THE ATOMIC YETI Graphic Novel (Canceled)
A discredited journalist travels to Russia to solve a murder from the Cold War era that was the result of a compelling unknown force.
WHAT WILL BE IN THIS BOOK?
This 120-page graphic novel will be a hardcover prestige format with over 100 pages of story including bonus materials: character designs, page roughs, cover concepts, script samples and much more.
"You may live to see man-made horrors beyond your comprehension."
– Nikola Tesla
THE ATOMIC YETI is a graphic novel written by Daniel Cooney (Valentine, Writing and Illustrating The Graphic Novel, Figure Drawing for Comics and Graphic Novel) and co-created with artist Jeff Himes. The story follows a discredited journalist who reluctantly arrives in the small town of Vizhay, Russia following a new lead explaining the mysterious deaths of nine skiers in the Northern Ural Mountains. Originally, back in 1959 when the murders occurred, Soviet investigators determined only that "a compelling unknown force" had caused the deaths. What the journalist and his companions discover will test their beliefs and the moral limits of journalism.
The story was inspired by the real-life events of the Dyatlov Pass Incident. Artist Jeff Himes has done an incredible job so far, and we're thrilled to have the chance to finish the book with your help! The cover art was penciled by Daniel Cooney and inked by the legendary Marvel and DC Comics inker Bill Reinhold, with colors by Paul Mounts.
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What's this Kickstarter For?
We're about halfway through with the production of the book and are raising money to help offset the cost of the remaining artwork, printing the book, the rewards, advertising and marketing, shipping to our supporters and 10% toward Kickstarter and Amazon fees.
Book Bonus Extras
All backers with $60 or more will receive The Official Atomic Yeti t-shirt with The Atomic Yeti logo. Please specify t-shirt size and type. The women's tee has a tapered cut. 100% cotton with durable rib neckband.
KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE! SLIPCASE EDITION SIGNED AND NUMBERED - Slipcase edition will feature an ink wash black & white version of the cover signed and numbered by Daniel Cooney and Bill Reinhold! The title logo will be a spot varnish on a matte finish black slipcase on the sides and spine.
Jeff Himes is completing an art print exclusive to this collector's set featuring Nikola Tesla himself!
+ Everything from $75 REWARD: • Acknowledgement In The Book • Original Sketch Signed In The Book by Daniel Cooney • PDF Downloadable File of the book • Personalized Thank you card signed from Daniel Cooney • T-Shirt - Specify size / Men or Women's • A set of full color postcards of main characters • Signed / Numbered Tesla art Print by Jeff Himes an • 8" x 10" full color print of the cover by signed by Daniel Cooney and Bill Reinhold.
Please note, the artwork on the slipcase and art print by Jeff Himes are exclusive to this reward only.
VARIANT COVER OF 32 PAGE COMIC BOOK ILLUSTRATED AND SIGNED BY JEFF HIMES.
You receive everything from the $25 reward plus this variant edition of the comic book exclusive only to Kickstarter illustrated and signed by Jeff Himes by pledging $30 or more.
And if we exceed our goal, wonderful NEW upgrades will be added!
ABOUT THE CREATORS
Daniel Cooney is the creator of the graphic novel series Valentine and The Atomic Yeti, as well as the artist and author for the instructional books Writing and Illustrating The Graphic Novel and The Complete Guide to Figure Drawing for Comics and Graphic Novels. An instructor at the Academy of Art University, Cooney resides in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts with his wife, Carolina, their sons, Dashiell and Dexter, and their cat Greenly Beans.
Someone once said that when you can work at something you love it no longer becomes work. For me, design and illustration are more than just a job, they are something that I am quite simply compelled to do.
I love the study of the thing. I am fascinated by comic book art; I am enthralled by classic-toys and board games; I marvel at old movie posters and product ads; and, I am a sucker for great packaging design.
When I set about the business of devising a creative solution to a design project, I am informed by each of these influences. I immerse myself in them, and it reminds me why I love what I do.
We appreciate your patience!
We realize the book is still in production and it is a lot to ask for you to wait until the book is completed before you can receive it -- so we want to make sure it's worth your while to invest your time and money into a high quality book we're proud of and exceed your expectations.
What The Press Is Saying About THE ATOMIC YETI
"Atomic Yeti glows with the promise of OLD SCHOOL HORROR."
- Mark C. Turner, Examiner.com
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
This graphic novel will see publication with only your support that we can make this a reality.
2. TELL YOUR FRIENDS
We need more than just your dollars -- we need your voice. Help us get the word out. Email your friends. Post a link to this Kickstarter project on Facebook. "Like" The Atomic Yeti Facebook Page. Tweet about the project, and follow us @atomicyeticomic.
IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO DONATE TO THIS PROJECT, YOU CAN STILL HELP SUPPORT IT BY SPREADING THE WORD. POST IT ON YOUR TWITTER, FACEBOOK, DEVIANTART OR WHATEVER OTHER NETWORKING/SOCIAL ACCOUNTS YOU MAY HAVE, IT WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED!
Thank you very much for your support and taking the time to consider backing this project. We really couldn't achieve our goal without you. We look forward to sharing this project with you all!
Daniel Cooney & Jeff Himes
Risks and challenges
One of our main concerns and challenges of creating The Atomic Yeti graphic novel was (and is) the quality of finished hardcover. Daniel Cooney will personally be overseeing the final stages of the book, and as he letters, puts together and prepares for the printer he ensures that we'll be delivering you, our readers and supporters, a high-end book that we'll be proud of and you'll be happy with.
In addition, we want to be sure you receive your rewards in a timely manner You can trust us with your investment in our book that you're supporting and you'll be rewarded for it.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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