About this project
Welcome to the world of Brethren Born and the continuing adventures of Newton on his mission of vengeance. For new readers and old, we have lots of different reward levels to suit everyone's budget and Brethren Born needs!
A Sci-fi super powered story spanning time and space, tragedy and mystery, death and violence which we want all of you to enjoy and share. Our first two Kickstarter campaigns were hugely successful and if you check them out you'll see that we not only deliver a high quality and exciting experience but more extra goodies you can shake a stick at. A comic full of intrigue, violence and conspiracy, Brethren Born spans several timelines and builds a world for comic readers to lose themselves in as we follow Newton right to the very heart of revenge and super powered adventure. Some mature themes and content are in the comics so please make sure you're happy for your kids to read beforehand.
An event in 1963 sparks a chain of events that involve some of the most powerful people on the planet. A young boy born into a world of experimentation and strange abilities. A man fuelled by vengeance seeks those who were responsible for the deaths of his brothers and only friend. All of this and more can be found in the ongoing comic series BRETHREN BORN.
FOLLOWING THE CAMPAIGN, ALL BACKERS WILL HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN THE ORIGINAL INKED ART OF GRANT RICHARDS' PIN UP (A3 ART PAPER).
STRETCH REWARD 1 £1750 UNLOCKED!!: An extra art pin up by the brilliant Andy Bloor. This guy can draw and his pin up will blow both socks off ya!! Physical prints for physical rewards and digital pin up for digital rewards!!
STRETCH REWARD 2 £2000 UNLOCKED!!: Brand New BB#3 Pin Badge. Each and every physical comic backer will get a brand new design pin badge.
STRETCH REWARD 3 £2250 UNLOCKED!!: B&W Postcard of the awesome Amrit Birdi cover for all backers. Digital backers get a digital version.
STRETCH REWARD 4 £2500 UNLOCKED!!: SCRIBBLINGS OF A MADMAN: A file found in the wreckage of a plane crash. Now held in a top secret government facility, it has what looks like the ramblings of a madman and his experiments to produce 'powered' individuals. Extra content for the comic.
FINAL STRETCH REWARD £3000: Series 2 of the collector cards including the all new enemies and a brand new look for Newton.
For those new to Brethren Born, you can catch up digitally for just a few pounds/dollars or if you like your comics in good old paper and ink, you can read all of Newton's adventures before getting stuck into issue 3. Still not sure...have a read of some of the reviews we've had for the series so far!!
NEW AND OLD ADVENTURERS
Its been amazing to have so many people asking when issue 3 is coming out and here it is! Rest assured that we have the same awesome art team doing some incredible work on BB#3 to make it one of the most jaw dropping books you read this year. Phil Knibbs is making it look better than ever, Luca Cicchitti is inking perfectly, Santiago Ramos makes the colours jump straight into your eyeholes and Rob Jones has lettered some of his best work to date!!
This years guest cover artist is none other than Amrit Birdi. You can see some of his previous work over on his website http://www.amritbirdi.co.uk as he has worked for some international companies as well as some great comics like Username: Evie by Joe Suggs and various other publishers like Titan. Below is a draft of the cover Amrit has done for us (colours by Joaquin Pereyra) with an extra special reward available for some signed prints by Amrit as well as signing 10 copies of his cover included!
