Over the past few years of illustrating and writing the Adventures of the 19XX comic series I've been asked for two things more than any other. The first is more Tesla stuff, and the second is to put some of my artwork on sketchbooks. I've finally found a way to do both! I've decided to do four different covers based on some of the historical figures that show up in my comics! Each sketchbook is 5.5" wide x 8.5" tall with 100 sheets for 200 blank pages. Shipping to the U.S. is included so if you pick up all four sketchbooks then you can get them all at a cheaper rate! If you like the idea of helping me create these sketchbooks then sign up for some yourself or share the project with your friends!
Below you'll see the cover of each sketchbook along with a brief paragraph that will show up on the back of the book with a little backstory. After that is a description of a couple add on items having to do with Tesla. There's a brand new Tesla Industries T-shirt design and a small book bag perfect for storing these notebooks! Let me know if you have any questions! This project is being printed in Visalia, California so I won't have to wait for any overseas printing before I ship them out to you!
-Paul Roman Martinez
1. TESLA - First Appearance, 19XX Book One
2. HOUDINI - First appearance, 19XX Book One
3. HUGHES - First appearance, 19XX Book Two
4. Von Zeppelin - First Mention - 1st Printing of 19XX Secret Files One
You can add either of these two items below to your pledge level by just bumping up the dollar amount! You will get whatever pledge level you signed up for plus one of these items. If you sign up for the shirt I'll ask you at the very end of the project for your address and shirt size. Just click on the button on the top of the page that says, manage my pledge. Then on the next page, manually add the price of the add on to your total but keep your pledge level the same. Or you can do it when you first select a pledge level by manually adding the amount to your total but keeping the pledge level the same!
Q: What happens if you go over your goal?
A: If we can double the goal I can unlock the ability to add single notebooks as add ons!
Q: Why are you printing in Visalia, CA?
A: I wish it was possible for me to print all my stuff locally but it doesn't always make economic sense. But an opportunity came up to produce this project in my home town so I'm taking it!
Q: Why did you pick these four people?
A: I have had a lifelong fascination with larger than life historical figures and in doing research for the Adventures of the 19XX comic series these four individuals rose slightly to the top. When I first started the series I used to have to explain to people who Nikola Tesla was, now people run up to me to tell me interesting things about his life! I hope that everyone in this group will be slightly elevated in stature and have a deservedly larger place in the public consciousness.
Q: Didn't you just finish a project on Kickstarter?
A: Yes, I did and it's all shipped out! But the nature of self publishing means I need a lot of help from you guys to produce anything I create. I'm only here as long as you let me be!
Q: Can I get four of one notebook style?
A: Not yet! The way the printing works is I have to raise the whole funding first by selling a fairly even amount of each cover. Once I do that I can open up a few more pledge levels or even offer single books as add ons.
Q: Where can I find these comic books I keep hearing about from you on this page?
A: Good question. You can find all my graphic novels at my website!
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