About this project
GOAL!!! THANK YOU EVERYONE. STRETCH GOALS #1, #2 and #3 HAVE BEEN REACHED!!
Check out Stretch Goal #4 at the bottom of the page along with a special message.
A special thank you to Reference Recordings for use of portions of the Bruckner Symphony Number 9, “Tutti” CD and a BIG THANK YOU to Scott Baker (firstname.lastname@example.org) for making this video.
BOSTON METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY needs your help to print the sixth and LAST CHAPTER IN THIS SIX ISSUE MINI-SERIES!!
The year is 1895...An evil from a parallel dimension escaped and now roams the city of Boston. Faced with a new century and new steam technology, the social and political status quo is turned on its head. People are uncomfortable with change and, in fact, many people fear it. That fear and the violence which follows causes a psychic rift to puncture the veil of space and time allowing the entity known as "The Shifter" to escape. Feeding on the resentment and fear between the rich and poor, “The Shifter” triggers a rash of murders. Four of the greatest minds of the time have banded together to try and stop this malevolent entity. Known only as B.E.T.H., they are:
Against their better judgment, they look to a man driven by revenge – SAMUEL HUNTER.
For the one mistake "The Shifter" made was killing Samuel’s wife.
An ex-Pinkerton detective, Samuel gathers his unlikely team of…
Caitlin O'Sullivan, Medium and Spirit Photographer:
and Granville Woods, Scientist Extraordinaire:
They are the Boston Metaphysical Society.
Their job: Stop "The Shifter" before Boston tears itself apart.
INKED COVER OF CHAPTER 6
SAMPLE PAGES FROM CHAPTERS 3, 4 AND 5.
BOSTON METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY is written by Madeleine Holly-Rosing and drawn by Emily Hu.
The art for Chapter 6 is completed and the coloring is over half way done. All that is left to do after that is the lettering and getting it ready for the printers. I anticipate the issue will be done either by the end of the campaign or soon thereafter.
Where the money goes...Your backing would enable us to pay for a print run of Chapter 6 (24 pages, which includes 2 pages of bonus material) which means printing enough copies of chapter six to send off to backers with some leftover to sell at conventions, incentives, shipping (which includes mailing envelopes/tubes, postage and handling.) And, of course, the fees (5% off the top, plus credit card fees.)
The cover will be UV coated to help protect it in shipping as well as giving the color a spectacular finish.
All printing is done by Prestige Printers in their plant in Houston, TX.
Madeleine Holly-Rosing: Writer/Creator: A TV and feature film writer, Madeleine holds an MFA in Screenwriting from UCLA where she won numerous awards as well as the Sloan Fellowship. Madeleine has published a number of short stories and novellas based on the BOSTON METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY universe. Formerly a nationally ranked epee fencer, she has competed nationally and internationally. She is an avid reader of science fiction, steampunk, fantasy and historical military fiction.
Emily Hu – Artist: Emily is a graduate from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She has been drawing ever since she was little and it's been her lifelong dream to make it as a comic book artist. Her main influences are Eduardo Risso, Becky Cloonan, and Ito Junji. She works freelance and has created covers for BOOM! BOSTON METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY is her first comic book series.
Gloria Caeli – Colorist: Based in Jakarta, she has worked for Avicom Advertising and Stellar Labs. Her most recent projects are BOSTON METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY and VOODOO. She like anyone else enjoys music, photography, travelling, and reads a lot of genre related books.
Fahriza Kamaputra – Colorist: Based in Jakarta, Fahriza is a self-taught comics and concept artist. He worked as a colorist on VIENETTA AND THE STUPID ALIENS which led to his work on the webcomic ROKKI with Stellar Labs.
Troy Peteri – Letterer (Chapters 1-3, 5 and 6): Troy is a Los Angeles based letterer whose credits include AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, IRON MAN, and roughly 98% of all the comics from Top Cow Productions for the last 6+ years. He also co-wrote and lettered ABATTOIR, a mini-series for Radical Comics.
Shawn Aldridge – Letterer (Chapter 4) is a Portland based writer and letterer. He’s best known for his awarding winning creator-owned sci-pulp series, VIC BOONE. He also writes and co-created GoGetters from MonkeyBrain with artist Christopher Peterson. His work has also appeared in FUBAR, the NYT bestselling anthology series.
