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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, February 22 2019 7:24 PM UTC +00:00.

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BOOM! Thanks to you we are funded!!

Now on to the Stretch Goals...

STRETCH GOAL #1 is a wondrous and fantastical pin-up by Tom Brown. He is the artist and co-creator of the graphic novels, Hopeless, Maine. (Scroll down to see the pin-up and more about Tom.) REACHED!!

STRETCH GOAL #2  Seven (one is a double-issue) amazing digital comics that are available to anyone who has pledged $6 and above!(Scroll down for details.) REACHED!

STRETCH GOAL #3 is an adorable pin-up of Samuel and Caitlin by the artist, Sophie  Pfrötzschner, who is the writer/creator behind Soul's Journey and The Gerritian Chronicles. (Scroll down to see the pin-up and more about Sophie.) REACHED!

STRETCH GOAL #4  Six very special digital comics that are available to anyone who has pledged $6 and above!(Scroll down for details.) REACHED!!

STRETCH GOAL #5 A print of the award winning cover (and now novel) of Boston Metaphysical Society: A Storm of Secrets. (Scroll down for details.) REACHED!

STRETCH GOAL #6 Five unique digital comics that are available to anyone who has pledged $6 and above!  (Scroll down for details.)  REACHED!!

STRETCH GOAL #7 Three new bookmarks. Two will be UV Coated so the colors pop, while the third will have a silk finish and a ribbon! (Scroll down for details.)  REACHED!!

To all my amazing backers, you have blown through all my planned Stretch Goals. Thank you.  From this point on, everything will go to producing our next story. 

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A BIG THANK YOU to Scott Baker (4scottbaker@gmail.com) for making this video.

BOSTON METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY needs your help to print our new standalone book, THE SPIRIT OF REBELLION (A Caitlin O’Sullivan Story). It is a 34 page story in a 44 page perfect bound book, which means 10 pages of extras!

Here's our cover!

Who will love Boston Metaphysical Society?

  • Fans of Penny Dreadful, Girl Genius, Ruse, steampunk and gaslamp fantasy stories.
  • People who like to read paranormal, historical fiction, and/or alternate history.
  • If you like character-driven comics with a mix of paranormal and science fiction, then these are the comics for you!

THE STORY

Even after saving Boston from The Shifter, Caitlin is thrown out by her mother for working with Samuel and Granville. When she goes to Samuel for help, he takes her to the boarding house of an old friend in Philadelphia. There she discovers a ghost, the beginning of a rebellion, and perhaps her destiny.

Like Boston, the poor and working class of Philadelphia are pushing back against the Great Houses, and Caitlin and Samuel are caught in the middle of it. And much to her surprise, Caitlin has discovered that the battle with The Shifter has left her with telekinetic powers. What no one realizes is that a Pinkerton by the name of Harry Connelly has taken a special interest in Caitlin and the boarding house. Is he friend or foe? And what does this mean for Samuel and Caitlin?

THE SPIRIT OF REBELLION is a standalone continuation of the original six issue mini-series. 

First three pages:

NEW TO BOSTON METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY?

If you are new to the series, the original six issue mini-series is about an ex-Pinkerton detective, a spirit photographer, and a genius scientist who battle supernatural forces in late 1800’s Boston. They live in an alternate steampunk history where ghosts and demons are a normal part of life. Families known as the Great Houses control the economy of the Great States of America while the middle class and lower classes sole purpose are to serve the Great Houses.

The original trade paperback is available in several reward tiers.

COVER ART BY EMILY HU. COLOR AND INKING BY GLORIA CAELI.

WHAT'S IN THE TRADE? 

I'm glad you asked. Not only does it include all six issues from the mini-series as well as the cover art, but it also contains a ten page short story called, Hunter-Killer, and additional bonus pages. With art by Emily Hu and coloring by Gloria Caeli, the story is set at the beginning of the House Wars (my version of the American Civil War) and features the crew of a prototype airship. I introduce three new characters: Gwen Warrick - Captain; Emmet Rochester - Navigator; and Joaquin Medina - Engineer. 

