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Series debut of a comic with spaceships, aliens, the fate of the universe and a family struggling to hold together in the thick of it.
Series debut of a comic with spaceships, aliens, the fate of the universe and a family struggling to hold together in the thick of it.
Series debut of a comic with spaceships, aliens, the fate of the universe and a family struggling to hold together in the thick of it.
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THE SLIP is the story of Solomon Burke who is stranded in the interdimensional limbo called the Slip after a terrorist attack rips a hole in the fabric of the universe. Alone in a world that twists everything inside out after losing his entire life, Solomon struggles to find purpose. 

He finds that purpose with a ragtag militia that serves as the last line of defense between the tyrannical Loom and total domination of the Slip. With her armada of warships behind her, Loom's war could destroy the Slip, and then the entire universe.

THE SLIP was co-created by me and Rafael Desquitado after we collaborated on a short comic to promote my debut novel, Shade. It was my first taste of making comics, and I was lucky to have had Rafael as my first collaborator. After finishing the Shade short, I pitched a couple ideas, and Rafael chose the one that would become THE SLIP . That was nearly three years ago.

Since then, both I and Rafael have been involved with Kickstarters for other projects - Raf with Vessels from Card Shark Comics and me with Earth Outlaws from Be Amazed Studios. And now we're ready to launch our own.

 

One of the reasons it took so long to reach this point is because I didn't know just how much I didn't know about the business of running a Kickstarter campaign. I've since spent countless hours learning as much as I could.

But I was also scared. Putting something I've poured my heart and soul into on display for the world to judge is terrifying. But the Kickstarter creator community is amazingly supportive and inspiring. I know it's the right place to bring THE SLIP  to life.

The main goal of the campaign is to raise production and print funds for The Slip #1. All of the pencils are complete, and five of those pages are colored and lettered. The funds will be used to finish coloring and lettering, print the book, and for fulfillment. Any additional funds raised will go into Rafael's hardworking hands, and toward future issues.

A second goal is to be counted among the ranks of successful creators who have used Kickstarter as a building block for a creative career. Because creating stories is not what I do, it's who I am, and I want to use Kickstarter as a means to keep creating.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Five pages of the comic and three chapters of the novella.

The Slip #1, Page 1
The Slip #1, Page 1

 

The Slip #1, Page 2
The Slip #1, Page 2

 

The Slip #1, Page 3
The Slip #1, Page 3

 

The Slip #1, Page 4
The Slip #1, Page 4

 

The Slip #1, Page 5
The Slip #1, Page 5

Warlords: The Slip Novella

By supporting the campaign, you have the opportunity to get not just one great story set in The Slip universe, you'll get two! Warlords is a 100 page prequel novella that tells the origins of major players from the comic Geist, Lars and Shryke, and how the war in The Slip began.

Warlords is the first in a series of novellas that will be released alongside the comics.

>>DOWNLOAD A FREE PREVIEW OF THE SLIP SAGA<< Five pages of the comic and three chapters of the novella.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Risks and challenges

This is my first Kickstarter, so there has been a learning curve in creating the campaign, and there will been one in running and fulfilling it. However, I have done as much as I can to limit the bumps in the road as possible. I was a member of the pilot for the ComixLaunch Course. That class and the community I've gained as a result are incredible resources to ensure this campaign is successful.

The pencils are already finished for The Slip #1. Colors and letters still need to be done, but both colorist and letterer are professionals of high quality and integrity.

Digital rewards will be sent as they become available, which will be as early as February for some. The Slip #1 and Warlords digital copies will be available by March, and the print copies by May at the latest.

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    Thank You Song

    A Thank You song written exclusively for this campaign by Matt Farley and your name on the Thank You page.

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    Digital #1

    PDF of THE SLIP #1.

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    Digital Deluxe

    An expanded digital copy of THE SLIP #1 including scripts, sketches and story notes, Paul Green digital wallpaper, and PDFs of TIDES #1, a pirate fantasy comic written by Cody, and the digital short comic story SHADE, the first collaboration from Cody and Rafael.

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    Print #1

    A signed physical copy of The Slip #1.

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    Leonardo Colapietro Variant Cover

    A signed print copy of The Slip #1 with Leonardo Colapietro variant cover.

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    Print Bundle #1

    Physical copy of the Slip #1 plus Paul Green print and The Slip poster.

