About this project
Antique Books is an original horror graphic novel made with graphite, ink and pixels. Art & story by Scott Boyce. Pencilled and inked traditionally, coloured with Copic markers and iOS devices.
WELCOME TO ANTIQUE BOOKS
So what is this all about? It is a horror story that I have been kicking around for quite awhile. Of all the stories I have bottled up this one is the one clawing its' way out. The story is a variation on the "demon in a box" structure. Think Ridley Scott's ALIEN set in that old dilapidated antique bookstore everyone always passes by. The set up is one day, five people, one location and by the end of it everything is much darker than when it began.
This story has been percolating, getting stranger with time. It first appeared in DC Comics online Zuda competition but is now a very different, layered, irritable beast. Part ALIEN and part homage to Kubricks' THE SHINING. The tale that has been put away in a drawer for 4 years won't be satisfied until it is unleashed. Kickstarter is that opportunity and with your help we can make it happen.
This is where you come in,
What is needed now is time. Time at the drawing board and time moving pixels. Time and the funds for printing and shipping. So this thing can be released and show up at your door.
To make sure the Kickstarter edition is special each physical edition (hardcover and softcover) will be numbered and signed. Also every backer will be listed at the back of the book , like film credits, after the last page. Because if it wasn't for all of you this wouldn't be possible. (If you want to opt out of the credits, for any reason, just let me know.)
STRETCH GOALS - 5 of 6
$4,000 - Every physical copy gets a 5x7" print. **UNLOCKED**
$6,000 - Every physical copy gets a 5x7" print and a 5 page pdf preview of my next project. **UNLOCKED**
$7,000 - Every physical copy gets a 5x7" print, a 5 page pdf preview of my next project and an Antique Books bookmark.**UNLOCKED**
$8,000 - Every hardcover comes with in a slipcover, Every physical copy will include 4 more pages (covers) between chapters, a 5x7" print, a 5 page pdf preview of my next project Trouble Monkey and an Antique Books bookmark.**UNLOCKED**
$9,000 - Every hardcover comes with in a slipcover, every physical copy will include 4 more pages (covers) between chapters, a 5x7" print, a 10 page printed mini comic preview of my next project Trouble Monkey (the first five pages + sketches) and an Antique Books bookmark.**UNLOCKED**
$10,000 - The slipcover (hardcovers), 4 more pages (covers), The print, the bookmark, the mini comic replaced by Issue #1 of the next project. To ship separately before the next project launches.
website - scott-boyce.squarespace.com
instagram - instagram.com/srwsb
tumblr - srwsb.tumblr.com
deviant art - srwsboyce.deviantart.com
Risks and challenges
The only question is a matter of time. The project will be completed but if ever it looks like the schedule is falling behind the backers will be kept up to date. When funding is complete all backers will recieve a five page preview by e-mail and monthly glimpses (but no spoilers) of the work as it proceeds.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Even though a shorter 30 day time frame is the norm, adding extra days gives everyone time to deal with the holidays.
The story for Antique Books was written as a 4 issue series. For Kickstarter it made more sense to do the whole story at once. So the book will be 88 pages of story. That does not include covers, chapter breaks, thank you's or the extra content in the hardcover. The hardcover will be over 100 pages.
***Update the book will now be 96 pages of story***
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