The Other Son tells the story of Billy, a young man estranged from his family. Billy heads home one day after years away, hoping to make amends. But when he gets there, he discovers that he is too late: his family is dead. They’ve been murdered. He doesn’t know by whom, and he doesn’t know why, but he does know that he’s the only one left now to see things put right. It’s up to him to give his family the memorial they deserve.
This single-issue story was completed early last year. What we are raising funds for now is a large print run, so we can get this comic in the real, physical hands of people like you.
We did a small, proof-of-concept run of this project already, and it was beautiful. You should've seen it. You CAN see it! All you have to do is back us at the Barkeep level or higher, and we will put a physical copy of this beautiful, black and white story into your waiting hands.
The Other Son was written by Anna Leue, co-founder of Constellation Comics and author of the sci-fi webcomic Half-Man, which has been running since 2014, and is in its fifth issue. The Other Son's stunning black-and-white art is drawn by Ron Joseph, known for IDW's adaptation of Nicholas Meyer’s Sherlock Holmes story The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, and for Rom: Revolution.
The reward tiers are mostly pretty self explanatory. One neat thing that we're able to offer anyone supporting us at the gunslinger-level or above is a CHOICE between getting their mini-poster in color or B&W. Inks are by The Other Son's own Ron Joseph, and color is by the talented Angel Aviles A2. Aren't they both nice? I know some people hate choices, so for those of you who don't want to make up your own mind, I recommend the color. But for those of you who want to decide for yourself, here are the two options:
Risks and challenges
Because we already did a small run, we've worked out a lot of the problems with printing already. Seriously, there were lots of problems, it was a mess. But we FIXED it, and now everything is awesome.
The only thing I can think of which could go wrong with the printing would be if something cropped up in the transition between digital and offset. We used a digital printer for the test run, since we only did a hundred, and we're planing on switching to offset for the bigger run, since it is both cheaper per copy and higher quality. The change could discover new problems that we aren't aware of yet. I don't really think it will...but it could.
Or we could get hit by a meteor? That would set us back for sure.
Seriously, guys, I'm scraping the barrel here trying to come up with risks. This is a super low-risk project. We have the finished book, we've already printed it once, all we need now is the money to do a bigger printing.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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