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The Tide is a graphic novel serialized as a range of beautiful individual hardback and digtial comicbooks. This Kickstarter launches Vol. 2 and releases a new, second edition of Volume 1. I've included catch-packs for anyone who missed the first part and would like both books in the series.
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Following a savage crime on the shores of the great lake, a law-enforcement warden ends up on the run with the witness. Confronting gateways to a submerged demonic plane, an impending war, and the world's most powerful spy network, she must keep them alive and choose who to trust to see justice done.
In Volume 2 "Manhunt" the chase is on.
Following the incidents on the beach in Volume 1, Warden Milas Clay now has to make it to safety with the witness, whom she doesn’t yet trust. Pursued by both dogs and demonic monsters, they find themselves caught in the open during planet tide when the demonic gateways open.
THIS IS WITNESS PROTECTION... IN HELL.
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Firstly, a big thank you to everyone who backed the debut edition and have been patiently waiting for vol 2.
I'm back again with Eisner-nominated Jim Campbell on lettering and design for the sequel book and I’m really pleased to have had extra help come on board for Vol. 2 for inking and flatting.
See my previous Kickstarter for the The Tide: Debut Edition campaign here.
The good news is I’ve taken the time to ensure every page is fully drawn, inked and coloured before I launch. So you won’t have long to wait between the end of the Kickstarter and receiving the book.
40-page hardback book with "Tide Wash" (gloss) cover design.
Vol. 2 will once again be a big comicbook. 12" x 8 1/2" x 1/2".
Here are some of the reviews from customers who bought the debut edition and press reviews. They put it better than I ever could. I love these quotes. I prided myself on making a really lovely book for the debut edition, so I’m really pleased with the feedback - thank you. Volume 2 will aim to build on the quality of the debut.
Here's some pages from Vols.1 & 2 to whet your appetite...
Joining me and Jim Campbell on Vol. 2 is inker, Jeff Graham. Jeff has his own excellent book on Kickstarter here
Also thanks to Anna Marie Navaja for helping make faster work of the colours by “flatting” the book for me.
- The Tide – Created by Adam Lumb
- Author and Artist – Adam Lumb
- Letters – Eisner nominated Jim Campbell
- Inks – Jeff Graham
- Colours - Adam Lumb
- Colours – Flatting - Anna Marie Navaja
- Esmé Lumb – Additional Costume Design
The Tide is a story about trust, set in a world of monsters (both human and supernatural).
All of the story is scripted for the 12 books in this series and I can’t wait to share with you where we land. The ending is great.
This is a story I have been working on for years and it’s great to be finally getting to share it with you, thanks to your support on Kickstarter.
This book has taken nearly 18 months to create. Hundreds of hours of love for the story have gone into making this the most beautiful, most dramatic sequel possible. All of the money raised will be used to pay the creative team involved and print the book and to ship it to you.
I really care about this carefully crafted book reaching you in perfect condition. I use proper book wraps designed for books of this size. I also use couriers to bring the book to your door so that the package is insured and tracked every step of the way. Receiving original artbooks should feel special because it is special. I do everything I can to ensure your book reaches in perfect condition.
Here’s a little video of me despatching copies of the debut edition so you can see the kind of care that goes in to the process.
Kickstarter is an all or nothing way of raising funds for art projects, which means if we don't reach the target the book won't be made. Without your help I can't get the book designed, lettered and printed. Your pledges matter and I really appreciate everyone who invests in making the project happen. You're not just buying a book. You are helping to continue telling the story. I hope you love the book and thank you for being a part of making it happen.
Adam Lumb Sheffield, England, 2019
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I've been fortunate enough to work for the UK’s national art galleries and the BBC and I'm used to delivering on projects for customers.
The debut edition was successfully funded in late 2017 and published and dispatched on time in February 2018. This time I’m even further ahead with all pages are completed upfront, leaving only the lettering and design to come from Eisner-nominated letterer, Jim Campbell. Therefore following a successfully funded Kickstarter, I expect the book to be with you before Feb 2020.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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