages of The Tunnel +
The SOFTCOVER book, signed +
a SKETCH in the book of one of the short stories of your choice
***To upgrade to the HARDCOVER, select this reward, but make your pledge $150.00***(add $5 to also get the set of three 5x7 prints)

***The page will be chosen at random by me. They are 8.5" x 12", inked on bristol board***

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$600 ::
The original artwork for the Sarah and the Seed or Nothing is Forgotten print +
The softcover OR hardcover book, signed and sketched in +
Set of three prints

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Breakdown of the new $30,000 goal:

I need about $14,000 dollars for the first print run. This will allow me to print 2,000 softcover, and 550 hardcover copies.

Shipping books all over the world from Japan is expensive! I need about $7,000 - $8,000 to cover the cost of shipping.

Kickstarter fees (5%) and Amazon fees (3-5%) will take about $2,500 off the top.

I'll have to pay taxes on all of this, and can only use the cost of a book as a tax write off once I've sold it. I'm factoring for about $4,000 owed in taxes.

That means that after all the work is done, I will have have about $1,500 left over. That will serve as a little buffer just incase there are extra expenses that I'm not accounting for.

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***SHIPPING INFORMATION for rewards of $28 and up!***

Because I am shipping via SAL from Japan, the cost is a little bit different than most Kickstarters.

Please check to see if your country is on one of these lists. If it is not, please add $10 USD to your pledge to cover shipping. 

Zone 1 and 2 countries, shipping is already included in the pledge amount (about $8)

Zone 3 countries, please add $2 USD to cover shipping.

Thank you so much for looking at my Kickstarter page! If you wish you could support, but don't have the money right now (we've all been there!), you can show your support by sharing this on Facebook or Twitter with your friends. Even that would help a lot!

FAQ

  • For those of you who live in Japan, just subtract 4 dollars from the item you want. You can choose NONE as your reward. When the campaign is over, you'll get a little questionnaire to fill out. On that questionnaire write down the reward you purchased in the comments section (although I'll probably be able to figure it out even if you forget, so don't worry) I apologize if that's kinda a pain in the butt, but there's not really another way to do it.

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  • The song is called Kaze to Mado to Yuuhi, which means The Wind, the Window, and the Evening Sun. It's by my good friends Maika and Mirai, who are Baobab ( http://news.baobab-8.com/ ). I'm not sure how to buy their album from outside of Japan, but I'll check :)

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  • I wish I could say yes, but it's going to be difficult enough to keep track of who gets what as it is. However, with the $40 reward, you DO get to choose from one of three sketches: Nothing is Forgotten, Our Bloodstained Roof, or Sarah and the Seed.

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  • Ordering more books makes the shipping go up quite a bit, so I can't really give a discount, but I will include an extra set of the three 4x6 prints for free with every extra book you order. Just add $28 to your pledge for each extra book (and include a comment with your pledge letting me know that's what it is for)

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  • If upgrading to this reward, please change the pledge amount, AND the reward, since these are limited to 500.

    $55 : The signed hardcover
    $65 : The signed hardcover, with a SKETCH on the title page
    add $5 for the print set

    However, if you are getting one of the higher pledge rewards (the Nothing if Forgotten panel and up), please just add $15.00 to your reward. That will give you the signed, and sketched in hardcover copy of the book. I apologize if it's kind of confusing.

    Shipping is included, but if you live in South America, or Africa, please add $2.

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  • That's tough to answer because every parent has a different standard for what is ok for their kids. There's no sex or violence in the stories, but there IS a LOT of blood in Our Bloodstained Roof, and some swearing. There's also some stuff that might scare kids? Maybe Junior High and up? But don't quote me on that :)

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