UPDATE: Elysia got successfully funded through Kickstarter and the 1st chapter of this original urban fantasy graphic novel will now soon be released! 😀
If you missed out on the Kickstarter, you can head on over to the Elysia comic website and get your pre-order purchased, along with any of the Elysia merchandise (prints, T-shirts etc) you’ll have also missed out on.
In the past year or so, crowd-funding websites such as Kickstarter and IndieGoGo have become a really popular way for individuals and companies to gain upfront funding/support for their projects from the people who would be interested in buying the end-product.
If successful, this method of funding means that these creative people can concentrate on producing their product rather than chasing around trying to gain funding from other sources such as banks and investors. Therefore we all get to see their cool end-products such as independent films, games, comics and board games much sooner than we might otherwise! Also, it’s worth bearing in mind, some may never see the light of day without this method of funding!
With that in mind, one of our very own writers here on Zath; Serena Obhrai, has launched the Elysia Comic Kickstarter project for a brand new 300+ page sci-fi/fantasy graphic novel that she’s created with her illustration partner, Jennie Gyllblad.
“Elysia is an epic urban fantasy and sci-fi graphic novel written and created by Serena Obhrai and illustrated by Jennie Gyllblad.
The story is set in a fictional future where humans and their guardian angels live side-by-side and all angels must abide by the Three Angel Laws (inspired by Isaac Asimov):
1. An angel must obey the orders given to it by The Higher Order of angels.
2. An angel must serve to guard and protect their designated humans at all times.
3. An angel must not engage in an act of fornication with a human at any given time.
The laws are uniformly adhered to, however, there are some that choose to break them…”
As with most Kickstarter projects, there are different rewards depending upon how much you pledge to the project, in this case there are various options that include digital, paperback and hardback versions of the finished graphic novels (signed or unsigned), T-shirt, invite to the launch event and even the opportunity to be drawn and immortalised as a character in the Elysia graphic novel!So head on over the Elysia Kickstarter page to watch the project video, get further details on the reward tiers and of course to pledge your support!