***STRETCH GOAL #2 UNLOCKED AT £1500***
Stretch goal #1 has been unlocked - can we unlock stretch goal #2?
If we can reach £1500, ALL physical backers receive a print by Dan Parsons. This is an A4 Giclee print of Purtian with his bodyguards, a play on the cover for issue #1.
I stumbled across Dan’s work on Twitter and instantly fell in love with his style. I hope you all agree that he’s done a cracking job on this. It’s actually drawn as an A3 poster, so expect to see that available at conventions as well. Thanks for all your support so far.
***STRETCH GOAL #1 UNLOCKED!***
We’ve hit the first stretch goal! ALL physical backers will receive TWO high quality A5 prints. We have two great artists on board for this first stretch goal, who I’m sure you’ll love.
First up is Ian Ashcroft. He’s a well established and highly respected indie comic artist, with several quality comics to his name. I was really pleased when he agreed to do a HERD pin-up for us. Be sure to check out his work here: Ian’s Work
Our second print comes from Ehren Bivins. I stumbleD across his work on Instagram, when he was releasing his first comic - fully written and illustrated by himself. I really enjoy his style, it has a lot of charm. You can check his work out here: Ehren’s Work
Both A5 prints will be sent to ALL physical backers. For the digital backers, I’m working on a set of digital wallpapers - I’ll let you know more details as soon as I can.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
This campaign is to fund the printing of HERD #1. The comic is finished and just waiting to be printed and delivered to you, our readers. The campaign is a simple one. Essentially, we want you to buy the comic and as such we’ve kept costs as low as we can. Even shipping is reasonable! You are backing the first issue of a 6 issue story. Issue 2 is already being pencilled by Peter Habjan.
Homo-Vampyrus were the most deadly humans ever to evolve. Stronger and faster than their hominid cousins, they quickly became the dominant species amongst the great apes. They feasted upon their relatives with no remorse, hunting Homo-Sapiens to near extinction. HERD tells the story of this time. When starvation and disease ravages Vampyrus society. When charismatic leaders present radical solutions. When a single band of Sapiens refuse to be a herd and instead become a tribe.
How to describe HERD? At heart it’s a fantasy comic, filled with action and adventure. There is violence and terror and scenes of brutality. However, there is so much more for you to discover. This is a story of how times of change can lead societies on perilous journeys. How the most powerful of civilisations can be vulnerable when they are faced with previously unknown problems. How the rise of charismatic leaders can not only present great opportunity, but lead to unprecedented danger.
Shall we keep this simple?
Option 1: High Definition Digital Version of HERD #1.
Option 2: Printed Version of HERD #1, as well as the digital version.
Option 3: Add up to four A4 Giclée Archival Quality Prints.
Option 4: Add an A4 Giclée Archival Quality Print of YOU as a Vampyrus (limited availability).
Option 5: Become a character in issue 2 (for at least 4 issues), includes an A4 Giclée Archival Quality Print of YOU as a Vampyrus (limited availability).
Writer: Geoff Richards
An academic who would prefer it if the entire world communicated in comics. Herd is the second comic he has written, although the first is still being illustrated by his wife - who insists that she is “working on it”. He is from the UK but about to relocate to Singapore, as he prefers writing things in the sunshine.
Art and Colour: Peter Habjan
Grew up in Hanover, Ontario, Canada, and graduated from the Classical Animation Program at Sheridan College in 2003. He lives in Toronto, and has worked in the animation industry as an animator, designer and storyboard artist.
Colour: John Charles
Professional comic book artist and colourist. He’s been a graphic designer for Trident Comics, drawn/digitally painted covers and illustrated some Future Shocks for 2000AD, provided cover art for Antarctic Press and IDW in the U.S., and coloured Spectacular Spider-Man and a variety of other strips for Panini UK’s Marvel Heroes comic. He also co-wrote a three-part story for them co-starring Spider-Man and the X-Men. John has lectured in comic book art at Staffordshire University on and off for several years. Most recently, he’s been a regular colourist on Sinister Dexter and Judge Dredd for 2000AD. John likes custard and Bakewell tarts and beetroot and jacket potatoes, amongst other things. Oh, he is also the co-creator of the fantastic TechnoFreak comic from Sunday Lunch Comics!
Letters: Rob Jones
Rob jones is a writer and letterer of comic books. He has lettered for companies such as Image Comics, Humanoids, BHP Comics, Comichaus, Markosia and many small press and indie titles. He has written such comics as Griff Gristle, Tragic Tales of Horrere and Paperbacks and Inkstains with his co-writer Mike Sambrook for Madius Comics. Rob can often be found wearing various shades of dressing gown and shouting madness into the void on twitter @RobJonesWrites.
Risks and challenges
The comic is complete and ready to ship, so this carries little risk.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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