I have spent many years developing my dream project and I do want to stress (this mixup happened a lot on social media) that this project might have sexy covers, but the stories are PG and no XXX anywhere!
BLACK FRIDAY DEALS:
1] Trading Card Sketch Original Art
2] Sisterhood #1 Interior Page Art
PITCH: For several centuries the ancient Order of Justice has lain dormant, but the magical power of the Justice Gems has been released during an Egyptian archeological dig – now, all over the world, the mummified Priestesses of Justice are coming back to life. As supernatural evils threaten human society through the following decades, the Sisterhood will be there to guard and protect.
PLOT: In 1917, a mysterious adventurer (Rand) enters a pyramid In British Colonial Egypt. There he opens the Cauldron of Khepri. The spirits of ancient priestesses are released, resurrecting mummies all over the world who were devoted to an embodiment of the Goddess of Justice and Truth. Five years later, the mummies form the Sisterhood of the Mummy, a spiritual order to help the truth and justice against the unordinary. They are cop, judge, juror and executioner defending the world. The order live in an underground base with technology beyond human knowledge. They are led by the adventurer, the Mother-Supreme and the remains of an egyptian god whose soul is being used as software for a supercomputer.
Unlocked: Commemorative Trading Card #1 by Juan José Ryp, to be added to all physical pledges for free!
Unlocked: Cosplay Variant Cover by cosplayers Lucid Belle (and a special guest). This can also be an ADD-ON (add 11 Euro) to pledges already made. It is also a new pledge level. WANT TO ADD THIS ON? Just put this onto any existing pledge for a $11 over-pledge. Please message afterwards and we'll be happy to help!
Unlocked: Commemorative Trading Card #2 by Eric Basaldua, to be added to all physical pledges for free!
Unlocked: Postcards Halloween, Xmas and Mummy Day with art by Adam Brown
Unlocked: Commemorative Trading Card #3 by Budd Root (colors by Apriyadi Kusbiantoro) , to be added to all physical pledges for free!
Unlocked: Commemorative PLASTIC Trading Card #4 by Yonami, to be added to all physical pledges for free!
Unlocked: 5.000 Euro > Sisterhood Logo Stickers, to be added to all physical pledges for free!
Unlocked: 6.000 Euro > Cardstock Cover Upgrade with UV-spot on Cosplay Cover
LOCKED GOALS: I am still working out stickers, coins, pins and whatever I can find to say 'thanks' with, so below goals might change a tad.
LOCKED: 7.000 Euro > a memorial coin, mummy style! To be added to all physical pledges for free!
LOCKED: 8.000 Euro > Commemorative Trading Card #5 by Greg Capullo, to be added to all physical pledges for free!
LOCKED: 11.111 Euro > extra story adding page count at nó extra costs.
LOCKED: 15.000 > Variant Cover ánd print by inspiration artist Eliseu Gouvea, profits will go to Heroes Initiative. Prints will be added to all physical pledges for free!
The COSPLAY cover is also available as ADD-ON. Just add 11 to your pledge and let me know!
You can also ADD-ON other rewards by just adding on to your pledge and PM me about it, please!
At the end of this endeavour I will email you all, if I do not have the info yet!
More info on the BLACK FRIDAY deals:
You get your mini-commission (your choice) for only 15 Euro, by Sisterhood-colorist and upcoming penciler Kevin Enhart and/or upcoming Sisterhood penciler Markus von Renthe-Fink, who also happens to be the Story Continuity Wizard. Art will be done on a limited Special Sisterhood Trading Sketch Card with special Marlon Teunissen Full Color artwork. Samples can be seen here, but if you want to check out some of their pages, check out the Sisterhood Facebook Page.
Artist Diego Magno Loiola has provided me with Sisterhood #1 Interior Page Art and permission to sell his personal art for this project at a bargain price! Of course I will add some neat extra's but the money will go directly to the artist! The KS-project will list the Page#, and for examples (page# are on left side of each artpiece) please check Facebook where I created a special Album. Underneath above promo-image you can see which pages are unsold or sold. Just send me a message which one you want!
So why am I doing this? Because I support my artist and will try to work out deals for them, always! So you will know that if you support my project, you will directly support the artists!
More about the stories and the various regular covers! Check out the preview pages and read about all the plans!
