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STEAMPUNK fusion! STAR TREK meets WILD WILD WEST. A Graphic Novel by Brian Denham (X-Files, Star Wars, Iron Man: Hypervelocity) Read more

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STEAMPUNK fusion! STAR TREK meets WILD WILD WEST. A Graphic Novel by Brian Denham (X-Files, Star Wars, Iron Man: Hypervelocity)

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Steam. The final Aether.

WHAT'S THE BIG IDEA?

This Kickstarter project is to raise money for the printing of a FULL COLOR Airship Enterprise Graphic Novel. While there are other items being offered, the main goal is the publication of a high quality book you will be happy to own.

"A Thrilling Fusion Of Wild Wild West And Star Trek."

Early design work from the Sketchbook. This is a sample of the coloring style for the actual book.
Early design work from the Sketchbook. This is a sample of the coloring style for the actual book.

WHO'S RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS?

My name is Brian Denham. I have been drawing comics professionally since 1994. I have worked on many high profile comic and TV characters like Iron Man, X-Files, Angel, Battlestar Galactica, The Six Million Dollar Man, Knight Rider, and a host of others. I am the creator, artist and writer of Airship Enterprise.

My partner on this project is my friend and publisher, Dr. Joeming Dunn. Joe's brother, Ben Dunn, founded Antarctic Press in 1984. Joe took over the company a while back and invited me in as a creator. He will oversee printing and production.

More design work from the early phases of production. I made thousands of sketches in the early days.
More design work from the early phases of production. I made thousands of sketches in the early days.

FULL STEAM AHEAD! THESE ARE THE VOYAGES OF THE AIRSHIP ENTERPRISE.

THE BOOK WILL BE FULL COLOR.

The human adventure has just begun. Captain's Log, Cpt. Janus Tibbs reporting...
The human adventure has just begun. Captain's Log, Cpt. Janus Tibbs reporting...
Exiting an Aether Stream, Captain Janus Tibbs, and the Enterprise crew prepares for the unknown.
Exiting an Aether Stream, Captain Janus Tibbs, and the Enterprise crew prepares for the unknown.
Sound Collision! Captain Tibbs orders evasive action to avoid a cloud of debris.
Sound Collision! Captain Tibbs orders evasive action to avoid a cloud of debris.
Organized Chaos! The Enterprise bridge crew quickly checks on the operational status of the ship.
Organized Chaos! The Enterprise bridge crew quickly checks on the operational status of the ship.
Look at the size of that thing! Enterprise launches two outriders to investigate.
Look at the size of that thing! Enterprise launches two outriders to investigate.
Sticks and Stones! The enemy vessel comes alive and attacks the Outriders as Lt. Ram attempts to land.
Sticks and Stones! The enemy vessel comes alive and attacks the Outriders as Lt. Ram attempts to land.
Captain Tibbs orders the firing of the Icarus Reflector.
Captain Tibbs orders the firing of the Icarus Reflector.
Unable to avoid contact with the alien machine, Outrider 1 breaks on through to the other side.
Unable to avoid contact with the alien machine, Outrider 1 breaks on through to the other side.
This is Enterprise calling. Are we reaching?
This is Enterprise calling. Are we reaching?
Alive! Just barely. Lt. Ram gets an earful. We meet two new crew members.
Alive! Just barely. Lt. Ram gets an earful. We meet two new crew members.
The Outrider crews are safely on the ground. Now they begin their search for the Huygens survivors.
The Outrider crews are safely on the ground. Now they begin their search for the Huygens survivors.
RAIDSHIRTS! The Enterprise security detachment has arrived. Hope they survive the experience.
RAIDSHIRTS! The Enterprise security detachment has arrived. Hope they survive the experience.
Curiouser and curiouser! Down the rabbit hole goes our trio, but is it by choice?
Curiouser and curiouser! Down the rabbit hole goes our trio, but is it by choice?
Discovery! Finally locating the beacon of the R.V. Huygens it now serves as a tombstone to her lost crew.
Discovery! Finally locating the beacon of the R.V. Huygens it now serves as a tombstone to her lost crew.
10,000 years will give you such a pain in the neck. Damballah attacks Lt. Ram.
10,000 years will give you such a pain in the neck. Damballah attacks Lt. Ram.
The end of the beginning. It's up to you star blazers to save this project.
The end of the beginning. It's up to you star blazers to save this project.

REWARDS

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REWARDS AT A GLANCE
REWARDS AT A GLANCE
Sketchbook art- These were too cartoony for what I really wanted to do. I wanted my art to look more like 19th Century Illustrators
Sketchbook art- These were too cartoony for what I really wanted to do. I wanted my art to look more like 19th Century Illustrators

Basic "Add Ons" price list

If you would like to add additional items to your existing pledge simply add the following prices below for you desired items. Notice, you must already be an existing backer and pledging for a base tier before adding on items.

All prices include both domestic, Canadian & international shipping.

ADDITIONAL AIRSHIP ENTERPRISE HARDCOVER $25.

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More art from the Sketchbook.
More art from the Sketchbook.

Risks and challenges

I work at an art studio and comic publisher in San Antonio, Texas. The company has been in business since 1985 and we've shipped a few thousand titles over the years. We have a proven track record of delivering projects on time.

Our talented artists have shipped several Kickstarter projects ahead of schedule. We have the logistics to get books form the printer, packaged for shipping, and mailed out quickly.

While I would like to address any negative aspects of this project getting to the backers I am afraid besides an act of nature, massive shipping problems, or printer error there will not be anything getting in the way of delivering this project ahead of schedule.

Our studio members have been involved with over 7 successful Kickstarter campaigns that have raised over $134,000! We have kept in constant communication with our 3000+ Backers. We have made ourselves available to our backers 24 hours a day. We have taken calls from backers on our landline. We have a staff that has packed and shipped nearly 6000 packages since we started on Kickstarter.

Your support of our project means a lot to us. It means that you have a commitment to the arts and we have a commitment to you to deliver a product in a reasonable amount of time and a product you will be proud to own. Your support means that we are able to create more comics and art projects that you will not find anywhere else.

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