Dorian Rhodes, a gay young adult, in two different universes. World A is shown through photography and World B in illustration.
The Story: Set in two separate universes, the main character Dorian Rhodes has been taking anti-psychotics ever since Incident Zero when he was 13 years old. In the first universe, which is represented in photography, he goes off of medication and moves to California to start a new life on his own. In the second universe, Dorian goes through withdrawal to discover he is part of a small percentage of the population, along with his two best friends, who have mutant powers.
It's not a story about superpowers, as it is a story about the state of humanity today and how to exist in the current world.
I set out to tell a modern story, and set it apart by featuring characters who act like all people do. They do things out of self-interest, they have sex, they fall in love, they try and find who they are through experiencing what we all do.
This will be different because it features real living people in the first universe. It shows people acting as people which will give this graphic novel a new dimension.
The Importance of These Quiet Worlds:I own a large collection of comic books. They sit in their sleeves and are organized by title names. I have collections of Aquaman to Buffy and everything in between. I love the characters, stories, plots and the machinations of comic books, but there is one thing that I don't run into very often. There are few to no gay comic book heroes.
This is a close issue for me as a gay person. I connect with so many of the heroes and heroines but I always miss the gay aspect. I have had few love stories to identify with beyond the concept of love, which is powerful, but not specific to my life style.
I didn't write These Quiet Worlds as a gay comic. I wrote These Quiet Worlds as a comic book with a gay character to identify with. I also wrote it with female characters to identify with. My closest personal friends have always been girls who kick more ass than guy I've ever known. The photographer, Rosie Wiegand, is another prolific woman whom I look up to. She comes from a family of independent, intelligent, and artistic women. These are the kind of people that will be in my book.
The people for me are the inspirational ones. They are people who set out to be themselves every day of their lives. They fumble and deter but they set out to make a more truthful tomorrow, and I will have them be the heroes of These Quiet Worlds.
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Who is on the team?
Dillon Bishop is the creator and writer of These Quiet Worlds.
He is a strange person from San Diego, California that went to Comic Con a while back and has been enchanted ever since.
Rosie Wiegand is the photographer. She is a student at the prestigious Tyler school for the Arts. Her talent has taken her from South America to Germany and all over the United States.
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What is the funding for?
The funding is for the printing of the first issue of the comic. It costs a lot of money to print a comic book. It also will cover the costs of all the advertising, shirts, and SDCC swag.
Kickstarter is a program where individuals who need funding for their projects apply for a profile where people can pledge money to support their ideas.
Comic Books cost a lot of money to print. The money will go towards printing the copies of the book and for marketing costs that go along with that.
You can pledge the $25.00 to get a signed copy, or pledge $5.00 to receive the digital copy of the comic when it's released.
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