Raising funding to produce the first issue of Meatspace - a cyberpunk story involving robots, MMORPGs and murder.
UPDATE - We're funded! Thanks to all of you who pledged and got the word out! We could not have done this without you!!
I wrote a lot of myself into this story. First and foremost, the main character, Lance is not a quitter. It’s just not in his vocabulary. He was blown up overseas while he was in the army, and he didn’t quit, he agreed to have his brain implanted into a robotic chassis to continue to serve his country. When other robots gave up due to the bigotry and hatred towards them and retreated into their own little online worlds, he almost gave up, but found life had other plans for him. He was told his son, one of the creators and star celebrity of the world’s number one mega multi-player online game, died from a drug overdose, he refused to believe it and began a wild adventure to figure out who was responsible and why. This is the gist of Meatspace, my cyberpunk story that is one part mega-multiplayer online roleplaying game, one part revenge thriller and one part story about a man re-entering society from his own self-exile partly from his own doing and also from someone bringing him back.
Now myself and the artist, the extremely talented Andrew MacLean are both trying to make something of ourselves in the comic industry. It’s pretty chock full of people with loads of talent, and it’s always harder to break in. None of this is discouraging either of us, because we both know that this story is rock solid and when it’s done at the end of the day, it’s going to melt faces. We are not going to let anyone or anything tell us we are not going to be the next big thing in this industry. We done our time, put our hard work in and ready to break right through the wall and into the mainstream. Meatspace is our project to do just that.
We tried this before, with fancy premium incentives and lofty goal. Obviously, we didn’t make it. So, we went back to the drawing board and trimmed the fat and refocused on our goal; the goal being to get the first book done and into the hands of various publishers in hopes of getting noticed and making this book a success…and our careers in this industry, a success.
There are still incentives, but they are more related to the book itself. At the low end is a PDF sample, and then the full book…and all the way up to full pages of art. If we get more money than required, there will be extra bonuses thrown in for all of the backers, mini posters and t-shirts. But our main priority is to get the book done and in the hands of publishers to get it picked up. Hopefully, with your help, this project will be successful.
As for the cost breakdown of the $2050 we are attempting to raise:
$1650 for 22 pages of ready to be printed art/lettering/etc.
$75 for printing of the book.
$100 for shipping costs
$225 for Amazon/Kickstarter’s cut and incidentals
Now, if we surpass the goal, other bonuses will be thrown in, depending on the costs involved and such, like copies of my first book, Sterling published by Arcana press. So please, if you donated to the last one, please donate to this one, and if you are coming here for the first time, get in on the ground floor of something that’s going to be amazing.
For the $75 and $125 rewards, we offer these amazing 11x17 prints (of course, they won't have "Sample Proof" all over them). We have only five of the second poster "Dragon," so those are a first come, first served! For some reason, the pictures I had here aren't showing up, so I posted them over in the Meatspace Facebook group!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $2,050 goal
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Aug 26, 2011 - Oct 10, 2011 (45 days)
Pledge $1 or more
Taste - An eight page teaser PDF of the book as soon as it's ready!Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
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Digital Instant Gratification - Everything above, plus the full book as a PDF as soon as it's ready to go!Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
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Dead Tree reward - Everything above, plus an actual copy of the printed book, a special printing just for backers!Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
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10 backers All gone!
Personal Elite reward - As above, but with sketch drawn in the book by Andrew MacLean and myself!Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
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1 backer Limited (9 of 10 left)
Art Reward - Everything above, plus one of the "Danny" prints pictured in the description.Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
Pledge $125 or more
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Art Reward #2 - Both prints, "Danny" and "Dragon" plus all the above rewards! Very limited special prints! Plus the sketch, printed book and PDFsEstimated delivery: Nov 2011
Pledge $250 or more
0 backers Limited (5 of 5 left)
Uber-Elite reward - The PDFs, sketch with the book, the "Danny" print and an actual page of the original final artwork!Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
Pledge $500 or more
3 backers All gone!
Immortality reward - The PDFs, sketch with the book, the "Danny" print and an actual page of the original final artwork! Along with all the above, we will actually put your likeness, or whatever you want into a panel, within reason, of course [no pr0n or anything else inappropriate].Estimated delivery: Nov 2011