Undetermined Vol. 1.2: Entangled is the second episode of a four-part sci-fi and quantum reality comic book series exploring the life of Robert; a typical grumpy teen, who thinks the world revolves around him (and his pet cat).
PLUS CHRISTMAS FESTIVE BUNDLE...!
We're feeling festive at Quaktion Comics and will debut Cane L. Grey: Werewolf Bounty Hunter as a free backup strip in Undetermined Episode #2.
By supporting this project, you will be getting:
- A 32-page colour comic book exploring philosophical questions and fractured, quantum universes.
- Backers of the print edition will receive a 36-page (inc. cover) full-colour, US sized comic.
- The opportunity to pledge and receive an exclusive song based on the comic by the band, You Win Again Gravity. Check out a preview here...!
- Answers to questions, such as 'Is my reflection another me, who's lived another life?' and 'What happens to all the decisions we never take?'
- A bonus back-up strip of Cane L. Grey: Werewolf Bounty Hunter - An action horror comedy in the vein of American Werewolf in London by way of Marshall Law.
Choice Creates Consequence
TRY BEFORE YOU PLEDGE
For a limited time, you can also access a bare-bones digital copy of Undetermined Episode #1 and a 19-page Advance Preview of Episode #2 by clicking the image below or HERE...!
What was said about Episode #1?
"I wasn't sure exactly where I was going until the last page of this comic, and on subsequent re-reads, I found the genius that's embedded deep into its DNA." Fanbase Press
"[Undetermined] ends up being one of those surprise packages that turn up in the indie world every now and then." Comics Anonymous
What's being said about Episode #2?
"While we saw Robert’s world flip from the mundane to an almost overwhelming mix of multi-dimensions & infinite possibilities, there was no doubt that his story was an infectious one but this second issue takes that to a whole new level from the very beginning." Comics Anonymous
"There is a reality that’s happening around Robert that’s a result of his actions, and he’s struggling to come to terms with that. The mixture of adolescent arrogance and unclarity has led to Robert’s progression as a protagonist." William Morton, Managing editor of the Kingsborough Community College school newspaper.
"If splintered realities is among your preferred fiction, Undetermined is for you." Ryan Kroboth, Comic book creator of Sunmaker.
"Undetermined Volume Two has a deeper, and darker tone in comparison with the first publication release." DecayMag.com
Is your future still Undetermined?
Even leading a life of infinite possibilities, Robert must learn that choice creates consequence. After a series of bizarre incidents where the outcome of his actions resulted in an undetermined effect, Robert discovers his encounter with Cassandra has caused his parallel selves to become entangled.
Is Robert your typical, grumpy teenager? Or is he becoming the centre of his own universe?
Have you ever looked into an infinity mirror; a mirror where your reflections descend perpetually into darkness? What if all those reflections are alternate versions of yourself? Versions of you that made different decisions; decisions that become less subtle the further they descend. Now imagine you could swap places with those other yous.
How determined would your future be? And what chaos would you leave behind?
"What just happened?" and "What happens next?"
The two questions asked by readers of Undetermined Episode #1...
Episode #1 SPOILER ALERT...!
The second edition of Undetermined continues from Robert’s meeting with the mystical Augeré who has been keenly tracking Robert’s progress across the myriad dimensions. Augeré explains how Robert’s selves have become entangled and hints at the cause, effects, and consequence of his reality hopping.
If our existences became entangled with our parallel selves, how would that affect our choices? And what if all our decisions became concentrated in a quantum moment?
Only thing is certain: you don’t get something from nothing.
What’s uncertain is: what happens when you do?
You Win Again Gravity & Undetermined Collaboration
Quaktion Comics have teamed up with the band ‘You Win Again Gravity’ to create an Undetermined sound track for Episode #2. Undetermined writer, Andy Perry collaborated on the lyrics with band members, who went on to compose and produce the song.
Jack Jennings, from You Win Again Gravity says,
‘We're really happy to be involved with Undetermined, and it's fantastic working with Andy, who's so creative and open. Undetermined is an especially good brief because of its themes of chance and chaos; this allows us to do what we do best and play around a little with expectations. Much like the comic, the sound track for 'Undetermined' might seem simple on the surface, but it hides some subtle twists and turns, and describes a short journey of its own. Hopefully there's a little bit of something in there for many people to enjoy, or just pick apart, and we can't wait to let you all hear the result!’
Listen to a preview of the Undetermined song here:
Discover more about You Win Again Gravity and download their debut album, 'Anonymity' for FREE at their Facebook site: https://www.facebook.com/YouWinAgainGravity/
Mixing performed by Luke Clarke - www.lukeclarkeproducer.com
Rewards and Stretch Goals
To simplify the Kickstarter reward tiers, we have only created two tiers that come with episodes #1 and #2.
