I've been writing comics since I was eight years old. Most of those sucked.
So I tried harder.
22 years later I have a script that I am so excited about, that if I don't turn it into a finished, published comic book I'll never be able to look myself in the eye again. (Not that I can look myself in the eye now...that would be weird, right? If I had one protruding eye that faced the wrong direction I would probably have much bigger problems than whether or not I had the funds to self-publish a comic book...maybe that was a bad way to phrase it. Oh, crap. I'm not convincing you that I know how to write, am I? Shoot! Now I'm babbling! Abort parenthetical musings!!!)
Let's just skip to the point: This comic is called, The Provider. I've been working on it, off and on, for several years now and it's gone through multiple rewrites, getting better and tighter with each pass and it's been handed around to enough trusted and critical readers for me to feel like I have something special, worth sharing with the world.
The Provider's name is Luke Ryan, a man with superpowers in a world where few others are as gifted. Instead of using his natural talents to be the quintessential hero or villain, Luke does what any of us do with our own skills, he uses them to make a living.
And so, Luke Ryan Insurance Services was born. Premium insurance policy holders are given a fancy, hi-tech watch, which they can use to signal Luke if they are ever in any immediate danger and he can swoop in and save the day. But it's not cheap and now he's become a well known status symbol. Plenty of people have Bentleys, how many have a superhero on call? Well...13.
That is, until an insurance fraud case perpetrated by one of the richest and most powerful men in America threatens to unravel Luke's entire livelihood! Issue one suddenly presents him with the challenge of balancing his 24/7 on call job with being a single dad, all while trying to save an insurance company suddenly in danger of going under.
Bruno Oliveira has come on board to do the pencils and inks and the first three pages look AMAZING!!! The kickstarter funds will go towards finishing the pencils, inks, and colors for the remaining 19 pages and the cover and toward a print on demand run of the comic...UNLESS we raise a little more money and then we can setup an offset printing run and be able to print not just enough copies to make sure you all get one, but also plenty to send around to publishers and take to the occasional con!
Thank you guys so much for listening, it means a lot just to know you read this far down. Let's do this!
- (30 days)