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Digitopia is a dystopian action adventure about a father trying to get his daughter to safety from a world that has collapsed on itself.  

Digitopia 1.0
Digitopia 1.0

What's in Digitopia 1.0?

Digitopia is more than just a high paced action story, the comic examines some of the big issues of our time, how minorities are treated, the roles shady governments and the media plays in our perceptions of reality.  

If you like your action adventure with a twist of social commentary you're going to love Digitopia. 

Project UPDATE #1 (Updated 06/05/18): Our first stretch goal UNLOCKED!!

Not only has Digitopia 1.0 has reached its initial target - but the first stretch goal of the campaign has now been UNLOCKED! A massive thanks to everyone who helped push us over this milestone!

What does this mean for you?

Now that we have hit our first stretch goal of £1,300 - we are excited to now employ comic book writer and editor Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou as guest editor on Issue #1. Hass was recently nominated for an Eisner Award (that's the Oscars of comics if you didn't know) for his outstanding work on PanelxPanel (https://gumroad.com/panelxpanel) and is also well known for his insightful and in-depth Strip Panel Naked YouTube channel.

But wait...there's more! EVERY BACKER will also get digital copies of 'Oxymoron' issue #1 and 'The Red Ten' issue #1- that'll be three comics delivered to your inbox.

Hassan is now guest editor on Digitipia 1.0
Hassan is now guest editor on Digitipia 1.0
Plus you'll get digital copies of 'Oxymoron' and 'The Red Ten' delivered to your inbox.
Plus you'll get digital copies of 'Oxymoron' and 'The Red Ten' delivered to your inbox.

Project UPDATE #2: New Rewards available - GOING FAST!

All the Your Likeness as a character rewards in the comic were taken in the first few days of running - we've had so many request to have more likeness awards in the comic that we've introduced these new ones.  

You as a Renegade Biker

Jay is being hunted down by a vicious biker gang in Digitopia 1.0.  As Jay tries to evade them these two renegades give chase - this is your chance to have your likeness as one of these renegade bikers.

Be one of the Renegade Bikers - THESE REWARDS HAVE BEEN TAKEN
Be one of the Renegade Bikers - THESE REWARDS HAVE BEEN TAKEN

Your likeness as the Giant Biker Gatekeeper

Between Jay and escape from the biker gang is the Giant Biker Gatekeeper - will the giant let Jay escape?

This is your chance to be drawn as the Giant Biker Gatekeeper. 

Be the Giant Biker Gatekeeper - THIS REWARD HAS BEEN TAKEN
Be the Giant Biker Gatekeeper - THIS REWARD HAS BEEN TAKEN

Your likeness as the Producer of New Digitopia Radio Freedom

The airwaves of what is and what isn't told is ruled by New Digitopia Radio Freedom.  This is your chance to be drawn as the producer of this radio station. 

What isn't broadcast is as powerful as what is - THIS REWARD HAS BEEN TAKEN.
What isn't broadcast is as powerful as what is - THIS REWARD HAS BEEN TAKEN.

The Star born into Digitopia - Libra

Immortalise your daughter, granddaughter or your child self in the pages of our comic book. 

Have their likeness drawn as integral character Libra, our main protagonist Jay's daughter. 

As she features throughout all four issues of Digitopia this is a rare and valuable reward
As she features throughout all four issues of Digitopia this is a rare and valuable reward

Note for all of the likeness awards you will need to supply at least 4 photos so Seb can accurately capture the likeness for the comic book.  

Who are the team behind Digitopia?

Farhan Qureshi, that's me, I'm a writer and filmmaker from London, I've worked on many projects in roles ranging from writer to director, VFX lead to producer.  

Hey I'm Farhan, I'm the writer of Digitopia
Hey I'm Farhan, I'm the writer of Digitopia

Projects I've worked in include three Harry Potter movies, Batman Begins, Pirates, Poseidon, Riddick as well as Alien and Predator movies. I was one of the Lead Artists for the London 2012 Olympic Ceremonies as well as the Xbox One launch.  

