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The 2nd volume of The Creators, a graphic novel about the power and consequence of imagination brought to life.
The 2nd volume of The Creators, a graphic novel about the power and consequence of imagination brought to life.
The 2nd volume of The Creators, a graphic novel about the power and consequence of imagination brought to life.
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Welcome to the Kickstarter for the second volume of THE CREATORS!

As of May 22nd we hit our $6500 goal and are now aiming for our second stretch goal!

STRETCH GOAL #1: $6500: ACHIEVED! -- COVER UPGRADE + SPECIAL PINUP!

STRETCH GOAL #1: $8000:  SKETCHBOOK AND PINUP SECTION: --Over the years I have gotten to work with some incredible artists and some of them did some incredible pinups inspired by the creators universe. If we hit $8,000 I will add in a few of my favorites. On top of that I will compile all of my favorite sketches from the production of volume 2 and create a sketchbook section for the book.

STRETCH GOAL #3 - $10,000: UNLOCKED! -- GUEST COMICS!  If we manage to get this far I will be able to extend the book with comics written and drawn by guest creators that expand and flesh out The Creators universe! These take place in times and scenarios well outside what is covered in my narrative within the book so it gives a good global sense to the book.

(L) Nick Difabbio (C) Erin Laue (R) Jamie Noguchi
(L) Nick Difabbio (C) Erin Laue (R) Jamie Noguchi

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When the idea for The Creators was new I did a lot of concept art but it was this drawing that spawned the overarching story and themes of the book.  The design for Kardunn changed a lot as I began the book but this is where it all started!

THE STORY OF THE CREATORS

The Creators is a science fiction graphic novel series about a small portion of the world's young population who suddenly develop the power to bring their imaginations to life through their drawings.  This power, fueled by adolescent emotion, is simultaneously awesome and extraordinarily dangerous as Creators are only limited by their imaginations. The series follows a group of young creators and their fantastic creations as they try an carve out their place in a world that hates and fears them. 

In 2016 I successfully kickstarted The Creators, Volume 1: Imagination Is Power which began the story of Maya and her creation, Kardunn as they were brought to the Creator Academy under the nefarious headmistress, Morgan Etain.

Now, two years later, I am back with the conclusion of this story arch and am proud to bring you The Creators, Volume 2: Strength in Unity which will complete the story arch I began 6 years ago!

 The $5000 I am trying to raise with this campaign will be used to fund the printing of the full color, print edition of Volume 2 of The Creators. It will include chapters 7 through 12 of the comic - over 200 pages - that I have been working on for the last few years. I have put together a few really exciting rewards for you to help me get to this goal…

stretch goals

Anything raised over the $5000 will be put towards some exciting stretch goals that will improve the print quality or extend and add content to the book

STRETCH GOAL #1: $6500: COVER UPGRADE + SPECIAL PINUP! If we can hit this first stretch goal I am going to upgrade the covers to have spot UV and make them all extra special! We got to do this for volume 1 and it really made the cover something special! In addition I will take my 5 year old daughter's drawing of Mr HugZ and color it in the style of The Creators and add it as a pinup in the back of the book.

(left) Amelia's Drawing of Mr HugZ - (center and right) Cover and Spot UV location (PINK)

 STRETCH GOAL #2 - $8000: SKETCHBOOK AND PINUPS. Over the years I have gotten to work with some incredible artists and some of them did some incredible pinups inspired by the creators universe.  If we hit $8,000 I will add in a few of my favorites.  On top of that I will compile all of my favorite sketches from the production of volume 2 and create a sketchbook section for the book.

Here are Pinups by Nick Difabbio (L), Erin Laue (C), and Jamie Noguchi (R)

STRETCH GOAL #3 - $10,000: Guest Comics!  If we manage to get this far I will be able to extend the book with comics written and drawn by guest creators that expand and flesh out The Creators universe!  These take place in times and scenarios well outside what is covered in my narrative within the book so it gives a good global sense to the book.

SAMPLE PAGES

Sample spread from chapter 8
Sample spread from chapter 8
Sample spread from chapter 9
Sample spread from chapter 9
Sample spread from chapter 10
Sample spread from chapter 10

 Thank you all for taking a look at The Creators.  Whether this is your first look or you're returning to finish the journey, I really appreciate you and hope to get the chance to add to this universe!

