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Rekindling the Fire: Ratha's Creature Graphic Novel

A project in Catonsville, MD by Sheila Ruth (Imaginator Press)

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Prehistoric big cat Ratha gets her own graphic novel, 30 years after she first lifted her torch.
Backers: 200
Average Pledge Per Backer: $35

Funded: $6,974 of $5,900
Dates: Jan 14th -> Feb 16th (34 days)
Project By: Sheila Ruth (Imaginator Press)
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Latest News

TGIF and progress report

March 8th - via:
TGIF, clan cats! (Although I don't suppose the Named have a concept of a weekend, since there need to be Firekeepers and Herders on duty at all times.) Since the Kickstarter ended, I'm afraid we've been rather quiet, but that's because we're putting... (Read More)

Preorder the print edition!

February 27th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Funding Successful!

February 19th - via:
Thanks to you, our friends and fans, the Ratha's Creature Graphic Novel Kickstarter project was a success! Not only did we meet our funding goal, but we raised a thousand dollars over the goal, which is a good start towards raising enough for a print... (Read More)

Final 12 hours

February 16th - via:
Here we are, 12 hours until the end of the Kickstarter project. It's been an exciting journey, and I'm honored to have shared it with all of you. I have enjoyed this opportunity to get to know some of you better through this experience. This project... (Read More)


February 15th - via:
WE DID IT!!!!! Thanks to our wonderful fans, friends and supporters, we reached 100% funding in the wee hours of the morning, and this thing is really happening! There will be a Ratha's Creature graphic novel! Hugs and purrs to all of you for your... (Read More)

Backers' Only Update: Fiery Ratha Wallpaper

February 13th - via:
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The Herding Teacher's Name

February 12th - via:
In Update #9, Dani Long mentioned that Thakur is pronounced "Ta-KOOR," and some people expressed surprise. The pronunciation is such a well-kept secret that Clare Bell wrote this humorous poem about it a couple of years ago: The Herding Teacher's... (Read More)

Video Sunday: Bonechewer!

February 10th - via:
Happy Sunday, everyone! With 6 days to go, we are 74% funded! The support from everyone has been astonishing. We are incredibly grateful for all your posts and tweets and art and pledges. As a thank you, here is a music video tribute to everyone's... (Read More)

Prehistoric art livestreaming right now!

February 8th - via:
Prehistoric Art Stream: live event going on right now! (Friday, February 8) Graphic novel colorist Tod Wills is having an art-a-thon to support the Kickstarter project. He'll be livestreaming creating prehistoric art all day today, and giving away... (Read More)

An inside look at the process behind the art

February 6th - via:
Today's update comes from Dani Long, primary penciler for the graphic novel. Dani gives us an inside look at the process behind the creation of the art. Dani is deathmango on DeviantArt, and you can see more of Dani's art on her DeviantArt page here.... (Read More)

Artists Supporting Clare Bell Create Special Tributes Daily

January 24th - via:
I would like to start off by personally expressing my immense enjoyment over the news that Clare Bell’s masterful work has the WONDERFUL chance to become a graphic novel. (Read More)

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