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THE FICTIONIST (a graphic narrative) is a comic book
serial about a writer writing a graphic novel called
'Quiet Desperation'. #SURREAL

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THE FICTIONIST (a graphic narrative) is a comic book serial about a writer writing a graphic novel called 'Quiet Desperation'. #SURREAL

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Stay Tuned for The Fictionist (a graphic narrative) #1
Stay Tuned for The Fictionist (a graphic narrative) #1
I want to create this in a mixture of styles...I want the style to reflect what's happening...it changes with the tone...realistic, comical, dark, emotional etc
I want to create this in a mixture of styles...I want the style to reflect what's happening...it changes with the tone...realistic, comical, dark, emotional etc
New York B&W
New York B&W
—Nathanael Piper
—Nathanael Piper
Prototype 1
Prototype 1
Energy in lines
Energy in lines
Bacon on the Beach
Bacon on the Beach
I like the idea that characters can alter in appearance...can become an abstraction of themselves
I like the idea that characters can alter in appearance...can become an abstraction of themselves
Q: What's your inspiration?
Q: What's your inspiration?
The City of Dreams
The City of Dreams
Internet Killed the Video Store.
Internet Killed the Video Store.
Of all the things he wished he had dared, Awake in the darkness, for hours he stared,
Of all the things he wished he had dared, Awake in the darkness, for hours he stared,
Green Lightning was washed up, stuck in the past...and using again...
Green Lightning was washed up, stuck in the past...and using again...
When I fly away, I won't be coming back.
When I fly away, I won't be coming back.
The Studio in B&W
The Studio in B&W
Hank Merryweather - The King of Real Esate in The City of Violence
Hank Merryweather - The King of Real Esate in The City of Violence

 Caught in indecision...should he get three for $6 or six for $10?

—F.B
—F.B
—A.A
—A.A
Lost in the City of Dreams
Lost in the City of Dreams
Drafting Board
Drafting Board
Dead Cop
Dead Cop
Yin & Yang Fiction
Yin & Yang Fiction
The Moon is beautiful at night.
The Moon is beautiful at night.
The dinner was awkward.
The dinner was awkward.
Jasper at Video City.
Jasper at Video City.

The Cabal of Nerds (C.O.N)

Comics are for children they said.
Comics are for children they said.
My friends remind me to keep working...
My friends remind me to keep working...
Workspace
Workspace
Quiet Desperation—The Great Captain
Quiet Desperation—The Great Captain
More artboard Pieces
More artboard Pieces

 The Shadow People sit waiting in silence.

 The artist at work.

Artboard Pieces
Artboard Pieces

The best thing about this whole platform is that it's creating an opportunity to find an audience for The Fictionist. Hopefully I will gain loyal fans and followers as a result, regardless of the whether or not I meet my goal. The Fictionist is coming, it's only a matter of when and in what format.

I plan to format it for digital sale, and I'm promoting it on twitter, but I also need to get some physical copies of The Fictionist #1 printed up once it's ready. That's where the funds come in. There's nothing like getting physical copies into the hands of your fans to make a project feel legitimate.

Risks and challenges

Risks and challengers would be:

1.Screwing up something on the print run.

How would I make sure this doesn't happen?

There are processes in place to guard against this kind of thing. Run a print test on the first copy and make sure all colours and and text is as it should be. Get an external party to proof read it etc.

2.Running behind schedule?

If unforeseeable events disrupt my ability to be putting my comic together, then I'll have to cross that bridge when I come to it. At the moment I can't think of any.

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    You will get a digital copy sent to you via email. You will have a warm place in my heart as a fan and a supporter ; ).

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    You will get a digital copy sent to you via email. You will get a signed, printed copy of The Fictionist (a graphic narrative) #1 in the mail. You will also get a hand drawn, original and signed & dated character sketch. You will have a warm place in my heart as a fan and a supporter ; ).

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    You will get a digital copy sent to you via email. You will get a signed, printed copy of The Fictionist (a graphic narrative) #1 in the mail. You will also get a hand drawn, original, inked and signed character sketch.

    In addition to this you will get an extra sketch, inked with more detail and some dialogue or text—signed & dated. You will also have a warm place in my heart as a fan and a supporter ; ).

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    About $468 USD

    0 backers Limited (20 left of 20)

    You will get a digital copy sent to you via email. You will get 3 signed, printed copies of The Fictionist (a graphic narrative) #1 in the mail and I won't charge you anything for shipping. You will also get a hand drawn, original and signed character sketch. In addition to this you will get 5 extra original artworks/sketches/inks with more detail/dialogue or text—signed & dated. This could be worth lots of money one day—when I'm famous!! You will have exclusive access to the making of issue #2 via email correspondence and first digital pre-release of issue #2. I will give you Q&A access of up to 10 questions about anything you want. You will also be thanked by name in the special section of the last page of Issue#1 as an 'Exclusive Supporter' limited to 20 people—you will be immortalized in history! The first $500 (or more) pledge will get an entire page especially dedicated to them as well as a cameo in #1—a character based on you (you can even write your character's dialogue with my guidance and direction). You will also have a warm place in my heart as a fan and a supporter ; ).

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