This project's funding goal was not reached on October 3, 2012.
About this project
Hello my name is Jerome Walford. I make living as a graphic designer and illustrator. But I also I have a passion to write, illustrate an original comic series. In the summer of 2010 I began a webcomic based on my creator-owned graphic novel series, "Nowhere Man".
“Nowhere Man” is a multi-volume series that follows Jack Maguire, an ambitious NYPD detective and Zade, a mysterious super human stuck in Jack’s body.
The two struggle for control as a deep conspiracy unfolds that could change the world as we know it. “Nowhere Man” has received glowing reviews on NJ.com, from Phil Hampton of the Comic Academy and others. Art from the series has also appeared in the Riverdale Press, The New York Daily News and on Bronxnet TV.
The first volume of "Nowhere Man" will go into distribution early 2013 in full color as three books, about 40 pages each. I would love for you to be a part of it. In exchange there are some nice rewards, not to mention all printed pre-orders will get a signed copy at a discounted price.
Limited edition prints currently available in this campaign
Who else has been involved with this project?
Editorial: Maya Rock, Russ Lane, Amy Walford (my wonderful wife) and Akinwale Ogundipe. "Nowhere Man" has proven to be a very demanding project and I'm really thankful to these folks for helping when they can.
Music: Nathan Lanier and Joshua Green have done some original music for "Nowhere Man", some which is heard on the trailer. We will do more with this at some point.
Joel Acosta, Richie Rodriquez, Kristine Chandler, Tatiana Gomberg and other contributors that participated on Comix Mag.
What is the money
Most of the funding goal will cover printing and shipping the three books in volume one to fulfill the pre-orders as well as the rewards. The next priority is to complete the setup of printing for regular distribution for summer 2013, then setting a bit aside to cover convention attendances for summer/fall 2013.
How far along is the work?
Currently finishing the color work on the art in book three. Then I'll do another polish round on all three books. So perhaps another month in production, then I'll be starting the print proofing process. Delivering by December on most rewards is looking reasonable at this point. Check out the fancy graphic.
There are three books that compose Volume 01
Book 01 (Prologue - Chapter 03)
Book 02 (Chapter 04 - Chapter 07)
Book 03 (Chapter 08 - Chapter 12)
Each book is a minimum of 40 pages in full color
6.14"w x 9.21"h
(I'm actually considering stepping up to 7x10 at no additional cost, the files are certainly big enough. Each page is rendered at 9.5x14.5 & 450dpi. Will decide at the end of the month)
The main advantages are:
You will receive all three books together this December
They will be signed, maybe with a little sketch in the books too
Otherwise the books won't be available till approx. April for the 1st book with the 2nd and 3rd about two months apart.
“Nowhere Man” is a series that follows Jack Maguire, an ambitious police detective. Haunted by his father's death on 9/11, Jack strives to be the best officer he can be.
However, Jack is hiding a dangerous secret, he possesses wrongly gained super-human powers. Although they give him the edge on the job, their use allows him to be hijacked by Zade, a rogue agent, who is the target of a clandestine military operation.
How far will Jack go to hide his secret and to expose a hidden threat? Will he able to safeguard the ones he loves in the process?
In the tradition of other great works of fiction, the arc of “Nowhere Man” is plotted along major actual historical events, yet stays grounded in the personal and inward struggles of its characters. The decisions they make could change life as we know it.
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