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 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 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 author has selected reading music for each issue of Planetarium. These can be listened to for free at ChanceWyatt.com
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
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:
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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