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A series exploring the mystery of Human Consciousness. Parallel Existences, Alternate Timelines, and Immortality... This is Alter-Life
A series exploring the mystery of Human Consciousness. Parallel Existences, Alternate Timelines, and Immortality... This is Alter-Life
A series exploring the mystery of Human Consciousness. Parallel Existences, Alternate Timelines, and Immortality... This is Alter-Life
141 backers pledged $5,036 to help bring this project to life.

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Alter-Life Issue 2 (Limited Comic Series)

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We have returned with a scaled back, Issue by Issue plan to get our comic created and into readers hands!

Issue 1 is already complete and available in many formats, including on ComiXology. Now we're back and bringing you the Second Chapter!

Alter-Life is only 5 issues, and we intend on bringing them to readers BACK-TO-BACK as quickly as possible. Funding will be used to pay for art, printing, and shipping. Any additional funds will go directly into Issue 3. So, the more we can raise this time, the less we need for the next one.

3/23 NEW VIDEO!

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What is Alter-Life?

Imagine, if you will, that all possible worlds exist and that they are just as real as the world we live in. If one's consciousness was able (at the time of death) to suddenly escape one world, one body, and enter another, true death would only come at the moment all of those worlds cease to exist. 

Alter-Life is a way to experience those other lives. Those other existences. It is a way to put a stopper in death, to extend one's existence beyond what we know as "Life."

It is the only way to keep living. To stay in memory so that all may benefit from any singular existence.

We have the answer to THE question, "What comes after life?" 

Nothing without Alter-Life.

3/28 NEW PANELS!

 


UPDATE 3/20

For The Love of Indie featured us on their podcast this week! Come have a listen, share the link, and let people know we are down to 10 days to back! For The Love of Indie #21

UPDATE 3/14

At the request of a new fan and backer, I have added a NEW REWARD TIER. You can now get the Variant Cover ONLY along with issue 1 if you want to catch up with Alter-Life and skip out on the official cover by Kunstmann. (Thanks goes out to Jennifer for the request and improvement to the campaign!)

UPDATE 3/3 - Summary Video Added!

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For those of you who are new to the story of Alter-Life, this 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. 

In issue 1 you saw a man dealing with the shock of a reality he never knew existed.

Issue 2 begins to unravel the mystery behind Alter-Life. Jake starts to test the limits of his infinite timelines and remembers more about what happened after the accident. Mysterious forces are at work, and something lurks in the shadows with the answers to all of his questions.

(Visit Villagecomicbooks.com to learn more about Alter-Life and and our other series, ZED.)

 

If you backed for $10 or more in the first week of the campaign, you will get your choice of an EXCLUSIVE PRINT. Choose from a Sketchcard by Katrina Kunstmann, or one of two Pinups provided by Ben Ferrari and David Jaxon. (Pinup by Jaxon Coming Soon)

Sketchcards by Katrina Kunstmann
Sketchcards by Katrina Kunstmann

 

Alter-Life #2 Pinup by Ben Ferrari
Alter-Life #2 Pinup by Ben Ferrari

 

 

Cover by Kunstmann
Cover by Kunstmann

 

UPDATE 3/16

I officially signed off on the Variant Cover by Ramon Gil. Katrina put final touches on it, and it's ready to go!

We wish Ramon all the best and hope for a quick, full recovery. Get well soon, and thanks for the amazing Variant Cover!!

Issue 2 Variant (Final Draft)
Issue 2 Variant (Final Draft)

I am excited to announce that the amazing Ramon Gil will be contributing the Varaint Cover for Issue #2! Ramon is best known for his vast number of outstanding Scifies Comics. He is an Indie Powerhouse of Science Fiction, and we are proud to have him along for our journey.

Scifies by Ramon Gil (Variant Cover Coming Soon!)
Scifies by Ramon Gil (Variant Cover Coming Soon!)

 

 

BACK EARLY!  You are not charged until the campaign is complete and only if the campaign is successful.

CHOOSE WISELY.  If you want to toss in $100 but you don't want all of the items in the $100 tier, you can choose any other reward tier that is equal to, or lower than the amount you want to pledge. So, if you really want to help the project, pledge high and choose a lower rewards package!

