Two independent creators; One from the United states the other from Norway, aim to merge their creativity to build a fantastic product.
This story is not just a classic take on the noir genre. It is also a reflection on modern society through a science fiction vision of the future. Beyond that, it is a tale of two underdogs - Sarah Toomey and Benjamin Peck. These two stalwart anti-heroes take on powerful men; both major corporations and the government, in a time when Earth has been left behind. Humanity reached for the stars and grasped them tightly to their chest. The extra-planetary cities of Earth's reach is growing more populous by the day - and Earth's own cities more and more depleted.
Sarah Toomey is a private investigator of old. Hard-drinking, hard-smoking, hard-lived, she is the great-great-granddaughter of Mike Hammer, Philip Marlowe and Sam Spade. Rapidly reaching middle-age, she is drinking and fighting her way into an early grave... Unless fate somehow intervenes. Benjamin Peck, a young man whose sister is brutally murdered for something he stands guilty of. He carries the weight of her death on his shoulders and is looking to get even with the powers that be.
Together they will unravel a mystery of such magnitude it will up-end their worlds. In a future complete with flying cars, cryptic communications, corporations beyond government control and very little humanity left, these two unlikely allies will do their best to save mankind. Before it is too late.
This project is a passion of ours; a symbiosis of Fredrik's writing and Ben's art. The rewards listed are also carefully crafted with those passions in mind. We both firmly believe in our mission to deliver this product and the rewards in a way that not only makes everyone involved exceedingly pleased, but maintains Kickstarter's reputation as a place for people like us to achieve our goals and dreams.
All money raised past the requested amount will go towards future issues.
Thank you for this opportunity,
Ben and Fredrik
Yes. English only, in fact.
The print version should be done in the summer of 2013.
150 high quality pages, fully colored.
Yes. In film terms, it will be rated 'R', for adult language and some use of violence.
As soon as Ben can start drawing, the pages will appear twice a week. We estimate this will begin about six to eight weeks after the campaign ends. Kickstarter funds take about a month to clear.
150 pages, at an acceptable page-rate for Ben to live off of while creating it, plus 5-10k for the rewards. It’s not a lot when you break it down and realize how much time it will take to create it (roughly eight hours a page).
A graphic novel, 150 pages in length, high quality art. The STORY is a detective novel, first and foremost. Set in a sci-fi, noir setting. Two very different characters meet at the beginning and start to share a very unlikely friendship that changes both of them radically, turning them both away from the paths of destruction they were initially on. And while maybe being able to save each other, they try to solve a case that could save us all.
With a little extra shipping, of course. And, unless your country has restricted internet laws, the online version will be accessible from anywhere.
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on June 28, 2012.
May 29, 2012 - Jun 28, 2012 (30 days)
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