Super is a graphic novel that explores the idea of the superhero if one were to appear in our current societal climate.
Hello everyone. My name is Justin Newberry, and I (along with artist Gilbert Cuevas) have been working on a graphic novel for the last several years between other projects and all the distractions life has to offer.
The book was originally planned as a six issue miniseries and would have come out around 2007/2008, but we suffered a number of setbacks and decided to just wait until we were in a position to publish the whole book. The interior art was finished earlier this year, so all that's left is to get the book colored and sent off to a printer...
And you can help! The way Kickstarter works is that you pledge money to the project instead of donating it and if we reach the funding goal before December 2nd, they collect all the pledges and then fund the project. Kickstarter doesn't take any money upfront and only charges your account if the goal is reached by the due date. That way, if a project doesn't reach its target, you're not short your pledge money. It's that simple!
With the help of Kickstarter and your pledges, we will pay a professional or a studio to finish the color work on the book. From there, we will have the book printed in the early part of 2011. After we have sent out copies to the kind people who pledge to the project on here, we will take the book to several comic book conventions and try to get the books carried in stores through various distributors. No matter the outcome though, we will be submitting more projects to Kickstarter in order to put out more products and give people a chance to interact with us while grabbing our stuff in advance and at a reasonable price.
The bulk of the money raised on here will go towards paying for the initial print run of the book (around $12000) with the rest going to the colorist to pay for their time. Anything generated above our funding goal will go towards printing more copies of the book and paying for booth space at conventions.
To read the first 25 pages of the book, visit our website here:
Page 1 at Aberrant Press
Keep in mind that some of the narrative dialogue will be changed in the final version.
To see G4 TV's Blair Butler talk about our preview issue (it's towards the end of the segment): Fresh Ink Online
A review of the first 25 pages from The Onion's AV Club (second review down!): Jason Heller's review
Thanks so much to Kickstarter for providing this sort of endeavor with a venue and many thanks to you for your pledge!
P.S. International pledges, please ask for shipping rates so we can adjust your pledge accordingly.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Sep 3, 2010 - Dec 2, 2010 (90 days)
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INDIVIDUAL PLEDGE #1: Receive a special "thank you" postcard in the mail along with your name printed on our website.
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INDIVIDUAL PLEDGE #2: Along with the postcard and having your name on the website, you'll get a copy of the book once it is printed. The retail price on the cover will be $19.99, so you're saving 25%!
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INDIVIDUAL PLEDGE #3: And receive the postcard, listing on the website, a copy of the book AND a copy of the preview book that was previously only available to retailers (it contains different colors and some changed dialogue, too!). Also, we will sign both of the books!
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INDIVIDUAL PLEDGE #4: In addition to everything listed in the $20 pledge section, your name will be listed in the back of the book on a special "thank you's" page.
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INDIVIDUAL PLEDGE #5: All of the above, PLUS we'll send along a 6x10 inch sketch done by either Gilbert or myself of one of the book's main characters!
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GROUP/RETAILER PLEDGE #1: You will receive 5 copies of the book along with 5 postcards and your name(s) on the website.
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INDIVIDUAL PLEDGE #6: Everything from Individual Pledge #5, but instead of the sketch, we'll send you one of the original pages of art from the book (first pledged, first pick)!!!
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GROUP/RETAILER PLEDGE #2: 10 copies of the book will be sent to you as well as 10 of the preview books and postcards and your name(s) printed in the book's "thank you's" section. In addition, you'll get a 6x10 inch sketch done by either Gilbert or myself of one of the book's main characters!
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INDIVIDUAL PLEDGE #7: The same as Individual pledge #6, but you can pick one of the 2-page spreads from the book, or any 2 individual pages (again, first to pledge gets first pick)!!! We'll also send you a signed and number 11x17 inch gloss print!
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GROUP/RETAILER PLEDGE #3: 20 copies of the book will be sent to you as well as 15 of the preview books and 20 of the postcards and your name(s) printed in the book's "thank you's" section. Also, you'll get 2 of the 6x10 inch sketches done by either Gilbert or myself as well as a signed and numbered 11x17 inch gloss print!
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GROUP/RETAILER PLEDGE #4: 25 copies of the book will be sent to you as well as 20 of the preview books, 20 of the postcards, your name(s) printed in the book's "thank you's" section and 5 of the signed and numbered prints! Also, you'll receive 2 6x10 inch sketches done by either Gilbert or myself and a page of original art from the book (first pledged gets first pick)!!!
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GROUP/RETAILER PLEDGE #5: 40 copies of the book will be sent to you as well as 40 of the preview books, 50 of the postcards, your name(s) printed in the book's "thank you's" section and 10 of the signed and numbered prints! Also, you'll get 2 6x10 inch sketches done by either Gilbert or myself and 2 pages of original art from the book (first pledged gets first pick)!!! AND A SPECIAL BONUS: A ONE PAGE AD FOR YOUR STORE OR GROUP OR WHATEVER REALLY (so long as it's within reason)!!!