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Neon Skies is a 128 page graphic novel in full colour. Along with the book we have enamel pins, t-shirts, prints and original art.
Neon Skies is a 128 page graphic novel in full colour. Along with the book we have enamel pins, t-shirts, prints and original art.
286 backers pledged €12,097 to help bring this project to life.
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What is Neon Skies?

Neon Skies is a graphic novel born from a passion to make professional comics on an independent level. Neon Skies is a 128 page cyberpunk graphic novel written by Ciarán Marcantonio, with art and lettering from Kevin Keane. 

It also features a uniquely colorful flare thanks to the digital coloring skills of Cristian Sabarre. The project was carefully edited by the watchful eye of Gillian Dempsey with additional guidance from comic-book industry veteran Michael Carroll - writer of Judge Dredd. 

Why Kickstarter?

Kickstarter has proven to be a fantastic platform for independent comics creators to find and sustain an audience. We are hoping to do just that. 

What will you do with the funds, if funded?

Should we reach our goal, the funds will be used to cover the printing and distribution of our completed graphic novel. It would also cover the distribution of our enamel pins, prints, original art & t-shirts.

CORTEX - T-Shirt
CORTEX - T-Shirt
Hope - Enamel Pin
Hope - Enamel Pin
Reinz - Enamel Pin
Reinz - Enamel Pin
Neon Skies - Wraparound Cover
Neon Skies - Wraparound Cover

 Here's the first 10 pages!

Page 1
Page 1
Page 2
Page 2
Page 3
Page 3
Page 4 - 5
Page 4 - 5
Page 6
Page 6
Page 7
Page 7
Page 8
Page 8
Page 9
Page 9
Page 10
Page 10

Risks and challenges

Obviously our biggest risk is we wont get funded - lets hope that doesn't happen. Yikes!

We have tried to minimize our risks by completing the entire production of our graphic novel ahead of time. We felt coming into this with a completed book was our top priority.

We also completed production on designs for our enamel pins, prints and t-shirts for these same reasons.

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    Your Name In The Book

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    Pledge €10 or more About $12

    Digital PDF Edition

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    A digital PDF edition of the full graphic novel for phone and tablet reading

    + Your name in the book as a credited backer.

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    Pledge €25 or more About $28

    Physical Edition + Digital PDF Edition

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    A physical copy of the printed graphic novel

    + A digital PDF edition for phone & tablet reading

    + Your name in the book as a credited backer.

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    Pledge €35 or more About $39

    Exclusive Enamel Pin Tier

    This gets you :

    The Exclusive Enamel Pin based on the lead character "Hope" designed by Kevin Keane

    + A physical copy of the printed graphic novel

    + A digital PDF edition for phone & tablet reading

    + Your name in the book as a credited backer.

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    Pledge €50 or more About $56

    Exclusive Cortex T-Shirt Tier

    This gets you:

    The Exclusive "Cortex" T-Shirt based on the costume design of our villains "The Elite" - (All T-Shirts are black unisex shirts with a white and red design)

    + The Exclusive Enamel Pin based on the lead character "Hope" designed by Kevin Keane

    + A physical copy of the printed graphic novel

    + A digital PDF edition for phone & tablet reading

    + Your name in the book as a credited backer.

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    Pledge €65 or more About $72

    Exclusive Mike Collins Print

    This gets you:

    The Exclusive Print from comics legend Mike Collins (Artist for Marvel, Doctor Who)

    + The Exclusive "Cortex" T-Shirt based on the costume design of our villains "The Elite" - (All T-Shirts are black unisex shirts with a white and red design)

    + The Exclusive Enamel Pin based on the lead character "Hope" designed by Kevin Keane

    + A physical copy of the printed graphic novel

    + A digital PDF edition for phone & tablet reading

    + Your name in the book as a credited backer.

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    Pledge €75 or more About $83

    Retailer Bronze Tier

    Please note this Tier is FOR COMIC BOOK RETAILERS ONLY! - (Be honest folks)

    We want to get stocked by comic book retailers. Here is what we can offer.

    +5 Copies of NEON SKIES Print Edition.

    +5 Retailer Exclusive Bookplates with exclusive art by Mike Collins.

    + Your stores name in the book as a dedicated backer.

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    Pledge €200 or more About $222

    Original Inked Page

    This gets you:

    A one-of-a-kind, full original inked page of line art from the book by artist Kevin Keane.

    (PLEASE NOTE THESE ORIGINAL PAGES WILL SHIP SEPARATELY IN DECEMBER, AT NO EXTRA COST TO THE BACKER)

    + The Exclusive High Quality Print from comics legend Mike Collins (Artist for Marvel, Doctor Who)

    + The Exclusive "Cortex" T-Shirt based on the costume design of our villains "The Elite" - (All T-Shirts are black unisex shirts with a white and red design)

    + The Exclusive Enamel Pin based on the lead character "Hope" designed by Kevin Keane

    + A physical copy of the printed graphic novel

    + A digital PDF edition for phone & tablet reading

    + Your name in the book as a credited backer.

    (ALL OTHER ITEMS WILL BE DELIVERED IN OCTOBER)

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    Pledge €200 or more About $222

    Retailer Silver Tier

    Please note this Tier is FOR COMIC BOOK RETAILERS ONLY! - (Be honest folks)

    We want to get stocked by comic book retailers. Here is what we can offer.

    +10 Copies of NEON SKIES Print Edition.

    +10 Retailer Exclusive Bookplates with exclusive art by Mike Collins.

    +10 Retailer Exclusive "REINZ" Enamel Pins based on the design of the lead villain.

    + Your stores name in the book as a dedicated backer.

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    Pledge €300 or more About $332

    Retailer Gold Tier

    Please note this Tier is FOR COMIC BOOK RETAILERS ONLY! - (Be honest folks)

    We want to get stocked by comic book retailers. Here is what we can offer.

    + Retailer Exclusive Poster.

    +20 Copies of NEON SKIES Print Edition.

    +20 Retailer Exclusive Bookplates with exclusive art by Mike Collins.

    +20 Retailer Exclusive "REINZ" Enamel Pins based on the design of the lead villain.

    + Your stores name in the book as a dedicated backer.

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    Pledge €7,000 or more About $7,747

    Stretch Goal - €7,000.00

    In the event we reach a stretch goal of €7,000.00 - everyone gets a hardcover edition instead of a paperback.

    If this happens all books will be delivered in October instead of September.

    Hardcovers take longer to print!

    As a bonus to all of our backers you will also receive a pack of 4 PDF comics from Ciaran and Kevin's back catalog (The Guards, The Guards 2, A Clockwork Universe & Red Sands) That's over 200 pages of additional comics.

    On top of this, all backers will receive a pack of hi-res desktop images from Neon Skies which will include all prints from all tiers.

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    Pledge €8,000 or more About $8,853

    Stretch Goal €8000.00

    STEPHEN MOONEY PRINT

    As a bonus to all of our backer now that we have reached a stretch goal of €8000.00 you will now receive a bonus print.

    The artist will be Irish Comics Legend Stephen Mooney.

    Stephen is well known for his work on Half Past Danger for IDW and The Dead Hand for Image Comics.

    As this print is newly commissioned this will be completed and shipped separately in October.

    Digital backers will receive this print as part of the Digital Image Pack.

    ADDITIONAL STRETCH GOAL - €12,000.00

    If we reach a stretch goal of €12,000.00, all backers will receive a newly produced prose story set in the Neon Skies Universe from critically acclaimed "2000AD" and "Judge Dredd" author Michael Carroll.

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Funding period

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