Alter-Life: Journey to the End (Hardcover Complete Edition)
Alter-Life: Journey to the End (Hardcover Complete Edition)
In a world of seemingly infinite realities, Jake is on a quest to find his dead wife and daughter, but nothing is what it seems.
In a world of seemingly infinite realities, Jake is on a quest to find his dead wife and daughter, but nothing is what it seems. Read more
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WHAT IS ALTER-LIFE?
What if death is not the end but merely the beginning of infinite possibilities? In Alter-Life, all things are possible, and death is but a moment in existence.
Alter-Life is a tragic tale of a man named Jake. An average guy who has dreams of becoming a writer, but is down on his luck, and recently went through a traumatic event that took the lives of both his wife and daughter.
Reeling from the loss and ready to give up on his dreams and his existence, Jake decides to take his own life. Through this action, he discovers that he cannot die, again and again he returns and every time he does, the world around him is slightly different.
This is a tale of love and redemption. An everyman learning to live with his regrets and confront the demons of his past. Jake is lost in his infinite lives, searching for the meaning behind all of his existences.
JOURNEY TO THE END:
This is it. Two years ago we started a journey to create Alter-Life, a 5 issue limited comic series steeped in science-fiction themes and metaphysical mystery. We would not be here without the love a support backers have shown us through 4 consecutive campaigns.
A lot can happen in two years. I have tabled at conventions, set up at comic shops, published issues on Comixology, and even started my own Patreon page. I have been fortunate to have a great number of fans and friends supporting me on this journey, making this all possible even through all of the major life changes I have faced along the way. I thank you all for your love and generosity.
HERE and NOW a new chapter of our journey begins. With this final issue and trade edition funded and this book in hand, I will be forging a path to a career as a comic book creator. This is a chance to bring a Beautiful and Complete Story to current fans and new readers. This will be my first big book to take to conventions, publishers, and distributors to show everyone that Alter-Life is a story worthy of being told.
The Kickstarter journey for Alter-Life ends here, but this is only the beginning of the Village Comics journey we started together two years ago.
Come with me now, and let's make amazing things together...
Long-time, single issue fans need not worry, there is also an option to purchase a lone Issue 5 AND and Issue 5 Variant Cover, just like all of our previous campaigns.
(Due to dwindling stock of physical issues, it makes more sense for us to produce a Full Trade instead of printing and shipping issues 1-4 for new readers.)
Artwork reveal incoming. Cover will be provided by Marcelo Biott.
Here's the deal. Printing hardcovers is expensive business, so this puts our fundraising goal a little higher than we have ever hit before at $10,000. The Trade Edition is a 200 Page, Hardcover Special Edition complete with conceptual artwork, variant art, and script to panel process pages for just $35.00! (free shipping in the U.S.)
Katrina lives in California and I live in Ohio. These bookplates make it possible for us to give you something unique to different tiers of backer, and for us to both sign and personalize your copies!
- TRADE EDITION OFFICIAL BOOKPLATE - Available to backers at the "Complete Thanks" and higher tiers. Each of these comes signed by both Katrina Kunstmann and Caleb Thusat.
- PRODUCER BOOKPLATE - Only available to Producer Tier Backers. Each of theses bookplates come signed and personalized!
- ALTER-LIFE BETA TESTER BOOKPLATE - As a special treat, FREE for all of the RETURNING BACKERS and fans that have been with us through our previous campaigns, we will be including a unique bookplate for any Alter-Life Backers from previous campaigns who decide to order a Trade Edition!
Stretch Goal #1 - Chapter Art
If/when we hit $11,000, we will be adding 5 new pieces of art to the book. A guest artist, to be revealed during the campaign, will provide Chapter-dividing art that will make this Special Edition even more special!!
Additional stretch goals may include: Increased quality of Trade Edition, free add-ons, and an additional section about the Journey of Alter-Life on Kickstarter.
Funding Breakdown - $10,000
- $3,000 - Artwork for Issue 5
- $6,000 - Trade and Issues Printing
- $500 - Shipping (Not Covered by Kickstarter Initial Goal)
- $1,000 - Kickstarter Fees (10%)
Creator and writer of Alter-Life, ZED, and the Patreon-Exclusive series, The Nook. A former filmmaker turned comic book creator. Looking to bring unique and exciting stories to the vast world of the independent comic industry.
Owner of Village Comics: www.villagecomicbooks.com
Village Comics Patreon: www.patreon.com/villagecomics
A native Californian with an everlasting love for lines and words, she currently works as a gun for hire, wrangling lines for concept art, story-boarding, comics, and book covers.
Risks and challenges
Risks are low. We know what we are doing. We are only seeking funding to cover production, printing, and shipping costs just as we have in the past.
Our only real risk lies in the fact that we are asking for a little more money than we usually do. Our issues typically need $5,000 from Kickstarter, but with the Trade Edition included, we will need more. In order to produce the Hardcover, we will need $5,000 more than usual.
With the increase in fans and readers Village Comics has made in the past two years, I am confident we will hit our goals, finish our story, and be able to bring you all an amazing book.
Finally. Please be aware that the Trade Edition will take longer to produce that the single issues. Issues will be shipped out as soon as we receive them from the printer, but Trades will take 1-2 months longer to ship. I want to be clear about the schedule up front. We will do our best to complete everything as fast as possible without sacrificing quality.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter