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Mikey and Liz are following the trail of clues left by their Grandfather who is lost in time. solve the clues or he's lost forever.

We love reading and making comics. For the first issue of our book, Brief History in Time, we went out of pocket to print about a hundred issues and much to our delight and shock, sold out pretty quick. 

Although we sold out quickly, making money was never our goal for this book. This book is a story that we just really needed to share. Since the release of the first book, the most common question Caleb and I have got is "Hey! When is issue 2 coming out? I need to know what happens to Grandpa."

What we are trying to accomplish with this project is to raise the money to help answer that question for all those people and finish telling our story.

A more detailed description of the story's premise is as follows. 

Michael, A prominent, young physicist working during the final days of the Manhattan Project discovered the way to not only open, but harness wormholes to travel through both space and time. Knowing what had happen with other discoveries of the day and what they were used for, Michael decides to not share his secrets with his employers.

For years and years, the secrets of Michael's discovery laid in wait in his basement. That is until his Grandchildren began to spend summers with him and his wife. With his Grandson Mikey (his namesake) showing a natural love of history, Michael, who is now known simply as "Grandpa", shared his discovery with him. During the summers, they would travel both space and time witnessing the great moments in human history... that is until the unthinkable happened... 

Grandpa doing a recon run to make sure the destination was safe for his Grandson and himself, failed to return home. The anchor device had malfunctioned and is now hurdling him randomly through time. It is now up to Mikey, his tough older sister Liz and their dog Oppenheimer to find him by using the spare device and following Grandpa's carefully hidden clues. 

The following are the pages from the preview of Issue 2. these are not finalized just yet, but captures that "Saturday morning, cartoon" vibe we wanted.

Cover A, Issue 2
Cover A, Issue 2
Page 1, Issue 2
Page 1, Issue 2
Page 2, Issue 2
Page 2, Issue 2
Page 3, Issue 2
Page 3, Issue 2
Page 4, Issue 2
Page 4, Issue 2

We are 1 issue in and have 7 more to go for our first story arc. We need you all to help us finish our story. 

To see some of Jeff Pina's work and style, Please check his home page here

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Like any project there is obstacles and concerns. I believe the key to overcoming said obstacles and concerns is to keep goals and promises very realistic and not over promise. Besides keeping in realistic is communication, if we are ahead of schedule, great. If we are behind, not great, but we will be sure to keep everyone in the loop.

what is really working for us is that we are done with book. We are simply waiting for funding and the variant cover to be finalized. We are ahead of the curve in that regard, I believe.

since we are a community of creators and supporters, we understand that there may be setbacks, but with communication, we can overcome any and all of them together.

FAQ

  • The short answer is no. When taking into account print cost, track records with full color indie books, It really isn't ideal for us to print the whole run in color. However, as a new incentive for those who contribute to our kickstarter, you will receive a copy of issue 2 IN COLOR!!!! The rest in stores and at cons will be black and white.

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  • The cover photo above says $3.50, this was our goal at first. After everything is said and done, the book will be $3.99 in stores and a little cheaper if you get it from us directly at cons.

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  • Be sure to look at the rewards. Any reward that is $5 and up comes with either an ashcan or regular size copy of issue 1. We won't leave you wondering. So if you think about it, 2 comics for the price of one!

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  • I really, really really want to, but the shipping would be infinitely more then the most likely donation. I am working on a possible PDF fix for that, but at this time we can only ship with in the Continental U.S. due to cost... give me time.

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