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A 40-page one-shot cyberpunk comic by Danny Djeljosevic and Brett Marcus Cook.
78 backers pledged $1,300 to help bring this project to life.

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THE STORY

Neuro York, A.D. 2088. Zell was once an idealistic nanotechnologist at the megacorporation Common Cybernetics Concern. That is, until she uncovered CCC’s less-than-noble plans for her latest research. Deciding it was time for a career change, Zell torched her lab, stole an experimental battle suit, and now lives as a hacker who fights cyber gangs. Her apartment is a mess.

When a shocking piece of data drops into her lap, Zell finds out that the past she left behind has resurfaced. Now on the run with a target on her back, Zell has a whole lot of questions--and the answers are going to change everything.

Drawing influence from classic work like Blade Runner, Kamen Rider, Bubblegum Crisis, and the novels of William Gibson, Battle Arc 2088 is a sci-fi action story about creation and fighting for a world that has changed without you even knowing.

Battle Arc 2088 is a one-shot comic book--40 pages in full color--that tells a complete story. The goal of this Kickstarter is to fund a print run to sell at cons AND to get the book directly into the hands of our backers.

HERE'S A PREVIEW OF THE BOOK

 REWARDS

All backers who buy the comic in any form (digital or physical) will receive BONUS PDFs that include the original script, process sketches, and character designs.

Backers at $10 and above get a sticker:

A card with a handwritten note:

And a button:

$10 backers will also get MORE FREE COMICS! We’ll send you a link to a Dropbox to access to some of our older work:

  • Other Sleep: Ninel dreams of monsters, and can't be sure if they're real. Things get worse when mad scientists kidnap her. By Brett.
  • All of This Will Crumble: A man hikes up a mountain alone to witness the end of the world, with some strange encounters along the way. By Brett.
  • Debris Field: An existential manifesto about entropy and creation. By Brett.
  • Panic Kids: Five drunk millennials on a train accidentally change reality. By Danny and Eric Zawadzki (Eternal, The Dregs)
  • Final Derby: A futuristic, manga-style roller derby action story. By Danny and Diana Naneva (Big Fucking Hammer)
  • The Ghost Engine: A supernatural mismatched buddy adventure about an art thief, a reality TV bounty hunter, and the ghosts that live inside their heads. By Danny and Eric Zawadzki.

We’re also offering limited tiers at $20 where you can get an original sketch from Brett or detailed feedback on your own comic script from Danny.

For RETAILERS who want to sell Battle Arc 2088 at their shop, we’re offering two tiers: to order 10 copies of the book or 20 copies, along with a handful of stickers and buttons to do with as you wish.

ABOUT US

Brett Marcus Cook lives in Bristol, VA, where he makes comics, paints, and runs a local figure drawing group. Other comics of his include Slimepunk, Other Sleep, and All of This Will Crumble.

Danny Djeljosevic is a writer and letterer who lives in San Diego, CA. You might know his other comics Big Fucking Hammer, Final Derby, or The Ghost Engine.

Risks and challenges

The comic is completely written and drawn and only needs a few final lettering tweaks to make it look its best. Once funded, the only issue will be time and effort, as we’ll be stuffing envelopes and hand-writing thank-yous. Our limited drawing/feedback reward tiers will take some time, as Brett will be drawing and Danny will be reading and commenting on a bunch of scripts. Outside of that, we don’t anticipate much other delay.

This is our first Kickstarter so we’re both new to the process, but we’re starting out modest and low-risk so that we don’t get overwhelmed and you don’t have to wait eight months because you helped fund a comic that somehow got stretch-goal’d into a fully immersive VR experience.

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    DIGITAL COPY

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    JUST THE BOOK

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    THE BOOK + GOODIES + EXTRA COMICS

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    GET SCRIPT FEEDBACK

    You'll get feedback on your comic (script, pitch, or completed comic) from Danny plus:

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    RETAILERS ONLY: GET 5 COPIES

    You'll get 5 copies of BattleArc 2088 to sell at your store, plus some pins and stickers to sell/give out as promos, whatever.

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    - A Digital Copy (PDF, CBR, or CBZ)
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    You'll get 10 copies of BattleArc 2088 to sell at your store, plus some pins and stickers to sell/give out as promos, whatever.

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    - A Digital Copy (PDF, CBR, or CBZ)
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    RETAILERS ONLY: GET 20 COPIES

    You'll get 20 copies of BattleArc 2088 to sell at your store, plus some pins and stickers to sell/give out as promos, whatever.

    Plus:

    - A Digital Copy (PDF, CBR, or CBZ)
    - Bonus PDFs of the Script and Production Art
    - Access to BONUS COMICS

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Funding period

- (30 days)