About this project
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UTF is an independent comic book that started to take shape about a year ago. After months of drafts, scripting, and conceptual art changes, it was launched as a webcomic in March 30th, 2014. Right now, issue #1 is 100% completed, fully drawn, inked, colored, lettered, and ready for print! Backing us will help us to keep on making more and more pages and update our content more frequently!
UTF is set in a post-apocalyptic world. It's a gritty blast of sex, horror, sci-fi, and dabbles in various sub-themes like evolution, spirituality, and transhumanism. A comic that strays away from the traditional viral story by accentuating a premeditated reason behind the virus, as opposed to leaving the origin of the outbreak as a common question mark. The pathogen also presents a rather unique trait: it only infects males!
To a degree, Under the Flesh is like a Grindhouse mashup of Captain America, Y: The Last Man, and The Walking Dead.
It’s been two months since Desolation Day, when an unknown male-specific virus ravaged the world, degenerating men into savage cannibals called “fleshers.”
Ruben Lobos, is a short-tempered, genetically enhanced soldier, who’s clueless about his abilities since the pathogen struck at the same time of his experiment. He’s interestingly surrounded by a diverse cast of strong female characters in a dying world where women outlast men.
His group survives inside the walls of an abandoned college library, building a false sense of security that's about to crumble. Exploring his transhuman abilities comes at the price of protecting others, including the love of his life, Dinah. Is there any time for an insanely jealous girlfriend as the world collapses? Ruben needs to start making sense of things quick before the lives of those closest to him fall victim to the cannibal havoc ravaging the world.
INDY comics: What is it and what does your help do for an unknown creator like me?
Under The Flesh is a 100% creator-owned independent comic. We don't receive any financial help from advertising or publishers. It's an unconditional labor of love, blood, sweat, and tears. My dream is to share this work of passion with all of you. Truth is, I have very limited financial resources to keep UTF going at its current level of quality and consistency.
That´s why right now, you guys have the power to help this project continue to grow. We have the chance to work together and create a great comic book outside the margins of a market dominated by big companies. We can do this together!
Only ten years ago, it was almost impossible for small independent creators like me to self-publish and get their work out to the public. Although today it is still an extremely difficult task, Kickstarter opens up new financing channels that have turned the gloomy tortuous path of self-publishing into a creative and hopeful crowd-publishing reality! Thanks to Kickstarter & your support, skies are the limit!
With your help Under The Flesh IS possible!
All I can do is guarantee you more of my blood, sweat, and tears, layered beneath future high-quality comic book pages of Under The Flesh. With that:
70% of the pledge funds will be budgeted towards the art J.L. is creating for the project. This allows a talented artist to receive a respectable rate for providing professional grade quality art.
20% of the pledge funds will be budgeted towards covering reward expenses (production printing, and shipping costs).
10% of the pledge funds will cover Kickstarter and Amazon fees.
With our goal of 3.5k, we are taking things one small step at a time. If our Kickstarter campaign is a success, the funds will be enough to self-publish UNDER THE FLESH #1, cover the rewards, and finance the artwork of UNDER THE FLESH #2!
Gilbert Deltres - Comic book writer with a highly percolative imagination since childhood. Loves writing comics. His creator-owned project Under The Flesh is his first foray into the comic world as he looks to garner credibility in the craft.
J.L. Giles - Comic book artist extraordinaire. Been drawing exquisitely since childhood. Loves drawing comics. Has work published by IDW, Zenescope, and Hasbro, but has had most fun co-creating Under The Flesh. You can check more of his artwork on his BLOG
Risks and challenges
Under The Flesh is a two-man operation and JL & I are laboring rigorously to bring this survival horror comic book to print. We're determined as ever to keep this comic going. Under The Flesh #1 is fully completed and production on issue #2 has just begun. We need your help to bring issue #1 to print and fund issue #2!
Any additional revenue generated will be used to create more UTF pages! We kept our goals realistically reasonable. Simply put: we're dealing with an almost zero risk factor. Under The Flesh # 1 is already complete! If our goal is met, you'll have physical copy in hand and on time! Walk the ravaged road with us at Under The Flesh!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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