What you can expect
An all ages comic that has fun, adventure and a little history thrown in to set people's imaginations on fire. The first story focuses on the Late children proving their mettle...showing their 'Steel' and that teamwork and having diverse skills make any job possible. Future stories will cover areas such as bullying, schoolwork and all the modern issues kids experience, merged with exciting superhero themes to inspire kids to work hard and play harder.
As for the comic itself, it's a colour 28 page book READY TO GO TO PRINT at one of the best comic printers here in the UK. Full to the brim of Matt's artwork, it will be printed on the very best comic paper stock so all those amazing images pop straight off the page onto your retinas! We want to distribute it far and wide through local comic shops, digital websites such as Comichaus App and Comixology, as well as both sides of the Atlantic pond as a physical comic. As creators we are sooooo excited about this comic and what it represents as a way of getting children to read and enjoy comics.
- Pin Up Art Prints
- Original art from our pin up artists
- Colouring art pages
- Pin Badges
- Unique sketches from the artist Matt Strott
What the comic looks like....
Matt Strott and I got talking following discussions on the Awesome Comics Podcast. I'd seen a little of his work and thought it would look perfect for a developing story I'd been toying with (Late Knights of course!). Matt sent over his portfolio and along with his very British style of characterisation, his sense of action and colouring was just the sort of thing that would make the story come to life. So I sent him a few pages and I was blown away.
Below are a few sample pages:
Early Bird Incentives
Art Print Pin Ups
We will also be offering pin ups done by guest artists Susie Gander (Perry Winkle), Chris Imber (The Last Sheriff, Operation Boom) and Matt Farrington. You will be able to get your hands on some of these exclusive and very cool art prints depending on what reward level you go for. These are works in progress and we will exclusively reveal them on here when there are some great teaser images to show you!
Kids (or parents) Colouring Pages
We have some really cool stretch goals lined up for everyone which we'll start showing when we get a little nearer to them....
Target bonus: All physical comic backers will receive a Late Knight pin badge when we hit funding target!!
Stretch Goal 1 £700: Extra B&W colouring page for all physical comic backers!! REACHED!!!! All digital backers get a digital version too!
Stretch Goal 2 £900: Extra art print of the first version of Susie Gander's image of Lady Casandra Late!
Stretch Goal 3 £1000: ???????
Where the funds will be going...
Thanks for having a look!
Risks and challenges
So pleased to tell you there are virtually no risks to this project. The artwork is done, the letters are done and the printer is primed and ready to roll!! Apart from a zombie apocalypse or a printing press mega virus, this book will be with you before our official release at Nottingham Comic Con on October 14th.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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