Denver is a graphic novel about one man going against all odds to get back the woman he loves, all set in the not too distant future. Read more
This project was successfully funded on March 12, 2014.
About this project
DENVER is a graphic novel about one man going against all odds to get back the woman he loves, all set in the not-too-distant future.
We are adding a few here, and more later. For now…
$34 Grand: If we hit this amount, EVERYONE will be getting the original DIGITAL script of DENVER added to their pledge. For those that pledged the digital script level, we will be giving you a bonus script.
$38 Grand: We will be adding a sketchbook section to the book in both Paper and Digital format. This will feature a nice amount of sketches by Pier as he was worldbuilding the book and the character sketches, and will up the page count of the final book.
$40 Grand: RANDOM BACKER SKETCHES: In the non-digital pledges, We will be randomly inserting sketches into peoples packages on a random basis. Pier will be doing 15 sketches and we will be collecting some here and there from our crew including Amanda Conner and Jimmy. Some will be of scenes and characters in the book, some will be really really random, but fun!
$50 Grand level: In the non digital pledges, we will be giving everyone a print of the AMANDA CONNER special limited cover. In the digital section we will include it in your book. This will be unsigned.
We will be adding some ideas along the way and inbetween these stretch goals, but for now it is a start.
We have been getting a lot of Hardcover requests, but since we print the book in the U.S. it's very expensive and harder still with the weight change to ship overseas. We are not counting it out, but we are looking at all the expenses and right now, we are far from there on this. Stay tuned.
My buddy Antonio suggested if we hit 100 grand to make a hardcover, so thats the stretch goal for that…a hardcover and added story pages if we hit 100 grand. Is it possible? Probably not, but what a good dream.
Welcome back to the PaperFilms 6th Kickstarter project: DENVER
DENVER is an EXCLUSIVE TO KICKSTARTER 72-page MATURE AUDIENCES graphic novel written by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti, featuring the amazing art of PIER BRITO, and lettering and design by Bill Tortolini. All of this is brought to you by the PAPERFILMS team that has delivered QUEEN CRAB, FORAGER, WEAPON OF GOD, RETROVIRUS, and SEX AND VIOLENCE.
We are very proud of our track record with past Kickstarters, and we know you will be happy with this one as well. With this project we added a really cool feature: a soundtrack! Read on…
PREMISE: After a rogue meteor impacts our moon, forcing it off its regular orbit, the oceans rise dramatically, consuming most of the planet’s surface. The United States is under water, with the exception of its last major metropolis: Denver, Colorado. This is not the horrible post-apocalypse world we are used to. It is a showcase of mankind’s greatest achievements and ability to survive, but as always, there needs to be control and regulation in a city that can only house and feed a specific number of citizens. There are those outside this great city who would do just about anything to get in. That is where our main character MAX FLYNN comes in.
Max is one of many armed Coast Border Guards [CBG] who protects and processes everything coming into and leaving DENVER. He lives with his new wife, Betty, and his teenage daughter from a previous marriage, Trinity. On the job, Max has command of his two partners, Jimmy DePaul and Jane Nelson. Their job is to route everything and everyone that enters the city from the waterways, inclusive of new citizens seeking refuge in DENVER. In this futuristic world, masses of people are wandering the earth’s waterways in hopes of gaining admission to some of the few cities left, and DENVER is no different. They keep a constant population count by monitoring every time a citizen of DENVER dies; an open space is available for either a birth or granting an outsider citizenship in DENVER. This person would have to be sponsored by an active resident.
Unfortunately there are those who would do just about anything to gain entry into DENVER. The burden of stopping this falls upon Max and the CBG. Our story is about a group that goes to such extremes, and Max is forced to go against everything he has ever learned and been trained for.
DENVER is a story about extortion, betrayal, and the lengths a person will go to, to protect the ones they love. DENVER was born out of a love for adult sci-fi stories, drawing its inspiration from films like BLADE RUNNER, SOYLENT GREEN, and ROAD WARRIOR, and a lifetime of reading HEAVY METAL MAGAZINE—as well as being brought up having hope in mankind.
THE SOUNDTRACK :
The soundtrack. Yes, we have added an actual soundtrack to complete the experience of the graphic novel, written and composed by Hans Karl. A sample runs with the video above and this soundtrack was written based on the Denver graphic novel.
