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Peace of Mind #1-3

The Science Fiction Dystopian comic book series about VR addiction and corporate greed, for nothing is safe... even your peace of mind!

Peace of Mind #1-3

The Science Fiction Dystopian comic book series about VR addiction and corporate greed, for nothing is safe... even your peace of mind!

£722
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42
backers
15days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, December 1 2019 5:00 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Do you enjoy comics like Tokyo Ghost or films like The Matrix and Blade Runner? Perhaps you enjoy anime like Ghost in the Shell? If so, Peace of Mind could well be for you...

This campaign is to fund the penultimate issue for the Sci-Fi dystopian comic series, Peace of Mind, the mini comic book series set in the-not-too distant future where VR addiction is rife and consumers struggle with adapting to reality. As hyper-capitalism creeps in, poverty becomes epidemic as addicts struggle to pay for the Corporation's VR Service, for nothing is free... especially your peace of mind!  

Peace of Mind #2 - by Emiliano Correa

Welcome dear comics fan and, if you're a returning pledger, welcome back!  This is a campaign to fund the third issue for Peace of Mind - a 28 printed page, full colour comic.  

In this campaign there will be reward tiers for issues one to three, as well as other comics in the Grym Comics library!

Unlike the campaigns for the other two issues, this campaign is to fund the entire creation, including the majority of creator fees, so we will be going for a larger goal amount. Please share with your friends!

Art by Angus Medford

 Starting from the beginning, the synopses for the issues are:

Issue #1 - Disposed of after breaking both the terms and conditions, and depleting her credits for a VR service, 57762D suffers a seemingly fatal cardiac arrest. Discovered by an outcast and transported to a community that lives off the grid to escape corporate influence, it becomes apparent that 57762D is more alive than expected...

Issue #2 - The outcasts have abandoned their homes after the VR addict, 57762D, attempted to wirelessly connect to the Corporate Network, attracting the attention of a seemingly hyper intelligent firewall. Running for their lives with the unconscious 57762D in tow, Mickey, Suzy and Leroy attempt to evade the PMC dogging their every footstep...

Issue #3 - Out of the frying pan and into the fire, our outcasts sought refuge but found nothing but a cold welcome. As they gather their wits to figure out what to do next, they find that something is watching them, waiting...

Cover for Peace of Mind #1
Peace of Mind #1 - Page 1
Peace of Mind #1 - Page 2
Cover for Peace of Mind #2
Peace of Mind #2 - Page 1
Peace of Mind #2 - Page 2

Callum Fraser - Writer, story: Twitter, Instagram

Emiliano Correa - Art (pencils/ink/colours): Twitter and Instagram

Rob Jones - Letters: Twitter and Facebook

Grym Comics - Label: Twitter and Instagram


Angus Medford - Creator of Maya: Instagram

Hannah Baber - Illustrator: Portfolio and Instagram

Alan Nguyen - Trailer Voice Actor for Mickey: Instagram

Mike Smith - Trailer Voice Actor for the Jazzcat: Instagram

Below are a collection of reviews for issues 1 and 2, see what reviewers have to say about the series so far!


"The book is a pretty breathtaking achievement..." -2G1Review

"... well-chosen emotional moments, subtly told, that will stick with me..." - Comics Worth Reading

"In just a few pages the reader is brought into the world of PoM and introduced to some intense psychological, emotional and logical ideas." - Super Serious Comics

"Writer Callum Fraser and artist Emiliano Correa have created a really slick and smart sci-fi thriller" - Pipedream Comics

"Every page of Peace of Mind has at least a few things in it (and often many more) that are worth stopping and thinking about." - A Place to Hang your Cape

"...this is a really smart and ambitious piece of small press sci-fi that has the potential to be something very special" - Pipedream Comics

"Dark but still with striking colors, Correa sets a visual tone that is at once ominous and paranoid as well as warm and hopeful – much like the characters" - Comic Book Yeti


Check out the reviews from readers on the Comichaus app:

Reader Reviews for Peace of Mind #1

We have several tiers with rewards up for grabs, including digital, physical and a mix of both! This time round, we've added more art prints and add-ons which will be available via our pledge manager, BackerKit if they are not part of your pledge tier.  We have several A4 art prints up for grabs, available both digitally and physically. Our featuring artists are Emiliano Correa, Hannah Baber and Callum Fraser.  Find an example below of some the awesome prints you could get:

J.E.N.K.I.N.S. - by Hannah Baber
Dancing Under Surveillance - by Callum Fraser
57762D - by Emiliano Correa | The cover for Peace of Mind #2 | Digital Heart - by Hannah Baber

As mentioned above, this campaign is different from the last two - we are campaigning to fund the entire issue, from creator fees to printing costs. You'll notice that we haven't included postage below or in Kickstarter itself, that's because we're doing all of our shipping via our Pledge Manager, BackerKit. This way we can charge fairly - the more physical rewards you get, the heavier the package and so the more expensive it will be. See later on for an estimate of costs.

NOTE: Tax is the responsibility of the recipient. From our experience, we sent the first issue all over the Americas (Argentina, North America and Canada) and Europe without issue. However, as we've grown, we've decided to open shipping up to more countries (South Africa, Russia and Japan for example). Please be aware that your country may apply an import tax to your pledge. 

SHIPPING: Shipping fees are not included in the Kickstarter pledges and will be done/calculated via our pledge manager, BackerKit, as it allows us to calculate the costs in relation to weight and size, including add-ons. We took this decision based on the problems and feedback we had during our last campaign for issue 2. 

Most packages, we estimate, will cost the following for around 2-3 comics:

£2.00 for the UK | £4.00 for the EU, US and Canada | £5.00 Rest of the World.

We live in the age of climate crisis and there is no denying that everything we do has a cost on the environment. Our aim is to minimise GC's where possible in the following areas:

  • Packaging - Our packaging is cardboard, so please recycle it! The strip that is ripped off isn't, however our next batch of packaging will be fully environmentally friendly.
  • Baggin'n'Boardin' - Once our current stock of plastic bags and sleeves are used, we will be looking into eco-friendly alternatives such as compostable display bags. Art Prints will still be sleeved to keep them rigid and protected during transit and handling.
  • Postage - There is nothing we can do about this right now. Flight, train and van delivery is still primarily fossil fuel based. If this irks you, that's fine and completely reasonable - we have plenty of digital comic tiers and our pledge manager will have extra add-ons for you.

Grym Comics are a small indie label, who specialise in the weird and wonderful. We were founded in the embers of summer 2017 by Callum Fraser, and have been working behind the scenes to get great comics to you ever since.

We use Twitter and a mail list to keep our customers up to date, so check us out!

If you have any questions, don't be afraid to ask!

Risks and challenges

Quite small. However, we are asking for over double the amount than last time. The biggest risk stems from the fact that we are a small indie label, so lack the exposure of bigger names - this is our third crowdfunding campaign. Second biggest is a delay - we are all human, and if the creative team needs to slow down a bit, then that's a decision we will make to safeguard the health of the creative team.

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