PAGES FROM BRETHREN BORN#3 DECEPTIONS
PIN UPS AVAILABLE AND THE ARTISTS
The pin up artists this year are some of the best indie artists out there right now. One of last years most popular pieces was Chris Imber's version of Newton. This time round, Chris has done another amazing job with one of the new characters of which you can see a teaser below with colours by Chris Jenkins. Sophie Traves is an exciting new artist on the scene who has done a beautiful monochrome pin up which will definitely take your breath away. New to the gang is Darrell Thorpe, an artist with an eye catching style very different to anything we've done before but the scene he has captured looks perfect! One artist I've worked a lot with recently is Dan Butcher, one of the most professional and talented people on the scene and again he has worked wonders with his pin up. The very funny and fantastic artist Vince Hunt, known for his comic Red Mask from Mars and host of the Awesome Comics Podcast has illustrated a piece of art showing what this guy is capable of. Grant Richards and I are working on a book called AWAY being published by Markosia so I knew instantly that I'd want him on the BB team. His version of Newton is detail-tastic and captures the mysterious essence of the story in his glorious pin up. Last but not least is the brilliant Andy Bloor. His instantly recognisable style has put our boy Newton in a new light and his art print will look at home on any wall which every backer will get, both physical and digital. Check out his other books including Midnight Man and The Wolfmen and the original art reward that's about to be made available!
BRETHREN BORN #3:DECEPTIONS
So you've met the team behind issue 3 but just what are you getting your hands on?? Brethren Born #3:Deceptions will be a 32 page book US size, just like the previous issues and all comics will be bagged and boarded to keep them nice and safe. By the time the campaign is funded/finished, I hope to have most of the artwork finished and ready for editing before being lettered. I've tried to make it the most engaging and action packed issue yet as since writing and self publishing issue 1, I have learned so much from the numerous people on the small press circuit and from writing for different people in varying genre. The most important thing for me is hearing the feedback and experiences of those who have read and enjoyed Brethren Born as well as attempting to improve on each instalment before it. What you can be sure of is that Phil and I have put our all into making this story the best it can be as well as ensuring our wives still want to talk to us!!! Here are a few teasers of some of the inked and coloured pages.
THE AWESOME REWARDS
This issue's rewards are as jam packed as our previous campaigns and we have a lot more to choose from this time round. The digital rewards, especially the bumper packs, will have loads of digital content from the comic, mini comics and loads of digital pin ups. The comic will be of the highest quality paper stock printed by one of the leading comic book printers in the UK. T-shirts make a welcome return and this time we also have some quality baseball snapback caps both featuring the brand new BB logo that may or may not (it will be) featuring in this issue. Pin up packages and postcards to put on your wall done by our pin up team will give you different takes on some of our new and old characters. If you love original art, there are exclusive rewards to get your hands on the originals from some of our pin up artists.
Sophie Traves will be doing 5 original and personalised sketches for some very lucky backers. These will be A5 sketches in the same style as the Vortice sketch shown above and can be of yourself as one of the characters. Don't miss out on these as Sophie is an incredible talent.
Phil Knibbs the genius artist behind all the art in the Brethren Born comics is once again doing personalised inked art sketches of 5 lucky backers. He will draw you as either Newton in his new look or one of the bad guys...don't miss out though dudes!!
We will also have the professionally framed comic and high gloss art print reward level which went down a storm with the BB#2 backers and hang on the walls of houses throughout the world!!
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WHERE THE MONEY GOES
This is a quick breakdown of what we do with the money you pledge to the campaign. A good percentage goes to the printing of the comic, art prints and postcards. This is nearly always the biggest cost of self publishing a comic. Then there is the cost of postage and packaging which can catch a lot of creators out. The artists involved are paid for their work but Phil and I don't take any payment at all. The rest of the money then goes on the other rewards that are included and any extras will be spent on stretch goal rewards which we hope there will be lots of.
Thanks for taking a look at our campaign. Whether you're new to the story or a Brethren Born fan it's down to people like you who have made this comic journey possible and we really hope you get involved and make a pledge to this continuing comic series. If you want any more information please contact us on here or on the website at www.level8comics.com
Risks and challenges
Hopefully you'll have seen the 2 previous campaigns and how successful they were. We pride ourselves on producing quality products for comic fans around the world. The comic is written, most of the pages will be near completion by the time the campaign finishes and each and everyone one of you will get the rewards you have pledged for. The only risk will be if any of the artists are unable to work for an unseen reason and the book may suffer a slight delay.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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