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Jeff PalumboBy Jeff Palumbo
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Jeff PalumboBy Jeff Palumbo
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About

Please help me create Issue 2 of Chimera but before you look into this further, please go read Issue 1 FOR FREE over at www.SpinwhizComics.com. I want people to be as excited as I am about this project and the best way to do that is show you what I've been working on. Don't worry, I'll wait...

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Welcome back! I hope you enjoyed Issue 1 and want to hear more about what I plan to use your gracious donation for.

The request for donations is as plain and simple and I can make it; I want to continue my story for everyone to read and enjoy. The $7,500 is to literally cover the costs of Kickstarter, the rewards and Issue 2. Each Issue costs me $6,000 to make (my team is well worth it in my opinion) so every dime I receive here goes in to Issue 2 production. This pays for Bong Dazo, Marlon Ilagan and the rest of my fantastic team. 

If I make over my requested amount, whatever is left over just rolls into Issue 3 production costs, all the way through the end of the story at Issue 20. I will not be giving myself any profit or paycheck from this comic until all 20 issues are completed and launched. Everyone else will continue to be paid per issue.

It has always been my dream to create a comic and I've been working on Chimera for easily over a year. If I had to put it into a genre, I would say it's closest to a psychological thriller with a hint of the supernatural. As stated in my video, it's sort of like if you took the movies "Se7ev", "A Beautiful Mind" and "Gothica", plus some other movies you may catch at 2am on cable, you can try to categorize "Chimera". Luckily, there isn't really anything like it that I know of, so please enjoy it! Please note, it can be pretty graphic at times, so you may want to read it first before you let you kids. If you already let your kids watch "The Walking Dead", that isn't even close to my level of gory violence in Issue 1, so you should be good to go. There is no nudity or swearing per my own taste in writing.

My goal for the rewards was to try and offer something for anyone and everyone. I know what I like to be offered in a Kickstarter but that doesn't mean you like same things, so I did my research and came up with this list. If there is something you would like to see that I'm not offering, please let me know. If I can make it happen, I'll probably end up using it for stretch goals rewards.

Here are some pictures you will get with the rewards!

John Hancock - $25, signed by me of course plus some other stuff

John Hancock - a signed copy by me!
John Hancock - a signed copy by me!

Variant Cover #1 - the inked version of the original cover signed by me and numbered 1/50 (Kickstarter Exclusive) with a bunch of other goodies!

A fabulous live shot!
A fabulous live shot!

Variant Cover #2 - the FULL COVER SPREAD version signed by me and numbered 1/50 (Kickstarter Exclusive) with a bunch of other goodies!

Why have one normal cover when you can make a spread!
Why have one normal cover when you can make a spread!

As I mentioned a couple times in my "awesome" video, please ask me questions and I'll be happy to answer. 

The goal overall is to finish this story. The more I can involve the community to be around and potentially IN it, the better this story will be.

Thank you everyone for your support and helping make my dream continue.

Best Regards,

Jeff

Risks and challenges

Currently there are only a couple things I could foresee happening which would cause any delay in completing the project (but nothing would kill it):
1, Bong, Marlon or part of the production team "quit" - luckily I could chat with the agency I work with and find a replacement in a couple weeks. While it may delay the project, it won't kill it.
2. Printing Problems - There are plenty of printers out there, so it would take a couple of weeks to submit the work, request a proof copy and then submit the full order. This would delay the shipment of any of the signed copies by approximately 1 1/2 months.

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    OLE' FASHION AWESOME - PDF Copy of Issue 1 with an email from me thanking you!

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    TIMES TWO - You will receive a Thank You on the site as well as in Issue 2 if/when it goes to print PLUS the PDF Copies of Issue 1 and 2, plus an email from me thanking you with a compliment or two.

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    LINKED UP - PDF Copy of Issue 1 and Issue 2, plus an email from me thanking you with a compliment or two. You will also receive a Thank You on the site as well as in Issue 2 if/when it goes to print BUT you may also tell me if you would like your name hyperlinked to anywhere you wish (legal and no porn sites). Who doesn't like a good backlink that never goes away?!?!