I love writing high octane action adventure stories which have deep human messages at their core.

My twitter handle is @farhanq_uk

Sebastián Piriz lives in a town outside the city of Buenos Aires working as a comic book artist and colourist. 

Hi, I'm Seb, I am the artist on Digitopia
Hi, I'm Seb, I am the artist on Digitopia

 He has work published by Boom, IDW, Heavy Metal and Dark Horse (April 2018) among others.  

Seb's Twitter handle is @SebastianPiriz

Simon Robins lives in Melbourne, Australia a stones throw from the beach which both he, his girls and his dogs love. 

Hi, I'm Simon, I am the colourist & letterer on Digitopia
Hi, I'm Simon, I am the colourist & letterer on Digitopia

Working as a comic book colourist and letterer some of Simon’s projects include Obliviodyssey, the award winning The Imaginary Voyages of Edgar Alan Poe published by Hocus Pocus Comics as well as numerous colouring and lettering pitch projects and one offs. 

Simon's Twitter handle is @SRobins_colours

Digitopia 1.0 will be all Digital  

To help keep the costs low and to get you your comic faster we've decided to make this Kickstarter all digital.  

I want to get you Digitopia 1.0 as fast as possible - I can pretty much send you the comic as soon as it's finished.

This Kickstarter is to complete the remaining pages in issue 1. Each issue will be 24 pages, currently we have the first 10 pages finished, this campaign will aim to fund the remaining 14 pages. 

Second I want to keep the costs down put all the money into getting the story told.  I want to make sure the artists involved are paid the going page rate - this project has to be sustainable for the artists.  

I aim to run a separate print the graphic novel Kickstarter once the whole story is finished.   

REWARD BREAKDOWNS

We have some amazing digital rewards for you.

£5 BACKERS

Pledge £5 as well as having the satisfaction of helping the project come to life you will get the comic pdf to your inbox - plain and simple.

Digital edition of Digitopia issue 1
Digital edition of Digitopia issue 1

£12 BACKERS

Pledge £12 and we have a whole host of extra goodies in a Deluxe comic pdf edition for you including 
 - art of Digitopia
 - character guides
 - from script to final page breakdowns
 - about the creators
 - full script for the entire graphic novel

Deluxe digital edition of Digitopia issue 1
Deluxe digital edition of Digitopia issue 1

£20 BACKERS

Pledge £20 and I'll you will receive exclusive set of 6 Digitopia wallpapers  - perfect for you desktop, tablet and/or phone.  

You'll also get the Deluxe pdf.  

Deluxe digital edition of Digitopia issue 1 & Talking Pin-up
Deluxe digital edition of Digitopia issue 1 & Talking Pin-up

£25 BACKERS

Want to hear an audio commentary from the creators of Digitopia?  Pledge £25 and you'll access to an exclusive page by page commentary recorded just for this Kickstarter campaign.

You'll also get the Deluxe pdf and the Wallpaper Pack.  

Deluxe digital edition of Digitopia issue 1, Talking Pin-up & Audio Commentary
Deluxe digital edition of Digitopia issue 1, Talking Pin-up & Audio Commentary

£30 BACKERS

Want the Video Commentary?  Pledge £30 and we'll put the pages on the video and talk about the creative adventure in an exclusive video for you.

You'll also get the Deluxe pdf, the Wallpaper Pack and the Audio Commentary.

Deluxe digital edition of Digitopia issue 1, Talking Pin-up, Audio Commentary & Video Commentary
Deluxe digital edition of Digitopia issue 1, Talking Pin-up, Audio Commentary & Video Commentary

BE IN THE BOOK*

*We've got four options for you if you want to have your likeness, or that of a loved one, drawn into the comic. Of course all characters are open to either male or female likenesses  - please note due to their very nature these rewards have limited availability.

*Note* For all these 'likeness of' rewards you will need to send us a 4 pictures of yourself, ideally from different angles, so Seb can more accurately capture your likeness for the comic book.

