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In a dark future Samantha is on the run from a government out to abuse her powers. Now, only she and her friends can save the world.
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A world in RUINS. Isolation. Destruction. DEATH. You do whatever you can to survive. Welcome to 2050. Half the world population, gone. Ten years after the forced EVOLUTION of man heralded a massive world war, Samantha’s fight is just beginning. Searching for herself across the wastelands, on the run from an oppressive government and creatures left behind as reminders of the massacre, she must choose between running forever as host of a power she never wanted or fighting for what’s right and very possibly meet her DEMISE. With humankind on the balance, what will she do? With stakes so high. Paths so perilous. Enemies at every turn. Catch the danger, the intrigue, the eminent destruction. The revolution is a WAVE.

HELLO

My name, Alfred. Alfred Trujillo and I am the creator, writer and artist of Project: Shadows. Pleasure to come across your screen! I am originally from a southern state in Mexico. One most can't pronounce. As merchants, my family traveled all across the country throughout my childhood. One of the good things about being on the road a large portion of life was a pretty good supply of comic books and the time to get immersed in them. Even then, I knew what I wanted to do with my life. So here I am, decades later after having spent the last couple years building my craft, working in the comic book industry, I am trying to put my childhood dream in motion. I have founded my own comic book studio, quit my day job and made my debut issue of my very ambitious first creator owned comic. 

This is where YOU come in. 

I am aiming to not only make the next issues of action, intrigue, philosophy and purpose, something extraordinary, but get it to the public in mass form. 

Through comic book stores. Through conventions. Through the internet. 

My aim is at least 2500+ copies of each issue out to new readers, but this will require some initial start-up. I will also put this in front of every publisher that will look at it. Go big or go home! 


WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP

One of the drawbacks of working for yourself is that income is not exactly steady. Dips in cash require that you put pencil-for-hire stuff ahead of the project, taking longer to get issues out. Last year the book was promoted in 16 conventions across the country and we want to expand on that this year.

My goal is to have Project: Shadows distributed monthly through Diamond, and make the kind of money that allows me to live off the book and convention promotions. In order to do that, I need help from you to get through issue 3. At that point I should be able to get it out to the majority of comic book stores in the US on a regular basis. This would also allow easier payment for colors and additional art for portions of the books. Most importantly, it would allocate funds for printing and shipping of the books to me to be done without going on a 100% ramen diet and selling my organs on the black market. In return for your help, I am offering some very nice incentives: 

The book, exclusives, sketch art, original pencils, prints, etc.. All of these will be incredible additions to your comic art and book collections. Not to mention some very special stuff from our talented and beautiful second writer, Cara Nicole, aka AZ Powergirl to be revealed at the half way point towards funding!


THE NUTS AND BOLTS

The main idea behind Project: Shadows is a lesson that seems to keep getting forgotten throughout history, which is that: evil triumphs when good people do nothing. With this in mind the objective of Project: Shadows is to get people to see that they do, in fact, make a difference and have an impact in the world. I want to take this story, inspire people, get them involved, standing up for what is right and for what they are passionate about. Lofty, I know, but I gotta do what I gotta do.

THE TEAM!

I have worked in comics for a couple years. Not exactly a newcomer. My work has been in Zenescope's Reanimator: Herbert West Chronicles, Grimm Fairy Tales, Wonderland, Myths and Legends and other titles. I have also worked for Big Dog Ink, Chameleon Productions, Moonstone as well as numerous independent projects. I have built my studio from the ground up and am at every convention that I can physically make it out to. You may have seen me at last year's Amazing Arizona, Emerald City, Phoenix, Saboten, Denver, San Diego, Baltimore, El Paso, Las Vegas, New York, Tucson, Albuquerque and soon Amazing Arizona Comicon...again and Galaxy Fest in Colorado Springs. If you see me, say hi! (If you see Cara, say BINGO. She likes it)

http://www.facebook.com/alfred183

http://www.facebook.com/183DegreeStudio

http://www.youtube.com/user/alfred183

Cara Nicole aka AZ Powergirl is an up and coming writer in addition to being the hardest working overnight convention sensation. She has done character design for the book, writes prose to supplement the story and cosplays characters from the Project: Shadows universe at shows. She has worked for Marvel and works more conventions than most people do in a lifetime. More than me! 

http://www.facebook.com/AZPowergirl

Azpowergirl.com

http://www.youtube.com/user/TheAzPowergirl

Mr. Parvanov hailing from Phoenix Arizona via Bulgaria, has colored for Wildstorm Comics, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, as well as many well known video game companies including, Capcom, Blizzard, Gear Box Software and THQ. Milen is also an amazing comic creator with original projects of his own and is a philosopher of sorts. 

http://www.facebook.com/milen.parvanov/

The legendary Brian Augustyn is the godfather of steampunk and sort of a big deal. He was a long time editor at DC comics, created Gotham by Gaslight, wrote The Flash and had a smash hit with Image Comics on his creator owned Crimson. He also champions his local comic book community and produced an online show called The Comic Book Insider. 

http://www.facebook.com/brian.augustyn

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Don't miss on the opportunity to get the special Kickstarter Exclusive of Project: Shadows #1 with a Kickstarter-only cover by the incredible Nei Ruffino AND a pinup by the legendary Loston Wallace! Stay tuned for the art!

http://www.facebook.com/bakanekonei

http://www.facebook.com/loston.wallace

Don't hesitate to friend us on Facebook and stay in touch!

