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...
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!
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!
Meet a few of the characters
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 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.
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 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 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.
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:
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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