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Follow the Infinite Salamander's crew across the galaxy in a cracking-good action/adventure series suitable for all ages.
Follow the Infinite Salamander's crew across the galaxy in a cracking-good action/adventure series suitable for all ages.
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UPDATED: All backers at rewards levels above $20 will receive the Limited Edition Print. We love how it turned out, and we hope you do, too. 

 Greetings, and welcome to the world of Into the Void. This is Joe, and Jim and I are the creators of this all-ages action-adventure book. 

Why Into the Void?

After years of writing low-budget sci-fi/horror films, like "Sand Sharks", I wanted to devote myself to something that I could actually share with my kids. That's when Jim and I decided to revive an old webcomic of his called "Into the Void". From the beginning, the character designs were super-fun. We spent almost 12 months doing some universe-building and outlining the first 12 issues of what (we hope) will be an ongoing series.

Where does the money go?

A very small amount of the money will cover Jim's art materials. While Jim and I both enjoy webcomics, we strongly feel that you just don't get the same experience as you do with a printed book. The majority of the money will be spent printing the first issue of Into the Void. We want to be able to put this book into people's hands so they can enjoy the book. 

We will introduce stretch goals if we meet our fundraising goal that will help with the production of issue #2.

Is this a kid's book?

No. While it's appropriate for all ages, it's not a book for kids. Think Indiana Jones, Doctor Who, or Star Wars (the original series only, please). Into the Void has that same gee-whiz fun feeling.  

Will the book actually get finished?

Into the Void issue #1 is completed and ready to go to the printer just as soon as we hit our goal.

Thank you so much for your consideration!

Follow our progress on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ITVComic

Risks and challenges

We've already selected a printer, and all the pages (except the credits page) are ready according to the printer's specifications. Once the campaign has ended, it should only take a day to prepare the last page to go to the printer.

Our printer has said that they can deliver the book to us within 2 weeks of the delivery of the files. If the print vendor is slower than that, it may impact our ability to ship comics in October.

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    Master Your Digital Domain - You will receive a PDF copy of the First Issue of Into the Void (and our undying gratitude).

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    Bag and Board Level - You will receive a PDF copy of the First Issue of Into the Void AND a pristine printed copy of your very own.

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    Your Name in Print - You will receive the previous two rewards (PDF and Printed Copy), PLUS your name will be listed in the end credits on the inside back cover.

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    Variant Time! - You will receive all three of the previous levels (PDF, Printed Copy, Your Name in Print) PLUS you will receive a second copy of issue #1 with a BRAND NEW cover illustrated by Jim Mehsling that will ONLY be available in this one Kickstarter campaign. Even if the book is reprinted by someone at some point, this cover will NEVER be available again.

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    Comics and Limited Edition Print - You will receive the PDF copy of Into the Void, a print copy of the book with the the standard cover, your name in the credits of the book AND a limited edition 11x17 print featuring the crew of the Infinite Salamander, signed by artist Jim Mehsling.

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    Variant and Limited Edition Print - You will receive the PDF copy of Into the Void, a print copy of the book with the the standard cover, a print copy of the book with the VARIANT cover, your name in the credits of the book AND a limited edition 11x17 print featuring the crew of the Infinite Salamander, signed by artist Jim Mehsling.

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    SKETCH COVER VARIANT - This is the one you really want. You will receive a printed copy of the first issue of Into the Void with an exclusive sketch cover variant. Series artist Jim Mehsling will personally hand-draw the ITV character of your choice on the (previously blank) sketch cover giving you a one-of-a-kind item to cherish for years. You will also receive the PDF and printed copy with the standard cover and your name in the credits. PDF will be delivered in September and standard print copies will be delivered in October 2014. Sketch variants will be sent in December - just in time for the holidays. LIMITED to 25!

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    SKETCH COVER VARIANT (Now with Print)- We added the print to this rewards level. This is the one you really want. You will receive a printed copy of the first issue of Into the Void with an exclusive sketch cover variant. Series artist Jim Mehsling will personally hand-draw the ITV character of your choice on the (previously blank) sketch cover giving you a one-of-a-kind item to cherish for years. You will also receive the PDF and printed copy with the standard cover and your name in the credits AND the Limited Edition Print. PDF will be delivered in September and standard print copies will be delivered in October 2014. Sketch variants will be sent in December - just in time for the holidays. New backers, and people who previously backed at this reward level, will all receive the Limited Edition Print. LIMITED to 20!

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    Comic and T-Shirt - Jim's got a pretty cool Into the Void T-shirt designed. Be the first kid on the block to sport Speedy and the ITV logo on your gear. INCLUDES PDF and printed (standard cover) of the first issue. Shirts will ship in January - PDF will arrive in September and the book will be delivered in October.

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    Comic and T-Shirt (Now includes Print)- Jim's got a pretty cool Into the Void T-shirt designed. Be the first kid on the block to sport Speedy and the ITV logo on your gear. INCLUDES PDF, Limited Edition Print, and printed (standard cover) of the first issue. Shirts will ship in January - PDF will arrive in September and the book will be delivered in October. New backers, and people who previously backed at this reward level, will all receive the Limited Edition Print.

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    Comic and Head Sketch (Your Choice) - An original 12x12 piece of artwork from Into the Void artist Jim Mehsling. Toned paper pencils, inks, and Copic marker... You name your favorite character and Jim will draw it - even anime. PLUS a PDF and printed copy (standard cover) of the first issue of Into the Void. Sketches will be delivered in December 2014 - books and PDF earlier. Jim will contact you in October for details of your sketch.

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    Comic and Head Sketch (Your Choice) NOW INCLUDES PRINT - An original 12x12 piece of artwork from Into the Void artist Jim Mehsling. Toned paper pencils, inks, and Copic marker... You name your favorite character and Jim will draw it - even anime. PLUS a PDF, Limited Edition Print, and printed copy (standard cover) of the first issue of Into the Void. Sketches will be delivered in December 2014 - books and PDF earlier. Jim will contact you in October for details of your sketch.

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    Cartoonify Yourself - Into the Void Artist Jim Mehsling will draw you (or a loved one) in the style of Into the Void, interacting with the characters from the comic. You will receive a one-of-a-kind 16x20 print of the panel. In addition, you'll get the PDF and all three (standard, variant, and sketch cover) versions of the printed book, plus your name will appear in the credits of the book. PDFs and books will be delivered when available. The panel will be printed in issue #2 of Into the Void. Your print will ship in February 2015.

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    Variant Cover Original Art - Like the variant cover? You can have it. This one-of-a-kind reward is the actual hand-drawn and inked artwork for the variant cover of issue #1 of Into the Void, signed by Jim Mehsling. PLUS you'll get all three versions of the book (standard, variant, and sketch covers) and a PDF copy.

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