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Jenni and Zayf explore the shifting landscapes of parallel worlds in the new comic series, "Echoes from the Drift". Join the adventure!
Jenni and Zayf explore the shifting landscapes of parallel worlds in the new comic series, "Echoes from the Drift". Join the adventure!
Jenni and Zayf explore the shifting landscapes of parallel worlds in the new comic series, "Echoes from the Drift". Join the adventure!
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Echoes from the Drift #1 - Adventures in parallel universes!

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Echoes from the Drift is a new comic book series that follows two young adventurers as they explore parallel worlds. What are they searching for and who will they encounter? Join them on their journey to discover the answers!

Echoes from the Drift - Promo poster
Echoes from the Drift - Promo poster

I've wanted to create this comic for many years and it's great to be able to show you where I'd like to take this series. The inspiration for this series was my love of shows in the late '70s and '80s that were big influences on me. I want to create new adventures in the spirit of those shows. Stories that are fun and adventurous, with a dash of drama and tragedy, that I hope will stay in your memory as they have with me.

So, what is Echoes from the Drift about? 
In Echoes from the Drift #1, you'll start a journey to parallel worlds with our two main characters, Jenni and Zayf. You’ll discover how they first met and follow them on their adventures through the dimensions.

Jenni and Zayf
Jenni and Zayf

Jenni is an impulsive, adventure-seeker from the 1980s. She totally loves using '80s slang and uses way too much hairspray. But when the chips are down, Jenni has one of the best hearts around and will stand shoulder-to-shoulder with you in a fight.

Zayf is from a far-flung future. He's driven and determined but has a habit of flying by the seat of his pants. However, Zayf has a strong sense of what's right and what's not and will act upon those feelings.

These two key characters will encounter a fun and fierce group of supporting characters. Who will help them? Who will hinder them? Read Echoes #1 to find out!

What is the aim of this Kickstarter campaign?
With this Kickstarter, I'm planning to create the first 22-page issue of a five issue story arc. As an added bonus, I’ll be including the 10-page In Ruins prequel to the first issue.

The first Stretch Goal has been hit! So, additional behind-the-scenes content will be added to the digital comics of Visionary Backers and above.

The second Stretch Goal has also been hit and now print copies of the comic will be created for Visionary Backers and above!

Want to own some of the original pages of inked artwork from Echoes? Then check out the Rewards to the right, as they're available to a limited number of Backers.

Want a sneak peek?
I created a prequel for this series, called In Ruins, to experiment with a new style (one that I really enjoy) and begin developing the tone I wanted for Echoes from the Drift. In Ruins takes place in just one of the worlds that Zayf and Jenni will explore.

I'm recommending both In Ruins and Echoes from the Drift for Mature Readers because of adult themes, coarse language and some violence.

In Ruins - Page 1
In Ruins - Page 1

All 10 pages of the In Ruins prequel can be viewed on my website and my Facebook page

Head there so you can start the adventure! 

How are the Kickstarter funds going to be spent? 
The funds will go towards the creation of the art, printing and shipping of the comic and original artwork, taxes, Kickstarter fees and credit card fees.

Echoes - Budget
Echoes - Budget

My goal is to create a fully inked, coloured and lettered page a week (to the same quality of In Ruins). 23 pages (22 pages plus the cover and interior design) means 23 weeks, so I’m giving a time estimate of 6 months after the campaign ends to create the artwork for the first issue. Some extra time has been added to allow for creating commission artwork, plus printing and shipping physical Rewards.

Check out the Rewards, I think there's something for everyone. All Backers will get their name added to the "Thank You" page of Echoes #1.

Even if you can't donate anything, please tell your friends about the Echoes from the Drift Kickstarter campaign on Twitter, Facebook and any other social media you use regularly.

'80s FAN
As thanks for your support, '80s Fans will get your names added to the "Thank You" page of Echoes from the Drift #1!

DRIFTER
Rugged Drifters will receive a digital copy (in PDF format) of Echoes from the Drift #1 with an added bonus... the 10-page prequel of In Ruins!

VISIONARY
As a far-sighted Visionary, you'll receive a digital copy of Echoes #1 and In Ruins. The Bonus Content Stretch Goal has been unlocked! So, your digital copy will be upgraded to include page layouts, script pages and character designs. Now that the Print Copies Stretch Goal has also been unlocked, a print copy of Echoes #1 (including In Ruins) will be shipped to you for free!

You'll also be sent an exclusive Echoes from the Drift digital wallpaper for your computer desktop!

THRILL-SEEKER
Besides a digital copy of Echoes #1 and In Ruins, Thrill-Seekers get to choose one page (from either comic) that will be printed in full-colour at A3 size!

The Bonus Content Stretch Goal and Print Copies Stretch Goal have been unlocked! So, they will be added to your order, at no extra cost.

