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About

About the Kickstarter

As a result of this Kickstarter project, DieGo Comics Publishing will translate and publish DESDEMONA by Italian authors Giuseppe Di Bernardo & Andrea J. Polidori. The series consists of thirteen volumes of 96 black and white pages each. We have already translated the first three volumes - Forgotten Crimes, Children's Crusade, Small Miracles - as well as a special issue titled 'Obsession' that is an introduction to the main series and will be printed as a limited collectors paperback. The complete series of Desdemona comics will be published monthly by September 2014, in electronic format. They will initially be available through DriveThruComics, and later throughout ComiXology too. Your help is needed to help us to bring this awesome Italian heroine to you! This Kickstarter will raise funds for us to pay the members of our crew involved in this project: translators, graphic designers, editors, authors and illustrators, as well as cover shipping costs of the pledges and fund an audio-comic of the same series. Should the project be successful, we're planning to print the full series of Desdemona. Believe us, Desdemona is worth being read!!! 

LonCon3, August 2014

Have in mind that by backing Desdemona's project you aren't just giving someone money, YOU are supporting our dream to create something that we want to see exist in the world!!!

This is an opportunity not only to help us in this project, but also to become acquainted with what we publish. 

Who is Desdemona? 

 For our English-speaking readers who do not yet know - DESDEMONA METUS is the heroine created by the great minds of the Italian writers Andrea J. Polidori and Giuseppe Di Bernardo. She is a true heroine, an authentic figure of hope in our daily lives, who does not have super powers but a gift, the most precious and important gift of all: she knows how to bless the soul of her listeners. Reading the adventures of Desdemona Metus is to immerse yourself in unsolved mysteries, enigmas of the past and secret societies: all set in a grim, urban reality within the Italian city of Florence, where Desdemona lives and works. 

 Florence is beautiful and shimmering yet dirty and dark. It's a city to explore carefully: there are alleys that hide heinous crimes and disturbing mysteries which, like its many gardens, are jealously guarded within ancient walls. Despite its status as a fashion capital, the Florence depicted by Polidori and Di Bernardo is a cruel, dark and medieval city, leaving lasting impressions upon every visitor, whether great or detestable, just as it does with Desdemona.

 Desdemona is the young radio DJ who hosts The Sleepless, a radio show where our heroine gets to know the absurd and mystifying characters of Florence who call into her live broadcast. She is the daughter of Isaiah Metus, a university professor with a troubled past and obscure connections. The two find themselves in constant conflict, as she blames him for her mother’s death: a tragic event that caused the mysterious form of insomnia that plagues Desdemona. 

Read more about Desdemona's thirteen episodes at our website.

So if you want to enjoy DESDEMONA’S intriguing series, by all means spread the news. Tell your friends, your family, even those to whom you owe money! Talk about her! Write about her! Do whatever you can to help raise awareness of Desdemona’s adventures, so that all of us can enjoy the path that leads to the series’ conclusion. Because Giuseppe Di Bernardo is a writer worth reading, and Desdemona is a book worth fighting for.

DESDEMONA paperback exclusive issue will contents an introduction of the series by our publisher, the 30 pages short story 'Obsession', an exclusive interview with the author Giuseppe Di Bernardo, and a series of exclusive drawings showing Desdemona's trip to London.

 More images for Desdemona series:

 Below panels from issue #05 - artwork by Alessandro Scacchia

Desdemona in the Italian news as L'Insonne:

Watch Desdemona TV show pilot

Funding

All the money raised by this project will be used to pay our crew for the work done up till now and towards the future publication of Desdemona. Any funds above and beyond our stated goal will go toward the production of other publications by DieGo Comics Publishing. Most of the pledge rewards offered have already been printed and are in stock and ready to be shipped to you, our backer! Your help is hugely appreciated, and each of our supporters will be honoured by DieGo Comics Publishing with exclusive gifts.

How the money raised by this project will be used:

* 50% for translators, letterer, graphic designer, editors, authors 

* 20 % for the exclusive pledges to be produced for this project (iPhone skins, t-shirts, USB pen-drivers, A4 Prints)

* 20 % for shipping costs

* 8% Kickstarter's fees

* 2% others expenses connected with the project

 We are ready to ship your pledges. 

Some of the pledges you will receive when funding this project:

1. Desdemona limited paperback for Loncon3 event, every copy will be numbered to make it even more a collectors piece. The issue's contents: Desdemona introductory episode 'Obsession', an exclusive interview with the author and few awesome drawing of Desdemona visiting London. 

2. Postcards with artworks by Claudia SGI and Umberto Giampa'

3. Enchantment Agency calendar, 13 exclusive images of Jasmine and Myriam by 13 renowned Italian illustrators. 

 4. The Cold of Hell, a Steampunk short story by Augusto Chiarle with a beautiful cover art by Denise Di Prima

 5. Get both the special Loncon3 issue and first episode of Desdemona Metus as PDFs, ideal for you who cannot attend the London event next month  or who lives abroad.

6. An exclusive Desdemona iPhone skin and USB pen-drive (4GB) that we will produce ONLY if the Kickstarter is successful.

Our Inspiration

We will be bringing to a global audience a new range of highly anticipated publications, from some of the best European voices of fantasy literature and comics. This will be a pivotal year for DieGo Comics Publishing, and the start of many more! In the future, you will see many further releases as we build upon our library of progressive and true-to-heart fantasy literature.

Who are we?

DieGo Comic Publishing is a London-based independent publishing company that started translating the work of Italian authors into English, and is now devoted to discovering new and emerging authors from around the world. Founded in November of 2012, the fledgling company is a cooperative of authors, artists, editors and proofreaders, as well as an innovative graphic designer, who creates the unique graphics of DieGo’s publications. Our names are Giuseppe e Marcella Pennestri, brother and sister founders; Denise Di Prima, our lovely niece, photographer, letterer and graphic designer; Matthew Perryman student and editor; Nigel Borg, student and translator; Giuseppe Di Bernardo, co-author for Desdemona comic books (who you have seen in the video interview at the top); Federico Memola, author for Rourke the Hexbuster and Enchantment Agency comic books; Marco Guadalupi, author of the Dark Rock Chronicles contemporary fantasy novel; Augusto Chiarle, author of The Cold of Hell steampunk story; and all the artists who contributed with their illustrations to shape the stories told in our comics books.

Nobody on the DieGo team draws a salary - all members of our dedicated team work for a portion of the royalties, banking on the success of the various publications we produce.

In its first year of activity, DieGo Comic Publishing has introduced a number of literary and graphic novels by renowned Italian authors, as well as a flagship magazine that takes readers deep into the worlds of fantasy, steampunk and science fiction. Our titles have received great feedback from industry professionals and readers who bought them at the MCM Comic Convention and World Fantasy Convention in late 2013.

Above Giuseppe & Marcella at MCM London Comic Con, October 2014. 

Risks and challenges

There are not many risks on the project. Most of the pledge rewards offered have already been printed and are in stock. We are supported by a reliable Italian printer - SUSIL TYPOGRAPHY - that guarantee us with the high quality Italy is famous for, and the compliance with the delivery promises, thanks also to the logistic offered by UPS.
Up to this date, DieGo Comic Publishing has released five titles and, although there have been difficulties, we have held to all of our deadlines and obligations, building the foundations for our niche of faithful readers.

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    EARLY BIRD: A PAPERBACK copy of Desdemona episode #00 LIMITED EDITION for The 72nd World Science Fiction Convention

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