UPDATE - 19-Feb-18 - STRETCH GOALS have been added.
Thanks for all your fantastic support. 5 Seconds Volume 2 is now funded and I'm happy to announce some stretch goals. This section will get updated as the targets are reached.
What is 5 Seconds?
5 Seconds Volume 2 is a YOUNG ADULT - 70 page - PERFECT BOUND - Graphic Novel which picks up directly after the first 5 Seconds finishes. Jake finds himself dealing with a new situation, a girl who can read minds. What deep dark secret is the girl hiding and can Jake (with his best friend Ellie) find out before the past catches up with them?
5 Seconds was one of the first few stories I developed and will always have a place in my heart. It was written as a trilogy and Volume 2 is the second act in Jake's story.
5 Seconds Volume 2 has ACTION, ROMANCE and of course a sprinkling of the PAST and FUTURE all thrown in. This graphic novel has amazing artwork by P.R. Dedelis and fantastic colours by Peyton Freeman.
First . . DON'T worry! Volume 2 is written as a self contained story and you don't need to have read Volume 1 to enjoy it.
Second . . PDF copies of Volume 1 are available and there's hard copies of Volume 1 available as ADD ON rewards. (Increase your pledge by $25 for a copy of the first volume of 5 Seconds.)
What is the funding for?
5 Seconds Volume 2 is ALMOST finished with the pages coloured. There's some work that needs to be done to insert some lucky pledgers as background characters AND some lettering to finish off. The monies will let me complete the first print run of 5 Seconds Volume 2 and bring it to life!
Jake's life changes when he can see 5 Seconds into the future. What should have been an ordinary day changes dramatically when he crashes into Janet. Even his with ability, Jake's the person who will usually act first and think later!
Ellie is Jake's partner in crime (not in a literal sense) and comes to help out when Jake realises he might be over his head. Ellie's the type of friend you know you can count on in an emergency.
Janet suddenly develops the ability to start hearing other people's thoughts. For her it's a curse and she just wants it stop. What has happened in her past that she is trying to escape?
Here's some sample pages from 5 Seconds Volume 2. Enjoy!
New to Kickstarter?
All you need to do is a select a reward you like. When the project is completed and successful, the monies will come out of your account. You will not be charged until the project is finished!
There's some amazing rewards available if you decide to support 5 Seconds Volume 2. All physical rewards can be signed on request (I'll ask when I send out the survey.) by the writer and creator, Stephen Kok.
The PDF of the first 5 Seconds is included in almost ALL of the pledge levels and if you want a physical copy of the first volume please ADD ON AUD$25 to your pledge.
Here's what's available with further descriptions provided below.
- Printed copies of 5 Seconds Volume 2
- Limited Edition A5 Print
- Limited Edition A4 Print
- Unique Sketch (Original Artwork!)
- Get Drawn In
- Original artwork for the A4 Print
- Original artwork for the Cover
Rewards - PDF
PDF Copy of 5 Seconds Volume 2 is available as a reward item. The first 5 Seconds PDF is also available in case you missed the initial Kickstarter.
Also available as a reward tier is a PDF copy of previous Sigmate Studio works including Blue, Word Smith and Tabby.
Rewards - Printed Copy
There's nothing like holding the hard copy of 5 Seconds Volume 2 in your hands. Perfect for reading under blankets with a flashlight! Printed copies of the first 5 Seconds is available as a $25 ADD ON or if you select the specific reward tier.
Rewards - A5 Print
A limited edition (ONLY 250 copies) A5 print. Perfect for using as a bookmark in a pinch or framing.
Rewards - A4 Print
A limited edition (ONLY 250 copies) A4 print of Jake, Janet and Ellie. Perfect for framing.
Rewards - Unique Sketch
One of a kind original A4 artwork by artist P.R. Dedelis. This is an opportunity to own a unique sketch featuring characters from 5 Seconds Volume 2. Perfect for framing!
Rewards - Get Drawn In
This is my favourite reward, a chance to be drawn in as a background character in 5 Seconds Volume 2. I had a friend mention that one of the characters was cute and I was able to tell her that that was based off a real person! My first graphic novel Tabby is in over 180+ public libraries while the first 5 Seconds is in over 100+ public libraries across Australia and New Zealand. You'll be famous!
Rewards - A4 Print Pencils
The original pencil artwork for the A4 print! This is unique, one of a kind piece of art. Perfect for framing.
Rewards - Cover Pencils
The original pencil artwork of the 5 Seconds Volume 2 cover! A unique piece, the cover underwent 3 different designs and was put together separately. You will get the original piece. (Note the original piece will differ slightly to the final version below.)
Stephen Kok (Writer) is an Australian resident from Malaysia. Tabby (ISBN 9780994289902) a retelling of Romeo & Juliet with cats was his first published graphic novel. He enjoys a weekend watching penguins with his daughter.
P.R. Dedelis (Artist) is from Poland and has been illustrating for over 6 years. He is a avid reader and Baby Driver is his current favourite film.
Peyton Freeman (Colourist) is a Texan (US) native and loves all things superheroes. Both Peyton and P.R. Dedelis have collaborated on other Sigmate Studio projects including the first 5 Seconds and Word Smith.
Risks and challenges
I have previously completed 5 successful Kickstarters and have delivered all rewards on schedule. Most of the pages are already done. I just need to insert the background characters (from the rewards) and finish off the lettering. Then it's just preparing for the first print run!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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