GEARBOX is a media-rich, web-centric experience that uses video, graphics, animation and sound in a comic book format.
My partners and I are creating an online multimedia comic book called GEARBOX. We feel the time is right for a new form that draws on the strengths of online media and the limitless nature of the internet.
The story of GEARBOX follows Xiao - a nomad who travels to parallel realities in her fight to derail the advance of the fanatical, genetically engineered Monocline.
Embarking on an epic journey to sabotage their crusade, Xiao and her people are locked in an evolutionary struggle that will determine the fate of the future, the shape of the present and the meaning of the past.
Visitors to the website will follow narrative threads involving different characters and realms.
Using the fathomless depths of the web, a click on a panel sends you down one path while a click on another has you following a different character into another world.
GEARBOX will constantly evolve as different artists create threads - the series is limited only by each creator’s imagination.
Users of the site will eventually be able to submit their own work for inclusion in the GEARBOX universe.
Money received through Kickstarter will be used to pay the artists, actors, musicians and programmers who work to bring the first episode of GEARBOX to life.
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Jun 22, 2010 - Jul 30, 2010
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Password access to a blog on the website with behind the scenes info, art and video on the making of the Gearbox episodes.
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The previous, plus a special thank you in the end credits of the episode.
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All of the previous, plus a one year subscription to all episodes of Gearbox—a $60 value. You will also receive a signed DVD of the first episode.
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All of the previous plus a special signed CD booklet of production drawings, photos, video and music from the creation of Gearbox.
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All of the previous plus a beautiful, signed, very limited edition, full color catalog from my performing arts group Osseus Labyrint: www.osseuslabyrint.net.
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All of the previous, plus a signed original animation drawing from Gearbox.
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All of the previous and early, pre-release access to the first online episode. You will also have an opportunity to send comments and suggestions for future episodes and alternate story threads.
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All of the previous and "Associate Producer" credit. You will also receive personal updates about the progress of the production.
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All of the previous plus a "Co- Producer" Credit. And a very personal thank you from the cast and crew of Gearbox.
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All of the previous, plus " Produced by" credit at the START of the episode. You will also be invited to visit the set of the live action shoot and meet with all the principals involved in the creation of Gearbox.