First Stretch Goal - UNLOCKED!! Scripts for chapters 8-17 will be included in the bundle
Second Stretch Goal - LOCKED! Did you know that back in 2013 the incredible Kurt Sasso wrote a script for a bonus comic that was supposed to be in Book 2? At $250 this comic, "Adrastus: Rogue", script and updated concept art will be included in the bundle.
Adrastus has been a comic on the internet since April of 2010, and telling the story of a young woman who discovers that she must take up the family tradition of piloting a giant robot and protecting the world from an alien invasion. The comic is a love letter to 70's and 80's giant robots, told through the lens of a modern story and with a woman piloting the titular robot. Over the past 8 years, I have produced over 520 comic pages and covers, three printed book collections, and dozens of other illustrations, sketches, and promotional images. Recently I have decided to take Adrastus in a new direction and tell the story in prose instead of as a comic. I feel that this is a better form for the story because of some of the more complex story elements.
Because of this new direction for the story, I wanted to make a collection of comic pages and other things for the readers of the comic that have been with me for years. And so the Ultimate Adrastus Collection was born! This collection brings together jpg files of every comic page, PDFs of all three of the physical book collections (and their bonus content), concept art, bonus art, character bios, sketches, and an all-new mini-comic that was supposed to be part of Book 2 but never made it. That comic has been updated with new art and writing, and has not been seen (even in teaser screenshots) anywhere before!
I started making Adrastus because I love telling stories and because I wanted to give a comic a try. I made a lot of mistakes along the way, and there are so many things I would redo if I could go back in time and change things. But I will never regret the years spent telling this story and drawing these characters. I learned so much about comics and about visual storytelling, and I met so many new friends along the way. This Ultimate Collection is my way of saying thank you to those who have enjoyed Adrastus in the past, while also making way for the future of this story that I love so much.
So if the content in the collection is already made and ready to go, why am I having a Kickstarter? Because a Kickstarter is like a big, exciting party! Why not send the comic off with a celebration? I think after over 520 pages and eight years, we should definitely have a party!
Risks and challenges
Because this is a digital collection, everything is already done! Once the funds clear, a download link will be set to all backers.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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