This project's funding goal was not reached on April 6, 2012.
About this project
Our project, The Cullective, will consist of 12 episodes, available on a monthly basis for one year - (Season One). It is a modern, post-apocalyptic webcomic with an engaging storyline and a unique new twist incorporating photographs and audio. These episodes will be available for download from our website starting June 1, 2012, once our goal is met. We also have plans for an active blog as well as news and updates on various social networking sites.
Hey KickStarter Fans,
I’m Deke Cloyd; founder of The Cullective… a webcomic like no other that is out there today.
I would love to tell you that I didn’t just dream this up, but … I actually did.
About 8 years ago I had a dream - more like a nightmare. I woke up violently, my heart beating like mad, and scared out of my mind. It was so out of the norm for me that I scrambled to find paper and something to write with, so I could remember what I had dreamed.
Anyone who knows me will tell you I am no writer; this is the reason this idea/dream sat in a folder in my filing cabinet so long. It was only after doing a housecleaning of my office a while back that a friend of mine came across the one page scribbling I did that night. She asked me what it was, I told her, and she asked if she could read it. I reluctantly said yes.
After reading through it, she suggested we send it to another friend of ours in Phoenix – a real writer. Later that day we called him, explained what this was all about, and asked if he would look it over. A few days later he called back and asked two questions: First, what if this were the beginning story in a comic? And, would I have any problem with him re-writing some of it so that it could follow a proper plot and story line?
I said sure, go ahead.
A week or so later he sent over an “Episode One” for us to review. I can remember it like it was yesterday. The hair on the back of my neck was standing up when I was only half way through this story, because it was uncanny how accurate it was to my dream.
We called and told him how wonderful and engaging it was to read. He was very pleased and asked, “So what are we going to call this comic?”
Call it? I had no idea what to call it. To me it a was just a story about a group of people who escaped catastrophe, and slowly found each other, realizing they had something very unusual “in common”. They were also the ones that the Mange (the bad guys), were doing everything possible to “get rid of.” They were each the “culls” in this society and were drawn to each other by a common force.
Hence the name… The Cullective.
Not only… are the stories interesting and unpredictable… but each episode is scripted and rehearsed, using actual characters. These are then photographed and converted into unique stylized images.
And YES … you can view this on your iPad, Nook, Kindle and many other e-book readers as well as your computer AND… you will be able to see the entire image, as well as zoom, scroll and move from one section or page to the other with ease.
THE COOLEST PART… The Cullective will have the ability to be audio enabled - if desired.
Not only can you READ this comic, but also you can press the “Audio” button and actually HEAR the characters voices, hear the background music, hear the sound effects, etc.
Our thought is, you’ll think this is a pretty cool way to enjoy a webcomic!
WATCH the video above to see for yourself !!!
There will be a NEW EPISODE EACH MONTH just like a comic book!
You’ll be given a link, and for JUST .99 cents an episode, you can view it as many times as you want.
Of course we will have a very active blog, and we will be on all of the social networking sites. This just could be the beginning of the NEXT CULT FOLLOWING. (Oh my . . . )
We have very cool stickers, coffee mugs, t-shirts, hoodies and special edition jackets, all with The Cullective Logo and more… as part of our rewards to anyone who helps us to make this happen. And YES . . . for those who are paying “really close attention”, we have a very unique SECRET COLLECTABLE that can be seen in the first live episode. These will go out ONLY to the people who pledge at this $100 level as an “added” bonus.
We will continue to use this bonus “collectible” as part of our episodes on a permanent basis.
We hope that we can count on a KickStarter fan following, and give The Cullective the launch it deserves.
And for all those people who are wondering about our music . . . All of the MUSIC for each of The Cullective episodes is provided exclusively by the unique sound of DEAD SERIOUS LOVERS… their music is a perfect fit for this story and our team to work with. If you like their music, be sure and visit their website. We think they are AWESOME!!!
Well… that’s it. We are ready to start working on the first 12 episodes… all we need is your help to make it happen!
Any questions or comments? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll be glad to tell you more about the world of The Cullective and what’s to come!
And stay tuned to KickStarter… we’ll be adding information, FAQ’s, additional pics, and maybe other info as time goes, as we do our best to make our goal and get this off the ground . . .
The Cullective Team
- - - For international orders, please add an extra $10 for shipping - - -
Each episode will typically have 24 to 36 pages . . . just like an actual traditional comic book.
Yes, we do . . . and in full costumes which are custom designed for each character and actor. By combining traditional art with actual images, the options for impactful frames and pages are increased greatly for the reader.
Yes, the Cullectives do have "Super Powers" that they each discover at different times. Each power is not only unique, but moderately believable as well. We do everything possible to make the viewer "believe and feel an actual part" of individual characters.
The meaning of the logo and where it came from is revealed in the first full episode. There is a good reason for this design and why each of the Cullectives are intimately engaged in what this is. They each discover that this symbol, as much as they hate it at times, is crucial to staying alive and finding the others.
Funny you should ask this. We are starting to do this here this next week. And yes, as mentioned in the video, they are all VERY cool . . .
Sorry . . . thats a little secret of ours. One of our guys spent a LOT of time, making this very involved process . . . "just right". If we told ya . . . we'd have to throw you to the Mange. (ha)
As you can imagine . . . this is VERY appealing to school age kids. We are implementing a program which allows students to be directly involved in the process and production of this project. We ONLY allow these students to be involved in this, when they are (1) attending school regularly and (2) have their grades up. We talk to and meet with the teachers regularly to insure the success of this cooperative venture. So far . . . it is showing hight success and the students who are currently involved are VERY excited and actively involved. And yes . . . they are expected in today for more work. And for those who always bring this up . . . Yes we have all of this completely cleared with both the school and the parents, as well as all paperwork done through the school. We do thing, "by the book"
Several from our team are working on several new projects, which are directly ties into this project. I think you will be very impressed to see what is on the horizon that few people know about yet. Secret? Heck yeah its a secret !!!!!!!!
Yes, everyone has been asking for this, so we will have both of these available on the website here down the road a piece. Af course, we have to make our goal first . . .
- (30 days)