Growing Up Is Hard...Especially When Every Adult In The World Is Trying To KILL You!
Kevin was just a regular kid with a nice family living an average, uneventful life. Until one day, everyone over the age of 18 went crazy and started killing everyone under the age of 18. And that "one day" for you, dear reader, is today!
Welcome to the world of HIDE: it's not just a title, but the best advice on how to survive.
Throughout the story, HIDE touches on the social implications of this crazy new world where adults are pretty much just murderous savages. With kids trying to hold everything together and run the show, they'll find themselves without many of the things in the life that they're used to. Things they think they need to survive... and things they actually need to survive! Don't worry though, the social commentary is used only when necessary, this is still a good ol' blood-and-guts horror comic!
At least, I hope it will be. You see, I've got the story written, the pages roughly sketched out, basically everything but the funding...which brings me here to YOU. What I'm asking for is $6,000. This money will be used for printing the graphic novel, printing a promotional first issue, printing a behind-the-scenes sketchbook, production supplies, T-Shirts, advertising, convention appearances to promote the book, distribution, and publishing.
In addition to helping fund this project, your donations will be rewarded with incentives at various levels, all listed on the right side of the screen. From introductory levels that include a limited edition, signed & numbered promotional First Issue, behind-the-scenes sketchbook, and completed HIDE graphic novel...
...to higher end packages that include previous items plus a T-Shirt, original pages of art from the book and even the chance to be drawn into the graphic novel as a character.
HIDE will be a 140 page, COLOR graphic novel and should hopefully be finished in March or April of 2013 (though honestly, the more money raised through this campaign, the quicker the book will get done since I can devote all of my time to it instead of commissions and other art jobs to help pay the bills). As a contributor to this project, you will be kept up to speed on the book's progress through email updates. Still though, feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you might have.
The limited signed and numbered First Issue is already complete and should go to print soon, same with the Sketchbooks and T-Shirts (See? You're already being kept up to date on parts of this project!)
IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO DONATE TO THIS PROJECT, YOU CAN STILL HELP SUPPORT IT BY SPREADING THE WORD. POST IT ON YOUR TWITTER, FACEBOOK, DEVIANTART OR WHATEVER OTHER NETWORKING/SOCIAL ACCOUNTS YOU MAY HAVE, IT WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED!
Thanks again for your time, consideration, and support. This book is nothing without YOU!
Risks and challenges
The biggest challenge for a project like this is a personal one: To make a story unlike any you've read or seen before. And to mean that. Horror comics are nothing new. Broken down society stories are nothing new. But the premise behind this one is something I know I've never seen before.
Another challenge is not only in the type of story, but in it's execution and storytelling. Most horror stories are nonstop intensity and violence with the only breaks coming to set you up for more intensity and violence. Not here though. While HIDE is both intense and violent, it's intermixed with actual emotions one would experience in this situation, including inappropriate and unexpected reactions a kid or teenager might have since they'd be completely unprepared.
You may ask what qualifies me to overcome these difficulties? (or maybe not, but let's pretend so I can talk more about myself) Well, I've written several graphic novels before this one (5 if I'm not mistaken, 3 published, 2 works in progress that are completely written and about halfway illustrated) so I'm no novice when it comes to storytelling. Also, I'm a critic. A harsh critic. Plot and dialog are two things I'm constantly putting under the microscope when I'm reading or watching stories. Even if they're stories I love. And ESPECIALLY if they're stories I WRITE. If it's not good enough for ME to read, I damn sure won't put it out there for YOU to pay for and read.
The only other challenge I can think of is the delivery of rewards in a timely matter. And for that I can just say I'll honestly try my best to get them in your hands in the time I'm stating. If something comes up, rest assured that I will bring it to your attention as soon as possible. I've been on the waiting end before and have had things arrive later than expected and NOT get any warning or notification of delay. And I hated it. It seriously sucked. And it's something I definitely don't want to subject you to. No matter how hard I have to work.
Because like President Kennedy said: We choose to make comic books not because it is easy, but because it is hard!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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