This is the epic conclusion to the 5 Seconds story that was first launched in 2016. 5 Second Volume 3 is the FINAL COUNTDOWN. It's a slice of life story with action, adventure, romance and a sprinkling of time.
5 Seconds Volume 3 is an 80 page (TBC) full coloured graphic novel and will definitely be larger than the previous 5 Seconds instalments. The story picks up after the 2nd volume (although you do NOT read the previous volumes to understand the story!) with all your favourite characters back!
5 Seconds Volume 3 will be printed on 150 gsm glossy paper (that's very smooth paper for non paper snobs!) and a 250 gsm cardstock cover.
5 Seconds was one of the first story I conceived (even before Tabby) and I had everything planned out to the current conclusion. To help bring the story to life, I split it into 3 parts and it's with some sadness that I say good bye to the characters in the final countdown of 5 Seconds. I hope you will come on this journey one last time.
If you like a story about endearing characters, life dramas with action, adventure, romance and a sprinkling of time thrown in, you will love this graphic novel!
Stretch Goals have now been added and will be updated as the campaign progresses!
Jake's finally dating the girl of his dreams but can his ability to see 5 seconds into future shatter his happiness?
Ellie has a heart of gold unless she's dreaming of becoming a super villain. Will she be able to support Jake when he needs her the most?
Janet still does not have control of her powers. With her mother still sick in hospital, does she have the strength to pick up the pieces of her shattered life?
Lucas is back with the ability to move objects with his mind. He's out for revenge on anyone who has ever hurt him.
Artwork / The Story so far . .
Lucas (Volume 1) has broken out of prison with a new ability to move objects with his mind. Janet (Volume 2) is back but does she have control over her powers?
Jake and Ellie are caught again in a web of events with Lucas out for revenge, helping Janet and staying ahead of some very angry mob bosses. Is a 5 second head start enough for Jake to save the day?
I know you want it so here's more artwork from the graphic novel.
Missed out on Volume 1 or Volume 2?
5 Seconds Volume 3 is written that it can be enjoyed as a stand alone story so there's no problem jumping onto this Kickstarter! Also almost all the reward levels have included the PDF copies of 5 Seconds Volume 1 and Volume 2.
If you want physical copies, you can ADD ON ($50 within Australia and $60 anywhere in the world) for copies of Volume 1 AND 2. While Volume 3 goes through the layout, editing and printing process, copies of Volume 1 and Volume 2 will be SHIPPED IMMEDIATELY after the Kickstarter!
"An amazing writer who has the most heartwarming and exciting stories, I have read all his books and each one is better than the last. Really looking forward to part two of this amazing story (5 Seconds)."
Tom Kafa - Armoured Science Kung-Fu Cats
"Stephen's graphic novel Word Smith has engaged my students' interest and imaginations. They have discovered a world of exciting possibilities. Words are powerful. Use them wisely!"
Lisa Clark - Teacher Librarian - Dee Why Public School
"Word Smith is a wonderful graphic novel with the hero illustrating the power of words. Such a simple yet life changing concept that is so relevant for today's child."
Marina Cook - Teacher Librarian - Seaforth Public School
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!
5 Seconds Volume 3 has fantastic rewards on offer! With the AUD (Australian Dollar) currently at its lowest point in over 10 years, international backers will get a bargain based on the exchange rates. Here's a quick summary of some of the amazing rewards on offer!
Rewards - PDF Copy of 5 Seconds Vol 1, 2 & 3
This is the PDF copy of 5 Seconds saga (Volume 1, 2 & 3) for your digital reading enjoyment.
Rewards - PDF Copy of XCT 0, 1 & 2
Get the PDF copies of the first three issues of the acclaimed XCT series from COMICS2MOVIES. The year is 2069 Spartacus has been cloned and forced to fight in gladiatorial pits of the future. Live or die you will fight!
Rewards - PDF Sigmate Studio
Get the PDF copy of other awesome Sigmate Studio graphic novels. Included in the PDF pack are Tabby, Blue and Word Smith.
Rewards - Printed Copy of 5 Seconds Vol 3
It's always awesome to hold the physical printed copy in your hands. Perfect for reading under a warm blanket with a flashlight. Available in a normal or variant cover. The variant cover is a limited edition and only 50 copies will be printed. Printed copies of Volume 1 & 2 are available as ADD-ONs.
Rewards - A5 Print
This is a limited edition A5 print and only 200 copies will be made. The A5 print artwork is done by Singaporean Elvin Ching, a freelance illustrator whose work have been published by Image Comics.
Rewards - A4 Print
This is a limited edition A4 print and only 200 copies will be made. The print will use amazing artwork by P.R. Dedelis of all the main characters.
Rewards - A4 Unique Sketch (P.R. Dedelis)
An amazing A4 unique sketch from P.R. Dedelis. This will some be something from 5 Seconds and will be absolutely perfect framed. 2 examples of a sketch are shown below.
Rewards - Get Drawn In
This is my favourite reward, a chance to be drawn in as a background character in 5 Seconds Volume 3. 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 graphic novel Word Smith is in over 200+ public libraries across Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. You'll be famous!
Rewards - Special Artwork
This is an opportunity to own the original key artwork from the project including the original cover pencils (P.R. Dedelis), A5 print pencils (Elvin Ching), A4 print pencils (P.R. Dedelis) and a special Wallace Cheong commission!
Rewards - Meet the Creator
This is a rare opportunity to meet the creator Stephen Kok (Sydney) for a drink. The creator will cover the price of the beverage and we can discuss anything you like. Happy to give advice and do a portfolio review OR discuss current projects OR both. (We can talk about anything you want!)
On request the creator can bring sneak peeks into upcoming projects. All top secret stuff and very exciting! If you are a LIBRARY or BUSINESS, the creator will make an in store or library appearance and run a panel or workshop!
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 (Illustrator) is from Poland and has been illustrating for over 6 years. He's an avid reader when not creating artwork.
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 two volumes of 5 Seconds and Word Smith.
Risks and challenges
I have previously completed 6 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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