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$2,648
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75
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Nov 16 2012

About

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.

Get your FREE PREVIEW of the book HERE

View the PDF right in your browser or download to the device of your choice!

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

Character Designs by Jeff Himes
Character Designs by Jeff Himes
Behind-The-Scenes Production Pages
Behind-The-Scenes Production Pages
Pencils for cover art by Daniel Cooney
Pencils for cover art by Daniel Cooney
Inks for cover art by Bill Reinhold
Inks for cover art by Bill Reinhold
NEW REWARD! Men or Women's T-Shirt included with $60 Reward!
NEW REWARD! Men or Women's T-Shirt included with $60 Reward!

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.

Tesla Print not final image, work in progress.
Tesla Print not final image, work in progress.

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.

Variant Cover not final artwork.
Variant Cover not final artwork.

And if we exceed our goal, wonderful NEW upgrades will be added!

ABOUT THE CREATORS

Daniel Cooney
Daniel Cooney

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.

Jeff Himes
Jeff Himes

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?

1. PLEDGE

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

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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.

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    A personalized thank you postcard signed by Daniel Cooney + YOUR NAME APPEARS IN THE ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS OF THE BOOK, AND a PDF copy of the finished 120 page graphic novel.

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    EXCLUSIVE KICKSTARTER VARIANT COVER OF 32 PAGE PREVIEW ISSUE BY JEFF HIMES.
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    A personalized thank you postcard signed by Daniel Cooney + A SIGNED COPY OF THE BOOK FROM THE WRITER, + YOUR NAME APPEARS IN THE ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS OF THE BOOK, a PDF copy of the finished 120 page graphic novel, A SET OF FULL COLOR POSTCARDS AND A BOOKPLATE DRAWN AND SIGNED BY ARTIST JEFF HIMES + an 8" x 10" full color print of the cover by Daniel Cooney and Bill Reinhold.

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    - Everything from $60 Reward
    + ORIGINAL SKETCH INSIDE YOUR BOOK AND SIGNED BY DANIEL COONEY

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    + Full color 13" x 19" Character Sheet Poster illustrated and signed by Jeff Himes.

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    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!

    Please note, the artwork on the slipcase and the Tesla art print by Jeff Himes are exclusive to this reward only.
    + 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.

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    ASPIRING ARTISTS LEVEL!
    - Everything from $100 REWARD

    PLUS:
    -One hour private portfolio review with Daniel Cooney, Academy of Art University Instructor, over SKYPE! He'll tell you what's working, where you need practice and he'll answer ANY questions you've got about art, life and how to make it in the comic biz!

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    - Everything from $100 reward + 11" x 17" Original Pen & Ink sketch by Daniel Cooney. Commission will be shipped to you by March 2013. Graphic Novel and rest of $125 reward by October 2013 or sooner.

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    + 11" x 17" Full-color ORIGINAL COMMISSIONED LIKENESS of you or a friend by artist Daniel Cooney. Commission will be shipped to you by March 2013. Graphic Novel and rest of $125 reward by October 2013 or sooner.

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    EMPLOYEE OF THE WEEK! - Everything from $100 reward + Be a part of our staff at Comic-Con International in San Diego next July 2013! You'll receive a Comic-Con VENDOR Badge and get to hang with us in the booth! The vendor badge will allow you access to Comic-Con before the doors open to the public until they close the doors for the night. Transportation and lodging not included.

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    + Daniel Cooney will write an original one-page comic strip ABOUT YOU OR ANY SUBJECT MATTER YOU WISH and will pencil, ink and color it. You'll get to KEEP THE ORIGINAL.

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    STARRING ROLE LEVEL!
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    + Get a starring role in THE ATOMIC YETI graphic novel! The character will be BASED ON YOU in the graphic novel! Not just the way you look, but you. Your name, your likes, your dislikes. A version of you will exist and interact in the graphic novel with the other characters.

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    SCHOOL VISIT LEVEL:
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    + Get a visit to your school or library with writer/artist/educator Daniel Cooney! Daniel will travel anywhere in the continental United States and provide a complete day of student workshops, and he'll even stick around after school for an educator seminar on using comics in the classroom. Comes with a classroom set of 30 copies of Daniel's instructional book, THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO FIGURE DRAWING FOR COMICS AND GRAPHIC NOVELS + 10 copies of The Atomic Yeti Graphic Novel, published by Barron's publishing! U.S. Only.

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    EXCLUSIVE DIGITAL RIGHTS LEVEL - Everything from $100 reward + Own the exclusive right to distribute The Atomic Yeti Graphic Novel digitally in all formats and platforms. Contact Daniel Cooney for details and any questions you may have prior to backing this reward.

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