INTENTION: SISTERHOOD is a series of oneshots 32/pagers. It will all revolve around the idea of my ´sketchbook theme´ as well as the fact that I want a comic on shelves which are done by talented folks and not just a ´nice job´ with artwork that you will use to wipe your ass with :)
ISSUE ONE: the origin issue in which we see the rising of the Sisterhood, the installation of the Khepri-computer and during a new adventure the Sisterhood's leader Rand is discovering he is not the only one residing in his own head!
Currently FOUR issues have been completed, with 4 more already written!
Each comicbook will feature different artists, to ensure not only a high quality but also creating a platform for outstanding artists. This idea is highly influenced by my own Sketchbook Theme where over 200 artists each have shown me their own personal magic!
Obviously you can get the #1 in regular and variant cover, as shown above.
But you can also opt for more options, like the very special Pledge. Check out the video to see them up close and personal
BIOGRAPHIES FOR THE COMPLETE CREATIVE TEAM
RICHARD BOOM: Project Leader/Creator
Richard Boom started out in the comic industry as your regular fanboy, just reading comics and enjoying it even more due to the internet and making contact with creators. As his contact list grew, so did his interest in the complete field of comic. Starting up a Bad Grrl Comics Fan club in 2001 was the first step to go further then his own living room. Soon thereafter he began setting up websites for Arthur Suydam, Eric Basaldua, Broadsword Comics and focussing on titles like Vampirella, Cavewoman, Hack/Slash and more... During a visit to a Belgium convention (F.A.C.T.S.) he even started working with the organization and since 2006 he has been officially affiliated with this convention, helping them when and where he can; from seeking sponsorships, contacting artists to be their guests to actually helping to manage the Artist Alley. At this convention he met the founder of Broken Frontier and shortly thereafter began doing headlines for this news site. Later he founded the website COMICSFORSINNERS which more resembles his prior BadGrrl fanclub. Nowadays Richard dabbles in editing comics, doing comic book PR, translating comics, stopped working at FACTS in 2016 and has collected a lot of Hot Mummy sketches hoping to turn that into a comic book series in 2018.
Markus von Renthe-Fink: Story Editor / backup-story penciller
Markus' comic book career hit a major road-bump early on when, in his mid-twenties, he had to face the fact that he was living in a comic-book 3rd world country: Germany. "Image Comics" had just been formed, and his dream of ascending into the ranks of superstars such as Silvestri, Campbell, Charest or Lee were shattered by the fact that he would have to move to USA, and his drawing skills, impressive as they were by then, were not quite honed enough to make this a realistic possibility. So - he pretty much stopped drawing altogether, focusing on getting a "real job" as a graphics designer. - - - Fast forward 20 years: at a book signing in Frankfurt he met Greg Capullo, who was kind enough to look through Markus' portfolio. To the German's surprise, he was told by the popular artist that a) his stuff was fairly good and b) nowadays, the "studio system" had virtually ceased to exist: all you needed as a penciller was skills, a scanner and an internet connection. The flame of rekindled hope rose in Markus' eyes like a bonfire. Looking for a project to finally spread his artistic wings, he met jack-of-all-trades Richard Boom through Facebook. The rest is history (in the making): Markus von Renthe-Fink now acts as story editor and continuity assistant on the "Sisterhood" book, as well as drawing a 20-something page origin story about one of the main characters, trying very hard to make up for lost time.
Victor Kruithof: writer
At school, Kruithof wanted to become an archeologist, but ended up studying journalism and then information-management in hoping to become a librarian. Eventually he became a mix of both at a financial newspaper. But there was a constant focus his career choices, stories. I always wanted to become a writer. In 2011 he joined a talent-contest for the Dutch smallpress publisher Windmill Comics. It let him to his own comic serial, the UC Masters. Because of his critisism about translations and with the experience at the newspaper he was asked to act as the editor for LoneJim Comics, learning again a different side of storytelling through comics. When the crisis of 2008 and digital innovations finally hit his newspaperjob in 2013, he started to look around for more writingjobs. And thus, the crisis brought him to Boom Art Department and Richard Boom's strange fondness for mummies. Boom had the action figures and building blocks to play with. Kruithof had enough fantasy to give them their own world and give others the opportunity to play in this new world.
