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Tale of the Taira - Graphic Novel Volume 1

A project in Chicago, IL by Ben Flebbe

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Graphic novel adaptation of a Japanese epic. Fall of a clan, end of an era, rise of the shogunate.
Backers: 171
Average Pledge Per Backer: $72

Funded: $12,353 of $11,000
Dates: Feb 6th -> Mar 13th (36 days)
Project By: Ben Flebbe
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Latest News

Stretch Goal Achieved!

March 12th - via:
With 24 hours left in the campaign, we've just crossed our first stretch goal! We're excited that we're now not just going to be sharing these stories with all of you, but also a thorough write-up of the behind-the-scenes nerdery that went into... (Read More)

Less Than Two Days Left!

March 12th - via:
With less than two days left, we're closing in on our first stretch goal, and we're excited to share all of that behind-the-scenes material with you.  We talked a little about what you can expect from it on our livestream this afternoon (as well as... (Read More)

One Goal Down... On to the Next!

March 9th - via:
We made it!  Tale of the Taira volume 1 is now 100% funded.  Thank you all for contributing and being a part of making this project a reality!  It is a huge relief to have reached our funding goal, and I really can't begin to express everything... (Read More)

Picking Up Speed

March 8th - via:
We've got a lot to announce this one, so we suggest making sure you read through to the end. Progress So FarAs I'm writing this, we've just reached 94% of our goal, with less than $600 left to go.  That is, honestly, overwhelming.  We've been told... (Read More)

The Final Week

March 5th - via:
We're almost there, folks!  There are now over 100 of you backing us, and with one week left to go in this campaign, things are looking good.  We're at 85% of our goal, but there's plenty of work left to do to get us to 100% (or over, for those of... (Read More)

Crowdfunding Watch: Escape With These 3 Glorious Tales

February 26th - via:
Speaking of escaping, that’s the theme of today’s crowdfunding watch! I’ve got three wonderful stories that will hopefully help us escape our reality and explore imagined ones. Glow, Tale of the Taira and Tales of Fractured Worlds all promise to take us to new and exciting places. So let’s go, shall we? (Read More)

International Shipping Reminder

February 23rd - via:
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Upcoming Live Video Chat

February 21st - via:
We're going to be streaming! Join us for a live stream through Kickstarter and Facebook on Tuesday, January 27 at 7:00 pm CST, 8:00 pm EST. We'll be answering any questions you may have, and we can't wait to connect to all our fans and hear what... (Read More)

Announcing Our Stretch Goal Collaboration with Conceptopolis!

February 14th - via:
We're just over one week into the campaign, and we've already reached 68% of our base goal!  We're incredibly grateful to all of you for carrying us so far so fast.  This definitely means it's time for us to start thinking in greater depth about... (Read More)

Day One -- 55% and Counting!

February 7th - via:
Thank you all for your incredibly generous support.  You've made our launch day go so much better than we ever thought it would.  We're already working on some exciting new announcements and brainstorming new stretch goals and new rewards for when... (Read More)

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