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Four outcasts roam the fringes of an untamed galaxy, taking on unusual jobs that challenge their unique abilities

About this project

Thank you to everyone that backed us, shared and spoke highly of our endeavor. Because of you, a brand new comic, with a new, unique universe to explore and new characters to love and hate will be born later this year. We aren't taking this incredible opportunity for granted, and we're going to do our absolute best to make sure that everything you get from us is gob-smackingly fantastic.

UNLOCKED! EVERYONE $15 and ABOVE GETS ONE! 1 Sestertius Brass Coin: We'll add a single 1.5 inch antique brass coin for every backer that pledged $15 and above. The 1 Sestertius coin is an official currency of the City of Seven Faces, and features the Seal of Kebbah on the front and an image of the Seventh Alcazar on the back.

Digital mockup - final product may vary
Digital mockup - final product may vary
  • More Stretch Goals? - We don't have plans to add any new stretch goals to the project. Why not? From the beginning we knew what we wanted the project to be, and it has a set scope. We're weary of adding more stretch goals that we might not be able to reach. Any additional money earned between now and the end of the campaign will go toward making sure we can get the best quality materials and finishes on the awesome rewards we've got lined up!
  • We've added a spankin' new $65 tier that includes a signed sketch of Denarii, drawn by Shof (see the "Rewards" section below for a sneak). Everyone who orders this tier and the tiers above automatically gets one!
  • NEW REWARD! 5.5 Inch Denarii Polished Plastic: Printed using polished plastic and based on the same design as the 7 inch sculpt. Also available as an add-on for $120 (+$35 Intl. shipping)

A thousand years into the future, earth is a very different place. Catastrophic quakes and natural disasters have devastated the planet, wreaking havoc on our civilization and swallowing whole cities as nature reclaimed hers. 

Our planet, now a harbor for outlaws, ash-runners, gangsters and vagrants, is no longer the crown jewel of the Sol System, that honor belongs to Jupiter, a hub of interstellar trade, commerce and the seat of politics. The titular Outcasts of Jupiter are just that, a group of four vagabonds deemed persona non grata on most civilized worlds, bound by a common purpose - the promise of roaming the fringes of an untamed and wild galaxy, identifying unique and unusual jobs that spark their collective interests and challenge their unique abilities. 

 We meet Stein, Sulesh and Denarii in the middle of attempting a jailbreak. The reasons for Persio's abduction become clearer over the course of the comic's run, but it's up to the rest of the team to get him out of the Burj, a mysterious tower located in the courtyard of a heavily fortified clifftop palace. 

The first issue focuses almost entirely on the daring rescue attempt, and gives readers an idea of the tense and fragile political landscape of the City of Seven Faces, a web of deception and intrigue in which the Outcasts find themselves entangled over the course of the rescue.

Welcome to the City of Seven Faces
Welcome to the City of Seven Faces

The story focuses on an incredibly gifted team of misfits, the titular Outcasts, attempting to pull off an impossible heist from a clifftop stronghold. 

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Mockup, final art may vary

Dimensions: 6.625 x 10.25 - that’s standard comic book size, it’ll fit on your bookshelf!

Quality Printing: We love a handsome lookin’ book as much as you do, and we hate it when beautiful art is crudely printed on wafer-thin paper. Outcasts of Jupiter will be printed on high quality paper using a professional offset printer and not a digital printer. We want to make sure the book makes a great first impression, feels good and lasts. (Outcasts of Jupiter is a full color, soft-cover book).

Exclusive First Edition Cover: The artwork Shof creates for the first issue of this print run will be exclusive to Kickstarter. That means it’ll never be made available to buy, or print... ever again. We want this to be a real collector’s item, and a “thank-you” to the folks who helped us out from the start.

24 Story Pages: There are pages in this book. 24 of them will be used to tell a super-exciting story. 

8 Behind the Scenes Pages: Sketches, visual development, notes etc. You can look at some of the sketches and think “woah”, Stein used to have a mustache? Why is Sulesh blue in this picture!?

1 Augmented Reality Pop-Out: Compatible with most Android/iOS tablets and phones. Thrill your friends and confuse disinterested pets by pointing your device's camera at the comic book page and watch as a virtual Denarii magically comes alive before your eyes!

This is a mock up and virtual representation of the final product
This is a mock up and virtual representation of the final product
Shofela: Shof's the artist on the comic, he's handling pencils, inks, colors and letters. He lives in California and has worked as a character artist in film for Benthos Studios, and in games for Activision and Sony Online Entertainment, with credits for work on the Tony Hawk, Planetside and EverQuest game series. You can see more of his work here.

