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To The Line is a high paced sports-action drama about three inline speed skaters rising above their limits and circumstances.
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Tony Cortez was an inline speed skater who lived for the speed, inspiring others in his pursuit to be the fastest. His ultimate goal: become an Olympian on ice. He was so close when everything changed after a car accident caused permanent brain damage, taking Tony off of his skates; seemingly for good. Without Tony, his team had disbanded and his coach retired. Six years later, Tony gets the news that he has recovered enough for the doctor to allow him to skate-on one condition; that he does NOT compete, as the strain on his body would be too vigorous on Tony's still recovering body. 

This is something Tony keeps to himself when he moves back home to discover his lifelong coach, Sydna, had just accepted a job coaching ice speed skating, leaving Tony not only teamless, but also coachless. Sydna brings in her retired father, the legendary coach Roy, a world-renowned coach with bizarre and extreme methods of training, to teach Tony. This brings in Storm, a young woman who is a racer from Tony's past, who comes in after hearing that the legendary Coach Roy will be teaching again. First tasked with finding new skaters, their first is a young rink rat named Kamren "Ren" Knight, who is a tough and reckless misguided kid with a heart of gold, and immense talent. 

To The Line will follow these characters as they all chase their dream of becoming more than what they were ever expected to be, as they train and push themselves, and how they deal with the consequences of their actions and decisions. 

Cover by Tom Capung (click to see more art by Tom!)
Cover by Tom Capung (click to see more art by Tom!)

THE TEAM

  • WRITER: JOEY GONZALES
Joey Gonzales, Center
Joey Gonzales, Center

As speed skater of over 14 years, I've traveled to many states in the U.S. and many countries across the world. The people, the places, and the experiences all are inspiration in writing this story. The sport of inline speed skating can be raw and powerful, but also beautiful and elegant. But most importanly, it's EXCITING! WATH BELOW! 

(Video thanks to hipnip0429)

  • ARTIST: TOM CAPUNG
Tom Capung, comic/manga artist from Indonesia (Click to see his Youtube channel!)
Tom Capung, comic/manga artist from Indonesia (Click to see his Youtube channel!)

An artist of incredible dedication to his craft, Tom specializes in action packed manga illustrations! Having several published works including six volumes of the Dark Soul!! Manga as well as GORESAN and others. Tom has spent many hours studying the sport after taking on the job and continues to be invested in the quality of this story!

CHECK OUT A SPEED DRAWING FROM TOM CAPUNG FOR TO THE LINE! 

TAKE A LOOK! SAMPLE PAGES!

Sample page 1
Sample page 1
Sample page 2 & 3
Sample page 2 & 3
Sample page 4
Sample page 4

CHARACTER ART

  • STORM
Storm, art by Tom Capung
Storm, art by Tom Capung
  • REN
Art by APENG
Art by APENG
  • COACH ROY
Coach Roy, art by APENG
Coach Roy, art by APENG

FUNDING

All funds raised will go to art production, formatting, and lettering for the 20 page digital comic book! The comic will be made available online through ComiXology, an Amazon company!

Thank you so much! As of September 4th, 2018 we are completely funded! I have added a new reward tier for a VERY limited printing of 100 copies! Every backer who has pledged $25 or more so far will recieve a copy! 

  • 120% - Expand to 22 pages! [COMPLETED]
  • 200% - All 22 pages in FULL COLOR! HAND PAINTED BY TOM CAPUNG!

Risks and challenges

The story is completed, script ready to go! All that is needed is the cost of art and supplies, as Tom draws traditionally with pen and paper, then uploads onto his computer for lettering. 20 pages takes a lot of time, and Tom is a full time hardworking artist. My only challenge is having the funds to pay in full, which is where kickstater comes in. You can help support and receive some awesome rewards in the process.

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    Digital Copy!

    Receive a .PDF of To The Line #1! Nothing fancy, just get straight to the 20 pages the awesome inline skating story!

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    Digital Copy and 11"17" Poster!

    Get a .PDF copy, and receive a poster drawn by Armando Ramirez! (Prev. work includes MARVEL Upper Deck Series)

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    Digital Copy and 7"x10.5" Cover Print!

    Get the .PDF of the comic and get a copy of a print of the cover of To The Line #1 Illustrated by series artist Tom Capung!

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    Print Copy! (1 of 100) + Digital Copy

    Get a copy of a VERY limited run of To The Line #1 (1 of 100) mailed to you and a digital copy emailed to you! (15 claimed by backers already pledging $25 or more)

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    Get a copy of the digital comic AND GET DRAWN IN TO THE STORY AS A CAMEO!

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    Digital Copy + Custom art of YOU!

    Receive the .PDF of the comic as soon as it's ready, AND have yourself drawn in TO THE LINE style by series artist Tom Capung! Receive the custom artwork by February 2019! You'll get a digital copy of the art work followed by the original work from Tom mailed in from the Philippines!

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