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LEGEND OF THE ZTARR VOL.1 GRAPHIC NOVEL
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!
$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
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Legend of the Ztarr is headed toward a planned ending, which could take 5-10 volumes to reach.
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