The Slip #1: A Sci-Fi Tale of Grief and Interdimensional War
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.
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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