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34
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, May 28 2019 6:55 PM UTC +00:00

About

‘Platform No.7’ is a graphic novel that I created as part of my university course. This then had to be released publicly onto Kickstarter as the platform. The first chapter is complete. If funded, I would be solidly working on the comic for five months to complete the five other planned chapters. The overall page count would be 120, with each chapter consisting of 20 pages. It would be great to work on the project full time during the space between the end of my second year and start of my third year at university! 

In terms of target audience, the book itself is primarily aimed at young adults, aged 12 and above. Despite the creepy themes of the book, there is to be no gore featured.

The comic’s dimensions are 18 x 25.5 cm. If funded, the physical printed version of the book would be paperback. A physical and PDF version of the comic would be available to backers depending on which reward tier you back!

‘At exactly 1:47 am, a mysterious train appears every night without fail. It has no passengers, and no driver. If you get on the train, you don’t get off.’

This is the urban legend being passed around by local school kids. Olivia Collins doesn’t believe a word of the story, or at least tries not to, because she is absolutely terrified by ghost stories. However, the myth becomes all too real when her little brother disappears, and there is seemingly no trace of him to be found; he simply vanished into thin air. Her parents are unwilling to believe her claims that his disappearance is connected to the ghost train, and so she takes it upon herself to solve the mystery of her brother’s disappearance, by facing her fears and boarding the train for herself…

 Olivia Collins –  The protagonist of the comic. A 12-year-old girl trying to find her missing brother. She is extremely cowardly and faint-hearted, however has abandoned her fears in hopes of finding her little brother. Despite her anxious personality she is incredibly quick with her wits and intuitive. 

Lucas Collins – Olivia’s younger brother. He has been missing for a week, and Olivia is convinced that his disappearance is connected to the peculiar train that appears on platform number 7. He is far braver and more brash than his older sister.

‘Antelope’ – A mysterious boy Olivia meets during her time on the ghost train. He acts as a guide of sorts to Olivia, providing her with cryptic clues. He communicates physically, seeming to be incapable of speech. He appears and disappears constantly during her adventure. 

 The Conductor – Another strange entity that stalks the train. Not much is known about him, apart from the fact that his job seems to be to check the tickets of passengers on board.

Breakdown of Costs
Breakdown of Costs

As I’m working alone on such a large project, a large portion of the budget would go towards art production. This is because I would be pouring much of my time into bringing the rest of the comic to life within the five-month period completely by myself. As international tracked shipping is available, shipping costs are also a large part of the budget. This is due to the weight of the final book and the possible locations that the book would be shipped to differing depending on where you are in the world. A contingency percentage is also set in place in case of misprints, problems with shipping etc. The budget covers the production of 500 copies of the book.

 Here are close-ups of the rewards featured in the various tiers:

Risks and challenges

Only the first chapter of the comic is fully completed. If funded, the full six chapters of the comic will be available. Due to this, delays may occur during the production schedule. The current rate is a chapter per month, however I have added an additional month to act as a ‘buffer’ period in case anything unforeseen occurs during production.

Printing delays may also occur due to potential faults with printing production: each copy should possess a high level of quality, and I don’t want to ship a comic with any sort of printing errors.

Due to worldwide shipping being available, there may be some delay in shipping due to the time needed to ship to your country, weather conditions, etc. All shipping will be tracked, so if your rewards do go missing in the post, or are delayed, I will ensure that the problem is resolved quickly.

If any changes or delays occur, you will be kept up to date and notified!

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    Pledge £5 or more About $6

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    Full Steam Ahead

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    Choo-Choo

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    • Digital PDF copy of 'Platform No.7'.
    • Physical paperback copy of 'Platform No.7'.
    • 'Antelope' glossy waterproof sticker.
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    Business Class

    Includes:
    • Digital PDF copy of 'Platform No.7'.
    • Physical paperback copy of 'Platform No.7'.
    • 'Antelope' glossy waterproof sticker.
    • Personalised 'Platform No.7' train ticket.
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    First Class

    Includes:
    • Digital PDF copy of 'Platform No.7'.
    • Physical paperback copy of 'Platform No.7'.
    • 'Antelope' glossy waterproof sticker.
    • Personalised 'Platform No.7' train ticket.
    • A3 'Grand Opening' poster print.
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    Off the Rails

    Includes a personalised commission of a character of YOUR choosing aboard the mysterious ghost train!

    Includes:
    • Digital PDF copy of 'Platform No.7'.
    • Physical paperback copy of 'Platform No.7'.
    • 'Antelope' glossy waterproof sticker.
    • Personalised 'Platform No.7' train ticket.
    • A3 'Grand Opening' poster print.
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