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*UPDATE: The $150 reward tier now includes the extra special limited edition signed and numbered bookplate previously reserved for the $400+ tiers. This bookplate will be numbered 1-25
Okay people, we've hit the goal! Diskordia book 1 will happen. Now for the stretch goals to make this campaign really special!
That's right. The deluxe book becomes even Deluxer. This is the way I envision the book and with a sturdier build it will last even longer.
Pretty self-explanatory. At this level every single book will come with a Diskordia themed bookmark and vinyl sticker. Swag is good.
Alright! If we manage to achieve this goal all physical book backers will receive 2 Diskordia themed buttons. In addition all backers will receive a pdf of the previously unpublished novel I wrote entitled 'The Dreamless'. This is a Psychological drama story which predates Diskordia and has many thematic ties to it.
That's right. If we unlock this goal then I will be including an exclusive extra Diskordia story to this print edition that will not be published anywhere else. The story is entitled 'Tears' and will provide a little more insight into this dark, twisted world.
For the final stretch goal If we make it to $18K all physical copies of the book will now include 2 extra signed and embossed prints exclusive to this campaign.
Hi, my name is Rivenis, The creator of the online Graphic novel series Diskordia. I've been publishing it since 2010 and have created almost 500 pages of content through 14 issues with no signs of stopping or slowing down.I think it's high time for some love in print. To find out everything you need to know about the comic and even read it for FREE check out the official website: Link
For this campaign I'm teaming up with Blacksci-fi.com; an awesome organization that has come to believe in Diskordia and is lending their aid to see this project to completion. Check out their website to find out more about them. Link
Also of note is the support I'll be receiving from 44FLOOD. An amazing and highly successful artist collective who have published many acclaimed books and art such as Tome and Lust. They believe in my work as well. You can find out more about them here: Link
'Diskordia is a beautifully twisted work of art and one that needs to be experienced by anyone who is a fan of HP Lovecraft and Lewis Carol.' -The Pulp Media.
Diskordia is a surreal dark fantasy comic that explores themes such as the nature of reality, consciousness and self-determination. It does so with equal doses of hilarity, whimsy and mind numbing horror. The main story follows Jackal Black, a cynical and sarcastic young man as he is yanked from his dull life into the bizarre dreamtime; a transit hub between dimensions. He will travel through these strange and varied realms encountering curiously odd creatures and terrifying foes while discovering the true horrific and baffling nature of the world he thought he knew.
This synopsis only really covers the starting point of the series. It has since evolved into a sprawling epic with many fascinating and idiosyncratic characters and scenarios.
Due to the series' uncompromising nature featuring nudity, violence, harsh language and challenging themes Diskordia is recommended for mature audiences only
Diskordia has a very large and diverse range of strange and intriguing characters. Here are just a few:
Jackal Black: The main Protagonist; a social misfit whose already shaky reality crumbles magnificently after a particularly harrowing day at his local community college.
Squidgirl: The first creature Jackal encounters in the Dreamtime. She becomes his bodyguard. She’s violent, impulsive and wears an octopus for a hat. What more need be said?
Iverna Deskerna: The CEO of the Mephys Media Group. This position makes her one of the most powerful individuals on the planet. She has many, many dark and terrible secrets.
Shaw: A mysterious, puissant and dangerous individual. Shaw’s motives are unclear but his threat level isn’t.
Millions Miziardo: Self- proclaimed God of the Sex. A walking, talking force of Id. Many have fallen victims to the horrible predilections of this impulsive monster.
Well, printing books are expensive. Especially when you want to pull out all the stops using the highest quality materials imaginable. The book will be 180 pages of glorious colour collecting the first 5 issues of the series . And it will be something I can be proud of. It will be either a softcover or a hardcover depending on how much we can raise through this campaign.
So to be technical it will be a 6.625"x10.25" 180 page deluxe soft/hardcover containing the first half of the 'Feels like falling' saga (issues 1-5) as well as sketches and illustrations created around the time the comic was being worked on. After gathering quotes and researching the best quality I've determined that a limited softcover print run will come up to around $4000 with a little more for shipping the books to my doorstep. The rest of the money will go towards manufacturing and shipping out rewards as well as covering kickstarter and bank fees. Anything raised over the initial goal will go towards improving the book (i.e making it a hardcover with other fancy additions and rewards.) I have some great ideas for stretch goals but let's not get ahead of ourselves.
To be clear the $6000 USD goal is for a softcover. The hardcover upgrade will be the very first stretch goal to unlock.
Kickstarter is an all or nothing venture. If we fail to raise the goal in the alotted time no one's cards will be charged. There is zero risk to you the pledger. But let's be more positive shall we.
Announcing the addition of T-shirts to the campaign. These will be silk screen prints on super high-quality Gildan 100% cotton shirts. I'm working with 44FLOOD who will be producing and shipping the shirts from Chicago separately in April.
To add a shirt to your pre-existing pledge just add $30 plus shipping to your current amount. USA - $5 ($35). Canada - $12 ($42) International - $17 ($47). I will send out a survey after the campaign for size estimates. Don't know what size to order? No problem, just reference the size chart in this update.
Note: All pledges of $40 or higher will have their names included in the book. If you live anywhere in the Caribbean besides Barbados just choose the Trinidad option for shipping cost calculation purposes.
$5 gets you my thanks and the digital pack. A selection of hi-res illustrations and wallpapers from the series.
$15 gets you the digital pack as well as a DRM free pdf of the entire 'Feels like Falling' saga. (350 pages of book whoa!)
$25 You get all the digital stuff plus the Deluxe Diskordia Book 1
$35 You get the digital stuff, the book and a sweet 3 pack of 6" x 9" signed prints on thick card stock
$40 With this package you get the digital stuff, plus the limited edition signed and numbered (1-100) bookplate included with the book.
$50 Basically this package contains every previous reward
$65 The digital stuff, the Book, the postcards and a one-of-a-kind sketch (pencil or ink on high quality 6"x9" paper or in the book) by Rivenis
$75 The same as the previous reward but includes the limited edition version of the book.
$150 All previous rewards plus a sketch commission. 6x9 ink on paper. Subject: your choice. Single character with minimal background.
$400 This reward includes the digital pack, the pdf, the postcard prints, the limited edition book and an original full color digital illustration commission of anything you want.
$1000 This reward includes the digital pack, the pdf, the prints, the limited edition book and an original full color digital illustration commission of your choice printed on high quality canvas, framed and mailed to you.
$1500 This reward includes the digital pack, the pdf, the prints. the limited edition book, the random sketch, the sketch commission and your likeness and personality integrated into the story as a significant character.
Project video created by Neil Sorhando: link
Risks and challenges
Well the book is already complete. So this kickstarter is not about funding production. I've done alot of research into printing as well as contacted some buddies of mine that have been very successful in this field including 44FLOOD who specialize in this exact type of campaign and have shipped several high quality books over the years so I feel extremely confident in my ability to fulfill the terms of this kickstarter.
The usual caveats of course apply. All time estimates are just that; estimates. And I have no doubt that unforeseen delays may occur. I believe very firmly in transparency and constant communication. I'll be sharing every step of the process and will be available to contact through this kickstarter page and all my other social media sites. I want this book to happen at least as much as you do.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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