An independently published work of true horror. Help Dim Media publish their first 'zine not made on a copy machine.
Blue Flame Synopsis
Ernest knew meeting Frank was a mistake. He knew it as soon as he arrived in Kausia, a isolated desert city populated with disfigured peasants. Frank had lured Ernest into a secret deal, a deal much like one made with the devil, a part played by the Shadow Walker named "Shuffle". Now infected with the disease plaguing Kausia, Frank and Ernest have but one choice to find the cure in three days before their bodies wither into something unspeakable ... three days to find the Blue Flame.
Help Us Increase the Quality of our Publications
For the past three years Dim Media has been producing various 'zines and other short works of illustrated fiction. Our previous print publications have been in typical "'zine" format: minimally designed and produced, printed at a copy shop and hand stapled. The great response we have received from these 'zines encouraged us to work on some more thorough stories and increase the production quality and distribution.
Midway through the writing process, we decided that "Blue Flame" would be the first of these higher quality publications. We produced formal character sketches before illustrating, had the book professionally edited, and even re-wrote and re-drew portions. We are currently having a graphic designer digitally layout the book (the book in the video is our initial draft). With your help, we'll have high quality prints of the "Blue Flame" in time for this year's Spring Con, Red Hot Art Fest, Twin Cities Zine Fest, and Minneapolis Indie Xpo!
What Your Funding Will Do
We will be able to independently publish 150 copies of the "Blue
Flame" through Lightning Press. This give us a 32 page professionally
bound book with full color gloss cover. We will be able to sell these
through our current 'zine/comic convention channels as well as explore
other venues. Through bartering, we already have had the book
professionally edited and laid out.
In a longer term sense, the profits of the sales from these books will help us fund the next book in the series as well as work on our distribution and marketing. This will create a snow-ball effect that establishes the publishing side of Dim Media. We will publish the other stories the "Blue Flame" is part of as well as continue to publish our other 'zines and comics. By funding over our request amount, you are helping make this happen sooner, so please kickstart away!
Not sure how much to donate? Perhaps, some of the below rewards will help you decide. Also, please donate an additional $3 for shipping if you are outside of the Twin Cities metro area. Finally, $350 minimally covers our printing costs, so if you can help us raise more, we will put be able to print more copies, cover booth fees for the various fests, and do some well needed marketing.
Signed "Blue Flame" $10+This is why we're here. By funding at least $10, you are basically pre-ordering your copy of the Blue Flame and we even sign it.
Archival Print $30+
Donate $30 or more and receive a signed book and an 11x17" print of the artwork in the Blue Flame. Select from one of the following (specify the print number when donating).
12 oz Mug - $50+By donating $50 or more, you will receive a signed copy, a print of your choice and a 12oz coffee mug designed by us. (Photo does not reflect final design)
Original Painting - $300+
By donating $300 or more, you receive all of the above rewards as well as an original 18x36" painting of a scene from the Blue Flame. We are currently working on the painting and may be able to show progress shortly.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Feb 6, 2012 - Mar 30, 2012
Pledge $10 or more
Signed Copy of "Blue Flame"Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $30 or more
11x17" print of your choice (see listing) + $10 level rewardsEstimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $50 or more
Limited Edition 12oz Coffee Mug + $30 level rewardsEstimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $300 or more
18x36" original painting + $50 level rewardsEstimated delivery: Jun 2012