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The premiere issue of the adventurous 1950s comedy series from Uncharted Wilderness Studios!
The premiere issue of the adventurous 1950s comedy series from Uncharted Wilderness Studios!
74 backers pledged $5,388 to help bring this project to life.

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The World of Tomorrow #1 represents the hard work and determination on behalf of the creative team who brought it to you!

This fun-filled comedy adventure grabs hold of you from the first page and pulls you into its world. 

In 1950s Hollywood, Craig Barstow, the burned-out lead actor of the failing sci-fi TV show: The World of Tomorrow, ends up believing he actually IS the show’s heroic protagonist, Captain Cal Armstrong, after a failed mob hit leaves him delusional.  

Now, with the mob on his tail and the tyrannical studio boss at his throat, he must find a way to regain his sanity, keep his show on the air, AND save his girlfriend, all before the show’s final 5pm broadcast!

Page 2 "On the Set of The World of Tomorrow"
Page 2 "On the Set of The World of Tomorrow"
Page 16 "Craig just can't catch a break"
Page 16 "Craig just can't catch a break"

The series has been meticulously researched to give it an accurate look and feel of 1950s Hollywood.  

If you have a sharp eye for film history, you might pick up on a few of our locations, inspired by famous films set in the early days of Hollywood:

"Chinatown" (1974) starring Jack Nicholson
"Chinatown" (1974) starring Jack Nicholson
"The World of Tomorrow" (2018) starring Craig Barstow
"The World of Tomorrow" (2018) starring Craig Barstow
"Who Framed Roger Rabbit" (1988)
"Who Framed Roger Rabbit" (1988)
"The World of Tomorrow" (2018)
"The World of Tomorrow" (2018)

This issue, and the series as a whole, are loaded with fun Easter Eggs and references to that time period and the early days of television.  

If you enjoy comedy, Hollywood history, action, adventure and sci-fi, this book is for you.

We know that you will have as much fun reading the first book in this series as we did creating it.

The World of Tomorrow has already been read by several well-known comic websites, podcasts and YouTube channels and the reviews have been positive across the board. 

Here's what the critics are saying:

"This is as delightful, entertaining and so much better than what we are currently getting (especially outta the “Big 2”) right now. The story is great and the way it flows the characterization that we see and these fantastic interiors show a quality that’s a cut above the rest. "

- Steven Leitman, Reading With a Flight Ring 

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"This was a really fun comic book. The end is literally one of those WTF moments! I want to make sure that I see Issue 2, so let’s get this thing funded."

- Professor Bill, Comic Book University

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"Beautiful retro art starts us off with a gorgeous illustration of outer space and a spaceship blasting through the heavens….The story really does draw you in and hook you. "

- Richard Vasseur, First Comics News

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"I think it’s a really cool project and I’m interested to see where it goes from here. There are not enough of these [types] of stories out there, at least not in comic book form."

- Sawyer,  Sawyer’s Comic Reviews

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"You guys should definitely go check it out! It’s a really interesting read and I’m sure you guys will love it! "

- Lyndsay, Lyndsay’s Geeked Out Knick Knacks

The creative team behind The World of Tomorrow comprises a talented crew from across the globe:

Kenan Halilović: Pencils and Inks: 

Residing in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kenan graduated from the University of Zenica. Always a fan of illustration, he drew while in school but never had any official art training. His first paying illustration gig convinced him that he had a knack to do this professionally and he honed his skills over five years. In 2016 he began illustrating comics full time. With the goal of becoming one of the all-time great comic book artists, Kenan’s long list of clients is proof that he’s on his way. You can see more of his work here:  https://www.artstation.com/kenanhalilovic

Kenan Halilović's Page 7 Line Art
Kenan Halilović's Page 7 Line Art

Felipe Obando: Colorist

Hailing from Costa Rica, Felipe was passionate about art from a young age. While studying graphic design in college he began teaching himself comic book art through online courses. Constantly practicing and refining his skills to match the pros, his impressive portfolio demonstrates that the hard work has paid off.  You can find more of his work here: https://www.artstation.com/felipeobando 

Felipe Obando's Page 7 Coloring
Felipe Obando's Page 7 Coloring

 Deron Bennett: Letterer

Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated letterer, DERON BENNETT knew early on that he wanted to work in comics. After receiving his B.F.A. from SCAD in 2002, Deron moved out to Los Angeles to pursue his career in sequential art. He quickly became a letterer and production artist with TOKYOPOP, but soon found himself returning to his hometown in New Jersey to raise a family. There, Deron founded his own lettering studio, AndWorld Design, and has been providing design and lettering services for a multitude comic book publishers ever since. His body of work includes the critically acclaimed Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand, Hacktivist, and Batman. He has also written his own fantasy adventure in the form of Quixote, which is currently being retooled for re-release. You can learn more about Deron by visiting his website www.andworlddesign.com or following @andworlddesign on Twitter. 

Deron Bennett's Page 7 Lettering
Deron Bennett's Page 7 Lettering
We don't have Nickels and Junior to help us collect. So we're Kickstarting.
We don't have Nickels and Junior to help us collect. So we're Kickstarting.

The creation of a comic book requires a lot of up-front financial investment in the time and talent of the extremely gifted artists who brought this book to life.   

As an independent comic label, we are not bankrolled by the profits of our latest billion-dollar grossing summer blockbuster film like some other comic labels you might be aware of. (Well, at least not yet, anyways)

Regardless, all artists involved were paid a fair and standard industry rate for their work. 

Coming from an independent filmmaking background, I received far too much "payment" in my early days in the form of "experience" "exposure" and "credit". As such, I will never ask anyone else to work for that.  

75% of the funds raised go directly to the artists. Your contribution in this issue is also an investment in subsequent issues, currently in production. (see below)

The rest of the funding will go to covering the costs of physical production of the books and reward fulfillment.

Production Still from The World of Tomorrow #2. Currently in Production
Production Still from The World of Tomorrow #2. Currently in Production

We have some great rewards at every donation tier. Everything from original artwork to Craig's hip flask to being drawn into a future issue, to joining us at Comic Con 2019, is on the table. You won't be disappointed with any of the rewards and we truly appreciate your support at any level. 

The $100 Reward tier includes Craig Barstow's signature hip flask. This little helper is how Craig gets through the day and knocks out 5 episodes per week. Emblazoned with The World of Tomorrow logo, it is perfect for keeping you well hydrated with the non-alcoholic beverage of your choice at any point in the day...just like Craig. 

BE OUR GUEST AT COMIC CON 2019!!

For backing the entire project, we want you to be our guest at Comic Con 2019 in San Diego, CA.  While we are working the booth, you can take in the countless number of panels, screenings, and workshops while being amazed by the incredible cosplayers roaming the convention floor. All while rubbing elbows with celebrities who happen to be at the show that day. 

Be our guest at Comic Con 2019!
Be our guest at Comic Con 2019!

Risks and challenges

There are not any risks for you (the backer) with World of Tomorrow #1.

All of the risk-taking and major challenges have been overcome before we brought this to you.

The only challenges we foresee are printer delays, or any production delays with some of the prizes.

These risks are incredibly minor and, even in the most significant case, would only delay shipment slightly, since we have already built in a buffer for printing and shipping.

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    Our Sincere Thanks!

    Every little bit helps!
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    Signed Print Copy

    You will receive a PERSONALLY SIGNED COPY of The World of Tomorrow #1
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    Original Art Print

    You will receive an original art print of the Uncharted Wilderness mascots:
    Randolph the diver and Tops the polar bear.

    This is 8.5 x 11 print is perfect for framing or just great on its own!

    In addition, you will also receive the PRINT and DIGITAL copies, a very public Thank You on social media.

    Includes:
    • Uncharted Wilderness Studios Original Art #1
    • Personally Signed Copy of The World of Tomorrow #1
    • A Digital copy of The World of Tomorrow #1
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    2 Original Art Prints

    You will receive TWO Different 8.5"x11" original art prints of the Uncharted Wilderness mascots:
    Randolph the diver and Tops the polar bear.

    These prints are perfect for framing or just great on their own!

    In addition, you will also receive the SIGNED PRINT and DIGITAL copies, a very public Thank You on social media and inclusion on our Wall of Fame!

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    • Personally Signed Copy of The World of Tomorrow #1
    • A Digital copy of The World of Tomorrow #1
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    WALL of FAME

    You will secure a permanent place on our
    WALL OF FAME!!!

    Each issue will have its own place on our wall of fame on our website and this is your chance to be part of the inaugural class!

    - Plus you will receive the print and digital copies as well as a very public Thank You on our social media sites.

    Includes:
    • Uncharted Wilderness Studios Original Art #1
    • TWO original art prints
    • Personally Signed Copy of The World of Tomorrow #1
    • A Digital copy of The World of Tomorrow #1
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    Craig Barstow's Signature Flask!

    It's how Craig makes it through the day, and now it can help you through your's : it's his signature hip flask.

    Just because he's saving the universe on TV on daily basis, it doesn't mean he has to do it sober!

    This beautiful 6oz stainless steel flask is laser engraved with The World of Tomorrow logo and comes with its own refill funnel.

    In addition to the flask you will receive everything listed above as well!

    Includes:
    • Craig Barstow's Signature Hip Flask
    • TWO original art prints
    • WALL of FAME
    • Personally Signed Copy of The World of Tomorrow #1
    • A Digital copy of The World of Tomorrow #1
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    (4) 1-hour script consultation sessions

    Are you looking to create your own comic book, but don’t know where to start?
    How about finally conquering that screenplay or TV pilot you’ve been dreaming about at work?

    For your contribution at this level, you will receive four 1-hour video conference consultation sessions over the course of several months to help you achieve your goal.

    These are fully customizable sessions to help you at whatever stage of the process you happen to be at.
    Whether this is a rough idea you need help fleshing out, or the first draft of a script you know needs some work, we’ll work with you to move it forward.

    Consultations can range from more creative aspects such as story structure, pacing, and character development to more industrial aspects such as finding your creative team or prepping your comic for the printer.

    You will be working one-on-one with our head writer and Chief Creative Officer, Giles Clarke.

    He has taught writing from the elementary to the collegiate level and has written across a broad spectrum of platforms from comics, to films, TV and journalism.

    Working together, you will be able to make your idea a reality.

    Includes:
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    • TWO original art prints
    • WALL of FAME
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    • A Digital copy of The World of Tomorrow #1
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    Get Drawn Into A Future Issue

    For your contribution we will draw you in as a speaking character in a future issue of The World of Tomorrow.

    You will also receive the other rewards listed above (minus the script consultation).

    Includes:
    • Craig Barstow's Signature Hip Flask
    • TWO original art prints
    • WALL of FAME
    • Personally Signed Copy of The World of Tomorrow #1
    • A Digital copy of The World of Tomorrow #1
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    I Will Write Your Comic

    Do you have a great idea for a comic, but just don't have the time to plot it out?
    Maybe writing just isn't your thing.

    Whatever the reason, if you're looking to get a comic script written, look no further.

    At this reward tier Giles will take your idea and make the script a reality.
    You will receive the full script plus all of the other rewards listed (minus the script consultations).

    Includes:
    • Craig Barstow's Signature Hip Flask
    • TWO original art prints
    • WALL of FAME
    • Personally Signed Copy of The World of Tomorrow #1
    • A Digital copy of The World of Tomorrow #1
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    Join Us at San Diego Comic Con 2019!!

    In addition to our eternal gratitude for your generosity, you will be joining us at San Diego Comic Con 2019!

    While we're busy exhibiting on the convention floor, you will be free to take in the sights, panels, screenings and festivities of this 4-day comic and pop culture extravaganza.
    You will receive a full pass for the entire convention.

    You will also receive everything listed above.

    (Travel and lodging not included)

    Includes:
    • Craig Barstow's Signature Hip Flask
    • TWO original art prints
    • WALL of FAME
    • Personally Signed Copy of The World of Tomorrow #1
    • A Digital copy of The World of Tomorrow #1
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