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First 6 chapters of the science fiction comic VACANT drawn by Heather Nunnelly.
First 6 chapters of the science fiction comic VACANT drawn by Heather Nunnelly.
135 backers pledged $3,803 to help bring this project to life.

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The music used in the video is called Reminds Me Of The Rain by Elena Iviel, and Betrayal by ProudAardvark.

UPDATE! 

07/14/2013-3,000 STRETCH GOAL REACHED! We have reached the $3,000 stretch goal. Everyone will receive free Edeon or Eye IDs. When the Kickstarter if over, I will send a survey and you may choose which side you want to work for. Each of you will be given a rank. The ranks change depending on which pier you have chosen. The higher your rank is, the higher you go up.

07/08/2013- 2,500 STRETCH GOAL REACHED! The first stretch goal of $2,500 has been met! VACANT is now available to order in french. This can only be received through Kickstarter. At the end, after the Kickstarter is over, I will be sending out surveys to get information so that I can appropriately send everyone their products. I will give you the option to select french as one of the languages VACANT is translated in. That will be when you can choose which one you want.

07/01/2013- NEW PRIZES!!!! In celebration of the Kickstarter reaching it's goal, TWO new prizes have been added to the reward tier. The first added prize is EXCLUSIVE Kickstarter prints, one drawn by the creator, and the second is drawn by Ross Campbell . The second reward is a high quality download of the song Reminds Me Of The Rain heard in the trailer by Elena Iviel. Please go down to rewards for further details. 

STRETCH GOALS:

2,500 GOAL UNLOCKED (objectif verrouillé): Book gets translated into french (Livre est traduit en français).

3,000 GOAL UNLOCKED: Free Edeon or Eye IDs [Limited Edtion].

4,000 GOAL LOCKED: Detailed map of Hayze's ship and the Directory will be included in your volume. 

5,000 GOAL LOCKED: Free bookmarks [Limited edition]

7,000 GOALD LOCKED. (Won't be announced until pledge reaches 5,000)


WHAT IS VACANT ABOUT?

VACANT is a science fiction web comic following Commander Hayze, an agent of "The Eye" a powerful alien government/ corporate agency. Sent on a seemingly simple rescue mission, Hayze stumbles upon a possible explanation for the near extermination of the human race that had taken place over 100 years prior.

His only lead is a virus and, along with his crew, Hayze tries to find the cure.

WHY?

VACANT is finally reaching the end of Issue 6, completing the first volume of the science fiction/ film noir series created by Heather Nunnelly. The money funded by this project will be used to print physical copies of the graphic novel for readers to enjoy.

As of right now the graphic novel will be printed soft cover with 130 fully colored pages inside.

The graphic novel will also include bonus material that would otherwise not be unattainable through the internet. This will include guest art, exclusive comic book pages, and a "How I did it" section at the back of the book.  Vacant took six years to fully design and write. Photos will be included along with the answers to questions readers may have about the making of characters, environments, or script. 

Guest art drawn by Elise Dinkelaker
Guest art drawn by Elise Dinkelaker

Examples of questions asked and then explained:

-How do you color?

-How do you format your script?

-Why is it called VACANT?

-How did you design the characters?

WHY WOULD I BE INTERESTED?

Readers range from teenage women to adult men all over the world. The graphic novel is intended for everyone over the age of 16 to enjoy. If you are a fan of Doctor Who, Mass Effect, Stark Trek, Hunger Games or Alien, then Vacant is  right down your alley.

If you are not a science fiction fan, Vacant is paced in a way that makes it easy for new readers to engage. There is also an online directory that helps you pronounce character's names, understand unfamiliar worlds, and other terminology. 

WHAT ARE THE PRIZES?

All of the prizes are listed at the side with their descriptions. Here are images of a few...

STICKER OF THE CHARACTER ORPHAN

NEW!!! REMINDS ME OF THE RAIN MUSIC DOWNLOAD

VACANT ISSUE 1 PRINTED

THE GRAPHIC NOVEL

THE PRINTS

NEW!! KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE PRINTS

The one on top is drawn by the creator. The one on bottom is drawn by Ross Campbell.

This is a new reward added for when the campaign reached it's goal of $2,000. Both prints are exclusive to Kickstarter, meaning that they will only be available through this campaign. You can not buy them at any other time. Not the Vacant store. Not at conventions. No where. 

THE DOG TAGS

Personalized dog tags engraved with a symbol depending on which team you choose. You may choose between working for The Eye, the government agency, or Edeon, the elite army. If you choose The Eye, having the dog tags means you are a Commander of your own fleet. If you choose Edeon, the dog tags mean you are a Lieutenant or General in charge of a section on the military based planet.

If you choose The Eye, you are considered a hero. If you choose Edeon you are considered the enemy. 

For all the prize options please look to the prize tiers. 

