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Dave's last best hope couldn't care less. The Sum of Light is back for Issue #2, and this time, we're all SoL. Read more

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Dave's last best hope couldn't care less. The Sum of Light is back for Issue #2, and this time, we're all SoL.

About this project

The Sum of Light is a genre bending comic series that transports the bleak cosmic horror of Lovecraft's Cthulhu mythos into a modern day action adventure setting.  In a story that spans continents and eons of time, creator Brian McCranie finds room to slip in tributes to other influences, including folk lore, science fiction, steam punk, film noir, manga and B horror films.  A four issue limited comic series is planned, and will be re-released as a graphic novel with additional material when the arc is complete.

This Kickstarter campaign is intended to fund the completion of The Sum of Light Issue #2, with a limited print run including full color interiors and color covers.

You can see sample pages from Issue #2 here:

You can see sample pages from Issue #1 here:

           

Limited Edition Prints

Your choice of the following signed limited edition prints are available as pledge rewards:

Print #1 The Return 17"Wx11"H

 Print #2 Jezebel 11"Wx17"H

Print #3 Corruption 11"x17"

 Print #4 The Wicked

Sum of Light T-Shirt

Stretch Goals

If we go over goal we will launch a special web comic that will expand on The Sum of Light, introducing new characters and extended scenes that will be incorporated into the collected graphic novel.

Further stretch goals will fund expanded print runs and appearances at comic conventions.

Risks and challenges

I'm not just a Kickstarter campaigner, I'm also a backer. I take my obligation to fulfill my pledge rewards on time very seriously. And as a full-time freelance illustrator, it's crucial that I protect my reputation as an artist who delivers, by delivering what I promise.

As the writer, penciler, inker, and colorist on this project I can safely say that potential collaborator issues are minimized. I've been waiting more than 8 years to publish this story; there is really nothing I want more than to bring you Issue #2 of The Sum of Light.

If you would like to confirm that I'm not a flake, follow my artist page on Facebook. You'll get regular updates and exclusive work-in-progress posts. (You may find out that I'm a weirdo, but I'm a weirdo with a good work ethic and a solid track record.)
https://www.facebook.com/BrianMcCranieArt
https://www.facebook.com/The.Sum.of.Light
https://www.facebook.com/brian.mccranieart.3

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    A Thank You in the back pages of the issues produced through this Kickstarter campaign.

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    Digital Download of Issue #2 in CBR or PDF format

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    Digital Download of Issue #1 in CBR or PDF format

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    Digital Download of Issue #1 and #2 in CBR or PDF format

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    A physical copy of Issue #2 (available exclusively to Kickstarter backers). Plus a digital download of Issue #2.

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    A physical copy of Issue #1 (available exclusively to Kickstarter backers). Plus a digital download of Issue #1 and Issue #2

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    Severed Finger Key Chain, Now you can open strange passages in your own home with the the Severed Finger Key chain from issue #1! Plus a digital download of Issue #2.

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    A signed, numbered, limited edition 17"x11" print of Print #1 The Return ( see main Kickstarter page for image ) plus a digital download of Issue #2.

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    A signed, numbered, limited edition 11"x17" print of Print #3 Corruption ( see main Kickstarter page for image ) plus a digital download of Issue #2.

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    A signed, numbered, limited edition 11"x17" print of Print #2 Jezebel ( see main Kickstarter page for image ) plus a digital download of Issue #2.

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    A signed, numbered, limited edition 11"x17" print of Print #4 The Wicked ( see main Kickstarter page for image ) plus a digital download of Issue #2.

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    A physical copy of Issue #1 and #2 plus a digital download of Issue #1 and #2.

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    A 11"x17" poster and a digital download of Issues #1 and #2.

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    A signed, numbered, limited edition 11"x17" print of the cover plus a digital download of Issue #2.

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    A Sum of Light T-Shirt plus a Digital download Issue #2.

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    A Digital download of Issue #1 & Issue #2 plus digital downloads of Issues #3 & #4 as they are released AND a digital download of the graphic novel when it is released.

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    Commission ( bust or profile of any one figure ) 5 1/2 x 8.5 plus a digital download of Issue #2.

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    Physical copy of graphic novel when it is released and digital download of Issue #1 & #2 plus digital downloads of issues #3 & as they are released #4

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    Cameo: You (or a friend or family member) will be incorporated into the comic You will also receive a digital download of Issues #1 and #2.

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    Full printed versions of the Graphic Novel and Printed versions of Each issues as it it released

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    The Print Collection of 6 signed, numbered, limited edition 11"x17" prints of Brian's Art Work ( see main Kickstarter page for whats available ) plus a digital download of Issue #2.

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    Commission ( portrait of any one figure ) 11" x 17" plus a digital download of Issue #2.

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    Die a gruesome death in the comic The Sum of Light. Your character's messy demise will also be collected in the graphic novel. You will also receive a digital download of Issue #2. -REQUIRES PHOTO OF BACKER-

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    Recurring Character Cameo: Be a recurring character in the web series! Your character will appear in multiple panels of the web comic in a small or non-speaking role which will be collected in the graphic novel. Plus a digital download of Issue #2.
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    You get it all: A Cameo (single panel appearance in the web comic), a Commission (11" x 17" single figure portrait), plus a Physical copy of The Graphic Novel when it is released and a Digital download of each issue upon it's release.

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    Web Comic Side Kick, you'll team up with the main cast of the web comic tie in and appear in Issue #4,both of which will be collected in the graphic novel. Plus digital downloads of Issues #1 & #2 and #3 & #4 as they are released and a digital download of the graphic novel when it is released.

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    The Original Issue #2 Cover Inked by Ray Snyder. An 11x17 Framed piece of original art on traditional comic board.

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    Be the Main Character in the Web Comic tie in to The Sum of Light. You'll become the driving force behind the 22-44 page Web Comic that ties directly into the main story and you'll appear in the 4th and final issue of the comic, both of which will be collected in the graphic novel. You'll also receive a signed physical copy of the graphic novel when it is released and digital downloads of each issue as they are released.
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    Be the main villain in the web comic tie in to The Sum of Light. You'll become darker and more evil than you've ever dreamed possible. You'll pursue The Main Characters in the Web Comic and you'll appear in the 4th issue of The SUm of Light comic, both of which will be collected in the graphic novel. You'll also receive an original 11"x17" inked portrait of your villainous character and digital downloads of each issue as they are released plus a digital download of the graphic novel when it is released.
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    5 Page Mini-Comic written by you, illustrated by Brian McCranie! Makes a great gift! You provide the characters and the story, Brian will provide 5 illustrated pages of high resolution digital sequential art, penciled, inked, colored and lettered.

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