Risks and challenges

One of the biggest challenges when creating a comic of any kind is hitting a deadline. I am fortunate to have the entire book completely written, illustrated and designed so there are virtually no risks in completing the content in a timely fashion.

That leaves printing. I have made sure to research the printer that I will be using and have even met the team. Kraken print has a great reputation for producing quality books in a timely fashion. That said, there may be some delays with shipping that are out of my control. I will keep every backer updated as we progress so they know exactly what to expect and when to expect it!

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    DIGITAL PDF of The Creators

    a digital PDF of both volumes of The Creators and my undying gratitude!

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    THE CREATORS - Early Bird Special

    A physical, perfect bound softcover copy of The Creators - Volume 2 (or volume 1) available for the first 24 hours of the campaign!

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    THE CREATORS V1 - New Readers

    A physical, perfect bound softcover copy of FIRST VOLUME of The Creators: Imagination is Power - This is perfect for NEW READERS!

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    THE CREATORS Volume 2: Strength in Unity

    A physical, perfect bound softcover copy of THE CREATORS, Volume 2: STRENGTH IN UNITY.

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    CREATORS V1 OR V2 + HAND DRAWN BOOKPLATE

    Choose one of the two books and PLUS get an exclusive, hand drawn bookplate designed and drawn on by me!

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    Both CREATORS V1 & V2 Early Bird Special

    Both volumes 1 & 2 of The Creators available for the first 24 hours of the campaign! over 400 pages of Comics!!

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    Both CREATORS Volume 1 & 2 PACKAGE

    Get BOTH BOOKS and save! Enjoy the completed first story arch of THE CREATORS with both volumes containing 12 chapters!

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    A BOOK + TEE SHIRT

    Choose either volume 1 or 2 and get a tee shirt featuring Mr HugZ, the giant, robotic, kaiju teddy bear who is the ultimate cuddle of cities and one of my favorite characters to draw!

    Add $10 to your reward for a bookplate.

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    CREATORS V1 & V2 + HAND DRAWN BOOK PLATE

    Get both volumes of THE CREATORS and an exclusive, hand drawn bookplate designed and drawn on by me!

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    BOTH BOOKS + TEE SHIRT

    Get both volumes of The Creators and get a tee shirt featuring Mr HugZ, the giant, robotic, kaiju teddy bear who is the ultimate cuddle of cities and one of my favorite characters to draw!

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    PERSONALIZED CREATION SKETCH + V1 OR V2

    An original CREATION character drawing designed specifically for YOU based on YOUR suggestions. This reward includes either Volume 1 OR 2 and the exclusive, hand drawn bookplate.

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    PERSONALIZED CREATION SKETCH+BOTH BOOKS

    An original CREATION character drawing designed specifically for YOU based on YOUR suggestions. This reward includes both Volumes of THE CREATORS and the exclusive, hand drawn bookplate.

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    ORIGINAL ART FROM THE BOOK + BOTH BOOKS

    All of the pages of The Creators are done by hand in pen and ink in my sketchbook. If you choose this reward I will cut a page from my sketchbook and send it to you along with both books.

    NOTE: you can choose any page you like but it will be on a first come, first serve basis.

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    ORIGINAL FULL COMIC SPREAD + BOTH BOOKS

    ORIGINAL FULL COMIC SPREAD + THE BOOK + BOOKPLATE: What's better than one page of original art? 2 pages! Every spread of the comic is designed at the same time and measure to work together. With this reward you can get a full spread directly from my sketchbook...as they were designed-as they were intended. If you choose this reward I will cut the 2 pages from my sketchbook and send them to you. This reward includes both volumes of The Creators.

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    VOLUME 2 COVER ART + BOTH BOOKS

    Get the original drawing for the cover of The Creators, Volume 2: Strength in Unity. A drawing done in brush and ink cut straight from the sketch book that I do all of the art from The Creators. This reward is TRULY a one of a kind.

    Reward include both volumes of The Creators.

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    BE THE STAR OF A COMIC IN VOLUME TWO!!!

    Do you want to be a part of the book!? If you select this reward I will consult with you, then write and illustrate a 2 page comic short about you in the universe of The Creators and include it in the book for all to see! This reward includes BOTH BOOKS and the exclusive, hand drawn bookplate.

    NOTE: the comic does have to follow the rules of the creators universe.

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