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About this project

 

 

 

 

 

About this project: why the crowdfunding

IMPRONTAUMANA is a dark cyberpunk graphic novel created by Cristiano Neila. It takes place in the near future, where two close friends have a paranormal experience that changes their lives forever.

The project aims to start a crowdfunding campaign to tell this story in around 80 fully illustrated pages, drawn by Oscar Celestini, with further contributions by the renowned Italian artists:

who will participate with inserts and alternative covers.

IMPRONTAUMANA - a world inside his mind: One of the main elements of this independent comic is the dreamlike dimension, expressed in the world of fear and visions in the mind of Demian, the main character. 

IMPRONTAUMANA - a world described through the poetry: The illustrations will be occasionally accompanied by poetic pieces influenced by artists such as Arthur Rimbaud ed H. P. Lovecraft in order to let the reader be always more involved, surrounded and dropped off in the oniric and paranormal ambience of the story:

Some poetic lines extract from IMPRONTAUMANA #Zero
Some poetic lines extract from IMPRONTAUMANA #Zero


The evocative power of poetry will depict a fantastic world where you will be able to explore the universe of the story together with the main protagonists.

 

THE STORY – What’s inside

The two protagonists, of diametrically opposite nature, hold on to their tenuous friendship united by a common destiny.

The story is centred on a boy living through the last days of his brother’s life, consumed by anger and his own powerlessness. The set is right in his mind: the shadows and the voices inside his head.     

Demian’s life changes drastically following the disappearance of his brother. He shuts himself off from the rest of the world, and dedicates all his time rebuilding an old motorbike, that seems destined to let him realize some exceptional facts...

Damien is followed closely by Marco, a childhood friend, who is deeply concerned about his newly found hobby-turned-obsession, driven by part astonishment and part fear that what seemed to be but a dream is becoming increasingly part of their reality.

Their friendship is a central theme of the story which is a focusing point connecting their world, made of silicone and steel, to a much darker parallel world, made of creatures that feed off the human-imprint (IMPRONTAUMANA).

Some sketches about characters by Oscar Celestini
Some sketches about characters by Oscar Celestini

Support us with a donation to secure your very own copy of this tantalizing story, uniquely available to our backers on kickstarter!

The variant dust cover draw by Francesca Ciregia and colored by Oscar Celestini
The variant dust cover draw by Francesca Ciregia and colored by Oscar Celestini

#ZERO - what we already done

We already produced a Number Zero: a 22-page preview of our IMPRONTAUMANA that will be also available as a reward in the paperback format.

In the rewards section below you can find other images referring to Number Zero: the original drawings are will be given to supporters pledging €300 or more.

Images from IMPRONTAUMANA #ZERO's preview
Images from IMPRONTAUMANA #ZERO's preview

IMPRONTAUMANA #ZERO let different italian artists join together with their own distinct styles and backgrounds, while sharing a common dark, obscure and sci-fi atmosphere with the unique intent to create a journey into the mystery and surrealistic darkness.

You can find a free version of the Zero preview for ANDROID: Download it from Google Play!

 

An image taken from IMPRONTAUMANA #ZERO drawn by Arturo Lauria
An image taken from IMPRONTAUMANA #ZERO drawn by Arturo Lauria

 

Another image from IMPRONTAUMANA #ZERO drawn by Arturo Lauria
Another image from IMPRONTAUMANA #ZERO drawn by Arturo Lauria

3D studies design congruence

For IMPRONTAUMANA's new issue we introduced 3D designs as drawing tech reference to maintain a style congruence in every picture of our graphic novel.

3D desing for Damien's motorbike
3D desing for Damien's motorbike

All our motorbike's illustrations are pretty congruent thanks to this 3D models used as a reference for our models, their measures and perspectives.

Our 3D artist Gabriele Conti is working on other futuristic vehicles that Oscar will draw in the story
Our 3D artist Gabriele Conti is working on other futuristic vehicles that Oscar will draw in the story

 

KEEP IN CONTACT - Follow our social

Follow our story on social and contact us for any further information, we’ll be glad to answer you!

Follow us! #IMPRONTAUMANA
Follow us! #IMPRONTAUMANA

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BIOS - About the authors

Cristiano and Oscar will bring you inside IMPRONTAUMANA!
Cristiano and Oscar will bring you inside IMPRONTAUMANA!
 
Other people involved:
  • English Adaptations  SAM VINKO  
  • Communication Managers  ENZO LOFRANO, ANDREINA DI SANZO 
  • IT specialist  COSTEL VLAD 
  • 3D Artist  GABRIELE CONTI 

REWARDS - Support us!

The open pack includes: IMPRONTAUMANA #ZERO in PDF format and credits on IMPRONTAUMANA’s website
The open pack includes: IMPRONTAUMANA #ZERO in PDF format and credits on IMPRONTAUMANA’s website

Let’s contribute to our project with a small but useful donation. With this 1 euro pledge you will get:

The digital pack includes both the comic books and backer's credits on our website
The digital pack includes both the comic books and backer's credits on our website

You can contribute to our project simply with 5 euros and get a digital copy of both our issues and in addition you will get our thanks on our website.

