Thanks to all of you backers, the first issue of Cayrels Ring was a big success. Now its time to continue to grow the ring galaxy known as...CAYRELS RING.
Going forward with the series will be Alchemichael on art duties with Cassie Kelly continuing to lend her colours to the pages. With this team we plan on telling many stories of people living in Cayrels Ring, some of those affected by the events and people featured in issue 1.
With the first issue of Cayrels Ring, we told a self contained story, an epic tale but it was only the beginning. Each subsequent issue of the series will feature 3 short stories, each featuring a different person's experiences and trials while inhabiting this far away galaxy.
Issue 2 is called Epic Problem. Here's a synopsis of the three stories featured within.
Story 1. The story of low grade bounty hunter, Varlo Das. We saw him briefly in the cantina on Kui-Xing in Chapter 5 of issue 1 and that's him in the 5 pages of his story below.
Das's bounties are colony deserters, those who sign up to colonize a new planet and then abscond when the going gets tough. These are bounties that other Hunters avoid and frown upon, but not this man. Das, shuttle-less, travels around the galaxy using the equivalent of a interstellar Greyhound bus.
We follow Das on a routine job that derails.
Story 2. Ramy Hezal works in a Spore manufacturing plant on Movi Ilan, or at least he did. Hezal relates his story of dismissal to an unlucky fellow bar patron.
Story 3. Daito Renda lives on small island on the planet M’Konist with Arala, his 8-year-old daughter. One morning Daito receives an email from the Namuvin Mining Corp stating that they’ve found the frozen body of his wife. His wife died shortly after their daughter was born while working on the mining moon of Tungl Jo.
With the collapse of Aulendil IV into a small black hole 15 years ago, the moons orbit shifted slightly, causing ice to melt, leading to the discovery of her body. Renda travels with his reluctant daughter to claim his beloved wife's body and is given an exceptional opportunity, one that Arala strongly disagrees with.
Check out the first 5 pages of issue 2 below, featuring Varlo Das.
I wrote and created CAYRELS RING which was brought to life thanks to an amazing team of collaborators. I write and draw a self published series called Horror of the Khor (3 of 4 issues completed). I also wrote a backup story which appeared in Prophet Earth Wars #2. Recently I created the website Coredoor with Brandon Graham.
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 in Image comics ISLAND Magazine and the first chapter of Cayrels Ring.
The book will once again be colored by Cassie Kelly. An artist and colorist whose color work has appeared in Cluster (Boom Studios) and Invader Zim (Oni). Cassie coloured the first issue of Cayrels Ring.
SCREEN TIME ($3)
You've already backed Cayrels Ring #1 and seen the potential in a completely new galaxy we are creating. You'll get a digital copy of issue 2.
DOUBLE SCREEN TIME ($9)
You missed the boat but it's not too late. Jump on board with digital copies of both Cayrels Ring #1 & 2
CAYRELS RING #2 ($6 + shipping)
Get yourself a full colour, Golden Aged Sized ( 7.5 x 10.375"), 24 pages of glorious Cassie Kelly colured art copy of issue 2. Printed on real paper!
CAYRELS RING BUNDLE ($19 + shipping)
Catch up with wahts happening in Cayrels Ring with both issue 1 & 2. Golden Aged Sized ( 7.5 x 10.375"), 40 and 24 pages of glorious Cassie Kelly colured art by numerous amazing and talented collaborators. You missed it once, don't miss it again!
RETAILER Issue 2 ($15 + shipping)
Available exclusivity to comic shops. Get 5 copies for you store and a free 11x17" poster for your shop. If you want 10+ copies simply pledge twice or more the amount. Shipping stays the same for US retailers thanks to Media Mail.
RETAILER Bundle Issues 1 + 2 ($40 + shipping)
Available exclusivity to comic shops. Get 5 copies of issue 1 and 2 for you store and a free 11x17" poster for your shop. That's a total of 10 comics!
If you want 10+ copies of each issue, simply pledge twice or more the amount. Shipping stays the same for US retailers thanks to Media Mail.
Ken Garing's VARLO DAS PRINT
A limited edition 8.5 x 11 inch print of Varlo Das by Ken Garing. Ken is the creator of the fantastic Planetoid series, a great sci-fi series that you must check out. We've created reward levels that include issue 2 as well as the #1 & 2 bundle.
CASSIE KELLY VARLO DAS PRINT ($20 + shipping)
Limited edition 5 x 7" print of Varlo Das. Signed and numbered. Limited to 30. You'll of course get the newest issue of Cayrels Ring in paper and digital.
ALCHEMICHAEL CHARACTER SKETCH ($100 + shipping)
An original ink sketch of one of the characters that inhabit the world of Cayrels Ring. Sketch book size and one of a kind. Plus both versions of Cayrels Ring #2...of course. Limited to 10 of you star travelers!
Risks and challenges
This will be my third Kickstarter. My previous two were delivered ahead of time and were of stellar quality.
That being said, delays can happen, especially when it comes to printing. I will be communicating with all backers very frequently and will be transparent with the process.
Know this, you will get your issue of Cayrels Ring!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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