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The first volume of the fantasy webcomic about pretty white-haired boys getting into trouble while trying to reunite their country.
The first volume of the fantasy webcomic about pretty white-haired boys getting into trouble while trying to reunite their country.
The first volume of the fantasy webcomic about pretty white-haired boys getting into trouble while trying to reunite their country.
66 backers pledged $3,398 to help bring this project to life.

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Forgotten Roots is a fantasy comic about five white-haired guys trying to reunite their country after the fall of their gods, but being absolutely horrible at their jobs because of their own shortcomings and interference from outside forces.

Forgotten Roots has been a free-to-read webcomic since 2014, but it's now ready to see the world as a fully realized graphic novel, featuring the first three chapters of the story and additional worldbuilding tidbits. This Kickstarter campaign is meant to fund the production of Volume 1, which will be a 250+ page, full color graphic novel.

This first volume follows Scaevus and Durantes as they travel to the sleepy town of Zenidian and are now involved with the nefarious plotting of the Gebara family and a thief by the name of Kier, who is being hunted for the theft of an ancient artifact. All the while, Scaevus struggles with the grief stemming from the death of his husband, Korvin.

Forgotten Roots is ripe with representation for marginalized people - featuring Queer characters, characters of color, and disabled characters. I’ve published the first two chapters as individual books out of pocket for the past 2 years, but I have launched this Kickstarter campaign to help make Volume 1 happen. Volume 1 consists of the first three chapters of Forgotten Roots. Here are some examples of some of the pages in the comic.

Double-sided bookmark of Korvin!
Double-sided bookmark of Korvin!
Sticker sheet of the Neo-Tellurian Order and solo Somnis Flower sticker.
Sticker sheet of the Neo-Tellurian Order and solo Somnis Flower sticker.
Set of three postcards!
Set of three postcards!
"Flower Girls" Poster featuring all the girls who have appeared in the comic so far.
"Flower Girls" Poster featuring all the girls who have appeared in the comic so far.
6 (six) button set, featuring symbols for the Fire, Wind, Illusion, and Water Gods, and two character buttons (Scaevus+Durantes, Korvin).
6 (six) button set, featuring symbols for the Fire, Wind, Illusion, and Water Gods, and two character buttons (Scaevus+Durantes, Korvin).
Rewards for ADULTS ONLY: First Bloom and Deflowered Vol 1.
Rewards for ADULTS ONLY: First Bloom and Deflowered Vol 1.
Ink Commission Examples
Ink Commission Examples
Copic+Watercolor Painting Examples
Copic+Watercolor Painting Examples
Double-sided glitter acrylic Korvin charm for FORGET-ME-NOT backers and up!
Double-sided glitter acrylic Korvin charm for FORGET-ME-NOT backers and up!
Bookmark Upgrade!
Bookmark Upgrade!

$5500 STRETCH GOAL 

To be announced at $3500!

$7000 STRETCH GOAL

To be announced at $5500!

Credits

Music created by Zenuel (zenuel.com).

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge for this project will be shipping. However, I have experience with producing and shipping out a large, non-Kickstarter crowdfunded project (Dragon Shores, a Spyro fanzine) and barring any conflicts with the printer, I’m confident that things will go quickly and smoothly.

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    LITTLE FLOWER

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    INGRAINED

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    ROOTS REMEMBERED

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    FORGET-ME-NOT

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    PRESSED FLOWERS

    BOOKS ONLY!

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    • Volume 1 Book
    • Deflowered Vol 1 Book
    • First Bloom Book
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    ROSE THORNS

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    • Volume 1 Book
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    RED ROSE

    This tier includes the adult sidecomic, First Bloom, which features Scaevus and Korvin.

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    WHITE ROSE

    This tier includes the adult sketch collection, Deflowered.

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    • Deflowered Vol 1 Book
    • "Flower Girls" Poster
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    BOUQUET OF ROSES

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    • DRM-free PDF of Forgotten Roots: Volume 1
    • Volume 1 Book
    • First Bloom Book
    • Deflowered Vol 1 Book
    • "Flower Girls" Poster
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    CELESTIAL FLOWER

    This tier includes the option to request an original custom ink illustration to be sent to you, featuring Forgotten Roots characters of your choice.

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    • DRM-free PDF of Forgotten Roots: Volume 1
    • Volume 1 Book
    • Custom Ink Illustration
    • First Bloom Book
    • Deflowered Vol 1 Book
    • "Flower Girls" Poster
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    • Button Set
    • Postcard Set
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    ROOTS NEVER FORGOTTEN

    This tier includes the option to request an original Copic and watercolor illustration to be sent to you, featuring Forgotten Roots characters of your choice.

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    • DRM-free PDF of Forgotten Roots: Volume 1
    • Volume 1 Book
    • Custom Copic/Watercolor Painting
    • First Bloom Book
    • Deflowered Vol 1 Book
    • "Flower Girls" Poster
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    • Button Set
    • Postcard Set
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