TRANSDIMENSIONAL is a 4-issue sci-fi/horror miniseries from TPub Comics (www.tpub.co.uk), who have given the world other dark delights such as THEATRICS, TORTURED LIFE and TURNCOAT.
The story focuses on Deacon Price, an emotionally broken underwater archaeologist who charters an expedition, under false pretenses, to a downed Soviet submarine that's been missing for decades. What he and his crew find there will not only put their lives at risk, but also the lives of everyone they've ever known! The story gets progressively darker, more intense and horrifying as it goes along, leading to a gory and harrowing conclusion.
TRANSDIMENSIONAL has already experienced great success on Kickstarter: #1 and #2 were both successfully funded in 2017, and all rewards were delivered to our awesome backers within the time-frame quoted. This is what their covers looked like:
Both issues are currently running on WebToons (http://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/transdimensional/list?title_no=153804), so if you'd like to have a read of the story so far, here's your chance! Hopefully a number of you will read the story online, decide you want some beautiful print copies for your collection and back the Kickstarter campaign!
Here is a link to download the #1 PDF (if you don't use WebToons): https://www.dropbox.com/sh/a9ui1kesyatbnm2/AABKaqPv0iOIYYAW9EfxDgzda?dl=0
We received some excellent feedback for #1 and #2 from our backers and from the comics media at large. Here are a few 4-Star reviews from Comic Bastards, who really dug the comic (which is awesome, as they are a website known to be quite harsh with their reviews):
#3 Preview Pages
Who is the Creative Team?
Michael Gordon (RED WINTER) - Writer (@Michael091213)
Henrique Pereira (INKSTAND STUDIOS) - Penciller/Inker - (@NOSFERATUZOD)
Jan Wijngaard (TORTURED LIFE) - Colourist - (@janwijngaard2)
Jim Campbell (IMAGE COMICS, BOOM STUDIOS) - Letterer - (@campbellletters)
Neil Gibson (THEATRICS, TWISTED DARK) - Editor/Producer - (@TwistedNeil)
What cool swag can I get as a backer?
- Transdimensional #3 PDF
- Beautiful printed copies of #3, personalized and signed by Michael
- Catch-up signed printed copies of #1 and #2
- A4 350GSM poster prints of Federico De Luca's #1, #2 AND #3 covers
- A super cool retro snap-back Transdimensional baseball cap!
- An even super-cooler retro Transdimensional long-sleeved baseball shirt!
- Original art rewards: a commission from Henrique Pereira in which he will draw you anything you want (within the realm of good taste, of course)! Here is some of his work:
FIRST STRETCH GOAL ADDED!
If the campaign reaches £2400 pledged, then every print level backer will get a digital PDF copy of this... The Traveller #1!
This is a comic that Neil has been working on for a while, and is set to be one of TPub's next big releases. It's a dark sci-fi adventure story about a man with the ability to travel through time.
The pencils and inks are from the superlative Tasos Anastasiades, and the colouring is from the main man himself, Transdimensional's Jan Wijngaard! Lettering is by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou, who is the creator of the wonderful comics magazine PanelXPanel http://panelxpanel.com/ and the YouTube channel Strip Panel Naked https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYJAToPH5GSGShP7Yoc3jsA
SECOND STRETCH GOAL ADDED!
If the campaign reaches £3300, EVERY BACKER will receive two more extra PDFs (that's right, a twofer!):
1. No Recidivism
This is the first short story from Twisted Sci-Fi, Neil Gibson's new opus. Similar in vein to Twisted Dark, it will be a selection of short stories that all connect in subtle and mysterious ways. Only with sci-fi and aliens and cool stuff like that!
2. Behind The Scenes Transdimensional PDF
This one should interest any of you out there who are also comics creators, or aspire to be writers, artists or editors of comics. I'll put together a PDF that includes excerpts of my original scripts, next to excerpts of Neil's editing notes. That should give you an insight into how the story has come together over the process of creation. I'll also put in some of Henrique's roughs, then his pencils/inks, then the final versions with Jan's colours. That will show the incredible evolution that the artwork goes through. And finally, I'll also put in some of our rough lettering pages, which show instructions to ther artists and letterer, and you can see how Jim Campbell takes those pages and makes them look so damn good with his lettering.
Risks and challenges
Any risk in this project is extremely minimal. Henrique's pencils and inks are nearing completion and Jan's colouring is well underway. I anticipate Henrique's pencils will be fully completed by the time the campaign ends, and Jan's colours should be almost complete. Soon after that Jim will letter that bad boy and it'll be sent to print!
We don't foresee any issues having all the rewards out to backers in May, except the pencil/ink commissions, which will be shipped in June.
TPub have run many Kickstarter campaigns before, and have always delivered on-time. But hopefully it also assuages any concerns to know that Michael ran the first and second campaigns personally, and all rewards were shipped to backers efficiently and on-time.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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