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“[W]riter David Hedges and artist Jefferson Costa…perfectly blend steampunk and the supernatural.”—IndieBam [4.5/5]
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ARCANE SALLY & MR. STEAM is an original supernatural steampunk mystery in the form of a ten issue comic book miniseries.

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.


 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

It costs approximately $250 to produce ONE PAGE of drawn, inked, colored and lettered artwork. We are trying to raise as much as we can to produce as much as we can. Every bit counts.

 

ASHCAN #1 VARIANT by BATMAN ARTIST RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE

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

ASHCAN ISSUE #1 will feature a variant cover by BATMAN and X-FORCE artist RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE! ONLY 100 COPIES WILL ~EVER~ BE PRINTED!

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.

 

 

 

Please contact us if you have any questions or suggestions for rewards!

 

Risks and challenges

Issue #1 is finished; therefore the digital version will be shipped immediately and the physical copy within 2-3 weeks. For those who wish to be "sponsors," the shipment of subsequent issues cannot be guaranteed within a more specific time frame other than sometime within the next two years. Again, it depends on the money we can raise. That said, we are posting new pages every week and plodding along such that we are confident to finish this project within the next to years. Thanks for your understanding, patience, and support!

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    ISSUE #1 as a full color digital PDF + Arcane Sally wallpaper

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    DIGITAL BUNDLE: ISSUE #1 as a full color digital PDF + Arcane Sally wallpaper + MP3 of Sally's Theme + bonus track + Jefferson Costa's sketchbook (92pp Full Color PDF)

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    DIGITAL BUNDLE + LIMITED EDITION of ISSUE #1 with a VARIANT COVER by Eisner and Harvey Award-Winning BATMAN artist RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE—signed by writer David Hedges.

    THIS IS A PHYSICAL 40-PAGE SADDLE-STITCHED COMIC BOOK.

    NOTE: Variants are exclusive to Kickstarter and will NEVER be reprinted!

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    SPONSOR LEVEL. BE A BIG PART OF SOMETHING BIG!

    It costs about $250 to produce ONE PAGE of drawn, colored and lettered artwork.

    Sponsors will receive the Digital Bundle, as well as one copy of the digital and print versions of ALL TEN ISSUES, INCLUDING limited edition variants, as they are completed, EACH ISSUE SIGNED BY WRITER DAVID HEDGES.

    Every sponsor will be ACKNOWLEDGED in every digital and print edition, unless they wish to remain anonymous.

    Sponsors will also have their choice of page to sponsor—and receive an 11×17 FULL COLOR PRINT of the original unlettered artwork, SIGNED BY ARTIST JEFFERSON COSTA.

    And LAST BUT NOT LEAST—Sponsors will receive an ORIGINAL 6×9 ARTIST SKETCH, SIGNED by Jefferson Costa!

    Note: Digital Bundle and Issue #1 variant will ship in July. All other issues will ship as they are completed. There is no definite timeline--it depends on the money we can raise. The 11x17 print and original sketch will ship Sept-Oct of 2016.

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