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    JOHN HANCOCK - You will receive a PRINT copy of Issue 1 signed by me, PLUS the PDF copies of Issues 1 & 2, PLUS your name on the Thank You page, PLUS the hyperlink (if you wish)

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    JOHNNY X2! - You will receive a PRINT copy of Issues 1 and 2 signed by me, PLUS the PDF copies of Issues 1 & 2, PLUS your name on the Thank You page, PLUS the hyperlink (if you wish)

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    VARIANT COVER 1 "Sketch" - You will receive the printed sketch cover and comic for Issue 1 - signed and numbered (1/50) by me, PLUS the PDF copies of Issues 1 & 2, PLUS your name on the Thank You page, PLUS the hyperlink (if you wish)

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    VARIANT COVER 1 "Full Chimera" - You will receive the printed sketch/ink cover and comic for Issue 1 - signed and numbered (1/50) by me, PLUS the PDF copies of Issues 1 & 2, PLUS your name on the Thank You page, PLUS the hyperlink (if you wish)

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    BEHIND THE CURTAIN - You will receive a PDF of all of the sketches from Issue 1 (including character sketches) AND the script in comic format AND my original attempt in novel format, PLUS print copies of Issues 1 and 2 signed by me, PLUS the PDF copies of Issues 1 & 2, PLUS your name on the Thank You page, PLUS the hyperlink (if you wish)

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    OZ - You will receive a PDF of all of the sketches from Issue 2 (including any updated character sketches) AND the script in comic format BEFORE IT GETS PUBLISHED TO THE WEB, PLUS a PDF of all of the sketches from Issue 1 (including character sketches) AND the script in comic format AND my original attempt in novel format, PLUS print copies of Issues 1 and 2 signed by me, PLUS the PDF copies of Issues 1 & 2, PLUS your name on the Thank You page, PLUS the hyperlink (if you wish)

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    GAME ON - An hour of online gaming on Xbox Live. You choose the game! If I don't own it, I'll rent it. Don't want to play a game and would rather just chat? We can do that too! Ask me whatever you want, grab your friends and we'll all jump into a group chat!

    You will receive a PDF of all of the sketches from Issue 2 (including any updated character sketches) AND the script in comic format BEFORE IT GETS PUBLISHED TO THE WEB, PLUS a PDF of all of the sketches from Issue 1 (including character sketches) AND the script in comic format AND my original attempt in novel format, PLUS print copy\ies of Issues 1 and 2 signed by me, PLUS the PDF copies of Issues 1 & 2, PLUS your name on the Thank You page, PLUS the hyperlink (if you wish)

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    LOOK MA, I'M IN A COMIC! - I will have Bong draw your likeness into at least one frame in Issue 2, PLUS that frame printed out and signed by me AND give you a printed and signed Issue 2, PLUS the PDF copies of Issues 1 & 2, PLUS your name on the Thank You page, PLUS the hyperlink (if you wish)

    *Please note, you will be just like an extra, NO SPEAKING PART or DIALOG

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    NEW FOUND TALENT - I will have Bong draw your likeness into Issue 2, as well as your name (if applicable) AND you will have your own dialog or statement in your own chat bubble (written by me) PLUS that frame printed out and signed by me AND give you a printed and signed Issue 2, PLUS the PDF copies of Issues 1 & 2, PLUS your name on the Thank You page, PLUS the hyperlink (if you wish)

    *Please note, your likeness would be filled as anyone needed within the comic, so be prepared for anything - which is part of the fun!

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    HAVE WE MET BEFORE? - While the main character jumps through multiple past lives, there are three main past lives that become integral to the main story line. Your likeness and name will be the person (male or female). You will receive your character sketch, signed by Bong and myself and sent to you. You will also receive a signed copy for each Issue your character "pops up" in, as well as at least be part of one cover! PLUS the PDF copies of every issue, PLUS your name on the Thank You page, PLUS the hyperlink (if you wish)

    **Please note - these past lives are not nice people. In fact, they are the farthest thing from. If you don't want your likeness being mirrored as a complete psychopath that potentially make murders look kind, this is not the backing for you. HOWEVER, I promise that your likeness will be one bad ass character that nobody wants to mess with. The choice is yours.
    ***Please also note, these characters do not show up in Issue 2 but are spread out among Issues 4 - 20. You are locking in your likeness as this person from here on out, through the entire series.

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    THE VILLAIN - Yes, your likeness will be the main villain in the series. The best part is, only YOU will know who the villain is and you will be sworn to secrecy throughout the entire series! The only people who will know are you and part of my team. You are a shadowy figure up until near the end and then, BAM, it's you and all of your likeness for all to see. As part of this package, you will get a signed copy of EVERY printed issue, PLUS the sketches, script and full color PDF before the public even sees them. You will also receive the main villain character print, signed by Bong and myself.

    ***Please note, this will be contingent on you signing a Non-Disclosure Agreement and some other legal documents which protect those who may try to sink the ship with loose lips.

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