A graphic novel unlike anything ever done before. Every panel of every page will be a large painting. When finished it will be printed.
I am going to make the most beautiful graphic novel ever published. Every single panel in the book will be a large fine art painting. By the time I am finished I will have painted around a thousand paintings. As chapters are completed, they will be available to view online. When all the paintings are finished the book will be laid out into the pages of the book and published. The original paintings will then be shown at a gallery exhibit.
The story will be an original science fiction mystery with Nikola Tesla as the main character. It will be set in a steam punk alternate history.
The majority of the money donated will go to the creation of the paintings. I will need to rent studio space, hire models, have costumes made, and purchase the materials for all of the one thousand paintings that will be completed for this graphic novel. After all of the paintings are finished, and the book has been digitally laid out, the rest of the funding will go towards the publishing and distribution of the graphic novel.
A lot of time has gone into the research and writing for this book. Even more time will be spent creating it. As this is NOT a "fund my life" project, I am not asking you to donate money so that I can take time off to paint. The amount of money that I am asking for is the bare minimum that I need to pay for materials. So, any money donated that exceeds my funding goal allows me to put more time into this project and it will be finished sooner!
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pledged of $35,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on August 30, 2011.
Jul 26, 2011 - Aug 30, 2011 (35 days)
Pledge $1 or more
Anyone who donates at any level will receive access to view the chapters of the graphic novel online as they are completed. Also... anyone who donates to this project at any level is invited to a private gallery showing when the project is complete. At this private party all of the original paintings will be available to purchase before they become available to the public. Travel expenses NOT included. This is simply an invitation to a private party open only to anyone who donates to this project.
Pledge $10 or more
Your name will be printed in the credits of the finished graphic novel.
Pledge $20 or more
You will receive a free copy of the printed graphic novel. If you attend the gallery event you can pick up your copy in person.(an opportunity to get it signed) Otherwise it will be shipped to you. This is available for North American mailing addresses only for this donation level. International addresses please see next tier.
Pledge $40 or more
For international addresses only. A free copy of the printed graphic novel is yours for donating at this level.
Pledge $50 or more
A personalized free copy of the graphic novel will be shipped to you. The free copy of the book that will be sent to you will be signed and a personal greeting will be written inside by David Landry.
Pledge $100 or more
A personalized copy of the graphic novel is yours, as well as a one of a kind signed poster that will never be available to the public.
Pledge $500 or more
0 backers Limited (10 of 10 left)
A character in the story will be named after you for donating at this level.
Pledge $1,000 or more
Your choice of any (1) original painting created for the panels of this project is yours for every $1000 donation. The painting used for the cover of the book is not included at this level. This is unlimited while supplies last. First to donate; first to choose. All paintings must remain in the gallery until after the exhibit time of the show is finished, only after that may they be picked up. Any purchased or gifted paintings will be marked as "sold" during the exhibit.
Pledge $5,000 or more
0 backers Limited (1 of 1 left)
The original painting that is used for the cover of the graphic novel is yours for donating at this level. There is only one of these. First come first serve. All paintings must remain in the gallery until after the exhibit time of the show is finished, only after that may they be picked up. Any purchased or gifted paintings will be marked as "sold" during the exhibit.