Nothing Can Stop Me Now: More Stories Inspired By NIN
Nothing Can Stop Me Now is an anthology of comic book stories inspired by the songs of the Nine Inch Nails as a tribute to the band.
The concept for Nothing Can Stop Me Now: More Stories Inspired by the Songs of Nine Inch Nail is pretty simple. What story plays in your head when you listen to your favorite Nine Inch Nails song? I approached some of my fellow comic book creators and asked them to create 4 to 8 page stories inspired by their favorite Nine Inch Nails songs. The song acts as an inspiration, jumping off point, theme or mood for the story. Each story varies in style and genre.
I have published four previous "Stories Inspired by" books in the past 7 years. Two books were based upon the Smiths (Unite and Take Over). The third was based the Pixies (Break the Walls). The last was the first volume of song inspired by Nine Inch Nails. There were stories for the first volume that were unable to make the book due to time or space. There were creators who I wanted to work with who were unavailable three years ago. I couldn't leave those opportunities unexplored.
Much Like the first volume, Nothing Can Stop Me Now: More Stories Inspired by the Songs of Nine Inch Nails will be a full color hard cover book. There will be a pinup gallery in addition to the stories. The book's content has no boundaries regarding nudity, language or violence (although there is nothing so far that would rate it beyond an R rated movie).
As it stands, the book will have 10 illustrated stories and 22 pinups. I am asking backers to help with the costs to print the book, and pay for the cost to help complete the coloring and lettering on a few of the stories and pinups. There are additional upgrades that we can make to the book to offer you the best possible version which will be revealed as stretch goals.
Where the Money Goes
The money raised by the campaign will be used as follows:
Printing Costs: $12000 Shipping Costs: $6800 (based upon a historical 60/40 split between U.S. and International orders for previous books) Amazon/Kickstarter Fees: $1200
The Set List
Head Like A Hole - Raven Gregory, Tone Rodriguez, and Jay Fotos
Help Me I'm In Hell - Dirk Manning, Marianna Pescosta and Alessandro de Fornasari
We're In This Together - Eric Esquivel, Simeon Aston and Micah Myers
Something I Can Never Have - Zachary Smith, Maan House and HdE
StarFuckers INC - Matt Burke, Donny Hadiwidjaja and Splash!
Copy of A - Shawn Demumbrum and Patricio Batteo
Reptile - Ethan Scott
Pilgrimage - Curtis Stout and Coro Gilang
Eraser - Marc Mason and Armin Ozda
March of the Pigs - Gren Radcliff and Thodoris Laourde
Less Than - CW Cooke, Enrico Orlandi and Micah Myers
Background World - Vincent KuKua
Joe Weems V
Victor Javier Irizarry
For just $25 (even less if you are one of the people that pledges toward the Early Bird Special), you can get a copy of the book with a cover by long time Nine Inch Nails fan and comic book superstar Ben Templesmith.
There is also a very special opportunity to have your likeness drawn on one of the limited edition variant covers. Drawn by Donny Hadiwidjaja. The current world record for most comic book characters on a comic book cover is 236. Let's see if we can beat that and make the "We're In This Together" cover a World Record breaking cover.
For original art collectors, there are several great opportunities to pick up some original art from the book like:
Reptile by Ally Cat
Custom Funko Pop! Vinyl Figures
Fans of Trent Reznor will want to pledge for a level that includes a custom Pop Funko of the lead singer and a complete set of all the covers including having your likeness included in the "We're In This Together" cover.
Limited Variant Cover on Steroids
One of the special rewards for the KickStarter campaign is the limited variant covers. Artists Tone Rodriguez (with Raven Gregory), Simeon Aston (with Eric Esquivel), Marianna Pescosta (with Dirk Manning), and Maan House (with Zachary Smith) each created an exclusive covers based upon their stories for the collection. As a bonus, not only will the covers been variants but three stories will have different artists drawing them. To make the book even more variant, the pinup gallery will have art by different artists and all the cover art from the first volume of Nothing Can Stop Me Now.
Variant Art on Stories
Reptile - Ethan Scott and Gaia Cardinali
Pilgrimage - Curtis Stout and Diego Toro
Eraser - Marc Mason and Saint Yak
Daniel Bradford - NCSMN cover
Tommy Castillo - NCSMN cover
Joe Corroney - NCSMN cover
Kari Christensen - NCSMN cover
Unai Ortiz de Zarate
Stephen B. Scott
Jonathan La Mantia
Dirk Manning Vs. Raven Gregory
The rivalry that began on FaceBook stumbles in Kickstarter. Fans of Dirk Manning and Raven Gregory can decide the fate of their favorite creator by pledging to the exclusive variants related to their Nothing Can Stop Me Now stories. By pledging to their variant, you are casting a vote for your favorite creator. We have a special victory print that will be included with the variant book of the winning creator. Fans of both Dirk and Raven? You can get the Dirk and Raven bundle set that will include both victory prints and is the only way to get both prints. If 99 people back the bundle set, then the bundle set turns into a box set with a special slip case.
In order for this project to be successfully, we need your support. Not only do we need your pledges, but we need you to pass the links to our Kickstarter page to your friends. Not everyone is a fan of Nine Inch Nails (gasp), but most people know people who like independent comics, music related projects or unique storytelling. Helping to get the word out about our project would help us as much as your pledge. Thank you for your support.
Risks and challenges
As it stands based upon the project description, I can send the book to the printers shortly after the project is funded.
The printing process could be extended as well. Due to the expense of publishing this kind of book, I am having it printed in China. Delays due to customs or transit could delay the book. Based upon the current timelines, I will be able to deliver the books prior to the projected delivery date.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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