£40 BACKERS

Have your likeness drawn as one of the two Renegade Bikers hunting down Jay in Digitopia 1.0

Be one of the Renegade Bikers - THESE REWARDS HAVE BEEN TAKEN
Be one of the Renegade Bikers - THESE REWARDS HAVE BEEN TAKEN
These likeness rewards also include the Digital Deluxe edition, exclusive wallpapers, audio and video commentaries
These likeness rewards also include the Digital Deluxe edition, exclusive wallpapers, audio and video commentaries

£50 BACKERS

Pledge £50 you get your likeness drawn as an Assassin of the State

Update: Assassin of the State rewards all taken.

You also receive all other rewards featured in the lower tiers.

These were so popular they were both sold out in the first couple of hours
These were so popular they were both sold out in the first couple of hours

Pledge £50 you get your likeness drawn as an Giant Biker Gatekeeper

Update: Giant Biker Gatekeeper rewards all taken.

You also receive all other rewards featured in the lower tiers.

Pledge £50 you get your likeness drawn as the Radio Producer.

Update: Radio Producer rewards all taken.

You also receive all other rewards featured in the lower tiers.

As well as your likeness as one of these characters you will also get the following

& all these great rewards
& all these great rewards

£75 BACKERS

Pledge £75 you get your likeness drawn in as the leader of the biker gang who are hunting down our hero

Note: Only one Biker Gang Leader reward available.  

You also receive all other rewards featured in the lower tiers except for any of the other 'Be In The Book' rewards.

again this one was sold out on day one
again this one was sold out on day one
& all these great rewards
& all these great rewards

£100 BACKERS

Pledge £100 and your likeness will be drawn as the Chancellor of Digitopia.

Note: Only one Chancellor of Digitopia reward available.

You also receive all other rewards featured in the lower tiers except for any of the other 'Be In The Book' rewards.

The likeness as the Chancellor was taken in the first couple of days
The likeness as the Chancellor was taken in the first couple of days
& all these great rewards
& all these great rewards

£150 BACKERS

Want to have your likeness drawn as the President of Digitopia - pledge £150 and your Seb will draw your likeness as the President.

Note: Only one President of Digitopia reward available.

You also receive all other rewards featured in the lower tiers except for any of the other 'Be In The Book' rewards.

Having the likeness as the President of New Digitopia was also taken quickly
Having the likeness as the President of New Digitopia was also taken quickly
& all these great rewards
& all these great rewards

£300 BACKERS

Want a custom cover for your comic book?  Pledge £300, Seb and Simon will give you a cover (single image) inked and coloured - all you have to do is add your title and credits, limited to five only. 

You also receive all the fantastic reward from the lower tiers except for the £50, £75, £100 & £150 rewards.

Your comic book cover by Seb & Simon
Your comic book cover by Seb & Simon
& all these great rewards
& all these great rewards

£500 The biggest reward yet!

Immortalise your daughter, granddaughter or your child self in the pages of our comic book. 

Have their likeness drawn as integral character Libra, our main protagonist Jay's daughter. 

As she features throughout all four issues of Digitopia this is a rare and valuable reward.

One lucky backer can have the likeness of their daughter, granddaughter or younger female self immortalised in the entire Digitopia comic series
One lucky backer can have the likeness of their daughter, granddaughter or younger female self immortalised in the entire Digitopia comic series

Note there is only one of these rewards so move quickly on this.  

You will also get the collection of Digital Deluxe edition, exclusive set of wallpapers, audio and video commentary
You will also get the collection of Digital Deluxe edition, exclusive set of wallpapers, audio and video commentary

ARE THERE ANY STRETCH GOALS?

Most definitely, if we raise enough money we can then aim to complete the art work for issues 2, 3 and 4 - the story is written I just want to make sure we can raise the funds to pay the artists the correct page rate - it's really important to make sure artists get paid their page rates.

Essentially the page rate which includes all the art, lettering, colouring, layout, art direction, production and editing comes to £195 per digital page.

