About this project
STAR: 72-page Trade-paperback Series Launch!
Just over 8 years ago I started a comic project with a question–what would our media personalities look like in the not-too-distant future given current trends in tech and media? My answer is this series.
This isn't just some social-science thought experiment, tho'–it's first and foremost an action-adventure story with loads of action. And adventure. With some really dark satire thrown in for good measure.
Why Kickstarter for Star?
I believe in this story and this is the single-best place to launch. There are expenses involved with finishing & releasing a book of this size–finished inks, colors & letters, as well as the printing, shipping & fulfillment. And promotion–I’ll allocate a large portion of any sizable amount over the funding goal to promoting Star for the series moving forward.
I’ve covered the costs of making the book thus far–creative, models, research, lettering the first two sections, etc.–I simply need a hand to get it out into the world.
To that end, and because this is a book about Pop Culture, I’ve dug into my archive from the last 20+ years of making art for popular culture to create some unique backer rewards. I’ve also been lucky enough to have some dear friends who’re popular artists of all sorts–visual, literary & performance–offer up some goodies.
Pages from the book!
Here're some pages from the third part of the book–a tailor-made Kickstarter preview.
Star couldn't be the world's most-watched person without other people in the world, so here are some of them.
Risks and challenges
In the spirit of "Underpromise and Overdeliver," I've put the delivery date further into the future than I expect to hit. (My real expectation is to deliver in June.)
I've got quotes from multiple resources on which I'd have to rely to wrap this project–it's simply just a matter of having the funds to pull the trigger.
So pledge with confidence–I got this.
(Barring an ELE-level meteor strike, of course. That might throw a wrench into things.)
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