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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, April 11 2019 3:57 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Skies of Fire is a limited comic series by Vincenzo Ferriero and Ray Chou, with art by Pablo Peppino and Bryan Valenza. Skies was launched in 2014 has remained 100% independent through crowdfunding and the support of our fans. Last year we created a beautiful clothbound hardcover trade edition collecting our first four issues. This year, we're back with the second half of the series! 

This campaign's goal is to raise funds to print the fifth issue of Skies of Fire. Any additional funds will be funneled back directly into the production of future editions of the series. 



Skies of Fire takes place in the Aquilan Empire, a kingdom where airship travel has become the dominant means of transportation, commerce, and war. In the center of the Empire lies a monstrous, never-ending storm called The Expanse.  


In Issue One, the raider Delmonte orchestrates a surprise attack on the key trade outpost, Port Prince. His actions prompt Royal Guard Captain Helen Pierce to volunteer for an expedition to bring him to justice.  


In Issue Two, Captain Pierce enlists the help of the elusive William.  


Issue Three follows the pair as they recruit members for their mission in the bordertown of Copperhead. 


In Issue Four, the crew of the Zephyr comes together despite their differences. 

Issue Five follows the Zephyr as they finally embark on their mission into the Expanse...




Vincenzo Ferriero and Ray Chou have been creating stories together since 2008. They met in college and continue to collaborate despite being 5,437 miles apart.

Pablo Peppino is a an illustrator from Argentina with a focus on sequential art. 

Bryan Valenza is a prolific artist based in Jakarta, Indonesia. He currently occupies his time coloring various projects from top publishers in the industry. 


Alexandur Bucur is an architect and illustrator with an interest in history and military hardware of all kinds. When not at his drawing table he can be found standing at attention in a swanky uniform for the benefit of the Military Traditions branch of the Romanian Army.    

Josephe Vandel is a German cartographer and graphic designer with a love for RPGs and creating fictional worlds.

 The majority of funds from this Kickstarter will go into covering the cost of printing issue #5 and fulfilling orders from this Kickstarter. Any remaining money will be put back into further production of Skies of Fire. 

Skies of Fire Book I is 8x11" clothbound hardcover with 120 pages including sequentials, codex documents, and variant covers.. The book features a new wraparound cover by Pablo de Bonis featuring the city of Monterey. 

Skies of Fire Book I. Collects the first four issues. 8x11, Clothbound, 120 Pages.  Includes past covers and variant documents.
Skies of Fire Book I. Collects the first four issues. 8x11, Clothbound, 120 Pages. Includes past covers and variant documents.
Interior of Book I featuring issue four.
Interior of Book I featuring issue four.

Like our previous single issues, Skies of Fire #5 will be an 8x11 saddle-stitched floppy comic with 38 pages of interiors.  

Skies of Fire single issues are beautiful oversized 8x11 comic books printed.
Skies of Fire single issues are beautiful oversized 8x11 comic books printed.

This issue's featured variant cover features the dark and gothic work of  Gabriela Bacila. 

The illustration will depict the two elder gods, Nihil and Amika, raging against their eternal prison walls that form the Expanse. 

The full variant will be revealed towards the middle of the campaign. 

Collector's Edition Limited Bookplate (numbered out of 1000).
Collector's Edition Limited Bookplate (numbered out of 1000).
Zephyr Papercraft Model designed by Guardadobosque.
Zephyr Papercraft Model designed by Guardadobosque.

Add-Ons will be handled post campaign by our partners at Backerkit. You will be able to select additional a la carte items for purchase after you confirm your shipping information. Funds in excess of your chosen reward tier can also be used to purchase add-ons in Backerkit. If you have a specific question about an add-on, please don't hesitate to directly message us.

Risks and challenges

This will be our eighth crowdfunding campaign. In every case we've been dedicated to fulfilling what we've promised at all costs. The biggest risk associated with this campaign is a delay on estimated shipping times. We have not yet printed the comics for Issue #5, and in the event of unforeseen circumstances the books may take longer to arrive in our hands.

We're doing our best to decrease the time between campaign end and shipping. In the past we've been as good as fulfilling in under two months - that's our goal for this campaign, and we're confident we can achieve it.

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