And for what the story is about, well I have two words for you - Airship Battle!

The complete story of Hunter-Killer will ONLY be available in the trade.

THE SCOURGE OF THE MECHANICAL MEN (A Granville Woods and Nikola Tesla Story)

This was our first standalone continuation of the series and it is available as well. 

STORY: Granville and Tesla are in a race for time to save Boston from a mysterious disease that turns human beings into machines. 

THE MONEY:

Where the money goes...Your backing would enable us to pay for a print run of the book which means printing enough copies to send off to backers with some leftover to sell at conventions, incentives, shipping (which includes mailing envelopes, postage and handling.) And, of course, the fees (5% off the top, plus credit card fees.)

THE TEAM FOR THE SPIRIT OF REBELLION and THE SCOURGE OF THE MECHANICAL MEN:

Madeleine Holly-Rosing - Writer/Creator: A TV, feature film, comic book writer, and novelist, 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. Other comic projects include the short story, The Scout which is part of The 4th Monkey anthology, The Sanctuary (The Edgar Allan Poe Chronicles anthology), The Marriage Counselor (The Cthulhu is Hard to Spell anthology) and the upcoming The Airship Pirate which will be part of  The Rum Row anthology. 

Gwynn Tavares – Artist/Colorist: Gwynn starter out her art career as a sculptor. After a few years working on movie special effects, she decided to go into sequential art and was the artist for Amelia Sky. Majoring as in illustrator, Gwynn is also an accomplished comedian and currently lives in France.

Troy Peteri – Letterer: 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.

THE TEAM FOR BOSTON METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY TRADE PAPERBACK:

Madeleine Holly-Rosing, Writer/Creator. (See credits above.)

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. Emily is currently doing storyboards for Marvel.

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 he webcomic ROKKI with Stellar Labs. His current work includes Bob Salley's, Salvagers and Shelter Division.

Shawn Aldridge (Letterer – Chapter 4) Shawn Aldridge 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.

Troy Peteri – Letterer (Chapters 1-3, 5 and 6) (See credits above.)

The graphic novel was nominated for Best Comic/Graphic Novel at the 2014 Geekie Awards.

 WHAT OTHER PEOPLE SAY 

"Women and people of color take center stage in the Boston Metaphysical Society comic, written by Madeline Holly-Rosing, with art by Emily Hu. Inspired by fantasy and the art of storytelling, Holly-Rosing uses her imagination to create a fantastic story that is both well-written and fearless." - Valerie Complex (Fansided)

"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)

THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY

I love writing BOSTON METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY. Not only does it bring my love of science fiction and history together, (which by the way, equals steampunk), the steampunk time period allows me to address the themes of classism, sexism, and racism in America in a thoughtful and engaging way. For at its very core, BOSTON METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY is an American story. And you can't tell an American story without including women and people of color.

It has been and always will be important to me to write characters who, though they come from diverse backgrounds and have different points of view, are able to work together for the common good.

OTHER REWARDS

In addition to THE SPIRIT OF REBELLION, we are offering the trade paperback which includes a brand new ten page story, a BRAND NEW bookmark, the anthology Boston Metaphysical Society: Prelude, and the first novel set in this universe, BOSTON METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY: A STORM OF SECRETS, plus a NEW TEAPOT LAPEL PIN. It is 1 inch in diameter and will be an antique bronze color. (See image below.)

(Proof. Enlarged for better viewing.) Pin designed by Bill Meahan.

Lapel Pin Set

A set of five Boston Metaphysical pins (Teapot, Dirigible, Tesla, 1800's Box Camera, and Triquetra) in a lovely gift box with our logo are available as well.

(Example Only. Pin set will include all five different pins.)

BOSTON METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY: A STORM OF SECRETS

The award winning novel, BOSTON METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY: A STORM OF SECRETS, is a prequel to the original graphic novel though it can be read as a standalone. It takes place five years prior to the original series.

