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Reuben WillmottBy Reuben Willmott
First created
Reuben WillmottBy Reuben Willmott
First created
£972
pledged of 800 £pledged of 800 £ goal
60
backers
3days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, August 19 2018 10:00 PM UTC +00:00.

About

ES*EF is a collection of short S.F and futuristic stories written by Darryl Cunningham, Glenn Dakin, Paul Duncan, Phil Elliott and David Thorpe, all illustrated by Phil Elliott. 

ES*EF cover
ES*EF cover

UPDATE 15 August 2018 - Now we have reached our target we are adding a stretch goal - if we can make £1000 by the end of 19 August we will add an extra 20 pages of comic strips!

It sits in your kitchen! It hums! But what weird world lurks within?  3 single-page strips written by Glenn Dakin...(this will be included in the comic if we reach the stretch goal of £1000)

Tales from the Fridge
Tales from the Fridge

Oscar Nobbs decides what lives or dies in his garden! Join him in a Post Apocalyptic future, written by Phil Elliott. (this will be included in the comic if we reach the stretch goal of £1000)

Post Apocalypse
Post Apocalypse

Join Darryl Cunningham’s Buck Zero as he travels through time and space to avenge a murder…his own!

Buck Zero
Buck Zero

Are you prepared to take a taxi ride in Paul Duncan’s City of Angles? One poor sucker from out-of-town did and... BOY! did he have the sight-seeing tour of his life! 

City of Angles
City of Angles

Two people meet in a café and fall in love, except they're mutants and their relationship doesn’t go smoothly. Experience Mutant Love in David Thorpe’s skewed love story.

Mutant Love
Mutant Love

How does it feel to be the cleverest man in the world? Phil Elliott hasn’t had personal experience of this but has contemplated what it'd be like.

Death on the Beach
Death on the Beach

WHAT IS THE CAMPAIGN?

We wish to release a 32-page black and white comicbook with colour covers.

The artwork is all prepared so it will just be a case of getting it printed.

The money we are looking for is for printing and shipping costs alone.

REWARDS

The first 100 backers of the physical pledges will receive an A4 text free print of the front cover, signed and number by Phil. 

For £10 you will get a postcard-sized sketch of some kind of robot(s), doing some kind of stuff.  If you pledge more then you'll get A4 sketches (B/W or colour depending on your pledge).

Here are some of the postcards..

postcards
postcards


Here are a couple of examples of the kind of A4 B/W sketch you can expect to receive...

A4 B/W sketch, Malta comic con, 2017
A4 B/W sketch, Malta comic con, 2017
A4 B/W sketch, Malta comic con 2017
A4 B/W sketch, Malta comic con 2017

COLOUR CITY OF ANGLES PAGE

I originally had the idea of painting Paul's story in full colour but abandoned this idea after the first page.  A page which you can have if you back the project for £65 - see details on the right.  This is hand-painted with lettering on an acetate overlay...and it's big - A2 size.

City of Angles colour page
City of Angles colour page

THE BACK COVER

This will be the back cover of the comic.  The original is an acetate with black line printed and hand-coloured underneath, now available as a reward.

ES*EF back cover
ES*EF back cover

WHO ARE THE CREATORS?

Phil Elliott is a UK artist who has been active in the comic book industry since the mid-70’s. He launched and co-edited the Fast Fiction fanzine in the ‘80s where he introduced his bequiffed character, Gimbley. Phil was a regular contributor to the influential Escape magazine and his other work includes Illegal Alien and Bluebeard written by James Robinson; Lucifer with Eddie Campbell; writing Absent Friends for Paul Grist; Tupelo with Matt DeGennaro; The Real Ghostbusters and illustrating Glenn Dakin’s Rockpool Files.

Darryl Cunningham is an acclaimed British author and cartoonist who has written the books Science Tales, Psychiatric Tales, Supercrash and Graphic Science.

Paul Duncan wrote the graphic novel, Second City and adapted Damon Runyon’s short story, Princess O'Hara for the online comic, Aces Weekly both of which Phil illustrated. Paul is also a film historian whose TASCHEN books include The James Bond Archives, The Charlie Chaplin Archives, The Godfather Family Album, Taxi Driver, Film Noir, and Horror Cinema, as well as publications on film directors, film genres, movie stars, and film posters.

David Thorpe is a novelist, screenwriter and comics writer. His fiction is for adults, young adults and older children.

He's the author of YA novel Hybrids, in which a virus causes teenagers to merge with technology in a terror-filled near-future world. Hybrids is "a stunningly clever novel" (-The Times) and was winner of the HarperCollins-Saga Magazine 2006 Childrens Novelist competition.

His latest novel is the futuristic romantic tragi-fantasy, Stormteller.

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