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The World Next Door brings us a nostalgic view into a history similar to ours and a glimpse into the darkness of a world about to end.
The World Next Door brings us a nostalgic view into a history similar to ours and a glimpse into the darkness of a world about to end.
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The World Next Door is an aprox. 120 page, black & white, young adult (17+) graphic novel for scifi fans. It's a story about two characters in a world not unlike our own, in the year 1947. Each character is facing their own personal crisis as the world faces doomsday. The goal of our campaign is to raise the funds for printing the graphic novel and cover promotional costs. Thank you for taking the time to check out our campaign. We've worked extremely hard on this project and we appreciate everyone's support! 

All the best, 

Maegan & Jessica

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Characters:

Tany Grey

Original Character Sketch
Original Character Sketch

 Tanya was born in Briarwood, VT and grew up a few doors down from the Stevens’ household in a quiet neighborhood. She grew very fond of their son, Leo, even though he was older than her. Shortly after her ninth birthday, her parents divorced and her mother moved them to the “big city”. All though she had trouble making friends, Tanya was able to keep up and get good grades until her mom starting behaving erratically, and Tanya had to take on the burden of keeping their small apartment up more and more, until it got to the point that her mom barely ever came home and Tanya rarely went to school.... which leads her to the situation we find her in Chapter one.

Leonard Stevens

Original Character Sketch
Original Character Sketch

Leo grew up in Briarwood, considered a “kid genius”, he always had a knack for invention and figuring our how things worked. He humored the young Tanya who enjoyed watching his projects and sometimes got on his nerves but overall was a sweet kid. She moved out of Briarwood his second year in high school. He graduated a year early and planned to attend MIT, and got married to his high school sweetheart after his first year. In his third year, he was chosen by his incredible skills to be recruited into a top secret military program with other well known scientific minds from around the nation. 

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Backer Rewards

I'd like to start with a little immediate reward. Here is a special icon–just for fun and bragging rights. I hope you enjoy it, and use it to spread the word far and wide–across all the vast and wondrous realms of planet social media!
Thank you for your support!
Thank you for your support!

The contents of the different reward levels are listed to the right. The stars of the show are, of course, the books. In addition, all backers will also receive the campaign-exclusive artwork by Jessica Howard, either in digital or physical form. There will also be an option to add-on additional items with your reward if you'd like extra books, a poster, or post cards. (Quick note: International shipping rates are based on priority mail flat rates that will be able to include any add-ons or stretch goal rewards sent with the books.)


ADD-ONS

+$5 postcard set  
+$6 poster  
Poster Preview
Poster Preview
+$8 extra copy of the book
Book  Cover
Book Cover

Stretch Goals

Stretch goals...if we are lucky enough to fund, we'll have some! Yes!!! 
Our first one? An extra chapter in the book!
That's right-- a whole new, never before seen epilogue chapter if we hit Our goal!!! Told in transcript-style, it'll offer a glimpse into the world of TWND after the aftermath of the Doomsday events of the main story.

The next milestone will be $1500 -- I'll be cooking up something good for all backers!

Risks and challenges

There's very little risk, we're 14 pages from having the story complete and most of the promotional materials are already created! We'll just need to print the books and stock up on envelopes at the end of the campaign.

*UPDATE* As of 7/7 the story is complete

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    Digital Dominance

    Digital wallpaper pack & thank you on website (tapastic and tumblr) + pdf version of the KS edition of the book (which includes process shots, sketches, notes from the Artist & Author, and the extra epilogue chapter)

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    printed book signed by author & artist and postcard set and 11x17 poster of limited edition poster + digital content & Thank you in back of book

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