It was recently awarded a Silver Medal as well as The Write Companion Award for Best Overall TOP PICK - Adult, Children's and Young Adult categories in the Feathered Quill Book Awards. 

Story: As the Great Houses of Boston jockey for power, an ex-Pinkerton detective, his psychic wife, and his father-in-law must contend with treachery, subterfuge, and a new demonic threat, in this political and supernatural thriller set in an alternate-history Boston of 1890.

The award winning cover is by Luisa Preissler. Title Graphics by Anke Koopman.

And if you haven't read Boston Metaphysical Society: Prelude yet, then this would be the perfect time to get it. This anthology of short stories and novellas includes stories of how Granville and Samuel met and their first case together; what set Caitlin on her path; and how Samuel met his wife, Elizabeth Weldsmore Hunter. Several reward tiers include it as either a pdf or print version.

SPECIAL COMMISSION REWARD TIER

Did you ever want to time travel? Well this may be the closest you'll come as Gwynn and I are offering this limited (6) reward tier where you will be drawn next to Samuel and Caitlin (in appropriate period costume) in an 11x17 print. Here is the portrait in which a chosen few will be drawn into:

ADD-ON:

PINS:

Missing some Pins? Here's your chance to complete the set.

All the pins: Teapot, Tesla, Dirigible, Antique Camera, and Triquetra are available as add-ons and are $6 each.  

BOOKS:

Need to add-on extra books? Contact me.

Please contact me if you want to add on anything in order to determine shipping. In most cases, I will probably be able to include it in your package without additional shipping costs.

STRETCH GOALS!!

STRETCH GOAL #1 - $4,600 (Kickstarter Exclusive) REACHED!

Backers who have pledged $10 or more to a physical reward will receive  this wonderful 8 1/2 x 11 inch print on 10 pt. cardstock gloss by the amazing Tom Brown.

Tom Brown and Nimue Brown are collectively responsible for art, stories and  tentacles. Tom leads on the art and Nimue on the stories but we both do  both.   Hopeless, Maine, is an island off the coast of Maine and has been our occasional home for some years now. During that time it has  been a webcomic, a paperback, and a blog. Now it’s in the  process of becoming a roleplaying game, tarot deck, a cuddly spoonwalker  and all manner of things we could not have imagined when we started  out.    Thank you Tom and Nimue!

STRETCH GOAL #2 - $5,600 - REACHED!!

DIGITAL COMIC BUNDLE #1

Over the years, I’ve run across a number of comics, both online and at Cons, I’ve enjoyed. I decided to curate a few especially for this Kickstarter from creators you may or may not be familiar with, but who have unique stories to tell.

This stretch goal is available to anyone who has pledged $6 or more. And one of the comics is a double-issue which means seven more digital comics to add to your collection!

So, without further ado, let me introduce you to…

A little bit about the creators and their stories:

HEIRS OF ISILDUR (Double-Issue) by Stephanie Cannon and Matt Knowles

What if a seemingly innocent curiosity turned your world upside down? 

What if you could never go back to the way things were?

What if you realized you never really wanted to? 

These questions and more are posed when a respected watchmaker in the puritanical Steampunk village of ‘Shadow’s Haven’ stumbles upon a hidden mystical portal. He has to reconcile the regimented existence he's worked his whole life to perfect versus the outrageous one he's unintentionally created for many others and himself. Will he understand what it all means before the timeline completely unravels?

INSYMMETRY CREATIONS Stephanie Cannon and Matt  Knowles are a content creation team that are making waves in the  independent comic scene. They are the individual and/or collective minds behind HEIRS OF ISILDUR (ongoing 11 issue story arc 'The Crossroads  Conundrum'), HEXED (Coming out on Alterna in 2020), the one pagers BOOT  HILL and HARD TO FATHOM, as well as the anthology stories 'LIGHT  REFLECTED ('Corpus'), BOGEY ('IF')(Alterna) and  'HALLOWED'('DOTHA')(AWBW).

