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Ripped, centers around the rise of psychic phenomenon in London in the late 1800’s created by Emma Caulfield and Camilla Rantsen.

  • Project Description

    About The Project 
    RIPPED, a three phase comic book idea from creators Emma Caulfield (the actress, writer and producer, known for her work on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Darkness Falls, Life Unexpected, and Timer) and Camilla Rantsen (Actress turned successful writer) Following the mold of their successful web comic Contropussy to be released this year by IDW, Emma and Camilla will first release Ripped on line (phase one), release as a graphic novel (phase two), and pitch the project as a television show later in the year (phase three). Ripped, centers around the rise of psychic phenomenon in London in the late 1800’s, against the backdrop of the end of the Victorian Age.

    Project Rewards 

    Where Will The Money Go? 
    No we won't be sunning on a yacht in the Mediterranean, not only because Emma is afraid of the ocean (sharks,) instead money raised will go to help fund phase one and two of the project. Those things include but are not limited to, payment for the illustrator, web designer/hosting site, printing  of Issue 1 of ripped , (Some of which will go to five of our lucky pledgers) and finally research and development for our distribution. While the aim is to raise $10,000, know that any additional funds will be put to good use for such things as promotion or additional runs of the novel. We look forward to starting this new adventure, are profoundly grateful for your support and can’t wait to get ripped with you.

    Links to Emma and Camilla's other works

    http://twitter.com/#!/emmacaulfield - follow Emma online, see what else she’s doing.

    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0146536/ - Her career so far

    www.contropussy.com - Emma and Camilla's first comic adventure, please check it out

    www.youtube.com/bandwagonification - Bandwagon the ever amazing and hilarious hit web-series , a must see!!! Bandwagon- starring Emma, Tracy Thoms ( Cold Case, Rent), And Yvette Nicole Brown (Community) to mention a few......


    Update #1: AMAZING!!!!!

    Posted less than a minute ago


    Hi everyone, thanks so much for the overwhelming support, It really means a lot to both Camilla and I !!!  So many of you have gone out of your way to support us and we are very grateful and we just started....right??

    We've had several Tweets and Facebook messages, asking if we can add more of this or that incentive due to some items being sold out. If you have any ideas that you would like to throw our way as possible rewards....DO IT!!! We will make it our mission to give back for all your amazing support.

    Ps stay tuned for more exciting info on our project..............

    Thanks Emma and Camilla

    Update #2: BY POPULAR DEMAND- so amazing thank you all!!!!!!!

    Posted just now

    So we've received many emails requesting that we incorporate more Twitter into our pledges for your kind donations, so thats exactly what we did. We can't thank people enough for all their help in making this a success and because we've sold out of so many things we decided to add a new pledge.

    PLEDGE $45 OR MORE

    LIMITED REWARD     20 of 20 remaining

    Emma and Camilla will record and post to your Twitter page, a personal 1 minute message. Now they are willing to allow for interpretation, be nice and its on :-) Perhaps you want to send a message, brighten up someones day? ( It will also be sent directly to your email, so you can save it and play it back to your hearts content hahaha

    Thank you all

    Emma and Camilla

    Update #3: We are getting close to half way......yay a bunch of exciting stuff to come

    Posted 2 minutes ago

    Sooooo, as we are getting close to half way we are always thinking of new way to reach our goal. Yesterday we got an email from another amazing supporter, they offered to donate a bunch of amazing things for us to sign. Stay tuned and as soon as we get everything organized we will get them up........BUFFY, LIFE UNEXPECTED maybe hahahaha

    Thanks so much for the amazing support!!!

    Emma and Camilla

    Update #4: After a Comic- Con weekend............

    Posted just now

    Hey everyone, this is Emma and Camilla here. So after a weekend of Comic-con its time to update you on our amazing adventure. We are so grateful for all your support and after many requests from our beloved supporters we have added a bunch of great new stuff. 

    A great friend of ours donated some lovely things from LIFE UNEXPECTED and after a bunch of messages we added some of "your" ideas......

