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A Tent City at Eternifest
A Tent City at Eternifest
ETERNIFEST

 

A science fiction comedy of epic proportions set within the hallucinatory excess of a Music Festival that never ends. Humanity hemorrhages into the throes of tailgate parties, outdoor concerts, tent cities, and the occasional orgy glimpsed through dubious clouds of smoke.  

Eterni-concept for Deal and The Nymph
Eterni-concept for Deal and The Nymph
 


Eterni-pals chilling out, eternally.
Eterni-pals chilling out, eternally.

THE STORY:

Through the vibrant masses, we follow one mischievous drug dealer, aptly named Deal, who gets into trouble with a dangerous gang of Nitrous Mobsters. Aided by his tribe of festival friends, Deal’s on a run for his life to find safe haven at the edges or exit to Eternifest, if it even exists. He’ll face monsters, weird drugs, forested campsites, and live shows that grow stranger and more hostile the farther he goes. 

Making LSD
Making LSD

 

Nomad Camp
Nomad Camp

The story was conceived as a love letter to both the graphic form as well as the spirit of music festivals and music in general. With the help of my writing partner, Ian Kent, we created an ensemble cast of characters to play out their roles in the eternal gig. The script for the story has come to fruition as a snappy and epic action-comedy.  

Nitrous Raid
Nitrous Raid

 ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

As a writer, I've been lucky to have been published in literature zines, blogs, Thrillist.com and even a couple of shorts in the New York Times.  While I still operate as a freelancer and even a part-time butcher, I'm a proud wordsmith.  And maybe not the worst one you've ever seen.

While I’ve written, and drawn in the graphic novel medium before, I feel that Eternifest is a step up in quality as it will utilize the luxurious artwork of Josh Mongeau.

The Hungry Cave
The Hungry Cave

ABOUT THE ARTIST:

Josh is a seasoned artist with an extensive background in creative direction and graphic design, with big names under his belt like "Lucasarts."  If you observe his artwork at www.joshmongeau.com (note: flash site, only viewable on computer) you’ll see how his style will lend itself nicely to a science fiction jubilee. Together, we’re trying to capture some of the surreal sharpness that we love in books done by Moebius and Jodorowsky.

Sadie
Sadie

 

Deal
Deal

 

Deal meets The Nymph
Deal meets The Nymph

WHAT WE NEED:

The script is written, edited, and ready for action. All we need to do now is put the words and images to pages. By Josh’s hand, we estimate this to take somewhere around 9 intensive months of work. With your backing, you’ll be supporting independent artists who’re trying to make their mark in the industry. What’s more is, we offer a uniquely inclusive aspect to our rewards which could make you a part of the work itself!

Got a band that needs promotional imagery?  Do you yourself need promotional imagery?  Get an image of you or your band drawn into the book!

We welcome all participants to join us in the creation of perhaps the most psychedelic comic book of its time. Even if time seems irrelevant at the festival that never ends…

Bong Yard
Bong Yard

 

DJ Jones' Tower
DJ Jones' Tower

 

Risks and challenges

WE ARE CHALLENGED

One of the major challenges we'll face in the completion of this book are the raw man-hours it'll take to complete the pages. If Mr. Mongeau has the backing from this Kickstarter campaign, then he'll be able to hammer away at the artwork for months straight without any major financial issues inhibiting his progress.

The final book will be 200+ pages long, equating to 9 months of work (averaging 3 pages per week). What's more is that Josh is doing the PENCILS, INKS, COLORS, AND LETTERING ALL BY HIMSELF! Such a task ought to earn him miles of street cred.

Reaching out to interested bloggers and websites will also be a welcome challenge. We've compiled a list of possible outlets and would welcome anybody else who wants to share the good word about the festival that never ends.

Achieving the right message for the masses rests on our shoulders. I want this to be a book that can express the zeitgeist of a tribe of people who speak the language of love in musical form, either as a musician or a lover of music. It's a challenge that is tantamount in my mind.

What's more is that we still need to raise funds for publication and printing of actual hard copies of the book en masse, not including the hard copies mentioned in our funding tiers. Publishing and distribution will be a large hurdle, but one that we plan to charge into with a different Kickstarter, down the road.

Time is money, and both are in variable supply. We're working to change that as much as possible. Your help, of course, will be greatly appreciated.

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