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Follow Sarah Faire into the dark as she searches for her missing friend on a Halloween night long ago.
Follow Sarah Faire into the dark as she searches for her missing friend on a Halloween night long ago.
271 backers pledged $16,880 to help bring this project to life.

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WHO IS SARAH FAIRE?
Sarah Faire and the House at the End of the World
is a fully illustrated hardcover children's book, written by Alex Giannini and with stunning art by Abigail Larson.

Originally published in 2012, Sarah Faire tells the story of a brave little girl who, on a Halloween night long ago, goes off into the dark in search of her missing friend.

Sarah Faire had a first print run of 500 copies. This printing was funded completely by the book's creators. While sales were slow early on, things started to pick up...a lot! Now, Abigail and I have COMPLETELY SOLD THROUGH that initial print run, and we are still getting requests from readers looking to buy a copy.

This, as you might imagine, is both incredibly gratifying and incredibly heartbreaking, as the answer lately has been, "I'm so sorry, no." Saying no to readers is pretty much the worst thing we can do.

WHY KICKSTARTER?
The point of this Kickstarter is to do a second printing of Sarah Faire and the House at the End of the World. There is no better feeling than handing off something you've created to a new reader. Abigail and I want to share the world of Sarah Faire with as many readers as possible!

Sarah Faire
is a 100% self-published labor of love that is now ready to reach a whole new readership.

Sarah Faire and Thomas the Bear
Sarah Faire and Thomas the Bear

 PREVIEW

The following are the first four pages of the book. As you'll see, every page features fully painted, gorgeous art by Abigail.

RECEPTION 
Even though our first printing was modest, Sarah Faire received some very nice praise from some very talented folks. 

Sarah Faire manages to achieve the tricky atmospheric balance of being both inviting and foreboding at the same time. It’s a feeling only childhood can inspire, and Giannini and Larson re-envision that age where nighttime and shadows held imaginary friends and foes alike.”
  --Jamie S. Rich, writer of Lady Killer, It Girl and the Atomics and Spell Checkers

"Alex Giannini’s story is nicely complimented by Abigail Larson’s appropriately Gothic illustrations; spiky and elegant, they remind me of the Beetlejuice cartoon I loved growing up. Indeed, this would have been a favourite book if I had had it as a child. Spooky, but not too scary to be read to children."
-- V.L. Craven, The Autodidact in the Attic

Sarah Faire and the House at the End of the World was named Runner-Up in the 2013 Halloween Book Festival.

REWARDS
Over the course of the book's life, we've been very lucky to meet some amazingly talented people as we go. The video at the top of this page, for example, was created by Austin Hillebrecht, an animator and filmmaker who stopped by Abigail's table at a convention.

A Snow White commission by Abigail.
A Snow White commission by Abigail.

Friends we've made along the way have been very generous, and we are so happy and proud to present the following rewards. 

An Annabel Lee commission by Abigail.
An Annabel Lee commission by Abigail.

In addition to original artwork by Abigail (and, really, who could pass that up??), we'll be offering hand-stitched Thomas the Bear dolls, made by Amber--or, as she's known on Etsy, Southern Gothica. Take a look at Amber's incredible work, below, which we are offering at the $100 level:

In addition to the mini Thomas, Amber will also create a FULL SIZE Thomas (at the $135 level) and a mini Thomas, mini Sarah combination (at the $200 level)! Check them out:

Another friend we've met is Chris Crowe, an up-and-coming sculptor who has accompanied Alex at various book signings. Chris will be offering hand-sculpted versions of Thomas the Bear at the $75 level:

Chris will also create busts of Sarah Faire herself for pledges at the $125 level!

 Additionally, at various levels, we're also throwing in copies of The Well-Dressed Man one-shot comic book prequel that tells the origin story of the villain from Sarah Faire. This was written by Alex, and features illustrations by Nick Palazzo.

Risks and challenges

Well, luckily, we've done this before, so we're hoping that there won't be many risks involved this time around. We took our book through all stages of production a few years ago, and we have the new print run already priced, with the same U.S.-based printer.

Additionally, all of the artists offering rewards have blocked out plenty of time in their schedules to get things out as soon as possible if we're fortunate enough to reach our goal.

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    A copy of Sarah Faire and the House at the End of the World.

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    A copy of Sarah Faire and the House at the End of the World, autographed by author Alex Giannini.
    PLUS: A copy of the single-issue origin comic book prequel to Sarah Faire, The Well-Dressed Man, written by Alex and with art by Nick Palazzo.