If you'd like a copy of episode #1 because you missed it first time around, you can increase your pledge by £5 and we'll include a copy. The higher tiers also include episode #1 goodies - check out the rewards for more detail.
Deluxe Digital Pack II
A Digital Rights Management (DRM) free (this means you can copy it to any of your mobile devices or computers) of Undetermined Vol. 1.2: Entangled.
Dual Deluxe Digital
DRM-free copies of the first and second episodes of Undetermined, plus three excellent digital comics from some amazing authors and artists:
Check out Hexes: Everything Must Go at Tapas.io by Simon Birks
"Todd Bainsburg is being forced to sell the company his family has run for over two hundred years. Every piece of its history must be bid on, but just what that really means, he doesn't yet fully understand."
Warm up for Sunmaker Episode #2 by reading Episode #1
"When the last remaining fragments of an entire civilization are about to vanish, one man must preserve his legacy, no matter the cost."
Take a look at Triumviratus by Shane Walsh Smith
"Triumviratus is a 500 page epic fantasy graphic novel about betrayal, destiny, and three desperate people whose misadventures in love bring the world to its knees."
An Actual Comic Pack II
This is a full colour, printed copy of Undetermined Vol. 1.2 delivered to you wherever you are in the world. You'll also get the DRM-free digital edition delivered to your mailbox.
'Undetermined', the Song Pack
You will receive a DRM-free, digital download of 'Undetermined' in MP3 format for offline playback on your favourite mobile devices.
All pledges for You Win Again Gravity's song, 'Undetermined' will go to the band.
You'll also get a printed and digital copy of Undetermined Vol. 1.2
Still Signing My Life Away Pack
Get an author-signed print copy of Undetermined Vol. 1.2, and also the DRM-free digital copy.
Deluxe Print Pack II
If you pledge for this tier, we will include your name in the back of Undetermined Vol. 1.2 in the credits. You will also get some A5 artist prints, which will include the front cover and an Undetermined badge and bookmark.
Stretch goals will be unlocked on this tier, so if/when we hit pledge targets you'll get extra goodies if you back this tier.
Undetermined Artist Pack
Chris and Andy have selected frames and pages from the first two episodes of Undetermined and produced them as a colouring book.
The book is child-friendly (no scary scenes) and will be provided along with a set of crayons and sketch book for all those budding (or existing) comic book artists.
That's a Good Likeness Pack
The Undetermined Episode #2 Rewards see a return of the popular Avatar tier.
Chris will take a photo of you, or a family or friend and turn them into an avatar which you can use for your social media profile, on websites, or just to show off to your friends.
They make great gifts for people too...! Take a look at some of the Avatars Chris created for Undetermined Episode #1:
How Undetermined are you?
In this reward, Chris will draw you interacting with an Undetermined character, or in an Undetermined scene of your choice.
Fancy being sent spiralling through quantum cosmic universes, or playing computer games in Robert's room with cat on your lap? This is the tier for you...!
An Undetermined Cameo
Ever wondered what you'd look like in comic form? Or fancy giving someone the gift of appearing in an actual comic? Chris and Andy will write you (or a friend, or family member) into Undetermined episode #3 as a cameo appearance.
You will not only appear, but interact with Robert in the Undetermined universe in episode #3. Chris and Andy will work with you to select the right scene and context for your appearance and agree the dialogue with you.
Your own Undetermined Spin-off
This is a very special, one-of-a-kind reward.
Chris and Andy will work with the backer of this tier to produce a one-page mini-story with the backer starring and interacting alongside some of the Undetermined characters.
The backer will provide input into the ideas, dialogue and art work and receive the original artwork and digital copy of the finished product.
If you'd like to build your own custom tier, picking and choosing some of the items above, drop Andy and Chris a line and we will do our very best to come up with a custom package and price just for you...!
If the Kickstarter exceeds its pledge target, backers of the Deluxe Print Pack II will also receive the following extra special goodies when new pledge levels are reached:
£1,201 - Digi Comics for all - Everyone gets the three Digital Comic pack in their Inbox (Hexes, Sunmaker and Triumviratus)
£1,400 - Augere Blox Papercraft - Introduced in episode #1, it's time for Augere to appear in Papercraft cut-out-and-keep form.
£1,600 - Optical Illusion Cat - A spooky optical illustration of Cat, whose eyes will follow you around the room.
£1,800 - Undetermined Pencils - Want to look sophisticated in meetings...? Look no further than this Undetermined pencil.
