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Receive reward for a pledge of $0! Support dark fantasy comics illustrated by artists Ben Jelter, Joseph Lacroix and Lizzy John.

The first page of PAPA (scroll down for your regular Kickstarter report).

Papa by Vera Greentea and Joseph Lacroix
Papa by Vera Greentea and Joseph Lacroix

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from The Princess and the Robot, art by Ben Jelter
from The Princess and the Robot, art by Ben Jelter

Hi, guys, I’m Vera Greentea and I’d like to present my newest project to you– a Father’s Day comic book collection of dark fantasy stories. Each of the three hypnotic tales focus on a decision made by a father – regarding, or sometimes ignoring his child – and the consequences on that child, and also the rest of the world… the rest of us.

The stories will be illustrated by three insanely gifted artists that I discovered in some prodigy-ridden pocket universe. They are Ben Jelter (Sidius Nova, The Tumor); Lizzy John (Fraggle Rock) and Joseph Lacroix (Diablo).

What I hope to achieve with this Kickstarter

from The Princess and the Robot, art by Ben Jelter
from The Princess and the Robot, art by Ben Jelter

I hope to debut this collection on (American) Father’s Day, June 16th, 2013. I’d like to raise some funds to offset costs on the full-color, roughly 50-page volume. Personally, I’d like it to be a really pretty thing; perfect bound, standard comic-size, with a color silk-screened cover and extra goodies. The kind of object you can actually give to your own daddy figures (depending on how you feel about them, of course). But mainly, I’d like to pay the artists as well as I can – because they're really putting it all into these gorgeous pages.

So, if you’d like to give this to your dad (or anyone really) on Father’s Day, check out the gift and pre-order incentives on the right to see all the gift options! And if you want to keep the book for yourself… there is stuff there for you too!

from Nightbirds, art by Lizzy John
from Nightbirds, art by Lizzy John

PLEDGE REWARD HIGHLIGHTS

For FREE, you get a pretty cool downloadable poster, created by one of the brilliant artists for this book. If you're terribly good, there might be another FREE poster midway through the project. Just come and check out the non-backer related posts!

For $30, you get 2 PDFs, 2 hardcopy books, and a Kickstarter-only special Father's Day card with art from the book and a note by me.

For $50, a hammersmith will create a Kickstarter-only antiqued guitar pick stamped with the word PAPA.

For $90, you get absolutely everything (except the Retailer Pledge) and an incredible collector's print by one of the artists in the book!

Stretch Goal: $16,000

If we can make it to $16,000, I want to do something incredibly special with the cover: I would love to make it silk-screen and turn all the books into a collector's edition for everyone. I also want to make it longer and fill it with more process pages and sketches done for the book by the artists, and as many other pretty things we can afford.

from Papa, art by Joseph Lacroix
from Papa, art by Joseph Lacroix

We all worked really hard on these haunting tales, and hope that you make space for them in your hearts. Thanks so much for checking out this project, and hope you enjoy the video! 

Love always,

Vera Greentea

P.S. If you know me from my family-friendly books Recipes for the Dead or Nenetl of the Forgotten Spirits, please be aware that these new stories are not for children. Although I keep graphic violence and sex to a minimum, this particular content is for more mature minds, so parental guidance is appreciated. Thank you!

P.P.S. The music in this video is by the creative cellist Zoe Keating (FMA).

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

After successfully creating four single issue comics, I am ready to delve into a world of (slightly) bigger books with more complicated stories and formats. I've never created a book quite like this before, but I hope that almost 2 years of experience of self-publishing beautiful books, the challenges will not pose too much of a threat. I've already taken steps to make sure I have a brilliant production team of artists and a printing company that understands quality - and like always, I will take challenges as they come while continuously vocalizing to my backers so they know exactly what's going on.

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    For $0, you get a FREE downloadable poster! But they won't let me put that here... so take my word for it and go to Update #1 in Updates (this is on the left over the video). Thank you for checking out PAPA.

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    For $1, you can IMMEDIATELY read the comic To Stop Dreaming of Goddesses, written by Vera Greentea and illustrated by Ben Jelter. Go to Post #2 to download PDF now. Find Updates on the left over the video.

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    Previous rewards, as always! + the 50-page PDF of the book, PAPA, before it even hits the printers, including any extras that we can fit into the pages, depending on how much money we end up raising.

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    Previous rewards! + You are now pre-ordering the signed book, PAPA. Thank you!

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    Previous rewards + you will also receive a physical copy of To Stop Dreaming of Goddesses.

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    Previous rewards + A special Father's Day greeting card created by Vera Greentea and one of the artists on the team. PLUS I will write your (or your father's, or anyone's you please) name in the Acknowledgment Section of the book!

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    Previous rewards + A Kickstarter special hand-hammered metal guitar pick on a kechain, stamped PAPA.

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    RETAILER PLEDGE: If you'd like to sell PAPA at your store, I'll send you 10 copies! I will also acknowledge your/your store's indie love at the back of the book in its own section. THANK YOU.

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    Previous rewards (except Retailer Pledge) + A gorgeous collector's Ex Libris small print by one of the artists, signed and numbered, my choice. There are only 50 per artist (150 total).

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