Comic Books are my life, "Humanity" is my ambitious dream. What happens when you are given great power, but at a cost, too high to pay?
Comic Books are my life, "Humanity" is my ambitious dream. What happens when you are given great power, but at a cost, too high to pay? Read more
About this project
Kickstarter, for the right people, is really one of the greatest websites to come out of this wonderful tech era we are currently living in. It gives creators like myself a chance to take what we dream and share it with the world.
Humanity, is a comic book that I conceptualized many years ago, but the crippling fear of creating something that people might not like had kept me from pursuing it, not to mention the cost of making a comic book and making it right. These things certainly are not cheap! The finished Graphic Novel will be a beautiful 80 PAGE HARD COVER that is sure to rock your world!
February of last year i decided to say screw it, and stuck my neck out! I pulled some HUGE favors from dear friends (Alex Ross, Ryan Benjamin, JJ Kirby, Deron Bennett, Paul Morrissey) I finished the entire script, and with said friends help, was able to get a teaser/ashcan out in time for comic con 2012.
The response I got was better than any I could have hoped for, and the common feed back I got was, WHEN ARE WE GONNA SEE MORE!?
This is where you, Humanity (pun intended) come in. In order to make this book right with the artists I want to use, the colorists I want to use, the letter, designer, and editor I want to use PLUS printing... Well... sadly these things cost money and favors can only go so far!
Humanity is about a choice, it's about taking back your freedom. Let me rewind. If animals had a choice, if animals had a voice, do you think they would allow us to experiment on them? Do you think they would CHOOSE to be "lab rats?" "Lab rats" for things like weapons, cosmetics, chemicals and so much more?HELL NO! Given the choice, Animals would tell us to go fuck ourselves, and to test those things on ourselves.
Humanity, puts people in the place of Animals. What would happen if unbeknownst to us WE were the "lab rats" to a group of beings far superior to us, and what would happen if after tens of thousands of years we found out? H.O.L. answers those questions and so much more.
I should tell you, I'm not just some guy who wants to make a comic, I live and breath comics!!! From my 3 DC tattoos (yes, that is my universe of choice), to my 1000's of comic books, making Humanity a reality is one of the things I've always wanted to do, and I'm ready to make it so.
Oh, and incase you are questioning my ability to write, I'm not saying I am the best writer to walk the planet, but I am the award winning writer of the sci-fi short "White Room: 02B3." Which means maybe I can write... maybe :)
I have kick ass rewards and a heart of gold!!!
I have a cover by the one and only ALEX ROSS http://www.alexrossart.com/
The Script is written...
Now the fun begins!
Risks and challenges
The most terrifying thing about producing and self publishing your own book is time. Time is the killer of all things comic book. You can plan for the worst, then get crushed by something even greater when it comes to comic books. I have ZERO writing challenges as the script is done and it is rock solid (as I pat myself on the back), the cover is completed as well, so the biggest challenges will come from art schedules, etc. But being blessed enough to know the people I know, and having the incredible friendships that I have, all of which are working on this book, nothing can stop this machine from finishing on time, on point, and with time to spare! I have specifically set a Comic Con 2014 release date for the book just incase my over confidence falls flat on it's tender little face, I will have enough time to dust off and get the machine rolling again to finish ahead of schedule. I have a great support team, an Eisner award winning editor, I know this book will get done, and minds will be blown!
I have worked on producing and making comics for the past 4.5 years while working at Roddenberry Entertainment. And have been involve in the comic book industry for over 20 years. I am well versed in what it takes to make a book, and not just any book, a great book!
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