Skies Over Superior is a comic book about Merilee Fite, a girl facing ghosts and monsters on the icy shores of Lake Superior.
But it's also about the strength of family and crushing effects of depression and mental illness.
But it's also about power of music, and the power of stories, to bring people together.
But, it's also about the power of monsters to crush people, and tear people apart.
(click HERE and start reading it RIGHT NOW. You'll love it)
Music is an important part of Skies Over Superior
Many of the answers that Merilee seeks are in her father's music, and the folk music of Northern Michigan.
So, we reached out and got some amazing music from RickoLus and Opal Puckett's Jonathan Pardo.
As a backer, you'll be able to own these songs in several different reward packages.
Once we got that ball rolling, we just couldn't stop it. The story, the songs, and the art just kept on inspiring each other. The art will feature original pieces by Laura Bearl, Christie Shinn, and Shawn Langley.
We trimmed back to just 5 songs, and here's a taste of two of them. The songs and art you see here are early versions or mock-ups. They'll be updated as the project rolls along.
All the stuff you expect from a comic book Kickstarter.
- The comic book itself.
- A PDF version.
- Other comics by the writer, Josh Dahl.
And special stuff just for this campaign.
Because music is such an important part of the whole project, the center-piece rewards are the Comics/Music/and Art packs. Each one features:
- The comic book itself.
- Five original songs created just for this project.
- Five original pieces of art created as "album covers" to go with the songs.
They are available in three different levels. Watch for the art pieces to be revealed as the campaign rolls on.
IMAGE UPDATES! 7/2
New cover images by Laura Bearl.
And, you know, other surprises as this thing goes.
This is stuff you might get when we reach new funding goals.
Skies Over Superior custom guitar picks
Everyone who backed at level with a physical reward will get custom SOS guitar pick. We'll get more picks in the future, but never again like these ones. These are exclusives just for you. If you want 2, just ask. If you want more, add a little bit to your pledge amount.
You fund Skies Over Superior issue 2!
If you want more of the stuff you already pledged for stuff, you can usually just increase your pledge amount etc. For the custom things, contact me through this campaign and we'll work out the easiest way to do it.
Something really cool:
Free books for young readers
in the "SOS SQUAD"
Look for the SOS Squad update for all the details. But here's the quick version. There is now an add-on and a new pledge level where you an get Skies Over Superior into the hands of young readers at no charge (to them).
Every copy of the SOS Squad edition will be given away to any young reader who wants it.
Again, look for the SOS Squad update for all the details.
Look... we're artists, writers, and musicians. There's a good chance we are going to get some of this financial stuff wrong. But, this chart will give you an idea of how we expect the money to be distributed.
One important note, we will run this math AFTER all of the project, production, shipping, and fees have been paid. So, the actual amount divvied up will be slightly less than the amount you see on the front page.
The fees section of this pie is there to cover any costs and fees that we forgot about!
I know this isn't exactly your biggest concern, we just want to show you that we do have specific plans for the backing you are helping with.
And here's most of Skies Over Superior #1 by Josh Dahl and Laura Bearl.
Read it now.
Then come back and back the project.
Or back the project first.
Or, just do what makes you happy.
Thanks so much for believing... in us and in Skies Over Superior.
Risks and challenges
The book is completed.
The songs are completed.
All that is left for production is to clean up the lettering and no-comics pages.
And to decide just how to package the music.
Other than that, it is just managing the rewards, distributing the funding, and moving ahead.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
- (30 days)