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Stairway is a 128 page original Science-Fiction graphic novel by Matt (Think Tank/Postal) Hawkins & Raffaele (Symmetry) Ienco.
299 backers pledged $18,204 to help bring this project to life.

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What we used to call junk DNA could contain information seeded there millions of years ago.  

What if our creators left us a stairway to heaven hidden inside the basic building blocks of life? 

Stairway is a story at its core about the strongest force in the universe; the love a parent has for her child.  It centers on two pivotal characters: Alicia Viskander – a genetic researcher who discovered the information left in our DNA and how to unlock and decipher it and Arthur Hopkins – billionaire entrepreneur who funds her research and has his own agenda about how it should be used.   

What did she find in our DNA? Schematics on how to build things. Some biological, some material. The problem is after so many generations the information has been degraded and bits and pieces of it can be found in humans all over the planet. 

Stairway is a story about second chances, what are the costs, the balance between work and family, and how technology we think is advanced could be millions of years old.

 

 

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The money raised will go towards printing, distributing the finished project to fans all across the world. STAIRWAY is complete and there will be no delays in getting your rewards. In the event we exceed our goal, the additional funds will go toward the added cost for the extra rewards!

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    Thank you credit

    Your name in the THANK YOU section included in both the print and digital versions of STAIRWAY!

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    Stairway DRM-free

    You will receive the STAIRWAY digital graphic novel in your inbox as a DRM-free PDF or CBZ file. We will credit your name in the Thank You section.

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    Stairway Original Graphic Novel

    You will receive the Kickstarter exclusive STAIRWAY print edition, digital download, and Thank You credit!

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    Stairway OGN + Lithos & Buttons

    This reward includes both digital & physical printed copies of Stairway, Thank You credit,
    Top Cow 25th Anniversary four-piece button set and Stairway mini-litho set!

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    • Matt Hawkins Autograph (Optional)
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    Stairway: Artist & Writers Edition PDF

    Do you want to make comics but don't know where to start? This reward will give you an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at how Stairway was created. You will get the digital copy of Stairway, scripts, email discussions, concept art, and access to the private Facebook page where you can speak with Matt directly.
    (See update #1)

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    Both Stairway Graphic Novel Covers

    You will receive the Kickstarter exclusive and the regular cover (comic shops) along with the DRM-free PDF or CBZ file.
    This reward also includes the Top Cow 25th Anniversary four-piece button set and Thank You credit!

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    Stairway + Golgotha

    This tier includes:
    - Stairway Kickstarter Exclusive Printed OGN
    - Golgotha Kickstarter Exclusive Printed OGN
    - Thank you Credit
    - Top Cow Anniversary 4 Button Set and mini-litho set!
    - DRM-free PDF or CBZ files for both Stairway and Golgotha

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    Stairway: Artist & Writers *Printed*

    Do you want to make comics but don't know where to start? This reward will give you an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at how Stairway came to fruition. You will get the print+digital copies, scripts, email discussions, concept art, and access to the private Facebook page where you can speak with Matt directly.
    This reward includes buttons and Thank you credit.

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    Stairway + Symmetry

    This reward includes:
    - Stairway Kickstarter Exclusive (print & digital)
    - Symmetry Vol. 1 & 2 (print & digital)
    - Top Cow 25th Anniversary four-piece button set
    - Thank You credit
    Matt Hawkins will sign all physical books if you so desire.

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    Graphic Novels by Raffaele Ienco

    This package includes:
    - Stairway Kickstarter Edition print and digital
    - Mechanism (Print and Digital)
    - Symmetry Vol. 1+2 (Print and Digital)
    - Manifestations (digital only)
    - Thank you credit

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    5 copies of STAIRWAY graphic novel

    This reward includes 5 copies of Stairway signed by Matt Hawkins.

    *You have the option to choose from the Kickstarter exclusive or regular cover, and you will receive Thank you credit.

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    Signed Darkness: Origins Vol. 1+2

    Love The Darkness? Here's the best way to get The Darkness: Origins Vol. 1 and 2 signed by Marc Silvestri! This reward secures your thank you credit, Top Cow 25th Anniversary four-piece button set, and includes the Stairway Kickstarter exclusive print edition and digital download.

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    Hawkins + Ienco Rewards

    This package includes:
    - Stairway Kickstarter Edition print and digital
    - Golgotha Kickstarter Edition print edition
    - Mechanism (Print)
    - Symmetry Vol. 1+2 (Print)
    - Thank you credit

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    10 copies of STAIRWAY graphic novel

    This reward includes ten copies of Stairway signed by Matt Hawkins.

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    Top Cow Writers' Room

    Five aspiring comic book writers will workshop an original idea under the mentorship of Matt Hawkins. The writers' room will be held at the Top Cow office in person or via Skype.
    Backers are encouraged to send a direct message for more information.
    *This does not include travel, meals, or hotel accommodations.

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    Top Cow Writers' Room 2

    Given the quick filling of that and the several people who asked me if they could join, adding a second one. This will happen a few months later, but it's the same deal as explained in the videos.

    Five aspiring comic book writers will workshop an original idea under the mentorship of Matt Hawkins. The writers' room will be held at the Top Cow office in person or via Skype.
    Backers are encouraged to send a direct message for more information.
    *This does not include travel, meals, or hotel accommodations.

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