Far Away is my newest comic, and one of my favorite projects yet. It starts off in a distant war-torn galaxy. Several probes were sent out to explore new planets to search for enemy bases. Some succeeded. Most did not.
This story follows R0-R3, a probe droid who lands on a beautiful planet, whose only sentient inhabitant is a brave young girl named Huly Ta. R0-R3 is not happy about his new travelling companion at first, but eventually a friendship forms.
This is my third comic on Kickstarter, and my first foray into the world of science fiction. Unlike The Order of The Snail and God Hates Dinosaurs, which were each created in 24 consecutive hours, Far Away is a project I've been working on over the past year. What started off as an 8 page mini-comic about a robot, blossomed into a 28 page story about friendship and sacrifice. It's the longest I've ever worked on a comic, and I think it's the best comic I've ever finished.
To make the comic even better, I've hired San Francisco-based artist, Mike Hales, to handle all the book's colors. He did an amazing job on Order of the Snail, and I am excited to be working with him again.
The book is fully written and drawn, and Mike is more than halfway done getting it colored. Most of the Kickstarter's goal is to help pay the other artists for their work on this book, as well as to help reach the minimum quantity we need to get a good deal from the printer.
The basic reward is simply the Far Away comic book in PDF form. Made available as soon as the comic is finished.
If this is the first comic you've ever bought of mine, I'd highly recommend going for the $8 Digital Pack or the $36 Comics Pack.
The digital pack (and all other levels over $8) includes digital copies of Far Away, God Hates Dinosaurs, Boof, and The Order of the Snail. If this project reaches $4,500, then I'll also add a copy of Christine Clarke's "Ensigns Massey And O'Hara Are Dead", a 24 hour comic book imagining the pseudophilosophical lives of two Star Trek red shirts. And if the project reaches $5,800, this pack will include a copy of "Puzzled" a wonderful space comic by Mike Hales.
The $36 comics pack will include all the above pdfs, plus physical copies of Far Away, God Hates Dinosaurs, Order Of the Snail, and two bonus comics (as well as a button and sticker).
Risks and challenges
Aside from the two other Kickstarter comics I've run, I've printed dozens of comic and zine projects before, so I'm pretty familiar with just about anything that could go wrong when dealing with printing or shipping.
I try my best with each project to plan ahead for what could go wrong and have a plan in advance. For example, there are plenty of printers in the Bay Area, so if something happens with one, it won't be hard to find a replacement.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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