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Three foster siblings struggle with the aftermath of their family's abusive and infamous history as robot slayers.
23 backers pledged CA$ 1,158 to help bring this project to life.

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 "A Fire Inside is a stylish dystopian tale about an estranged family with a history of robot slaying and drug addiction. Get lost in a detailed futuristic metropolis and follow the lives of three siblings dealing with both the perks and reprecussions of infamy."

It’s nearing the end of the century and everyone’s gearing up for the rager of a lifetime. New Year's Eve marks five years since the city's been declared safe from AI invansion and war.

The Withrow family have earned their title of The Slayers over the years. Most of the rumors are true... they come from an extensive line of robot destroyers, assassins, and vigilantes. Three foster siblings raised by the Withrows are now trying their best to cope with the mental and physical trauma the family has caused them, all while trying to figure out their own identities. 

The war may be over, but not everyone is convinced. Influential conspiracy theorists conquer the airwaves with accusations against the family. Some believe the threat of aggressive AI will never end as long as The Slayers are still around. 

Follow the twisted paths of Joon, Lee, and Sophia as these paranoid and broken siblings start to question each others' motives and sanity in a polluted cyber city. 

A Fire Inside is a jumbo edition of Chapter One, with 28+ pages of beautifully illustrated panels and painted cover pages. Here's a look at some artwork from the book! 



My name is Kelsey Kasperski and I'm the creator and illustrator of A Fire Inside! Thanks so much for checking out this project. For the past ten years I've worked as a professional tattoo artist and illustrator on independent comics, including A Fire Inside's sister story Joon (Comixology, KS). My illustrations are heavily influenced by industrial animation and works such as Final Fantasy, Blade Runner, and The X-Men.   

I wanted to create something gritty, adult, and relatable- even in a distraught cyber setting. I believe A Fire Inside checks all of those boxes and I hope you do too! 

THE CAMPAIGN & REWARDS

The campaign's goal will cover the basic cost of printing, shipping, and Kickstarter fees. Anything beyond the set goal will help contribute to working on the stretch goals, as well as helping to pay the creator (me!)

Some of the rewards include signed physical content, being drawn into the book, as well as NSFW digital rewards. Here's a look at what you can expect!

Risks and challenges

There is always the risk of printing delays and shipping set backs. I've ran two successful Kickstarters in the past and luckily everything went smoothly for me. I'm aiming to keep that tradition alive and will continue to have quick and open communication with all of my backers!

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    Pledge CA$ 15 or more About US$ 11

    DIGITAL

    Recieve a high quality PDF of A Fire Inside. Also included is a bonus copy of my digital sketchbook.

    Includes:
    • Digital copy of A Fire Inside
    • BONUS digital sketchbook
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    Pledge CA$ 25 or more About US$ 19

    PHYSICAL + THANKS

    Recieve a SIGNED physical copy of A Fire Inside, as well as your name printed in the Thank You section. You also recieve all rewards in the “Digital” tier.

    Includes:
    • Signed physical copy of A Fire Inside
    • Your name in Thank You section
    • Digital copy of A Fire Inside
    • BONUS digital sketchbook
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    Pledge CA$ 30 or more About US$ 23

    *NSFW* DIGITAL

    Choose this reward to include the uncensored NSFW collection of 20+ illustrations, filled with sci-fi babes and pin-ups! You’ll also reviece a high quality PDF of A Fire Inside and a bonus digital sketchbook

    Includes:
    • Digital copy of A Fire Inside
    • BONUS digital sketchbook
    • NSFW digital collection
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    Pledge CA$ 45 or more About US$ 34

    *NSFW* PHYSICAL

    Choose this bundle to include a signed 5x8” NSFW print of a sci-fi pin-up! Also included is the digital uncensored NSFW collection of 20+ illustrations. You will also recieve a signed physical copy of A Fire Inside, your name printed in the Thank You section and all of the “Digital” rewards.

    Includes:
    • Signed NSFW pin-up print
    • NSFW digital collection
    • Signed physical copy of A Fire Inside
    • Your name in Thank You section
    • Digital copy of A Fire Inside
    • BONUS digital sketchbook
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    Pledge CA$ 50 or more About US$ 38

    GOODIE BAG

    This bundle has two signed 5x8” prints and a postcard set included with your physical copy of A Fire Inside. Your name will be printed in the Thank You section and you’ll also recieve everything included in the “Digital” tier.

    Includes:
    • Signed print of “The Attack”
    • Signed print of “The Fall”
    • Set of 3 postcards
    • Signed physical copy of A Fire Inside
    • Your name in Thank You section
    • Digital copy of A Fire Inside
    • BONUS digital sketchbook
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    Pledge CA$ 75 or more About US$ 57

    EVERYTHING

    For those who want it all! Recieve everything, including all NSFW rewards.

    Includes:
    • Signed physical copy of A Fire Inside
    • Your name in Thank You section
    • Signed print of “The Attack”
    • Signed print of “The Fall”
    • Set of 3 postcards
    • Signed NSFW pin-up print
    • Digital copy of A Fire Inside
    • BONUS digital sketchbook
    • NSFW digital collection
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    Pledge CA$ 300 or more About US$ 227

    CAMEO + EVERYTHING

    Be drawn into the book with your likeness and name! There are currently three available spots l’ve left open in the book for cameos with dialogue. You’ll also recieve everything from ALL reward tiers.

    Includes:
    • Be drawn into A Fire Inside as a speaking character
    • Signed physical copy of A Fire Inside
    • Your name in Thank You section
    • Signed print of “The Attack”
    • Signed print of “The Fall”
    • Signed NSFW pin-up print
    • Set of 3 postcards
    • Digital copy of A Fire Inside
    • NSFW digital collection
    • BONUS digital sketchbook
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