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220 Miles from Earth Jemma Heiss takes crime out of this world! All the Cyberpunk Action in space comes to print with Jazzage style.
220 Miles from Earth Jemma Heiss takes crime out of this world! All the Cyberpunk Action in space comes to print with Jazzage style.
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 Stretch Goals and Backer Bonuses!

THE JEMMA PAPER DOLL IS UNLOCKED!
THE JEMMA PAPER DOLL IS UNLOCKED!

 As a thank you gift for helping us make it this far. We’ll be sending everyone who backs the campaign a digital layout for a do-it-yourself paper doll of Jemma in her blur suit. It’s our bonus to all backers.

Next up is Jemma’s partner in crime, the man behind the scenes, everyone’s favourite fence: Knox. He’ll be a paper doll too same as Jemma. He unlocks once we pass the 8,500$ mark.

 At the 9,000$ mark we’re releasing both Detective Cliff Noble and party dress Jemma. 

When we Hit 9,500$ we will make the hard cover edition of the book available to order. People who back at the “Getting Some of Your Own”, “Some of Your Own Colour”, “ROLL FOR INITIATIVE! w/Conceptual Heist”, “Join The Heist in Book 1” (Man I hate that typo, it should be Book 2), and the “The Big Deal” (Now limited to only 50 slots available) will automatically be upgraded for the hard cover if we hit that goal. We’ll only be printing 100 of the hard covers so they’ll be very rare, backing those levels are your best chance to make sure you get them without having to wait to see if the level will unlock.

 What Happens when Ghost in the Shell meets Carmen Sandiego? 

In the year 2090 Jemma Heiss is the greatest art thief in the world. After pulling off one of her most dangerous jobs, she decides to take crime out of this world and steal a painting off of the New Manhattan Space-station Casino. 350 Kilometers from the Earth's surface Jemma is going to pull off the most dangerous heist in history, while never letting on to who she really is.

  Full Colour Definitive Edition    

  • Collecting the First story arc,Chapters 1-5 of the acclaimed webcomic series.    
  •  High quality interior paper    
  •  In full colour for the first time
  • Introduction by James W. Powell (House of Fear)

What Do Other People Think?

From our review on Comics Alternative
From our review on Comics Alternative

“Sometimes a comic project is too original and has such a unique look that we need to get it out there. Conceptual Heist is exactly that type of indie webcomic.”
-Dave Michaels expertcomics.com

“…A 1920’s flapper vibe that is a perfect visual language to talk about the hyper-rich. His characters’ acting and body language is great, and the sci-fi setting never gets in the way of the action, it’s just the nano-particle-charged air they breathe.” 
-Patrick Goddard, -graphicpolicy.com

"Conceptual Heist is a comic adventure featuring all the best things: fine art references and art-nouveau style, sci-fi and cool technology, AND super cool characters like a female James Bond and a Q that is reminiscent of Jimmy Hendrix."
-Laurence Dea Dionne, creator of Zen and the Ephemeral and Nuances.

Who Are We? We're the Creators...

Matt after Winning the Audience Choice Award for best Comic at FBDM/MCAF in 2018
Matt after Winning the Audience Choice Award for best Comic at FBDM/MCAF in 2018

  "I love comics because of the possibilities. From nothing, we can make anything. And that can be scary, but it can also be interesting. Conceptual Heist is this scary, interesting thing we made one page at a time. And I love it."                         .                                                                  -Matt G. Gagnon

Jay D'Ici at DCAF 2017
Jay D'Ici at DCAF 2017

"Writing comics means only half the job is done. Handing a project off to a collaborator starts this amazing period where you are wondering what will come back to you, will it be what you imagined? Better? Conceptual Heist keeps coming back to me better and better."
                                               -Jay D'Ici

Why are we making this comic?

Conceptual Heist will always be the book that started us off on our careers. No matter what size, Jemma's story will always be where we had people come and join us on this ride. Where we realized it’s doable, that we can actually make comics. Since launching the series we've gone from 2 guys sitting together in a dead end job talking about new Image titles and the comics we loved, to actually making comics. Now we're here to bring you our book in the format those two guys testing video games and talking comics always dreamed of.

Why Kickstarter?  

We've come to Kickstarter to fund the colouring and print run of 500 copies of CONCEPTUAL HEIST Book 1. 

During the run of the webcomic we've made sure to deliver the comic to our readers on a regular basis. That means the writing and line art is 100% complete. Now we're looking to pay our colourist, and get the book to as many readers as possible. And we'd love to have your support to bring this project to life.

