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Kickstarter Campaign A Success!

Great news!

The Kickstarter campaign to release Legend of the Ztarr Volume 1 in print and full e-book edition has been a complete success! Thanks to everyone who backed the project. The series is now off the back-burner and production is back in full gear. This is great news for Legend of the Ztarr fans, with an estimated release date of summer 2014.

In September, a successful Indiegogo campaign helped series creator, Sara E. Mayhew, to upgrade her old Cintiq 21UX to a new, more portable, Cintiq Companion. This is a huge boost to making all the illustration work needed to complete Volume 1. Here’s a sample of a panel drawn with the Cintiq Companion, using pencil-style Photoshop brushes:

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Book Signings

Get your copies of Legend of the Ztarr in print, just in time to have them autographed at upcoming 2012 events!

Legend of the Ztarr creator, Sara E. Mayhew, will be speaking at CSICon in Nashville, TN, October 25th-28th and at Eschanton in Ottawa, ON, November 30th to December 2nd, 2012. Also check out some of her other prints, posters, and tees available to be signed.

 

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Sara E. Mayhew Awarded $10,000 OAC Grant

Via saramayhew.com

The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) has awarded Sara E. Mayhew a $10,000 grant for her series, Legend of the Ztarr, through their Northern Arts program. The Northern Arts program provides funding to emerging, mid-career and established individual artists and arts organizations in the northern Ontario region. Sara received the Northern Arts grant in 2007 for work on her graphic novel, Secrets of Sorcerers.

Mayhew is a resident of Kirkland Lake, ON, where she works as a mangaka, writer and freelance illustrator. Her work focuses on promoting skepticism and science through arts and entertainment. A 2009 TED Fellowship member, Sara is featured in a Nokia campaign video about her work, spoke at TEDActive’10 in Palm Springs, CA, is a contributor to Skeptic North, and was a main program speaker at The Amaz!ng Meeting 9 (TAM9) in Las Vegas, this past July.

You can follow Sara on twitter @saramayhew, facebook, Google+

Check out Legend of the Ztarr online and in all major ebook retailers.

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Meet Sara E. Mayhew at TAM 2011

Legend of the Ztarr creator, Sara E. Mayhew, will be a guest speaker at the Amaz!ng Meeting in Las Vegas, this week, July 14-17th. She’ll be presenting her talk, “Secular Storyteling”, on Sunday, July 17th, at 10:30am, which will touch on Legend of the Ztarr.

Interested TAM attendees can get their copy of Legend of the Ztarr right here through the website. Chapter 1 is available through iBooks, Amazon, Sony, Kobo, and Nook. Chapter 2 is available through Amazon and both chapters can be purchased through Smashwords. You can also read both chapters for free right here on Legend of the Ztarr‘s official site! Just remember that donations are appreciated.

Special Legend of the Ztarr promotional postcards will be available at the event for signing!

Another heads-up for TAM attendees; Sara has organized a facebook event for TAM attendees interested in the midnight showing of Harry Potter 7 at the hotel’s theater. Join Sara and your fellow Muggles Thursday night/Friday morning!

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Win Legend of the Ztarr Chapter 2 for Kindle!

Here’s your chance to win a free copy of Legend of the Ztarr Ch.2 Kindle Edition! Simply write a review for Legend of the Ztarr Ch.1 on Amazon and post a link to it on the official Legend of the Ztarr facebook page. The lucky winner will be sent a copy of Legend of the Ztarr Ch.2 for Kindle.

DON’T HAVE A KINDLE? Don’t worry, kindle edition books can be read on the iPad and Android using the Kindle app as well as on your computer by installing the Kindle for PC program.

To post your review, got to Legend of the Ztarr Ch.1: The Offworlders on Amazon.com and click the link to post a review (located below the title and author info). Once you’ve posted your awesome review, click on the permalink for it and head over to the Legend of the Ztarr facebook page and post the link to it on the wall.

 

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Chapter 2 Now Available on Amazon!

Chapter 2 Now Available!

Legend of the Ztarr Chapter 2 is now available in the Amazon Kindle store. Read it on your Kindle or iPad with the Amazon Kindle app! Coming soon, the chapter will also be available in the iBookstore, Barnes & Noble, Nook, Kobo, and Stanza. Check back for the online release and read it right here on the official site (please make a donation if you do!). Print editions will also be made available through Lulu.com.