$1,542
pledged of $10,000pledged of $10,000 goal
45
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, August 22 2013 10:02 PM UTC +00:00
$1,542
pledged of $10,000pledged of $10,000 goal
45
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, August 22 2013 10:02 PM UTC +00:00

About

Sara Rising page 1
Sara Rising page 1
Sara Rising page 2
Sara Rising page 2
Sara Rising page 3
Sara Rising page 3

James and I teamed together because we found we were burning to tell some special stories.  The story of Sara Vargas is one of many we have in the pipeline and is the one that is the subject of this Kickstarter campaign.  We intend for the book to be an ongoing series.  There is a definite end to the story but we are unsure as to exactly how many issues it will take to get there.  The first issue, a 40 pager, is practically finished (all that remains is 5 pages that need to be inked and colored) and we will be debuting an ashcan of the second issue at the NY Comic Con in October.  Proceeds from the campaign will cover printing and production costs of the first and second issues, costs of attending the NY Comic Con, marketing costs, and commission costs for some of the rewards we are offering.  We have some high-powered artists on hand ready to contribute to the campaign and, like everyone else, even though they are nice guys, they need to be compensated.  It's hard work but we think it's well worth it, as our goal is for people to want to come in and experience, enjoy and share in these worlds we've created. 

Sara Vargas Model Sheet
Sara Vargas Model Sheet

Risks and challenges

There are actually very few challenges that will arise after the project is successfully funded. We have already gone through all of the possible production delays and have gotten the story to exactly where we want it. As stated before, the first issue is done except for 5 pages that need to be inked and colored, and we have started production on the second. We will be done with the ashcan well before the NY Comic Con in October because it will be comprised of 13 black and white pages and will not require the full production time of a 32 page color issue. We have hit a "groove" in terms of the production system we have in place, and because James and I have multiple roles we can execute the work faster instead of having to "hand it off" to someone else.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    A $1 pledge receives a thank you, by name, on our website and our sincerest gratitude.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    A $5 pledge earns a PDF of issue #1 (40 pages in full color) and a PDF of the issue #2 ashcan (13 pages in black and white) which will debut at the NY Comic Con.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    12 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    A $10 pledge earns signed copies of the issues mentioned above plus PDFs of both issues. Please add $5 for shipping anywhere in the US.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    12 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $30 or more About $30

    A $30 pledge earns signed copies of both books, PDFs of both, and a Sara Rising t-shirt. Please specify size and whether it's for a male or female. Please add $5 for shipping in the US.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    5 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $40 or more About $40

    A $40 pledge earns signed copies of both books, PDFs of both, a Sara Rising t-shirt, and a print of your choice of one of the specially commissioned pieces to be described later. Please add $7 for shipping in the US.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    3 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $60 or more About $60

    A $60 pledge earns signed copies of both books, PDFs of both, a Sara Rising t-shirt, a print of your choice of one of the specially commissioned pieces to be described later, and a signed sketch card. Please add $7 for shipping in the US.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    A $75 pledge earns signed copies of both books, PDFs of both, a Sara Rising t-shirt, ALL 6 prints of the specially commissioned pieces to be described later, and a signed sketch card. Please add $7 for shipping in the US.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge $80 or more About $80

    An $80 pledge earns a 9x12 black and white torso commission (in pencil) of ANY character of your choice (not just from our book, anyone) to be drawn by series artist James Rodriguez. Please add $5 for shipping in the US.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    A $100 pledge earns an 11x17 black and white full figure commission (in pencil) of ANY character of your choice (not just from our book, anyone) to be drawn by series artist James Rodriguez. Please add $5 for shipping in the US.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 5 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Select this reward

    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    A $150 pledge earns an 11x17 full color, full figure commission (pencil and ink) of ANY character of your choice (not just from our book, anyone) to be drawn by series artist James Rodriguez. Please add $5 for shipping in the US.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  11. Select this reward

    Pledge $200 or more About $200

    A $200 pledge will earn a cameo appearance in the 2nd issue (the ashcan and the finished issue which will be in full color). As part of the reward, we will send 5 signed copies of each of the first two issues as well as PDFs. Please add $5 for shipping in the US.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  12. Select this reward

    Pledge $225 or more About $225

    A $200 pledge will earn a t-shirt, all 6 prints of the commissioned pieces, and a limited edition trade paperback of the first two full issues with the scripts for both issues, plus all art from the Chronicles of Sara (the previous iteration of the book), including finished pages as well as concept art. Please include $10 for shipping in the US.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  13. Select this reward

    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    An original commissioned piece of one of our characters by Mike Lilly (Nightwing, Black Terror, Madness of Wonderland), Bill Tucci (Shi), Mark Texeira (Wolverine, Conan, Ghost Rider), Buzz (https://www.facebook.com/BuzzArtist), Paris Cullen (Blue Beetle), and Ian Dorian (https://www.facebook.com/#!/iandorianart?fref=ts). The pieces will be signed. We will put up pictures of the pieces when they are done. Pieces are to be chosen in the order in which the pledges arrive (first pledge gets first choice, etc.). Prints will be made of the commissioned pieces and distributed as parts of other rewards. Please add $7 shipping in the US.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  14. Select this reward

    Pledge $400 or more About $400

    A $400 pledge will earn an acting role in issue #2 with dialogue (the ashcan and the finished issue which will be in full color). As part of the reward, we will send 10 signed copies each of the first two issues as well as PDFs. Please add $7 for shipping in the US.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (30 days)