WHAT OTHER PEOPLE SAY ABOUT BOSTON METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY:
"If you have a taste for an intelligent, well written, elegantly illustrated award winning independent book, you can't go wrong with Boston Metaphysical Society!" - Alex Yarde (The Good Man Project)
"This very inventive series posits a totally believable Steampunk world that is populated by appealing characters who act (and react) in believable manners to the extraordinary events that swirl around them." - Robert Sodaro (Comic Reviewer at Examiner.com)
"Boston Metaphysical Society is a journey to a new and exciting world full of mystery and intrigue, enough to satisfy any comic book reader." - Cory Anderson (Geeks with Wives)
Nominated for Best Comic/Graphic Novel at the 2014 GEEKIE AWARDS.
Our incentives not only include the print version of Chapter 6, but an ALL BOOKS PACKAGE as well as an expanded pdf version of Chapter 6, a new BMS bookmark, the BMS Special Tea Package, and pdf and print versions of the seven story anthology, Boston Metaphysical Society: Prelude.
And wait for it…
THE NEW BOSTON METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY DIRIGIBLE PIN! (Pin is one inch in diameter, antique brass with standard military clasp in the back.)
A BIG THANK YOU to Bill Meahan for designing the pin.
NEW REWARD TIER!!!
THE STEAMPUNK DIRIGIBLE NECKLACE SPECIAL (Limit 5 in both 1 book and 6 book packages) This glass blown necklace is made by none other than by DR. BRASSY STEAMINGTON! IMPORTANT: Colors will vary and will be distributed randomly. (Samples below. Enlarged image. Glass blown section measures approximately 1 1/2 inches long.)
Note: All reward tiers include domestic shipping. For international shipping, Kickstarter will add the appropriate postage as needed.
Some of the fan art included in the expanded pdf version of Chapter 6 include art from DAN BUTCHER (Vanguard Comic),
CAITLIN LIKE (Maiden of the Machine),
and ANGEL VELASQUEZ. Plus many more!
ADD ON'S: If you would like to add on any additional items, please add the following amounts when you check out.
PDF OF CHAPTER 5: For those of you who missed the last Kickstarter and would like a pdf of Chapter 5, please add $5.00 to the Red-Eyed Demon Package and I will make a note to send you the pdf after funds have cleared.
NIKOLA TESLA LAPEL PIN - Domestic - $8.00; International - $12.00
STEAMPUNK OWL LAPEL PIN - Domestic - 8.00; International - $12.00
Both pins: Domestic - $13.00 - International - $17.00
BOSTON METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY: PRELUDE. The anthology of seven short stories and novellas based in the Boston Metaphysical Society universe. All stories are prequels with no spoilers to the comic story line.
Domestic - $13.00; International: Canada - $20.00; All others - $25.00
STRETCH GOAL #1: $3,800- REACHED!!
Everyone who has pledged to a $20 and above physical reward will receive a minimum of three (3) BMS Dirigible Stickers. Each sticker is on matte gold foil and is 3 inches in diameter. (Sample image below.)
STRETCH GOAL #2 (KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE!!): $4,400 REACHED!!!
Backers who have pledged $20 or more to a physical reward will receive this amazing 8 1/2 x 11 inch print on 10 pt. cardstock gloss created by Jesse Mesa Toves. Jesse has mastered animation, visual effects, creature design, comic book writing and illustration, and was part of the Emmy award winning team for Battlestar Galatica and Caprica.
Here is his version of the electro-magnetic monster from Chapter 2!
STRETCH GOAL #3 (KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE!!): $5,200 - REACHED!
Melissa is the creator of the comic Above the Clouds. She draws a lot of inspiration from fairy tales, Norse mythology, and as a kid growing up... magical girl power. She is primarily a digital artist but has a background working with mix media and has enjoyed working with Boom! Studios, Jakk's Pacific inc, Committed Comics, and various other studios as a variant cover artist.
Remember, only backers who have pledged $20 or more to a physical reward will receive this amazing 8 1/2 x 11 inch print on 10 pt. cardstock gloss.
STRETCH GOAL #4: (Kickstarter Exclusive) $6,000
Stretch goal #4 is an 8 1/2 x 11 inch print on 10 pt. cardstock of Granville Woods by our very own EMILY HU. This print will be in color, also done by Emi, and will be available to all backers who have pledged $20 or more to a physical reward.
If we are fortunate enough to go past 6K, then all of the money we earn above 6K will go into the budget for a future 32 page one-shot Boston Metaphysical Society story. I'm happy to add that Emily is on board as the artist.
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Risks and challenges
I successfully delivered all of the rewards from our previous Kickstarters and managed six successful print runs of the comic (Chapter One Special Edition, Chapter 1 - 24 page edition, Chapter 2 - 24 page edition, Chapter 3 – 28 page edition, Chapter 4 – 24 page edition and chapter 5 - 24 page edition). I have also been handling fulfillment through my own website store for over three years. I do not anticipate any problems. However, if there are any production delays or hiccups with the printer, you'll be the first to know.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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