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The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, August 25 2013 4:44 PM UTC +00:00
$3,132
pledged of $11,000pledged of $11,000 goal
19
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, August 25 2013 4:44 PM UTC +00:00

About

Déjà Vu is a project I've been working on on and off for almost two years now. I've been a full time student at the University of Central Florida and sadly have not had the time to really devote to a comic project legitimately. Due to an unfortunate situation of lacking a prerequisite for the Character Animation Program here at UCF, I will only be taking 2 classes during the 2013-2014 school year. This gives me a great opportunity to finally get this project rolling for real. The only issue that stands is that without being a full-time student, I am not eligible for loans to pay for my living expenses so I would either have to get a job OR treat this project as a job. The amount for the goal consists of the funds it will take me to create the 300+ pages, the funds to create an ship out the backer rewards. If a higher goal is reached ($16,000) that will guarantee that the comic can be published for real upon its completion. (I plan to publish it regardless but if the second goal isn't reached, it may just take longer to get it on bookshelves. So by backing my graphic novel, you're supporting me creating the pages themselves.

Concept art from July 2012
Concept art from July 2012

(While I don't have a video up yet) let me attempt to explain what exactly Déjà Vu is about otherwise why would you care about supporting it haha. Déjà Vu follows the adventure of Cal and Saku, two girls of very opposite upbringings that were brought together to help return their corrupted society back to its peaceful roots. Cal, the gunslinging shifter, holds a deep grudge with Shango, the leader of the corrupt government army. During a battle Cal loses consciousness and wakes up in another realm beside of her own. She struggles with finding a way to return to her own world to save the people she loves from the vicious Shango.

Inked concept art from December 2012
Inked concept art from December 2012

The comic will be 12 chapters long, all chapters being about 32 pages in length. The bulk of the comic will be black and white with tones but I intend to do colored splash pages along with a few more colored pages per chapter. The finished product should be published into two volumes of graphic novels each being between 150-200 pages.

Additional Goals!

If $13,000 is reached, everyone who pledged $50 or more will get a 10x14 poster designed by me with the characters from the comic. (estimated delivery late 2014)

If $16,000 is reached, everyone who pledged $75 or more will receive physical copies of both published volumes of the comic. (estimated delivery late 2014)

Risks and challenges

With every project comes risks. While the story is written, nothing beyond two years of concept art has really made it to paper. However, I feel extremely confident that reaching the goal will give me the only resources i need to make this project come to life. Reaching goal means I can treat this comic like a full time job.This is also a story I am very passionate about working on and couldn't see myself ever abandoning it. my goal is to finish all 12 chapters by the end of August 2014, there is always a chance that the two classes I'm taking could slow that production down a bit. I do intend to still finish this comic however.

I ask that you have faith in me with this one. I've wanted so badly for this comic to come to life and I'm finally getting the time in my schedule to do so.

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    Level 1 - My thanks and appreciation for backing even just a little bit. Every bit counts and your support means the world.

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    Level 2 - A bookmark sporting a spiffy design with the main characters of Déjà Vu.

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    Level 3 - The spiffy bookmark from level 2 AND a digital copy of each page of the comic sent via email as they are completed.

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    Level 4 - Everything you get from Level 3 + a handwritten thank you note from yours truly, thanking you for supporting this project.

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    Level 5 - Everything you get from Level 4 + you'll receive one of the (random) hand sketched pages of the comic as a one of a kind keepsake.

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    Level 7 - Everything you get from Level 4 + you'll receive FIVE of the (random) hand sketched pages of the comic as one of a kind keepsakes.

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    Level 8 - Everything you receive from Level 7 + you'll get your own character drawn in a scene in one black and white page. (Character must fit context of scene)

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    Level 9 - Everything you receive from Level 7 + you'll get your own character drawn in a scene in three+ black and white page. (Character must fit context of scene)

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    Level 10 - Everything you receive from Level 7 + you'll get your own character drawn in a scene in TEN+ black and white pages collectively throughout the comic. (Character must fit context of scene)

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    Level 11 - Everything you receive from Level 7 + you get to create the design for the villian's sidekick (within qualification of preset species). This character occurs in several pages and has very important role and occurs in many battle scenes as well.

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