$3,236 pledged of $10,500 goal
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$3,236 pledged of $10,500 goal
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ARCANE SALLY & MR. STEAM is an original supernatural steampunk adventure by two award-winning creators.

Our Kickstarter campaigns for the first two issues raised a total of $11,568 from 455 backers from around the world.

We are back in order to produce the next issue of our 10 issue miniseries. It costs us about $3,500 to produce one 32 page issue. 

After printing and shipping costs, Kickstarter and credit card fees, and taxes, we are left with about 30% of every dollar we raise on Kickstarter. So in order to meet our basic production cost, we ideally need to raise three times the amount, or about $10,500. 

As before, we are offering an exclusive-to-Kickstarter variant cover of the next issue, this time drawn by former Marvel/DC artist Marcelo Campos, as well as back issues, stickers, pins, 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 2015.

Jeff (with trophy), accepts the HQ Mix Award in São Paulo, Brazil in 2016.

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 #3 VARIANT COVER by MARVEL/DC ARTIST MARCELO CAMPOS

ISSUE #3 will feature a variant cover by former Marvel/DC artist MARCELO CAMPOS! This cover is EXCLUSIVE to our Kickstarter backers and WILL NEVER BE REPRINTED.

BIO: Marcelo Campos has worked for both Marvel and DC Comics, on such titles as Green Lantern, Guy Gardner, Iron Man, Spider-Man, X-Men, X-Men Alpha, and many others. 

ISSUES #1-2 (Standard Covers)

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

3" sticker & 1.25" pin

11x17 POSTER (SPONSOR TIER)

ART PRINT — PAGE 35 ft. THE MUSIC BOX! (SPONSOR TIER)

ORIGINAL B/W ART (EXAMPLE FROM LAST CAMPAIGN) (SPONSOR TIER)

 

 

SALLY'S THEME SONG

As heard in the trailer, 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.

WALLPAPER 

 

 

Add any of the following items to any pledge. You can add the extra dollar amount to your current pledge now, or wait until the campaign is over to add new funds via BackerKit (no signup required). Simple as that! Some supplies limited.

POSTCARD SET

Six character cards in all, featuring Miss Sally, Mr. Steam, Runnymeade, Churche, Anya, and Duncan. 3.5x5 inches. $8 Supplies Limited!

BLACK & WHITE ARTBOOK

The original drawings for the sponsor tier, all reprinted in a 16pp 5.5x7.5 artbook. $6

HALLOWEEN STICKER SHEET

One of last campaign's stretch goals, back from the grave! $5 Supplies Limited!

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

   3" Sticker $1, 1.25" Pin $10. Supplies Limited!

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

Risks and challenges

Issue #3 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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    ISSUE #3 as a full color digital file (PDF/CBZ)

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    Newcomer Digital Pack

    ISSUES #1-#3 as full color digital files (PDF/CBZ) + wallpaper + MP3 of Sally's Theme + bonus track + Jefferson Costa's concept sketchbook (92pp Full Color PDF)

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    LIMITED VARIANT COVER EDITION OF ISSUE #3, signed by writer David Hedges + Digital file

    These variant serialized saddle-stitched editions are exclusive to Kickstarter and WILL NEVER BE REPRINTED, sold online, or appear in the direct market once the series is finished!

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    LIMITED VARIANT COVER EDITION OF ISSUE #3, signed by writer David Hedges + Standard Cover Edition of Issue #3 + Digital PDF + STICKER of the official "Her Majesty's Inquiry into Peculiar Circumstance" Crest!

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    All Digital Rewards + LIMITED VARIANT COVER EDITION OF ISSUE #3, signed by writer David Hedges + Standard Cover Editions of Issues #1-2 + the official "Her Majesty's Inquiry into Peculiar Circumstance" Crest Sticker.

    These variant serialized saddle-stitched editions are exclusive to Kickstarter and WILL NEVER BE REPRINTED, sold online, or appear in the direct market once the series is finished!

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    Commission Jeff to draw any superhero, villain, character, monster, etc., from any book, movie, TV show, or comic book, in his distinct BLACK & WHITE style!

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    BE A BIG PART OF SOMETHING BIG!

    Sponsors get it all—all digital rewards and one copy of the digital & print versions of ALL TEN ISSUES, both standard and limited cover versions, as they are completed, EACH ISSUE SIGNED BY WRITER DAVID HEDGES + the official "Her Majesty's Inquiry into Peculiar Circumstance" Enamel Pin + stickers + 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 April, 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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