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The Future Prophecy is a graphic novel and concept album series that features DJs as superheroes and villains.

About this project

"The era of the superhero DJ is upon us" - DJ Mag Canada

"Music and graphic novels may be the best combination to hit the world…ever." - Nadia Elkharadly, Addicted Magazine

What do you get when you cross a DJ/electronic music producer with a comic book-loving writer/artist? Add superheroes, a mutant army, a dash of rock and roll and you have the exciting graphic novel project, The Future Prophecy. What makes our project so unique? My sister and I are story's heroines, complete with magical superpowers and costumes to match. 

The Future Prophecy is an epic graphic novel and concept album series featuring DJs as superheroes and villains. Each issue will be accompanied by a dance music single composed by the story's characters. Set in our beloved hometown, The Future Prophecy transforms Toronto into a dystopian urban battleground.

We've released two issues of the graphic novel series, Arcanum and Omega Journey and an accompanying track by Gui Guillotine. 

Here's a few pages from Arcanum, written by Melle Oh and illustrated by Arthur Dela Cruz. 

Arcanum
Arcanum
Arcanum
Arcanum
    

Our second issue, Omega Journey was written by Melle Oh and illustrated by Paris Alleyne. Here's a synopsis of the plot, and a few of our pages:

The dystopian city of Toronto has fallen to Bogtown Records. Revolutionary leader Savion Simms embarks on a dangerous mission that turns ominous when Gui Guillotine arrives on the scene. Sara Simms, the only DJ who can carry out her husband's plan to save the city has mysteriously disappeared. Melle Oh races to track down her missing sister before Bogtown's mutant CACU army bombs their studio location to smithereens!

Omega Journey
Omega Journey
Omega Journey
Omega Journey

The album is a work in progress! Here's one of the forth-coming tracks.

Sara Simms & Dafusia 'All of Me' feat. Myla

The accompanying track to Omega Journey is Gui Guillotine's Dark Matter, a techno track that demonstrates Guillotine's musical stealth. It's the first release on Bogtown Records, the label that spreads Bogtown's negative sound waves.

Gui Guillotine - Dark Matter (out now on Beatport, iTunes, and Wasabeat)

Our second issue has already been translated into Japanese and we'd like to continue to produce these special Japanese editions.

Omega Journey Japanese Version
Omega Journey Japanese Version

The aftermath of the Great War has left Toronto in a state of ruin, and the notorious Bogtown Records has seized control of the city. Bogtown's CEO Doyle Delano, his daughter Dextra and Gui Guillotine are rumoured to be conducting human experimentation using negative sound waves to build their mutant CACU army. 

 Technological wizard knows that only Sara Simms can restore Toronto and save the future of music. Unfortunately, Sara has retreated to the depths of the sewer to seek solace after her lover Savion was killed in a tragic plane crash. To fufill her destiny, Sara must overcome her own turbulent past and learn to utilize her musical superpowers. 

-Produce the next issue of the graphic novel series

-Release the next accompanying track

-Create a Japanese translation of the next issue

-Market the series online in English Speaking Territories and Japan

-Create a video for the next track

-Create press releases about our project and send them to the media in North America and Japan

Here's how we plan to carry out our project. 

-Pay a writer's advance and hire an artist to create the issue

-Write the music 

-Release the issue on Comixology

-Release the accompanying tracks on iTunes, Beatport, Spotify and Wasabeat

-Hire a Japanese translator and letterer to create the Japanese version

-Market the project online using Google Adwords and Facebook Ads 

Sara Simms
Sara Simms
Melle Oh
Melle Oh

The series was created by my sister Melle Oh and me; we've been working together to bring electronic music, artwork and live events to life for over a decade. I'm a DJ and electronic music producer who is known for my love of music technology and Melle is a writer, artist and creative visionary.

Sara Simms & Melle Oh (Real Life)
Sara Simms & Melle Oh (Real Life)

Our backers will receive great prizes, like signed copies of our issues, digital copies of the issues and accompanying tracks, limited edition T-Shirts, USB keys, DJ lessons, hand-painted equipment by EGR and Melle Oh, exclusive Sara Simms shows, and even a night out on the town with the co-creators! We are lucky to be able to offer Canadians a few special prizes, including limited edition Pioneer DJ T-Shirts, and a Digital DDJ-SB-R signed by Sara Simms.

Limited Edition Pioneer DJ T-Shirts & Digital DDJ-SB-R DJ Controller

We've got some amazing *limited edition* tees and a very special Pioneer DJ controller from Sara Simms' collection. These awesome rewards are only available in Canada!

Pioneer DJ Limited Edition Tees & Digital DDJ-SB-R from the Simms collection
Pioneer DJ Limited Edition Tees & Digital DDJ-SB-R from the Simms collection

Hand-Painted Arturia Beatstep by Melle Onyschuk 

Hand-painted BOSS DS-1 Pedal by EGR feat. Sara Simms & the CACU

 CACU Slipmats by MySlipmats.com

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Music in our video by:

Sara Simms & Dafusia - All of Me (Instrumental)

Saltone - On a Mission

Thank you to Good Brothers Films, Trebas Institute and to the rest of our team for helping out to create our series! Most of all, big thanks to YOU for your support!  

Risks and challenges

The first real challenge of this project will be funding our series. Unless we meet our target goal, this amazing project won't become a reality. The Future Prophecy is a project that has been a dream of ours for over five years, and we need to meet our financial goals to bring this project to life. Once we have our funding, then our challenge will be to meet all of our deadlines on time, and we're prepared to do this with hard work!