CH CH CH CHANGES! you can always change your pledge amount during the campaign. If you backed at $10, but decide you want that Variant cover once it's revealed, feel free to up your pledge amount and choose your new reward!

  • $3,000 - Art (32 page, Full Color/Lettering)
  • $1,000-$1,250 - Printing (Issues/Variants/Other Rewards)
  • $250 - Shipping/Shipping Materials
  • $500 - 10% Kickstarter Fees

Any additional funding will go directly into production for Issue #3.

The indie comic support in the blog and podcast realm, as well as in social media in general, has been amazing. Over the many months since Alter-Life #1 was completed, I have been working hard to spread the word about the series and get people excited about future issues. Come subscribe to our email list and take a look at all of the articles, podcasts, and reviews of both Thusat/Kunstmann comics Alter-Life and ZED at my website, Villagecomicbooks.com.

"Sci-Fi at its Best" - Majorspoilers.com

"Thusat’s story is fascinating..." - The Gravy Age

"...a fresh story that hasn't been seen in the comic world recently." - Comic Unknown

"This is my kind of story, and for those who like the weird and wonderful, you might want to think of taking a look." - Radio Press Gaming

 

 

CALEB THUSAT
Creator/Writer

Creator and writer of Alter-Life and ZED. A former filmmaker turned comic book creator. Looking to bring unique and exciting stories to the vast world of the independent comic industry.

Brief Biography
Introspective Articles

KATRINA KUNSTMANN

Art/Coloring/Lettering

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.

Warhead, her self published comic, can be found at at warheadcomik.com; and her other illustrations at krop.com/katrinakunstmann/

UPDATE 3/21

WARHEAD Vol 1 is on Kickstarter Now!

Warhead Vol. 1
Warhead Vol. 1

WARHEAD concerns Adam, a misanthropic American graffiti artist living in London, England. He also has a giant, acid green atom bomb for a head.

Cross-Promotion Prints Available!
Cross-Promotion Prints Available!
Here are two phenomenal prints, “The Better Me” and “Girls Night Out” from Katrina, available to those backers who back BOTH Warhead and either Alter-Life Issue 2 or Monsters and Other Scary Shit Anthology!

These are 8” x 12” with a lustre finish!

If you back all three of these Kickstarters, you get BOTH these prints for no additional charge! (We require confirmation from all teams running those Kickstarters before we ship)

Last but not least, I want to acknowledge the backers that have been along for the ride these past few months.

We took a shot at funding the full series at once, and some of you that saw the potential in that idea. I thank you for your support and enthusiasm. It is because of you that we push forward now and seek to bust this limited series out as efficiently as possible. I am humbled by the wealth of support you have given me, and I hope you will continue to follow us on our Alter-Life Journey.

As a symbol of my gratitude ANY BACKER who has followed us this far, backed the graphic novel, and is now backing Issue #2 at $10 or more will not only be featured in a SPECIAL THANK YOU SECTION, you will also receive an free print featuring the cover artwork that was created by Katrina for the Graphic Novel. Someday we will return to create that beautiful 200 page book, but for now I offer this print as a promise to you that this series WILL LIVE ON.
Devoted Backer Exclusive Free Print
Devoted Backer Exclusive Free Print
An Extra Special THANK YOU goes out to Darren Callahan for allowing me to use some of the fantastic music he created (for the film Chrysalis) in the Alter-Life Trailer. You are one super-talented individual.

FOLLOW US!

You can follow Alter-Life at www.villagecomicbooks.com or @alterlifecomic

Risks and challenges

I have funded two comics, Alter-Life Issue #1 and ZED #1, and, with the help of other filmmakers, the feature film Chrysalis on Kickstarter. This is not a new process for me, and the process will only get more fine-tuned every time we fund a new issue.

We gurantee that you will be getting your products if you back our project, and take pride in getting our comics out in the timeframe we promise. So, rest assured, if you back and we hit our goal, you will be getting some amazing stuff.

Risks are minimal and art takes time, but we will get this comic into your hands as fast as we can without compromising quality.

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    You are now an Alter-Life Creator. Your name will be immortalized in the pages of Alter-Life. You also get an exclusive glimpse at the next issue.
    (the complete experience)

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    • Access to Read the Script of Issue #3
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