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A graphic novel about pink elephants and weirdness.
THANK YOU to everyone who backed this project.Miss the campaign? Sign up at our website and we will let you know when printed editions are available, and when we create future volumes.
A graphic novel about pink elephants and weirdness. THANK YOU to everyone who backed this project.Miss the campaign? Sign up at our website and we will let you know when printed editions are available, and when we create future volumes.
86 backers pledged AU$ 6,431 to help bring this project to life.

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Phantales


What if your creative impulses were being fostered by beings from beyond your comprehension? 

What if art, and the addictions it all-too often accompanies, was the product of extra-dimensional beings who farmed human thought?

What if you learned this from your only friend, who was an enormous pink elephant in a trench coat? 

What if he offered you a job, and also zombies were there?

Phantales is what. 

Phantales is a 140 page, full-colour softcover book, collecting the first five issues of a new comic series created by two human beings in Melbourne, Australia. This Kickstarter aims to fund an initial print run, so that the ideas therein can assume corporeal form.

Phantales is about the ruinous spiral of addiction and the endless ascent of artistic creation in a tale that spans time, space, reality and genre. 

This first book, much like an explanation point placed erroneously at the start of a sentence, gets things started in head-stomping, Elvis-chasing, art gallery-attending fashion.

Try it out - download a PDF preview issue at Phantales.com

Our heroes

Frank is a big pink elephant person. He enjoys his work. He's currently on the trail of a missing person, and is helping out Mouse, who has woken up in a bit of a bad way - bandaged, with a foggy memory and general feeling that stuff has gone pear shaped.

The creators

Phantales is illustrated by Ry Wilkin and written by Stefan Delatovic. The characters have been rattling around in Ry's head for a decade. They've since set up shop in Stefan's as well.

Ry is an illustrator and animator of renown. Here's proof.

Stefan ... also exists. (Footage not found.)

Risks and challenges

If we achieve our funding goal, we are in a good position. The book has been fully written, illustrated and coloured. Once the campaign is successful, we can send to the printer post haste.
Realistically, the risks are that we receive a high number of orders and that slows down shipping and processing, but that won't threaten the product.
Also, there's a risk that someone who buys the Dungeons and Dragons reward lures Stefan into a trap.

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    Good vibes

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    Digital copy of the book

    Hi there DigiBoi - get a digital copy of Phantales for your backlit reading pleasure.

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    Physical copy of the book

    Preorder your paperback copy of Phantales! A physical object, complete with page-flipping action.
    Also includes a digital copy.

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    True Phan Copy

    Get a copy of the printed book, and have your name included in the thank you page, achieving a form of limited immortality.

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    2-for-1 Megadeal

    You know who makes friends? Someone who gives a copy of Phantales to a person they love.
    Save money and get two physical copies.

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    One-of-a-kind character sketch

    Receive a one-of-a-kind, hand-drawn piece of original art from Phantales artist Ry, featuring Frank or Mouse from Phantales!, packaged with your printed copy of the book.
    Brag to your friends. Gloat to your enemies.

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    • Digital PDF version of Phantales
    • Printed paperback version of Phantales
    • Your name included in the thank you page
    • Unique, hand-drawn, A4 sketch
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    Dungeons and Dragons and Phantales

    Get your printed copy of Phantales hand-delivered by writer Stefan when he comes to run you through a custom game of Dungeons and Dragons!
    He will bring dice, character sheets and ideas. You bring enthusiasm and maybe snacks. We can do it at yours or find a game store.
    (Available in Melbourne only, because of how time and space work.)

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    • Digital PDF version of Phantales
    • Printed paperback version of Phantales
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    BONUS ROUND: Character sketch

    By popular demand, let's see if we can make Ry's art arm explode!
    We've sold out of our ten one-of-a-kind character sketches, and we're excited to have hit our goal, so we're making some more available! I, the writer Stefan, am more than happy for Ry to provide this service.

    Receive a one-of-a-kind, hand-drawn piece of original art from Phantales artist Ry, featuring Frank or Mouse from Phantales!, packaged with your printed copy of the book.
    Brag to your friends. Gloat to your enemies.

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    • Digital PDF version of Phantales
    • Printed paperback version of Phantales
    • Your name included in the thank you page
    • Unique, hand-drawn, A4 sketch
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    Ultimate MegaThing

    All the things! Receive the previous rewards as described: digital and printed copies of the book, a piece of original arts and a night of Dungeons and Dragons. Also, in all likelihood, significant happiness.

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    • Printed paperback version of Phantales
    • Your name included in the thank you page
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    The JT Good Chat Pledge

    An evening out at one of the finest whiskey bars Melbourne has to offer with Stefan and Ry (keeping the tab under $1500) Ry will even read the comic to you.

    Includes:
    • Digital PDF version of Phantales
    • Unique, hand-drawn, A4 sketch
    • Your name included in the thank you page
    • Digital copy of the book
    • An evening out with Stefan and Ry drinking whiskey.
    • Original A4 pencil artwork from the series storyboards signed
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Funding period

- (30 days)