CAN YOU OBE?
After a series of unexplainable murders, a detective must find an unseen killer in a world where the entire population can astral-project.
After several years in development, we’re extremely excited to finally make O.B.E. a reality. Our campaign goals include paying for printing, shipping, and extra production costs for our graphic novel. We have hired top-tier artists from Marvel and DC comics to ensure the highest quality.
We can’t wait for you to enter the world of O.B.E....
When the key to OBEing (out-of-body experience via astral projection) was discovered by Dr. Nicholas Medlock in 2018, people began to heedlessly OBE without thought for the rules as designed by Medlock or the inevitable consequences of ignoring them. Thirty years later, 20% of the world’s population has been wiped out because of the Reliant epidemic – the addiction to the euphoria that OBEing produces. Reliants have died in large masses due to Astral Atrophication, a state in which they let their bodies waste away because they spend all their time in their astral state. This mass rate of death has led to an entire generation of people who both love and hate OBEing, which has caused rioting, murder, and widespread pessimism. No other war or worldwide epidemic has ever killed so much of the world’s population in such a short span of time as the addiction to OBE.
In the year 2048, the world has been decimated by OBEing. Strict laws have been enacted to ensure the survival of the human race. But after a series of unexplainable murders, Detective Nathaniel Cole must find the killer before anyone else dies. Yet as he dives deeper into the evidence, he uncovers the trail of a murderer that leads him down a path he never thought possible.
Cast of Characters
Detective Nathaniel Cole – Driven by the grief of past trauma, he indulges in drug addictions even as he fights to save anyone he can.
Amari Riley – A social worker haunted by the loss of her parents, she finds solace in her faith and helping recovering Reliants. Her work places her directly in the crossfire of the serial killer, and she must work with Cole in order to survive.
Doctor Nicholas Medlock – The founder of the Institute of O.B.E., Dr. Medlock only sees the powers he’s attained through the new science he’s shared with the world.
Natic – The owner of Club Industria, Natic provides a safe haven for Reliants, even as he takes in their children and raises them to work for him.
Mother Cecilia – The leader of both the Order of Merciful Souls and Sisters of Astral Mercy Ministries, Mother Cecilia re-opened the missions to take in and care for Reliants and their orphaned children.
Meet Our Team:
Created by Kerry Valderrama
Story by C.M. Bratton & Kerry Valderrama
Art by Christopher Allen
Color by Lee Duhig
KERRY VALDERRAMA, CREATOR & WRITER: Kerry has directed, produced and written two award-winning feature films, numerous commercials, and music videos. Sanitarium. starring Malcolm McDowell, Lou Diamond Phillips, Robert Englund, and Lacey Chabert, is his second feature film and is being developed into a network television series. He is also the creator of Sanitarium the comic book series distributed through Diamond Comics.
C.M. BRATTON, WRITER: C.M. is a multi-award-winning writer from San Antonio, TX. A member of the Texas Association of Authors, C.M. has published twenty-four books and a solo comic series. In addition, C.M. has been a writer for several film projects, including Sanitarium, which is currently in talks to become a T.V. series.
CHRISTOPHER ALLEN, PENCILER: Christopher Allen is a comic illustrator and painter. His previous works have included on movie tie-in comics for Guardians of the Galaxy and Ant-Man for Marvel Comics, Steam Wars, his own Steampunk comic SteamLore for AP Comics, and Femforce for AC comics.
LEE DUHIG, COLORIST: Lee is a Comic book industry professional with over 20-plus years in both publishing, editing, penciling, digital coloring art and marketing. As a digital color artist (Under the name GURU-eFX) for Marvel Publishing, Lee has worked on hundreds of issues and has colored countless characters for the publishing giant. He has worked for every major publisher, including DC Comics, Disney, Dark Horse Entertainment, Image Comics, & BOOM! Entertainment. As the Marketing and Publishing Director for Antarctic Press, Lee has overseen and developed countless monthly titles over the course of over two decades and is familiar with all aspects of comic book production and distribution. His current projects include the popular Deadpool and Star Wars comic series.
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Website: CanYouOBE.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If we meet our funding goal, we plan to make improvements and provide extras for our product, adding incentives at no extra cost to you, so please keep sharing and spreading the word.
$10,000 STRETCH GOAL - UPGRADES! If we reach this goal, we plan to upgrade the cover and interior pages to a higher quality stock of paper, making the colors leap off the page – and you definitely want to experience the astral plane in all its glory!
$15,000 STRETCH GOAL - OBE TRADING CARD! Available exclusively during this campaign, we’re offering a trading card from our amazing artists, Christopher Allen & Lee Duhig, featuring Detective Nathaniel Cole, our main protagonist. This card will not be available anywhere else. Limited to backers $50 and up. One per order.
$20,000 STRETCH GOAL - PERFORMANCE BONUS FOR OBE ARTISTS & WRITERS! We’re giving our creators a bonus for every $20,000 raised. They’ve worked on the project as a labor of love, with minimal pay. They also continue to work on this project, ready to add in extras and help you fully experience the world of O.B.E. We will also release behind-the-scenes interviews from team OBE!
$25,000 STRETCH GOAL – PAPER UPGRADE TWO! If we reach this goal, we’re going to upgrade the cover and interior pages to yet another higher quality stock of paper, giving the graphic novel a higher shelf life and turning it into a valued member of your collection.
$35,000 STRETCH GOAL – VARIANT COVER! That’s right. Available exclusively through this campaign, our artists will create a variant cover for all of our supporters, making this an even more collectible item and sharing some really cool artwork, too! Limited to backers $50 and up. One per order.
$40,000 STRETCH GOAL - HARDCOVER! You got it. We're going to add in a beautiful hardcover for your graphic novel, making it more durable and collectible. We'll also upgrade the paper yet again, building a better project for all of our supporters.
$45,000 STRETCH GOAL - Graphic Novel BONUS MATERIALS! We’re not only adding another upgrade to our paper stock, we’re also adding extra artwork! We’ll include a bonus booklet full of artist sketches. Limited to backers $50 and up. One per order.
$50,000 STRETCH GOAL- METALLIC VARIANT COVER UPGRADE! That’s right. Not only will you get a variant, we’re putting it in metal! We want this graphic novel to last forever, and with another paper upgrade and our metallic variant cover, this book is not only rare, it’s also built to last. Limited to backers $50 and up. One per order.
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Risks and challenges
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