Two independent creators; One from the United States, the other from Norway, aim to merge their creativity to build a fantastic product
Fredrik B. Buer and Benjamin Sawyer return to pitch their graphic novel 'SUPERLUMINOUS'. This time as a single issue, 22 pages of high-resolution, beautiful artwork and snappy dialogue.
This story is not just a classic take on the noir genre. It is also a reflection of 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.
Once funding is complete, we will take our issue to various publishers in the hope of launching our franchise.
We made it! WE MADE IT! Thank you so much everyone. I know I (Ben) am personally ECSTATIC to fulfill these rewards for you all. I can't wait to show you our story, to get it into your hands, and to continue this bond we have established. You all are fantastic.
Now back to business.
Our stretch goals and your rewards. Of COURSE we want to make the rest of the story! So perhaps we'll get the chance! Plus, we have something a little special if we reach our original goal. Crazier things HAVE happened on Kickstarter before.
Yes. English only, in fact.
Yes. In film terms, it will be rated 'R', for adult language and some use of violence.
22 high quality pages, fully colored.
The print version should be done before December 1st.
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.
Well, when Kickstarter, Amazon, and Uncle Sam have all received their share, the rest is split up between Ben's fee and the rewards for you all.
The story is a detective novel, first and foremost. Set in a sci-fi, noir setting. Two very different characters meet near the beginning, and start to share a very unlikely friendship that changes both of them radicall. This eventually turns them both away from the self-destructive paths they were initially on. And while maybe being able to save eachother, they try to solve a case that could save us all.
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Jul 5, 2012 - Aug 9, 2012 (35 days)
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DIGITAL TIER 1: The first issue of Superluminous in a handy .pdf download.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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SUPERLUMINOUS, issue 1. A physical copy sent to you. Shipping, and all previous tiers included.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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DIGITAL TIER 2: A PDF download of Superluminous, the first issue. Also, five wallpapers, all the concept art, and a select number of ultra-hi-res pages for you to view or print. Detail down to every brush stroke!Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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ARTIST'S COMMISSION TIER. Get all digital rewards, the physical copy of the book, and a commission from the artist.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012