WANDERER
As a Wanderer, you'll get a digital copy of Echoes #1 and In Ruins, plus a unique sketch (A4 size) of an Echoes or In Ruins character of your choice! This sketch will show the head and shoulders of the character (also known as a Bust), with no background image. The sketch will be inked and signed by me.

The Bonus Content Stretch Goal and Print Copies Stretch Goal have been unlocked and will be added to your order!

SURVIVOR
Survivors will obtain a digital copy of Echoes #1 and In Ruins, plus a unique sketch (A4 size) of an Echoes or In Ruins character of your choice! This time the character will be drawn from head to toe (Full Figure), with no background image, inked and signed by me.

The Bonus Content Stretch Goal and Print Copies Stretch Goal have been unlocked and will be added to your order!

EXPLORER (GONE!)
As an intrepid Explorer, you'll receive a digital copy of Echoes #1 and In Ruins, but you'll also claim the only physical copy of the Page Layouts! 11 pages of sketches showing the first draft of all 22 pages of the comic. You'll be able to compare how the comic was originally imagined and how it actually turned out! Only one person in the world can own all 11 actual pages. Will it be you?

The Bonus Content Stretch Goal and Print Copies Stretch Goal have been unlocked and will be added to your order!

ZAYF 
Zayf has arrived and wants to help you out! He'll send you a digital print copy of Echoes #1 and In Ruins, and one page of the original, black & white, interior artwork from Echoes from the Drift #1! This dimensionally-charged artwork will be chosen at random for 22 lucky people!

Plus, Zayf will also give you an A3, full-colour print of that page from the finished comic! These two pieces are going to look fantastic on your wall!

The Bonus Content Stretch Goal and Print Copies Stretch Goal have been unlocked and will be added to your order!

JENNI (GONE!)
Jenni has a totally rad gift for you! Besides a digital copy of Echoes #1 and In Ruins, you'll receive the one, the only, original black & white artwork of the cover for Echoes from the Drift #1!

But wait, like a Ginsu steak knife, there's more! You'll also receive an A3, full-colour print of the cover artwork, as it appeared in the comic! Jenni is waiting for your call, so get in quick!

The Bonus Content Stretch Goal and Print Copies Stretch Goal have been unlocked and will be added to your order!

PIONEER (GONE!)
This is it. The big one. As a true Pioneer, you'll receive a digital copy of Echoes #1 and In Ruins, plus you will receive the one-of-a-kind, variant cover, print edition! Even if the Print Stretch Goal isn't unlocked, you'll still receive this variant print copy!

Think that's all? Not by a long shot! You'll also receive the original, black & white artwork for the variant cover, signed by me.

Still want more? You got it! You will also receive an A3, full-colour print of both the original cover and the variant cover!

There can only be one Pioneer who will obtain this extremely rare prize! How adventurous are you?

The Bonus Content Stretch Goal and Print Copies Stretch Goal have been unlocked and will be added to your order!

Shipping
Shipping for commissions and artwork has been priced and can be added to your Pledge in the Reward Tiers.

A4-Size Rewards (sketches, layouts)
Europe: €7
Rest of the world: €11

A3-Size Rewards (original artwork, prints)
Europe: €8
Rest of the world: €12

Pioneer Reward
The shipping for the Pioneer Reward has been priced as certified mail (that needs to be signed for). Please contact me via email if you would to have the Rewards sent to you using an alternate shipping service such as FedEx or DHL.

Behind-the-Scenes material!
When the Funding Goal is hit, all Visionary Backers and above will receive digital copies of Echoes #1 and In Ruins with bonus behind-the-scenes pages! These bonus pages will include page layouts, pages from the script, costume design and early character sketches.

Print & Digital copies of Echoes #1!
When the Funding Goal is hit, Visionary Backers and above will receive a print copy of Echoes #1 (including In Ruins), as well as their digital copy*, at no extra cost! Visionary Backers will not have to add additional shipping to receive their print copy!

* Please note: only the digital copies of Echoes #1 will contain behind-the-scenes material.

Here's what reviewers of the Echoes from the Drift campaign have to say!
"I would definitely give this a read..." - Dustin Cabeal, Comic Bastards

"Support this project and grab an awesome page of artwork while you can!" - Adrian Kinnaird, From Earth's End

"This looks pretty good, eh? ...so if we want to see more, we need to pitch in." - Coverless Reviews

"Check out this good looking Kickstarter." - Indie Comic Ninja

Plus, a great article at Comic Plug!

Echoes from the Drift is a story I believe in and would love to tell you guys! Let's create a new, fun, adventure story together!

Thank you!

Who is this Craig Petersen guy?