PET NOIR by Debbie Smith Daughetee

Feline investigator Leon, with opposable thumbs and the ability to talk, is possibly the most dangerous cat in the galaxy. Indentured to the Security department of Gamma Station until the cost of his creation is paid off, Leon alternates between harassing his human partner/roommate Devin and fighting giant rats and sleazoid criminals.

Debbie Lynn Smith has spent most of her career writing and producing such television shows as Murder, She Wrote; Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman; and Touched by an Angel.  Debbie has published short stories in magazines and anthologies, mostly in the horror genre.  She has a story in the Bram Stoker award-winning Dark Delicacies, Summer Chills, DOA II, and Hot Blood Dark Passions. In addition, she has also written several audio dramas set in the world of the 60’s classic television show, Dark Shadows, including her Scribe award nominated, The Lost Girl.  Most recently, Debbie created Kymera Press, a comic book publishing company that supports women in comics. 

BLACK BALL by Melissa J. Massey

In the height of the roaring 20s, a clueless girl and a man about town delve into the underworld of black-market magic to solve a murder, with the only clue being in New York’s biggest movable party: the Black Ball.

Melissa J Massey is a writer and artist currently hiding in  Philadelphia. She typically writes about characters involved in tragic  shenanigans and keeps it old school by drawing and coloring on paper.  Currently she is working on the ongoing webcomic Black Ball. 

Moon Hunters: Tales of the River Folk by Matthew Childers

A Girl. With Horns. Fighting Monsters.

Immerse yourself in a lush world of fantasy. Join Lyria Two-Horns on her quest to become a legendary Moon Hunter. Young, brash, and skilled she may be, her eagerness gets the better of her and puts not only herself and her friends in peril but that of the entire kingdom.

Matthew Childers is a Tennessee based comic book artist, illustrator and writer. He has also worked as a graphic designer for over 20+ years and has won over 50 advertising and illustration awards. Matthew has worked for Dynamite Comics, Nickelodeon, deCoubertin books, and even helped create the Adventures In Pulp webcomic that garnered Pipedream Comics best digital comic of the year. He is currently working on the upcoming Action Lab Comics fantasy adventure series Moon Hunters – Tales of the River Folk.

DAMN TOURISTS by Allen Carter

Four recent retirees are blessed, or cursed, with obnoxious abilities such as a taste for loud vacation wear and inattentiveness around others, as they travel the globe annoying residents of vacation destinations along the way.

I, of course, am Allen Carter. Writer, Illustrator, promoter, freelance artist. While many people will say that they didn't have a typical upbringing, for me it's very true: A black man born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, and not in the military--- you just don't get too many of us. Starting from age six, I started my fascination with storytelling, and at age eight, I wrote and illustrated my first comics out of legal sheets and construction paper. Today, I take my comic titles (Damn Tourists, The Figure-Of-Speech Mongoose,  Cosmic Force) and other artwork on the road each year for the 'Comic Convention Circuit." 

Stalker by Bradley Potts

Stalker #1 is written by St Louis based author, Bradley Potts, and is the beginning of an ongoing series of stories about a young woman who is thrust into the role of a hero when her crime fighter mother is brutally murdered. Stalker #1 brings together a talented team of artists, including comic legend Trevor Von Eeden (Batman, Green Arrow, Black Canary, Black Lightning) on primary art, Blake Wilkie on colors, and cover art by Sara Richard (My Little Pony). 

Stalker is self published by Brad as a webcomic on his site, gatewaycomicspresents.com, where he also offers Hellenistic Mysteries, Enemus, Super Cat and Quantum Team.

STRETCH GOAL #3 - $6,600 (Kickstarter Exclusive) REACHED!

Backers who have pledged $10 or more to a physical reward will receive  this fun 8 1/2 x 11 inch print on 10 pt. cardstock gloss by the terrific Sophie Pfrötzschner.

Sophie is the writer/creator of Soul’s Journey and The Gerritian Chronicles is a fantasy long-form webcomic. It was launched on January 1st 2015 on SmackJeeves, where it is still maintained as a mirror site. As of March 2016 Soul's Journey became part of the Spiderforest Webcomic Collective. And in late 2017 a German translation was added to the website. 

