escape to strange & Beautiful worlds
Portal fantasy and epic adventure
ARt and stories by Paula Richey
Hey everybody, welcome to OtherRealm studio. I'm Paula and this is my project, SoulBound. SoulBound is a ten issue comic series about Becca, a college student thrown from the world she's always known into a realm of magic, myth... and monsters. There, she finds perils greater than she's ever faced – and a love greater than she ever imagined. Though much in this world is beautiful and strange, she must find a way to return home, or risk losing herself in the void between realms – forever.
This is issue two, Escape, in which we get to know the second hero of our story, Torrin. Captured by a insane sorceress who intends to transform him into a monstrous slave, his only hope is to escape before she can complete her spells. But when Becca lands in his prison, he must find a way to save them both.
The SoulBound comic series means a lot to me, and I'm committed to seeing it through. You can order issue 2 now on the Shop Comics & More page and I'll package and ship it myself so that it arrives safely. These are all printed on classic newsprint with glossy cover stock, and my artist Mia and I will sign every copy that goes out to our backers.
This is an epic story of adventure, romance, and psyche, set in the OtherRealm, an alternate universe where lost civilizations, extinct creatures, and mythical beasts have one last chance to survive. I have so many dreams for this world beyond the comic series, but I'm starting here to prove that people still love epic tales of wonder, danger and daring.
I've found the best people to help me – my amazing artist, Mia, my awesome letterer Wes, and now, a wonderful musician, Christen, who composed and sang the background music to this video. You may be wondering why a comic needs music, but I'm telling you, this is more than a comic. It's an entire world that I'm trying to express as completely as I can. In issue three, there is a song that is also a spell, that I wrote the lyrics to and Christen composed the melody for. This song develops over the course of the series, recording and affecting the events of the story.
The SoulBound series is truly special. I hope you join me on this journey to make it reality.
And I'll see you in the other realm.
SoulBound #1: Adrift AVAILABLE NOW!
COPIES ARE IN!
I've set up a store for orders here on my new Shop Comics & More page, and I've made it so that the buy buttons won't allow more sales than I have copies. At least, I hope I have.
I also have something special for retailers who would like to stock some issues in their shops. Since I don't have a distributor, I'll be personally asking comic shops to stock my series so that it can reach more readers.
If you'd like to read your copy on Kindle, here it is on Amazon!
To fund the initial print run, I ran a Kickstarter campaign to take preorders! The campaign is over, but you can still see it and read the updates. Here's the link - stop by and check it out! http://kck.st/2VHc6jd
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Reviews for SoulBound: Adrift
Gerry Lee on Amazon
David Dubrow (Blog Post)
SweetCast (YouTube, & he invited me on a livestream also)
Doc Hog (YouTube)
Bleeding Fool Indie Comics Review (ok, that's an interview)
There are a few more but I haven't found links.
(There's a story behind a few of these - most of my earliest reviewers are not at all into fantasy! But they know storytelling in the comics medium, so I value their input.)
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