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The Art of RIA is a book full of beautiful creature-, character-, environment- and prop designs.
The Art of RIA is a book full of beautiful creature-, character-, environment- and prop designs.
The Art of RIA is a book full of beautiful creature-, character-, environment- and prop designs.
200 backers pledged €11,800 to help bring this project to life.

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The Art of Ria - A comprehensive Comic Artbook

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Panel from RIA Book II
Panel from RIA Book II

Hi! My name is Sten, I am the head of Atelier Kiecker and art director of RIA - The Lightclan Chronicles, a fantasy comic series about the fulfillment of inevitable fates in a withering world. Many talented artist are at my side and together we create this unique world of RIA.

RIA is produced like a classic animation film. Therefore many artists work on different aspects of the comic. We created an enormous archive of concept art where everything comes together.
Though it’s only half time (as part three of four is currently in production) so many creature- and character designs, as well as environment- and prop designs have piled up to make a great artbook!

Here is a link with sample pages of Ria Vol.2:

Link to some Sample Pages
Link to some Sample Pages
<···Concept········Cleanup·······Final Comic Page···>
<···Concept········Cleanup·······Final Comic Page···>
Comic Panel, Setdesign Concept, Book 2
Comic Panel, Setdesign Concept, Book 2
*3D and Photoshop Mock-Up
*3D and Photoshop Mock-Up

About the Artbook

The goal of this project is to pack those fantastic but yet unseen artworks into a wonderful printed 120 pages hardcover artbook showing the diversity and scope of the makers’ creative journey.

Creativity starts with the willingness to create variant after variant. I think this artbook will deliver a detailed view on how each aspect of our production is the result of many hours of work and decision making. Particularly for young artists this book can become a source of inspiration and guidance. 

Among others there will be artworks by Fabian Schlaga, Juan Herrerart, Rut Bisbe López, Tien Hee, Marcus Koch, Carlos Ancot, Steffen UngerKaja Reinki, Paul Schwarz, Alex Pascenko and the works of Atelier Kiecker (including mine, of course).

Character Design, Book 2
Character Design, Book 2

A glimpse into the comic books:

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RIA: Behind the Scenes:

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The Rewards

Thank You Shoutout -You are a true Backer! We will tell everyone how grateful we are on our Website, Blog and Facebook Page.

Backer's Certificate - Want something more "real" than a credit on a website? The Backer's Certificate is a token of our gratitude (and your generosity!)

Print Set - The print set contains five about postcard-sized prints with illustrations made by our friends. The fabulous Stéphanie Hans, Fossard Christophe aka BibounFrank Victoria and Paul Bolger will each do one of them. Two artists are yet to be revealed. We will announce them in the following days. The Print-Set will be Kickstarter exclusive. You can only get it by backing this Kickstarter campaign.

A Digital Version of the Artbook - Books are obsolete technology for you? The PDF contains all the pages that are in the printed version and is definitly more portable.
While the printed artbook is english only, with the digital version you have the option to choose from an english or german version. Also, it does have additional pages from the comic books in different stages of the production, which the printed version does not have.

The Artbook - You get a signed copy of the book. All backers who get the book through this kickstarter campaign can have their name printed in the book 

You can also get a signed copy of the book with a sketch on the end paper (inside cover).

Artwork by Marcus Koch
Artwork by Marcus Koch
                         

Large Outdoor Poster - As we love good print products, we would not be satisfied with a simple poster. So we came up with these super large waterproof posters! The dimensions are 1189 x 841 mm. The artwork is provided by Marcus Koch.
Please note that they will ship extra (still free shipping in germany).

You as a Lightclan Chronicles Character - There is a rich diversity of clans and races in this comic book series. You can get a original drawing from us showing how you would look like as an inhabitant of Tenebra, the world of Ria.

Shirt with Kickstarter exclusive Illustration - We are making a kickstarter exclusive illustration for this shirt.  Only 10 of these will be made.

Value Packs - You need more than one book? Then this might be for you. Get five or ten sealed, hot-off-the-press books. Note that these books do not come with any sketch or signature. But your name will still be listed inside as a backer.

Original Production Drawing -These are original drawings from the production of Book One and Book Two. You decide which size they are by choosing the reward tier:

450€ = ca. Din A4 ( 297 x 210mm )
600€ = ca. Din A3 ( 420 x 297mm )

Commisioned Artwork INSIDE the Artbook - We will make a commissioned artwork (pencil & watercolors) for you, which will be printed in the actual artbook with your name written below it! You will recieve the original along with the book. 

The dimensions are 297x420mm (11.7x16.5 inches). Thorsten Kiecker will draw them personally for you and you decide what he will draw. As it will be printed inside the artbook, it has to be somewhat linked to the ria-univers. Please note that we are restricted by the Kickstarter rules, copyright and common sense - he won't draw any images that depict extrem nudity, violence, discrimination or any copyrighted material.
This reward is limited to just FOUR (4)

Kickstarter Exclusive Figurine - We will cast ten copies of our first Ria maquette. You can get one of them. The Figurine is about 15cm tall, purely white, and sits on a wooden base. They are only avaible as a Kickstarter reward for backing our Artbook. There will be no further copies like these, nor do we sell them in any other way. 

 

Original Pencil Comic Page from Ria Vol.1 - Within this Kickstarter campaign we give you the chance to get an original pencil clean-up comic page + Artbook, Oversized Outdoor Poster etc. for 1.000€. Yes, it is pricy, but it is the original.

Risks and challenges

The Book is basically ready to go. There are some challenges we are facing along the way of realizing an artbook. We know that rights can be an issue, especially for a book made in Germany :) But we can already tell you that all the artists support our project and will be happy to contribute their awesome art.

The artwork displayed in this book will be chosen carefully out of a big pool of concepts and illustrations, so I will do everything I can to give you the really best of our creative output.

We at Atelier Kiecker love good print products and we have set ourselves a high standard for this artbook so that the quality of the print will make a solid foundation for the art to be presented.

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    Tools & Artist: Pencil & Watercolors by Thorsten Kiecker
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