A Soul Ablaze is a 80+ page beautifully colored comic, with a modern fantasy setting, real martial arts based combat, and myths like you've never seen them before. It has a little bit for everyone, there's romance, comedy, mystery, and a ton of action! so read on and help us make our dream a reality.
The story follows Thomas Spero, a less than average 18 year old highschool graduate with no outstanding features, little friends and no talents or hobbies to speak of. Thomas wasn't just an ordinary guy, he was an extraordinarily lazy and useless guy. He had no aspirations, no dreams, and no urge to do anything, ever. One day, through a complete accident, Thomas gained a power that was not meant for him; he became a soul keeper, a powerful spiritual warrior who's true purpose is still a mystery, and this is a role Thomas neither wants, nor is ready for. Thomas is not alone, all soul keepers are given not only powerful spiritual abilities, but a guardian as well. Thomas's guardian is Jasmine a very hard headed, aggressive young woman with an extreme, dislike of Thomas, and a mysterious past, who's sole purpose is to protect Thomas. All is not well, magical creatures as well as well as hunters have their eyes set on Thomas and his powers, but that's not all; a powerful enemy lurks in the background, an enemy who's bent on ending Thomas's life. Now with help of his guardian Jasmine, Thomas must learn to use his powers to survive in this new magic filled world, a world he was never meant for, and learn to work with his hard headed partner, or lose his life to unforgiving enemies.
Here's a quick graph a threw together to show how funding will be spent.
We estimate the comic will be complete in early February 2015. Why so long? Well all of us working so hard to bring this comic to life have jobs and go to school. Not to mention many of us work on other projects and the fact that Rachel has other art commissions. Rest a sure however that we are all working as hard a possible to make this comic a reality.
For $1 receive a PDF copy of issue 1 sometime in late march. Also earn our friendship.
For $5 receive a PDF copy of issue 1 a week prior to public release (sometime mid March) as well as have your name placed on our thank you page included in both printed and digital copies. Also earn our love.
For $25 receive a printed copy of issue 1 of the comic 1 month prior to public release, as well as have your name one our special thanks page in all copies of the comic. Also earn our never ending love.
For $65 receive a professionally printed t-shirt featuring original concept art from the comic, as well printed copy of issue 1. Also earn our unconditional, never ending, unyielding love.
For $175 Be in a comic! Have yourself drawn into our comic as a small character with a few lines of dialogue! You even get to choose from a few available roles and make some your own dialogue! Also get a t-shirt and get the physical copy, and have you're name on our super special thanks list! Also earn our intensely burning, never ending, unyielding, passionate love XOXOXOXOXO
for $250 receiver a limited edition poster of the comic cover, signed by all of us working on this comic, also receive all rewards from the previous tier, and have your name on our amazing super special thanks list printed in all copies
For $1,000 make your own villain! You design your own villain! Pick their powers, personality, even appearance! Also receive all the gifts in he previous tier, and have all of us personally sign your copy of the comic included with notes from all of us!
If we exceed the goals set, here are the rewards we plan to offer to you. As a note, as previously mentioned, 100% of all money exceeding our goal, will go to immediately funding volume 2.
$8,000-Absolutely all backers will receive a pdf copy of volume 2 a month prior to its public release. (keep in mind this will more than likely be a very long time from now, but we will keep a list of all backers emails and ensure we deliver this reward.)
$10,000- All printed copies of the comic will be signed personally by the 3 members of the writing staff, as well as a personal note written on the inside of the back cover,
$12,000- All backers in tier 3 or above (all backers who will receive a shipped item.) will receive a lovely looking sticker decal featuring original art from the amazing Rachel Schwarting.
$15,000-All backers in tiers 3 or above will receive a amazing looking professionally printed poster with the cover art of the comic that will be signed by all of us working so hard on this comic!
Risks and challenges
There are so many risks and challenges that come with producing a comic, and these concerns bother me everyday. Every day I ask myself: "what if the comic fails to get off the ground? what if no one likes it? what if the story is not good enough?", but i try not to let these concerns stop me from working as hard as I possibly can. A comic is a long and difficult task, and setbacks are bound to happen, but I promise when these setbacks arise, we will deal with them with hard work and conviction. We promise to keep all of those who donate up to do date on all problems and set backs so you can know what is going on, and how we will deal with them. Another challenge is we do not have the comic length completely planned, so the completion date may be delayed. We hope you all can have a little patience as we work to complete the project, and as always we will keep you completely up to date on completion.
Receive a professionally printed and bound copy of the book 1 month prior to public release (all shipping free). Also have your name printed in bold on our special thanks page. Also earn our never ending unyielding love.
Have your self drawn into the comic as a small character with a few lines of dialogue. We will even put in a quote if it's appropriate. characters spots are a first come first serve basis, and we are still producing page drafts so not all characters have been made yet so you may not get a character you like. (please email me at email@example.com to see what kind of characters are open to put your face on). Also receive a printed copy in the mail, as well your name on the very first page for a super special thanks. and receive a hand written letter in my awful hand writing! Also earn our intensely burning never ending unyielding passionate love XOXOXOXO
For $250 receiver a limited edition poster of the comic cover, signed by all of us working on this comic, also receive all rewards from the previous tier, and have your name on our amazing super special thanks list printed in all copies
For $1,000 make your own villain! You design your own villain! Pick their powers, personality, even appearance! Receive all the gifts in he previous tier, and have all of us personally sign your copy of the comic included with notes from all of us!