Okay, “needs” is a strong word. As Paul Duffield says, he can work one day a week on his new graphic novel, and it may take years. But if he can raise money with the international social network funding site IndieGoGo, then he can spend more time on the project and get it out… this year.
What, you may ask? Paul Duffield’s The Fireflight Isle. Take a look at this motion comic trailer… it may just blow your mind.
Doesn’t that look rather splendid? In Paul’s own words;
The Firelight Isle is a new creator-owned graphic novel that I started writing earlier this year. The story revolves around two young characters who have been friends since birth, a weaver named Anlil (right) and Sen (left) a spearman in training. The plot begins as they’re initiated into their professions and begin adult life. The world is a fantastical one that forms a backdrop on which to explore human culture in a fictional setting. I’m currently working on story, designs and research, and I’ve now gathered enough material to go live with the project!
My goal for The Firelight Isle is to produce a graphic novel without compromises, and put every ounce of quality that I can into the story, the art and the design. The finished product will be a 200-300 page full-colour book, with production values inspired by beautiful publications like Habibi and The Arrival, in which every detail of the book contributes to the atmosphere of the story.
Between now and publication, I plan to document the creation process online, and release each newly finished page for free on this website. Right now I’m funding The Firelight Isle myself, and I can currently afford to spend one day a week on it at most. At that pace it won’t be finished for many years, but I’m dedicating myself to completing it at full quality, no matter how long it takes! Here’s where you come in – if you’d like to help speed up the process, I’m looking for funding from as many sources as possible and the following pages contain all the information you might want before helping out…
It is very unlikely that Paul Duffield will fall out with himself or attempt to fire himself, leading to a battle between Kickstarter updates and Facebook posts. So… who’s down for $5? $10? $20? More?