Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Paul Jenkins and Humberto Ramos Announce Kickstarter Stretch Goals

Fairy Quest Stretch Goals

Paul Jenkins and Humberto Ramos had a little Kickstarter going. Their goal? $60,000 to publish a beautiful hardcover of Fairy Quest Vol. 2: Outcasts, the second volume in their Fablewood saga. Turns out, fans were really keen on the idea, successfully funding the project with three weeks left to go. In order to pay back the fans, the pair has announced a series of Stretch Goals that will add extra content to the book should the various milestones be met.

“Humberto and I are so stoked about the early success of FAIRY QUEST: OUTCASTS' funding via Kickstarter,” said Jenkins. “It proves to me that for the right projects, Kickstarter is not just a viable outlet, it is the preferable way to initially publish. We have always stated proudly that we consider our backers to be our co-publishers. And now we can proudly state that once again, our publishers have stood behind us and supported us!”

Every backer who contributed at least $30 will get a free PDF of the completed book. At $75,000, a custom tip-in bookplate will be added for everyone who has pledged $30 or more. The bookplate will feature a "handwritten" thank-you note from Paul that will not be available once the book comes out in wide release. $90,000 will net fans pages of black-and-white art and background text on the Fablewood universe will be added to each Deluxe Edition of Fairy Quest: Outcasts. $105,000 will add the $90,000 bonus to both the regular and deluxe editions of the book. Finally, $120,000 will list every backer in the hardcover.

Fairy Quest is set in the world of Fablewood, where all of the stories that have ever been told live side-by-side, separated only by genre borders. At the very center of this amazing world, the children's stories are forced to tell their tales exactly as written, or risk having their minds wiped in Mister Grimm's dreaded Mind Eraser. Two outlaws—Red Riding Hood (Red) and the Wolf (Mister Woof)—seek to end this tyranny and escape to a place where they can remain as friends forever. When we last left Red and Woof, they were about to enter the Dark Forest to find the Map Maker who will show them how to escape to the safe haven of Realworld. What lies ahead for them in the Dark Forest?

Full press release below.
PAUL JENKINS AND HUMBERTO RAMOS ANNOUNCE STRETCH GOALS AFTER KICKSTARTER FOR 'FAIRY QUEST VOL. 2: OUTCASTS' IS FUNDED WITH THREE WEEKS TO SPARE


February 25,  2014 - Los Angeles, CA - Veteran comics creators Paul Jenkins (Wolverine: OriginDeathmatch) and Humberto Ramos (The Spectacular Spider-Man) are excited to announce that the $60,000 Kickstarter campaign to publish a beautiful hardcover of their FAIRY QUEST VOL. 2: OUTCASTS fairy tale—the second volume in their epic Fablewood saga—has been successfully funded with three weeks still left to go. In response, the pair has announced a series of Stretch Goals that will add extra content to the book should the various milestones be met.
  • $60,000 – Now that this goal has been met, every backer who has contributed at least $30.00 will receive a free PDF of the completed FAIRY QUESTS VOL. 2 OUTCASTS book.
  • $75,000 – At this milestone, a custom tip-in bookplate will be added for everyone who has pledged $30 or more. The bookplate will feature a "handwritten" thank-you note from Paul that will not be available once the book comes out in wide release.
  • $90,000 – Fairy Quest is one book from the larger world of Fablewood. This ongoing saga chronicles the giant, uncharted forest where all of the stories that have ever been told live side by side, occasionally crossing the Genre Borders and interacting in a unified world. Future stories in the series are already underway, and the entire Fablewood Saga is planned to be published initially via Kickstarter. As thanks for getting to 150% of the original goal, pages of black-and-white art and background text on the Fablewood universe will be added to eachDeluxe Edition of FAIRY QUEST: OUTCASTS.
  • $105,000 – If 175% of the original goal is met, bonus material from the $90,000 stretch goal will be added to EVERY copy (both the regular and deluxe editions) pledged during the raise.
  • $120,000 – In the event 200% of the original goal is met, pages listing the name of every backer from the FAIRY QUEST: OUTCASTS campaign will be added to every hardcover copy pledged.
“Humberto and I are so stoked about the early success of FAIRY QUEST: OUTCASTS' funding via Kickstarter,” said Jenkins. “It proves to me that for the right projects, Kickstarter is not just a viable outlet, it is the preferable way to initially publish. We have always stated proudly that we consider our backers to be our co-publishers. And now we can proudly state that once again, our publishers have stood behind us and supported us!”

FAIRY QUEST is set in the world of Fablewood, where all of the stories that have ever been told live side-by-side, separated only by genre borders. At the very center of this amazing world, the children's stories are forced to tell their tales exactly as written, or risk having their minds wiped in Mister Grimm's dreaded Mind Eraser. Two outlaws—Red Riding Hood (Red) and the Wolf (Mister Woof)—seek to end this tyranny and escape to a place where they can remain as friends forever. When we last left Red and Woof, they were about to enter the Dark Forest to find the Map Maker who will show them how to escape to the safe haven of Realworld. What lies ahead for them in the Dark Forest?

The FAIRY QUESTS VOL. 2: OUTCASTS Kickstarter campaign can be accessed at this link: bit.ly/FQ2KSBS.

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