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Dry Spell: The Moonfall Machine (Canceled)

When a lunar anomaly causes global crisis, Dry Spell returns at last with this twisted tale of art gone wrong.

Dry Spell: The Moonfall Machine (Canceled)

When a lunar anomaly causes global crisis, Dry Spell returns at last with this twisted tale of art gone wrong.

$2,819
pledged of $5,000pledged of $5,000 goal
52
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jul 4 2019
Last updated July 4, 2019

About

Over eight years in the making, Dry Spell: The Moonfall Machine is the highly anticipated sequel to the 2011 graphic novel Dry Spell, once again written and illustrated by Ken Krekeler. Told over the course of seven parts, Moonfall Machine tells the story of a revered and beloved hero who has saved the world, and the secret, twisted motive he buries deep in bright, beautiful lies. 

While the story is a direct sequel to the events of Dry Spell, it was conceived as a story to stand on its own. Fans familiar with its predecessor will appreciate the connections, while new readers will still be able to jump right in without confusion. Moonfall Machine introduces new characters and dangers, set one year into the aftermath of a devastating, city-wide disaster that claimed thousands of lives. 

Scripts for Moonfall Machine were written and revised by 2015, and the first issue was fully illustrated by 2017.The intention of this campaign is to raise printing and shipping costs for production of the first installment in the series. Each issue will be 24 pages in full color. All backers receiving a physical copy of the book will also get a signed mini art print tucked between the pages. 

Funding will also be put towards acquisition of the rewards materials for backers; anything made past our funding goal will rollover into the second issue's production costs, in the hopes of bringing down the tier cost of future issue-funding campaigns. 

STORY

REVIEWS

Dry Spell was released in 2011, and was fortunate enough to have a few reviewers take a look. Highlights can be found below, along with the first animated trailer for the book. Additional reviews can be found via a quick Google search


 “Dry Spell is a fascinating book… A nasty, twisted tale with a lot on its mind.”

-cbr.com

https://www.cbr.com/review-time-with-dry-spell/

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“One of the best stories I've read in comics thus far.”

-goodreads.com Reviewers

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13497881-dry-spell

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“Dry Spell brings Ken Krekeler's brutal insight, always delightfully free of pious cobwebs, to an angle of the "superhero" genre we don't get to see nearly enough of. It's a thoroughly satisfying, self-contained work that sets out to observe a particular thing and does so viciously, smartly and sparely. Highly recommended.”

-Amazon Reviewers

https://www.amazon.ca/Dry-Spell-Ken-Krekeler/dp/1632290766


REWARDS

Pricing the tier rewards of any campaign can be a harrowing process, especially when it comes to creative projects like comics, indy films, or music albums. The cost of each reward has been carefully considered in an effort to maximize funding as well as keeping backers satisfied and incensed as much as possible. To that end, some tiers are loaded with extras like script books, character designs, and original art to help offset the cost of printing, shipping, and packaging. The tiers are listed here on the campaign and contains an itemized list of what's included in each package. For example, the Art Book includes a PDF of a variety of concepts for characters and promotional material, like this:

Thank you for taking the time to look through the campaign. All backers will have the opportunity to stay posted on exclusive progress updates during its 30-day duration, with posts, images and videos.

Hope to see you there!

Risks and challenges

There are very few risks at play on this campaign. The scripts for all the issues are complete, and the first book is already illustrated and lettered. One of the challenges will be the originality involved to come up with new, innovative stretch goals. I've seen quite a few cool ideas on Kickstarter for these, and they've inspired me to get creative.

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    DIGITAL PACKAGE

    Receive a PDF copy of the first issue of Dry Spell 2: The Moonfall Machine, along with wallpapers for your desktop, laptop and mobile device.

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    • Dry Spell 2 - #1 (PDF)
    • Digital wallpaper art
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    DIGITAL PACKAGE - EXTENDED

    In case you missed the original, you can bring yourself up to speed. With this tier, you'll also receive the original Dry Spell graphic novel PDF. Over 100 pages of full color material, Dry Spell is the rise and fall of someone who nearly gave up on themselves, and the path required to find their way back. You'll also get a PDF of the script book to DS2: #1, where you'll be able to see how the art was broken down and detailed, panel by panel. And finally, you'll also receive "The Art of Dry Spell: The Moonfall Machine," including dozens of character designs and concept sketches that went into the making of the book!

    Includes:
    • Dry Spell 2 - #1 (PDF)
    • Digital wallpaper art
    • Dry Spell - Original Graphic Novel (PDF)
    • Scriptbook for DS2 #1 (PDF)
    • Art of Dry Spell - Art Book (PDF)
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    Black Book Basic

    Along with everything in the digital package, you'll receive a physical, signed copy of Dry Spell 2 - #1. Each printed issue will come with a small mini-print nestled in the pages, also signed by the artist.

