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"Having been captured by gunheaded teflo-droids, our hero, Devlok, is conveyed through the giga-tubes in a magneto-protonic powered train speeding towards "Node 32", a numerisation unit dating from the great wars between artificial intelligences and situated in the oriental stratoheadron. At the same time, a techno-templar team of erasers is on his tail..." 

 

 

 

"Devlok, the techno-templar" is a confusing, gritty, anticipation graphic novel taking place in "the hyperhedron", a (very) futuristic universe whose structure is made of cyclopeans tubes of poly-teflo-carbon. "Devlok" had, for a yet unknown reason, flew from his former masters and he's now falling into a game dominated by the interests of powerfull artificial intelligences ...

Every original page is 27x40cm. 100% hand made with pencils, pens, watercolor and acrylics on arches paper 300gr. 

 

 

 

You can see much more from the creative process on my facebook page and Instagram.

For the little story, 3 editions (two of 100 copies in English and one of 150 copies in French), were printed between april and june 2016 and sold out. This was the first part of the story. Now it's time to release the chapter three and four, this last including the end!

You can read the chapters 1 and 2 online on my facebook page or on my website.

You can check both last successfull crowdfundings here: 

 

 

 

56 pages of 200gr paper A4 format (11,8x15,8") with soft cover comprising:

  • Chapter three and four of Devlok's story in english (34 pages) (You can also pledge for a french version here on Ulule)
  • "Procreator", a 8 pages B&W erotico-cyber short story 
  • "A breakcore saga", a 4 pages B&W short story
  • Full pages illustrations
  • Concept arts and roughs

If you don't have the first book which comprises chapter 1 and 2, I strongly recommend to order the reward "Complete cycle EXTRA EDITION" or "complete cycle #2 EXTRA EDITION. 

You can also order Book One here: http://rec-order.nl/record.php?record=3771

If you are Francophone and/or if you have friends who are and could be interested, you can pledge for the french version here!

 34 pages story board:

Story Board chapter 3 & 4.
Story Board chapter 3 & 4.

10 pages of the chapter 3.

There's then 24 pages still to complete and each usually takes between 2 to 5 days. My hope is to be able to send your books for the end of june or begining of july. But as I don't want to compromise the quality, be prepared for a possible slight delay!

By participating in this project, you'll help me to continue to make sequential art but above all of course, it is about the opportunity to get the signed, dedicated book directly to your house door. Plus all the extras that can come with it:  Dedications, bookplates, Illustrated bookmarks, Posters, Special editions and Original illustrations!

Also, except in a few European conventions or in the case of an eventual re-press, this book might be difficult to get elsewhere than through this campaign.

Please, read carefully what the rewards are entitling!

- Eternal thanks: Your name will be displayed in the thanks section of the book and on my website.

- Book Two: The new book. Comprises chapter 3 and 4. (Obviously the image is a mockup)

- Book One: The previous book. Comprises chapter 1 and 2. (You can flick through it here https://vimeo.com/175523048 )

- Complete cycle EXTRA EDITION: As all the Book One availables are now reserved, the solution I found to still propose the complete story, is to print a special edition consisting of 4 "Pamphlets" of 24 pages (as it is possible to print them with lower runs), each containing one of the chapters + extra shorts stories, art and concepts. Each "pamphlet" will have a (matt) soft cover of 250gr. and 170gr pages. I will post an image or a mock up as soon as possible. UPDATE: If, there's around 70 orders for this EXTRA EDITION, I will turn them into the "normal" books!

BUT: If you (still, absolutely) want BOOK TWO instead of "Pamphlets 3 and 4", it's no problem! I can put that instead, just leave me a message about it. Again, it's simply that there are no more Book Ones, except here actually: http://rec-order.nl/record.php?record=3771

- Sticker: An A7 (7,4x 10,5 cm - 3x4") sticker. (Since the goal is reached, that's a present I will add to every pledges!

- Black & white dedication:  A small ink drawing with a personnal word in a page of your book!

- Color dedication: A small watercolor illustration with a personnal word in a page of your book!

- Bookplate: Bookplates are around 7x15cm, they are hand stamped with black acrylic ink on 300gr Langton paper and signed. (Those in the picture are the previous ones, new ones will be made)

- Printed bookmark: A digitally printed illustration on 250gr. paper, bookmark format: 7x25cm. If your reward comprises several of them, they will all be different! (The one displayed here is an example)

- Illustrated bookmark: A real, watercolor and ink illustrated, 7x25cm bookmark on Arches 300gr paper. Signed of course. (EVERY illustrated bookmark is UNIQUE! The one displayed here is JUST an example)

- Posters: All posters are printed by a professional company on 250gr paper and signed.

- Personnal phone call: I will call you at your prefered time (Yes, even if you're in the US or Japan) to thank you in person and to speak about the decline of the human species.

- Invitation to the private vernissage: I will organise, probably in june, in my home in Berlin, a private evening where the original drawings will be exhibited. And I will prepare snacks myself!

*All rewards include shipping fees worldwide.

 

 That amount should cover: 

  • 650€ to print 150 books
  • 300€ of shipping costs
  • 200€ for the rewards (not including the value of original illustrations)
  • 120€ (5% that goes to kickstarter and 3% of transaction fees)

The extra stock will be used for promotion, depot in some commerces and in some conventions. What's left from the benefit helps to cover some of the time invested.

Yes!

- Stretch goal #1: €2K: I will add an A4 (8,2x11,4"), 300gr. paper, signed print to every pledges of 30€ and above! And, everyone that pledged for a book will have it dedicated in color!

- Stretch goal #2: €2,5K: Everyone that pledged for "Complete cycle EXTRA EDITION" will receive the normal books instead of the "Pamphlets". And, Everyone will receive the A4 (8,2x11,4"), 300gr. paper, signed print.

Please note:

I repeat but: This is the second part of the story! If you don't have the first part, I strongly recommend to order the reward "Complete cycle EXTRA EDITION" or "complete cycle #2 EXTRA EDITION.

If you bought the very first english edition (from april 2016), that only has chapter 1. Please simply let me know, I will send you the chapter two in a special 20 pages extra book only for shipping fee (3.4€).

This book will also be available in French via Ulule, another crowdfunding platform, if you are interested, or your French speaking friends, I invite you there: http://ulule.com/devlok-techno-templier

I am looking for a scenarist for future projects! If you are writing deep, dark, philosophical, transcendenting, action, polarish, sci-fi stories, please don't hesitate to contact me and send me some examples of what you do, maybe we can work something out together but please note that I am not interested in super hero in tights saving murrica.

If you like my work and if you would like to support me, consider to become one of my patron through Patreon. By pledging small amounts monthly you get access to undisclosed material and more while helping me to cope with the financially shitty life of a comic author.

Risks and challenges

As on kickstarter it's all or nothing, if the goal is not reached, everyone will be refunded and the book will not be printed, which would be a bummer obviously! So the main risk would be to have worked around 5 months on this... for "nothing".

But last year editions went pretty good so I am quite confident. You might already have the first book and are waiting for that second part!

And to not disappoint you, I am working hard and late to get this done at its best.

Well, that's more or less all! Thank you for taking the time to check out my kickstarter. I'm really proud of where this project is heading and hope to have you as a part of it. Even if you can't donate. Just spreading the word, telling a friend, or sharing the link helps to get one step closer to completing the project.

Thanks again!

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