Darmon Richter & Diana Naneva are creating Rasputina
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Siberia, 1920. A young girl, Varya, sets out on a quest for vengeance. She will travel across Soviet Russia and beyond, guided by a list of five names; the five men who killed her father in the Winter of 1916.
    

   
Their victim – Varya’s father – was Grigori Rasputin: a holy fool, mystical healer, and beloved personal advisor to the Russian Tsarina. But Rasputin’s influence over the imperial family had earned him enemies, and eventually a conspiracy was hatched to silence him for good.

In December 1916 he was drugged, strangled and shot, his body dumped into the frozen waters of the Neva River.


  
Now the Tsar and Tsarina are dead, while a red star rises over Moscow.

Varya Grigorievna Rasputina must venture right into the heart of the fledgling Soviet republic, avoiding the suspicion of Lenin’s secret police as she hunts down her father’s murderers. Along the way, she’ll learn to embrace the true source of Rasputin’s powers; while discovering how his death was part of a greater, deeper, conspiracy than she could ever have imagined.


 

The Project

 
Rasputina is an epic graphic novel in three parts: a sprawling tale of rebellion and revenge. The story treks from the plains of Siberia to the salons and bordels of Paris in the 1920s, introducing a cast packed with characters lifted straight from the history books.

Built upon extensive research, Rasputina explores the characters and conspiracies linked to one of the most notorious assassinations of the 20th century. The story casts Grigori Rasputin not as a ‘Mad Monk,’ but as a loving father, a healer, and a victim of propaganda. There’ll be mayhem, magic and mystery along the way, a veritable orgy of violence and visions; but ultimately, Rasputina aims to show how sometimes history itself can be stranger than fiction.




Why Patreon?

  
Writing and illustrating this book is going to involve a lot of hard work, for a duration of several years. It’s a massive commitment… and we’ll need your help, if we’re going to keep it going and reach the finish line on this 288-page epic. Patreon allows us to gather ongoing financial support from our readers, which will help to make this whole thing possible. For as little as $1 a month you can be a part of that.



For now, we’re aiming to produce one new page of Rasputina as often as we can – and we’ll keep going for as long as we can afford to. With your help though, we want to turn this into a real job. Building support through Patreon allows us to commit fully to finishing the project, and with enough sponsors we can raise our publishing schedule to two new pages each week.

You can sponsor us anything from $1 per page and up – and you can cancel your pledge at any time. You can even set your contributions to a maximum of $1 per month, no matter how many new pages we post. We're just grateful for any support you're happy to offer.

Have a look at our Rasputina Website, read some pages, check out our synopsis and character bios. You can also read our short illustrated history, 'The Life and Death of Grigori Rasputin,' featuring artwork from the project.

If you like what you see, we hope you’ll consider supporting us.


Tiers
Спасибо!
$1 or more per page 0 patrons
Thank you for making a difference… you’re a part of this now, and for that we’ll give you access to a Patreon stream where we’ll post news, previews, and also share some of our inspirations for the project.
Поехали!
$2 or more per page 0 patrons
As above, plus:
Enjoy early access to each new page of the comic, posted into your Patreon stream a day before they’re available anywhere else.
На здоровье!
$3 or more per page 0 patrons
All of the above, plus:
At this rate you’ll be giving us roughly a dollar per page, and for that we’ll give you access to the full behind-the-scenes experience. Sketches, ideas, scripts and storyboards.
Выпьем за любовь!
$5 or more per page 2 patrons
All of the above, plus:
Each time we reach the end of a chapter, we’ll email you a digital PDF edition for you to read on any device, at your leisure.
дар свыше!
$10 or more per page 1 patron
All of the above, plus:
Our eternal, undying love. Forever.

Goals
$10 of $100 per page
We can afford to keep on making Rasputina at this rate, without it costing us a fortune to create. Reaching this monthly goal will basically guarantee the future of the project.
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Siberia, 1920. A young girl, Varya, sets out on a quest for vengeance. She will travel across Soviet Russia and beyond, guided by a list of five names; the five men who killed her father in the Winter of 1916.
    

   
Their victim – Varya’s father – was Grigori Rasputin: a holy fool, mystical healer, and beloved personal advisor to the Russian Tsarina. But Rasputin’s influence over the imperial family had earned him enemies, and eventually a conspiracy was hatched to silence him for good.

In December 1916 he was drugged, strangled and shot, his body dumped into the frozen waters of the Neva River.


  
Now the Tsar and Tsarina are dead, while a red star rises over Moscow.

Varya Grigorievna Rasputina must venture right into the heart of the fledgling Soviet republic, avoiding the suspicion of Lenin’s secret police as she hunts down her father’s murderers. Along the way, she’ll learn to embrace the true source of Rasputin’s powers; while discovering how his death was part of a greater, deeper, conspiracy than she could ever have imagined.


 

The Project

 
Rasputina is an epic graphic novel in three parts: a sprawling tale of rebellion and revenge. The story treks from the plains of Siberia to the salons and bordels of Paris in the 1920s, introducing a cast packed with characters lifted straight from the history books.

Built upon extensive research, Rasputina explores the characters and conspiracies linked to one of the most notorious assassinations of the 20th century. The story casts Grigori Rasputin not as a ‘Mad Monk,’ but as a loving father, a healer, and a victim of propaganda. There’ll be mayhem, magic and mystery along the way, a veritable orgy of violence and visions; but ultimately, Rasputina aims to show how sometimes history itself can be stranger than fiction.




Why Patreon?

  
Writing and illustrating this book is going to involve a lot of hard work, for a duration of several years. It’s a massive commitment… and we’ll need your help, if we’re going to keep it going and reach the finish line on this 288-page epic. Patreon allows us to gather ongoing financial support from our readers, which will help to make this whole thing possible. For as little as $1 a month you can be a part of that.



For now, we’re aiming to produce one new page of Rasputina as often as we can – and we’ll keep going for as long as we can afford to. With your help though, we want to turn this into a real job. Building support through Patreon allows us to commit fully to finishing the project, and with enough sponsors we can raise our publishing schedule to two new pages each week.

You can sponsor us anything from $1 per page and up – and you can cancel your pledge at any time. You can even set your contributions to a maximum of $1 per month, no matter how many new pages we post. We're just grateful for any support you're happy to offer.

Have a look at our Rasputina Website, read some pages, check out our synopsis and character bios. You can also read our short illustrated history, 'The Life and Death of Grigori Rasputin,' featuring artwork from the project.

If you like what you see, we hope you’ll consider supporting us.


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Tiers
Спасибо!
$1 or more per page 0 patrons
Thank you for making a difference… you’re a part of this now, and for that we’ll give you access to a Patreon stream where we’ll post news, previews, and also share some of our inspirations for the project.
Поехали!
$2 or more per page 0 patrons
As above, plus:
Enjoy early access to each new page of the comic, posted into your Patreon stream a day before they’re available anywhere else.
На здоровье!
$3 or more per page 0 patrons
All of the above, plus:
At this rate you’ll be giving us roughly a dollar per page, and for that we’ll give you access to the full behind-the-scenes experience. Sketches, ideas, scripts and storyboards.
Выпьем за любовь!
$5 or more per page 2 patrons
All of the above, plus:
Each time we reach the end of a chapter, we’ll email you a digital PDF edition for you to read on any device, at your leisure.
дар свыше!
$10 or more per page 1 patron
All of the above, plus:
Our eternal, undying love. Forever.