Hello and thanks for taking time to explore our Kickstarter project.
In a nut shell, 'The Drake Files' is the first of 3 graphic novels of approx. 240 pages each. It's a thriller set in London in the present time, it's a very London affair, not too wordy, gritty, with a subtle but powerful dark magical flavour.
So, When Drake makes a deal with a stranger promising easy money for a simple task he feels as if his life is about to take a turn for the better........ How wrong could he be.......
Unknowing to Drake the faustian agreement he has made will see him embark on a very dangerous adventure on behalf of a demonic underground organisation.
If Drake fails to deliver it will cost him more than just his life and the clock is ticking...
Take a listen to our podcast interview with Richard Bliss on Funding the Dream. http://www.buzzsprout.com/4646/61200-funding-the-dream-on-kickstarter-ep-86-cengiz-dervis-and-the-drake-files
Illustrator Jason James did a LIVE online feed of him illustratiing a page / panel for The DRAKE Files on Friday 5th October which was such a pleasure to watch and we will release a youtube cut of the footage soon.
The character Carter DRAKE and the world he lives in was created in 2011 by actor and combat expert Cengiz Dervis. He then worked on the concept with a script writer Pauline Drummie as the original idea was to make a short film or even a feature film. However, the concept and content grew and grew and it was clear that 'The DRAKE FIles' would make an excellent book and one that needs to be told visually! So all the focus then turned to firstly making book 1 of a series of comic books (a trilogy) before making the film and once we found illustrator Jason James to turn a vision, a dream into a beautiful physical tangible thing, well the rest as you'll see is history!
The first book 'The DRAKE Files' has been read by a mixed test group of people (family, friends, clients and industry experts) and it received an amazing positive response which reinforced the will to make and share it with the world.
What's needed & What You Get
We need funds to assist cover the cost of the illustration work for the book and also adapting it for mobile devices as well as paperback and also to assist with placing and marketing the product. Given all of this, we've come up with a few attractive offers / options to hopefully assist you make your decison to support this exciting project.
We truly believe The DRAKE Files is a wonderful story and one that needs to be told visually. Everyone involved in the design and build of the book absolutly loves the story and have put heart and soul into every piece of it to give it a fighting chance to become a reality. The DRAKE Files has the content and ambition to become much more, books, film, games etc.
We hope you'll join us on this truly amazing journey...
Yes, The DRAKE Files is an illustrated book that once funds are raised is going to be completed and released on paperback and mobile devices (kindle,iBook etc).
Yes, there is so much more.... There are 3 books written that tell the story of Carter Drake. At the moment we're working out if its better presented in 6 books or 3 books as the story was written in 6 parts. The story also lends itself to becoming a film or even a TV series and the creator who is also an actor is working hard to try and make this happen.
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