Luci’s Let Down: A Comic. To create life means to create death; yet in the heavenly office, death is the least of Luci's concerns.
Written by Marjee Chmiel and illustrated by Sandra Lanz, *Luci's Let Down* is about the alienation that creative and skilled professionals face in corporate culture, a culture that too often devalues craftsmanship and holds profits over principles. It’s also about the creation of the universe, the extinction of the dinosaurs, and the other side of the canonical dispute between God and Lucifer.
As art director for God, Luci has found herself let down again and again with the tasks entrusted to her: creating life is tough stuff, and for a boss as critical and unappreciative as the Big Man himself, it’s particularly difficult to remain in the spotlight for long. Yet with this latest project, she intends to realize her vision, and ensure her place in the echelon of time-honored creators. Witty, funny, and certainly touching, *Luci’s Let Down* is a familiar story told before, but never like this.
The book is pages away from being finished, and by completion will run a total of 58 pages in black and white with full color front and back covers. We've been working on the book for just under a year now, and so far the effort has been largely self-funded.
We'll publicly debut the book at the wonderful Small Press Expo in Bethesda, MD, and we’d like to have the work bound by then. Your contribution will help defray the cost of off-set printing, which will begin as soon as we finish the book this July!
I've got a few random teaser pages below, but check out a preview of the book here: http://www.comics.marjee.org/
I'd give the comic a solid PG rating. There are a few naughty words in here, as well as some toads "hugging".
Since I'm not the illustrator, I can just say this: the illustrations are beautiful. The quality we can get through old-school, offset printing is just miles beyond what we'd get through a print-on-demand service and the art is be-fitting of such top-notchery.
Yes, we'll have an Etsy shop and you an look for the book wherever fine, independent comics are sold.
The track is called Fast Eddie by Anitek. It's catch, no? You can see more of his Creative Commons work here: http://www.jamendo.com
The actual cost is closer to $4,000, so every bit we can raise really helps. It is expensive, but I know it will be worth it.
Not really. You can preview the story on the web (see comics.marjee.org) but the story really is meant for print. That's just how Luci wanted it.
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pledged of $2,500 goal
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Jun 5, 2011 - Jul 25, 2011 (50 days)
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Luci Package 1: *Photon Starter Kit* A digital copy of the completed comic sent to your e-mail as a PDF, and our eternal gratitude!
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Luci Package 2: Photons Matter A high quality printed copy of the book mailed to you anywhere in the United States and a digital copy sent to your email. (International orders please add $15 for shiping)
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Luci Package 3: Let There be Light A high quality printed copy of the book signed by Marjee and Sandra, postcards and a platypus button mailed anywhere in the United States as well as a digital copy of the book sent to your email.(International orders please add $15 for shipping)
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Luci Package 4: Primordial Chemistry Set Everything from the previous package as well as a limited edition signed and numbered print of Luci in black & white. (International orders please add $15 for shipping).
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Luci Package 5: Black-hole brickyard Everything in the previous packages as well as a second color print of the entire cast of characters as well as commissioned original sketch card of your favorite character from the book. (International orders please add $15 for shipping).
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Luci Package 6: *Galaxy Collector’s Kit* Everything in the previous package, as well as a special edition (Kickstarter only) copy of the *Luci’s Let Down* sketchbook, full of behind the scenes goodies. In addition, you can commission an original inked and watercolored drawing of Luci on a 10x14 in hot pressed cotton watercolor paper.
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Luci Package 7: *Jurassic Designer’s Set* Everything in the previous package as well as a framed and signed original art page of your choice from the comic book. Pages given out on a first come first served basis.