SKETCH CARDS!

SOME SKETCH COVERS STILL AVAILABLE!

ISSUE 2 COVER CARA WILL BE REPRODUCING

T-SHIRTS!!

Add $35 to your current pledge and message me your size!

SKETCH/PRODUCTION/PHOTO BOOK

Unlocked at $8,000! By popular demand! I bring to you the Project: Shadows SKETCH PRODUCTION & PHOTO book! The book will be 24 pages of sketches, work in progress, stories and pictures portraying the coming together of the Project: Shadows comic. Add $15 to your current pledge to receive it!

STRETCH GOALS

 The initial funding is just to get through issues 1-3 but additional funds will be used towards future issues and to make sure the book is promoted properly.

$6,000 - New available rewards: HARDCOVER for issues 1-6! Prints! Vinyl Banners! UNLOCKED!

$8,000 - Everyone with a pledge of $30 or more will receive a free print of the issue 1 cover. New available reward: Project: Shadows Production/Sketch/Photobook  UNLOCKED!

$10,000 - Anyone who pledged $50 or more will receive a free print of Loston Wallace's pinup New available reward: Sketch cards. UNLOCKED!

$12,000 - First issue of Project: Shadows and the trade will include 8 extra pages of script, pictures, and bonus additional material!  UNLOCKED!

$15,000 - Free digital soundtrack to the book for all backers. UNLOCKED!

$20,000 - New reward: a new limited edition variant by an artist TBD.

Other Ways You Can Help

In the event that you find yourself unable to contribute monetarily, I am glad that you took the time to read and look at this and I want you to know that YOU CAN STILL HELP! One of the biggest factors in having a good campaign is overall awareness by sharing this page, letting your friends know, guilting your significant other into helping out etc. would be a tremendous boost towards success. Make sure you check out the Kickstarter share tools and use facebook, twitter and anywhere else where you are heard to aid us in getting this made and making the world a better place, one book at a time.

Also, make sure to check out the page on Facebook and LIKE it to stay informed and see the progress of the book!

http://www.facebook.com/projectshadows

MEDIA:

For those of you with Media connections, if you want to spread the word, it would be much appreciated! I'm attaching the press release for the book and kickstarter on here. Send anyone my way that you think might want to write about or report on the book or the fund raising. Thanks! http://alfred183.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/press-release.pdf

videos:

Geek News Network article on Project: Shadows Kickstarter

Geek Grotto: Help Kickstart Project Shadows!

SPANISH VIEWERS! Check out my Univision appearance promoting Project: Shadows. Check out the spanish book rewards! Also, please standby for more media coverage.

http://univisionarizona.univision.com/videos-univision-arizona/video/2013-01-28/alfred-trujillo-y-el-comic

TESTIOMONIALS

Thanks in advance for helping me fund this! 

Risks and challenges

One of the biggest risks of this project will be the matter of getting it done in a timely manner and how we will overcome this is by working on it as much as possible before it funds or even goes live. Issue 1 is already done and ready to print and the scripts for issues 2-3 are completed and have art started.

Disclaimer: The original goal was for issues 1-3. Since the stretch goals and funding have allowed us to go through the trade (all 6 issues) some of the dates are inaccurate. Issues beyond #3 and the trade will be out as soon as possible. We project that everything will be fulfilled by the end of the year. We will do this as timely as we can but please take into consideration printing and shipping times on the trades as well as drawing time inside of them.

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    PDF of issue 1. I have been saving this on PDF until Project: Shadows is out in stores, but as supporters, you will receive this issue first and delivered right to your portable device, tablet, notebook, monochrome Apple computer or CIA server.

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    SIGNED ISSUE 1

    Project: Shadows Issue 1 signed by all it's creators. Read the PDF while you wait for the mailman. Issue 1 is very special! We wanted to have it debut at Phoenix Comicon 2012 and juggling deadlines I finished the line art the weekend before, and Marvel colorist Milen Parvanov completed the colors in 3 days. "I don't remember coloring some of these pages". That's ok, Milen, they came out fantastic.

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    READ AT HOME. PDF of issues 1-3. Don't wait for the mail! Get it before it's printed and read it on your PC, tablet, cell phone etc! You can read it while you tan, you can read it on the can. You can read it here and there-- you can read it ANYWHERE!

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    ONE TWO THREE. Issues 1-3 in print!!

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    NEI COVER!!!

