About this project
Welcome to the Failed Oasis.
Now that the first issue of Failed Oasis is complete we want to try and expand its audience and reach in hopes of giving more people the chance to become a part of this story.
Failed Oasis has had a great home online for nearly a year and now it's time to branch out to other mediums. There's something special about the feel of a real comic book in your hands and we want to use this Kickstarter to help print Failed Oasis at the highest possible quality.
Our printing will be handled by TLAC Studios, a very special Toronto based publishing and printing facility that is full of great people and amazing intentions. Please check them out at the link below to their more about their amazing community involvement.
Failed Oasis is a story about a group of teenagers from a futuristic-paradise that find themselves stranded in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Together they must find a way to survive the harsh environment of the wasteland as they try to find their way home.
Issue 1 introduces Jitt and immediately forces her to make the hardest decision she has yet to face in her life; a choice between friendship, loyalty, love and survival.
Survival is an important part of Failed Oasis. What lengths you are willing to go to in order to wake up the next day and what consequences you are willing to face when you get there? The characters of Failed Oasis are forced to answer these questions every day.
Hi. I'm Joey Donaldson. I'm the writer of Failed Oasis. There's a video of me talking up top. I was born in Hamilton, Ontario and have lived pretty much my entire life in Burlington, Ontario, which is about half an hour outside of Toronto.
I honestly don't remember the first day I sat down and starting working on the world and characters of Failed Oasis, but it's safe to say that I've been building this world and these characters for more than six years.
My goal with Failed Oasis is to explore these characters and create a story about many ideas and themes in a compelling and entertaining way. Failed Oasis is a story about having to make difficult choices with no clear right or wrong answer. These characters are going to make decisions, and sometimes they're going to make the wrong ones, and I think there's something very interesting about seeing someone try to solve the problems they've made for themselves.
Hello, I'm Patibut .
I grew up in a small town called Songkhla in the southern part of Thailand. I'm a digital artist and I've been working as a graphic designer, game designer, comic artist, and illustrator for six years with many clients over the world.
I published my first comic book call "Dek Len Ngao" in Thailand, 2013 and I used that money to came here to Los Angeles to study the English language and meet other comic artists in the world.
My ambition is to connect and make the people happy with my artwork and comics as much as I can.
I joined this project because it's going to be my new experience of comic working in Western Style. And web comic is also the new kind of channel to connect and spread my work to the people.
Thank You Page!
Every person that backs this Kickstarter will earn a special place inside of Failed Oasis issue 1. At the back of the book an entire page will be set aside to list the names of everyone that contributed to this Kickstarter. This is our way of not only saying thank you but also remembering everyone who has helped us on this journey.
You can get this reward by pledging $1 to the Kickstarter as well as by claiming any of the reward tiers available.
High-Quality Issue 1 Download
This reward is a download of Failed Oasis issue 1 in a high quality PDF. The files will all be in HD resolution to ensure a sharp and crisp viewing experience.
You can get this reward by claiming the $5 Backer Tier as well as any of the higher listed tiers.
Digital Wallpaper Pack
This reward is a download of a special pack of computer wallpapers made from Failed Oasis art work. Each piece will be available in all of the standard desktop sizes and presented at the highest quality.
You can get this reward by claiming the $10 Backer Tier as well as any of the higher listed tiers.
Printed Issue 1
The printed copy of Failed Oasis issue 1 will be a 36-page full colour comic book printed on 70lb paper stock with a saddle stitch binding.
In order to assure the best quality the books will be printed and prepared by TLAC Studios, a printing and publishing company based in Toronto, Ontario.
You can get a printed copy of Failed Oasis issue 1 by claiming the $15 Backer Tier as well as any of the tiers listed above it.
The art of Failed Oasis is incredibly beautiful and in recognition of this we are offering several posters to highlight some of the most important moments of the story so far as well as some moments yet to come. Each of the posters will be printed on a high quality photo-paper stock and offered at 8x10 inch size.
At the $20 Backer Tier you may choose your favourite of the posters to accompany your previous rewards and at the $25 tier you get ALL FIVE posters!
The Terrible Edition
The Terrible Edition is a special version of Failed Oasis issue 1 comprised entirely of the sketches Joey used to convey his intentions for the page to Patibut. They are tools used to help bridge the gap between the mind of the writer and the pen of the artist. They are terrible.
If you enjoy Failed Oasis as it is and want to see the kind of difference the right artist can make you can claim the Terrible Edition at $30 for a digital copy and $40 for a physical one.
As with our previous Kickstarter we are offering t-shirts featuring unique art from Failed Oasis.
Shirts are available at the $50 Backer Tier as well as several other of the higher tiers.
In addition to the Thank You page we will also be including a special page set aside to recognise those that are willing to provide some extra support for Failed Oasis.
For $100 we will specifically dedicate the page of your choice to you. On a separate page all backers that claim this tier will have their name set aside and with their page of choice dedicated to them. This is our way of recognizing and thanking those Backers that wish to provide extra support for Failed Oasis.
Each individual page can be dedicated to only one Backer. The first choice of page dedication will go to the first person to claim this tier, the second to the second person, etc.
The ultimate reward for this Kickstarter is the Failed Oasis Issue 1 Hardcover Special Edition. This edition includes all of Failed Oasis issue 1 bound in a beautiful hardcover as well as tonnes of concept are that has never been released anywhere else. This is Failed Oasis in its best form.
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Risks and challenges
The risks involved with this project are reasonably low. Failed Oasis issue 1 has already been completed and is ready to print.
This is our first time printing Failed Oasis so there is the possibility of complications involved in the process. To counter act this as much as possible our plan is to print with TLAC Studios, a very hands-on printing and publishing company based in Toronto that helps independent creators through every step of the process.
You may have also been a backer of our first Kickstarter project and you may be asking what makes this one different. This is a completely different project. Our previous Kickstarter was made with the intention of creating the entire first volume of Failed Oasis, consisting of 4 complete issues. This Kickstarter is simply to print and help get exposure to the first issue of Failed Oasis which is already finished.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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