Each issue will be 24 pages.

STRETCH GOAL 01 = £1,300 *UNLOCKED*

Not only has Digitopia 1.0 has reached its initial target - but the first stretch goal of the campaign has now been UNLOCKED! A massive thanks to everyone who helped push us over this milestone!

Now that we have hit our first stretch goal of £1,300 - we are excited to now employ comic book writer and editor Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou as guest editor on Issue #1. Hass was recently nominated for an Eisner Award (that's the Oscars of comics if you didn't know) for his outstanding work on PanelxPanel (https://gumroad.com/panelxpanel) and is also well known for his insightful and in-depth Strip Panel Naked YouTube channel.

Hassan on-board as a guest editor.
Hassan on-board as a guest editor.

 But wait...there's more! EVERY BACKER will also get digital copies of 'Oxymoron' issue #1 and 'The Red Ten' issue #1- that'll be three comics delivered to your inbox.

Get digital copies of these amazing comics
Get digital copies of these amazing comics

STRETCH GOAL 02 = £8,200

We will also complete issue 2 of Digitopia and all backers receive a digital copy of both issue 01 & 02.

Digitopia 1 & 2
Digitopia 1 & 2

STRETCH GOAL 03 = £13,500

We will also complete issues 2 & 3 and all backers receive a digital copy of all three issues.

Digitopia 1, 2 & 3
Digitopia 1, 2 & 3

STRETCH GOAL 04 = £19,000

We can complete all four issues of Digitopia and all backers receive a digital copy of all four issues and enjoy the story in it's entirety.

Digitopia 1, 2, 3 & 4
Digitopia 1, 2, 3 & 4

So after you make your pledge and back us, be sure to tell your friends about the campaign - this will have two effects

  • they can get their own reward
  • together everyone can help push towards issues 2, 3 and 4
Thanks

Farhan, Seb and Simon.

Risks and challenges

Are there risks and challenges?

So the team has been working together for the past six months - we've gone through all the teething issues of working in three different continents, but with the power of the internet (thank you Slack, Trello and GDrive) we have an effective way of working together now.

This Kickstarter is all digital so we don't have any issues with physical printing and logistics.

It should all be plain sailing.

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    Video Commentary of the Comic

    Watch a Video commentary with all three creators as we take you through page by page of Digitopia 1.0

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    Custom Cover for your comic book

    Get a one off cover art of image art and colouring from the art team behind Digitopia 1.0

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    Your Likeness as Star Child Libra

    Immortalise your daughter, granddaughter or your child-self in the pages of Digitopia The Comic Book.

    Have their likeness drawn as integral character Libra, our main protagonist Jay's daughter.

    She features throughout all four issues of Digitopia - this is a rare and valuable reward!

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    Your likeness as a Renegade Biker

    Jay is being hunted down by a gang of bikers - have your likeness drawn as one of the two renegade bikers who go out to capture Jay

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    Your likeness drawn as a secret Assassin

    The New Digitopian government has its own secret assassins of state - you could be drawn as one

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    Your likeness as the Giant Biker

    Jay is being hunted by the biker gang - all that stands between Jay and safety is the Giant Biker who blocks his path.

    Have your likeness drawn as this Giant Biker Gatekeeper.

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    You likeness as Producer for Freedom FM

    The New Digitopia requires a new type of radio station - Radio Freedom is what feeds the agenda of the new Digitopia.

    Have your likeness drawn as the radio producer who controls what is and what isn't broadcast to New Digitopia.

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    Your likeness as Biker Gang Leader

    Have your likeness drawn as the leader of a biker gang hunting down our hero - if you ever fancied seeing yourself as a comic book villain - now's your opportunity

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    Your likeness Digitopia Chancellor

    Have your likeness drawn as the Chancellor of 'New Digitopia'.

    The Chancellor is featured heavily in issue 1 and the entire graphic novel - that could be you.

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    Your likeness Digitopia President

    Have your likeness drawn as the President of 'New Digitopia' - only one President available, get it before it goes

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