About this project
Transgenesis is the process of introducing an exogenous gene, called a transgene, into a living organism so that the organism will exhibit a new property and transmit that property to its offspring.
Transgenesis #1 is a 22 page comic that kicks off a 9 issue story arc in our sci-fi action adventure and introduces readers to a team of heroes that investigate and fight off new paranormal threats. This comic book is for mature readers and contains graphic violence and some adult language.
Imagine a world where everything is being decimated by thousands of blood thirsty creatures that suddenly appear out of nowhere. Government officials and law enforcement agencies scramble to try and protect civilian life and secure their cities but to little or no avail. Many perish in the early hours of the onslaught. Even Omnis (humans with super powers and special abilities) are dying in their attempt to stem the loss of life. The few people surviving this carnage stay in hiding, hoping that their lives are not extinguished. But how can these poor individuals stand any chance as almost all of their protectors have fallen to this seemingly unstoppable swarm of creatures known only as The Horde.
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Our story revolves around Shemar Nolan, also known as Broadsword, as he is forced to take over his brother’s role as leader of an Omni group known as The Brethren. During the evacuation in Charlemagne, he and his brother Claymore were separated. Barricaded inside their new headquarters with no way out, Broadsword must strategize a way to put an end to the gruesome slaughter taking place outside and find his brother before he becomes a victim like so many others. To do that, Broadsword and our remaining Omnis, villains, and civilians must work together to discover the source of the Horde. Can they find out who or what has caused all of this madness and stop it before it destroys their entire world? And how can they do that while trapped inside their headquarters?
Our world is drastically changing all around us. New threats to Earth's population are cause for new heroes. Can the Brethren be the heroes the Earth's population needs? You can start to find out in Transgenesis #1! We plan to keep readers entertained by showing brand new super powered characters investigating who or what is really behind this genocide. There are several red herrings throughout this epic leaving many to question if their assumptions are correct. Introductions of numerous characters and an unfamiliar power the likes of which our world has never seen will keep readers on the edge of their seat and guessing what happens next. The big reveal is sure to make this a memorable series that will stick with you and leave you wanting more.
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Why you should back this campaign?
By backing this campaign, not only are you "kickstarting" this book, you are kickstarting our dream, enabling us to gather an audience to tell stories to in the comic book genre. You're kickstarting a brand new universe in the comics world. We have 28 issues planned out for this series and the first 9 issues are completely written and ready for production. Dave is writing next story arc right now. The cover, artwork for 'The Lab Report' character guide and the first 5 pages of issue #1 are completely finished. Pages 6-10 have been penciled and are getting inked now. Pages 11-22 are roughed out and pencils are in progress so it won't be too long of a wait until we can get this book printed and in your hands. But we need your help to get this ball rolling by having a successful campaign. We can not do this without you!
We thank you all for your time and hope you'll support us!
Jay & Dave.
Meet the Brethren
Writer: Dave Norton
Dave Norton is a freelance writer, touch up artist and a regular contributor to DayOldStubble magazine. Co-creator of Transgenesis, Dave is also writing for upcoming comic book titles Vagabond Blues, The Eulogy, Alpha Rhythms and an as of yet untitled graphic novel addressing the awareness of animals currently on the endangered species list.
Pencils: Jay Sloan
Jay Sloan is a freelance illustrator and comic book artist working on building his resume. He studied fine arts and received his BFA at Lindenwood University. Since 2012, he has provided pencils/inks for several indie comic book creators, concept art and character designs for Amora Games as well as other indie projects. Jay is a co-creator of Transgenesis and has created upcoming titles Vagabond Blues, The Eulogy, and Alpha Rhythms.
Inks: Jeremy Clark
Jeremy Clark has been able to work on various comic projects for multiple publishers in the last few years including Zenescope, having publication credits on the series "Escape From Monster Island," "Light-Earth," "Notti & Nyce," "Gin-Ryu," "Zombie Tramp," "Transgenesis," "If.. Powers," "Gallant," "Anthology of Nightmares & Dreams," as well as collaborative ink work for the graphic novel "Gapo The Clown." He also works regularly with other studio pencillers on conceptual art designs and exclusive print layouts for conventions. While his primary role in the comic industry is that of an inker, he has penciled/inked cover work for Zenescope Comics, Contraband/Counterpoint Comics, Caliber Comics, No Gravity Studios, RIA Comics and Gin-Ryu which is currently featured on Amazon books.
Colors: Anthonie Nemo Wilson
Nemo is a Melbourne based comic artist who has worked on numerous independent titles across the world. With his unique heavy and dark painted style he creates a stylised sense of drama and wonder to all his work.
Letters/Editor: Chris Johnson
Chris Johnson is a comic book writer, editor and letterer at AnomalousComics.com, home of the Anomalies. His lettering credentials also include Higher Universe Comics, Cornerstone Creative Studios, and Rising Sun Comics.
*All funding for this project will be used for paying our creative team members for their hard work and for the printing of all rewards plus shipping to our backers.*
OMNI LEVELS Original Artwork
Transgenesis Comic #1 and Delilah Blast #1 are 2 comics that are currently running Kickstarters. If you're not familiar with Delilah Blast here's a brief summary:
Enter the post apocalyptic steampunk world of the all ages adventure Delilah Blast #1. Delilah is a 16 year old scientist and adventurer. She is the daughter of an alien named Mi and a human named Roger Blast. Once she has her mind set on something there's nothing that you can do to stop her.
Science runs the world and the Earth is governed by the E.S.A., the Earth's Science Association. Everyone is allow to join the organization on their sixteenth birthday, but unfortunately for Delilah Blast she oversleeps, missing the entrance exams and putting her dream in jeopardy. However, when another opportunity to achieve her dream presents itself, Delilah is more than willing and ready to take it, even if it means going to a dangerous alien planet to retrieve obscure technology that could change the world and Earth forever.
If you back both campaigns at $10 or more you get this awesome 11x17 jam session pinup.
Delilah Blast #1 Kickstarter
Risks and challenges
Every project, big or small, has it's share of risks and challenges, but I feel we've done our best to minimize risks going into this campaign. Dave and I have spent the last year and a half planning out this series, and we have all 18 issues mapped out as well as the first 6 issues completely written. We have spent at least 3 months researching everything from production processes to production costs to packaging and shipping.
We have our entire creative team secured, and even have multiple creators on stand by should any unforeseen circumstance pull one of them away from this project. We have self financed and produced the first 5 pages, the cover and the pin ups, all of which are completed. This issue should be completed and ready to print by the end of May, but we have set the shipping date for July 2017 to account for any problems that should arise.
We know there will be challenges but feel we are prepared to adapt and overcome on all levels.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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