Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
Ultima. The Crimson Empress. A battle of psyches abandons reason for surreal assaults and psychedelic nightmares.
Ultima. The Crimson Empress. A battle of psyches abandons reason for surreal assaults and psychedelic nightmares.
37 backers pledged $903 to help bring this project to life.

About

$903

37

Our aim is simple: a compact and beautifully constructed superheroine's tale. 

Our lead, Dr. Mallory Gao is a respected psychiatrist who dedicates her life to public service in both avenues of life, as a physician and as the champion, Ultima. When she was nine years old her guidance counselor asked her what she wanted to be; she spouted, "I'll follow in Dad's footsteps and go into psychiatry," which was sincere, but she told no one of her inner, desperate desire to one day be a superhero. Soon after, she found an article in her father's study that proposed the best way to pursue a longterm life goal was to clarify for yourself everything necessary to achieve that ambition, including every advantage and positive trait you already possessed along with everything lacking from the picture. She spent a full week cataloging every bit of herself that wasn't a superhero in painstaking detail, filling up the personal journal. Feeling she had in many ways excised her dream for godlike powers, she set it aside soon forgetting youthful folly to pursue practical endeavors.

But there must have been something to her co-opted method, because steadily Mallory's life adjusted to fulfill her wish. At thirty she found herself with a newly established medical practice and to her great surprise, every quality necessary to assume a superhuman identity, powers included. 

Her constant nemesis has been The Crimson Empress, an esoteric despot who dreams of creating a "World Monarchy." The Empress' ambitions began at the largest most absurd levels - attempting a global mass hypnosis that would excise everyone's memory of currency except a standard she hoped to impose, impersonating a duke for a full year while dragging Eurasia into chaos - but Ultima's frequent dismantling of her ambitions has refocused her designs toward corrupting or utterly destroying our heroine. 

In this short, the Empress has stumbled into technology that may have the power to do both. The experimental Psy-Specks grant their wearer unfettered access and manipulation of the minds in their immediate presence. From there, things get as strange as you could hope for. To give you a better idea, here's the first page fully rendered. 

Here's a little about our team and links to their work.

DEIVIS GOETTEN (Penciler / Inker)

I was born in Curitiba, capital of Paraná, Brazil, in 1981 and I started to draw when I was fifteen. I published my first work in "Grimm Fairy Tales. Myths & Legends" for Zenescope. I work with pencil, ink and digital painting. I also do work in 2D animation and indie games, too.

Portfolio

GIULIANO PERATELLI (Colorist)

I was born in Guaíra, a small city in the south of Brazil, located in the province of Paraná, in 1987. I started my career as professional illustrator back in 2008, and in the comics since 2012.

I'm also a co-producer of a comic book project called "Chronicles of John Rider." I'm responsible for pencils, inks, colors, lettering and all the design of the final publication.

Nowadays I do monthly illustrations for BSGI's (Brasil Soka Gakkai Internacional) Brasil Seikyo publisher including covers.

Portfolio

Risks and challenges

The central challenge at this stage is the funds themselves. We have a complete script, and two dedicated professionals ready to go. The project will continue no matter what time table we work under, but being completely funded will make everything go much faster.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $2 or more About $2.00

    A complete eight-page digital Ultima comic.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    17 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    A complete eight-page digital Ultima comic and a copy of the script immediately after fundraising.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    6 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    A complete eight-page digital Ultima comic, a copy of the script immediately after fundraising, and periodic previews of pages as they are developed (pencils, inks and colors).

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 5 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    A complete eight-page digital Ultima comic, a copy of the script immediately after fundraising, periodic previews of pages as they are developed (pencils, inks and colors), and your likeness included in the issue as a background character.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 4 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Reward no longer available

    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    A complete eight-page digital Ultima comic, a copy of the script immediately after fundraising, periodic previews of pages as they are developed (pencils, inks and colors), and a page of original art from the comic.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    Reward no longer available 2 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (25 days)