STRETCH GOAL ALERT!
With our funding reached we are announcing a new stretch goal! If we reach $4,000 then all backers will receive an exclusive song by the band Surprises! This song will be inspired by Laughter. Date of release to be determined.
Laughter is the story of a family in mourning. After losing their father to demonic possession by a demon called The Sorgier, the family unit is forced to cope with loss and the realization of a force they have never believed in. Though the family exists free from the threat of the demon, they can still see its face and hear its laughter.
The book is 28 pages and comes fully illustrated, colored, and lettered.
The Suffering City by Stephen Kozeniewski
Official as of 4/7/2019, if funded, all backers will receive an exclusive short story from Stephen Kozeniewski upon completion of the campaign! The story, entitled The Suffering City, is only available for backers!
The largest portion of funding will go towards art expenses. The remaining line art will take $2000, and the remaining colors will take approximately $800. $500 will go towards printing and shipping costs, and the final $450 dollars is intended for Kickstarter fees and miscellaneous minor expenses which may occur. Expenses for lettering have already been provided.
The first two tiers are created for recognition. At the $1 level we will send you a personal thanks, and at the $5 level we will include your name on the "Thank You" page of our book.
The next three tiers are for those who want to get their hands on Laughter. At $12 we will send you a digital copy of the book the moment it is complete (projected to release first week of November). If you want a physical copy, then you can take the $20 tier we will send you a physical copy of the book, but you won’t be left behind. We will email you a digital copy as well while you wait for the gorgeous printed edition to arrive. For the true collectors however the $50 tier will give you a limited edition, square bound copy of the comic. This collector’s edition will include excerpts from the script, commentary from the creators, early character designs, process photos, and a foreword from the author’s mother disparaging his efforts.
For the collector who wants to display, the $100 tier will provide an exclusive print to display in your home. However, if you want something even more exclusive, we have our $150 tier featuring a commission from Y. Sanders.
For those wanting a truly unique experience our elite tiers will provide you unparalleled opportunities. For $200, Gavin Dillinger will read and edit your comic script! He'll meet with you via Skype and talk you through his proposed edits. While Gavin may have experience writing, his art prowess is still in question, and for $250 you can find the answer to that question. At this tier you will receive a one of ten "Gavin Edition" where the book is entirely illustrated by Gavin and staple bound, each with a one of a kind hand drawn cover. But if that's not exclusive enough, then for $300 you can receive one of the original fully-inked pages from Laughter, as illustrated by Y. Sanders!
If none of this is to your liking, then there is one last tier for you. At $1,000 Gavin Dillinger will write a four page mini-comic based around you being haunted by the Sorgier, sent to you digitally upon completion. (The artist(s) of the comic is to be determined. Printing available at cost.)
Stretch Goal: WRITER'S BLOCKADE RETURNS!
This morning (4/14/2019) we hit $3,000 on Kickstarter, and now we need just under $750 to reach our goal. The first and last days are the biggest days for a Kickstarter so I am confident in our ability to reach the goal. Thus I am announcing a lofty stretch goal.
If we reach $10,000 dollars I will create a comic entitled WRITER'S BLOCKADE RETURNS! The story of 90’s comic artist Bob Pouchfeld who fails to deliver on his crowd funded comic nearly five years later.
This reward will be for any backer who has yet to receive their reward from Rob Liefeld’s Brigade Returns Kickstarter.
Gavin was born in Nashville, Tennessee where he now resides. He is the co-writer of the web comic Bjornsaga. Prior to writing comics Gavin burned every bridge in the comics industry as co-Editor-in-Chief of the now defunct satirical comics news site The Outhousers. Relative to his collaborators on this book, he has no notable accomplishments.
Born from the cradles of Queens, NY, Y. Sanders was seven when her mother introduced her to the world of comics. Having found her life's purpose as a comic artist, her path lead her to attend LaGuardia High School of Arts and later majored in illustration and graphic design at The School of Visual Arts. Currently, she continues to improve her talents at The Art Students League of New York. One of her many achievements was winning the Blue Dot Award for her short comic Possessed. She recently completed a historical digital comic about Sojourner Truth featured in UNESCO's (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) Women in African History series. She has also worked on Single Serving with writer Ellen Goodlett. It was featured in Amy Chu's Girls' Night Out: The Way Love Goes. Recently, she collaborated with Ellen on William's Last Words that featured in the Harvey nominated 27 Club, A Comic Anthology from Red Stylo Media & Action Lab Entertainment.
Sanders takes breaks by indulging in her favorite artists. She also continues to inspire herself with books, museums, graphic novels, anime, and current events.
Gab Contreras is a comic book colorist, illustrator and graphic designer from Lima, Peru. As a comic book colorist, she has worked on several books for various publishers, most notably All We Ever Wanted: Stories of a Better World (A Wave Blue World), 2000 AD Summer Special 2018 (2000 AD), Datura, A Princess Of Mars, and others.
She is also the layout artist and letterer for Editora Vuk, a Peruvian publisher of the Spanish editions of U.S. comic books such as The Walking Dead, Locke & Key, Invincible, Hellboy, and Star Wars.
Risks and challenges
The script is fully complete, and the art is already underway. The most likely risks is an unforeseeable spike in paper costs, personal life tragedies, and acts of God. These challenges would slow the production, but would not cancel the book.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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