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A 22 page full color comic book. A shape-shifting goddess finds that the memories of her mortal life corrupted humanity.
A 22 page full color comic book. A shape-shifting goddess finds that the memories of her mortal life corrupted humanity.
151 backers pledged $5,713 to help bring this project to life.

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Stretch Goal #1! If total pledges reach above $7,000, all backers will receive a PDF version of the graphic novel. Backers at $35 or above will receive a copy of the 62+ page Sevara graphic novel!

Sevara issue #0 is a 22 page full color comic book created by Damian Wampler, drawn by Andre Siregar, colored Anang Setyawan, and lettered by Steve Wands. We've got a great team and a contract with Broken Icon Comics, but we need your help to make issue #0 a reality! 

Sevara was a mortal girl, raised in an orphanage with no memory of her parents. A geneticist named Alta found Sevara and took her in, eventually giving her the secrets of immortality and shape-shifting. Together, they guided civilization towards peace. But after centuries of fighting, Alta's immortal warriors vowed to give up their memories and their powers so that humanity can hit the reset button. After a thousand year sleep, all of them keep their promise...except Sevara. Check out this trailer to see more art!

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When she awakens, Sevara finds that an evil king used her childhood memories to enslave humanity. Alone in an unrecognizable future earth, Sevara must fight Mitan to re-save her broken world.

In issue #0, Sevara allows herself be captured and taken to the secret mountain fortress of the evil overlord Mitan.

Once in the grip of the mighty Colossus however, Sevara gets more than she bargained for as she is drained of her immortal powers and knocked unconscious.

Half dead and on her way to her execution, Mitan's minions round up the last of Sevara's followers to deliver a final blow to the human resistance.

Sevara is a relevant and timely adventure that reflects the global religious conflict which is tearing apart our planet. Watch this video to learn about the themes of the story.

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THE GOAL: $3,000 to produce a 22 page full comic book, available at comic book shops and comic book conventions in 2014. If we end up even $1 short of the goal, we get nothing. Stretch goal: Produce issues 1 and 2 as well. Then, Broken Icon Comics will publish all 3 issues as a graphic novel in 2015. If we make it to $7,000, all backers at the $35 level or higher will get a copy of the graphic novel!

We have a publisher. Now we need a comic book!
We have a publisher. Now we need a comic book!

We need your help!

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Need more copies of issue #0 or more T-shirts? Here's how.

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$5 Add an unsigned copy of issue #0 to any pledge of $10 or more
$10 Add a signed copy of issue #0 to any pledge of $15 or more
$10 Add a white T-shirt to any pledge of $30 or more
$15 Add a black T-shirt to any pledge of $35 or more

To add an add-on to your Kickstarter pledge, follow these steps:
    •    Go to the Sevara Kickstarter campaign and press the Manage Your Pledge Button. If you have not pledged yet it will say Back this Project.
    •    Increase your pledge in the Pledge Amount box by the total of the add-ons you want to add.
    •    Do not change the tier you are currently pledged at, unless you also want to change it while you are on this screen. You will then need to add the total of your add-ons onto the amount of the new tier you chose.
After the end of the Kickstarter campaign you will receive a survey that will ask you questions so that you can explain how you would like the add-on money assigned, the size of tee-shirts or bangles, and customizations when applicable. Shipping is already included in your original pledge price.

$3,000 will fund the completion of Sevara issue #0. But wait, there's more!

If we reach $7,000, we'll send the 62+ page graphic novel to all backers at the $35 level or more.

If we raise $10,000, we will also send send a polyresin Sevara statue to all backers at the $90 level or more!

MEET THE TEAM

Writer and Creator Damian Wampler: "I was born and raised across the street from the University of Delaware. My art is inspired by my cultural experiences traveling throughout Central Asia as an English teacher, researcher, and NGO development worker. I studied theater in college and wrote and produced my play, Twin Towers, in New York City in 2009, but when family life and overseas living made producing my next play Sevara impossible, I rewrote it as a comic book script and started searching for an artist and a publisher. Many years latter, here I am with the incredible talents of Andre Siregar and Anang Setyawan, and the generous support of Broken Icon Comics."

