Dead Souls Will Move You
Dead Souls Will Move You
What would you do for love? Dead Souls will go through the journey of Atticus Joyner as he searches for a love he lost through death.
What would you do for love? Dead Souls will go through the journey of Atticus Joyner as he searches for a love he lost through death. Read more
Death is just a door that we are afraid to open, but once that door is opened a whole new world of experiences are set before our eyes. Dead Souls is a creator owned comic series that is based on a paranormal love story in the present time. Atticus Joyner, an up and coming FBI agent, who in a near fatal attack lost his wife and daughter and gained a paranormal gift. This gift allows Atticus to see a person's soul after it has left their body.
Atticus fights this new “gift”, of seeing souls and wants nothing to do with it. As he realizes the power that he now has he is introduced to a “Carrier”, Urie. Urie is a go between for the world of the living and the dead. Urie’s job is to collect the dead souls and give them safe passage to the other side. Together they make a team that allows the living and the dead to obtain the peace they are searching for as they fight the good and the bad of this world, and the world of the deceased. This peace that Atticus and Urie are giving to others escapes Atticus because of the loss of his family.
After hearing a rumor of a Dead Man’s Party and the possibility that his wife may be at one of these parties; Atticus then is on a search to find and see his wife one last time. The Dead Man's Party is a location where many souls have gathered, either trying to stay here on earth to gain their closure, or to hide from The Carriers and become haunted souls disturbing the living.
My goal for Dead Souls is to produce a trade paperback series without compromises, and put every ounce of quality that I can into the story, the art and the design. The first finished product will be around 100 page full-colour comic, with production values inspired by beautiful publications like in which every detail of the book contributes to the atmosphere of the story. In order to achieve this, I'll be focussing intently on the writing, research, design and the story boarding before I move onto the production of the pages themselves. I plan to document this creation process online, putting up notes, sketches, designs and illustrations as we go! You can already see the first few entries of Dead Souls on the HeroPress Facebook page or the Dead Souls Tumbler page.
I'm estimating that the pre-production stage (writing, research, design and thumbnailing) will take me around 50-60 days of full time work, and the production stage (drawing and colouring the pages) will take between120-150 days of full time work, depending on how long the project ends up being, and how smoothly it goes! As it stands I can only afford spend time after my day at work and the same goes for the artist, and at that pace it could take up to a year to finish everything we need. This is where you come in...
I'm looking for funding to help me complete the pre-production stage of this project - the goal is $6000. After the pre-production is finished, I plan on using the collected concept work to seek more substantial funding from publishers, or perhaps to launch a second campaign using the interest gathered if this first campaign is successful. This also means that any money I raise for the project above the target or outside this campaign will go straight towards funding the production stage.
So, what's in it for you?
I can promise a great comic in return! I'm dedicated to getting this finished. You'll get to watch the project develop faster! I'll be posting my progress online, and with every new contributor, I can produce more material to share each week.
You'll be helping to back creator owned comics! Whether it's self-published or not, I intend to add Dead Souls to the ever growing list of creator owned material and support that sector of the industry in my own way.
I also want to be totally up front with every aspect of this project because I know how easy it is to mislead with crowd-funding campaigns. I will be completely open with where your money goes and what it helps me achieve!And of course there are the perks! At this stage it's worth explaining that I can't offer free copies of the finished book to any but the biggest of contributors because I don't yet know who will be publishing or how much the book will cost to print and post, but hopefully the other perks will make up for this!
I promise that Dead Souls will go deep into what a person will do for the love of their life and to what costs will a person go to regain that love.
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