BIGFOOT! CHUPACABRA! WITCH! GHOST! MYSTERY! MORE!
There are places in this world where the fabric of reality has worn thin, where strange and terrible creatures have crossed over to lurk in the shadows and the night.
There is an organization dedicated to finding these creatures and sending them back whence they came, sealing the rift behind them, and maintaining the integrity of those borders.
The organization is called BEDLAM. Its agents are...The PERHAPANAUTS!
For years, the Perhapanauts have shielded mankind from the strange and the unexplained. Acting covertly, they have faced paranormal anomalies and displaced creatures, often laying their lives on the line for an unsuspecting world.
Their adventures have taken them across the planet, to every continent, to the four corners of the Earth.
This time, they’re going IN.
If we could tell just ONE PERHAPANAUTS story... THIS IS IT!
After publishing runs at both DARK HORSE and IMAGE COMICS, we're going back to where we started out (wayyyy back when with "The Not Gigantic Color Special!")... self publishing. This is the chance for US (Todd and Craig) to get our book right into YOUR hands (the fans)... with any luck, we can make some money along the way for a change... and you get a great 'haps story (and more)!
We've come up with a wild story accessible to readers old and new...
THE PERHAPANAUTS: INTO HOLLOW EARTH original hardcover graphic novel.
It'll be 54 story pages of full color, inner earth, crypotzoological action, adventure and humor (so, technically a 64 page book)... written by Todd (Impulse, Tellos, Sensational Spider-man) Dezago with art and colors by Craig (Impulse, Batman Beyond, Iron Man: Armor Wars) Rousseau.
In coming up with a Kickstarter campaign, we tried to figure out what WE can do for YOU... so, besides giving you the best damn 'haps story yet, we've got plenty of extra rewards along the way.
Since we can't do this without YOU, we don't want you to feel slighted in any way... so every kickstarter book (with the exclusive cover, above) will also come with a full color print of the retail variant cover (below)
"For years Craig and I have wanted to do a Perhapanauts story that could stand alone as the definitive Perhapanauts tale, that could act as both introduction to our colorful crew for new Readers and to provide a thrilling, edge-of-your-seat adventure for our long-time, loyal Fans, taking them someplace that they—and the Perhapanauts—have never been before~!
"I’ve long been fascinated with the legends of the Hollow Earth; from Jules Verne’s Journey to the Center of the Earth to Mike Grell’s fantastic Warlord for DC Comics to eventually tracking down several dog-eared issues of the old pulp magazine, Amazing Stories, featuring the strangely prophetic Shaver Mystery. I couldn’t get enough and my mind would boggle with images and scenarios of what might take place in the Inner World.
"When Craig suggested we Kickstart a project that would give us both a chance to explore our hapless team—and our world—a little deeper, the only place to go—for me, anyway, was…down.
"INTO HOLLOW EARTH takes The Perhapanauts into a world where science and magic have merged, where strange creatures—and strange peoples—fight to survive, where long-lost technologies could serve to save the World Without—or destroy it from Within…" - Todd
Perhapanauts ©2015 Todd Dezago and Craig Rousseau
Risks and challenges
Successful funding will provide a modest page rate for both Todd and Craig to devote the time needed to put this book together... as well as provide the necessary funds to print the limited run and ship the book. Professionals in the comics industry for over 20 years, we understand the nature of the beast and built (what we think is) a realistic production schedule to produce 54 pages of fully colored and lettered art.
Once completed, the book will be printed and shipped to us, and we'll make sure all backers receive books and rewards (in one convenient shipment, unless otherwise noted).. and any digital rewards will go out around the same time...
Barring any unforeseen delays, we're planning on having the books ready to ship in January of 2016. We (and Choopie) will be sure to keep folks updated with progress (and extras along the way)...Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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