A NOTE ON REWARDS: If you're interested in a combination of two or more rewards, message us and we'll create a special rewards package just for you.
Likewise, we DO ship internationally, though only prices for U.S. shipping are given here. Let us know what reward(s) you are interested in and what country you live in, and we will calculate the cost to send it to you.
STRETCH GOAL: In the final hours of this Kickstarter, we reached our first stretch goal of $900 thanks to a generous backer who made his THIRD(!) pledge adjustment because he was "tired of seeing us so close to our goal"! We'd been wanting to get a retractable banner for conventions, something that can be taken apart and stored easily. Thanks to our awesome readers, we'll finally be able to get one!
THE COMICVERSE #5: LIVE LIKE YOU'RE DYING: At the end of the last issue of The Comicverse, our heroes were returning home after a harrowing ordeal. Issue 5 picks up right where that story left off, with the Comicverse gang arriving and looking for some much needed rest and relaxation.
However, they soon discover that their adventure is far from over. Due to a shocking sci-fi twist, the C-versers discover that it is very likely that they only have 24 hours to live! they set off to live out what could be their final hours to the fullest.
At 72 pages, The Comicverse #5 is the longest issue to date. This new issue is an examination of the fragility of life. We live out our existences never knowing what our appointed hour is, and death can often come unexpectedly. Though this is a poignant tale, it is no somber meditation on mortality. The C-verse characters handle their situation with grace and humor, and they discover new facets of themselves and each other along the way. Ultimately, The Comicverse #5: Live Like You're Dying is a celebration of life.
The Alpha and the Omega: Steve's first self-published comic from 1997 (issues #1 and 2 of Awakening Comics), and his latest work from 2017, The Comicverse #5. Steve has come full circle, doing a retro cover like he did when he started 20 years ago.
Risks and challenges
Steve has toiled away at a day job for nearly 30 years now, eking out a living to support his work in comics. He has eschewed the notion of working for a big company like Marvel or DC ("You should work for Disney" is a common refrain when someone finds out one is a cartoonist) because he prefers to work on creator-owned projects. He had some small success distributing his work in the direct market from 1997-2008, but had to stop due to declining sales. He never stopped creating, though, and the reaction to The Comicverse has been so encouraging that he's been more productive than ever.
Steve and Bianca love the Comicverse project with all their hearts and are putting their resources and all their free time into it. Their ultimate goal is to eventually take it to a mainstream audience and have it widely distributed through Diamond Comics, either through a publisher or by self-publishing it. Kickstarter has been a vital aid in helping us accomplish this. We would not have been able to have come as far as we have without our backers; our Kickstarter backers have been with us since the first issue, and their support has been the life blood of this project. Thanks to all for your past and ongoing support!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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