Magpies - the graphic novel

A story about loss, love, and the quest for the real self.
Sara Lando
1 Team Member



The featured package and the tree package have already been reclaimed, so I took them down. But I have your name and really can't wait to give you your booty!!!


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A widowed woman unable to carry on and who only lives in the odd chapters.
A fundamentally optimistic man who lives in the even chapters and is about to find out a shocking truth about his own identity.

These are the premises of Magpies, graphic novel about loss, love and the quest for the real self.


Magpies is a labor of love – it’s a very special project and it's ready to be printed!

If you’d like to know more about it and preview the whole thing you can go HERE

The digital edition of Magpies is already available (and you get to set the price for that) but even if digital is supercool, I think nothing beats the feeling of flipping from one page to the next under a blanket.



Book Specs

magpies mockupThe perfect bound book will be 160 pages, will measure 8x10 inches and will be printed on high quality paper.  Every page will be printed in full-color and will be awesome.

I decided to print in Italy rather than abroad in China like many larger companies do, to have full control over the printing process.

The plan is to send Magpies to the printer in January, after the Christmas madness. The printing process will take about 2 months for the proofs, printing and shipping to happen. This means I'll probably be getting the books around March or maybe April if something goes wrong (and let's assume it will: hope for the best and prepare for the worst).

But I'm hoping I'll be able to get my copies sooner than that, so that I'll be able to start shipping right away.



How does this work?

If you're not familiar with IndieGogo or crowdfunding in general, here's a brief overview. 

For the next 30 days, you'll be able to make pledges to help support this project, ranging from $5 to whatever you can afford without going broke or having to divorce. You can select one of the perks on the right, corresponding to the amount you wish to donate. This means you're not only being awesome: you are also receiveing stuff as proof of that! 

Your credit card or paypal account will not actually be charged at the time you make your pledge.

If the final deadline comes and we've reached our goal, then everyone gets charged the amount they pledged at the same time, and after Indiegogo and paypal get their share, I start printing and mailing books and t-shirts and whatnot. But if for some reason we don't meet our goal, the whole thing is called off. No one gets charged, no fees are applied, everyone just keeps their money. 

Of course, if we fail to meet the goal, then no one gets any rewards, and this is pretty sad.




What We Need & What You Get

We're hoping to raise $20,000 to pay for the cost of printing ($12.000) and producing perks ($6500), and cover the Indiegogo fee (that will take 4%), the PayPal fee (that will take 3,5% of what's left) /bank fees.

What's left is going to help cover part of the shipping costs, which are insane.

The money won't cover any my costs for making Magpies: I have already happily paid for that out of my own pockets. And I'm not trying to make a profit either: that will come later, when I'll be selling the copies that I'll have left.

In exchange for your support, you'll be able to choose between some basic rewards and some really amazing packages: they're all listed on the right, so pick your favorite! 

If this campaign goes over its funding goal, I already have lots of ideas for additional rewards: more pages, cooler additional rewards for those who already backed, special limited editions, original artworks, a juggling monkey… maybe not the monkey.

If the goal is not reached before the end of the 30 days, though, then you will not be charged anything. You only pay if the project reaches its goal before the deadline!

Shipping costs are already built into the rewards and I'll be paying most of it: retail price will be 30$ plus shipping, which will be 13 dollars for Italy and 25 for International shipping. So you might want to get your copy now and save some money!

If you still have questions, don't be afraid to ask: I will be setting up a FAQ tab in the next few days.  






Bird is the word

Finally, please use the share tools at the top of this page to tweet, e-mail, and let people know about Magpies.

Even if you're unable to contribute, you can still make a huge difference and help us make Magpies happen by spreading the word about this campaign.

Thank you in advance and we look forward to this crazy adventure!




Who am I?

MagpiesHi, my name is Sara Lando and I am a commercial photographer who also likes to tell stories. 

I live in the north of Italy with a husband who is forced to wear masks made out of masking tape for my weird projects.

Magpies is my first graphic novel.

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raised by 418 people in 1 month
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This campaign ended on December 7, 2012
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  • $5USD

    I'm so grateful you have decided to help! I will add your name to the thank you page in the Magpies Website. I will send you the download link to a digital package, including the high-res pdf of Magpies and additional artworks not included in the final version

    30 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2012
  • $20USD

    If you pledge 20$ you'll get everything in the basic perk and a Magpies bandana too. It's the most versatile piece of wardrobe you can have and now you can be a bandit with style

    5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2013
  • $30USD

    You get everything in the basic perk, but most of all you get a hardbound copy of Magpies. In addition to that, your name will be printed inside the book, in the thank you page.

    162 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2013
  • $40USD

    You get everything in the basic perk, but most of all you get a hardbound copy of Magpies. In addition to that, your name will be printed inside the book, in the thank you page.

    82 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2013
  • $45USD

    Since Magpies won't be ready for Christmas, but it would be the perfect Christmas Gift for your loved ones, I will send you a Magpies Christmas Card as soon as the campaign is over and instructions to put together the perfect placeholder gift. Once the book is ready, it will be shipped directly to the address of the person receiving the gift.

    25 out of 40 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2012
  • $50USD

    You get a copy of Magpies and a t-shirt to wear while you read it. Easy, peasy!

    3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2013
  • $100USD

    In addition to everything in the book package, you will also get a Magpies T-shirt to go with your Magpies bandana To complete the package you'll also get a 19x27in (50 x 70 cm) signed poster

    22 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2013
  • $150USD

    you get everything in the book package and we also set up a 1 hour long skype call. We can talk about Magpies, photography, your portfolio, the weather, or just have a cup of tea together.

    3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2013
  • $150USD

    you get everything in the book package, a Magpies t-shirt and one of the original chapter covers! They're 4x6 inches mixed media pieces. See the gallery for details!

    2 out of 7 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2013
  • $180USD

    You get everything in the book package, a t-shirt, and all the original figurines used for a single page

    1 out of 15 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2013
  • $200USD

    you get everything in the book package, plus a numbered and signed print on hahnemuehle paper

    9 out of 20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2013
  • $200USD

    You get a year-long subscription to the online-photography-lab. You will have monthly classes, access to a members-only forum, portfolio reviews and much more.

    66 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2013
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