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UPDATE #6: $175,000 REACHED! UNLOCKED: FUTURE PLUSHIES!
FINAL GOAL: $175,000 REWARD: SECRET! TO BE REVEALED!
UPDATE #5: $150,000 GOAL SURPASSED!
NEW GOAL: $150,000 REWARD: FULL HARDCOVER RUN
UPDATE #4: $123k AND $135k GOALS REACHED!
NEW GOAL: $123,456 REWARD: WALLPAPER PACK
UPDATE #3: $100,000 REACHED IN ONE WEEK! JUST... WOW!
NEW GOAL: $100,000 REWARD: 2x / WEEK UPDATE SCHEDULE
UPDATE #2: $55,555 GOAL ACHIEVED! BONUS UNLOCKED!
UPDATE #1: HOLY CRAP! 25K GOAL REACHED IN 12 HOURS?!
WHAT IS THIS ALL ABOUT?
Hi there! My name is Thomas Fischbach and I am the artist behind Twokinds, an ongoing fantasy-adventure webcomic that has been running since 2003. Starting in 2008, I've used Print-on-Demand services to publish Volume 1 in the series. But now, after several years of hard effort, I feel it's time to expand.
Volume 2 of the Twokinds series is nearing completion. Contained within is brand new, updated artwork and an even larger page-count than the first. But I also haven't sat idle with the first book. It's also been updated with new art and a shiny new cover, and is ready for a second edition run.
However, releasing one book and re-releasing another at the same time is no easy feat! The fact of that matter is, publishing both into full-color graphic novels is well beyond my meager pocketbook's limitations. The printer requires a minimum number of books in order to produce them for a reasonable price, and it's more than I can afford alone. However, thanks to Kickstarter, and with your help, these books have a chance to become a reality!
SO HOW DOES IT WORK?
Over in the top right corner of this page is the goal. That's how much I will need to print the minimum number of books to restock my online store and put books on shelves. If the goal is reached, printing will begin immediately. If the goal is not reached before the end of the 30 days, though, then you will not be charged anything. You only pay if the project reaches its goal before the deadline!
WHAT DO I GET OUT OF IT?
Obviously, I wouldn't expect you to give away your hard-earned money for free! Participating in this Kickstarter project will net you lots of nifty rewards, many of which are available nowhere else. Along the right side, you will see categories, with dollar amounts. By pledging that amount, you will receive the rewards listed in their respective boxes. Here are some examples of rewards:
Obviously, the books themselves are available, along with several different never-before-seen posters, a printed map of the world, and a couple of side-comics, one titled "Feral Hunger" which has been seen before (but has now been updated with new artwork) and "Prank Pixie Panic" a brand-new side comic that is exclusive to this promotion!
When it comes to the two main books themselves, there are actually a few variations of each which may require explanation. See the chart below:
Each book has now been divided into three editions, which are referred to as the Manga Edition, Special Edition, and Premium Edition. All of the content within the books remain the same, the only difference is the size and properties of the book's exteriors.
The Manga Edition is the standard version of the comic. It is 6" x 9" in size (15 cm x 23 cm) and has a soft cover, just like your typical manga. The interior pages are all full-color, on high-quality glossy pages.
The Special Edition is 25% larger than the Manga Edition, at 8" x 10.5" in size (20.5 cm x 26.5 cm), but otherwise still keeps the standard soft cover. It's size is comparable to a magazine, and also contains full color pages.
The Premium Edition is the same size as the Special Edition, but comes with a nice hardcover exterior, making it the ultimate collector item. The supplies of hardcover editions will, unlike the other version, be limited.
See this chart for a size comparison:
Whichever edition you ultimate choose will contain the same updated artwork and classic Twokinds story for your viewing pleasure. Also, many of the items available will also be signed by me personally.
WHAT IF WE BEAT THE GOAL?
If the goal is reached, production will begin for both books! And Volume Two will make its debut at the San Diego Comic Con, thanks to Keenspot! There, I will be signing and selling books in person. Then, after the convention, work will begin on distributing the rewards to those who participated in the Kickstarter throughout the month of July and August.
If the goal is exceeded, it will mean more books will be produced! Every dollar over the goal line means a larger quantity of books can be ordered. However, if we REALLY go over the goal, I have two special rewards that will be announced if that should come to pass.
Once the goal is reached, everyone who participated will be charged the amount they pledged and rewards will go out. However, if the goal is not reached for whatever reason, then no one is charged, everyone keeps their money, and we all go back to our normal lives. Whatever happens though, I want to thank each and every one of you who supports this endeavor. It's because of you guys that something like this is even a possibility.
In closing, thanks for checking out this Kickstarter project of mine. You can follow updates on my Twitter account: @twokinds
SOME OF THE REWARDS:
EXCLUSIVE SIDE COMIC: Prank Pixie Panic is a 24-page full-color comic available only through this Kickstarter campaign! It followed the main cast of characters aboard the ship as they encounter their strangest (and perhaps most dangerous) foe so far: a magic-wielding pixie with a twisted sense of humor! Can the crew fend off the mischievous creature, or will they be forever plagued by random magical mayhem? Pledge to find out!
VOL 1 + 2 CAST POSTER (SIGNED): This poster features all the primary characters introduced in books 1 and 2! Each copy will be professionally printed on high quality glossy paper and signed by me.
TIGER IN THE STARS POSTER (SIGNED): This brand new poster was created specifically for this Kickstarter campaign! Each copy will be professionally printed on high quality glossy paper and signed by me.
WORLD MAP POSTER PRINT: A high-resolution print of the Twokinds world map, featuring all the locations visited by characters during their travels.
AND OF COURSE, THE MAIN ATTRACTION:
TWOKINDS VOLUME 1: 124 full-color interior pages covering the beginnings of Trace's and Flora's adventure in the world of Twokinds. including a bonus five-page epilogue not available online. Almost every page has been digitally touched-up using original, high resolution files. See the comic in more detail than ever before! New in the second edition: brand new cover, updated dialogue, more updated pages, and bonus artwork! Plus, a thank you section specially devoted to those who helped to make this book possible!
TWOKINDS VOLUME 2: The continuing adventures of our trio of heroes (and their stalkers) as they venture near Keidran territory and face off not only against wolf assassins and masked demigods, but also against their pasts and each other. This 164 page full-color comic is nearly a quarter larger than the previous book, and contains new artwork and deleted pages that never made it into the online version!
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