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.
$5500 STRETCH GOAL
To be announced at $3500!
$7000 STRETCH GOAL
To be announced at $5500!
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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