About this project
Surprise! SHIFTED will be available from the very start in English and French!
SHIFTED is an intricately woven story, driven by a melting pot of fish-out-of-water characters and set in a distant and yet not so unfamiliar (to us) future. It is an action-packed, drama-infused and comedy-sprinkled epic adventure full of mystery, imagination and superpowers.
The aim of this campaign is to help me with the creation of the first 24-page issue and lay the groundwork for an ongoing series. I have already written the entire script for the first ten issues, so I can promise you a completely developed, fun and intriguing plot arc to kick-off the story.
You would like a little preview of what you should expect?
As soon as this campaign ends (successfully, I hope) and the rewards are sent out, I will be launching a followup campaign for issue #2! Yes, you got it, SHIFTED is going places!
The year 2195. This is where the young college student Duncan Evans realizes that he is farther away from home than he could have ever imagined. 178 years away, to be exact. If that wasn’t enough, he quickly discovers that he has been granted with a miraculous power to disappear and reappear somewhere else in a flash, which brings him to the attention of a cult of evil monks bent on using his abilities to change the course of mankind. Luckily he is discovered by Ruben Vos - a grumpy-looking but kind-hearted fellow time traveler who offers him a place to stay in this strange new present. So the adventure begins!
SHIFTED is a comic book series directed at teenagers and young adults. I have always wanted to create something of my own, so a couple of months ago I came up with the idea for this comic book. Since this is my debut in the world of graphic novels, SHIFTED relies heavily on your help and support. If you enjoy this story and want to become part of a futuristic world filled with fun and relatable characters, you will essentially become one of the reasons for the creation of this comic.
The rewards will be sent out in July, following the end of the campaign. If this first issue of the comic is successful many more will follow, so please stay tuned.
As to the financing - some of the donated funds will be used to guarantee the necessary tools and materials that I use during the entire creation process. The rest will go into the print fund which will help the publishing of collected editions of the SHIFTED series, so as you can see, I am dreaming BIG.
They say that there is no "I" in TEAM! Well...
Finally, I am very proud to present to you all...
Risks and challenges
Other than sudden and unexpected technical issues appearing out of the blue, I see no risks regarding the completion of this project. If for some reason there is a delay of a couple of days for the rewards, it will be due to my investing more time into perfecting the art and storytelling. In general, I dare say that everything is under control.
I would like to thank you in advance for you support and invite you all to follow Duncan Evans and SHIFT into the future.
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