The Graphic Novel My Great Grandfather, the Alien was inspired by my curiosity to find out everything I could about the mysterious man in our family who we knew nothing about other than his name and that he’d been murdered in New York. What I uncovered amazed me….
What stage is the book at?
The book is complete, professionally edited and ready to go to print. The finished printed product will be on very high quality heavy weight paper giving it a tactile quality to enhance the story experience. The printing company I use are effective and efficient and will have the books delivered to me one week after I issue payment to them and I’ll begin shipping immediately. The e-book will have interactive elements allowing you to take your own research journey and delve in to historical sources, videos and facts that built the story.
Why does this project matter to me?
This project is close to my heart in that it is a personal, real-life account that I am excited to share with others in the form of a book. Beyond this campaign’s goal, I hope to go for a second print run in future and to use profits generated to, first of all, help fund a headstone for my ancestor and secondly, to prepare for producing my next book.
If I reach my goal, everyone who backs the project and chooses a reward gets some form of copy of the book, either digital, audio or print. If you go for the very limited Platinum Pack, you get all of that, plus more. If I make it to £600, I’ll add these special vintage-style library pockets, handstamped with key dates from the book and mini illustrated card inserts, to the printed books. If I make it to £700, I’ll include a signed A5 art print of an illustration from the book with all printed-version rewards.