SAFFRON: Spacetime Academy Adventures #1
A colourful all-ages space adventure comic that follows Saffron, a girl from Earth lost in deep space trying to find her way back home.
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, May 6 2019 10:59 PM UTC +00:00.
What's SAFFRON: Spacetime Academy Adventures #1 about?
Whilst on holiday, Saffron Sizemore falls through a wormhole and suddenly appears at the Spacetime Academy For Fundamental Representatives Of NEXUS or completely coincidentally, SAFFRON for short.
Once at SAFFRON the academy, Saffron the girl manages to enlist herself into the academy and as well as training to become a spacetime officer, she tries to find her way back home but no one knows where, or even when Earth is.
Who will enjoy SAFFRON: Spacetime Academy Adventures #1?
- Comic collectors who are fans of all-ages science-fiction.
- Children who are 7 years old and up.
- Parents/aunties/uncles wanting to give their child/niece/nephew a unique gift.
- If you like the idea of a colourful all-ages space adventure comic.
What do you get when you back SAFFRON: Spacetime Academy Adventures #1?
- All reward backers receive a full-colour 24 page digital copy of SAFFRON: Spacetime Academy #1.
- All print copy reward backers (£3) and above receive a full-colour 24 page print copy, bookmark and an A4 poster.
- Above the print copy reward you can also get an enamel pin, colouring book, or even a alien commission by our artist, Rosie Alexander.
My name is Samuel George London, I'm a comic book writer from Hampshire in the UK and creator of SAFFRON: Spacetime Academy Adventures.
I've always been fascinated by astrophysics and in 2017, I became a parent for the first time with my now almost 2-year old daughter.
With all of that in mind, I wanted to create a fun sci-fi comic that my daughter could enjoy when she's older, that contains some awesome facts and theories about the universe. And so, SAFFRON: Spacetime Academy Adventures was born.
We have an initial 4 issue arc planned, and each issue is its own story, but we're hoping that with your help we'll be able to make SAFFRON an ongoing series.
For your pleasure, here are pages 5 and 6 to give you a feel for the story...
...and if you'd like to read the first 6 pages, click here.
I hope you enjoyed those pages, and that it gets you excited about SAFFRON: Spacetime Academy Adventures #1. The comic itself is 24 pages in total and the amazing art and fantastic colours were drawn by our artist, Rosie Alexander.
Born in the 90's, Rosie grew up a traditional artist with a deep love of art history, cinema, and storytelling. Rosie quickly went on to have an insatiable appetite for modern technologies and comics. Her work is bright, incandescent and often flirts with the idea of saying something more.
As you just saw from the 2 pages above, Rosie has a wonderful style of art and on top of those pages, it's with even more pleasure to introduce the main characters from the comic that Rosie has drawn...
Those characters give you a couple of clues as to what is to come but without giving anything away, here is what some preview readers have said...
"The colours are great and I love Jazz and Saff. I can’t wait to read about all of Saff’s adventures. I wonder if she will be in trouble with Mum and Dad!" Jemima, 10, Hampshire
"As a lover of science I found the story really captured my imagination, plus the art is awesome!" Mia,13, West Sussex
"The colours and drawings are awesome, and I can't wait to see more" Dexter, 9, London
"Saffron is very cool and I can't wait to see her next adventures in time!" Lara, 9, Worcestershire
The script is written, the artist and publisher are on board, the printers are ready and as long as we're fully funded we'll be able to have all of your rewards with you by July 2019, whether its for you or a present for someone else.
And as well as you receiving your rewards, if you back at a Hospital Gift Copy level (£12) and above you'll be adding a copy of SAFFRON: Spacetime Academy Adventures #1 to the Little Heroes Comics kit, who provide comic making kits to children with long term illnesses in hospital.
Apart from the comic itself, the first reward I'm really excited about is the the A4-sized colouring book. As I mentioned before Rosie's art style is incredibly colourful and with that in mind we wanted to give readers the opportunity to colour the comic themselves. With this reward you get the full comic at a larger size without the dialogue but with the ability to colour the pages however you wish.
The second reward I'm really excited for is the character sticker set. There are 6 stickers that come in the set that will look awesome on laptops and school books.
The third reward I'm looking forward to seeing become a reality, is the enamel pin. The design is the logo for SAFFRON, so if you're out and about, people in the know will be safe in the knowledge that you're part of SAFFRON. The pin itself is 2cm in diameter and has a butterfly clasp at the back, which is perfect for bags or jackets.
Lastly, if you really want the complete SAFFRON package you can go for the alien commission by Rosie Alexander reward. If you back at this level you will receive a digital and print copy of yourself as an alien in the style of the SAFFRON universe.
We have a few stretch goals planned but until the time comes, we're going to keep them top secret!
Thanks for reading, and if you have any questions at all please be sure to get in touch, as we're more than happy to help!
Hoping that you're able to help us make our dreams become a reality,
Samuel George London
Risks and challenges
The script is written, the artist is on board and the printers are ready. The only risk we face is that we don't get funded. If you like what you see, please back us and be sure to share SAFFRON with your friends.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter