"When a dinosaur is abducted by aliens, he receives the gift of rationality and goes on many adventures in space. Follow our Cretaceous hero as he tells the tale of how he becomes a star explorer and his search for the most important thing in his existence; the way back home. Space Parasaurolophus: The Living Fossil."
- Created, written and illustrated by: Leonardo Pertuzzatti
- Genres: Adventure, Science Fiction, Superhero
- Age Rating: All Ages
- Page Count: 36
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/spaceparasaurolophus
My name is Leonardo Pertuzzatti and I'm a writer/artist from Brazil living in the United States. I recently got my Master's degree in Illustration and published a couple of children's books and comic books here and there.
The inspirations for this project were many. Science fiction, for instance. The idea that you can create a whole universe using only your imagination truly fascinated me. I am also passionate about dinosaurs, as they have a mythic quality unlike any other creature. Aliens and space exploration are other subjects that always caught my attention as well. I have an appetite for the fantastic, not the boring, so I watched as many movies and read as many comic books as I could since I was a child. Because of this, superheroes are the last piece of inspiration, specially the flawed ones with a strong moral code. Somehow, I combined all of these elements from my mental library and came up with the idea that became Space Parasaurolophus, and managed to write and illustrate this story.
This comic book is about a dinosaur that is abducted by aliens, experimented on, becomes rational and goes on many adventures in space as an intergalactic explorer. This is not your generic superhero origin that's been retold countless times. This is something different. The story is character driven and told in a flashback style by the relatable and empathetic protagonist. He becomes the last of his species and suddenly needs to deal with a very unusual situation. The fact that you will see where the journey takes him, makes the ending even more bitter-sweet.
I have self-published a limited amount of books that quickly gathered attention in local comic shops and have since sold out. That's why I created this Kickstarter. The book is completely finished. I just need your help and support to expand its next publication run.
You really should support this project if you like one or more of these things:
- Indie comics with original concepts
- Stippling art
- Cool laser guns
- Retro science fiction
- Neil deGrasse Tyson
- Forced artificial evolution
- Prehistoric animals wearing clothes
- Going back home after millions of years
LEVEL 1. $8 - Space Parasaurolophus comic book signed by the author. Shipping included.
LEVEL 2. $15 - A Kickstarter exclusive mini-print with a thank you note hand-written by the author plus everything from the previous rewards. Shipping included.
LEVEL 3. $25 - A limited edition 8 x 10 print of the original character concept plus everything from the previous rewards. Shipping included.
LEVEL 4. $30 - One (1) awesome round magnet plus everything from the previous rewards. Shipping included. (Limit: 20)
LEVEL 5. $40 - A Kickstarter exclusive 8 x 10 print plus everything from the previous rewards. Shipping included.
LEVEL 6. $50 - One (1) hand-drawn dinosaur sketch card plus everything from the previous rewards. Shipping included. (Limit: 20)
LEVEL 7. $100 - One (1) 8 x 10 full color original artwork of the main character plus everything from the previous rewards. Shipping included. (Limit: 5)
LEVEL 8. $200 - The original 8 x 10 artwork of the Kickstarter exclusive print plus everything from the previous rewards. Shipping included. (Limit: 1)
Risks and challenges
Since I've already self-published a very limited run of this comic book before and the project is 100% completed, the risks and challenges of this Kickstarter campaign are barely non-existent.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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