Artist and writer Lee Milewski (Tangled Weeds) returns to Kickstarter to give his latest project a kick in the butt. The Somber Crown is the lovechild of Milewski’s fondness for old-school adventure gaming and classic fantasy, starring an elf hero on a quest for vengeance in a world full of crazy monsters, a “wise” old owl that gives outdated information and a dark kingdom that betrays him. The first full issue is oversized at 40+ pages and features vibrant colored panels. If the preview art is any indication, Somber Crown is going to be mighty pretty to look at. Check some of it out in the nifty video below:
With a small goal of $2000, Somber Crown has the potential of reaching some nifty stretch goals. First of which would add an additional 12+ pages of story, rounding it up to 52 pages! The cheapest way to get the story in front of you would be to chip in at either $10 for the digital copy, $20 for an additional 50 pages of the “making of” version, or $25 for all of that plus a printed copy. Higher tiers offer prints, original art and pages from the book.
If you like what you see then visit the project page to snag your reward. The Somber Crown’s campaign ends on July 29, 2014, so don’t wait too long!