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    • Tides #1 PDF, a pirate fantasy comic written by Cody
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    Warlords Digital

    The Warlords e-novella, a prequel to the comic.

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    • Thank You Song!
    • Paul Green Digital Wallpaper
    • Shade short comic PDF by Cody & Rafael
    • Tides #1 PDF, a pirate fantasy comic written by Cody
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    Art Lover Bundle

    Two copies of the comic, both covers, and the print bundle!

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    • Thank You Song!
    • Paul Green Digital Wallpaper
    • Shade short comic PDF by Cody & Rafael
    • Tides #1 PDF, a pirate fantasy comic written by Cody
    • The Slip #1 PDF
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    The Complete Slip Saga

    The most comprehensive collection of The Slip story! Includes a signed physical copy of The Slip #1 and the Warlords novella.

    Includes:
    • Thank You Song!
    • Paul Green Digital Wallpaper
    • Shade short comic PDF by Cody & Rafael
    • Tides #1 PDF, a pirate fantasy comic written by Cody
    • The Slip #1 PDF
    • The Slip #1 Physical Copy
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    Ultimate Print Bundle

    8 Comics! 1 Novella! 2 Prints!

    Get your hands on the standard and variant covers of The Slip, the Warlords novella, Paul Green print, The Slip poster, plus 6 issues of the all-ages comic Armadillo Justice: Tall Tails from Rising Sun Comics.

    Includes:
    • Thank You Song!
    • Paul Green Digital Wallpaper
    • Shade short comic PDF by Cody & Rafael
    • Tides #1 PDF, a pirate fantasy comic written by Cody
    • The Slip #1 PDF
    • Warlords ebook, the prequel novella
    • Warlords, the prequel novella physical copy
    • Leo Colapietro Variant Cover
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    Warlords Hardcover

    The Complete Slip Saga with a signed hardcover copy of Warlords.

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    • Thank You Song!
    • Paul Green Digital Wallpaper
    • Shade short comic PDF by Cody & Rafael
    • Tides #1 PDF, a pirate fantasy comic written by Cody
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    • The Slip #1 Physical Copy
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    Warlords Hardcover with Rafael Sketch

    Limited edition Warlords Hardcover with an exclusive Rafael sketch on the inside.

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    • Tides #1 PDF, a pirate fantasy comic written by Cody
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    Solomon's Audio Journal

    The total multimedia Slip experience! An mp3 download of Solomon's audio journal - a firsthand account of his time before he is stranded in the Slip.

    Includes:
    • Thank You Song!
    • Paul Green Digital Wallpaper
    • Shade short comic PDF by Cody & Rafael
    • Tides #1 PDF, a pirate fantasy comic written by Cody
    • The Slip #1 PDF
    • The Slip #1 Physical Copy
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    T-Shirt

    The total multimedia Slip experience plus the T-Shirt with Rafael's amazing Slip design!

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    • Tides #1 PDF, a pirate fantasy comic written by Cody
    • The Slip #1 PDF
    • The Slip #1 Physical Copy
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    Custom Song!

    Enjoy the Backer Thank You Song from Matt Farley? Get a download of a custom song written and performed specifically for you by musical genius Matt Farley.

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    • Paul Green Digital Wallpaper
    • Shade short comic PDF by Cody & Rafael
    • Tides #1 PDF, a pirate fantasy comic written by Cody
    • The Slip #1 PDF
    • Physical Print Bundle
    • The Slip #1 Physical Copy
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    Custom Rafael Desquitado Cover

    Get a cover drawn by Rafael Desquitado and colored by Liezl Buenaventura for your very own comic!

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    • Paul Green Digital Wallpaper
    • Shade short comic PDF by Cody & Rafael
    • Tides #1 PDF, a pirate fantasy comic written by Cody
    • The Slip #1 PDF
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    • The Slip #1 Physical Copy
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    I'll Write Your Comic

    I will write a 22-24 page script for your comic. You only provide me with an outline for your story or some notes or even just suggestions on what you want the story to be. This is a work-for-hire arrangement. You will retain all rights to the story. Includes the Complete Slip Saga.

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    • Shade short comic PDF by Cody & Rafael
    • Tides #1 PDF, a pirate fantasy comic written by Cody
    • The Slip #1 PDF
    • Physical Print Bundle
    • The Slip #1 Physical Copy
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