Lord and Lady Ravenscroft are two brilliant scientists and inventors whose Bohemian lifestyle and inventive ways are in direct contrast to the staid and proper ways of Victorian Era London.
Served faithfully by their steam-driven metallic Majordomo, Pneuman, and armed with a variety of elaborate self-created inventions, the Ravenscrofts pursue the one vocation that brings excitement into their world... solving murders!
Brought in to consult on a mysterious murder, the Ravenscrofts began hunting down clues that might lead them to the devious culprit. Making waves and alerting the wrong people to their efforts nearly cost them their lives.
Now, the case takes them to Austria to seek out the next piece to this chaotic puzzle of murder and mayhem they've found themselves wrapped up in.
- Fans of mystery and suspense stories will love Pneumatic Cases!
- Gears, pistons and automatons!
- If you like a little Science Fiction tossed in with your Steampunk fare, this book is for you!
- Travel across the European landscape with the Ravenscrofts as they track down a murderer!
- 22 exciting interior pages of story!
- Rated T for Teen.
Here are some extra items we cooked up we thought you might enjoy! More to come if we happen to get there!
This first one is now unlocked! A variant cover inspired by Scooby Doo of our cast by CrankRats artist Katherine Ellis! Digital backers will get a digital copy of PC #2 with this cover, and physical backers will get a physical copy of PC #2!
As I announced in an update, the cover we've used throughout the campaign is a placeholder. The actual cover, by the same series artist, Rowel Roque, is equally impressive, just not colored yet. Now that we reached this one, digital and physical backers will get a mini-print of the image digitally or physically respectively!
Our third stretch goal is a set of three (3) Pneumatic Cases buttons for all physical level backers!
You can add these additional items to your pledge amount with no extra shipping costs! These are for physical copy backers. If you'd like to add-on to a digital tier, there will be a shipping cost added. Keep that in mind!
Lord Rupert Percival Ravenscroft, Percy for short, is a stylish but disheveled man in his mid 30s. When he's not solving crimes with his lovely bride Annie, he can be found toiling away in his lab and naming common household appliances with unnecessarily long and complicated titles. Percy is openly loving and affectionate to his wife and is a bonafide genius. He created their majordomo Pneuman.
Lady Anastasia Elizabeth Ravenscroft, Annie for short, is a forward thinker for her time. She's brazen and outspoken, yet classy and aluring. She doesn't take too kindly to being told what a woman's place is and she'll let you know about it. She is in her late 20s and adores her intelligent husband, though she keeps him on his toes. An inventor in her own right, Annie's creations are small, elegant and powerful, with simple names to match.
John Wilson, the creator and writer of Pneumatic Cases (PC), and one of the founding members of Last Ember Press is an avid Steampunk fan as well as a fan of Holmesian murder mysteries. PC is a book he was working on for years trying to get off the ground before LEP was formed. It became one of our two launch titles and remains one of our best sellers online and at conventions.
The reason we have turned to Kickstarter for this issue is to fund printing costs and get Pneumatic Cases #2 into the hands of eager readers as soon as possible. The pencils and inks are complete, and the coloring and lettering is underway!
With Make/100 returning, we thought it would be a great opportunity to offer a cool and unique limited item to celebrate and commemorate the release of this issue.
WHAT THE FUNDS WILL BE USED FOR
Since the pencils and inks are done, and as we are currently coloring and lettering the remainder of the issue in-house (as you read this!), we are looking to use the Kickstarter funds to pay for the printing and shipping costs and the various other expenses that go with a comic project. You can see the breakdown below:
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For our part in Kickstarter's Make/100 promotion, we present this limited edition, one-of-a-kind clear charm featuring Lord and Lady Ravenscroft in a heart-shaped steampunk magnifying glass surrounded by hearts and roses! See the tiers below for details on how to get this exclusive charm!
Extras As we reach certain milestones in the campaign, we are adding these additional rewards to the packages backers will receive! We have two that go to ALL backers and two that just go to backers at physical levels.
Here's a projected timeline for completion of the book, though we do expect it to be done sooner!
On behalf of John, Rowel, Lisa, myself and everyone with Last Ember Press, we can't thank you enough for your all your continued support! This issue has been a long time coming and we can't wait to get it in your hands sooner than later!
And we sincerely hope you enjoy this one-of-a-kind Kickstarter exclusive, limited edition Pneumatic Cases charm! It's a gorgeous piece of art by very talented artist Elena Ferroli!
Please spread the word and share your support of Pneumatic Cases #2 with all your friends. We are shooting to complete this 4-issue story this year, so the sooner we can get this one funded the sooner we can get the rest in production as well!
Risks and challenges
All the art is complete for this book and does not hinge on funding. This book will be completed and shipped to you as soon as possible.
While we are still in the process of completing The Last Ember, which was successfully funded in November 2017, this book is not contingent on that one being completed before it is ready to ship.
We are always open to any concerns or questions you may have, so please don't hesitate to ask!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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