Sophie is a Germany-based artist, writing and drawing the comic in her spare time.
         When not napping on her couch she enjoys reading comics, lazing around Netflix and procrastinating on social media. She's also a cat person.
 

STRETCH GOAL #4 - $7,800 - REACHED!

Six very special digital comics that are available to anyone who has pledged $6 and above!(Scroll down for details.)

A bit about the stories and their creators:

RAYVEN CHOI By Shequeta Smith

Rayven Choi tells the story of a young woman who, as a child, witnesses a hit man murder her parents on a military commuter train. She is the sole survivor on the train and is quietly sent to Seoul, Korea where she is adopted by her father's best friend, Don Choi. Rayven spends 20 years in Korea before discovering a clue that her father left behind that could lead her to finding the killer.

Shequeta Smith is the writer/creator if Rayven Choi and has worked in the recording and screenwriting industry becoming a finalist in the Sundance Filmmaker’s Lab with her very first screenplay. Some of her work has been placed in programs such as Nickelodeon, AFI Directing Workshop for Women, and Tribeca All Access. She has scripted television shows like the CW’s hit, “Everybody Hates Chris,” as well as reality shows, “VH1’s Flavor of Love” and “The Surreal Life.” Smith started Rayven Choi Films in 2008 to produce fun, smart, high concept projects using low to modest budgets.

AMELIA SKY by Jermaine Boyd (Writer) and Gwynn Tavares (Artist)

Twelve year old Amelia Sky wakes up in a collapsing high-rise stricken with amnesia. She escapes only to find our once beautiful world engulfed in fire. In her search for answers she stumbles upon two survivors Eleanor and Ace Rigbi. While taking refuge with the pair Amelia discovers the world has been lost to an invading alien race known as "The Shriekers."

Jermaine has been inspired by science fiction since he could remember. Having spent most of his childhood reading great works by some of his favorite authors Orsen Wells, Ray Bradbury, and Arthur C. Clark. 

This love of storytelling gave way for a great love for writing short stories.  Superheroes stories like Batman, Spiderman and Superman drove a young Jermaine to write his first story and many more after. Amazing storytellers catalyzed him to aspire to become a scriptwriter. 

OGRE by Bob Salley (Writer) and Shawn Daley (Artist)

A reclusive beast sits locked in a castle prison cell with the ghost of the corpse he is chained to. And now he must decide if he'll join in on an escape plan that could set him on an adventure he's not prepared to embark upon.

Bob is a writer from Massachusetts who has a wife and two adorable kids. He also writes—a lot. He’s the guy behind Starlight Taverns, Salvagers, Shelter Division, and I’m sure more I don’t know about. 

DREXLER by Nathan Kelly and Bob Salley

A small town will unleashes a monster to save them from something worse...

Nathan is a US Army veteran having served two combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He now draws comics and is the artist and co-creator of the crime graphic novel SNARL formally published by Insane Comics. Nathan lives in Charlotte, NC with his lovely wife and two adorable daughters!

DEAD BY WEDNESDAY by Kim and Sam Eggleston

Dead By Wednesday started life as a re-imagined pulp noir -- except in space (because when isn't that more fun?) with a prickly, chip-on-her-shoulder bounty hunter as the lead. It follows Wednesday Daring's adventures as she tracks bounties, evades the bad guys, and sometimes ends up rescuing a stressed-out damsel or two, although Wednesday swears she's not really one of the good guys.

Sam and Kim Eggleston are a husband-and-wife creative team from Michigan. They both came to the comics world from backgrounds in journalism and media, and started writing and editing a variety of indie comics projects in 2011. A few years later, they made their first creator-owned comic together, Dead By Wednesday, with help from the wonderful people on Kickstarter.

