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A man with an incredible mission. Travelling time & space, he must sacrifice all he holds dear, over & over again to save his world.
A man with an incredible mission. Travelling time & space, he must sacrifice all he holds dear, over & over again to save his world.
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A dark mash-up of The Matrix, Quantum Leap and Twelve Monkeys, 'Away' is the time and space-spanning journey of an ordinary man ripped from his family time and time again, to obtain the skills he needs to save his world. This flash, no frills 14 day Kickstarter is your exclusive chance to pre-order an amazing 84 page book which is being published by Markosia along with some beautiful art prints and original artwork by the artists involved.

"...an epic 84 page extravaganza...a page turning event...like binge watching Quantum Leap..." Courtesy of Comics Anonymous.

https://comicsanonymous2015.wordpress.com/2018/04/13/advance-review-away/

STRETCH GOALS ARE HERE!

£1000:  REACHED...Digital content pack including digital pin ups & examples of B&W inked pages.

£1500: REACHED...Extra Postcard for all and a pdf sample of a few pages of Jon Laight's script.

£2000: Bonus art print for all backers

 

Jason West is a family man from York, England. A veteran firefighter, he's dedicated to his calling as an unsung hero and is used to taking the risks necessary, to keep the public safe from the many emergencies that can occur at any time. The only things he loves more are his pregnant wife, Charlotte and his young daughter, Grace.  But during a blazing house fire, Jason is knocked unconscious and experiences something extraordinary... the beginning of his mind-blowing adventure and indescribable heartache!

Contacted by some inconceivable saviours, Jason is given a mission unlike any mission given before.  A seemingly unstoppable and destructive force has its sights set on our corner of the universe and Jason is the only one able to learn the skills and abilities to face and defeat this terrible adversary.  But these skills can only be learned in one, unbearable way...

...lifetimes 'Away' from his normal family life, transformed into many heroes...

 

 ...through time and space...

...against creatures unimaginable...

 ...learning incredible skills....

...a legend in the making.

 

This 84 page book has been two years in the making and is ready to be printed and published by Markosia Enterprises.

Jon Laight (writer/creator) approached Grant at a comic convention with an idea and a dream that has now become this comic book you can read and enjoy. Jon is the writer for Brethren Born and Late Knights and has featured in several anthologies.

Grant Richards is based in Wales after 18 years in Australia. During his time in Australia, Grant became interested in comics, such as 2000AD and made the big decision to be a comic book artist. AWAY is his first graphic novel but has had pinup work featured in Madius Comics, Comichaus and Brethren Born. Grant has also produced cover art for Wrench Productions Wings of Terror.

Darren Stephens is a comics artist/colourist from Portsmouth, UK.  He has worked on numerous small press books and is currently colouring the Killing Moon series from PigDog Pressand drawing the ongoing 'Idea Space' strip for FutureQuake.

Rob Jones is a writer and award winning letterer of comics. He has lettered Pendragon (also for Markosia), The Phantom (Lightning Strikes Comics), Ness, Untethered and is the co-writer and letterer of Griff Gristle, Tragic Tales of Horrere and Papercuts and Inkstains for his own imprint, Madius Comics.

It would be rude not to mention Chris Sides (Impossible, Dark Matter 1&2) who has been a consulting editor on the book. Everyone has worked tirelessly to make it the best it can be and we hope you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoyed creating it.

This is an exclusive pre-order campaign that will include limited edition postcards, art prints not available when ordering the book elsewhere and original art by Grant Richards.

'Away' is an 84 page book containing the fantastic story and plenty of back matter delving you into the making of the book and cover and how the tale came to be. All pledges received will go to paying the artists, postage/packaging, printing of postcards/art prints, the book itself and the percentage Kickstarter charges for using the crowdfunding platform.

The Book

Examples of original inked art for the book available as rewards.

Examples of original inked pages from the book available as rewards.

Two original painted pieces of art for the book available as rewards.

Art Prints

by Susie Gander
by Susie Gander
by Darren Stephens
by Darren Stephens
by Grant Richards
by Grant Richards

Thank you so much for taking a look at our Kickstarter for Away.  These deals will be only available on here as a pre-order and as soon as the books are ready, all rewards will be sent out immediately in comic mailers or specialist packaging.  If you have any questions or queries please send us a message and we'll get back to you asap! Happy reading and please spread the word to family and friends!

The Away Team.

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Risks and challenges

The risks for this campaign couldn't be smaller. The book is complete and ready to print as soon as the back matter has been formatted. As long as the publisher is able to print on time and there are no issues with the art prints being printed, the rewards should be delivered on time.

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    Pledge £10 or more About $13

    'Away':The Graphic Novel

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    'Away': The Graphic Novel + Art Print

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    'Away':The Graphic novel +2 Art Prints

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    'Away': The Retailer Reward.

    The retailer reward includes 5 copies of Away, 5 exclusive postcards and 5 art prints. If you require any more please contact me via personal message.

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    'Away':The Graphic Novel & Original Art

    Along with the 84 page book you will get a an original piece of inked art signed by Grant Richards, created especially for Away. Choose from the selection on the campaign page on a first pledge, first served basis. Includes postcard and 1 art print. Recorded delivery postage due to value of art. A3 in size.

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    'Away':The Graphic Novel & Original Page

    Along with the 84 page book you will get an original inked page from Away signed by Grant Richards. There will be a selection to choose from after the campaign with backers choosing in pledge order. Includes postcard and 1 art print. Recorded delivery postage due to value of art. A3 in size.

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    'Away':The Graphic Novel & Commission

    Along with the 84 page book you will get an original commission inked piece by Grant Richards. A headshot portrait of any fictional character or someone you know, this will be truly awesome, believe me. Includes postcard and 1 art print. Recorded delivery postage and oversized parcel due to value of art. A3 in size.

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    Pledge £110 or more About $146

    'Away':The Graphic Novel & Painted Art

    Along with the 84 page book you will get an original painted piece of art by Grant Richards. There will be a selection to choose from after the campaign with backers choosing in pledge order. Includes postcard and 1 art print. Recorded delivery postage and oversized parcel due to value of art. A3 in size.

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    Pledge £115 or more About $153

    'Away':The Graphic Novel & The Bad Guy

    Along with the 84 page book you will get an original full colour painted piece of art by Grant Richards. This will be one of the main 'bad guys' from the story and you will be able to give some input into the layout and composition of the piece. Includes postcard and 1 art print. Recorded delivery postage and oversized parcel due to value of art. A3 in size.

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