About this project
THANK YOU, to everyone that helped reach the initial goal! As a thank you, every reward has been upgraded to include a free digital sketchbook! Thank you again! There are also new rewards being offered to help reach the stretch goal of $30,000. That stretch goal will allow for promotional materials and signings, plus production of new and awesome stretch goal rewards! Check them out in the UPDATES!
The Story: Corinne White is waiting. Waiting for the next drink, the next fight, the next job (which typically includes both). Waiting for something to change, waiting to die.
Set in the 58th ward of lower Pittsburgh in 2119, former military spy and only surviving member of her team, Corinne exists merely to exist. Working for an independent contractor, Corinne jumps from job to job as a body guard, private investigator, and data specialist. With billions of microscopic implants in the pores of her skin, military enhancements, years worth of government combat training, and one ugly cybernetic arm (kept for reasons known only to her), there are none better at what she does. But that’s small consolation on the day her past mistakes catch up to her. Through a series of orchestrated events, Corinne is startled to be reunited with the squad she left almost a decade ago. The problem is they're dead….or undead.
EMPTY ZONE is the heart wrenching ghost story of a woman confronted by her complicated past, and forced to choose between redemption or damnation. Set in the future of a visually rich, fragmented world of corrupt privatized governments, amidst everything from street gangs modified with deadly animalistic implants, to reanimated corpses stalking the streets like remote controlled toys, EMPTY ZONE’s world is grimly ethereal and haunting.
The Creator: Eisner nominated Artist/Creator/Writer, Jason Shawn Alexander, has worked on numerous titles including Hellboy, Abe Sapien, Batman, Escapists, Super Man, and Queen and Country. Though primarily painting for gallery exhibitions over the past 5 years, Jason has consistently maintained his presence in comics; most recently collaborating on Batman, Creepy and Hellrasier. Now he’s thrilled to move into the world of creator-owned original series. EMPTY ZONE is something dark and special that can only happen if done independently. That's where Kickstarter comes in...
The Kickstarter: All funds raised will go toward EMPTY ZONE #1 production costs (and to give backers some GREAT rewards). If this campaign is successful, you'll be helping to make the first issue of EMPTY ZONE and the ongoing monthly series. Later in the spring a publisher will be announced that will help package and distribute the comic. But since this book is 100% creator-owned, there's no publisher's financing. The Kickstarter goal is enough to bridge the gap and get a copy of the first issue in the hands of readers next summer! So if you support creator-owned comics, and want to help EMPTY ZONE become a reality, there are some great rewards for you. And remember: you're only charged if we make our funding goal.
Risks and challenges
I've worked in comics for around 20 years. I'm thrilled to be doing my own creator owned book and nothing is getting in the way of that! I also have assistance with providing the rewards purchased. If an emergency were to arise, it might cause a delay. And if so, everyone will be updated on the status of their orders. But I don't anticipate that happening. Really excited!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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