RUM ROW by Andrew Maxwell

To avoid dry laws, rumrunners and patrons alike have taken to the sky. Hot air balloons and dirigibles now serve as speakeasies and black markets for alcohol. The press has coined these flying bars above New York "Rum Row". One ship in particular has been a thorn in the city's side since the beginning: The Duchess, New York's premier flying speakeasy. In this story, we'll follow the NYPD's attempt to take down the Duchess once and for all, through the eyes of one of its passengers, Jack Tinson. All the while, Jack's own allegiances and motivations remain in question...

Andrew has co-created and written The Bawdy Tales of Lazlo Cale, Rum Row and Aldous Spark, with more projects on the way for 2019. You can follow Andrew on Twitter @IhateMaxwell. Instagram @grenade_fight

STRETCH GOAL #5 - $9,200  REACHED!!

Backers who have pledged $10 or more to a physical reward will receive this award winning cover of the novel in a 8 1/2 x 11 inch print on 10 pt. cardstock gloss by the amazing Luisa Preissler. 

STRETCH GOAL #6 - $10,200 REACHED!

Five unique digital comics that are available to anyone who has pledged $6 and above! Includes Above the Clouds by the amazing Melissa Pagluica and Deep Ender by John Lees.

A bit about the creators and their stories:

THE ADVOCATOR PRESENTS

The ADVOCATOR Presents: WINTER EDITION The Advocator is Comicsodes of Indie Comic Book Franchises, giving you more of the characters you love. 

The Advocator Presents is a collection of short stories from Indie Creators who have their own pre-established franchises, now offering continued short stories of the characters you have fallen in love with or a new story that has never been seen before.

Featuring stories by Joseph Duis, Chuck Pineau, Jamie Primack, Travis Gibb, Frank Martin, and Connor Bartel

ABOVE THE CLOUDS by Melissa Pagluica

Above the Clouds follows a young girl named Eily whose world is silent until she is given a book. She falls in love with a story about an unlikely hero who must save a great world tree from a dragon. Only, the story she's reading isn't done and now she must get a reluctant author to finish what he has started.

Melissa Pagluica is a California illustrator and creator of the comic book series Above the Clouds (atcloudscomic.com).​ I work full time as an artist traveling to different conventions selling my self-published works. Outside of art I'm a huge book reader, tea drinker, and I'm totally owned by my cat Lui. I'm in love with fairytales and stories that hold a bit of sadness (Last Unicorn fan). Avid Zelda player.

DEEP ENDER by John Lees

Ollie Stigall is recovering from a traumatic near death experience at sea that hit him six months ago.  He chooses to face that fear head-on by learning to swim at his local swimming baths and it’s here that the fun begins. 

John Lees is a Scotland-born award-winning comic book writer best known for his work on acclaimed horror series SINK with Alex Cormack. His other credits include superhero drama The Standard and serial killer thriller Oxymoron: The Loveliest Nightmare. This year, John worked on a story for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe with artist Nick Pitarra.

For more info: http://johnleescomics.com

VALKYRIE SQUADRON by Jules Rivera

Valkyrie Squadron is a science fiction graphic novel that follows an all-female rescue team in a war against robot drones.  The drones are making entire colonies of people disappear and it’s up to the Valkyries to figure out where they’re going and how they can be saved. 

Jules Rivera is a Latinx artist who has worked as an illustrator, colorist, animator, and writer, prompting SyFy Wire to call her “a multi-talented force in indie comics.” She is the creator of a weekly autobiographical cartoon strip, Love, Joolz, and feminist sci-fi epic, Valkyrie Squadron, which are both being packaged into graphic novels. Additionally, she worked on the graphic novels Barbie Starlight Adventure and Barbie Video Game Hero for Mattel. She also creates sci-fi designs for TV and film and teaches storyboarding at the college level.
  For more info: www.julesrivera.com

CHRONOINTEL by Jason Beckwith

Brandon is a brilliant young physicist who develops a technique for sending pulses of light through space-time.  Instead of building the transmitter, he first builds the receiver that catches the light pulses and converts them into data. Five minutes after turning it on for the first time, pulses of light begin to come from nowhere and fire into the receiver.  Once the computer decodes the first messages, he realizes that it’s from himself, from the future.

