Help release the first volume of Curia Regis, which collects almost 200 pages of 18th century drama and adventure
About this project
Curia Regis is an ongoing webcomic, which you can read over atwhatido.co.uk.
Jacques has always held his cards close to his chest, but he’s rising to new levels of secrecy these days. He’s sure to have his reasons…. It’s probably just the stress of trying to steal an entire country.
The comic follows Maren, a courtier who is about to have her loyalties and ethics thoroughly tested, and Jacques, self-appointed monarch in training. With plots and intrigue the order of the day, join Maren, Jacques, and their allies as they learn just how far they’ll go to make the future they want a reality.
Praise for Curia Regis:
This is the best period comic that I’ve ever read and the wait for the next issue is already killing me. – Starburst Magazine
Full of expressive characters, lush backgrounds, fabulous architectural detailing, and a sense of dark foreboding. – Forbidden Planet
It’s been five days since I bought them, and I’ve read them three times already. Needless to say, I like this comic. – Breaking the Fourth Wall
This Kickstarter will fund the printing and shipping of Volume One of Curia Regis in a glorious full colour, softcover edition. This will collect the first half of Curia Regis – around 190 pages across eleven chapters and seven single issues. With updated art and a brand new, redrawn first chapter to match the rest of the book, this is the definitive edition of Volume One. By supporting the comic, you can get:
This chart represents the cost of running the Kickstarter to its initial goal, making and shipping the books and rewards. There may be some variation in the shipping figure, depending on the geographical split of orders. Incidentals include fun things like labels, jiffy bags, ink cartridges and the bookplates.
Hullo! I’m Robin Hoelzemann, and I create stories. I am currently stuffing every spare moment with Curia Regis and am very excited to be bringing this book to Kickstarter.
I live in a small town in the UK, where I consume tea, and watch a frankly ridiculous amount of television while drawing new pages. When I’m not glued to my tablet, I can be found reading anything I can get my hands on, baking, playing the odd video game, and when absolutely necessary, exploring the outside world.
Risks and challenges
No project comes without risks. The art for this book is around 80% completed, and is ticking closer to completion every day. Once that’s done, the primary risk lies with the printer. Thankfully, I have used Comic Printing UK for every single issue release thus far, and have only had positive experiences with the company for both comic and corporate contracts.
Backers will be sent regular progress updates. I will never go radio silent, and if any delays do occur in case of an emergency, I will keep all participants updated through Kickstarter, the Curia Regis website and social media.
As the goal is to have the comic finished by the Autumn convention season, books should be in your hands in time for Christmas, at the latest.