Seeds: A Mini Story follows the adventures of a tiny bird fairy and her slimy friend in their quest to plant seeds & save a continent!
About this project
An entire civilization on a quest to share their mastery of the universe with anyone who will have it… however, their arrogance attracts the attention of a mysterious, cosmic being. They are brought to the verge of extinction – will they be able to defend themselves from this ancient menace? And–
Wait. Wait, no. That’s entirely the wrong story. Hold on. Sorry.
Oh, here we go! This is it.
A continent is being ravaged by unfathomable destruction, but two heroes are on the case! Kind of. Min and Cress are going to try their best, anyway! And what does that entail, exactly? It seems to have something to do with a bag of magical seeds… but what, and why? How can seeds possibly help? And why on earth do they need to travel to the underworld as part of their mission?
( And here’s the link to the video above, unobscured by Kickstarter’s awful video player – thanks to Jane Redd / redasatomato for the voice of Min! )
Hi! I’m PK, and I’ve been running Seeds: A Mini Story since September 2013! Now, over a year and a half later, running at 3-4 updates per week, I’ve amassed 7 different chapters for the first book, and I’d be grateful to receive help funding the print version of it! It’s all ready to go, otherwise!
Onto the book itself, at 7″ by 9.75″! All together, the prologue, chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 4.5, and 5, plus the character profiles… comes to around 250 pages of full color! (Except for the prologue, of course.) This is book one in a series of five planned books total for this particular, spectacular tale!
For 1000 books, it’ll cost me around 8000 when it’s all said and done. Shipping’s about that, as well. And then another 1000 to get the book ready for print, and for backerkit-related expenses. So… 17,000USD after fines should cover it.
(If we can manage to blow past the goal, there might be a cool extra special epilogue chapter, just for the book. Maybe. (WINK.))
!!!UPDATE 4/21: New tiers!!!
Larry, Pearly and Mo Tier
The book, the PDFs, the mini print set, eight buttons, the bonus print, and… if you’ve ever wanted a genuine faux-PK drawing of no assured quality, this is the tier for you! PK’s partner, Eevee, will attempt to draw any Floraverse character you wish, and mail it to you. Along with an angry drawing of Cayenne by PK, to match, of course.
The book, the PDFs, the mini print set, eight buttons, the bonus print… and an original inked drawing of up to three Floraverse characters, mailed to you!
The book, the PDFs, the mini print set, eight buttons, the bonus print… and an original watercolor of any Floraverse character, mailed to you!
The Rest Of The Tiers
At this tier, you get the PDF of Seeds: A Mini Story Book One. Any edits or changes made for the print version won’t be updated on the webcomic, so grabbing this lets you peek at slightly fixed art and dialog! (And if I have my way, chapter 4.5 will get some nicer rendering.)
You get the aforementioned PDF of the book… and a bonus PDF of sketch and concept content, some of which will previously only have been available on my Patreon. This version’s gonna have commentary though. If you’re a nerd like me and enjoy reading about character concepts and origins, this is for you.
The softcover book! Wahoo! And the two PDFs, of course. Shipping is included for U.S. folk!This is the lowest tier that includes the physical book!
The book, the two PDFs, and… a mini print set, with four pieces by guest artists, and one piece by me! With two buttons by me! That’s cool. More art is always cool.
The book, the PDFs, the mini print set, and not two buttons… but SIX buttons. Button time.
The book, the PDFs, the mini print set, and not two buttons, not six buttons… but eight. Eight buttons. Do you truly need that many buttons? Probably. This set has you covered…with a bonus mini print.
The book, the PDFs, the mini print set with the bonus print, the eight buttons, and a Min doll. Perfect for displaying true cuteness.
The book, the PDFs, the mini print set with the bonus print, the eight buttons, and a Cress doll. Fantastic for when, deep down, you’re a slime kid.
The book, the PDFs, the mini print set with the bonus print, the eight buttons, and aCayenne doll. The icon of hotheads everywhere.
So one doll just wasn’t enough, eh? Fine, you can have the Min, Cress, and Cayenne dollsalong with the book, the PDFs, the mini print set with the bonus print, and those eight buttons. A doll fanatic’s dream.
What could be better than dolls? Why, catching a piece of history as our heroes make their way through Hellside! If you already have a character you’ve designed for this universe, this is the tier for you. You’ll enjoy a cameo somewhere in chapters 6 through 10, along with the book, thePDFs, the mini print set with the bonus print, the eight buttons, and the Min, Cress, andCayenne dolls
Don’t care about a cameo? Want a character? At this tier, I’ll design one for you, and you’ll also receive the book, the PDFs, the mini print set with the bonus print, the eight buttons, and the Min, Cress, and Cayenne dolls
Want a cameo, but don’t have a character? Don’t worry, I got you covered. I’ll design a character for you, and cameo it somewhere throughout chapters 6 through 10, along with thebook, the PDFs, the mini print set with the bonus print, the eight buttons, and the Min, Cress, and Cayenne dolls
Masked Sun Tier
One character wasn’t good enough, huh? You want to share in my dream? Which means… you need a whole species designed for you as canon (examples one, two and three, amongmany more), with your input, and with one of the members of that species showing up tocameo with a spoken line somewhere in chapters 6 through 10. (5 example characters will be produced for the species.) Aside from that, you’ll receive the book, the PDFs, the mini print set with the bonus print, and the eight buttons! Oh, with the Min, Cress, and Cayenne dolls, of course!
And we’re using Print Ninja!
That about wraps it up for now!
Risks and challenges
There’s always the risk of delays, but the art is 99% ready. I’ll just be making some edits for print. This isn’t my first time completing a book, but it is my first time printing a large run. However, my friends at Hiveworks have helped me plan this Kickstarter, and as such have helped to educate me on the common pitfalls.
I’ll have hired help to put the print version together as well as to ship the books out so that I don’t have to focus on much besides bringing more story to everyone! Besides that, all of the art for the rewards has been done or will be done before funding reaches its end.
So even taking all that into account… we got this!