Jason left a full-ride scholarship in computer information sciences at UCSC to enter the private sector in Silicon Valley and began his career at advertising agencies by programming cross platform CD-Roms for companies like Microsoft, Disney, Nike, Apple and Netscape.   Now working solely as a comic book author and cinematographer for narrative films, Jason is following his dream of story creation. His biggest goal is to entertain and provoke thought with stories of ordinary people who find themselves in extraordinary situations.

STRETCH GOAL #7 - $11,600   REACHED!!

Three gorgeous bookmarks. Two by Gwynn Tavares and the other taken from the cover art from my novel, A Storm of Secrets. (Art by Luisa Preissler.)   The ones depicting Samuel and Caitlin will be UV coated so the colors pop, while the other one will have a silk finish and a ribbon!

These will only be available to those who have pledged $10 and above to a physical reward.

To all my amazing backers, you have blown through all my planned Stretch Goals. Thank you.  From this point on, everything will go to producing our next story. 

Risks and challenges

I have successfully delivered all of the rewards from our previous Kickstarters and managed eight 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, Chapter 5 - 24 page edition, Chapter 6 - 24 page edition, the trade paperback, and Scourge). I have also been handling fulfillment through my own website store for over five years.

We are on track to finish by the book by end of the campaign. I do not anticipate any problems. However, if there are any shipping delays or hiccups with the printer, you'll be the first to know.

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    You will receive a PDF of the Boston Metaphysical Society Trade (156 pages), a PDF of The Scourge of the Mechanical Men( 44 pages), and The Spirit of Rebellion (44 pages) as well as being listed as a backer on the Kickstarter Thank You Wall.

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    Teapot Pin

    Love tea? Love pins? This package includes:

    •A signed (by the Creator) copy of The Spirit of Rebellion
    •NEW BOSTON METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY TEAPOT PIN (See image)
    •PDF of The Spirit of Rebellion
    • BRAND NEW BMS BOOKMARK
    •Your name on the Kickstarter Thank You Wall.

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    The New Stuff

    This package is for those who have the trade paperback and The Scourge of the Mechanical men, but are missing our latest stories. This package includes:

    • A signed (by the Creator) copy of The Spirit of Rebellion
    • Print copy of the novel, BOSTON METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY: A STORM OF SECRETS
    • BRAND NEW BMS BOOKMARK
    • Includes Domestic (US) Postage
    • Your name on the Kickstarter Thank You Wall.

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    Need to Catch Up? Plus the novel.

    Got the trade, but need The Scourge of the Mechanical Men, The Spirit of Rebellion, and the novel, Boston Metaphysical Society: A Storm of Secrets? This is the reward tier for you. Also includes a Thank You on the Kickstarter Wall on the website. Includes domestic shipping.

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    Super Digital Bundle

    Run out of shelf space? This package is for you. It includes:

    •A PDF of the Boston Metaphysical Society Trade (156 pages)
    •A PDF of The Spirit of Rebellion (44 pages)
    •A PDF of The Scourge of the Mechanical Men (44 pages)
    •A PDF of Boston Metaphysical Society: A Storm of Secrets (Novel)
    •A PDF of Boston Metaphysical Society: Prelude (Prose Anthology)

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    For Our Hardworking Tradesfolk

    Special for merchants. This package includes five (5) signed copies, by the creator, of The Spirit of Rebellion.

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    New to Boston?

    New to the series? This is the package you need. It includes the graphic novels:

    •A signed (by the Creator) copy of The Spirit of Rebellion
    •A signed (by the Creator) copy of The Scourge of the Mechanical Men
    •A signed (by the Creator) copy of the Boston Metaphysical Society Trade (Paperback)
    •BRAND NEW BMS BOOKMARK
    •Includes Domestic (US) Postage
    •Your name on the Kickstarter Thank You Wall.

