One man's dream is another's hell in this all new thriller.
Help us publish issue one of Lucid, an all new 24 page full color comic from new creators Tim Berry and Natasha Alterici.
Author Tim Berry, has created an intense mind-bending story that centers around five strangers trapped in this trippy dream world. Even as they are trying to figure out what's reality and what's a dream, they’ll have to somehow learn to work together or else be eradicated by the mind of one man, the product of a mysterious biotech firm, who has the power to create or destroy with only a thought. These reckless experiments will lead our heroes down a path that could have dire consequences for all of mankind unless they can stop it.
Artist Natasha Alterici brings this story to life with her unique style, combining expressive line work with moody color schemes. Unconventional layout, preserved pencils for textual richness, and uncluttered panels come together for a avante-garde comic experience.
Who we are:
We are indie comic creators. In fact, we first met through a local indie comic creators group.
Tim Berry, "There is something so pure about indie comics. I am extremely excited to take an idea from a dream and have it turned into a full color comic that I can share with others I naively thought that my dream comic was a work of art until I noticed Natasha's art among our local comic group. I knew instantly that her style was unlike anything I had seen in comics and it would be an amazing fit for the unique story I wanted to tell. Every page she has turned into me from concept, to sketch, to colored & lettered final pages have been revelations. I know you will love the story and the artwork of Lucid!"
Natasha Alterici, "I love what I do. Illustrating characters and telling stories through art is my passion. When Tim asked me to be a part of Lucid, I was on board! For a starving artist living in small town Oklahoma, having the chance to reach out to creative people around the world is amazing, and that they understand and share my dream make me feel intimately connected to all of them."
What's the money going towards?
Funds collected will go toward finishing the artwork and for printing of issue one. Currently, drawing of all pages is nearly complete, we need funds to do the coloring and lettering. Once completed we'll be printing through ComiXpress. The rest of the funding will cover Kickstarter fees and rewards.
Speaking of rewards...
Backers of the LUCID Kickstarter will be rewarded with copies of the comic, wallpapers, limited edition prints, posters, original art, even the chance to be drawn into the comic. Let's not forget that it is the thought that counts, and we will include everyone who pledges a dollar or more in the thank you section of the comic. The rewards will be updated periodically throughout the campaign, so keep an out out for that. ;)
Cover painting completed!
This image will be used for the cover, the posters, and the original painting itself is up for grabs!
Let me take this moment to thank you right now for hearing us out, for sharing this with your friends and family, and for pledging. You're helping us make our dreams come true.
For additional updates about Lucid, check out the Lucid facebook page.
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
The main challenge is simply not having the time to finish this comic. I, Natasha speaking now, work a full time job and it isn't always enough to pay the bills. So I usually spend my free time doing freelance commissions to supplement my income. With the funding we are requesting, I'll be able to focus all my energy toward completing this exciting project.
The original drawings will be whatever you want them to be! When the Kickstarter ends, I'll be taking requests from backers in those levels. You want a scene from the story, maybe a portrait of your cat, DINOSAURS??? Challenge me! All drawings will be 8 x 10 and pencil and ink on paper.
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Feb 8, 2013 - Mar 13, 2013
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For a dollah you'll get our eternal gratitude and your name listed in the "thank you" section of the comic. (all higher pledges get this too!)Estimated delivery: May 2013
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How about a credit in the thank you's and a high quality PDF copy of the comic? It's yours! (all higher pledges get this too!)Estimated delivery: May 2013
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A set of high quality wallpapers for your desktop, plus the credit in the thank you's and the PDF copy of the comic. (all higher pledges get this too!)Estimated delivery: May 2013
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Everything below and an actual copy of issue one of Lucid. Yay!Estimated delivery: May 2013Add $5 to ship outside the US
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Get a SIGNED copy of issue one! (plus the digital copy and thank you)Estimated delivery: May 2013Add $5 to ship outside the US
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Signed copy of issue one and a limited edition print! (plus the digital copy and thank you)Estimated delivery: May 2013Add $5 to ship outside the US
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Signed copy of issue one and a kickass poster! (plus the digital copy and thank you) Poster is shipped to you in a sturdy cardboard tube (which is yours to keep and transform into any number of fantasy weapons you can imagine)Estimated delivery: May 2013Add $5 to ship outside the US
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4 backers Limited (16 of 20 left)
ART! Get a one of a kind original drawing, signed by yours truly! (plus signed issue one, the digital copy and thank you)Estimated delivery: May 2013Add $10 to ship outside the US
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1 backer Limited (5 of 6 left)
COMIC SHOP EXCLUSIVE!!! Get 9 copies of issue one to sell at your shop and we'll advertise your logo on the back page. As well as give your shop a bump on our facebook page!Estimated delivery: May 2013Ships within the US only
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1 backer Limited (19 of 20 left)
ART PLUS! Get a one of a kind original drawing, signed by yours truly! (PLUS poster, signed issue one, a digital copy and thank you)Estimated delivery: May 2013Add $10 to ship outside the US
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4 backers Limited (1 of 5 left)
DRAWN INTO THE COMIC!! There's still room for your pretty face somewhere in the world of Lucid. You'll also get everything from the $50 tier!Estimated delivery: May 2013Add $10 to ship outside the US
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ONE OF A KIND! For the super patron of the arts, you'll receive a signed copy of issue one, limited edition print, poster, credit in the thank you's, PDF copy of the comic, and the original 24" x 36" oil painting created for the cover artwork.Estimated delivery: May 2013Ships within the US only