Funlola: Funlola's a freelance metal smith and sculptor in the Memphis area. She creates incredible food and gnome inspired jewelry, and is working on the pins and Sulesh bust we're offering as backer rewards. Have a look at more of her work here.

Shobo: Shobo's writing the Outcasts of Jupiter comic book. He works as a marketing consultant and lives in Taguig, in the Philippines, he's also a writer and freelance illustrator. You can see more of his work here.

We're incredibly proud to have Outcasts of Jupiter featured on these websites:

 
   
 
  • To pay for the creative costs associated with writing, drawing, coloring, and lettering the comic.
  • To pay for the production, high quality printing and shipping of this first run of at least 1,000 comics. Printing a comic using the offset printing method (which provides richer, more vibrant colors than digital printing) isn't cheap. Additionally, we intend to print on high quality paper, which is heavier, better quality and looks really nice. We'll also be paying for shipping from the printer to the fulfillment center, and then from there to you. 
  • To pay for the creative costs, production costs and shipping of the reward items.
  • To offset the cost of Kickstarter and Amazon Payment fees, which run between  8-10%


Stickers: They stick to things you stick them to. Now that’s useful! They’re also really pretty to look at, which is less useful but pleasant nonetheless.
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Mockup, final art may vary
Buttons: They butt on things you butt them… wait a sec. These are pretty too and they’re shiny, which is... er... shiny? They make great frisbees for your cat. You get a pack of 4, one of each Outcast.

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Mockup, final art may vary

Desktop Wallpaper Pack: 3 different wallpapers. Right-click, save as desktop (or the Mac equivalent) and your day is better already!
Smartphone Wallpaper Pack: 3 different wallpapers (same as the desktop designs). Will not make your phone smarter (nyuk! nyuk!)

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Mockup, final art may vary

Streets of Kebbah Postcard: 4x6 inches,featuring an image of the notorious Kebbah district on the front. “What a beautiful, unique and rather unusual postcard!”, the recipient of this fine postcard will say. “InsertYourName is so cool!”.

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Mockup, final art may vary

Posters: Deliciously beautiful, printed on 11x17 inch, 100lb glossy paper, they're posterriffic!


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Mockup, final art may vary

Outcasts of Jupiter T-Shirt: Ensconced in this lovely tee, you’ll become the talk of the town. “Great Scott! Where did *InsertYourName* get that bangin’ shirt?”, the lads and ladies will ask. “Wish I could look that mind-meltingly suave!”, they’ll exclaim. 

Next Level Jersey T-shirt, 4.3 oz. 100% combed ringspun cotton
Next Level Jersey T-shirt, 4.3 oz. 100% combed ringspun cotton

Sizes Available - Youth Sizes: YXS, YS, YM, YL, YXL Adult Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL Plus Sizes: 2XL 3XL

Art Prints: Lay complete and utter waste to the visual cortices of unsuspecting visitors, friends and family whose eyeballs might unwittingly rest upon this testament to your superior geek taste. High quality, prints on heavy paper. (18x24, screen printed on 100lb French Paper).

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Mockup, final art may vary

Signed Ink Sketch: Totally awesome signed sketch of Denarii you can show to folks when you're 80 and be like "...yup."

 
Shof’s 2.2 Inch Mini Denarii Figure: What if you could chibify the most badass, badass in the known Jonahverse? Well, you'd have this awesome figure.


NEW REWARD! 5.5 Inch Denarii Polished Plastic: We know some of you have been eyeing that sweet, sweet, 7 inch resin figure of Denarii (below). We know it may be a little too pricey for some, which is why we came up with this beauty. It's printed using polished plastic instead of resin, stands 5.5 inches and is based on the same design as the 7 inch sculpt. It's mounted on an uber-classy looking wooden stand and oozes geek chic. It's also available as an add-on for $120 (+$35 Intl. shipping)

Actual prototype figure
Actual prototype figure
 
Handmade Ray Gun Pins: Super-cool, impossibly cute little things you can pin to other things. They come in handy for deflecting bullets* and saving your life right at the end of a poorly written action movie. 
Prototype pin
Prototype pin

* will not deflect a bullet. We tried :(

Shof's 7 Inch Denarii Figure: This detailed figure sculpted by Shof in Zbrush will be ripped kicking and screaming from the safety of his hard drive, before being transmogrified into a very real, 7 inch tall figure by billions of tiny demons. Or so we’re led to believe.

Mockup, final art may vary
Mockup, final art may vary
Mockup, final art may vary
Mockup, final art may vary
 

Shof's Accordion Sketchbook: Shof used this to put together the first sketches of some of the main characters in the book. There's only only one, and it's signed!


