"The world building is clearly done with passion and dedication ... There’s a vibrant world in here, and the creative team bring it to life deftly."
Oliver Gerlach, Comic Bastards.
"The Demon Archives is a fantastic webcomic. Really good science fiction, high-concept kinda cyberpunk stuff ... I can't recommend the comic enough, it's really good. It's one of the better webcomics out there, in my opinion."
After 5 years of publishing The Demon Archives online, we're proud to finally announce we're doing a print run! The Demon Archives: Volume 1- The Battle of Arkjut is a compilation of the prologue and first 3 chapters of the webcomic, brought together into a single bound book. 7x10 inches in size and over 100 full-color pages long, you KNOW you want a copy.
We've made a couple of test copies, and found a great local printer who will do a larger batch, but we need YOUR help to raise the money necessary for their minimum order requirements.
Who We Are:
- Daniel Sharp is an MD/PhD student who sometimes wishes he'd picked a career path that didn't involve 14 years of post-bachelor's training. He started writing The Demon Archives in a creative fiction class he took in his senior year of undergrad, regularly bouncing ideas off of his older brother, Nick.
- Nick Sharp is a web-developer and programmer at Amazon, which luckily for us means he knows how to build and manage our website, AND has the discretionary income to pay our artist, Seba.
- Sebastián Píriz is a freelance artist and illustrator from Argentina who somehow juggles a dozen different projects at once and still finds the time to crank out "warm up" sketches that make Dan and Nick weep in jealousy.
We've done the math, and if we can raise $3500 we can meet the minimum quantity requirements of our printer of choice. By using media mail we can keep shipping costs down, so we've made shipping free for all US backers, and only $10 to Canada, and $20 to the rest of the world.
All the art in the book is already produced and paid for, so literally all that the $3500 has to go to is Kickstarter fees, printing costs and shipping. If we manage to raise more? Well, we'll get to stretch goals in a bit ;)
If by some miracle you don't already read the comic (hint, you should, it's free), then a short introduction to the story might be in order.
The Demon Archives is a full-color post-apocalyptic sci-fi graphic novel set in 22nd century Earth, 100 years after World War 3 and the collapse of global civilization.
The story takes place in the new nation-state of Minerva, a high-tech society based around bunkers in Kyrgyzstan that survived the devastation, preserving the knowledge and culture of the past.
We follow our protagonist, Tenzin Dorje, Captain of Minerva's top military squad, the Keleres, and his prototype AI assisstant, Jane, as they embark on a mission to a nearby city under Minerva's protection, Arkjut.
What they discover there will threaten not only the survival of the Keleres (power armor and all!), but Minerva itself.
$3500 is what we need to make this project a reality, but we have some great ideas for if we can raise more. I'll wait to give you the full details until we meet our basic funding, but I'm thinking fancier books, coloring books with your very own pack of red crayons, printed version of the Nightshade short stories, and more!
EDIT: We've reached 50% funding, and unlocked the announcement of our first stretch goal!
More will be unlocked as we reach the Main Goal!
The listed reward tiers not quite got what you want? No worries! If you've pledged at one of the physical tiers ($15 and above, plus shipping) you can simply increase your pledge to account for any mix of the following:
- $15 - 8.5x11 inch poster of a chapter cover
- $25 - Another copy of the book
- $50 - Custom commission by Seba
(So if you have pledged at the $25 tier and want a second copy, just raise your pledge to $50, etc)
Risks and challenges
The story is already complete, the pages drawn, and test prints made. We've already gotten quotes from a great US-based printer, so we know the costs to expect, and getting our shipment of prints won't run into international shipping issues. All we need is the capital to make a large order and get the best deals, keeping costs down for you!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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