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The story of the first moments of the first gods. A comic theology.
The story of the first moments of the first gods. A comic theology.
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From Nothing, Something comes. Espers is a creation mythology. Most fantasy stories begin in the waning days of magical power, at their height, or on some damn crusade to reclaim a lost era. This story isn't that. This story is a beginning. This is a comic of Genesis. There was nothing, not even void. There was only the infinite regress, and his name...was Lotin, the great serpent. 

 

 

 

Chris Lewis Lee, Miles Greb, And Melissa Pagluica
Chris Lewis Lee, Miles Greb, And Melissa Pagluica

Miles Greb - Writer, Creator, Producer - Former Bob Dylan impersonator whose love of Star Trek is annoying to everyone.

Chris Lewis Lee- Lead Artist - English countryside dweller.

Melissa Pagluica - Cover Artist -  Tea-loving, cat-wielding creator of the comic book Above the Clouds.

Xavier Merced - Pixel Art Cover Artist - Purveyor of fine clusters. Finest pixel artist in the realm...Rivals Miles in his love for Final Fantasy Tactics.

Devin McKernan - Variant Cover Artist - Fledgling author & artist . A Knight Adrift

Jamie Me - Lettering - Letterer who spends his time wearing pajamas called a 'gi' while learning the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Andrew Pierce - Editor, Graphic Design - Lovable goof. Escaped Kipling protagonist.

 

 

 

 

 Lotin, Deus Via Aqua

 Amorru, Deus Via Terra

 Ne'lil, Deus Via Caelum

 

 Of course there is the book, but we also have some really cool extra rewards. The book itself is a 22 page story, with 6 pages of extra content. It will be printed by Printninja, So you know it will be very high quality.

Variant Covers

Pixel Art Cover, by @VagrantPixels
Pixel Art Cover, by @VagrantPixels

 

Variant Cover, Art by Devin McKernan
Variant Cover, Art by Devin McKernan

 T-Shirt

The shirts will come in varying sizes, and I will ask you for yours after the Kickstarter ends. I try and use higher quality T-shirt materials so they are smooth, just like Melissa's art. :) 

T-Shirt color might change slightly during printing, but it will look pretty much like this.
T-Shirt color might change slightly during printing, but it will look pretty much like this.

 Art Prints

The art prints consist of the variant covers printed on very high quality glossy card stock. You can see the art above of the two variant cover poster options, and the Cover art is at the start of this Kickstarter. 

Sticker

The sticker is a 3x3 section of the cover art. It features the sky goddess Ne'lil. 

The Sky Goddess, Ne'lil
The Sky Goddess, Ne'lil

 

 

 I have done a few similar Kickstarters now, so I have the budget down pat. The majority of the funds, around $2000 will go to the art and creation team. Most of the rest will go to Printninja for the 1,200 copies of Espers, and their shipping/fulfillment services. The remainder will go to fees. 

 

Risks and challenges

The book is almost finished! We just need the funds to pay our art team a fair wage, and print and ship the book. I have been running Kickstarters for awhile, and everyone has been getting their books just fine. Barring anything awful happening, everything should be smooth.

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    Water

    A digital copy of Espers #1

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    Wind

    A digital copy of Espers #1, a digital copy of my scifi series After the Gold Rush #1, and a High Res Wallpaper of the cover art.

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    Earth

    Get the Book! Espers #1, printed and shipped to your domain.

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    Fire

    Espers #1, a poster of the cover art by Melissa Pagluica, a sticker of the Sky Goddess Ne'lil.

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    • Cover Art Poster, HQ print.
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    Deluge

    Espers #1 with the alternative Pixel art Cover!

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    Whirlwind

    Espers #1 with variant cover by Devin McKernan, posters of the cover art & The Pixel Art. Also includes a Sticker of Ne'lil.

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    • Cover Art Poster, HQ print.
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    Inferno

    Espers #1, signed. A T-shirt of the cover art, several size options will be available.

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    Quake

    All my books, signed! You will get Espers #1 of course, but also After the Gold Rush #1-#2 and my pre-historical adventure Clovis #0.

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    The Deep

    Love Chris's style? With this reward you can get a custom commission of his work in full color. It will be delivered digitally.

    Also includes Espers #1, and a sticker of Ne'lil.

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    The Firmament

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    • Espers #1 - Pixel Art Alternative Cover
    • Cover Art Poster, HQ print.
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    Muse Level

    Espers #1 printed and sign, both variant covers, a Sticker, the poster, and a one-of-a-king drawing of Ne'Lil by Zian Tirfuunovic.

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    • Limited Art
    • Espers #1
    • Espers #1 - Pixel Art Alternative Cover
    • Espers #1 - Variant Cover
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    Flare

    This reward is special, because it includes a custom commission from artist Chris Lewis Lee. The art will be in color and delivered digitally.

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    • Cover Art Poster, HQ print.
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    Foundation

    Customized Cover of Espers #1, and of course tons of other perks. With this reward, you can have Chris Lewis Lee draw pretty much whatever you like, and we will print it as a one of a kind cover. It could even be you fighting Lotin! (I will sign your one of a kind cover, if you like.)

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    The Infinite

    You get every perk other than the one-of-a-kind cover. But you also get a Giant Hand-Crocheted Lotin!

    Over 3 Feet long!

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