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"Ithaqa" is a Lovecraftian horror story, set during the roaring 20's, in Ithaca, New York.
"Ithaqa" is a Lovecraftian horror story, set during the roaring 20's, in Ithaca, New York.
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Ithaqa - Issue 1
Ithaqa - Issue 1

 We're raising $2,530 so that we can afford a physical print run of Ithaqa, Issue 1! 

 That's $2,405 for a 250 copy print run + Kickstarter fees and $125 for an ISBN number. 

Stretch Goal 1 - $2,600: A Larger Print Run - UNLOCKED!

Stretch Goal 2 - $3,000: Foil Stamped Cover - UNLOCKED!

Image courtesy of Print Ninja Website
Image courtesy of Print Ninja Website

All covers will now be foil stamped!

Imagine this - but shiny!
Imagine this - but shiny!

Stretch Goal 3 - $3,500: Variant Cover For Issue 1 - UNLOCKED!

Current draft of variant cover - Color coming soon!
Current draft of variant cover - Color coming soon!

Stretch Goal 4 - $5,000: Free Digital Release For Issue 2 - The Magician - UNLOCKED!

Why receive only one comic, when you can go home with two!
Why receive only one comic, when you can go home with two!

Now that we can afford to finish Issue 2, all backers will receive a free digital copy once it is completed! 

 Stretch Goal 5 - $5,500:  Limited Edition Ithaqa Stickers - UNLOCKED!

If you have backed this project at the "Physical Copy of Ithaqa" tier ($10) or above, you will receive stickers along with your comic book.

Yeah, stickers!
Yeah, stickers!

 Stretch Goal 6 - Every $100 we raise going forward, pays for a page of Issue 3.

Current # of Issue 3 pages unlocked for backers: 4

Things get pretty real in Issue 3, jus' sayin'
Things get pretty real in Issue 3, jus' sayin'

In Ithaqa, filmmaker and conman, Mookie Smitts, discovers the horrible Eldritch Truth of the cosmos, as a moving picture he's struggling to produce in the 1920’s accidentally uncovers a plot to destroy the Spacetime Continuum.

THE HORROR!
THE HORROR!


Ithaqa is a comedy-turned-Lovecraftian horror story, that will appeal to readers who enjoyed HBO’s True Detective, but thought it would be copacetic if it had been set during the roaring 20’s, (and actually delivered on its supernatural premise). 

Readers with an attention for historical detail will appreciate the faithful recreations of the Wharton Silent Film Studios, Cornell University, and underground speakeasies of Ithaca, NY, all used as backdrops for a story that takes place at the beginning of Prohibition and Women’s Suffrage.


  • Mookie Smitts is a filmmaker and conman, who stumbles upon the horrible Eldritch Truth of the cosmos, as a moving picture he's struggling to produce in the 1920’s, accidentally threatens to destroy the Spacetime Continuum.
  • Hazel is an ostracized artist, whose fascination with the booming spiritualist movement gets her involved with a recent string of suspicious deaths. She believes that ghosts are real, and thinks that Mookie can help her find some.
  • Margaret Murphy is a former suffragette. Now that she's won the vote, she finds her day to day life as a telephone operator to be unfulfilling. Margaret wants to solve mysteries like the hard boiled detectives in the pulp novels she reads. She trusts Mookie as far as she can throw him, which isn't very far.
  • Ruth Addler is a cynical nurse who's down on her luck. Her no good husband split town, and left her saddled with a lot of gambling debts. Now she needs some cash quick, and an ad in the paper looking for spiritualist investigators seems like just the ticket...
  • Harvey Bolton is a WW1 soldier gone AWOL. A horrific eldritch experience from his past drives him to abandon the army and seek answers. His quest for the truth is complicated by his former lover, Charles Smith, who has risen to the rank of Lieutenant within the Ithaca Police Department.

Theresa is an illustrator and cartoonist based in Manhattan graduated from the School of Visual Arts with a BFA in Cartooning.

With a fascination with history, Theresa loves finding inspiration in fairy tales stories, historical events, and looking to her Italian heritage when creating stories and illustrations. She often finds herself listening to way too many true crime podcasts.

https://www.theresachiechi.com/

Michael Watson is a writer and video editor who has worked for the Vsauce Network, History Channel, and DUST. He loves reading Sci-fi and playing Call of Cthulhu, so it's no surprise that his insane subconscious demanded he write Ithaqa!

Lucas Gattoni is a seasoned graphic designer and typesetter, bringing over fifteen years of professionalism to comic book lettering. He's worked with many indie publishers and is lettering two yet-to-be-announced series for Action Lab Comics. He lives in Argentina with his husband and their four goldfish (wait, make that three now).

https://cargocollective.com/LG_Lettering

Woop woop!
Woop woop!

 All the art and lettering is finished up for Issue 1, we just need your help bringing it to print! If you'd like to read it before you buy it, you can check out a sneak preview on our blog at Steemit.com. 

Risks and challenges

The first issue is completely finished, so the main challenges left will be raising the money needed to print the comic through Print Ninja.

Quality control of the final product could be a problem, so I will be paying a little extra to receive a physical proof of the comic before printing, in order to ensure a high quality print.

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    Limited: Horror Fan!

    You love horror, and you love our artist, Theresa, so in addition to a physical copy of "Ithaqa" Issue 1, we'll also send you an ouija board post card, and a pirate print!

    Why is a pirate print a part of our horror package offering, you ask? Well everyone who watches "Rick and Morty" knows that pirates are the only thing that Rick Sanchez truly fears. So if pirates scare the most powerful mind in the universe, then we get to add them to our horror bundle!

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    Take your love of "Ithaqa" to the next level with a spooky print done by Theresa!

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    Support The Artist!

    You must really love Theresa, can't say we blame you! This tier gets you a copy of Ithaqa Issue 1, as well as her previous graphic novel, an art print, and a postcard!

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    • Signed physical copy of "Ithaqa" Issue 1
    • Your name on the special thanks page
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    Get Drawn Into The Comic!

    You may meet a horrible end, but we'll draw you into our comic!

    In addition to that, you will receive a signed book plate from writer and the artist to include with your Physical Copy Of "Ithaqa" Issue 1.

    Also get your name printed in the special thanks page in the comic + a digital copy

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