EPOCHS is an ongoing comic, encapsulating the charm and versatility of short stories taking place within a common universe. Drawing from different moods and genres (from crime noir to science fiction), EPOCHS has the feeling and look of Sin City meets The Twilight Zone. These stand-alone short stories will share common characteristics and develop into an intricate history that reveals itself naturally throughout the series. These connections between stories will allow us to take things in any direction we feel suitable, while keeping everything in the universe connected.
Every issue of EPOCHS will contain multiple short stories of varying genre and length. Issue #1 has a fifteen page, one-shot, crime thriller titled "The Straight and Narrow" and an eight page, psychological sci-fi story titled "Rivers Of Oblivion". Many of our stories will be serialized into multiple parts and "Rivers Of Oblivion" will be featured through issues one to three. At the end of every EPOCHS comic will be a one page, expressive dialogue piece which features us, the creators, as characters living within this comic universe.
"THE STRAIGHT AND NARROW" is the opening story of the series, written by Cody Yeo. It is the tale of Andre Solitaire, an ex-detective, who's drug addictions lost him both his job and family. One evening he receives a note from a local drug dealer named Simon, saying he has his wife and daughter hostage and will kill them if he doesn't receive the "evidence" by midnight. In a drunken, coked out rage, Andre heads out into the night with one thing on his mind... Kill Simon.
Along his journey Andre comes across friends and foes who each uniquely shape his view of the true meaning of retribution. Will he be able to save his family? Can he overcome his demons? Is he ever going to get himself back on THE STRAIGHT AND NARROW?
"RIVERS OF OBLIVION" is a supernatural, psychological thriller written by Greg Moser, that will keep readers guessing until the last page. Our main characters, Jim, a mechanic, and Aaron, a musician, are two brothers who live together sharing a routine life. One day Aaron mysteriously goes missing and Jim begins to question the strange things going on around him.
Finding it increasingly harder to tell the difference between reality and his dreams, Jim is plagued by visions of his brother. Is Jim losing his mind? Will he find out what happened to his brother, or is he forever lost in the RIVERS OF OBLIVION?
Here are the first two pages of both The Straight And Narrow and Rivers Of Oblivion.
The three of us all live in Kingston, Ontario, Canada and live within a one block range of each other. The passion to create inspired us to team up together and we have been working hard developing EPOCHS since February of this year. Cody Yeo is a twenty three year old writer. He is currently taking the Graphic Novel Writing and Illustration program through Emerson College and develops his own web comics on the side. Christian Wolf is a twenty eight year old artist who attended Seneca College for classical animation. He has been drawing comic art his entire life and has worked on music videos and show posters. Greg Moser is a life-time comic enthusiast and recently found his passion for writing comic books.
You might be wondering where this money you're pledging to us is actually going... Pizza and beer?
IT'S GOING TOWARDS PUBLISHING THIS COMIC!!!
The funds raised from this Kickstarter will go towards:
- Printing the largest amount of Issue #1 that we can
- Obtaining an ISBN number
- Producing and shipping your rewards
- Establishing ourselves at comic conventions
As well as self publishing physical copies, we are going to strive to make this comic available through ComiXology. We want this to be available to EVERYONE!
(note shipping prices outside of Canada)
$1 - Our everlasting gratitude and your name on our Thank You list, going on our website.
$3 - A PDF copy of EPOCHS #1 which will be released early, exclusively to Kickstarter backers.
$5 - PDF and physical copy of EPOCHS #1.
$7 - INTERNATIONAL PACKAGE: Digital version of the comic, plus an extensive behind the scenes looks at the making of issue one including scripts, sketches, notes, and thumbnail drawings.
$10 - FULL DIGITAL PACKAGE!!! This package includes both a digital and physical version of the comic
, plus an extensive behind the scenes looks at the making of issue one including scripts, sketches, notes, and thumbnail drawings.
$15 - Your name will be printed in a Thank You list in the actual comic plus the Full Digital Package.
$30 - Signed, 8.5x11 hard-stock print of the cover plus the Full Digital Package.
$50 - Two 8.5X11 original pencil sketches by Chris Wolf plus the Full Digital Package.
$80 - You receive a small sketchbook filled with drawings by Chris Wolf. This is a great value and limited to 20. Also includes the Full Digital Package.
$100 - YOUR NAME in an issue of EPOCHS! We will use your name in an upcoming story, plus you get a signed print of the cover, and the Full Digital Package. This is limited to 5.
$125 - An original 11X17 inked drawing by Chris Wolf, plus the print and the Full digital package.
$150 - Have a character drawn like YOU! We're giving you the chance to get drawn into the panels of an EPOCHS story. Also includes the print and Full Digital Package.
$200 - SOLD
$250 - SOLD
$280 - SOLD OUT!!!
Risks and challenges
We are very confident with how this is going for us and we cannot wait to get you the finished product. As first time self-publishers we are excited about the process but are aware that there could be possibilities of delays or high costs. We are ready to deal with these problems as they come and produce a comic of top quality for you.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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