About this project
Welcome back to Paperfilms 9th Kickstarter project : HYPE
UPDATE: STRETCH GOAL #1: If we hit $29k by the end of the campaign (yes, it is a stretch but we can do it!), everyone that backs the project will get a free digital copy of one of our other creator owned projects TATTERED MAN. This is a great stand alone book by HYPE creators Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray. So that's right, anyone backing gets a copy if we hit $29,000 so help spread the word!
HYPE is a 52 page action packed thriller with heart that offers a twist of the traditional superhero genre. It is a graphic novel written by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti featuring the art of JAVIER PINA and and ALESSIA NOCERA and design and lettering by BILL TORTOLINI.
The Basics: Fans of our past work and kickstarters like DENVER , SEX & VIOLENCE AND THE RESISTANCE are in for a treat as we offer an intensely dramatic character driven sci-fi story that explores what it would really take to create a living being that can only experience life an hour a day.
The art is gorgeously illustrated by JAVIER PINA, who you might know from his work featured in Suicide Squad, Manhhunter, Swamp Thing and Birds of Prey for DC comics, among others. His art is complimented by the lush digital painting of ALESSIA NOCERA, who worked on our last successful Kickstarter ABBADON. Also featured is a dynamic and beautiful cover by award winning illustrator AMANDA CONNER digitally painted by the amazing PAUL MOUNTS. Special reward catagories feature a limited edition mystery cover by award winning illustrator DAVE JOHNSON .
This entire square bound SOFTCOVER book is a total of 52 pages plus extras , printed on the best paper stock available right here in the USA. We need to raise the amount featured to cover production [ Art, color, lettering, design, covers] , handling and the distribution costs involved in producing an original graphic novel this big and beautiful.
Hype is a character-driven thrill ride combining science fiction, action and a sense of wonder with a touch of romance and escapist fantasy.
Noah Haller is HYPE, a last resort secret weapon for the United States Military, a man who can only be awake for a single hour on any given day. The genetic and medical enhancements that give him his superhuman abilities force him to undergo complete cellular regeneration – like being rebuilt or reborn every 23 hours. Hype is a wonderfully flawed character. His massive intellect lacks experience, context and nuance. He is initially like a computer full of information and capable of solving complex problems, but lacking in emotion and abstract thought to solve small ones.
Hype responds to sensory aspects of his environment with indifference. He has attention to detail but misses the “big picture” and social cues.Being awake only one hour a day leaves very little time to cultivate an emotional relationship with anyone including his handlers. That changes when he meets Amanda Marr, a brilliant scientist and psychologist hired to help Hype find a balance between being super and being human.Unfortunately for Hype and Amanda, his training is cut short when a shadowy terrorist group is poised to unleash a deadly pathogen that threatens to destabilize the world governments.
Hype is an action packed thriller with heart that offers a twist of the traditional superhero genre.
Risks and challenges
The Kickstarter for HYPE exists not only to raise funds to put together the book and album, but to create an EXCLUSIVE Kickstarter project that is unique in a few 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 then be printed in the America by American companies.
This Kickstarter project will be the only place to get this specific edition and unique signed edition.
Eventually we plan to publish the book elsewhere for retailers with a different cover and contents, but till that time in the future, it will only be available here for our Kickstarter supporters! As you can see with the pledge list there are several choices on how you can make HYPE a reality and share this amazing story and art.
We will be adding more tier rewards as the pledge drive goes along, as well as stretch goals once, God willing, 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 the project. For those who are returning for another adventure, we thank you from the bottom of our collective hearts.
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 make sure you have a positive and rewarding experience worth your time and generous backing. We are proud of our work, the artists and designers we collaborate with and especially proud of the fine women and men that support our ventures.
Because of that, we offer a big THANK YOU to everyone out there from all of us at PaperFilms and our creative partners on this project, the crew at Adaptive studios.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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