City of Gold Coast, AU – On August 28 2015, Timothy Wood launched a Kickstarter campaign for Australi, a fantasy adventure story that captures the beautiful wildlife and landscapes of Australia in a way nostalgic to childhood.
“Australi’s first BIG issue will be 25-30 full colour pages. It introduces our main characters, including Maloo, the Prince and the mysterious Guardians,” explains the creator, “The second half of the first book will include our art and process book. It features a comprehensive guide on how to create real characters, interesting worlds and perilous stakes. We talk about exposition vs. action, how to avoid clichés and how to create worlds that tell stories on their own.”
Australi follows the story of Maloo, a young Aboriginal boy searching for his people and a place to call home. Set twenty years after the European, Chinese and Middle Eastern empires first set foot on Australi’s shores, Maloo must navigate a new world full of unique and dangerous trials.
Maloo unwillingly becomes the hope of his people when an old prophecy is handed down. Now, with not only the British Empire after him but also pirates, poachers and mercenaries, Maloo must find his inner spirit to fulfil the heavy burden placed upon him.
“Why Australi? We were inspired by the films Ferngully and The Never Ending Story. Despite Ferngully not having a huge critical success, it’s a film in Australia that everyone has seen and loves on a deep nostalgic level. We are recreating that nostalgic Australian fantasy feeling in a new, exciting format,” says Wood, “So far we have created concepts of the world, written the story and researched, researched, researched. We need your help to finish the first BIG issue and our art and process book.”
In exchange for pledging to the project, backers can gain access to a variety of rewards including a digital PDF of the first issue for $10, a hardback copy with the art and process book for $50 and more. Backers can also pledge $95 to receive two hardcopies of Australi’s first issue with the art and process book or $250 for a signed copy plus original signed sketches and printed/signed character cards.
For more information, please visit the Kickstarter page here.
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Company Name: Australi
Contact Person: Timothy Wood
Country: United States