    Includes:
    • Dry Spell 2 - #1 (PDF)
    • Digital wallpaper art
    • Dry Spell - Original Graphic Novel (PDF)
    • Scriptbook for DS2 #1 (PDF)
    • Art of Dry Spell - Art Book (PDF)
    • Dry Spell 2 - #1 (Printed and signed)
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    Character Print

    In addition to the mini-print included in your book, you'll receive a second, mid-sized print (8x11) of one of the new Moonfall characters, signed and sealed in a protective sleeve.

    Includes:
    • Dry Spell 2 - #1 (PDF)
    • Digital wallpaper art
    • Dry Spell - Original Graphic Novel (PDF)
    • Scriptbook for DS2 #1 (PDF)
    • Art of Dry Spell - Art Book (PDF)
    • Dry Spell 2 - #1 (Printed and signed)
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    Westward Graphic Novel

    You'll receive a copy of Westward: Volume 1, signed by the artist. Another title from Kinetic Press and funded by Kickstarter campaigns, Westward: Volume one is 160 pages of a black and white steampunk mystery that collects the first 3 issues of a ten part series.

    Includes:
    • Dry Spell 2 - #1 (PDF)
    • Digital wallpaper art
    • Scriptbook for DS2 #1 (PDF)
    • Art of Dry Spell - Art Book (PDF)
    • Dry Spell 2 - #1 (Printed and signed)
    • Dry Spell - Original Graphic Novel (PDF)
    • Westward: Volume 1 - Graphic Novel
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    Script Book

    You'll get a copy of the script book for the first issue of Dry Spell 2, outlining a panel-by-panel breakdown of the artwork and dialogue. The book will be signed by the author and sealed for protection.

    Includes:
    • Dry Spell 2 - #1 (PDF)
    • Digital wallpaper art
    • Scriptbook for DS2 #1 (PDF)
    • Art of Dry Spell - Art Book (PDF)
    • Dry Spell 2 - #1 (Printed and signed)
    • Script Book (Printed)
    • Dry Spell - Original Graphic Novel (PDF)
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    Dry Spell Graphic Novel 2.0

    This is a duplicate of the "Dry Spell Graphic Novel" package, people seemed to like that one so we've opened up a new tier to include more copies of the printed original.

    Includes:
    • Dry Spell 2 - #1 (PDF)
    • Digital wallpaper art
    • Scriptbook for DS2 #1 (PDF)
    • Art of Dry Spell - Art Book (PDF)
    • Dry Spell 2 - #1 (Printed and signed)
    • Dry Spell - Original Graphic Novel (printed)
    • Dry Spell - Original Graphic Novel (PDF)
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    Original Artwork

    For this tier, you'll receive an original ink wash sketch of a character from the newest installment of Dry Spell, signed by the artist and sealed for protection.

    Includes:
    • Dry Spell 2 - #1 (PDF)
    • Digital wallpaper art
    • Scriptbook for DS2 #1 (PDF)
    • Art of Dry Spell - Art Book (PDF)
    • Dry Spell 2 - #1 (Printed and signed)
    • Character Print 8x11
    • Original Artwork
    • Dry Spell - Original Graphic Novel (PDF)
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    Portrait Piece

    If you've ever wanted to see yourself transformed into a costumed character in the Dry Spell universe, this is your chance! Using a handful of high resolution photos you provide, I can transfer your likeness into a character and style of your choosing.

    Includes:
    • Dry Spell 2 - #1 (PDF)
    • Digital wallpaper art
    • Scriptbook for DS2 #1 (PDF)
    • Art of Dry Spell - Art Book (PDF)
    • Dry Spell 2 - #1 (Printed and signed)
    • Character Print 8x11
    • Personal Portrait
    • Dry Spell - Original Graphic Novel (PDF)
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    Original Art Commission

    You'll have your choice of subject and style for an original piece commissioned by you. Whether it's your favorite character from popular culture or one more original that you've always wanted to manifest, you'll have the chance to see it realized on 11x17 material by working closely with the artist of Dry Spell.

    Includes:
    • Dry Spell 2 - #1 (PDF)
    • Digital wallpaper art
    • Scriptbook for DS2 #1 (PDF)
    • Art of Dry Spell - Art Book (PDF)
    • Dry Spell 2 - #1 (Printed and signed)
    • Character Print 8x11
    • Dry Spell - Original Graphic Novel (PDF)
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    Dry Spell Graphic Novel

    You'll receive a copy of Dry Spell, the original graphic novel released in 2011, signed by the artist.

    Includes:
    • Dry Spell 2 - #1 (PDF)
    • Digital wallpaper art
    • Scriptbook for DS2 #1 (PDF)
    • Art of Dry Spell - Art Book (PDF)
    • Dry Spell 2 - #1 (Printed and signed)
    • Dry Spell - Original Graphic Novel (printed)
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