To listen to a track from the Denver soundtrack, go to:
Hans Karl is a film and multimedia composer. His music can be heard in documentaries, animated shorts, indie film, commercial jingles and various other creative media projects. In addition to his scoring work, he has also released several albums in various music genres. Currently, he has been creating a collection of original music library tracks. He resides in Los Angeles. You can find out more about Hans at his website: http://www.hanskarlmusic.com
Also featured on the soundtrack is the ending credit song: “ You Do”, written and performed by Carrie Johnson. Carrie is a professional songwriter and performer who spends time writing and recording in Hartford, CT and Nashville, TN. The Carrie Johnson Band performs regularly in the New England area. Please visit her site at: http://www.carriejohnsonmusic.com
Please visit her site at: http://www.carriejohnsonmusic.com
Her main accomplishments include: • BMI songwriter with over 200 songs in her catalog, including over 20 co-writes with current performing aritsts • Eight cd's of original music (including 22 Brides): “Selling Fruit in Cairo”; “22 Brides”; “Beaker”; “Blazes of Light”; Demolition Day”; “Geographical Fix”; “Move The Sun”; “Strength To Move”; and various singles released • Published composer for film: Orenda Films “No Way Home” and independent film “Exposure”, and animated film "Ferretina - The Promise" • Professional studio vocalist and rhythm guitarist (artists include Paula Abdul, Deborah Gibson, and Belinda Carlisle)
HERE ARE SOME SAMPLE PAGES:
BELOW ARE THE PRINT OPTIONS, WITH THE NAMES OF THE ARTISTS CLEARLY MARKED ON THE ART.
The names will not be on the actual prints. The print size is 10 x 6 1/2 inches. They are on thick watercolor paper stock.
Risks and challenges
The Kickstarter for DENVER exists not only to raise funds to put together the book and album, but to create an EXCLUSIVE Kickstarter project that is unique in several ways. We will be using Print-On-Demand structure to create an exclusive limited and signed editions of the book based solely on the amount of orders we receive, which will be printed in the U.S.A. This process uses the best quality paper and cover stock we can get. It will be the same as our past graphic novels, but with more pages.
This Kickstarter project will be the only place to get the package rewards offered. Eventually we plan to publish the book elsewhere for retailers with a different cover, but till that time in the future, it will only be available here for our Kickstarter supporters!
As you can see with the reward tier list, there are several choices on how you can get the book. We will be adding more tier rewards as the pledge drive goes along, as well as stretch goals once the original goal has been funded. Many of you are returning customers who have supported us in the past and have received your Kickstarter pledges mostly ON TIME and hopefully have appreciated our communication throughout those projects.
For those who are returning for another adventure, WE THANK YOU! For those new to this project and our books, we want to say we treat each and every person like a close friend, reply to your messages and do our best to ensure you get each penny’s worth of pledge amount, not just this project, but all of our projects.
We are proud of our work however we are even more proud of the fine people that support us on our adventures! Because of that, we offer a big THANK YOU to everyone out there from all of us at PaperFilms….all 6 of us!
Finally, any additional help you can support us with this campaign by posting, tweeting and spreading the word about this project, the entire DENVER team appreciates.
NOTE:Due to the increased cost for international shipping, we are offering the option to ship overseas, however, the shipping cost will be higher than our previous campaigns. We certainly love and appreciate our overseas fans, however, we have to account for the extreme handling structures and the current postal increases.
Feel free to visit us on social media or via our website, www.paperfilms.com Thanks again!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
Pledge $5 or more
GET THE DIGI: For this pledge amount, you get a digital download version of the Kickstarter edition of the graphic novel DENVER and our undying love and gratitude for backing the project.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $8 or more
PICTURES AND WORDS: For this pledge amount, you get a digital download version of the Kickstarter edition of DENVER, as well as the ORIGINAL DENVER SCRIPT, all delivered in a PDF format ...and our undying love and gratitude for backing the project.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $10 or more
THE WRITERS PACKAGE: For this pledge amount, you get a digital download version of the Kickstarter edition of DENVER, as well as the ORIGINAL DENVER SCRIPT, and a MYSTERY SCRIPT of our choosing from one of the many books we have done... all delivered in a PDF formatEstimated delivery:
Pledge $12 or more
THE SOUNDTRACK DIGITAL DOWNLOAD: For this pledge amount you get a digital download of the entire soundtrack by Hans Karl and featuring a song by Carrie Johnson, as well as the digital download of the graphic novel DENVER. Read the book to the music. Its fun!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $18 or more
THE KICKSTARTER DIGITAL PACKAGE:
You get the digital download of DENVER, the digital download of FORAGER and WEAPON OF GOD (our last two Kickstarter projects). As a bonus, you also get the soundtrack of DENVER by Hans Karl and Carrie Johnson. Yes, you save some bucks here.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $25 or more
THE PAPER COPY: You get a limited KICKSTARTER ONLY exclusive DENVER graphic novel with the wrap around cover by Pier Brito. We are only printing this version for Kickstarter pledges and limiting it to the number of pledges we receive.
This will be the only place to get this book with this cover and printing. This edition will be SIGNED by Jimmy Palmiotti .
