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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 #2

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FINAL STRETCH GOAL!

Our second stretch goal of $5,000 was met and with 33 hours yet to go! Thank you all so much!

If we can get to $6,000, all physical reward backers will get a set of six postcards of the final concept character designs!

 

 

STRETCH GOAL UNLOCKED!

The home stretch! If we hit $5,000, all backers receiving physical rewards receive this sticker sheet!

STRETCH GOAL UPDATE 9.12

Help us get a few more of our ilk (you know who we are) on this trolley by sharing (fb.com/arcanesally), tweeting (@arcanesally), talking (I know!)—and get some fancy cover prints! Five days left!

STRETCH GOAL UNLOCKED!

We crushed our first stretch goal of $3,000! Thank you all so much!

That means everyone gets a free track from Brooklyn indie band CHARMING DISASTER's first album, Love, Crime, & Other Trouble. Murder ballads & love songs involving death, crime, and the supernatural! Their new album, Cautionary Tales, is currently on Kickstarter as well, featuring new songs about spies, ancient mythology, occult practices, gypsy abduction, vampires, the end of the world, & more.

ARCANE SALLY & MR. STEAM is an original supernatural steampunk adventure by two award-winning creators.

Our Kickstarter for the first issue raised $4,797 from 170 backers from around the world. 

We are back in order to produce the next issue of our 10 issue miniseries. We are offering an exclusive-to-Kickstarter variant cover of Issue #2 for this campaign, as well as back issues, prints, posters, original music, sketchbooks, original art, and more!

 

 

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

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.

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ISSUE #2 VARIANT COVER by JULIA BAX

ISSUE #2 will feature a variant cover by Brazilian artist JULIA BAX! This cover is EXCLUSIVE to our Kickstarter backers and WILL NEVER BE REPRINTED.

BIO: Julia Bax is a comic book creator, illustrator for books and magazines, and a painter in her spare time. She lives in São Paulo, Brazil. See more of her work at www.juliabax.com.

ISSUE #2 Standard Cover

ISSUE #1

 

 

 

 

11x17 POSTER

ART PRINT — PAGE 35 ft. THE MUSIC BOX!

Printed on natural white, matte, ultra smooth, 100% cotton rag, acid and lignin free archival paper using Epson K3 archival pigment inks.

MINI ART PRINT — MUSIC BOX PANEL

Printed on natural white, matte, ultra smooth, 100% cotton rag, acid and lignin free archival paper using Epson K3 archival pigment inks.

MINI ART PRINT — SALLY VS. CHURCHE!

Printed on natural white, matte, ultra smooth, 100% cotton rag, acid and lignin free archival paper using Epson K3 archival pigment inks.

OFFICIAL "HER MAJESTY'S INQUIRY INTO PECULIAR CIRCUMSTANCE" CREST (STICKER & SOFT ENAMELED PIN)

ZOMBIE CAMEO SKELETON KEY 

 

Unlock your love of steampunk with one of these antique skeleton keys decorated with clock gears and classic zombie cameo charms, by MechanicalSecrets. Choose between male or female zombies. Each one is a slightly different one-of-a-kind custom key made just for you!

ORIGINAL B/W ART 
(EXAMPLES FROM LAST CAMPAIGN)

 

 

 

 

 

COMMISSIONS (EXAMPLES)

 

 

 

 

SALLY'S THEME SONG

 

Sally's Theme was composed by the super talented Little Heroes bandmembers James Lombardo and Sean Price. Comes with one bonus track!

 CONCEPT SKETCHBOOK (PDF ONLY)

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

BLACK & WHITE ARTBOOK

The original drawings for the sponsor tier, all reprinted in a 5.5x7.5 artbook.

 

 

 

WALLPAPER

 

 

Add any of the following items to any pledge during the checkout process after the end of the campaign:

  • 11X17 POSTER
  • CREST: STICKER or ENAMELED PIN
  • 11x17 PRINT (UNSIGNED VERSION)
  • 8x10 MINI PRINT
  • 5.5x7.5 12PP B/W ARTBOOK
  • STANDARD ISSUES #1 & #2 

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

 

Risks and challenges

Issue #2 is finished; therefore the digital version will be shipped immediately and the physical copy within 3-4 weeks. For those who pledge at the Sponsor level, shipment of subsequent issues cannot be guaranteed within a more specific time frame other than sometime within the next two years. It depends on the money we can raise. That said, we are posting new pages every week and we are confident to finish this project within the next two years. Thanks for your understanding, patience, and support!

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    Newcomer Digital Pack

    ISSUE #1 & #2 as full color digital PDFs + Arcane Sally wallpaper + MP3 of Sally's Theme + bonus track + Jefferson Costa's sketchbook (92pp Full Color PDF)

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    All Digital Rewards + LIMITED VARIANT COVER EDITION OF ISSUE #2 + Standard Cover Edition of Issue #1 + STICKER of the official "Her Majesty's Inquiry into Peculiar Circumstance" Crest!

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    LIMITED VARIANT COVER EDITION OF ISSUE #2 + Digital PDF + STICKER & ENAMELED PIN of the official "Her Majesty's Inquiry into Peculiar Circumstance" Crest!

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    LIMITED VARIANT COVER EDITION OF ISSUE #2 + Standard Cover Edition of Issue #2 + Digital PDF + STICKER of the official "Her Majesty's Inquiry into Peculiar Circumstance" Crest!

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    LIMITED VARIANT COVER EDITION OF ISSUE #2, SIGNED by writer David Hedges + Digital PDF + STICKER & ENAMELED PIN of the official "Her Majesty's Inquiry into Peculiar Circumstance" Crest!

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    Zombie Cameo Skeleton Key

    Unlock your love of steampunk with a beautiful skeleton key decorated with a classic male or female zombie cameo charm HANDMADE by MechanicalSecrets, plus all the rewards at the SUPER AGENT LTD tier. Each key is custom made, and slightly differences make each one totally unique one-of-a-kind pieces! LIMITED QUANTITIES!

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    Commission Jeff to draw any superhero, villain, character, monster, etc., from any classic book, movie, TV show, or comic book!

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    BE A BIG PART OF SOMETHING BIG!

    Sponsors will receive all digital rewards, as well as one copy of the digital AND print versions of ALL TEN ISSUES, INCLUDING both standard and limited edition versions, as they are completed, EACH ISSUE SIGNED BY WRITER DAVID HEDGES, plus the official "Her Majesty's Inquiry into Peculiar Circumstance" Crest Sticker & Pin, PLUS the collected artbook of Jeff's B/W original drawings.

    Every sponsor will be ACKNOWLEDGED in all subsequent digital and print editions, unless they choose to remain anonymous.

    Sponsors will receive the 11.7×16.5 (A3) FULL COLOR PRINT of comic book artwork, SIGNED BY ARTIST JEFFERSON COSTA + the 11x17 full color poster.

    And LAST BUT NOT LEAST—Sponsors will receive an ORIGINAL 11.7×16.5 (A3) BLACK & WHITE ARTIST SKETCH, SIGNED by Jefferson Costa!

    Note: All physical rewards ship in November, excepting uncompleted issues, which will ship as they are completed. There is no definite timeline--it depends on the money we can raise.

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