Diego Magno Loiola: Penciler
Diego loved comics and drew since childhood. He grew up, became a collector, continued drawing, graduated in fine arts, did fanzines, illustrations, fanarts and countless stories; some that never came to light and others that became RPG among friends. Then came Sisterhood, not only the first real job opportunity, but how to give life to someone else's ideas, a bulky, imaginative and rewarding job. Diego continues to draw and collect comics!
Kevin Enhart: colorist
Kevin Enhart is a writer for short films and comics, as well as a comic book artist and colorist. Kevin is also working as a cinema production designer and storyboarder. He’s best known for his alternating coloring styles, best suited for each individual project. Kevin’s prior comic book projects include “Puss in Boots”, “Vikings” and he is currently coloring “Warhammer 40.000” and “Anno Dracula”. Audiovisually, he worked on the French film “419” by Eric Bartonio, and commercials for Awkeye Production and Parrot. Enhart is also currently developing his own project named “The Outlaws” published via Markosia in 2019, and preparing his first feature movie.
Paulo Teles Yonami: cover artist
Yonami or Paulo Teles is a designer and Professional illustrator since he was 19 years old, working at the graphic and digital area, illustrating for graphic publications and TV commercials. Pupil of the best illustrators from Hyper Comics (Jucilande Jr. and João Vicente), drawing comics at your hometown (Manaus, Amazon, Brazil) making those for internet and fanzines. A videogame lover (specially 2D games) he always spend some freetimes playing games. Designer by graduation and illustrator by profession, actually Yonami works for GlassHouse Graphics. Today, he lives in São Paulo, working as manager and comic artist. He even launched his ZOMBIESIDE anthology and is now working on his TIME WITCH comic book series.
Eric Basaldua: variant cover artist
Eric Basaldua - more commonly through his signature EBAS - was a mainstay of the Top Cow universe. He started working at Top Cow in 2000 under the direct tutelage of Top Cow founder Marc Silvestri. He became one of the Top Guns at Top Cow. A self-professed thong lover, Eric is known for his depictions of beautiful women and sexy artwork. Eric has worked on many fan-favorite comic series, including Hunter-Killer, Witchblade, Tomb Raider, Freshman, The Magdalena, Blood Legacy: The Young Ones, The Darkness, Battle of the Planets, the Darkness/Vampirella crossover written by Terry Moore, and the Witchblade/Wolverine crossover. He provided various covers for Marvel, DC, Rothic, Top Cow and Zenescope.
DISCLAIMER: all contributing cover artists (Ebas, Ryp, Capullo) have agreed to me using their gifts to me under the condition that NO profit will be made. ALL profits will be going towards the creative team!
Risks and challenges
The comicbook is all written and penciled. This kickstarter is set up mostly for making sure the colorist (Kevin Enhart) will get paid.
Actually I have FOUR books all done like this, most of them even colored as well. So I want to come back here and make this a complete series of oneshots, showcasing new talents during this whole adventure!
About this particular project: I have decided to only do a regular cover and one variant cover, and a third cosplayer cover if a stretch goal is met. This makes me certain the printing will not be a too big of a deal.
Shipping will be done worldwide via the ultra-reliable German postal services as they reside just mere minutes away from my town. The extra perk of this, is the fact that Shipping via Germany is just as reliable as via my own country of the Netherlands, but cheaper for your wallet.
I am even going to try and work out a deal with a distribution partner to make everything move more professional and swift, but that depends on the success of this very first Kickstarter.
I am new at this Kickstarter-game obviously, with Sisterhood #1 being my "official" debut.
The complete art team is really excited about it and have already finished all the artwork for the game (well, with the exception of all the awesome coloring and lettering and graphic design)!
Although are well versed in the industry, we do understand that there are possible unforeseen issues such as:
Story Editing Corrections
Over-Robust Stretch Goal Fulfillment
Given this, I am very dedicated and committed to bring you an excellent comic book with quality products to ensure that the first impression to you, beloved backers, will be a great one.
*** Update: I found out this week that Kickstarter will be holding on to the funds longer then before, and will only release the funds for my Sisterhood project halfway through January 2019. With a 2-week printing process and then prepping all packages, we can all come to the simple conclusion that February might be the first time a package will be send out.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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