About this project
An old man trapped on a suicidal, planet sized super-computer, escapes and goes searching for his unknown grandchild.
CAYRELS RING - Issue One "Rend it"
Cayrels Ring is a 40 page, full color comic book that builds a new galaxy, featuring many worlds and many people. The first story arc, "Rend It", is told in eight chapters with each chapter being illustrated by a different artist.
I’ve called this unique process the STACKS UNIVERSE as it takes multiple short stories, illustrated by different artists, stacking them up to make a single cohesive story.
"Rend It" follows many narratives including that of Jamitch, a scientist trapped on a planet sized supercomputer gone suicidal. Jamitch manages to escape and goes searching for his unknown grandchild. The fallout of his actions and the fate of the suicidal supercomputer is far reaching.
This first story in CAYRELS RING sets the table for a wealth of stories about those who live and die in this far away Ring Galaxy.
Here is a sneak peak at the first chapter with art by Alchemichael and colors by Cassie Kelly.
Cayrels Ring is the brainchild of writer Shannon W. Lentz. He has gathered up some of the top indie comic book talent to collaborate and bring life to this complex galaxy.
Brandon Graham is an artist and writer known for his amazing books including KING CITY, Escalator, Walrus, MULTIPLE WARHEADS, and the Extreme relaunch of PROPHET, which he writes and sometimes draws. He also is the co-curator of the comics anthology/magazine Island also published by Image Comics.
Simon's work can be seen in the pages of PROPHET(Image Comics) where he helped create some of the best, most mind bending science fiction recently seen in the North American comic scene. He recently wrapped up working on his book HABITAT, also published by Image comics.
Farel Dalrymple created an amazing book called THE WRENCHIES, from First Second Books. Farel’s Eisner nominated webcomic, IT WILL ALL HURT is available in three comics book issues from Study Group Comics. Delusional, (Adhouse, 2013) is a collection of personal work, comic short stories, illustrations, and sketches. Farel was also the artist on Omega the Unknown (Marvel Comics 2010), with writer Jonathan Lethem. His creator owned comic book, Pop Gun Wars which has recently been featured in ISLAND (Image comics). He also did some amazing work in PROPHET (see below).
Alchemichael has been making a name for himself through his fantastic Tumblr feed as well as his work on HEART OF WEIRDNESS. You'll see his work featured onthis months cover of ISLAND Magazine. Alchemichael's art is also seen above in the first Chapter of Cayrels Ring.
Aaron is the artist and co-creator of SABERTOOTH SWORDMAN (Second edition coming out next month) from Dark Horse Comics and the 2014 winner of the prestigious Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award. His work can be found in the Marvel comics Rocket Raccoon & Groot #4 and Secret Wars: Battleworld #3 as well as several other amazing books.
Grim Wilkins has been drawing and self-publishing comics for the better part of a decade. He is known for his creatively composed comics pages and surprisingly whimsical characters. His work can currently be seen in the pages of PROPHET (Image Comics) and Speculative Relationships 2, as well as Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream (Locust Moon Press), in various Spectrum annuals and CFSL Artbooks, and in his old self-published comics like Love Story in the Woods and Ellipses. You might know him from his two successful Kickstarters for MIRENDA.
Mysterious young super artist out of Russia. I seriously know little about this man other than he is one talented dude. Filya makes Darrows hands ache simply by looking at his work. Check-out his Tumblr. I'm sure you'll be seeing his work in other books soon.
Aaron writes and draws a web comic about the first World War.
The book will be colored by Cassie Kelly. An artist and colorist whose color work has appeared in Cluster (Boom Studios) and Invader Zim (Oni).
A digital copy of CAYRELS RING.
A print copy of the 40 page book along with a digital copy too. A big thank you in the book too.
SETI - VANCOUVER TRANSMISSION
This reward level is aimed at Vancouver, BC backers who don't want to pay for shipping. We are offering local pick-up and along with your copy of CAYRELS RING being signed by the local Vancouver team working on the project. That includes Shannon Lentz, Brandon Graham, Simon Roy, Alchemichael and Aaron Petovello.
If your local and want the Lanz print or the Postcard panels, be sure to add $11 to your pledge for the postcards and $14 for the print. You will be able to chose them as add-ons when the campaign closes but you must have pledged the extra amount.
This one is for the retailers. You'll get 4 copies of the book for half the cover price. A digital copy for yourself too and a big thank you in the book.
Along with everything in the ASTEROID level, you'll get a limited edition 8.5 x11 inch print by artist SANDRA LANZ.
Along with everything in the ASTEROID level, you'll a get a set of 8 CAYRELS RING POSTCARD PANELS.
Each artist will choose their favourite panel to be turned into a beautiful postcard.
Everything in the ASTEROID level plus two character portraits by CASSIE KELLY. These prints will be 5 x 7, limited to 20 each and will be numbered and signed by Kelly.
You'll get both the print and postcard set. Along with everything from the ASTEROID level.
Along with everything in the ASTEROID level, you can snag up the one-of-a-kind watercolour painting depicting CAYRELS RING.
This painting will be featured in every issue of the comic, letting the reader know where the action is taking place.
This is your chance to get an original piece of art by BRANDON GRAHAM, SIMON ROY, FAREL DALRYMPLE, AARON CONLEY, ALCHEMICHAEL, AARON PETOVELLO and CASSIE KELLY.
Also available as a reward is the SANDRA LANZ's original art of the exclusive Cayrels Ring print.
These rewards are limited to only one for each artist. Once they are claimed, that's it!
You'll of course get everything included in the ASTEROID level.
We have only one stretch goal with this campaign. A higher page rate for all the artists involved.
Risks and challenges
The first chapter of the book is completely finished as is the print by Sandra Lanz.
I've set a deliver date of October 2017 for the book. Given the nature of the project, each artist is only responsible for 5 pages of art. I am confident that we will be able to deliver the comic book by October 2017, possibly sooner.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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