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    DIGITAL SINGLE DOWNLOAD from The Future Prophecy Album or DIGITAL ISSUE of The Future Prophecy (Survey will be sent out so you can choose your option)

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    PERSONALIZED DJ MiX with your Name in it, mixed by Sara Simms. Great for playing at the gym, at home or in your car, and impressing friends that you have a personalized DJ mix.

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    DIGITAL DOWNLOADS & AUTOGRAPHED PICTURE! Digital copies of Issues 1 – 3 of The Future Prophecy, and accompanying tracks plus a Signed Picture of the Co-Creators. Issues & tracks will be sent beginning in January on a monthly basis.

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    CACU SLIPMATS! Not only are the CACU taking over Toronto, they're also taking over your turntables! These amazing slipmats are designed by myslipmats.com, and we'll ship you two. Plus DIGITAL DOWNLOADS of The Future Prophecy Issues 1-3 and accompanying tracks. Issues & music will be sent beginning in January on a monthly basis.

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    SIGNED PRINT ISSUES & DIGITAL DOWNLOADS. Printed copies of Issues One and Two, signed by the Co-Creators plus digital downloads of Issues 1 – 3 of The Future Prophecy, and accompanying tracks. Issues & music will be sent beginning in January on a monthly basis.

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    USB KEY & DIGITAL DOWNLOADS. Sara Simms environmentally friendly USB Key with collection of Sara Simms mixes. Rare!
    Digital download of Issues 1-3 and accompanying tracks. Issues & music will be sent beginning in January on a monthly basis.

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    LIMITED EDITION PIONEER DJ T-SHIRTS! (Canada only) A Limited Edition Pioneer DJ T-shirt, digital Issues 1 – 3 of The Future Prophecy, and accompanying tracks. Shirt Size will be set on the survey sent during the end of the campaign. Issues & music will be sent beginning in January on a monthly basis.

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    DJ LESSONS WITH SARA SIMMS. (Two one hour sessions) Learn to DJ digitally, or master Traktor. You'll also receive digital copies of Issues 1 – 3 of The Future Prophecy, and accompanying tracks. If you live outside of the GTA area, you'll either have to travel to Sara or arrange for transportation costs for the lesson. Issues & music will be sent beginning in January on a monthly basis.

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    CUSTOMIZED ROLAND (BOSS) DS-1 Distortion Guitar Pedal by EGR. This classic distortion pedal has been hand painted by Canadian artist EGR, and features The Future Prophecy characters Sara Simms and the CACU. Its a gorgeous looking pedal that will faithfully give you amazing distorted sounds for many years to come. Only one pedal is available! Plus you'll receive DIGITAL DOWNLOADS of The Future Prophecy Issues 1-3 and accompanying tracks. Issues & music will be sent beginning in January on a monthly basis.

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    LIMITED EDITION PRINT, T-SHIRT & DIGITAL DOWNLOADS! Limited Edition Print of our Characters by Paris Alleyne or EGR plus Exclusive T-Shirt, digital copies of Issues 1-3 and accompanying tracks. Size of print will be 10" x 15". Print and tshirt will be shipped separately. Shirt Size will be set on the survey sent during the end of the campaign. Issues & music will be sent beginning in January on a monthly basis.

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    HAND-PAINTED ARTURIA BEATSTEP by MELLE OH. Our talented co-creator and writer Melle has painted a colourful geometric design with a red background onto this world-renowned MIDI controller and step sequencer. Its a gorgeous piece and it looks and sounds brilliant. Its a gem.

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    Pioneer DDJ-SB-R, Limited Canadian Edition. Only available in Canada & signed by Sara Simms. A beautiful red DJ controller, from Sara's personal controller collection! Only one unit is available. Plus issues 1-3 of The Future Prophecy and accompanying tracks. Issues & music will be sent beginning in January on a monthly basis.

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    DATE NIGHT WITH THE CO-CREATORS! Night Out on the Town with Sara Simms & Melle Oh. The sisters will take you to some amazing hot spots in Toronto! Plus you'll receive digital copies of Issues 1 – 3 of The Future Prophecy, and accompanying tracks. Issues & music will be sent beginning in January on a monthly basis.

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    ORIGINAL PAINTING BY EGR. EGR aka Erica Balon is an accomplished artist, illustrator and muralist who believes that art has the power to create positive change. And her artwork rocks!
    She'll be painting an original 18x24 canvas of super heroines Sara Simms & Melle Oh and shipping it right to your doorstep. One of a kind!

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    YOU'RE FEATURED IN OUR SERIES AS A CHARACTER! Yes, you can be in one of our issues as your own character that looks like you! Once published, you can mention this on your resume, and social media sites. Plus you'll receive digital copies of Issues 1 – 3 of The Future Prophecy, and Songs 1-3. Issues & music will be sent beginning in January on a monthly basis.

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CREDIT & AMAZING SWAG. As the one of the highest project backers, you will have the distinct honour of being one of the Executive Producers for The Future Prophecy. You'll also receive one of all the items listed on this page which includes: Digital Download of Issues 1 – 3 of The Future Prophecy, accompanying tracks, Issues One and Two Signed by the Creators, Autographed Picture of the Co-Creators, T-shirt, USB Key, and Limited Edition Print. Issues & music will be sent beginning in January on a monthly basis.

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    PRIVATE PARTY WITH DJ SARA SIMMS! Sara will DJ at your event, and play all the hottest tracks including new material from the album at your venue or house party. This pledge will cover the cost of her performance fee, flights and accommodation. Available for US/Canada backers only (unless you'd like to help with additional travel costs!)

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