About this project
An origin story twenty years in the making! When Corinne found a magical amulet that linked her soul with an ancient red dragon, she gained fantastic powers and fought against those who wanted what she had, but she never imagined how things would work out, or what it would cost her. She has a living computer named Cygnet as a sidekick, and can often be found fighting robots and the undead.
The first issue of Shanghai was published in 1997. The story has been updated for the modern era, much of the art has been re-worked and there are many new pages continuing the story. All of the inked art for the book is already complete. They need to be colored and lettered, and the project will be ready to go to press.
The book will feature a special-edition cover commissioned by the late, great Quinton Hoover (Magic: the Gathering). He completed this piece in 1997, and it's never been published as a cover There is also the standard edition cover, penciled by the legendary George Perez. And to top things off, we have pinups included by guest artists like Douglas Schuler (Magic: the Gathering), and John Royle (Danger Girl, GI Joe). All of the interior art is drawn and colored by myself, Jeff Whiting. Over the years, in addition to publishing my own books, I've worked as an inker for DC Comics, Malibu Comics and on the Tick!
Earlier this year, I ran a successful campaign for a new comic book I wrote and illustrated called Extraterrestrial, and with your help was able to get that into print and delivered the rewards. Let's do it again!
Funding Uses –
We'll be using the funds raised for coloring, lettering, production costs, and a promotional budget. I'm looking at a coloring tool on the iPad Pro called Procreate that I think will be perfect for this project. While Procreate is very affordable, the iPad Pro is still on my wish list, so some of the funding will likely go there!
Stretch Goal -There are lots of possibilities for additional goals if we hit our funding, and I'll announce them in updates as we go through the month. I'd love to do some cover enhancements, and maybe even addition pages to expand the book.
Help me push the book! Share this where you can and tell your friends. I’m available for interviews, both in print and for podcasts.
If I get to 1000 "Likes" on the Shanghai Comic Facebook page, and the project is funded, I'll give all backers who receive shipped rewards a free printed Shanghai trading card!
Risks and challenges
I've tried to take all of the printing and shipping costs, plus any additional reward expenses into account, so that everyone gets taken care of. Most of the art is complete, so it's just coloring and lettering that needs to be done. I ran a successful campaign for Extraterrestrial a few months ago and am confident I'm ready to do it again and apply what I learned on a larger scale. We'll be using the same printer, who did an amazing job on the previous book.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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