Line Artist Andre Siregar: "I grew up in Bojonegoro, a small city in East Java, Indonesia. My parents were doctors, but my mom also loved handicrafts. She introduced me to drawing, but living in a doctor family I never even thought of doing comics seriously. I went to college in Surabaya, where I met my wife, got married, and am raising 2 cute kids. After our marriage I opened a comic shop, selling American comics from Marvel, DC, and others. One day a local comic artist visited my shop and told me that making comics is a hundred times better than selling them. In 2009 Indonesian economy collapsed and I shut my shop. I picked up my pencil and started to learn to make comics from the scratch. It has been my job and my passion since then."

Colorist Anang Setyawan: "I was born in Temanggung, small village in the central Java Province of Indonesia. I grew up in Sumatera as the first child of a middle class family. I graduated from vocational high school and started working for a jewelry company, but I soon realized that it was the wrong place for me (this is a true story!). I quit my job to follow my dream in visual art and soon joined Papilon Studio and later House Of Imagi Studio in Semarang, Indonesia. I've been coloring since 2011."

Letterer: Steve Wands lives in New Jersey with his wife and two sons. He’s an artist by day, and a writer by night. He drinks massive amounts of coffee, and sleeps very little. He is the author of the Stay Dead series of novels and short stories. His lettering has littered the pages of comic books around the world including such titles as Action Comics, Batman, American Vampire, Next Testament, Adventure Time, Attack On Titan, and many others for DC Comics, Vertigo, BOOM! Studios, and Kodansha Comics.

Editors: Rebecca Null (story and script) and Rob Dumo (art) of Broken Icon Comics.

Poster art: Josh Chinsky

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Risks and challenges

The entire creative team is juggling multiple jobs and family lives, so if there is a work or family crisis our timeline could get pushed back. The risks for finishing Sevara #0 are minimal though. 1/3 of the book is already completed, the contracts have been signed, and the team is poised on the edge of their seats to complete this pilot issue. The major obstacle will be for me to ship all the rewards once the project is funded if a large number of people pledge. Your patience is appreciated while we receive the funding from Amazon, produce your orders, and have them shipped to your door.

Thanks for your interest, your time, and your pledges!

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    Technozoic Sponsorship - An exclusive, one of a kind 11x17 Sevara pin-up, by the amazing talent of artist Tommy Patterson.
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    Pangea Ultima Sponsorship - A limited edition, hand sculpted sterling silver Sevara reptile skin bangle by my friend Patrick Mavros. Patrick is a master sculptor from Zimbabwe, where I was living when I finalized my scripts for Sevara. I drew much of my inspriation for Sevara from the nature and culture there, and Patrick's work is also inspired by the flora and fauna of the African landscape. Since Sevara can take on animal forms, the bangle represents her reptile armor. The Mavros' are designing this bangle especially for this Kickstarter campaign, it is not part of their collection! Winners must indicate their wrist size when I send you the post-campaign survey. S,M and L are available.
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    Ultrazoic Sponsorship - Comic book script review. Writer Damian Wampler will review your comic book script for story continuity, character development, panel coherence, and dialog.

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    Megazoic Sponsorship - One person will become the honorary co-editor of the Sevara graphic novel. You'll be included on all correspondence between the writer, artists, and publisher, as we produce the comic book and market it to retailers. You can communicate with the art team, provide feedback about the book, and watch the PR plan unfold. This is a great opportunity to get an inside look at the comic book industry! (plus you'll still get a signed Sevara issue #0, the wine stopper, the Sevara wallet, the smartphone case, both the black and white T-shirts, all 3 posters and all 4 trading cards)

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    The Full Monty - One postcard, all 4 trading cards, all 3 posters, a signed copy of Sevara issue #0, the white T-shirt, the black T-shirt, a Sevara USB thumb drive, Sevara wallet, Sevara smartphone case, Sevara wine stopper, and a Sevara silver bangle. And the best Karma ever.

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    The Big Bang - A CGC graded, certified, and sealed copy of Sevara issue #0, framed for wall hanging in a custom frame. For serious collectors. Read more about CGC here: http://www.cgccomics.com

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