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.
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