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Imagine walking inside a steampunk comic book; that is how big this is going to be. Every panel will be a large fine art painting.
Imagine walking inside a steampunk comic book; that is how big this is going to be. Every panel will be a large fine art painting.
58 backers pledged $5,181 to help bring this project to life.

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Imagine walking into a comic book; that is how enormous this is going to be. I believe that this will change the way that people think about comics. This will be the world's largest graphic novel. Every panel from every page will be a large fine art painting. these paintings will be laid out on the walls of the gallery like pages of a book that you can walk through! Not only will the printed graphic novel be a book you will read over and over, but this project is funding what will be one of the most amazing art experiences in the world. When you walk into the art gallery that houses this project you will be walking into and surrounded by a larger than life comic book. This will be an experience that no one will ever forget.

Welcome to the world of The Anomaly! My name is David Landry. I am a dynamic illustrator currently working in Nashville TN. I consider myself to be on the forefront of the art world. My style is inventive and tends to change the atmosphere that it inhabits. 

"The Anomaly" is a steampunk science fiction graphic novel about Nikola Tesla and his adventures through the Rubicon.

A lot of time has gone into the research and writing for this book. Although it is science fiction, it is very science and history based. Anyone familiar with the life of Tesla will enjoy the level of detail that is being put into the telling of this story.

This project will take between 2 to 3 years to complete. It will comprise of about 250 gallery paintings that will be digitized into the panels of the graphic novel. The finished project will have 2 sides to it; the fine art gallery pieces that will be hung and viewed like you are walking through the pages of the graphic novel, and the actual printed graphic novel.

The $4,000 that is raised for this phase of the project will go towards these materials:
$400-Trademark
$1500-250 Canvas'
$650-Paint
$700-Props and costumes
$500-Art supplies
$250-research materials

As you can see, creating 250 historically accurate gallery quality paintings is not cheap. 

In addition to the $4,000 I will also need to raise $10,000 for the publishing and distribution of the graphic novel. That will be phase 2 of the funding for this project. Any amount raised over the $4,000 will go towards phase 2. So please continue to donate even after the goal has been reached.

Anyone familiar with this project is probably wondering how the original budget of $35,000 got reduced to $4,000. First of all I completely removed the rental of a studio from the budget. Instead I will be working out of my house. I also reduced the number of paintings that I will be completing for the project from 1,000 to 250. The size of the paintings have also been slightly reduced. Because of the number of volunteers I have had I no longer need to hire models. As stated in the paragraph above I have also removed from this phase of the fundraising the printing and distribution of the book, and the gallery to view the finished paintings in. None of these changes alter the goal of this project. They simply allow me to get this project off of the ground.

What I need most from everyone that believes in this project is to get the word out. Facebook everyone! Tweet, blog, e-mail people that aren't on Facebook. Word of mouth is essential. Tell everyone you meet about this amazing project; you never know who might have a nest egg that they want to invest in the arts. Get Google to notice. Contact your local newspaper or weekly arts magazine. Contact local and big news networks. Who wouldn't want to know about the world's largest graphic novel? This is amazing! But I can't tell everyone on my own, I need you to help out here.

Thank you for your interest in this amazing project and I look forward to making it  a reality with your help.

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    Anyone who donates at any level will receive access to view the pages of the graphic novel online as they are completed. Also... anyone who donates to this project at any level is invited to a private gallery showing when the project is complete. At this private party all of the original paintings will be available to purchase before they become available to the public. Travel expenses NOT included. This is simply an invitation to a private party open only to anyone who donates to this project.

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    Your name will be printed in the credits of the finished graphic novel.

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    You will receive a free copy of the printed graphic novel. If you attend the gallery event you can pick up your copy in person.(an opportunity to get it signed) Otherwise it will be shipped to you. This is available for North American mailing addresses only for this donation level. International addresses please see next tier.

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    For international addresses only. A free copy of the printed graphic novel is yours for donating at this level.

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    A personalized free copy of the graphic novel will be shipped to you. The free copy of the book that will be sent to you will be signed and a personal greeting will be written inside by David Landry. International addresses welcome at this level.

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    A personalized copy of the graphic novel is yours, as well as a one of a kind signed poster that will never be available to the public. International addresses welcome at this level as well.

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    A character in the story will be named after you for donating at this level. Only 10 of these are available!

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    Your choice of any (1) original painting created for the panels of this project is yours for every $1000 donation. The painting used for the cover of the book is not included at this level. This is unlimited while supplies last. First to donate; first to choose. All paintings must remain in the gallery until after the exhibit time of the show is finished, only after that may they be picked up. Any purchased or gifted paintings will be marked as "sold" during the exhibit.

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    The original painting that is used for the cover of the graphic novel is yours for donating at this level. There is only one of these. All paintings must remain in the gallery until after the exhibit time of the show is finished, only after that may they be picked up. Any purchased or gifted paintings will be marked as "sold" during the exhibit.

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