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NORTH begins with a 14 issue story arc, establishing a rich history and daring new future for a team of seven home-grown champions.
NORTH begins with a 13 issue story arc, establishing a rich history and daring new future for a team of seven home-grown champions.
NORTH begins with a 13 issue story arc, establishing a rich history and daring new future for a team of seven home-grown champions.
231 backers pledged CA$ 12,181 to help bring this project to life.

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Working cover of NORTH #1
Working cover of NORTH #1

 

Hi Everyone, thanks for checking us out!  An incredible first push has seen NORTH #1 funded after just 8 days!!  The generosity and excitement of our donors has opened a door we didn't think possible.  With 22 days left in the campaign we proudly reach for new allies to help us finish bringing NORTH #2 to colour & print and we're already nearly half way there!!  NORTH was written as a 14 issue storyline with the original dream of fund-raising to print the first issue. With the generosity of our donors the colouring of issue 2 now within our grasp and issues 1-3 already illustrated (yay!), the dream is growing. We are hoping to increase our readership by launching NORTH online!!!  You the donor will have the first signed hardcopies before the world discovers what we have built together.  You have made this dream a reality and this ongoing series a possibility!   

 Here's our most recent podcast in which NORTH was hosted by our new friend Doolin of NERDTOPIA.  This guy makes you feel like a hero and talked up our comic like it was already a top seller which I loved. (he titled our episode of the podcast, not me;)

https://soundcloud.com/user-774907937/welcome-to-nerdtopia-episode-10-the-king-of-the-north

This was our first podcast that was only recently released with our friends from ILLUMINATE T.O.

https://soundcloud.com/illuminateto/ito-podcast-episode-4-scott-sawyer

Myself and the gang from Illuminate T.O.
Myself and the gang from Illuminate T.O.

Here is an interview we were fortunate to have with Marcus of Morning North CBC Radio...

http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/sudbury/programs/morningnorth/creating-a-new-canadian-superhero-comic-book-1.365753

And here is a link to an interview with Martin Boruta of FIRST COMIC NEWS about NORTH...

http://www.firstcomicsnews.com/?p=222970

And NORTH shared the spotlight with STAR TREK on the GEEKHARD podcast last week.

http://geekhardshow.com/2016/07/geek-hard-episode-320-beyond-stranger-north/

VILLAIN/ HERO - Lord Reign and Major Snow from NORTH in the 80's
VILLAIN/ HERO - Lord Reign and Major Snow from NORTH in the 80's

  Welcome back or welcome aboard!!!!  Thanks for stopping by to check us out.  Standby for NORTH's interviews with SPACE and ILLUMINATE T.O., coming soon. 

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In NORTH, superheroes are more an “American thing”. Canada hasn’t had active super-heroes or villains for decades. South of the border, the American dream mentality has manifested in larger than life heroes and villains centered mostly in major cities around the States, while their humble cousins to the north had only a handful of masked heroes back in the eighties and that ended catastrophically...for all of them. 

Faces of the 80's : Major Snow, Wolf and Fleet Fox
Faces of the 80's : Major Snow, Wolf and Fleet Fox

 Since then, masked good and evil in the north and the tragedy that resulted has become a part of our history... ‘best to keep things modest.’

Casey suits up for an old Vendetta.
Casey suits up for an old Vendetta.

Current day: Toronto. Casey Van Allen, the offspring of the fallen legendary hero (Major Snow), has learned that the monster responsible for her father’s death (arch villain Lord Reign), is alive and well, living the good life after effectively staging his death years ago. Determined to follow in her father’s footsteps and to bring in the man who killed a national treasure, the young woman suits up and unearths a team of gifted misfits to help her in her mission. 

Casey reveals her roots to the team.
Casey reveals her roots to the team.

 With special abilities that combined should be enough to apprehend the now elderly Lord Reign, Casey’s team bites of more than they can chew and accidentally awaken a beast that has laid dormant for the last thirty years. The well-intended group accidentally triggers the country’s second age of super-powered heroes and villains and only a mysterious flag-wearing mentor can keep them alive through the journey ahead.

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So here's the basic breakdown: having hit our mark of $7000 to finish issue #1 in just 8 days, with the 49 days remaining in the campaign, we are looking to double that amount with our stretch goal of $14000.   Funds for NORTH issue #1 were to be utilized as such:  our 32 page issue is already illustrated.  We have found a very talented colourist whose beautiful colours take my pencils and this book, to a new level.  Writing and illustration is done, so your help pushes NORTH out of the theoretical and into reality.  Issues #2 and #3 are also already drawn.  For now, issue #2 is the stretch goal.

The rest of the budget after paying our colourist will be going to printing hardcopies to give our donors and to get NORTH out on some comic stands throughout the city.

Risks and challenges

As this is my first Kickstarter campaign, I expect that as in life, there will be bumps along the way. Having said that, here's what we have in place to maximize our chances at completing NORTH....

So far my collaboration with our colourist has been wonderful and rewarding. He has been with us from the start (see test pages as shown in the campaign) and has reassured me he is in it for the long haul. Fast and dependable, he is a pleasure to work with and I know he will do his best to manage his schedule and again dazzle us with his colors and quickly bring this book to completion once funds are in place.

Issue #1 of NORTH is already written and pencilled, as are issues 2 and 3. In a sense, the book is all ready to go but for the colours and lettering.

As for the things we cannot foresee, I will keep everyone up to date on whatever those things are and what's being done about it.

Thanks for checking us out!

Scott Sawyer

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