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Legend of the Ztarr, sword-and-sandals sci-fi manga epic, is kickstarting the volume one graphic novel print edition and full e-book.

LEGEND OF THE ZTARR VOL.1 GRAPHIC NOVEL

 
$15000 Goal:
- Sustain creator's income for 1 year.
- Fund print run of manga graphic novel.
- Cover costs of conversion to e-book for all major platforms.
 

Help launch the print edition of Legend of the Ztarr Volume 1, a beautiful ~200 page manga sized paperback! The sword-and-sandals sci-fi epic focuses on a young girl, Adora Ztarr, and her adventure to fight the zealous forces of The Emperor of the Known Universe. Adora uses science-based thinking on her journey to find one of the lost Alethian rings, and replace her father in a prophecy which foretold the Emperor's demise.

Smart young heroine! Science loving role models!

Legend of the Ztarr Vol. 1 Teaser Trailer:

Legend of the Ztarr features heroes who VALUE SCIENCE and fight against knowledge-hating true believers.

Readers who enjoy manga, fantasy, and space opera sci-fi will love Legend of the Ztarr AND be exposed to the basic principles of scientific skepticism--all while enjoying a fun and dramatic manga adventure! The story's themes focus on why it's important to be interested in knowledge seeking and knowing how to evaluate claims. Through our hero, Adora, we can begin to understand the value in being able to distinguish what is true from what we simply want to be true.

Enjoy a series that features secular humanist characters!

CREATING SKEPTICAL HEROES: SARA MAYHEW GUEST SPEAKS AT ESCHATON 2012:

INTERVIEW WITH SARA MAYHEW:

Creator of Legend of the Ztarr talks about how storytelling can promote a love of science and the importance of critical thinking.

Get original art and more!

$50 - 4x6 ink

$100 - 8x10 sketch

$200 - 11x17 marker colour

Each original artwork reward comes with a copy of the book, your name on the thank you page, and the exclusive bookmark.

The 4x6 drawing is cute and hand drawn on glossy paper.

The 8x10 sketch is cropped and ready for framing, with your choice of Jhed or Adora, beautifully detailed in pencil. 

 The newest art reward is a gorgeous large sized marker rendered colour drawing of Jhed and Adora.

Rewards offer copy of the printed book, a special bookmark, and ORIGINAL ART!

BIGGEST REWARDS! 

GET DRAWN INTO THE STORY ITSELF!

$250: Background Character

$1000: Named Background Character (Limited 5)

$5000: Steal the scene! Named character with dialogue who steals a dance from main characters! (Limited 1)

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

I write, illustrate, typeset, and basically do everything myself to create this book, so setbacks can occur in meeting deadlines if I don't have enough resources to focus completely on the series. As a freelancer, I often have had to put the series on hold to work on client projects. This is less likely to happen the more funds the campaign receives.

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    E-book edition and digital thank you! Receive DMR-free digital edition of Legend of the Ztarr Volume 1, with your name on the e-book's thank you page.

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    Legend of the Ztarr Vol.1 print edition, Adora Ztarr/Jhed Slayer bookmark, print edition thank you. Receive the Volume 1 graphic novel, a beautiful bookmark with main character Adora Ztarr and reverse side Jhed Slayer, and your name on the book's thank you page.

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    Digital Edition + Print Edition + Bookmark + Both Original Inks: Get the DMR-Free digital edition, print edition with bookmark, Adora Ztarr ink, and Jhed Slayer ink.

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    Legend of the Ztarr Vol.1 graphic novel, bookmark, print edition thank you, plus hand drawn 8x10 original pencil sketch of Adora Ztarr signed by series creator.

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    Portrait Commission! Get the book in digital and print edition, special bookmark, and 8x10 pencil sketch commission signed by the creator!

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    Legend of the Ztarr Vol.1 graphic novel, bookmark, print edition thank you, plus hand drawn 14x17 original marker colour of Adora Ztarr and Jhed Slayer signed by series creator.

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    YOU drawn as background character! Plus Legend of the Ztarr Vol.1 graphic novel, bookmark,and print edition thank you. Have yourself drawn into the actual comic as a background character!

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    HALL OF FAME! Get your own dedicated page in the book, hall of fame style, with your manga portrait and name as a Kickstarter Hall of Famer!

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    YOU as a named character! Have yourself drawn into the comic as a character referred to by name. Includes book and bookmark.

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    STEAL THE SCENE! Have yourself drawn into the comic in a special scene which ends with YOU stealing a dance from the main characters, Adora and Jhed. You'll say your name and cut in to dance with your choice of Adora or Jhed, breaking up their dance and ending the scene! Includes book and bookmark!

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