We did it and we reached our goal! We could not have done it without the support of each and everyone of you. It maybe crazy to do this in the 11th hour, but if we want to reach a stretch goal of $12,000. We know we can do it and to incentivize your help, we will give ALL our supporters a limited edition numbered signed print by Julie Kagawa herself when we reach this goal.
Once again, we can't thank you enough. The Bluewater team is over the moon about bringing you Julie's comic book to life.
Warm wishes! Check checking back because we will have even more to show you before the clock ticks out....more motion comic stuff!
Fans of the New York Times best-selling young adult novelist Julie Kagawa know that she is a huge comic, manga and anime fan. Also Julie's new book was just in Entertainment Weekly today (5/3) - go grab a copy of "The Eternity Cure"....maybe that will be the next comic book!
Bluewater Productions wants to bring her series, THE IRON FEY, to the comic book manga medium, starting with THE IRON KING miniseries, and we need your help!
Each issue of this four-issue series will be printed on high quality glossy paper, the traditional comic book size of approximately 6.625" x 10.25", saddle stitched, with a unique UV spot gloss cover embellishment exclusive to Indiegog!
We need your help to make this happen!
Based on the New York Times best-selling young adult novel series!
The Iron King is the first book in the Iron Fey series, and follows the adventures of a girl named Meghan Chase. On her sixteenth birthday, Meghan discovers her little brother has been kidnapped by a faery race known as "the Fey" and even worse, replaced with an evil changeling and taken into the "Nevernever." Meghan bravely ventures into the faery realm to rescue him, and that's where an epic plot unfolds.
This 4 -issue mini series will be done in manga format! We will be doing alternate covers for the collectors out there! Check out what we have so far. More to come!!!!
Comics cost a lot of money to produce, and we want this to have top-notch talent. Also, Indiegogo is awesome and allows us to go directly to the fans of THE IRON FEY series to make it happen.
The campaign funds will go to the comic creators, printers, shipping costs, project management and the army of magic little elves necessary to bring the novels to life and get comics and rewards to your door (or at least your email inbox).
Bluewater Productions is producing and publishing the manga comic book series.
Hideyuki Mori, who did the manga illustrations for THE IRON FEY novels, will create alternate covers for the new comic book series.
THE IRON KING comic will be edited by young adult book blogger Sara Gundell. Sara's list of projects and clients include work for Examiner.com, MTV andMovies.com. Sara made her Bluewater debut with "Fame: Suzanne Collins: The Creator of the Hunger Games."
Don't be surprised if we have some surprises from other artists during the series!
ONE OF A KIND SWAG!
The writer of the series Julie Kagawa is also an artist and will be donating some hand made scupltures as well as her famous Grim Rocks - based on the character Grimalkin! All her fans know about this collectibles - so dont miss out! These are a limited edition pledge!
SYNOPSIS OF THE COMIC BOOK
Meghan Chase has a secret destiny—one she could never have imagined…
Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan's life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fit in at school…or at home.
When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar, and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of her, Meghan senses that everything she's known is about to change.
But she could never have guessed the truth—that she is the daughter of a mythical faery king and is a pawn in a deadly war. Now Meghan will learn just how far she'll go to save someone she cares about, to stop a mysterious evil no faery creature dare face…and to find love with a young prince who might rather see her dead than let her touch his icy heart.
CHECK OUT SOME OF THE COOL CHARACTER DESIGNS FOR THE COMIC BOOK SERIES
Art by Federico De Luca, Lidia & Hideyuki Mori. We will have a bunch more images posted soon! So keep checking back.
NOW CHECK OUT SOME OF THE COLOR IMAGES:
We understand that circumstances out of our control may occur. It is always possible that printing and manufacturing can be delayed, product can get lost in the shipping process, or sometimes those pesky human errors may cause something to get lost in the shuffle. That's why we've worked so hard to create an iron-clad system to cater to Indiegogo backers. Each person receives a PHYSICAL file folder that backs up our digital, we keep a record of what has been sent, what is pending, and any problems that arise so we may correct them as quickly as possible. We're in this for the long haul, and we want you back for many more campaigns in the future. Because, hey, that only happens if you're happy with how this one goes!
REVIEW OF THE NOVEL THAT WE WANT TO TURN INTO A COMIC BOOK:
School Library Journal
Gr 8 Up—On her 16th birthday, Meghan Chase's four-year-old half brother is exchanged for a changeling and she discovers that her best friend, Robbie, is actually Robin Greenfellow, aka Puck, from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. The action never stops, and Meghan's romance with Ash, the handsome prince of the Unseelie Court, provides some romance that is sure to continue in the sequel. Faery books are in high demand now, and this is one of the better ones.
First-time author Kagawa is a talented writer and her descriptions are lush, Meghan’s ongoing passivity disappoints, though she has the potential to develop more fully in later books.
Genre fans won't be disappointed, and surely the rest of the series will reveal the truly important answer: Team Ash or Team Robbie?
We are excited about this project and we hope that you are too! Make sure you click in the GALLERY to to see Julie's message to everyone!
Check out the video about the series here:
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Check out the video Julie did for the IRON KING FANS: