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Identity Comics Studio is putting together a graphic anthology with four short stories and a ton of visual development artwork.
Identity Comics Studio is putting together a graphic anthology with four short stories and a ton of visual development artwork.
Identity Comics Studio is putting together a graphic anthology with four short stories and a ton of visual development artwork.
158 backers pledged $12,137 to help bring this project to life.

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The Blueprint #2 is a combination anthology and artbook designed to showcase the writing, drawing, and storytelling talent at Identity Comics Studio. The book will be over 60 pages and feature several preview comics created and produced by artists at Identity Comics Studio. The titles include:

Hyperboy is about the day-to-day struggles of a preteen boy gifted with super powers by a cosmic deity. Follow this young man’s adventures as he fights crime and tries to be home in time for dinner. Hyperboy is created and drawn by Jerry Gaylord and written by Kenny Groom.

HYPERBOY Pg 2 Line art by Jerry Gaylord
HYPERBOY Pg 2 Line art by Jerry Gaylord

In the Earth’s future, a corporate regime rules society with an iron fist. Humanity is enslaved. The ability to choose any life is taken from everyone. A small band of rebels, embracing the ancient code of the Samurai, rise up as protectors of the people. They set out to fight an impossible war against the mighty regime. Return of the Way is created by Kenny Groom and Bryan Turner. It is drawn by Bryan Turner and written by Kenny Groom.

"Return of the Way" Page 1 Line art by Bryan Turner
"Return of the Way" Page 1 Line art by Bryan Turner

A young devil girl and her family relocate to a community of angels in the clouds. She transfers to Tiny Angel Academy where she tries to make her sour, punky personality fit in among her overly cheerful cherub classmates. Just how many times will her fiery temper evaporate the school in the clouds, and how many times can the tiny angels rebuild it with a smile? Little Devil is created and drawn by Penelope Rivera Gaylord and written by Jeffrey and Susan Bridges.

LITTLE DEVIL Page 2 line art by Penelope Gaylord
LITTLE DEVIL Page 2 line art by Penelope Gaylord

The Brotherhood of Fighters is about a group of warriors who come together and form a bond through battle. Follow this group of unlikely heroes as they wage personal war in this devastated world where only the strongest survive. The Brotherhood of Fighters is a collaboration of all of the creative team at Identity Comics Studio.

STRETCH GOALS:

We consider ourselves extremely fortunate to even consider stretch goals. Thank you to each and every person that have supported our campaign. We want to make sure that the money over our goal will be put back into the book and right into the hands of those that pledge!

If we hit $11,000, we will be able to upgrade The Blueprint 2 from a softcover book to HARDCOVER! It's something we've wanted to do for a long time and we feel will be worthy of the support you have all shown us already. (Your current shipping costs will not be affected if you've pledged for a physical copy.) ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED!

If we hit $11,500, we will be able to upgrade The Blueprint 2 even more with a nice dust jacket! We don't have a final design for it yet, but it's going to make a nice addition to your bookcase. ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED!

If we hit $12,000, we will be able to upgrade The Blueprint 2 with some nice spot gloss on the covers. That will give our new hardcover a nice shine on the images of the cover and add a punch of personality.

Guest Artists:

 

LITTLE DEVIL Pinup by Guest Artist CHAMBA!
LITTLE DEVIL Pinup by Guest Artist CHAMBA!

For the last push of our Kickstarter campaign, we have several very talented friends coming on board as special guest artists to help us out. These gifted and talented individuals are offering up their skills for pinups or commissions to help us raise the funds we need to put The Blueprint 2 into your hands.

The pinups will be of some of the characters found in The Blueprint 2 and are all going to be very unique as each guest artist puts their own spin on our characters! These new guest artist pinups will now be included in “The Six-Demon Bag” reward tier and beyond.

The guest artists doing commissions will have their own Special Commission Pledge Tier up for grabs. That means they will do a bust drawing of a character of your choosing! We will be throwing in everything from our "I’d Buy That for Thirty Dollars" tier with the purchase of any of their commissions. These SPECIAL pledge tiers are one of a kind and not included in any other pledge tiers. So get them while supplies last folks!

It is a wonderful feeling to have so much support from such talented individuals to help us raise the funds to make this book happen.

Rewards:

Copies of the book, digital wallpapers, prints and even original artwork are just some of the things your contribution can get. Please take a moment to browse our full list of rewards for your pledge. Below are some images of a few of our tier rewards.

UPDATE (7/30/16): Those who pledge for the Six-Demon Bag and beyond will now also receive all of The Blueprint 2 exclusive prints from the guest artists as well as the kickstarter-exclusive prints from Identity Comics Studio members. That's TEN awesome pieces of art total!

UPDATE (7/23/16): Everyone who has pledged for a physical copy of The Blueprint 2, which is Sight Beyond Sight and up, will now receive a PDF copy of the Hyperboy and Return of the Way stories from The Blueprint Vol. 1. These stories were published about 10 years ago and have since been reimagined for this new anthology. See how these stories began.

UPDATE (7/17/16): Anyone who has purchased a physical copy of the book, that is Sight Beyond Sight up to The Glow, will receive, a hand-drawn character head-sketch in the book by one of the artists in the studio. (Character will be from one of our stories, chosen by the artist.)

Everything in our SWEEP THE LEG tier - PLUS all GUEST ARTIST prints!
Everything in our SWEEP THE LEG tier - PLUS all GUEST ARTIST prints!

 

Pin Set (physical samples will be posted soon)
Pin Set (physical samples will be posted soon)

 

Sticker Set (physical sample set posted soon)
Sticker Set (physical sample set posted soon)

 

Sketchcard samples by Jerry Gaylord
Sketchcard samples by Jerry Gaylord

 

Sketchcard samples by Bryan Turner
Sketchcard samples by Bryan Turner

 

Commission Sample by Jerry Gaylord
Commission Sample by Jerry Gaylord

 

Commission Sample by Penelope Gaylord
Commission Sample by Penelope Gaylord

 

Commission Sample by Bryan Turner
Commission Sample by Bryan Turner

About Identity Comics Studio:

Identity Comics Studio, based in Maryland, consists of Jerry "TheFranchize" Gaylord, Bryan "Flash" Turner, Penelope "Peng-Peng" Gaylord and Kenny Groom. Collectively, they've worked on TV animation projects such as Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man and DC Super Hero Girls as well as comic titles such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (IDW), Adventure Time (KaBoom!), and My Little Pony: Friends Forever (IDW). The artists bring their unique art style to the studio. Visit the studio’s website at www.identitycomics.com or LIKE them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/IdentityComicsStudio.

Jerry "TheFranchize" Gaylord is a Harvey Award nominated artist for MOST PROMISING NEW TALENT for his work on Fanboys Vs Zombies (Boom! Studios). He is currently working on projects with Dynamite based on the SMOSH YouTube comedy series.

Penelope "Peng-Peng" Gaylord is a freelance illustrator based in Maryland. She's currently working with Acme Archives Direct to produce limited-edition illustrations for Star Wars and DreamWorks.

Bryan "Flash" Turner is a storyboard artist for Marvel, DC/Warner Bros, and Nickelodeon. Some of his current TV animation projects include Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, and DC Super Hero Girls.

Kenny Groom is the co-creator and writer for Upstarts, founder of Old Dog Digital Studio and creator and writer on the upcoming comic Lowlife. He has written for several Identity Comics Studio titles over the years.

 

Risks and challenges

Printing, formatting, packing, shipping and not to mention the overall production time needed to produce a large scale comic like this can be a daunting task. These things alone can often shut down a project before it gets off the ground.

This is why Identity Comics Studio needs YOUR help. Your pledges will help us be able to develop, deliver and show the world a quality book. Identity Comics Studio thanks you in advance for your support. For the past, present and future, Thank you!

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