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Isle of Elsi Book One

A project in Santa Fe, NM by Alec Longstreth

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A 144-page, hardback collection of lighthearted fantasy adventure comics for kids, with dragons, wizards and lots of silly wordplay!
Backers: 288
Average Pledge Per Backer: $62

Funded: $17,734 of $16,600
Dates: Apr 2nd -> May 2nd (30 days)
Project By: Alec Longstreth
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Latest News

Last Call! The Plan!

May 1st - via: kickstarter.com
Hello Isle of Elsi Backers! This will be the last update for this project which will be publicly viewable on the project page. Once the funding period ends on Thursday May 2nd at 9:15am MT (aka "tomorrow") all future posts will be for backers only.... (Read More)

Bulking dummy!

April 30th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello Isle of Elsi Backers!  A few weeks ago I received the "bulking dummy" for Isle of Elsi Book One from my printer. This is a blank version of the book that has all the correct paper stock on the cover, endpapers and "guts" as well as the real... (Read More)

🔥 WE DID IT! 🔥

April 29th - via: kickstarter.com
Isle of Elsi Backers!  Tonight the Isle of Elsi Book One Kickstarter reached 100% of its funding goal! Thank you all SO MUCH for your generous support of this project! It goes without saying, but I'll say it anyway: I could not have done this... (Read More)

Full Cover Reveal! Blurbs!

April 29th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello Isle of Elsi Backers! This past week I got the final back cover "blurb" (a promotional quote from another cartoonist about Isle of Elsi) which was the last thing I needed to complete the cover design.  First, let's look at the cover! Next up,... (Read More)

Fantasy! Endpaper Maps! Inspirations!

April 27th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello Isle of Elsi Backers! We've got about four days left in the campaign, so I've been continuing my social media blitz, trying to find different ways to connect with people who might enjoy Isle of Elsi.  This morning I wrote a big post... (Read More)

Awesome Aesthete... Accelerated!

April 26th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello Isle of Elsi Backers! Earlier this week I filmed myself inking and painting another of the 6" x 9" Nogard the Dragon illustrations that I'm offering at the "Awesome Aesthete" tier. I shot it all with time-lapse, so you can watch the three hour... (Read More)

The Final Week!

April 24th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello Isle of Elsi Backers! We're seven days away from the end of this campaign, and this morning Kickstarter made Isle of Elsi Book One its "project of the day" in the comics category! 😃 I've been pinballing from one social media platform to... (Read More)

My Amazingly Talented Wife ❤️

April 21st - via: kickstarter.com
Hello, Isle of Elsi Backers! My wife, Claire Sanders, got a degree in Toy Design from Fashion Institute of Technology (one of only two such programs in the USA) and has worked in the toy industry since 2003 for various invention groups and as a... (Read More)

Yeah, but do KIDS like it?

April 19th - via: kickstarter.com
In our house there is one print copy of Isle of Elsi. It's a print-on-demand mock-up that I made a few years ago to help me keep things consistent while I was working on the comic. I keep it next to my drawing board and a few weeks ago my daughter... (Read More)

Two Weeks Down, Two Weeks To Go!

April 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello Isle of Elsi backers! I'm back home in Santa Fe after an exhilarating and inspiriting Landlubber Tour. Aaron and I met lots of new people in Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Denver, and I even got to connect with a few IoE backers face-to-face! Today... (Read More)

The Landlubber Tour with Aaron Renier!

April 8th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello, Isle of Elsi Backers! Over the weekend we crossed the 40% funded mark! Thank you all so much for your early support of this project. With your help, I'm optimistic we'll reach the goal by May 2nd.  Ever since the campaign launched I've been... (Read More)

A Stellar Start & Zealous Zinester Preview!

April 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
YOWZA! We're only a little over 24 hours into this project, and as I type this we've already almost reached 25% of the goal! Also, late last night Kickstarter selected Isle of Elsi Book One as a "Project We Love" which is great! It was months of... (Read More)

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