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Lost in a world of seemingly infinite existences, Jake's past catches up with him. Join the journey and catch up with all 3 issues!
Lost in a world of seemingly infinite existences, Jake's past catches up with him. Join the journey and catch up with all 3 issues!
Lost in a world of seemingly infinite existences, Jake's past catches up with him. Join the journey and catch up with all 3 issues!
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Alter-Life: Issue 3 of 5 (Limited Comic Series)

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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. He is an average guy who has dreams of becoming a writer. Reeling from the recent loss of both his wife and daughter 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...

CONTENT. CONTENT. CONTENT.

These are not your typical 22-26 page comics. Each issue ranges from 34-40 pages. The first 3 Issues together are over 110 pages of beautiful artwork by Katrina E. Kunstmann with a story exploring the limits of human consciousness, multiple existences, and life after death. You can catch up on the full series digitally for just $5.00!

7/18 - BOOST PRINT ADDED

Katrina is designing a special poster for the final push for funding, Anyone who increases their pledge by $10 or more by the end of the campaign will get a killer 8x12 print of a Special Edition Alter-Life poster SIGNED by Katrina Kunstmann!

So, ADD $10 and Get a Badass Poster!

Rough Sketches of the Special Edition Poster
Rough Sketches of the Special Edition Poster

(Digital Only Backers will only get a PDF of the poster, you must purchase a physical item and add $10 to your pledge to get the print edition of the poster)

STORY SO FAR (SPOILERS!)

(As a vote of confidence, and a token of my appreciation to all future fans and backers you can Download Issue 1 for FREE HERE during the campaign! This link will be removed on July 28th)

In ISSUE 1 (36 Pages) you saw a man dealing with his regrets and the shock of a reality he never knew existed.

Issue #1
Issue #1

In ISSUE 2 (40 Pages) the mystery behind Alter-Life begins to unravel. Jake starts to test the limits of his infinite timelines and remembers more about what happened after the accident. 

Issue #2  (Issue #1 was very dream-like. The art in Issue #2 is similar, but as Jake's reality becomes more clear, the artwork and color will evolve.)
Issue #2 (Issue #1 was very dream-like. The art in Issue #2 is similar, but as Jake's reality becomes more clear, the artwork and color will evolve.)

ISSUE 3 (36 Pages) will explore Jake's past and the mysterious forces that seem to be creating and controlling the world around him. Was the faceless man a friend or foe? Where is Jake's family? What is Alter-Life?

 

Official Cover of Issue 3
Official Cover of Issue 3

Interviews and Press Mentions:

7/24 - Major Spoilers Review of Alter-Life Issue #2: 

"A Wonderful 'What If'... I'm 'Dying' to Know More!" - Wayne Hall

7/2 - Wayne’s Comics Podcast is up on MajorSpoilers.com. We talk about kickstarter, science fiction, patreon, and the future of Alter-Life and Village Comics.

7/3 - For the Love of Indie featured Alter-Life. Their host, Drew has been a fan since the beginning, so it’s great to have them along to help spread the word.

 

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THE ISSUES

SPECIAL NOTE: ALL U.S. SHIPPING IS FREE and ALL comics come signed by the writer/creator!!

We are offering full access to the Village Comics Catalogue

Simply Choose the number of comics you want by backing at the given reward tier, and we will confirm which titles you want via message and/or survey at the end of the Kickstarter.

DIGITAL BUNDLE

As a special bonus in our digital bundle, we are including Issue #1 of Katrina Kunstmann's Warhead series as well as Issue #1 of Katrina Hates Dead Shit by our friend and fellow comic creator, ‎Russell Nohelty. The full digital bundle includes the following:

THAT'S 6 COMICS FOR JUST $7.00!!!

EXPIRED: CROSS-PROMO PINUP

Cyber-Life
Cyber-Life

Our friend and fellow creator, Scott Austin is running an IndieGoGo campaign for his series Cybernetic Punk (ENDS JULY 8TH!). He created this awesome Digital Mash-up Pinup "Cyber-Life" that takes sweet concepts from both his series Cybernetic Punk and Alter-Life. Scott will also be tossing in a High Res jpeg of the Cybernetic Punk Poster. These are only available as High-Res digital images, and can only be yours by backing BOTH COMICS at the Digital Reward Level. Details Here...

Cyber-Life PRINT - If you would like the Cross-Promo Mashup Pinup as a Print, you MUST back Alter-Life at the Print Edition Tier (or Higher) AND Cyber-Punk at the Digital Tier (or Higher)

ADD-ONS

Below are 3 add-ons from Village Comics. Any of the add-ons can be purchased by simply adding an additional $5 to your pledge. After backing or adding $5, please send a message to confirm which add-on you would like. 

  • ALTER-LIFE MANDALA STICKER

This is a fantastic mandala designed by Katrina Kunstmann that we are printing as a glossy vinyl sticker. Stick it wherever you like!

  • ALTER-LIFE BUTTON

Poke yourself with this awesome 1" Button!

  • VILLAGE COMICS MINI POSTER

A Mini Poster print of any cover or variant cover we have produced throughout our many Kickstarter Campaigns!

 

Issue 3 Variant Cover by Walter Ostlie
Issue 3 Variant Cover by Walter Ostlie

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This Variant Edition will be EXCLUSIVELY PRINTED for this Kickstarter. It may appear as a poster or in some other form, but will only be printed as the cover of a comic for backers of this project!

The amazingly talented artist, Walter Ostlie provided the Variant Cover for this issue. His series, Shiver Bureau, is super clever, dark, and gorgeous. Ever since I discovered it, I wanted to see his take on the Alter-Life story and characters.

Check out his series and his other amazing art at:  

http://shiverbureau.com 

http://walterostlie.storenvy.com

EXPIRED: Back during the first week at the $10.00 tier or higher and get ANY ONE FREE ADD-ON added to your order!!

  • $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 value and give us a jumpstart on artwork for Issue #4.

THE TEAM

CALEB THUSAT  

Writer/Creator

Writer and creator of Alter-Life, ZED, and the webcomic, The Nook (currently on Patreon). 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 at http://www.villagecomicbooks.com/bio

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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/

Find more Village Comics Content at the Village Comics Patreon! 

You can follow all things Alter-Life at www.villagecomicbooks.com, #alterlifecomic on Facebook, or @alterlifecomic on twitter.

BACK EARLY: Successful Kickstarters are all about building momentum, so please back on day one if you can! 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 but already have tons of issues, pledge high and choose a lower rewards package!

ALTER-YOUR-PLEDGE: 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!

"a smartly crafted story that delves into the philosophical exploration of reality" - Almost Normal Comics

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

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

"weird and wonderful" - Radio Press Gaming

Risks and challenges

We are not new to the Kickstarter game. This is our third Alter-Life campaign, and the 6th Kickstarter I have personally had a hand in helping create.

This comic will be made quickly and to the highest quality. Our greatest challenge is making certain that everyone is happy with our creative work and the products we ship, and that we come in on budget and on schedule. Rest assured, we have done this before and we will do everything we can to get this amazing comic in your hands as soon as possible and no later than October 2017!

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