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THE TRAVELLER is a story about Iosef, a poor shepherd from Georgia at the turn of the 19th century. 

Lonely and depressed, with only diseased sheep to his name, Iosef decides to end his life. But strange things are about to happen to him...

Before he can pull the trigger, an otherworldly traveller appears before him.

In panic Iosef shoots him, killing him. 

Searching through this visitor’s possessions, Iosef accidently puts on a gauntlet that clamps to his arm, binding to him. In a panic he hits the gauntlet, activating it and sending him to parallel worlds.

In exploring many worlds, he tries to find somewhere that he can be happy and find his true calling – but the results aren’t what anyone would expect...

The Traveller graphic novel cover
The Traveller graphic novel cover

This Kickstarter is to fund printing of the 120-page graphic novel in an exclusive cover! If you’d like to take a peek, you can find the first full issue on our website! 

Rewards

Good news is - the book is COMPLETE! 


That's right, the entire volume has been finished!


Because of this, we already have a digital copy ready - so as soon as the campaign ends, we'll post a backers only update with a dropbox link to the digital copy for your reading enjoyment! 


Gorgeous t-shirt design done by Tasos with colouring by Jan!
Gorgeous t-shirt design done by Tasos with colouring by Jan!
An example of the art style Tasos will use to "Steampunk Yourself"
An example of the art style Tasos will use to "Steampunk Yourself"

Meet a few of the characters

Iosef, a traveller
Iosef, a traveller

Iosef was a poor shepherd from noble blood. Transported to different worlds, he grows from a shy, depressed man into the hero the revolution has been looking for

Anya, a revolutionary
Anya, a revolutionary

Anya is the naïve revolutionary Iosef meets when he first enters her dimension. Although she joined the revolution to impress a man, she is now too entrenched in the mission and will try her hardest to improve her world.

Otto Stelen, our Dear Leader
Otto Stelen, our Dear Leader

Dear Leader is in charge of what he sees as a utopia, but other see as a Police state. Who’s right is a matter of perspective, but both sides believe they are working for the greater good. 


Meet the creatives

The Traveller is the first collaboration by Neil Gibson (Twisted Dark, Theatrics, The Theory) and Tasos Anastasiades (European University Cyprus).

Neil, our writer
Neil, our writer

Neil is a writer and producer of comics. He acts as a coach to help other creators’ comics be as good as they can be and loves collaborating with other writers and artists. He is very passionate about the comic book medium and believes it is one of the most efficient ways to communicate concepts. 

He has gives talks about comics and how people can use them at work and study. Indeed, he wont stop yammering on about this, but audiences seem to like hearing him, so he continues his mission to get more and more people reading and creating comics.

He lives in London with his wife, two children and seemingly endless household visitors.

Tasos, our illustrator
Tasos, our illustrator

Tasos Anastasiades is an Assistant Professor at the European University Cyprus.

In 2004, he started publishing "Plastic Comics”, the first comic book series created in Cyprus. In 2014, he published the graphic novel titled ‘Fascista’ and became a publishing partner and contributing artist at the first Cypriot comic book anthology titled “Current”.

Tasos was involved in numerous cultural events and, in 2017, he was selected by the Cyprus Embassy in Romania and the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture to represent his country at the 5th European Comics Festival organized by the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC). In addition, he is a webinar presenter /artist for ‘Digital Art Live’ and of Smith Micro’s Poser Pro 11 software.

Jan, our colourist, and Hass, our letterer
Jan, our colourist, and Hass, our letterer

Colours have been provided by Jan Wijngaard (Theatrics, Transdimensional, Max Steel), and letters by Hass Otsmane-Elhaou (Red Sonja, Shanghai Red, Killer Groove). 


We think it's a great story with some stunning art and world building by Tasos. Have a look:  

Some of the stunning scenery Tasos concocted!
Some of the stunning scenery Tasos concocted!

Risks and challenges

The support of backers on Kickstarter is extremely important to us at TPub, so it's our aim to set realistic delivery goals and keep you up to date throughout the process.

All the artwork has been completed, meaning we can go straight to print as soon as the campaign ends! Our printer has proven to be extremely reliable on tight timelines, so we're quite confident we'll have the book in hand by early June, with ALL rewards posted by the end of the month.

As we didn't have a buffer for our last campaign, we've set delivery for rewards in July, so the books have ample time to get to you.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to get in touch by commenting or messaging us! We'll make sure we keep all backers updated on the progress of this project, as well as any delays that may arise.

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    Love the idea, but want the book sooner than later and not keen on that new-book smell? This is the reward for you!
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    Lookin Snazzy, Traveller!

    Have a fancy dinner to go to but nothing to wear? This may not be not the reward for you, but it's still pretty good - get a t-shirt with some stunning Traveller artwork on it, plus a digital copy of the book!

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    Print Copy!

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    Book and shirt

    Want a print copy of the book but LOVE that t-shirt design as much as we do? Now you don't have to choose - you can have both!

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    Steampunk Yourself!

    Do you love the world of The Traveller as much as we do? The artwork is already complete so you can't get drawn into the story, but Tasos is more than happy to use his talents to draw you - all we need is a reference photo!

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    Five-minute story

    Can you think of a name, location, phrase, occupation, and object? Give Neil these 5 things and he’ll make a story for you in just 5 minutes, with the proof emailed directly to your inbox. Many have tried to come up with an unmakable story, but so far none have succeeded. Get a video of Neil writing and narrating the story sent to your inbox, and the paper he wrote it on sent with your physical copy!

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    Immortalised in a comic

    Do you want to appear in Neil's next comic? Select this level and YOUR face will be appearing in the next comic TPub has illustrated! You can choose what story in the reward survey, but because of production timelines this portion may take longer to fulfill.

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    Lets Talk About Your Art!

    An opportunity to get honest feedback from the minds that brought you The Traveller (Neil and Tasos) via skype. Recommended for aspiring artists of any medium who want specific feedback on how to improve their work.

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