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Arcane Sally & Mr. Steam #1
Arcane Sally & Mr. Steam #1
In Victorian England, Lord Percival Cawthorne, a rogue agent of the British Crown, and his faithful manservant Runnymede, must stop an elusive mastermind from unleashing Lewis Carroll’s most dangerous mathematical theories and altering the very nature of reality.

Teamed up with a mysterious and obstinate agent named Miss Sally, they set out on the trail of a murderer who has already been tried and executed. 

In short order, our intrepid gentlemen find themselves up to their cufflinks in saber duels, doomed locomotives, dire mathematical equations, homicidal reanimates, dueling airships, and—most terrifying of all—strong-willed women! 

By the story’s end, one of these daring agents will meet with Death; the other will face something far worse: True Love.

ARCANE SALLY & MR. STEAM is an original Victorian Gothic mystery in the form of a ten issue comic book miniseries.

David and Jeff in Brazil
David and Jeff in Brazil

The script is by David Alton Hedges, a screenwriter from Los Angeles, CA. In 2013 David was the winner of the prestigious Academy Nicholl Screenwriting Fellowship, and a PAGE International Screenwriting competition semi-finalist.

The art is by Jefferson Costa, a prolific, award-winning comic book artist and animator from São Paulo, Brazil. He was most recently published in the U.S. in the anthology Outlaw Territory Vol. 3 (Image); in Brazil his La Dansarina was published to critical acclaim in 2015.

Jeff (with trophy), accepts the HQ Mix Award in São Paulo, Brazil.
Jeff (with trophy), accepts the HQ Mix Award in São Paulo, Brazil.

In other words, we're two experienced, dedicated, and proven creators, and you can be sure Arcane Sally & Mr. Steam is going to be a great story and a beautiful book! Take a look!

We have already completed Issue #1. For this Kickstarter, we are asking for some help TO MAKE ISSUE #2.

 

Of course, it's our goal to be able to fund the entire project—all 10 fantabulous issues—with your help. With that in mind we are promising SUBSEQUENT ISSUES as stretch goals! 

Each time we meet a stretch goal, an issue will be unlocked. To spread the GOOD KARMA, everyone will receive a digital PDF of the unlocked issue in addition to their rewards and an opportunity to add the physical limited edition ashcan edition!

It costs approximately $3,500 to produce 16 pages of inked, colored and lettered artwork. Issue #2 will be 32 pages and cost $7,000.

It will cost an additional $5,000 to print and ship 500 physical copies of Issue #1 all around the world.

Kickstarter and the credit card companies and Uncle Sam will take 20% out of the total we raise. So we add an additional $2,400 to get us to approximately $14,400.

ASHCAN #1 VARIANT by BATMAN ARTIST RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE

ASHCAN ISSUE #1 VARIANT will feature a variant cover by BATMAN and X-FORCE artist RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE! ONLY 150 COPIES OF EACH VARIANT EDITION WILL ~EVER~ BE PRINTED!

Variant #1 by Rafael Albuquerque
Variant #1 by Rafael Albuquerque

BIO: Rafael Albuquerque is the Eisner and Harvey Award winning co-creator of CRIMELAND (Image Comics), MONDO URBANO (Oni Press), and the New York Times best-selling series, AMERICAN VAMPIRE (DC Comics) written by Scott Snyder and Stephen King. He has worked with every major publisher in the industry, and on such titles as BATMAN (DC), UNCANNY X-FORCE (Marvel), and many more.

Sally's Theme was composed by the super talented Little Heroes bandmembers James Lombardo and Sean Price.

Get this exclusive glimpse into Jeff's creative process—his original concept sketches and character designs.

Coming SOON!

$22,200—UNLOCK ASHCAN #2 VARIANT BY BRAZILIAN ARTIST JULIA BAX!

Variant #2 by Julia Bax
Variant #2 by Julia Bax

BIO: Julia Bax is a Brazilian artist. She has worked for American publishers such as Marvel, Devil's Due, and Boom, and for the largest publishers in Brazil. For two years she ran a monthly comic strip in Folhateen for Folha de São Paulo, Brazil's largest newspaper. Today, Julia divides her time between publications for the Brazilian market (Remy, Quina) and for the French publisher Le Lombard (Pink Daiquiri, Princesse Caraboo).

$29,200—UNLOCK ASHCAN #3 VARIANT BY FORMER DC ARTIST MARCELO CAMPOS!

