UPDATE: You will notice that we have reached our goal. However, this is our minimum funding goal to guarantee the comic can be produced, including a small on-demand print run, while exhausting my personal savings. If we can reach $4,422.50, then we can print a full professional print run, making this project an unqualified success. If we can reach $2,681, then I won't lose my shirt.
Captain Penny Laertes's latest freight run has taken her past a nebula that's reputed to be home to Nebula Sirens. Over the ages, various space-faring cultures have encountered the mysterious, beautiful, and strange black-bodied beings that live unprotected in space. Early explorers are said to have believed the creatures to be predators of a sort, tempting men to space-walk into the nebular clouds. Penny is about to find out whether they are as dangerous as all the rumors say. (This story combines elements of space-going adventure, a theme from the Odyssey, and a darker survival story.)
"Failsafe" is a one-shot comic story told in 22 pages. Written by Ian Struckhoff (The Deathlings, The Dark Age) and illustrated by Ryan Cody (Icarus, Popgun, Jesus Christ: In the Name of the Gun). It will be printed as a stand-alone issue, and as the feature story in an issue of the Black Label Comics anthology.
We're raising funds to produce this comic, including paying the artist and printing the first run of copies. With your help, once it is done and copies are available, we can also submit to publishers. From the beginning, all books from Black Label Comics (writer Ian Struckhoff) have been funded thanks to Kickstarter, and we're proud and active members of the community here!
VERY SPECIAL THANKS
- Tim R. - Our "Space Ghost" whose likeness and/or name will appear in the story!
- Norah R. - Our "Spaceage Cheescake" whose likeness will appear in the story!
- Signed first printing copy of "Failsafe" comic (22 pages color)
- Special exclusive variant edition with a new cover and bonus content inside
- Your name printed with our thanks inside the comic!
- Space Ghost! Your likeness and/or name will appear in the story
- Original sketches by the comic's artist Ryan Cody
- Original inked FAILSAFE pages by Ryan Cody!
- Artwork (remaining rate): $1650
- Small Print Run (100 copies, on-demand): $300
- Full Print Run (2000 copies, professional) : $1975
- Rewards: Approx. 20% of funds raised (current average)
- Processing Fee: 9%
- Minimum Expense: $2681
- Ideal Goal: $4422.50
- Fundraising Goal: $1750 to $4500
- (81 days)