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The first in a three-part mini-series about the Earth humanity will leave behind.
The first in a three-part mini-series about the Earth humanity will leave behind.
91 backers pledged $2,932 to help bring this project to life.

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The time of humans has ended, but we have left behind a legacy.

The last of our machines are now the caretakers of the planet.

They have one law: Humanity must be forgotten.

The Story

The machines who inherit the Earth will be better custodians of it than we ever were. They take on the forms of, and protect the animals that managed to survive the age of humans.

Planetarium tells the story of two of these machines. One who becomes obsessed with human history and the other tasked with making certain that humanity is forgotten forever. 

The first three pages

 Scroll through the first three pages below. 

Please note that while the first three pages are wordless, the rest of the book has plenty of words.

 

 

The Format

The three, 40-page comic books that tell the complete story of Planetarium are entitled, Planetarium: Dawn, Planetarium: Noon and Planetarium: Dusk. All books are printed in standard American comic book dimensions and are in full color. Month-long Kickstarter campaigns will run for each book every other month until all three are released.

The Soundtrack

The author has selected reading music for each issue of Planetarium. These can be listened to for free at ChanceWyatt.com

The Rewards:

The Smartphone Wallpaper

You get a Planetarium wallpaper designed for your smartphone.

The Digital Edition

At this pledge level you'll also be able to read the first issue of Planetarium digitally as a PDF just as soon as the campaign ends.

The Printed Edition

At this level you'll receive a physical copy of the first issue of Planetarium in the mail along with a helpful refrigerator magnet to remind you when the Kickstarter campaign for part two will begin.

The Deluxe Printed Edition

 

At this level you'll also get a really nice 4" matte finish vinyl sticker and a signed, 8.5x11" art print. Your copy of Planetarium will also be signed.

The Digital Chance Wyatt Collection

If you missed Chance Wyatt's 2015 graphic novel, Census and his 2016 comic book short story, Moving Bodies, this package will let you read them digitally as PDFs.

 The Printed Chance Wyatt Collection

In the Printed Chance Wyatt Collection you'll receive everything you get at the Deluxe Printed Edition pledge level plus signed, printed editions of the 2015 hardcover graphic novel, Census and the 2016 comic book short story, Moving Bodies. Census includes a double-sided bookmark and Moving Bodies comes with a transparent window cling so that folks who see your car will know that you work in outer space.

Where's all my wonderful money going?

It'll go to printing. Hopefully, I'll get more than I need for the printing, but I'll also accept much, much less. I'm a one man operation and I support myself with a full time job so this is just me trying to make my books exist because I want them to exist.

About the Artist

My name is Chance Wyatt Oberlander, I'm from New York City, but I now live in Saint Paul, Minnesota. I've been writing and illustrating my own work for 16 years now. I currently have five books available that a person could read if they were so inclined: Moving Bodies (a tour through the remains of an human extrasolar colony), A Bright Day on the Dark Side of the Moon (about an otter that lives on the moon), Eat Zone (a love story set in the world's last fast food restaurant), Katie and the Flowers (which is about a katydid who wants everybody to stop eating each other) and Census (about a sad guy who drinks too much and lives in a moon.) All of my work is illustrated and is inspired by science.

If you'd like to take a look/listen to more about me and my work, here are links to a few podcasts and articles:

Panels & Pizza (podcast interview - episode #65)

Bleeding Cool (article)

Audio Pollution (podcast interview - episode #117)

Minnesota Daily (newspaper article)

Counter Culture Comic Podcast (Moving Bodies review - episode #79)

The Fugue (Interview)

Risks and challenges

There's not much risk left for Planetarium. All three issues are totally done. So are all the rewards. I'm using the same printing company that I worked with for my previous two comics. Both of those projects looked great and were delivered on time.

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    The Smartphone Wallpaper

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    The Digital Edition

    At this level you get to read the entirety of the first issue of Planetarium digitally as a PDF as soon as the campaign is done.

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    The Printed Edition

    Go with this one if you like to read your comics on good old fashioned paper. You'll also get a handy refrigerator magnet to remind you when the campaign for issue 2 starts.

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    • Planetarium #1 (Digital)
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    The Deluxe Printed Edition

    The best package of Issue 1 of Planetarium! It comes with a nice 4" vinyl sticker and a signed 8.5x11" art print.

    Includes:
    • Planetarium #1 Smartphone Wallpaper
    • Planetarium #1 (Digital)
    • Signed Planetarium #1 (Printed)
    • Refrigerator Magnet
    • Planetarium #1 Signed Art Print
    • Planetarium #1 Vinyl Sticker
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    The Digital Chance Wyatt Collection

    This package is for those who missed Chance Wyatt's 2015 graphic novel, Census and his 2016 comic book one-shot, Moving Bodies.

    Includes:
    • Planetarium #1 Smartphone Wallpaper
    • Planetarium #1 (Digital)
    • Census (Digital)
    • Census Smartphone Wallpaper
    • Moving Bodies (Digital)
    • Moving Bodies Smartphone Wallpaper
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    The Printed Chance Wyatt Collection

    Pick this one, if you just want everything. It includes signed copies of the hardcover graphic novel, Census and the comic book, Moving Bodies.

    Includes:
    • Planetarium #1 Smartphone Wallpaper
    • Planetarium #1 (Digital)
    • Signed Planetarium #1 (Printed)
    • Refrigerator Magnet
    • Planetarium #1 Signed Art Print
    • Planetarium #1 Vinyl Sticker
    • Census (Digital)
    • Signed Census (Printed)
    • Census Smartphone Wallpaper
    • Census Bookmark
    • Moving Bodies (Digital)
    • Signed Moving Bodies (Printed)
    • Moving Bodies Smartphone Wallpaper
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Funding period

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