£2,000 - Undetermined Beer Mats - A firm favourite from Episode #1
£2,250 - Undetermined Sticker Pack - A new collection of stickers starring the characters from episode #2
Special stretch goals
These are some extra special thank-you goals we'll include for sharing the Undetermined love (and will be available to all backers of the print copy of Undetermined Vol 1.2):
The Art of Chris Holmes is Liked, Liked, Liked...
If Chris' Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/artofchrisholmes) reaches 250 likes, Chris will create some special Undetermined Vol 1.2 artwork, which we'll include in the print version of the comic. This means the 32-page comic will become 34 pages!
It's our Tweet
If Andy's pinned Undetermined Tweet reaches 50 retweets, Andy will include 4 pages of the Undetermined script in the print version of the comic. This means the 32-page comic will become 36 pages.
Share and Care
If Andy's Undetermined Vol 1.2 Facebook post reaches 30 shares or 100 Likes, Chris and Andy will publish a 4-page Q&A interview in the print version of the comic. This means the 32-page comic will become 36 pages.
How big could this comic be?
If all three special stretch goals are met, the comic will grow from 32-pages to 42-pages...! There will be no changes in costs to postage or tiers, so share, tweet and like away.
The Undetermined Team
The Writer - Andy Perry
Andy is an estranged Northerner, now living in London. He is fresh off the back of a six-month sabbatical from IT where he busily wrote various short-stories (one of which will be published by in Twisted 50 vol. 2 at Christmas - https://www.twisted50.com/), the first draft of a novel and episode #2 of Undetermined (in between rounds of golf, turning 40 and moving home).
Andy is also in the process of putting the finishing touches to a new comic book series based on the eldritch world of H.P. Lovecraft and his Reanimator series.
The Artist - Chris Holmes
Chris is a British ex-pat now living in New Zealand where he runs his own marketing and design company. Chris is a big Death’s Head comic fan, and you can see his art across various websites and social media pages.
Chris has realised you’re never too old to make your dreams a reality (not that he’s actually that old) and the success of Undetermined has inspired him to dust off his own idea for a comic book series: Cane. L. Grey – Werewolf Bounty Hunter.
Copy Editor and Video Score Production - Jack Jennings
Jack is a single thirty-something from London who works in Events, sings in a band and really enjoys modifying other people's words for greater literary effect. Some might call him a grammar Nazi but he's honestly more fun, promise.
Production Assistant and Video Voice Artist - Rebecca Travers
Rebecca is a Welsh actress, singer and voice-over artist currently living and working in London. She has performed in theatres and short films, and records regular voice work for charity and private sector companies. You can read more about Rebecca at her website.
What's happened since Undetermined Episode #1?
After the successful Kickstarter launch of Undetermined Vol. 1: Placed into Abyss, where it received a 200% backing, Andy and Chris have been busy developing episode #2.
‘We learnt so much from that first Kickstarter, we felt we could push a pre-Christmas 2018 Kickstarter of episode #2 to keep the momentum going. It’s been a bit of a slog (especially now I’m back in full time work), but hopefully the end result and response will be as good, if not better than the first.’
“I was blown away by the support and enthusiasm for the first edition of Undetermined. When Andy and I started planning the second episode, I wanted to invest more into the artwork and reflect the descending levels of mood and craziness. I’m a big fan of Jack Kirby and have channelled his style into the cosmic scenes. I got a serious kick out of producing them and can’t wait to see where the series goes next. You might say, I’m more determined than ever…!”
Somehow, Andy and Chris have still managed their antipodean Skype and Messenger sessions to make Undetermined Vol. 1-2: Entangled a reality. They take it in turns for the early morning / late night slots.
‘Being on the morning slot really motivates you and sets you up for the day more than a gallon of coffee,’ says Andy. ‘The problem is when you finish a super exciting call at 1am and are so wired you can’t sleep.’
Undetermined Episode #3 will be released in 2019.
In the meantime, keep an eye out for Chris Holmes' written comic debut, Cane. L. Grey: Werewolf Bounty Hunter which will be released in 2019.
Also, get yourselves ready for a new comic book series from writer, Andy based around the eldritch world of H.P. Lovecraft.
Finally, a big "Thank you" to everyone who has supported this project and offered words of encouragement. Episode #2 would not have happened if it weren't for the kind words, excitement and enthusiasm to see where the universe of Undetermined goes next.
Risks and challenges
Undetermined Vol. 1-2: Entangled is fully completed - the Kickstarter pledges will go towards the comic's physical production and distribution.
The song, 'Undetermined' by You Win Again Gravity has been mixed and produced. It will be available for download at the time of the comic's distribution.
All other merchandise will be ordered and produced if the comic reaches its backing target.
Artwork by the artist will be produced on demand after the comic has been successfully funded, as this requires interacting with the backers, e.g. receiving images, etc.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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