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    Samuel Hunter Package

    You are a person of good taste and must own a complete set of pins. This package includes:

    • A signed (by the Creator) copy of The Spirit of Rebellion
    • ALL FIVE (Teacup, Tesla, Dirigible, Antique Camera, and Triquetra) BOSTON METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY PINS in a lovely gift box (See photo.)
    • PDF of The Spirit of Rebellion
    • PDF of Boston Metaphysical Society: A Storm of Secrets
    • BRAND NEW BMS BOOKMARK
    • Includes Domestic (US) Postage
    • Your name on the Kickstarter Thank You Wall.

    IMPORTANT NOTE TO INTERNATIONAL BACKERS: The gift box will NOT be included in order to save on postage. The pins and book will be included in the same large sturdy envelope and wrapped in bubble wrap.

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    Nothing But Books

    Love books? This package includes:

    • A signed (by the Creator) copy of The Spirit of Rebellion
    • A signed (by the Creator) copy of The Scourge of the Mechanical Men
    • A signed (by the Creator) copy of the Boston Metaphysical Society Trade Paperback
    • Print copy of the anthology BOSTON METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY: PRELUDE
    • Print copy of the novel, BOSTON METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY: A STORM OF SECRETS
    • BRAND NEW BMS BOOKMARK
    • Includes Domestic (US) Postage
    • Your name on the Kickstarter Thank You Wall.

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    Special Commission Level (Limit 6)

    Ever wanted to time travel? This will be the closest you’ll ever come when our fabulous artist Gwynn Tavares draws you into the illustration with Samuel and Caitlin (See image) in period costume. This will be an 11 x 17 inch poster on 80 lb. Classic Stripple. She’s only doing six, so jump on this now before they are gone.

    This package includes:

    • Your likeness drawn into an illustration with Samuel and Caitlin in period costume
    • A signed (by the Creator) copy of The Spirit of Rebellion
    • PDF of The Spirit of Rebellion
    • Includes Domestic (US) Postage
    • BRAND NEW BMS BOOKMARK
    • Your name on the Kickstarter Thank You Wall.

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    All Things Boston Metaphysical Society

    This package includes:

    •A signed (by the Creator) copy of The Spirit of Rebellion
    •A signed (by the Creator) copy of The Scourge of the Mechanical Men
    •A signed (by the Creator) copy of the Boston Metaphysical Society Trade Paperback
    •Print copy of the anthology Boston Metaphysical Society: Prelude
    •Print copy of the novel Boston Metaphysical Society: A Storm of Secrets
    •ALL FIVE BOSTON METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY PINS (Teacup, Tesla, Dirigible, Antique Camera, and Triquetra). (See photo)
    •Hard copy of the script The Spirit of Rebellion
    •PDFS of The Spirit of Rebellion, Prelude, and A Storm of Secrets
    • BRAND NEW BMS BOOKMARK
    •Includes Domestic (US) Postage
    •Your name on the Kickstarter Thank You Wall.

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    Kickstarter Economy Consultation Package

    For those who need help running their own crowdfunding campaign. This package includes:

    • Print copy of the book, Kickstarter for the Independent Creator.
    • Review of you Kickstarter Homepage prior to you launching your campaign with 1 page of written critique which will include marketing plan suggestions.
    • One hour private consultation either by Skype/phone or if you are local, a convenient location. Time and date to be determined. Consultation must occur within one year of campaign completion date.
    • PDF of The Spirit of Rebellion.
    • A signed (by the Creator) copy of The Spirit of Rebellion
    • BMS bookmark
    • Includes domestic (US) postage
    • Thank you on the website.

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    Kickstarter Premium Consultation Package

    •Print copy of the book, Kickstarter for the Independent Creator.
    • Review of you Kickstarter Homepage prior to you launching your campaign with 2 pages of written critique which will include marketing plan suggestions.
    • Three hour private consultation either by Skype/phone or if you are local, a convenient location. Time and date to be determined. Consultation must occur within one year of campaign completion date.
    • PDF of The Spirit of Rebellion.
    • A signed copy (by the Creator) of The Spirit of Rebellion.
    • The new BMS bookmark
    • Includes domestic (US) postage
    • Thank you on the website.

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