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May 3, 2016 3:23 EST

Lesser Beasts Fantasy Graphic Novel Pre Order: A wordless graphic novel- following a girl through a world of animals and spirits

iCrowdNewswire - May 3, 2016

Lesser Beasts Fantasy Graphic Novel Pre Order.

A wordless graphic novel- following a girl through a world of animals and spirits!

Lesser Beasts is 56 pages of lovingly watercolor painted scenery and story, following a young girl through a world of swamp creatures and animal spirits on an unconventional and occasionally dark coming-of-age journey.

 

Lesser Beasts is 56 pages of lovingly watercolor painted scenery and story, following a young girl through a world of swamp creatures and animal spirits on an unconventional and occasionally dark coming-of-age journey.

There is no dialogue or narration, which places added emphasis on the quality and detail of the paintings themselves.The visuals are heavily influenced by nature, specifically swamps and the small creatures that inhabit them. The artist grew up in the forest living near a swamp, and spent many an afternoon collecting frogs and whistling back to birds. The story parallels the struggles with self-worth and feeling ‘different’ that many people face, with the inherent plight of being a small animal. There are twists, too! You’ll have to grab a copy to find out what happens.

 

 

Thanks to support from the Saskatchewan Arts Board, the art for the book is already complete. This is just a pre-order campaign, and does not go to fund any part of the art creation.

 

The goal of this campaign is to produce a small print run of Lesser Beasts to help it reach a wider audience, and to reward some super helpful backers! Since this is my first full-length graphic novel, it is important to me that it be sold not just as an e-book, but also in physical form.

Since this campaign is only a pre-order, there is no risk at all aside from the slight possibility things taking a little longer to ship to me. I have already thoroughly researched a POD service and am confident in ordering the books and producing the rewards in a timely manner.

If we don’t meet our financial goal backers will still receive their books and rewards. Similarly, if we get overfunded, I will simply produce more books!

 

By pre-ordering your copy, you’ll be helping me:

  • Get real, physical copies of my first full-length graphic novel
  • Help to support the graphic arts in Canada and Saskatchewan
  • Ensure that I will be able to make Lesser Beasts more widely available 
  • Help me create new artworks and books in the coming months

 

Campaign (May 1st – 14th) – During this time you will be able to pre-order the book via IndieGoGo and pre-pay for shipping.

E-content distributed (May 31st) – On May 31st I will make available all of the e-content (e-book copies, bonuses) to backers which selected and paid for them.

Book ordering / Printing (May 18th – July) – I will order the books fairly promptly after the pre-order period ends, and it will take approximately 6-9 weeks from this time for me to receive the books and rewards. 

Shipping out Rewards (Mid July – Early August) – After recieving the physical books and rewards they will be mailed out or made available for pickup by backers as needed, as soon as possible. At this point you will have your complete copy of Lesser Beasts and the campaign will be totally complete!

This time-schedule is very conservative and it is possible that the books will be recieved and shipped out sooner than this, I just don’t want to surprise anyone!

Will I be able to purchase the book elsewhere?

The short answer is definitely not for awhile! Depending upon the success of the pre-order, I may produce a small run of additional comics that I will sell at events. But, if you know you’d like a copy I highly recommend pre-ordering to guarantee that you’ll be able to get one.
 

Other Ways You Can Help

If you aren’t able to pre-order the book now, don’t fret! You can always support me by following my social media accounts, commenting on my blog posts and sharing my work that you enjoy. Every bit helps me, and I really appreciate it!

My Facebook Fan Page

Twitter

Instagram

Website / Portfolio / Blog

My Etsy Shop

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Contact Information:

Grace Avery-parkman

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