BONUS: You will have your name posted on our special thank you list inside the book! Impress your friends who have told you that you will never amount to anything.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $30 or more
PAPER COPY, DIGITAL BOOK AND SOUNDTRACK PACKAGE: You get a limited KICKSTARTER ONLY exclusive print edition of the DENVER graphic novel, SIGNED by Jimmy Palmiotti, the digital download DENVER and the digital download of the DENVER soundtrack. You will also have your name posted on our special thank you list inside the book! Impress your friends who have told you that you will never amount to anything.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $34 or more
LIMITED PRINT EDITION: JIMMY PALMIOTTI. You get the print copy of DENVER signed by Jimmy Palmiotti, the digital download of DENVER and the soundtrack, and a limited edition exclusive print by Jimmy Palmiotti. You also get your name listed in the thank you section of the book.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $35 or more
22 backers Limited (38 left of 60)
LIMITED EDITION PRINT: JOHN CEBOLLERO. You get the print copy of DENVER signed by Jimmy Palmiotti, the digital download of DENVER, the DENVER soundtrack and a limited edition exclusive signed print by John Cebollero. You also get your name listed in the thank you section of the book. This is limited to 60 prints.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $36 or more
LIMITED PRINT EDITION: AMANDA CONNER. You get the print copy of DENVER signed by Jimmy Palmiotti, the digital download of DENVER and the digital soundtrack, and a limited edition exclusive print by AMANDA CONNER, signed by Amanda. You also get your name in the thank you section of the book.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $40 or more
DOUBLE PRINT EDITION: You get both SIGNED limited edition prints by AMANDA CONNER and JIMMY PALMIOTTI as well as a print copy of DENVER signed by Jimmy, the digital download of DENVER and the soundtrack, and a thank you inside the book.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $42 or more
20 backers Limited (40 left of 60)
LIMITED EDITION PRINT: DAN PANOSIAN. You get the print copy of DENVER signed by Jimmy Palmiotti, the digital download of DENVER, the DENVER soundtrack, and a limited edition exclusive print signed by DAN PANOSIAN. You also get your name listed in the thank you section of the book. This is limited to 60 prints.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $45 or more
35 backers Limited (25 left of 60)
LIMITED EDITION PRINT: DAVE JOHNSON. You get the print copy of DENVER signed by Jimmy Palmiotti, the digital download of DENVER, the DENVER sountrack and a limited edition exclusive print signed by DAVE JOHNSON. You also get your name listed in the thank you section of the book. This is limited to 60 printsEstimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $60 or more
198 backers Limited (2 left of 200)
THE LIMITED EDITION AMANDA CONNER TOP SECRET COVER EDITION. This edition is an exclusive SEXY ADULT MYSTERY cover that Amanda has done LIMITED TO ONLY 200 copies, signed and numbered by AMANDA CONNER, only available here on this Kickstarter. That's right, only 200 of these Signed covers will be available anywhere. You also get the 2 signed prints by Amanda and Jimmy, digital download of DENVER, the digital download of the DENVER soundtrack, and your name in the thank you section of the book.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $70 or more
SHARE WITH FRIENDS: 3 copies of DENVER, all signed by Jimmy, and one set of the prints by Amanda and Jimmy, and a digital download of the DENVER graphic novel and the DENVER soundtrack; plus your name in the thank you section of the book.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $100 or more
30 backers Limited (10 left of 40)
LIMITED EDITION PRINT SET: DAVE JOHNSON, JOHN CEBOLLERO, AMANDA CONNER, DAN PANOSIAN and JIMMY PALMIOTTI. You get the print copy of DENVER signed by Jimmy Palmiotti, the digital download of DENVER, the DENVER soundtrack and one (1) limited edition, exclusive signed prints by all the creators above. That’s right, a total of five (5) highly prized prints for you to make your friends and neighbors jealous! You also get your name listed in the thank you section of the book. This is limited to 40 sets.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $110 or more
12 backers Limited (28 left of 40)
MYSTERY PACK: This gets you a signed DENVER book by Jimmy, both prints by Amanda and Jimmy, a digital download of the DENVER graphic novel and DENVER soundtrack, your name in the book and extra signed books of OUR choice! That’s right, you never know what you are going to get...except happy! This is only available in the USA only. Sorry.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $120 or more
THE KING FAMILY PACKAGE: You get 6 copies of DENVER graphic novel signed by JIMMY PALMIOTTI, a single set of prints by Jimmy and Amanda Conner, a digital download of the book and a digital download of the soundtrack. A perfect pledge for those that like to give something special to others on the holidays.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $140 or more
10 backers All gone!
KICKSTARTER SPECIAL: You get all our past kick starters. QUEEN CRAB, RETROVIRUS, SEX AND VIOLENCE , WEAPON OF GOD, and FORAGER. You also get the DENVER reg. cover edition, and a set of prints from JIMMY and AMANDA Conner as well as ALL books signed by Jimmy and Amanda. You also get the soundtrack and the digital copy, as well as your name listen in the book.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
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