Because I want the Kickstarter specifically to run through to the 5th of August (the day after Shore Leave, where I'll be pushing the project aggressively), I'm going to officially launch it on Saturday, but it's been accepted by KS, so I can announce it with impunity (you can preview the Kickstarter here
I would like to produce a Dragon Precinct
graphic novel, telling a new adventure of Torin and Danthres and the rest of the Cliff's End Castle Guard in comic book form. I've lined up JK Woodward of Star Trek/Doctor Who: Assimilation2
fame (and with whom I've collaborated on my two Star Trek
comic book projects with IDW) to provide the artwork and color (he also did the piece that's advertising the campaign), and the fine folks at Comic Mix
to do the lettering, production, and distribution. I will, of course, be scripting it.
The story will be -- like the novels Dragon Precinct, Unicorn Precinct, Goblin Precinct
, and the upcoming Gryphon Precinct
, as well as the short stories that were collected in Tales from Dragon Precinct
-- the usual blend of fantasy (humans, elves, dwarves, gnomes, halflings, and wizards all living in a port town) and mystery (the main characters are detectives who solve crimes). This particular tale will involve a serial killer -- kind of -- with the usual fantastic twist.
Thing is -- in order to do this, I need to raise $40,000. That will enable me to get full bookstore and comic book store and online retailer distribution, and it will enable me to pay everyone involved with the project a proper wage for their work (not just JK and ComicMix's lettering and production staff, but also me for writing the script).
You can just contribute $5 -- which will get you an acknowledgment on this blog -- and I would be excessively grateful, but for higher amounts of monies, you can get all kinds of nifty rewards, ranging from the graphic novel in electronic, trade paperback, or limited-edition hardcover form, bits of artwork by JK, a character named after you in the story and/or in the upcoming Gryphon Precinct
, a copy of Gryphon
in trade or electronic form, a mailed thank-you note, an acknowledgment in the graphic novel, and lots more -- including a full-cast audio drama adaptation of the graphic novel starring and produced by the fine folks of the Parsec Award-winning audio drama HG World
with music by Emmett Plant.To preview the Kickstarter, which goes live on Saturday the 6th of July, click here.