Variant #3 by Marcelo Campos & Artur Fujita
Variant #3 by Marcelo Campos & Artur Fujita

BIO: Marcelo is a Brazilian designer and illustrator who has worked for publishers such as DC Comics (Justice League, Guy Gardner, Extreme Justice, Action Comics) Marvel Comics (Uncanny Origins, Journey Into Mystery, 2099 AD) Dark Horse (The Mask), Image (Darkness), Cosmic Comics (Death Race 2000), Disney (Hercules, Mulan, Tarzan). He is also the owner of Quanta, an Academy of Arts in Brazil which has produced many top artists in the field today.

BIO: Artur Fujita is an illustrator, cartoonist for the Cartoon Network, and the creator of "Haunted Comics for Naughty Kids." He's worked as a colorist for Marvel and DC Comics, and illustrated for many national publishers. His independently produced comics include "The Rise and Fall of Big Mini" and "Writing with the Left Side of theLiver", selected by ProAc 2013. In 2015 he wrote and published the graphic novel "Graphic MSP - Turma da Mata".

$36,200—UNLOCK ASHCAN #4 VARIANT BY IMAGE ARTIST GREG TOCCHINI!

Variant #4 by Greg Tocchini
Variant #4 by Greg Tocchini

BIO: Greg Tocchini coming soon.

$40,400—UNLOCK ASHCAN #5 VARIANT BY BRAZILIAN ARTIST DAVID CALIL!

Variant #5 by Davi Calil
Variant #5 by Davi Calil

BIO: Comic artist, illustrator and character designer, Davi published his first comic in KUSH magazine!, Latvia, in 2007, and has since been dedicated to creating and producing comics. He published in MAD magazine (Brazil) and several anthologies in Brazil and England, before publishing Surubotron, Quaisqualigundum (with scripts by Roger Cruz) and Lightning Painting 1 & 2 under his own label, Dead Hamster. His current project is the graphic novel Night in L'Enfer, scheduled for release this June.

$48,100—UNLOCK ASHCAN #6 VARIANT BY X-MEN ARTIST ROGER CRUZ!

Variant #6 by Roger Cruz
Variant #6 by Roger Cruz
BIO: Roger Cruz was the first Brazilian artist to draw for Marvel Comics and the first to draw X-MEN. In 1995, he designed X-MEN ALPHA, the best-selling title of the year in the US. In his nearly twenty-year career, he has worked on such titles as X-MEN OMEGA, GENERATION X, X-MAN, X-FACTOR, X-PATROL, MAGNETO, X-MEN FIRST CLASS, ALPHA FLIGHT, DARKNESS, 10TH MUSE, YOUNGBLOOD, SPIDER-MAN, DOCTOR STRANGE, GHOST RIDER, HULK, HUNTRESS, and many others.

$55,300—UNLOCK ASHCAN #7 VARIANT BY LIVIA CONSTANTE!

Variant #7 by Livia Constante
Variant #7 by Livia Constante
BIO: Livia Constante is a character designer at Oca Animation. She's worked on Brazilian national TV shows like "Haunted Tales for Wicked Kids" and "Dino Aventuras", and works currently on the "Time to Rock" series, which will air in 2017.

$71,500—UNLOCK ASHCAN #9 VARIANT BY ARTUR FUJITA!

Variant #9 by Artur Fujita
Variant #9 by Artur Fujita

 BIO: Artur Fujita is an illustrator, cartoonist for the Cartoon Network, and the creator of "Haunted Comics for Naughty Kids." He's worked as a colorist for Marvel and DC Comics, and illustrated for many national publishers. His independently produced comics include "The Rise and Fall of Big Mini" and "Writing with the Left Side of theLiver", selected by ProAc 2013. In 2015 he wrote and published the graphic novel "Graphic MSP - Turma da Mata".

More amazing guest artists TBA!

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Risks and challenges

Comics are like Shaker chairs insofar as they still are, at their best anyway, handcrafts. They are by nature time-consuming to make, the more so if one's standards are as high as ours. We'll undoubtedly have some delays, but we'll send out issues the moment they are finished. We invite you, therefore, to follow us on Facebook or Twitter, where we'll be posting thumbnails, layouts, panels, sketches and pages as we go, so you can track our progress and tell us what you think! We're fully confident we'll finish the book on schedule, give or take a month!

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