  • When the new IMPRONTAUMANA's issue will be available (approx. in November 2017) you will receive an issue in PDF format via email.
The reader pack ensure yourself an hard print in your hand with your name inside a backer's credit
The reader pack ensure yourself an hard print in your hand with your name inside a backer's credit

With this 15 euros pledge you will get the “reader pack” including:

  • all items available for the "Digital pack"
  • a copy of the IMPRONTAUMANA hardcovered comic book with backer credits inside (Realized thanks to this crowdfunding campaign. Limited edition of 500 copies)
The reader pack deluxe includes more over a paperback copy of IMPRONTAUMANA #ZERO
The reader pack deluxe includes more over a paperback copy of IMPRONTAUMANA #ZERO

The "reader pack deluxe" includes the print version of Number #Zero as well. Within this pack are included also:

The gadget pack includes pin and 2 stickers more than the "reader pack deluxe"
The gadget pack includes pin and 2 stickers more than the "reader pack deluxe"

Within this pack for real fans are included all items available for the "Reader pack deluxe" + one pin + 2 stickers.

The "Poster pack " includes two live action poster and all the items available for the "gadget pack"
The "Poster pack " includes two live action poster and all the items available for the "gadget pack"

Within this pack are included:

Some pictures taken from the shooting session
Some pictures taken from the shooting session

Our friends and actors Mario De Lillo and Cristiana Amicozzi had fun dressing the part of the characters of our story. Mario perfectly fits the role of Damien so we decided to take him as a reference point for our new issue, transposing his expressive and actorial power into our illustrations in order to communicate Damien's expressivity.

Some pictures from the backstage.
Some pictures from the backstage.

Watch this fun backstage video that shows the making of this pictures. 

This pack includes a live poster and a custom ink illustration on A5
This pack includes a live poster and a custom ink illustration on A5

Oscar Celestini is a fine Artist, not just as cartoonist, but also as digital painter and sculptor. Within this pack are included:

Celestini's sketches made on paper with pencil, charcoal and ink
Celestini's sketches made on paper with pencil, charcoal and ink

All the sketches will be signed by Oscar Celestini with a personal dedication to the contributor.

This pack includes all the artworks by Oscar Celestini
This pack includes all the artworks by Oscar Celestini

Within this pack are included:

Pictures from the statue production
Pictures from the statue production

All the sculptures will be made through a mould of the original sculpture and hand-finished in order to obtain a resin sculpture about 18 cm high.

This pack includes art pieces from both the authors
This pack includes art pieces from both the authors

All the custom pieces from the authors, in a very limited edition. Within this pack are included: 

Painting on cavans by Cristiano Neila
Painting on cavans by Cristiano Neila

 All the drawings will include a support.

The variant pack includes a dust jacket cover for the comic book
The variant pack includes a dust jacket cover for the comic book

Within this pack are included:

Picture taken from the original drawing by Francesca Ciregia
Picture taken from the original drawing by Francesca Ciregia

You can look at Francesca’s stunning works on her Facebook page or on francescaciregia.wordpress.com.

Original drawings of #Zero by Arturo Lauria, Antonio Caricchio and Valerio Rossi
Original drawings of #Zero by Arturo Lauria, Antonio Caricchio and Valerio Rossi

Within this pack are included:

The 23 original drawings of #ZERO available for the "Original drawing pack"
The 23 original drawings of #ZERO available for the "Original drawing pack"

For this specific pledge contact us to choose which one among these 23 drawings you would like to receive. For every 100 euros added to this pledge an extra drawing will be sent.  

Do not hesitate to contact us for any kind of information you need about our comic!

Cheers!

Risks and challenges

The Kickstarter goal of €9.450 will be employed to produce and fund our print run of IMPRONTAUMANA comic book.

Some details:
- €6.000 for Drawings & Production;
- €2.500 for Printing;
- €500 for Web Marketing/Promotion;
- €450 Kickstarter fee (about 5%);

Our unique story, illustrations and story-telling techniques with ample use of poetry make IMPRONTAUMANA standout in the rich and diverse world of graphic novels. We aim to experiment with this format to deliver a truly fresh take on the genre.

Our qualification:

Oscar Celestini boasts more of ten years's experience working in comics, illustrating the well-known Italian comic strip "Tex Willer" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tex_Willer).

Cristiano Neila has already worked on artistic productions like short films screenplays and lately he has taken part as Executive producer in the Italian indipendent movie "42/66" (https://www.facebook.com/42.66.movie/). .

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    Oscar Celestini's ink illustration on A5 (https://youtu.be/7nYaE1-Bmnw)

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    Oscar Celestini's ink illustration on A5 (https://youtu.be/7nYaE1-Bmnw)
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    Oscar Celestini's "woman-demon" resin sculpture (https://youtu.be/wMXgfylse6s)

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    Oscar Celestini's ink illustration on A5 (https://youtu.be/BuYSwAYDZfI)
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    Oscar Celestini's "woman-demon" resin sculpture (https://youtu.be/wMXgfylse6s)
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    Cristiano Neila's original painting on canvas (50x70 cm)

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Funding period

- (50 days)