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Fire, blood & Vikings! Stories from a time when kingdoms were forged in battle & the old ways still survived.
Fire, blood & Vikings! Stories from a time when kingdoms were forged in battle & the old ways still survived.
Fire, blood & Vikings! Stories from a time when kingdoms were forged in battle & the old ways still survived.
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BLOOD SONGS. 

What I hope to be a potential multi volume anthology series of dark ages viking stories, if there's support and interest from folks like you! Set in a time when kingdoms were won and lost by the sword, when power was measured by how many men would fight and die for you. When the old gods were still followed, before the crusades brought the power of the church to all of Europe.

I've been slowly working on these stories on planes as I go to conventions, in airports during delayed flights and really, any downtime I get between my regular comics work over the last 2 years. It's finally time I tried to put them out into the world!

*This book does contain some language you will hear grownups use in the real world.*

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- International shipping is unfortunately very expensive. I tried many options to reduce cost, but wasn't able to reduce the shipping cost by much. Every year they seem to go up, despite oil currently being so cheap! The books are available worldwide, however, if you want one.

5 book packs. If you simply want a few copies of the book for stores etc, ( with signed/numbered bookplates ) I give the standard 40% discount. Regular hardcover and slipcase versions available. I can only ship them domestically in the US for now though. ( Because of shipping costs. ) 

U.S. shipping: ( On the Bloodpack 1 and above ) $15

Canadian shipping : $20

International shipping: $32

 

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

I've been part of 5 previous kickstarters on various accounts over 6 years. Learned everything that could possibly go wrong ( and right ) with them. How to do things the hard, and easy way.

Anyone who backed my last project, DAGON, or kickstarters in general knows the woes of shipping, especially international! I've taken steps to make sure I'm doing everything on this one myself, to eliminate shipping issues and retain all funding for shipping. I know the exact packages I'm shipping out and their costings. Shipping expenses always suck but I won't be caught short!

I have an amazing new printer lined up, based out of Chicago and I'm factoring in extra time in case printing gets delayed.

The book is complete and will be ready to send off immediately after the kickstarter concludes.

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    COMMEMORATIVE COIN

    An actual die struck, brass coin with silver plating 1.5" in diameter with "Blood Songs" written in runes made to celebrate the campaign.

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    PRINT PACK

    A 3 print pack of signed & embossed 8.5"x11" full colour art.

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    KISS MY AXE TSHIRT

    All shirts printed on American Apparel fine jersey tees. Male and Female cuts.
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    BLOOD SONGS- THE BOOK

    80 page 7.3"x11.5" hardcover book. Comes with a signed/numbered bookplate

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    BLOOD SONGS- THE BOOK SLIPCASE EDITION

    80 page 7.3"x11.5" hardcover book in a dedicated slipcase volume. Comes with a signed/numbered bookplate

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    BLOODPACK 1- REGULAR HC EDITION

    80 page 7.3"x11.5" hardcover book plus:

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    • 3 exclusive prints

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    BLOODPACK 2- REGULAR HC EDITION

    80 page 7.3"x11.5" hardcover book plus:

    • signed/numbered bookplate
    • 3 exclusive 8.5"x11" signed, embossed art prints
    • 5.5"x4.3" full colour magnet
    • 3"x2" sticker
    • 1.5"x1.5" button
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    BLOODPACK 1 SLIPCASE EDITION

    80 page 7.3"x11.5" hardcover book in slipcase plus:

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    BLOODPACK 2 SLIPCASE EDITION

    80 page 7.3"x11.5" hardcover book in slipcase plus:

    • signed/numbered bookplate
    • 3 exclusive 8.5"x11" signed, embossed art prints
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    • 3"x2" sticker
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    BLOOD SONGS REGULAR HC EDITION 5 PACK

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    BLOOD SONGS REGULAR HC ED 5 PACK US ONLY

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    BLOODPACK 3- REGULAR HC EDITION

    80 page 7.3"x11.5" hardcover book plus:

    • signed/numbered bookplate
    • 3 exclusive 8.5"x11" signed, embossed art prints
    • 5.5"x4.3" full colour magnet
    • 3"x2" sticker
    • 1.5"x1.5" button
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    BLOODPACK 3 SLIPCASE EDITION

    80 page 7.3"x11.5" hardcover book in slipcase plus:

    • signed/numbered bookplate
    • 3 exclusive 8.5"x11" signed, embossed art prints
    • 5.5"x4.3" full colour magnet
    • 3"x2" sticker
    • 1.5"x1.5" button
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    BLOODPACK 4

    80 page 7.3"x11.5" hardcover slipcase edition book plus:

    • 3 exclusive 8.5"x11" signed, embossed art prints
    • 5.5"x4.3" full colour magnet
    • 3"x2" sticker
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    • 1.5" commemorative coin
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    • Exclusive unique signed/ebmossed painted print

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    BLOODPACK 5

    80 page 7.3"x11.5" hardcover slipcase edition book plus:

    • signed/numbered bookplate
    • 3 exclusive 8.5"x11" signed, embossed art prints
    • 5.5"x4.3" full colour magnet
    • 3"x2" sticker
    • 1.5"x1.5" button
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    • Original painted sketch placed in the book

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    BLOODPACK 6

    80 page 7.3"x11.5" hardcover slipcase edition book plus:

    • signed/numbered bookplate
    • 3 exclusive 8.5"x11" signed, embossed art prints
    • 5.5"x4.3" full colour magnet
    • 3"x2" sticker
    • 1.5"x1.5" button
    • 1.5" commemorative coin
    • Exclusive Kiss My Axe Tshirt
    • Exclusive unique signed/embossed painted print
    • Original painted sketch placed in the book
    • Selected original page of painted comic art from the book.

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    BLOODPACK 7- ORIGINAL PAINTED SLIPCASE

    80 page 7.3"x11.5" hardcover slipcase edition book plus:

    • signed/numbered bookplate
    • 3 exclusive 8.5"x11" signed, embossed art prints
    • 5.5"x4.3" full colour magnet
    • 3"x2" sticker
    • 1.5"x1.5" button
    • 1.5" commemorative coin
    • Exclusive Kiss My Axe Tshirt
    • Exclusive unique signed/embossed painted print
    • Original painted sketch placed in the book.
    • Unique painted original art slipcase cover.

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    BLOODPACK 8- THE ULTIMATE EVERYTHING

    80 page 7.3"x11.5" hardcover slipcase edition book plus:

    • signed/numbered bookplate
    • 3 exclusive 8.5"x11" signed, embossed art prints
    • 5.5"x4.3" full colour magnet
    • 3"x2" sticker
    • 1.5"x1.5" button
    • 1.5" commemorative coin
    • Exclusive Kiss My Axe Tshirt
    • Exclusive unique signed/embossed painted print
    • Original painted sketch placed in the book.
    • Unique painted original art slipcase cover.
    • Selected original page of painted comic art from the book.

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