    Thanks so much

    Emma and Camilla XXXX 

    • Update #5: Arrghhhhhh we can't believe this.......86%

      Posted just now

      Hey guys, this is Emma and Camilla here. We just wanted to say thank you to everyone that has helped so far in making our project come to life.  We were on a steady climb towards our goal and in the last 24 hours its sky rocketed......so amazing!!!!!

      We are going to continue to add incentives as more and more people are sending in donations and ideas for "unique" pledge concepts. That said we are going to push on, who knows what will happen, but for sure we wlll use any additional money to make phase 2 and 3 as successful as phase 1, plus adding a little "bonus' to all our pledgeeesss ( Is that a word) hahahaha

      Thanks and love 

      Emma and Camilla

      Update #6: WE DID IT......FULLY FUNDED 100%..LETS SEE LOW THE RABBIT HOLE GOES

      Posted 1 minute ago

      THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THATS PLEDGED TO OUR PROJECT, WE ARE SO GRATEFUL, IN THE LAST DAY OUR DREAMS HAVE BEEN MADE A REALITY AND WE ARE ECSTATIC THAT WE HAVE REACH THE 100% FUNDED MARKER. WE WOULD ALSO LIKE TO SEND A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO "CLOCKWORK COUTURE" WHOM HAS KINDLY OFFERED TO CLOTH SOME OF OUR CHARACTERS WHEN WE GET TO PHASE 3 AND DEVELOPING THIS COMIC FOR TELEVISION. YOU ARE ALL AN AMAZING GROUP OF SUPPORTERS!!!!!

      WE HOPE TO KEEP SPREADING THE WORD AND RASING MORE MONEY TO SPEED UP OR DREAM SO WE CAN SEE ALL THESE CHARACTERS ROAMING THE STREETS.......

      LETS SEE WHAT WE CAN DO.....

      WE LOVE YOU ALL!!!!

      EMMA AND CAMILLA XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

      SPECIAL THANK YOU VIDEO TO FOLLOW


      Update #7: Nearly 14,000 what???? We are so grateful :-))

      Posted just now

      Hi everyone, 

      So we just wanted to shout out and thank everyone for blowing our goal out of the water, its truly amazing. Camilla and i are thinking of new incentives and trying to workout how we can thank everyone once the project ends....a little something extra. We've received sooooooo many requests to open up some of our incentives and we....................

      NEWS

      Camilla and I will be doing a number of online interviews and coming this Wednesday the 3rd August we will be taking part in a live pod cast on the hilarious www.indieintertube.tv with host Destini.

      To watch the show click here:-  www.indieintertube.tv

      ******PLEASE TUNE IN *******


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    Emma and Camilla will record and post to your Twitter page, a personal 1 minute message. Now they are willing to allow for interpretation, be nice and if they approve its on :-) Perhaps you want to send a message, brighten up someones day? ( It will also be sent directly to your email, so you can save it and play it back hahaha

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    A signed copy of Emma’s underground hit movie TIMER, (What if a clock could count down to the moment you meet your soul mate? In this alternate version of present day Los Angeles, a revolutionary device implanted in the wrist called the TiMER fulfills this fantasy) and personal inlaid message of your choosing, plus a signed image of the poster emailed to you.

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    If you like the visual better, a 30 minutes video call on Skype with Emma and Camilla

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    Imagine if you could own original art work from RIPPED.Our graphic artist Christian Meesey (Contropussy & many more) offered to donate original working templates. You can own a very limited edition one off hand drawn sketch as Christian works his way through the creative process. This hand drawn sketch will be signed by the whole creative team, of course including Emma and Camilla. WHAT WILL MAKE THE CUT.

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    For the first 5 pledges, send us a photo of yourself and our illustrator will use your face to craft one of the guest characters- your chance to see yourself in our comic book, a villain a savior, a friend or a killer

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    Have an hour lunch with Emma and her Co- creator of the Comic book . Ask her anything about her past present and future – WORK, no personal questions.

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