Echoes of Mutiny
Echoes of Mutiny
Steam-Punk and British Colonialism meet an unflinching and epic Sikh resistance in our first comic: Echoes of Mutiny.
Steam-Punk and British Colonialism meet an unflinching and epic Sikh resistance in our first comic: Echoes of Mutiny. Read more
About this project
What is Echoes of Mutiny?
Echoes of Mutiny is a very rough translation of "Ghadar Di Goonj," the early revolutionary literature of Sikh resistance fighters during the British occupation. This compilation of poetry and war-cries gave rise to generations of revolutionaries that died fighting for the establishment of Khalsa Raj.
Echoes of Mutiny is the story of a group of revolutionaries trying to fight off and rid the Indian Sub-Continent of the British Occupation. Having occupied most of the region, the Panjab remains one of the last pockets of resistance left.
We're introduced to this group as they try to recover a lost piece of steam-power technology which they think can help destroy the British and help them reclaim their land. But, having to reconcile the emerging threats of the Brahmin Hindus colluding with the British as they try to cleverly implode the Sikhs from within, the Sikh revolutionaries are in for a long and bloody battle.
Why a Graphic Novel?
For me growing up, comics and animation played a big part in trying to understand the world around me. A lot of people don't realize the commentary on society and the world around us that can be found in those mediums. And a lot of people take for granted how much the images and animation can inspire us in the future. I wanted to do the same for young people in our community: give them something be awed and inspired by.
To tell this story effectively, I needed to tell it through a Graphic Novel.
What We Need :
I wanted to bring this universe to life in the most beautiful way possible and that required hiring a team of artists that could do that. Echoes of Mutiny will be one book. In order to finish all the art and put it to print, we require $25,000. I've decided to crowdfund $15,000 of that here on Kickstarter.
Having worked on a few short films and documentaries before this, this is my first exploration into writing a novel. I've been working on this idea for a few years, trying to piece it all together, respecting the actual history and blending steampunk and fictional elements altogether.
Ryan Gutierrez has worked on several indie projects, most notably "Proxima" from Malevolent Comics, and "Iktomi" published by Source Point Press. He's also done concept art and storyboards for Sirk Productions in Manhattan for film/online advertising projects, including Konami's "Dungeons and Dragons Slots at Spirit Mountain." He left behind a career in athletics to do what he always wanted to do: tell stories with images. He now spends his days drawing comics in his Bushwick apartment, going on 3 mile runs far too late at night, and working part-time with special needs kids at the Keswell School in Chelsea.
Nick Philpott is a comic book writer and letterer from Brooklyn by way of Cincinnati. His work can be found in Kill All Superheroes and Red Valkyrie & Champion at infiniteuniversecomics.com. He can be found on Twitter, Instagram and DeviantArt @TheAbominableDr. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and his baseball card collection.
Mitchell Doig is a colorist (and sometimes writer, letterer, and (really, really) bad dancer) who lives near Porland, OR. His work includes things that haven't been announced to the public and he hopes that you will get to see them before the world is eaten by a giant jelly donut. You can see him posting some of his coloring work (but more importantly, pictures of his dog) on twitter under @doigbag.
Insert: Echoes of Mutiny.
The most amazing aspect of this story is the addition of steam-punk into this universe. From massive steam-powered airships to full blown steam-powered exoskeletons and strange, steam-powered horses and elephants, the Panjab of this universe is filled with mind-boggling technology.
WHAT IT'S GOING TO LOOK LIKE:
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Risks and challenges
Our challenge is to overcome the stereotypes that frame our current Sikh literary and artistic world, and create something celebratory and powerful.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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