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By Patrick Hammond
$1,544
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by .

About this project

50% in just one week! Thank you all so very much!

Story

"What if you could be invisible? Would you remain moral? What if you were never moral to begin with?"

A fusion of a classic Invisible Man tale and a crime thriller, steeped in Sci-Fi influence. Thomas Taylor is a successful cat burglar, until he isn't...

Set in an approximation of London in the not too distant future, our hero(?) is a cat burglar with a heart of gold, diamonds, art, or anything else that takes his fancy. While stealing a rare stone for his “patron”, Lord Chaundry, a bribed security guard goes turncoat and Taylor’s head ends up on the wrong side of a truncheon. 

Bailed by his boss, Taylor now owes him, and Chaundry has no ethical qualms about experimenting on the thief, using the talents of the vicious nanobot engineer (and psychopath) Dr. Mann to (painfully) render him invisible.

Mission

I’ve been obsessed with science fiction since I was a little kid devouring Star Trek and reruns of old shows on terrestrial television in Ireland. One of those shows was the old British version of the Invisible Man. Irish TV in the early 90s was bursting with reruns of 50s, 60s and 70s shows. I remember watching, frozen in terror, as the invisible man unraveled his bandages.

I’ve wanted to see an Invisible man story told with a bit of humour and with a more modern bend. There’s an old adage about a little red hen, who just does it herself. With this in mind, I set about writing Out of Sight. Futurism in sci-fi has always left me spellbound, and so I wanted to incorporate future science into the story. Nanotechnology is at the forefront of future tech that always seems to be right around the corner, and its possibilities are endless. Imagine nanobots that can embed themselves in your cells and refract the light around you, leaving you invisible to the naked eye. Unscientific? Perhaps. Exciting? Very.

If you’re mesmerised by the possibilities of science and what the future holds, if you like smart-ass anti-heroes, self-referential humour, heist movies, and shady oligarchical conspiracies, then please support our upcoming Kickstarter and help us make this comic a reality!

Why Kickstart Out of Sight?

Too often artists are working on comics completely unpaid. I don't have the resources to pay for a full comic and I don't want to ask artists to work for free. Both of these artists have a lot of work under their belts, so I know they can deliver the goods. By Kickstarting Out of Sight you will help pay the artists, and help publish a cool comic! 

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Team

Nenad Cviticanin - Art & Lettering

https://www.facebook.com/theartofnenadcviticanin/

Nenad is a talented artist who comes from Serbia. His previous work includes: Best Friend (ComicCollabs Blind Date winner), Slate (2016) Nightmare warriors, # 1 and # 2, 5 titles (around 22-25 pages per issue) for Approbation comics, Grief by Frank Gogol, Hell on my couch # 6 and # 7, Fringe science # 1, and many many other short comics.

Joe Griffin - Colouring

https://www.facebook.com/josephgriffinartist/

Joseph Griffin is a colourist and illustrator based in Cork, Ireland. He has had work published with Turncoat Press, Lightning Strike and others. He also wrote an amazing webcomic about Howard Hughes called "The Adventures of Howard Hughes". Damned Peas!

Patrick Hammond - Story

https://www.twitter.com/paddywords 

I write stories, songs and poems, and I love comics most of all. My previous work includes: Best Friend (ComicCollabs Blind Date winner) and Star Jump, a webcomic. My day job is also in writing, so I'm used to constant deadlines!

Rewards explained

Art thief

With this bundle you will receive six heavyweight prints of pages from the comic, including the cover!

The accomplice

We sketch you in the middle of a heist with Taylor, presumably getting away with all the loot! 

Stealing the limelight

You get to be in the comic! We'll draw you as an onlooker in the background of one of the most important panels in the comic!

Cost Breakdown

I will be personally paying for tier printing, and any other costs associated with the project.

Risks and challenges

- Delays in production of the comic due to circumstances beyond our control, such as illness or injury.

- Unexpected demand and greater than expected shipping requirements.

In either case, I will keep in contact with backers and will communicate any unexpected delays in due time.

I've effectively planned and delivered the first five pages of this comic, so I'm confident we can continue in this manner.

I've conservatively planned the projected schedule to account for any hiccups in the printing process, and other delays we may encounter.

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    Out of Sight Digital Copy

    Out of Sight #1 Digital Copy.
    Features 22 story pages. PDF format, no DRM. Sent to all backers after the campaign ends.



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    Out of Sight + Best Friend Digital Copy

    Out of Sight #1 Digital Copy.
    Best Friend - Patrick and Nenad's Comic Book Collabs competition-winning 5 page comic

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    Out of Sight #1 Digital Copy.
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    Making of Out of Sight - Exclusive look at the process of making the comic, from script and sketches to the finished article.

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    Out of Sight - Print Edition

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    Out of Sight - Print and Digital

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    Save your place bundle

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    Special Edition!

    Special collectors print edition - No text on the cover.
    Exclusive version signed and individually numbered by the creator.
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    The art of the steal

    A4 heavyweight art print of the Out of Sight cover art.

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    Double the prints!

    - 1x A4 heavyweight art print of Out of Sight page 1.

    - 1x A4 heavyweight art print of the Out of Sight cover art.

    - First edition print of Out of Sight part one.

    - Everything in the ‘Digital Bundle.’

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    Grab the loot!

    - First edition print of the Queen part one comic.

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    Set of stickers.

    thank you card w/ comic art for helping fund Out of Sight.

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    Art thief

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    Hardcore thievery

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    Stealing time

    - A skype call with the writer, for a personal thank you, and a chat about comics, technology and more.

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    The accomplice

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    Stealing the limelight

    Special edition to thank you for your generous donation!!

    - we draw you in the background of a prominent panel!

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