What is Transdimensional?
TRANSDIMENSIONAL is a 4-issue sci-fi/horror miniseries, which will eventually be published as a full graphic novel by TPub Comics (www.tpub.co.uk), who have given the world other dark delights such as THEATRICS, TORTURED LIFE and TURNCOAT.
The story focusses on Deacon Price, an emotionally broken underwater archaeologist who charters an expedition, under false pretences, to a downed Soviet submarine that's been missing for decades. What he and his crew find there will not only put their lives at risk, but also the lives of everyone they've ever known! The story gets progressively darker, more intense and horrifying as it goes along, leading to a gory and harrowing conclusion.
This is the second issue, right?
Transdimensional #1 was successfully funded on Kickstarter back in April, and all rewards (print copies of the comic, digital PDF's, t-shirts, poster prints) were shipped to backers at the end of June/early July.
We got lots of very positive feedback on #1, which was extremely gratifying for the creative team. The cover looked like this:
If there are any potential backers out there who missed the #1 Kickstarter campaign and are unsure whether to back this one, here is a download link for the full Transdimensional #1 PDF: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/a9ui1kesyatbnm2/AABKaqPv0iOIYYAW9EfxDgzda?dl=0
If you like what you read and fancy having a print copy to hold in your hands (which is certainly my preferred way to read comics), you can back to a level where you get print copies of BOTH #1 and #2! Pretty cool, huh?
And for returning backers (you glorious, glorious people), you can of course get the #2 PDF on its own, or the #2 print copy with a personalised signature from the writer himself!
That's me, by the way. :)
Who is the creative team?
My name is MICHAEL GORDON, and I'm a comics writer from Northern Ireland. I have had short stories published in a few anthologies in 2016 (OUT OF THE BLUE: A COLLECTION OF CAMPFIRE TALES from Stache Comics; CHRONICLES OF TERROR and TALES FROM ORBIT from WP Comics). This is my first full miniseries!
I've been incredibly lucky to be able to collaborate with an amazing art team on this project. HENRIQUE PEREIRA, a Brazilian artist who is part of the awesome Inkstand Studios, is handling the pencils and inks. The colours are provided by JAN WIJNGAARD, who also worked on both THEATRICS and TORTURED LIFE for TPub.
Lettering will be handled, like with #1, by JIM CAMPBELL, a comics industry veteran who has worked on books published by Image Comics, BOOM! Studios, Dark Horse Comics and Black Mask Studios.
All 4 scripts for the miniseries have been completed and edited by the comics maestro that is Neil Gibson (TABATHA, TWISTED DARK).
What cool swag can I get as a backer?
Very cool swag, I can promise you that!
We've got lots of awesome rewards for our backers! Take a gander:
- Simple PDF copy of Transdimensional #2
- Super high-quality print copy of Transdimensional #2 with a personalised signature from me to you. Isn't that nice?
-There are also print copies of #1 still available, for those of you out there that want to catch up on the whole story so far.
- Gorgeous glossy A4 350GSM poster prints of Federico's wonderful covers for BOTH #1 and #2
- A super cool bookmark and set of Transdimensional pin badges:
- A black t-shirt with artwork from Federico's #2 cover. Let everyone know you're a Transdimensional fan!
- For the original art fans out there, we're offering original pencil/ink commissions by series artist Henrique Pereira! You can request he draw you anything you desire (within the realms of good taste, of course)! Check out some of his awesome commission work below:
- STRETCH GOAL #1 ADDED!!!
If/when the campaign reaches £1750 in funding, EVERY PRINT LEVEL BACKER will receive a beautiful Transdimensional A4 350GSM poster print by the awesome Chris Shehan! http://zhourulesart.blogspot.co.uk/
Chris is the artist of Prometheus and the cover artist of Ghost Island: Crossing Over, both of which were recently funded on Kickstarter!
He is currently hard at work drawing his Transdimensional pin-up, but here are some samples of his previous work to whet your appetite:
- CHRIS SHEHAN'S PRINT ADDED!
Risks and challenges
Any risk in this project is extremely minimal. Henrique's pencils and inks are nearing completion and Jan's colouring is well underway. I anticipate these aspects will be fully completed by the time the campaign ends in mid-September, at which point Jim will letter that bad boy and it'll be sent to print!
I don't foresee any issues having all the rewards out to backers in October, except the pencil/ink commissions, which will be shipped in November.
TPub have run many Kickstarter campaigns before, so I can always turn to Neil for his guidance if I need to. But hopefully it also assuages any concerns to know that this is my second campaign personally, and the first one ran very smoothly; all rewards were shipped to backers when I said they would be, in a timely and efficient manner.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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