WHAT ARE THE LOCKED PRIZES?

The locked prizes will not be available until after the project exceeds the pledge of $2,000. For example, if the pledge reaches $3,000 than the bookmark prize is unlocked. Most of the prizes are given to all the people who pledged for free. 

$2,500-FRENCH TRANSLATION

Vacant est traduite en français. Cliquez ici pour obtenir des instructions. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2082447445/vacant-the-graphic-novel/posts/513661

$3,000-EDEON OR EYE ID CARDS

Everyone will be sent an Eye ID or Edeon ID card depending on which they choose. They will replicate the IDs given to members of each party in the comic. The Eye is the government agency Hayze works for and Edeon is an elite army.

If you pick The Eye ID, you will be able to write out your name and date of birth. The rank given to you will be based on how much you pledge. For example, if you pledge $5.00, you will be an officer.  

If you pick Edeon, you will be given a number. Your number will be yours and no one else's. That's how Edeon is able to identify you and your rank. The image I've shown above is how the Edeon card will look. It will look exactly like the ones in the comic. 

4,000- MAP AND DIRECTOY INCLUDED INTO YOUR BOOK

A detailed map of Hayze's ship that the crew is on in the series will be included along with a directory. The directory will help you with names or other background information you want to know more about the series. Examples are weapons, equipment, and then information on the alien species. 

$5,000-BOOK MARKS

5,000-LOCKED

This reward will not be announced until the project reaches 4,000 dollars. 

HOW CAN I HELP OR KEEP MYSELF UPDATED?

Please spread the word! You may follow the creator of VACANT on her tumblr, Facebook, or twitter

Updates will also be posted here on the Kickstarter. 

Risks and challenges

The only real risk we have is the printing of the comic. It should take about a month to print. That's the usual amount of time it takes, but the printer I normally use isn't printing comics anymore. So, I am using another one which I have never used before. The printing place has gotten really good reviews and no one complained about it. Because of that, I think it'll all work out fine. If not, then it may just take some extra time to send out the product. The same goes for the other products such as the dog tags. I'll keep everyone posted though, and if I run into any problems, I will immediately send out messages/e-mails.

If you have a complaint about the product you receive I have no issue sending you a new version. Just send a photo if it was damaged in the mail.

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    VACANT IN PDF-- Receive a PDF file of the completed book which includes exclusive comic strips, guest art, a map of The Luminary and the process at which the comic was created. You will also receive prize 1.

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    NEW PRIZE! MUSIC DOWNLOAD- Receive a high quality download of the song Reminds Me of the Rain by Elena Iviel. This song is inspired by Issue 2 and was used on the Kickstarter trailer (first song). You will also receive prizes 1-2 [NOTE: If you pick any prizes from $15 or higher, you automatically get this prize]

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    STICKER OF YOUR FAVORITE ALIEN BUSINESS MAN-- Receive a vinyl sticker of Hayze's boss, Orphan drawn by Michelle Nunnelly AND prizes 1-2

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    ISSUE 1 PRINTED-- Receive Issue 1 printed of the webcomic. It will come signed and sketched in by the creator. You will also receive prizes 1-2.

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    THE HOLY GRAPHIC NOVEL PRINTED-- Receive volume 1 of the webcomic signed and sketched in by creator. You will also receive prizes 1-2.

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    PRINTS! PRINTS EVERYWHERE!-- Along with the graphic novel you will have your choice of one of the posters listed in the description. You will also receive prizes 1-2.

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    NEW PRIZE! EXCLUSIVE KICKSTARTER PRINT BY HEATHER NUNNELLY OR ROSS CAMPBELL- Both of these prints will only be sold through this Kickstarter They will not be available at any other time. You may only choose one if you pick this tier. If you want both, please select the $50 reward. To see the prints, please look under rewards in the description. Like the other prints, they will be printed on high quality gloss paper. You will also receive the graphic novel and rewards 1-2.

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    BUT I WANT EVERYTHING!!-- You will receive prizes 1-6. That includes the thank you, PDF, sticker, Issue 1, the graphic novel, and 2 prints. Each signed by the creator.

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    COMMANDER/ GENERAL DOG TAGS: Along with the graphic novel, a thanks you, a PDF, and a sticker, you will receive a Kickstarter exclusive personalized dog tag. This dog tag will represent that you are a Commander working for The Eye or a General working for Edeon.

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    PUBLICITY- Michelle Nunnelly and the creator will review your comic (or a comic of your choosing) on our podcast, VACANT BITS. Also you will receive the graphic novel and prizes 1-2.

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    SKETCH- You get a special penciled sketch by Heather Nunnelly. Can be anything you want as long as it's not too complicated.

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    IS THAT A CAMEO? You or one of your characters will make it as a cameo in one of VACANT's backgrounds. You will also receive the graphic novel.

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