    Exclusive Issue 1 variant with cover by Nei Ruffino signed by all it's creators AND your name printed inside the book, only available through Kickstarter. NEVER TO BE REPRINTED AGAIN. You just can't beat that. PLUS PDF of issues 1-3

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    CARA NICOLE (aka AZ Powergirl) exclusive photo cover! Cara will be reproducing the issue 2 artwork in real life for a very sexy variant. Signed by all authors with your name credited in the book! PLUS PDF of issues 1-3.

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    SHIRT! Signed issue 1 by all creators PLUS your very own Project: Shadows T-Shirt!! Also PDF of issues 1-3. Please message me with size and male/female once the Kickstarter completes!

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    HARDCOVER!! What you have been waiting for! Over 150 pages of pure awesome. Limited edition, signed and numbered. Your name printed in the book. You get it on PDF as the issues are released and you wait for the behemoth to come.

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    SKETCH COVER! Original Alfred Trujillo art on blank Project: Shadows sketch cover. 1 of 1 collector's item!! PLUS Issues 1-3 on paper AND on PDF.

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    PRINTS! Four 11x17 Project: Shadows prints! Plus Nei Cover and Cara Nicole Cover and issues 1-3 on PDF!

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    HARDCOVER with Sketch on the inside cover! PLUS Nei Cover AND Cara Nicole cover and PDF of 6 issues.

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    BIG BUNDLE: HARDCOVER! NAME IN BOOK! PDF of 1-6! Project: Shadows SKETCH/PRODUCTION BOOK! PRINT of issue 1 cover! PRINT of Loston Wallace Pin Up! Nei cover AND Cara cover AND if stretch goal is unlocked you will receive the issue 6 variant, the MP3 soundtrack, and an original sketchcard!!!

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    COMMISSION BY ALFRED TRUJILLO

    11x17 original art of your choice by Artist/Badass Alfred Trujillo. PLUS Issues 1-3 PDF, PLUS Exclusive Issue 1 variant with cover by Nei Ruffino signed by all it's creators AND your name printed inside the book!!!
    A great savings! Limited to only 6

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    COMMISSION BY ALFRED TRUJILLO 11x17 original art of your choice by Artist/Badass Alfred Trujillo. PLUS 4 Project: Shadows prints including the Loston Wallace Pin-up, PLUS Issues 1-6 PDF, PLUS Hardcover Trade, PLUS Exclusive Issue 1 variant with cover by Nei Ruffino signed by all it's creators, PLUS Cara Nicole's issue 2 variant cover, AND your name printed inside the book!!! If stretch goal is met you will receive the issue 6 variant as well.A great savings! Limited to only 6

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    YOUR FACE IN THE BOOK!

    And not just a red shirt that dies. You get dialogue! Sure, I still get to pick what you say but who doesn't want to be a comic book character!?
    Also, Nei cover and issues 1-3

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    Your HALF PAGE AD in issues 1-6 and a copy of all six issues with a special mention of your store, establishment or enterprise! 10 copies of issue 1, ALSO, Nei cover and Cara Nicole cover! AND Hardcover! AND the sketch/production/photobook! Issue 1-6 in PDF!! PLUS a high five from Bingo, I mean Powergirl, err Cara...whoever she is today...Plus any incentives that are unlocked including the issue 6 variant cover, Project:Shadows soundtrack and 2 sketchcards.

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    COMIC BOOK STORES - your store drawn inside the book with name of store and drawn to match your building. Warning!! You're store might not remain standing in the story! You get the original art where your store appears PLUS 10 free copies of the issue PLUS Nei and Cara covers PLUS an exclusive 1 of 1 sketch variant cover, PLUS the sketch/production/photobook PLUS the hardback trade, PLUS unlimited books at half cover price PLUS every Project: Shadows print PLUS 3 FOOT PS BANNER with your store logo. If the issue 6 variant cover is unlocked you will receive that too along with the PS soundtrack. ONLY 1 of these available!!

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    THE MOTHERLOAD!

    Get ready... HARDCOVER! With custom sketch inside! Your Face in the book! Additional content of an issue starring you and your city by Cara Nicole! Issues 1-6 signed AND Nei Ruffino Variant AND Cara Nicole Variant as well as the sketch/production/photobook and an issue 1 blank cover sketch variant with original art from Alfred Trujillo (all variants come with FRAMES) AND EVERY Project:Shadows Print in existence (this includes the Loston Wallace Pin Up)!! ALSO, 2 pieces of original Art from the book FRAMED! AND, 2 T-shirts!! As well as the PDF of issues 1-6 !! PLUS a six foot banner of Project: Shadows as seen at conventions nationwide (these are the banners that have traveled with us across the country and helped Project:Shadows become what it is today) AND If you come to a convention we are at (we are at a lot by the way) we have dinner together! Take pictures. Make a big freaking deal out of it! You will also recieve ANYTHING else that is unlocked!! That would be the issue 6 variant plus the soundtrack for Project: Shadows!! Sure the sketchcards haven't been unlocked yet but guess what? For YOU, you're getting 5 anyway!! And just for pledging this much I will personally send you a pair of Alfred Trujillo's panties upon request. ONLY 2 OF THIS INCENTIVE!!!

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