When you back this project, you help make sure this project will be released as soon as possible. 

What are we doing with all this Money?

Extra money will go towards making sure we have a high quality project, and you can expect some very cool extras when we start to announce our stretch goals. 

For a Sample of what we're offering, here is a sequence from the first chapter.

Check out the first part of the Heist!

If you're new to the series you can read the full color first chapter of Conceptual Heist HERE!

Click Here to get the full first issue in Colour
Click Here to get the full first issue in Colour

And if that piques your interest you can catch up on the rest of the series over at www.conceptualheist.com or over on WEBTOONS!

The Rewards


 What is the plan between now and when you get your book? 

 THANK YOU!    

Honestly, thank you so much for checking out our project. We're eternally grateful for everyone who has helped and supported us so far. We're only a few steps away from being able to bring you and our readers the  definitive version of CONCEPTUAL HEIST BOOK 1: The Old Guitarist.

#JOINTHEHEIST

 If you've come this far you're ready to see us through.

Now is the time to get in on the action, so choose your reward, back us on Kickstarter, and Join The Heist!

Risks and challenges

This is our fourth campaign, and the entire book has been written and drawn. Chapters 1&2 are complete and ready to go, and Chapter 3 is in the hands of our colourist. As soon as everything is complete we'll be heading to print and getting ready to send the books your way.

Our major concern is just making sure we get the books completed in time to send them out to you this summer.

No plan survives contact with the enemy, and that covers Kickstarter too. No campaign comes without risks, bumps in the road, and lessons learned, and we've certainly learned from our previous campaigns.

That said we're dedicated to delivering a quality product to our backers. We'll be handling fulfillment in-house, to eliminate the risk of delivery delays and to make sure your pledges arrive in great condition.

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    Just the Job

    The PDF version of Conceptual heist Chapter 1

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    Conceptual Heist Book 1 Trade paperback edition. The PDF version of Conceptual Heist Book 1 and the PDF of the Book 1 scripts with commentary and outlines

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    Conceptual Heist Book 1 Trade Paperback and your choice of 8x11 Limted signed print. (Chapter 1-6 covers or Heistspotting or Star Heist print.)

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    For Montreal book and comic retailers only!

    Get 4 signed copies of the Conceptual Heist trade paperbacks, and one copy of the limited edition Hard Cover, accounting for 100$ retail.

    We will deliver these books to you ourselves in shop when they arrive, but to keep costs low we're only offering this deal currently to Montreal retailers.

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    Get one of the two Kickstarter t-shirts along with the limited hardcover edition of book 1. Choose between the new updated cover or the Star Heist poster.

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    Robbing the Gallery

    Conceptual Heist Book 1 Trade Paperback and full set of 8x11 Limted signed prints. (This includes the covers of Chapters 1-6 & the Heistspotting and Star Heist prints.)

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    Join The Heist in Book 1

    Appear with a speaking role in book 2 of Conceptual Heist! This is your chance to officially #jointheheist permanently and take a speaking role in book 2. You'll also get a copy of book 1, and the PDF.
    (You will have to provide photos of yourself or the person who will be taking the role).

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    Getting Inside

    The Trade paperback edition of Conceptual Heist book 1. And High quality 11x17 Black and White Prints of 3 pages from Conceptual Heist Book 1, and the Chapter 1 Cover, Signed By Matt G. Gagnon & Jay D'Ici.

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    The Big Deal

    OUR BEST DEAL! $36.00 off Value!
    All our signed prints, and Interior pages, The Collected edition of the book and the script books PDF. All personally signed!

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    Getting Some of Your Own

    An Original Commission of Black and White detailed art By Matt G. Gagnon! As well as the trade paperback of Book 1

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    Some of Your Own Colour

    An Original Full Colour Commission of detailed art By Matt G. Gagnon! As well as the signed and personalized Trade paperback of Book 1

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    ROLL FOR INITIATIVE! w/Conceptual Heist

    Get ready for a one of kind experience. Play D&D 5th Edition with Shawn Baichoo, Matt G. Gagnon with Jay D'Ici as Dungeon Master! Get everything in "The Big Deal" reward tier personally signed, a 3-4 hour session of Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition, and a table sketch of the PCs done during the session by Matt Gagnon.
    (Backer is responsible for their own transportation to the session in Montreal QC, Canada. Final date, time and location of session to be arranged at a later date.)

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