The Totally Unstuck Adventures of Anna Chronos: A Comic Book
Totally Unstuck Adventures of Anna Chronos a high-adventure comic about a 15 year old Mexican-American girl named Anna Chronos. Anna’s exploits send her careening throughout time as she grapples with being the daughter of time guardians, the ramifications of her actions on the fabric of reality, and time monkeys. All of this while grappling with the inexplicable separation of her parents. Despite the fracture in their home life, Martin and Polly Chronos continue to work together as the joint heads of The Stop Watch, an agency of temporal guardians that has enlisted the assistance of some famous -- and not-so-famous -- missing persons from throughout history.
From the mind of Brian David-Marshall (Captain America, The Craptacular B-Sides) and artist Jesse Munoz (Broken Legacy from Stockpile Comics) Book 1 is a complete 32 page, full color story that will introduce you to Anna’s universe and the cast of characters that accompany her throughout history. We have come to Kickstarter for your support to help us get this comic printed.
We have put together a seven page teaser for the comic that introduces the characters and sets the stage for Anna's first adventure that you can download for free right here.
When we first meet Anna she has built her own time travel device against her parents’ explicit wishes and unbeknownst to her those actions have set off a series of temporal events that threaten to destroy not just her universe but those that lie beyond our perception. She is rescued by her estranged parents -- Martin and Polly Chronos -- who are the co-leaders of a temporal protection agency known as The Stop Watch. With the help of Stop Watch agents Judge “Force” Crater and famed aviator Amelia Earhart they are able to track Anna down and rescue her but not before Anna has displaced other versions of herself from other timelines. With their Anna safe and sound, The Stop Watch proceeds to send Anna home -- where her partner-in-time and best friend Desdemona Dare has been fretting about her safety. Anna sees what appears to be her mother succumbing to chaos-frenzied time monkeys -- harbingers of catastrophic instability in the time-space continuum. Before they overwhelm her, Polly manages to hand Anna a bag that contains everything she needs for her mission. Time itself depends on Anna assembling something called The Second Hands and saving past, present, and future from chaos.
This comic will explain just what The Second Hands are, explore the mystery of why Polly and Martin are not together, and force Anna to grapple with the fate of...well...everything.
There are many ways you can support us in getting this comic book to become a reality ranging from a digital edition of the comic, to gaming playmats, to original art and sketch covers. Of course you can always help out just by giving us a signal boost and sharing our campaign with friends, family and social networks who might be interested in our book. Our number one goal is to get the book funded which will help us cover the costs of producing the book, printing and shipping. Our first stretch goal will be to have the book be in full color.
Brian David-Marshallis well known for his work as a writer and on-air personality in the collectible card game industry; has served as the Chief Creative Officer at 5th Planet Games; and has designed multiple digital and physical games. Before he ever cracked that first booster pack he started out in the comic book industry as an editor and writer -- he even founded a publishing company when he was still just a teenager.
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Jesse Munoz is the co-creator of Broken Legacy from Stock*Pile Comics. He is a founding member of Stock*Pile Comics, a comic imprint for independent creators tired of waiting for permission to create the stories they’ve always wanted to tell. He resides in Yakima, WA with his wife and 3 kids.
We hit our funding mark faster than we could have hoped for (thank you again!) and are excited to have added in our first two stretch goals. If we can get the campaign over the $6500 mark we will send a set of custom game token cards featuring creatures and characters from the comic that maybe you can find some occasion to use when playing games to everyone who Kickstarted at the Calculator Watch tier or higher.
If we get to the $8000 threshold we will be sending everyone who has Kickstarted at the Exposed Gears Watch tier or higher a second copy of the book with a variant cover by artist ChrisCross.
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Risks and challenges
We cannot wait to get this project finished and anticipate a timely delivery of this introduction to the world of Anna Chronos, her family and friends, and the Stop Watch. There are always risks and challenges associated with any crowdfunded projects -- even a story that we are as eager to tell as the one in this book. It is just me and Jesse working on this thing and if either of us get waylaid by an unforeseen crisis it would impede us from getting the book out on the timeline we anticipate. With your backing we can remove as many of those real world impediments as possible and are excited to get Anna Chronos out to you as soon as possible.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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