Pre-Order Silence: Wall of Sound Edition
Silence: Wall of Sound will be available for pre-order (and ordering once the Kickstarter has been fulfilled) at my Etsy Shop. If you missed the Kickstarter, check there for more info!
Silence is a comic about music and the power it has to hold everything together when the world seems to be falling apart. The story takes place in the music town of Anthem, whose male population continues to dwindle as ships go missing at sea during routine shipping runs.
The South Seas Capital Company holds Anthem in a death grip of debt, and many of its employees struggle to keep their houses from being repossessed by the bank.
Johanna Jones, a runaway from the town of Anthem receives a letter from the SSCC informing her that her father has gone missing after The September, the ship he was aboard, failed to return on time. They plan on repossessing her childhood home and allow her several days to collect any important belongings. Johanna reluctantly returns home to try to put together an expedition to search for The September’s whereabouts.
Along with her best friend, a washed up elderly ex-punk rocker, an on again off again addict, she sets off on a yellow submarine called the Heart of Gold for Hades’ Hexagon, a mysterious area where ships keep disappearing.
You can read a 12 page preview of the first issue here!
From the creator of Dragon Slayer comes a 170+ page full color graphic novel about the transformative power of music.
Silence Track One, Two, Dragon Slayer Vol.1, 2, 3, and the Collected Edition were all successfully launched via Kickstarter. Ideas and suggestions for characters evolved over the course of all four Kickstarter campaigns and were incorporated into the previous books.
I take your investment in the book seriously, and I will do everything in my power to get backers the best product in as timely a fashion as possible. I have finished the art for the book in advance, so the timeline is primarily so I can make sure I'm happy with the colors during printing.
My name is Devin Kraft and I spend every waking moment I can drawing. I make a living by doing freelance art and selling posters at comic conventions all around Texas and New Mexico (you can check out my poster work here). I was most recently published in Capcom's 'Capcom Fighting Tribute' book, which was a huge honor.
I’ve been working on Silence Track: Wall of Sound Edition for three years, with the final third taking this entire year so far to create. I chose to color the comic myself this time and I tried to make each page as vibrant and vivid as my print work. Silence is influenced first and foremost by music by the bands I love.
Above is an overview of all of the pages in Silence: Wall of Sound. Usually I post the first five pages of the current issue, but this time there's spoilers. You can find preview pages of the previous issues on the KS campaigns for Silence: Track One and Silence: Track Two.
Below are detailed descriptions of the rewards. If you have any questions or inquiries about any of the rewards, feel free to message me! Want to add a physical copy of Silence: Track One to a tier that doesn't have it? Interested in some of my print work that you saw on my shop? Shoot me a message!
The 8 Track ($1):
If you're curious about Silence and want to get a feel for the comic, back this level and I will send you a link to a digital copy of the first issue as soon as I can. (Private message me with your preferred e-mail!)
The MP3 ($5):
This tier consists of a digital copy of the third and final issue of Silence, which contains over 70 vibrantly full color pages delivered to your inbox.
Stream the Album ($10):
You will receive a DRM free digital copy of Silence: Wall of Sound Edition, consisting of over 170+ pages of vibrantly colored nautical rock action!
The Hit Single ($12):
You will received a signed physical copy of Silence: Track Three, clocking in at over 70 pages (about three and a half times the size of your average comic) as well as a DRM-free digital copy.
The Cassette Tape ($15):
You will receive a Cassette-Style USB Card with a digital copy of Silence: Wall of Sound Edition as well as some behind the scenes process illustrations and additional artwork!
The Album ($20):
This tier nets you one signed physical copy of Silence: Wall of Sound Edition Graphic Novel (180+ full colored pages) as well as a digital DRM free copy as well. Your name will also be included in a Liner Notes section in the back of the book!
The 2-Disc Edition ($32):
This tier is for backers who want both Silence: Track Three and Silence: Wall of Sound Edition. It also comes with a digital copy of Silence: Wall of Sound Edition.
The Backstage Tour ($35):
In addition to a physical copy of Silence: Wall of Sound Edition and your name included in the final book, you will receive a concert ticket, a postcard, and a bookmark and access to the thumbnails, pencils, and process images of pages from all three volumes of Silence!
The Acoustic Set ($40):
In addition to a physical copy of Silence: Wall of Sound Edition, this tier includes a copy of Galahad and the Far Off Horizon (140+ full color pages), an amazing anthology written by Hansel Moreno that I was honored to be a part of. This campaign is the first time I'm making my copies available. You can read more about this project here.
The Essentials ($45):
In addition to the graphic novel, you will receive a signed physical copy of my previous graphic novel Dragon Slayer (144 full color pages) as well as a DRM free digital copy! Dragon Slayer was made through three highly successful Kickstarters, and you can learn more about the book here.
The Full Monty ($60):
This tier contains all of the new content being created for this campaign, and contains a physical and digital copy of Silence: Track Three, a physical and digital copy of Silence: Wall of Sound Edition, the USB Cassette Tape, the concert ticket, book mark, and postcard, and your name included in the book!
The Greatest Hits ($65):
This tier contains the three graphic novels I have worked on so far: Dragon Slayer, Silence, and Hansel Moreno's Galahad and the Far Off Horizon.
The Collection ($90):
This tier contains every reward from every tier, including physical and digital copies of Silence: Tracks One, Two and Three, Silence: Wall of Sound Edition, and Dragon Slayer, The Cassette USB, a Postcard, a Bookmark, a Concert Ticket, and finally your name in the highest tier in the Liner Notes.
If you'd like to add one reward to another tier, just pledge that amount over the original tier, and I'll request add-ons shortly before shipping! The a la carte prices are as follows, and might increase shipping depending on quantities:
Silence: Track One-$8 Digital-$1
Silence: Track Two-$8 Digital-$4
Silence: Track Three-$12 Digital-$5
Silence: Wall of Sound Edition-$20 Digital-$10
Cassette Shapped USB: $15
Dragon Slayer-$20 Digital-$8
Garden of Galahad-$20
Bookmark/Postcard/Ticket+Behind the Scenes-$10
If you're a fan of the first two issues of Silence and have any fanart you'd like to include in the trade paperback, send me a message!
Risks and challenges
I've used Kickstarter five times before, so I have faced the challenges it takes to get the book printed and shipped.
The comic is ready to be sent off to the printer, the only thing I am waiting on is the list of names from the campaign to include in the final pages of this print run.
As soon as I receive the comics, I will work tirelessly packaging and shipping each order.
Depending on the scale of this project, it might take a bit longer (I'm budgeting three to four months to send out backer rewards due to the length of the book compared to the previous Kickstarter campaigns), but my first priority is getting backers a quality product in a timely manner. Wherever possible, I have tried to put in the work prior to launching this campaign to minimize backer waiting time on the tail end.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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