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Ian Stuart SharpeBy Ian Stuart Sharpe
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Ian Stuart SharpeBy Ian Stuart Sharpe
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CA$ 3,779
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, May 6 2019 9:53 AM UTC +00:00.

About

 A war as old as time, where fate itself hangs in the balance. 

In the Vikingverse, the Norse rule the stars with restless fleets and an iron will. But when the thralls rebel, turning to the artifice of Norns to help them escape their bondage, the Natural order is thrown into chaos. 

The Jötunn War has been fought across the Nine Homeworlds to contain the threat, a battle against the stuff of ancient nightmares, red in tooth and claw. Jötunheim is the rebellion’s last redoubt, an indignity the Empire plans to cleanse with flame and fury.  

The Jötunn War. Go Big or Go Home in a body bag.

The Vikingverse is the alternate universe that results when Odin escapes his doom at Ragnarok, a parallel timeline where Vikings rule seas and stars, and the storied heroes of mankind emerge in new and brutal guises drawn from the sagas.

Hang on tightly, ’cause the Free World just got thrown to the wolves and the meek shan’t inherit this Earth.

Hello there! My name is Ian Stuart Sharpe, the creator of The Jötunn War.

The Jötunn War is a FOUR ISSUE graphic novel that takes place in the worlds of the Vikingverse and is a follow-up to my novel, The All Father Paradox

We've brought it to Kickstarter to help fund the printing of the first issue. The first issue itself is COMPLETE. It's a 22 page comic that is  completely finished! We just need a little help getting it into print  and out into the world.

Right now, we're looking at printing 1000 copies of issue one  with 70 lb text covers with gloss cover finish and 70 lb text interior gloss  pages.

If we reach our goal of $2000 CA ($1500 US) and go beyond, we'll increase the quality of all the books with these stretch goals -

$3335 CA ($2500 US) - 85 lb text cover with gloss cover finish.

$4670 CA ($3500 US) - 85 lb text interior gloss pages.

$6005 CA ($4500 US) - 105 lb text cover with gloss cover finish.

$8000 CA ($6000 US) -  Issue two is funded!

CREATOR & WRITER - IAN STUART SHARPE was born in London, UK, and now lives in British Columbia,  Canada. Having worked for the BBC, IMG, Atari and Electronic Arts, he is  now CEO of a tech start up. As a child he discovered his love of books,  sci-fi and sagas: devouring the works of Douglas Adams, J.R.R. Tolkien,  Terry Pratchett and George MacDonald Fraser alongside Snorri Sturluson  and Sigvat the Skald. He once won a prize at school for Outstanding  Progress and chose a dictionary as his reward, secretly wishing it had  been an Old Norse phrasebook. The All Father Paradox is his first novel. See  www.vikingverse.com for more details.

ILLUSTRATOR - DEVMALYA PRAMANIK is a 27 year old comic book artist and illustrator living in Bangalore, India. He's been in love with comics for as long as he can remember. He has worked on Paradiso from Image comics most recently, and other publishers in the past, most notably BOOM! Studios.  

COLORIST - PAUL LITTLE is a colorist whose work has appeared in comics from Dark Horse, Image, IDW, Joe Books, BOOM! Studios, among many other publishers. He colored the back half of the Eisner Award-nominated Morning Glories from Image Comics, and he has also contributed colors to a number of anthologies.

LETTERER - ED DUKESHIRE is a graphic artist and Harvey nominated comic book  letterer who has worked in the biz since 2001. He has lettered titles  from mainstream to creator-owned favorites like Hulk, X-Men, Buffy the  Vampire Slayer, and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. He also owns and  operates the Digital Webbing website, a gathering place for comic creators.

EDITOR - ALANA JOLI ABBOTT has been an editor for eighteen years, working on a variety  of projects including biographies, news articles, reference books, role  playing games, and fiction. At Outland, she has served as co-editor to  anthologies, including Kaiju Rising II: Reign of Monsters. She has also written for the comics including Cowboys and Aliens II and Ithaca

ART DIRECTION & PUBLISHER - OUTLAND ENTERTAINMENT is a publisher, located  in Topeka, Kansas, with a focus in fiction, comics, original graphic  novels, and games. Beginning in 2008 as a creative services house, we’ve  since worked with clients all over the United States and the world to  bring their ideas, concepts, and projects to life through illustration,  design, and narrative storytelling.

In 2014, we decided to take all our years of experience developing  projects for clients and plunged into publishing our own books and  games. We have a deep passion for trans-media, so the majority of our  projects are planned to be released in different media, comics, graphic  novels, games, and fiction as well.

In 2017, Outland Entertainment acquired Ragnarok Publications and brought an incredible library of intellectual property, anthologies, and a distribution deal through Independent Publishers Group (IPG) into the fold. See www.outlandentertainment.com for more.

Risks and challenges

Common risks and challenges include poor production planning and unaccounted for shipping headaches. In this case, the production on the book is complete. All art is done and turned in. Lettering is final. And all design is finished. The book is DONE.

The only place where we may run into issues with is printing and fulfillment, as you can never account for printing or shipping delays. Fortunately, we have a reliable printer that we've worked with before. Our printer also offers fulfillment, which again, we've used before. So while it's possible there could be a hiccup with fulfillment, we anticipate that everything will go smoothly.

And in the event that it doesn't, we'll keep you updated. We will commit to bi-weekly updates on the project and we will make sure that you know everything we know.

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