I’m originally from New Zealand, where I self-published the superhero series Southern Tribe from 1995 - 1998 (www.mechazoic.com). In 2008 – 2009, I created the horror/comedy strip Close to Midnight (www.closetomidnight.co.nz) for Rip It Up magazine. To view some of my other illustrations and sketches, please visit my online portfolio at: www.mechazoic.com

After creating comics as a hobby for most of my life and working as a web designer and freelance illustrator, I relocated to Europe in 2013 to follow my dreams of becoming a full-time comic book creator.

Risks and challenges

The overall plot for all five issues of "Echoes from the Drift" has been created, the first issue has been scripted and the final page layouts are complete. After developing the style of “Echoes” in the prequel “In Ruins”, I have a good time-frame estimate for the project.

Fees and taxes have been accounted for in the budget. Stretch Goals have been created carefully, so that printing and shipping costs can be covered. Limiting Rewards also means not over-committing to additional items and being able to focus on achieving the project.

I may add more Reward Tiers during the campaign, as long as the budget and commitments are still manageable.

This campaign is primarily for a digital comic, but if the Print Stretch Goal is hit, there might be unexpected delays when printing and shipping "Echoes" #1.

If there are any unexpected delays in any part of the production of "Echoes", I’ll let you know in the Updates section. I'll keep you informed about how "Echoes from the Drift" is progressing.

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    Pledge €1 or more About $1.12

    '80s FAN

    Your name will be included in the “Thank You” page of "Echoes from the Drift" #1.

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    DRIFTER

    A digital copy (PDF) of "Echoes from the Drift" #1.

    + The "In Ruins" prequel will be added to the digital comic!

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    VISIONARY

    A digital copy (PDF) of "Echoes from the Drift" #1 and "In Ruins".

    + A digital wallpaper, made especially for Visionaries, to put on your computer desktop!

    + Stretch Goals (if unlocked)! Please read the project description for full details. IMPORTANT NOTE: Visionaries will not need to add shipping if the Print Stretch Goal is unlocked!

    + Your name on the "Thank You" page.

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    THRILL-SEEKER

    A digital copy (PDF) of "Echoes from the Drift" #1 and "In Ruins".

    + A signed, full-colour, A3 print of a page of from "Echoes" or "In Ruins". Once you've received your digital copy of "Echoes" you can choose the page you'd like printed!

    + Stretch Goals (if unlocked)! Please read the project description for full details.

    + Your name on the "Thank You" page.

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    Pledge €60 or more About $67

    WANDERER

    A digital copy (PDF) of "Echoes from the Drift #1" and "In Ruins".

    + A unique, signed, A4, black & white sketch of one "Echoes" or "In Ruins" character of your choice. Head and shoulders only (BUST), no background image.

    + Stretch Goals (if unlocked)! Please read the project description for full details.

    + Your name on the "Thank You" page.

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    Pledge €85 or more About $95

    SURVIVOR

    A digital copy (PDF) of "Echoes from the Drift" #1 and "In Ruins".

    + A unique, signed, A4, black & white sketch of one "Echoes" or "In Ruins" character of your choice. FULL FIGURE, no background image.

    + Stretch Goals (if unlocked)! Please read the project description for full details.

    + Your name on the "Thank You" page.

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    Pledge €100 or more About $112

    EXPLORER

    A digital copy (PDF) of "Echoes from the Drift #1" and "In Ruins".

    + The first draft of the page layouts (11 penciled pages, 22 pages shown, 2 per page)!

    + Stretch Goals (if unlocked)! Please read the project description for full details.

    + Your name on the "Thank You" page.

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    Pledge €125 or more About $140

    ZAYF

    A digital copy (PDF) of "Echoes from the Drift" #1 and "In Ruins".

    + 1 signed, black & white, inked page of interior artwork from "Echoes" Issue 1! (Pages chosen at random.)

    + 1 signed, full-colour, A3 print of the same page!

    + Stretch Goals (if unlocked)! Please read the project description for full details.

    + Your name on the "Thank You" page.

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    Pledge €225 or more About $252

    JENNI

    A digital copy (PDF) of "Echoes from the Drift" #1 and "In Ruins".

    + 1 signed, black & white, inked page of the cover artwork from "Echoes" #1!

    + 1 signed, full-colour, A3 print of the cover from "Echoes" #1.

    + Stretch Goals (if unlocked)! Please read the project description for full details.

    + Your name on the "Thank You" page.

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    Pledge €675 or more About $757

    PIONEER

    ONE-OF-A-KIND print copy of "Echoes from the Drift #1" and "In Ruins" with a specially created variant cover. You will own the ONLY print copy with this cover!

    + The signed, black & white, inked page of the variant cover artwork for "Echoes" #1!

    + 1 signed, full-colour, A3 print of the original cover!

    +1 signed, full-colour, A3 print of the variant cover!

    + Your name on the "Thank You" page.

    This reward will be shipped via certified mail.

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