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Aaron PierceBy Aaron Pierce
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Aaron PierceBy Aaron Pierce
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$786
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About

This book is a part one of a 7-issue arc with a rotating cast set in an apocalyptic dark modern fantasy Earth. As the characters scrape to survive, or in some cases descend into madness, they will come together to stand against the nightmarish forces bent on wiping out humanity. Ten2Midnight explores the many sides of human emotions during the crisis, facing fears and dark corners of the psyche that turn heroes into villains and weak souls into champions.

It all began in the Eleventh Hour when the sun blotted out and the Earth was plunged into darkness. For many, this was the beginning of the End of Times. When nightmarish creatures broke through that darkness and began scouring the Earth of humanity, they were labelled demons. Survivors fled, they scraped, they stole, they hid as best as they could to avoid the things that hunted them in the night, but for some- 

Some simply couldn’t abide the silent surrender of only surviving. They couldn’t roll over while the bodies of their dead rose up to hunt them, or winged creatures descended from on high to pluck their children from their arms. All of the blood and soot stirred their inner fire to start fighting back.  

In this issue, an evangelist strives to keep his flock in their faith as the first of the defilers appear around them. Meanwhile, the invaders are revealed to not be as unified as the survivors fear, as one of their own begins his own struggle to ensure that the humans have a fighting chance. And EMT watches his world crumble around him as creatures he’d only had nightmares about before are suddenly very real. Elsewhere, a young girl named Marta watches her family die and gains an unlikely ally. And finally, a former high school football star must decide whether he can conquer his fear and help a mother on the run from monsters find her way home.

Inspiration for Ten2Midnight The concept for Ten2Midnight came up from an assignment issued to Kitty Pierce to champion her fears and anxieties during therapy for PTSD and General Anxiety Disorder. The setting became a place where they could be compounded and faced or failed, depending on the need which twisted into a story. It first appeared in a different version as a web comic that ran from 2006 to 2009. It’s been revamped and polished for a smooth, episodic read with new art and story.

Musical inspirations can be found on Kitty Pierce’s Spotify playlist entitled T2M Music.

Check out the first three pages from this issue below!

Page 1 - Strickland/Pierce/Pierce
Page 1 - Strickland/Pierce/Pierce
Page 2 - Strickland/Pierce/Pierce
Page 2 - Strickland/Pierce/Pierce
Page 3 - Strickland/Pierce/Pierce
Page 3 - Strickland/Pierce/Pierce

 Kitty Pierce - Writer/Colorist

Kitty Pierce is a co-founder of Element Comics, as well as a writer of comics and books, a comic colorist, photographer and editor. She's been involved in multiple indie comic projects and contributed to several poetry and photography collections. A forever student, Kitty is a cornucopia of 'did you knows' and strange fact bytes. She is a rescuer of people, animals, and wayward vintage signs. Check out more of Kitty's work at https://thecreativekittypi.wixsite.com/colorncontextwithkp

Daniel Strickland - Pencils

Daniel Strickland is a comic book artist from Baton Rouge, LA. In addition to being the penciler on Ten2Midnight from Element Comics, Daniel also works on his own series of diverse, body-positive pinup prints called NerdGirl, creates commissions for clients, and works for CFX, the silicone mask makers who produce the official Game of Thrones White Walker masks. Follow Daniel's work at instagram.com/strickstagram and contact him at strickart@gmail.com

Aaron Pierce - Inker/Letter

Aaron Pierce is a co-founder of Element Comics, an illustrator and letterer. He's been involved with multiple indie comic projects throughout the years, and is excited to be working on the debut comic for Element Comics. He lives in Fort Lauderdale, FL with his wife, three kids, and a small herd of dogs. You can follow Aaron on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/aarpie100/ or check out his website https://www.apierceinkandlead.com/ 

Sancte #1 - Standard Cover

The standard cover for the comic that will be available at all conventions, local comic shops, and anywhere else that carries the book after this Kickstarter. (Please note, the cover pictured above my not be the final cover, however it is available as a cover upon request).

Sancte #1 - KS Variant Cover

A special KS version of the cover by series inker Aaron Pierce. This cover will be revealed as soon as it's completed. THIS COVER IS ONLY AVAILABLE FROM THIS KICKSTARTER WILL CAMPAIGN AND WILL ONLY BE PRINTED IN QUANTITIES TO FILL THE NEED. KS Covers will be individually hand numbered. 

 Sancte #1 - Sketch Cover

Standard sketch cover. May be blank, or featuring a sketch by series inker Aaron Pierce. 

Custom Art by Aaron Pierce

Certain tiers will qualify you for commission work from Aaron Pierce, the series inker and co-founder of Element Comics. To see more of his work, please click here

$7k - Upgraded Cover - The cover of the book will be upgraded to a heavier, glossy stock instead of the same stock used in the book, making the book more durable and nice to look at and handle. 

$8k - Foil Accent Cover - In addition to being upgraded to a nicer stock, the cover will have foil accents on the logos and lettering work.

$9k - Small Print - A high-quality 4x6 art card style print by series inker Aaron Pierce, in addition to the nicer cover for all physical tiers. 

$10k - Large Print - A high-quality 11x17 poster style print by series inker Aaron Pierce in addition to all other KS stretch goals met.  

$11k - Challenge Coin - For $30 dollar backers and up: High-quality, metal challenge coin commemorating your role as a backer for this project. 

$14k - Issue 1 Soundtrack - For $30 dollar backers and up: Custom made sound track for issue one by a surprise composer. 

Budget -

Book Printing: $2,500

Packaging: $1,500

Shipping: $1,000

Promotional: $500

Incidental: $500

Risks and challenges

Acquiring sufficient following to fund. Our increased efforts to make some noise and stay active in the indie comic communities across facebook, twitter, and tumblr help us to stay connected, and our recent partnership with Nerdanatix should also prove helpful.

Schedule to complete the comic quickly. We've already circumvented this issue to a large degree by having a large portion of it already done. The last bits are being completed as we speak and should be read by the time the KS ends or just after.

Printing delays. We'd like to have enough to do a priority print with Kraken so we can get the books to us earlier. That will require meeting some stretch goals!

Delivery of product. There is the potential for hundreds of backers, and packaging and shipping all of the books could end up being quite challenging. We've already got friends and neighbors ready to help with this task, so hopefully we'll knock it out in no time!

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