Puc the Artist is set in a world where everything that exists, is drawn into existence. If you want a birthday cake, just master your pencil work, and draw yourself a birthday cake. Some are skilled at watercolor, some with charcoal or etchings. Each has their own unique ability to create...or destroy. But in this world of ink and artists something important and vibrant has been lost and forgotten - Color. Our story is about the happenstances of discovering it, and the problems three youths must deal with to return it to the world.
Puc the Artist is a story about friendship, learning one's place in the grand scheme of things, and adventure. The story is planned with a complete beginning, middle, and end. This book will be the begging of the adventure. Just like how Star Wars: A New Hope, stand on it's own as a film. So too will the first Puc The Artist book. If we are so lucky to have the support, the story has room to expand into the other two arcs in the future.
Garret and I are co-creating this story, so the same art team and writer will be on it the whole way threw. It's a labor of love for the both of us, with Garret being the originator of the character designs and look of this world. And Miles Greb plotting out the story and fleshing out the characters.
The main book will be 66 pages, a hearty start to the story, and half of the first arch. However if you look below we have a REALLY great stretch goal in mind.
If we reach the goal of $12,000 everyone getting a Puc The Artist comic will get an upgraded copy. Instead of printing the 66 page large size "Floppy" comic, we will instead be printing a graphic novel that is the full first arch of the story. I hope we can do this, as it gives everyone more for their money, and we get to tell the whole first arch with just one Kickstarter and with one book! So please be sure to share it around to help us reach this goal!
Miles Greb - Writer, Co-creator - Former Bob Dylan impersonator who's obsession with Star Trek is annoying to everyone.
Garrett Richer - Illustrator - Co,Creator - The actual artist for the fictional Artist, non-fictionally.
Jay Bendt - Illustrator- Fantasy loving hoarder of color pencils and coffee mugs. Draws pictures for a living.
Milsae Kim - Females. Strong females." I just love female characters so much :)
Andrew Pierce - Editor - Lovable goof. Escaped Kipling protagonist.
An Orphan from the nomadic tribes of the Cold North. Separated from her family at a very young age Asta has had to learn to fend for herself. She has a quick temper, and picks fights with about everyone. Although some people in town think she is a bit cold, her close friends Tolo and Puc know she would do anything to protect them. She secretly wants to be a start her own Strawberry farm...but she won't ever tell anyone cause she has to keep up appearances.
Tolo is a son of a famous explorer and a famous artist. He grew up with stories of far off places from his mother, and watching his father paint images of them. His dream though, was to help others explore the world like his mother so Tolo became a Cartographer. Well, he is training to be one at-least. He carries with him a giant compass that can read the land, but also in a pinch move the ground before him.
Well read, and more formally educated then his two friends, Tolo is normally the plan maker of the gang.
Puc spends his day at his drawing desk in his granddads basement. Introverted by nature, Puc has a good heart and often gets dragged outside by his friends. Even when they do get him to leave his drawing desk, he normally finds something to draw while out and about.
He is a Rat Burglar, pun intended. He makes his coin by bounty hunting, in turning in people for petite crimes. He travels with his ally Fink, a husky Mouse who is't the most sophiscated - but he is loyal.
Or if you just want a quick look at the art, here are two pages from the first story arch. Note some of the book will be in Black and White and some in color - it all depends on the story line and what powers Puc can learn!
A beautiful printed comic book! This is actual a sample of a very small print run I did to show the first arch of the story off at C2E2. The actual book will be longer, and have a different cover. It will be printed by Print Ninja, who is one of the best is the bussiness.
The book is designed to be 66 pages, and if we hit out strech goal it will increase to 122!
The Actual Cover below.
These are the two awesome Art Prints available. They will be printed on high quality stock, and 8 1/2 x 11 inches in size.
We are making a story about artists after all so what better reward then a sketch cover? These covers will be coated with a nice paper suited for inking. We wanted to make something of an event of them so, everyone who gets one and does a sketch will have their work shown off! We will be tweeting them out, sharing them on Instagram, and Kickstarter updates. Anyone who wants to their art to be linked back to their account, we will be happy to do that.
Or you can buy it and keep your sketch all to yourself, that is totally fine too!
There is even an option to have Garret draw a custom sketch for you!
These covers will be Kickstarter exclusive.
Any Kickstarter project is ultimately only as good as it's budget and planning. To be transpersent and clear with our plans and goal we wanted to lay how how the funds will be used.
Risks and challenges
This will be my 9th Kickstarter Project, and my 8th Comic Book project. All my single issues have been printed and shipped, or are being shipped out. My largest project Clovis, is now finished and in the process of being printed. I am good at multitasking on my different series and have been doing this for about three years now.
There is of course always risks that could effect the project. I have learned how to manage most of them by now however. Books might get delayed to do real life complications or health. However regardless of those factors, the book will be finished.
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