Funlola’s Handmade Sculpt: One of our main characters, Sulesh, is rendered by Funlola as a 100% handmade bust, painstakingly carved from Sculpey. You can’t eat it. Well, technically you could, since Sculpey is non-toxic, but it wouldn't taste very good. Probably. Look, these are for looking at, not eating, okay?

What are add-ons, how do they work? Easy! Select a pledge tier and a pop-up will appear asking you to confirm your pledge selection and edit your pledge amount upward if necessary.

Update the pledge amount so that includes the price of the original pledge tier + the price of whichever add-on's you'd like (including associated international shipping if required).  

Once that's done and your order is complete, send us a message via Kickstarter letting us know which add-on(s) you selected and they'll be added to your package. Simples.

Coker CoOp Website: www.cokercoop.com

Coker CoOp on Facebook: facebook.com/cokercoop

Coker CoOp on Twitter: twitter.com/cokercoop

Coker CoOp on Google +: google.com/+cokercooppage

Kickstarter Video Music: "Day Bird" by Broke For Free (http://brokeforfree.com)

Risks and challenges

The comic and all rewards detailed above will be produced as promised, and to a high standard. We believe we have a solid plan in place for high quality manufacture and reliable shipping.

That said, we've never done anything like this before, there are definitely challenges that lie ahead with regard to the logistics of shipping and packaging.

If there are any delays due to unforeseen circumstances, we aim to be as open as possible and communicate constantly.

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    (1) Digital PDF copy of the book || (2) Print copies of the book || (3) Different smartphone wallpapers || (3) Different desktop wallpapers || (3) Postcards || (4) Buttons, one of each character || (3) Stickers || (3) Posters || (1) T-shirt || (1) Fine Art Print || Your name listed on the backer page of the Outcasts website || (1) 2.2 Inch Denarii figure || (1) 1 Page digital PDF illustrated teaser of next issue || Your name in "Special Thanks" section of book || (4) SIGNED 4x6 inch printed Outcast character sketches || (1) Print of first complete draft of the script

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    (1) Digital PDF copy of the book || (2) Print copies of the book || (3) Different smartphone wallpapers || (3) Different desktop wallpapers || (3) Postcards || (4) Buttons, one of each character || (3) Stickers || (3) Posters || (1) T-shirt || (1) Fine Art Print || Your name listed on the backer page of the Outcasts website || (1) 2.2 Inch Denarii figure || (1) 1 Page digital PDF illustrated teaser of next issue || Your name in "Special Thanks" section of book || (4) SIGNED 4x6 inch printed Outcast character sketches || (1) Print of first complete draft of the script || (1) 5.5 Inch Polished Plastic Denarii Figure

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    (1) Digital PDF copy of the book || (4) SIGNED Print copies of the book || (3) Different smartphone wallpapers || (3) Different desktop wallpapers || (10) Postcards || (8) Buttons, one of each character || (6) Stickers || (6) Posters || (2) T-shirts || (1) Fine Art Print || Your name listed on the backer page of the Outcasts website || (1) 2.2 Inch Denarii figure || (1) 1 Page digital PDF illustrated teaser of next issue || Your name in "Special Thanks" section of book || (4) SIGNED 4x6 inch printed Outcast character sketches || (1) Print of first complete draft of the script || (1) Print of first complete draft of the script || (1) Handmade Outcasts of Jupiter pin || (1) SIGNED 7 Inch Denarii figure

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    (1) Digital PDF copy of the book || (4) SIGNED Print copies of the book || (3) Different smartphone wallpapers || (3) Different desktop wallpapers || (10) Postcards || (8) Buttons, one of each character || (6) Stickers || (6) Posters || (2) T-shirts || (1) Fine Art Print || Your name listed on the backer page of the Outcasts website || (1) 2.2 Inch Denarii figure || (1) 1 Page digital PDF illustrated teaser of next issue || Your name in "Special Thanks" section of book || (4) SIGNED 4x6 inch printed Outcast character sketches || (1) Print of first complete draft of the script || (1) Print of first complete draft of the script || (1) Handmade Outcasts of Jupiter pin || (1) SIGNED 7 Inch Denarii figure || (1) SIGNED 11x17inch hand-drawn Outcast character sketch (your choice of character) || (1) Handwritten copy of the script signed by the writer || (1) SIGNED Accordion sketchbook (used by Shof during pre-production) || (1) Hand sculpted bust of Sulesh, signed by the artist || (1) Personalized, heart-felt "Thank You" note on the backer's page of the book from the three Cokers.

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