Eclipse is written and created by Trevor Talbott & Scott Meier, drawn by Pete Raymond & colored by Jessica Jimerson.
My name's Trevor Talbott and here's a little about the Eclipse comic. Today, a lot of comic plots are so bombastic that they tend to shy away from the personal interactions that caused us to fall in love with the characters in the first place. In our story, Eclipse, we wanted to narrow the scope of a normal superhero story and focus in on a few aspects. Within the first two issues of Eclipse we touch on the origins of how our hero came to be, but the heart of the story is the relationship between our hero, Keith Calhoun, and his father, Bruce. Bruce has an intellectual disability so he depends on his son, Keith, as much as Keith depends on him to get by in the world. We see the struggles a young teen must face in a world where he’s forced to grow up a lot quicker than other teens his age.
How did we get the idea for Eclipse?
For the last three years I worked with children and adolescents diagnosed with intellectual disabilities and mental health disorders. I enjoyed my time with all the children and teens I worked with but there was one young man who will always stick with me and it's our relationship that inspired the dynamic between Bruce and Keith in this story.
Within the first few pages of Eclipse the reader learns how important comics are between Bruce and Keith. Later on the father and son even have arguments about why their favorite superhero is better than the other’s. These scenes play out exactly like they did between this teen and myself during our weekly visits. I don’t know how these debates began but for three years we'd always argue about which hero was better: Batman or The Hulk.
Personally, this story is very special to me because of the connection it has between the teen I worked with and myself. I've had a chance to put my ideas on paper and have been fortunate enough to come across other people along the way that share a passion for this story. I ask that you join in to support the growth of this unlikely superhero.
What are the funds helping with?
The funds we receive will help pay for the completion of our first two issue's which will be illustrated by Pete Raymond and Jessica Jimerson. It will also go toward printing the comic, shipping them to all of you fans and backers, as well as for the awesome rewards we have planned for you! Posted below are 6 preview pages from the Eclipse comic and the original concept art for Eclipse, as well as for other characters.
If you have any questions please tweet us @EclipseTheComic, email us at EclipseTheComic@gmail.com, or find us on Facebook at Eclipse- The Comic!
We will keep all backers and followers of our project up to date as we go along, through updates on Kickstarter and our Facebook page!
Stretch Goals: When we hit these amounts you'll get a bonus Reward!
$6500: Everyone that has donated $35.00 or more will receive a childrens TShirt for their son/daughter/niece/nephew/grandchild!
$7500: Everyone that has donated $25.00 or more will get a digital copy of issue 3!
Risks and challenges
The biggest challenge for our project is the fact that our creative team is spread across the globe, limiting our ability to communicate with one another from time to time.
However, our teamwork has been outstanding in getting this project to where it is, and we're confident that we can overcome any distance!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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