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    A copy of Sarah Faire and the House at the End of the World, autographed by author Alex Giannini and illustrator Abigail Larson.
    PLUS: A Kickstarter exclusive print by Abigail!
    PLUS: A copy of the single-issue origin comic book prequel to Sarah Faire, The Well-Dressed Man, written by Alex and with art by Nick Palazzo.

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    A RESIN STATUE of Thomas the Bear, sculpted by Chris Crowe!
    PLUS: a copy of Sarah Faire and the House at the End of the World, autographed by author Alex Giannini and illustrator Abigail Larson
    PLUS: A Kickstarter exclusive print by Abigail!
    PLUS: A copy of the single-issue origin comic book prequel to Sarah Faire, The Well-Dressed Man, written by Alex and with art by Nick Palazzo.

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    A HAND-STITCHED mini Thomas the Bear by Etsy's Southern Gothica!
    PLUS: A copy of Sarah Faire and the House at the End of the World, autographed by author Alex Giannini and illustrator Abigail Larson
    PLUS: A Kickstarter exclusive print by Abigail!
    PLUS: A copy of the single-issue origin comic book prequel to Sarah Faire, The Well-Dressed Man, written by Alex and with art by Nick Palazzo.

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    A RESIN BUST of Sarah Faire, sculpted by Chris Crowe!
    PLUS: A copy of Sarah Faire and the House at the End of the World, autographed by author Alex Giannini and illustrator Abigail Larson
    PLUS: A Kickstarter exclusive print by Abigail!
    PLUS: A copy of the single-issue origin comic book prequel to Sarah Faire, The Well-Dressed Man, written by Alex and with art by Nick Palazzo.

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    A HAND-STITCHED, FULL SIZE Thomas the Bear by Etsy's Southern Gothica! This is the big, "life-size" version of Thomas!
    PLUS: A copy of Sarah Faire and the House at the End of the World, autographed by author Alex Giannini and illustrator Abigail Larson
    PLUS: A Kickstarter exclusive print by Abigail!
    PLUS: A copy of the single-issue origin comic book prequel to Sarah Faire, The Well-Dressed Man, written by Alex and with art by Nick Palazzo.

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    A copy of Sarah Faire and the House at the End of the World, autographed by author Alex Giannini and illustrator Abigail Larson and with a HEAD SKETCH OF SARAH FAIRE, by Abigail.
    PLUS: A Kickstarter exclusive print by Abigail!

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    A copy of Sarah Faire and the House at the End of the World, autographed by author Alex Giannini and illustrator Abigail Larson and with a HEAD SKETCH OF THOMAS, by Abigail.
    PLUS: A Kickstarter exclusive print by Abigail!

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    A copy of Sarah Faire and the House at the End of the World, autographed by author Alex Giannini and illustrator Abigail Larson and with a HEAD SKETCH OF THE WELL-DRESSED MAN, by Abigail.
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    A HAND-STITCHED mini Thomas the Bear and a HAND-STITCHED Sarah Faire by Etsy's Southern Gothica! This is the FIRST TIME Sarah dolls have ever been offered!
    PLUS: A copy of Sarah Faire and the House at the End of the World, autographed by author Alex Giannini and illustrator Abigail Larson
    PLUS: A Kickstarter exclusive print by Abigail!
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    Here's your opportunity to commission Abigail Larson! At the $250 level, Abigail will create a black-and-white drawing of ONE character or person of your choosing! Ever wonder what Abby's take on Batman might look like? Or maybe Coraline? Here's your chance to find out!
    PLUS: A copy of Sarah Faire and the House at the End of the World, autographed by author Alex Giannini and illustrator Abigail Larson
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    Here's your opportunity to commission Abigail Larson! At the $500 level, Abigail will create a black-and-white drawing of TWO characters or people of your choosing! Ever wonder what Abby's take on Batman might look like? Or maybe Coraline? Here's your chance to find out!
    PLUS: A copy of Sarah Faire and the House at the End of the World, autographed by author Alex Giannini and illustrator Abigail Larson
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    Here's your opportunity to commission Abigail Larson! At the $1,000 level, Abigail will create a full-color painting of TWO characters or people of your choosing! Ever wonder what Abby's take on Batman might look like? Or maybe Coraline? Here's your chance to find out!
    PLUS: A copy of Sarah Faire and the House at the End of the World, autographed by author Alex Giannini and illustrator Abigail Larson
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