About this project
Monsters, conspiracy and growing up. Welcome to Adamsville, a mystery adventure graphic novel series for all ages. If you love stories like LOST, X-FILES and SUPER 8 or GOONIES this book is for you! The book is 160 pages, in full color and is the first in a three volumes series.
If you want to preview the book, it is currently running as a webcomic and updating every Monday and Wednesday: http://www.adamsvillecomic.com
UPDATES: Special Classified Edition of the book available and Exclusive Large Scale Prints - See below!
Two stickers added to all pledges $30 and up. These are 5inx5in. Designs are not yet final, but they'll look pretty much like this:
Announced Stretch Goals!
$7,250 - UNLOCKED - Two exclusive Kickstarter only "Adamsville city" postcards/mini prints (designs coming) will be added to the campaign with backers in the $20/$25 tier receiving one of them. $30 and up receive both postcards.
$8,250 - LOCKED - FREE EDEN GROUP LOGO PATCH - for everyone in the $30 and up tier levels. Wanna identify yourself with a shadowy group of scientific troublemakers? Well with this patch you will be able to.
So here's the breakdown for anyone in the ARTIST EDITION ($30 tier) and up. You get the signed book, the behind the scenes PDF, a sketch inside of the book, TWO stickers, TWO postcard prints ANDDDDD The EDEN logo patch.
What's the story?
When twelve year old Chloe Johnson witnesses a monster attack a boy on her street, she enlists the help of a boy named Todd Frederick, who has long been obsessed with the strange and unexplained. Together they discover that the monster is just the beginning of the mystery and now they're the only ones who can stop the monster and it's creator's plans.
"Where else can you find suspense comics that are safe for kids? Michael Regina has created a comics roller coaster ride and you don't have to be a certain height to get on."
- Stephen McCranie, creator of Penguin's Mal and Chad
"Adamsville breathes the same type of exciting mystery and adventure air as the movies I grew up with as a kid. If book one is only the beginning, I'm eager to read where Regina's beautiful storytelling takes the town's inhabitants next."
- Mike Maihack, creator of Scholastic's Cleopatra In Space
I wanted to make the all ages books I've always wanted to see: A book full of conspiracy, secret groups, monsters, young love and wonder! I hope you love it!
What's the project?
The entire first book is done and ready for print. Now it's time to get the book out there to the world. The funds raised with this Kickstarter will be used to fund:
-The first print run of book 1
-Fulfilling all rewards
-ISBNs and copyrighting of the book
Anything extra will go towards:
-Attending as many conventions as possible to help spread the word on Adasmville.
-Hiring assistants to complete production of book 2 in the Adamsville series, currently in production.
In addition to receiving digital or physical copies of the book, you can also receive these fine rewards!
BEHIND THE SCENES PDF AND SCRIPT
Get a special look into my process for creating this book. I'll discuss the long road that lead to this book being in your heads, including insights into the origin of the series and the complete script for book 1, so you can see how I turn the written page into a finished graphic novel. Heavily annotated throughout, this is the perfect companion to any copy of the book.
Your choice of a poster of the front cover or a special poster image created for the launch of book 1. Both are 12x18, and are printed on a heavy duty card stock with a matte finish.
ORIGINAL PAGES FROM THE COMIC, DRAWINGS AND DIGITAL PAINTINGS
Want to own one of the limited original pages of the comic before I switched to digital production, a commissioned drawing or digital painting? There's rewards there for you too!
RUN FROM MONSTERS!
Wanna be in the comic? Here's your chance! You can be drawn into book 2 as a student or faculty member of the school RUNNING FOR YOUR LIFE as monsters attack the school! Or even be a villain and be a part of the shadowy group you'll learn about more in the book.
SPECIAL - CLASSIFIED EDITION now available -
This is the best way to immerse yourself in the experience of the series with some cool extras. In addition, your employment with “Eden” will enroll you in future “members only” content and specials that will be unlocked early 2014.
If you would just like to add on the extra classified content to your current pledge of $20 and up you can add $15 to your pledge, with a message to me to upgrade you. This helps me keep track of the changes. If you want to do this, just click the MANAGE YOUR PLEDGE button and you will be able to increase or change your pledge entirely. Please message me if you have any questions about this.
The "add on" only adds the manila Classified folder, ID badge and employment packet to your existing order. Everything else stays the same.And to reveal the last of the major reward additions. I won't spend too much typing. I'll explain it myself:
Risks and challenges
The book is all finished and ready to go. So the risks are pretty small! The only remaining thing needed is the funds to get the book printed.
I do want to let everyone know that I am currently in the process of fulfilling my orders from my previous Kickstarter (check it all out here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1247384685/the-dragon-book-and-other-stories), but neither should impact each other in the process of getting to you and everyone their rewards. Both books are completely finished so I am able to devote my time to seeing to it that everyone's orders are fulfilled in the time allotted. And since both projects estimated delivery dates are months from each other, they really should not conflict.
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