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Have the computers begun programming us? Will the old gods slumber through that change? Find out in a 240 page graphic novel.
Have the computers begun programming us? Will the old gods slumber through that change? Find out in a 240 page graphic novel.
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The first 1,000 backers, no matter which level, get a signed and individually numbered post card that authenticates that you were behind the launch of the Electromagnate Comic Book Universe.

Electromagnate Book of Rebel Nations is a two hundred page comic book that pits ancients of renown against modern technology.

The world is at a turning point, a foretold point in the expansion of technology. The power of computers and global data networks are within reach of billions of people worldwide.

Have we been at this point in technology before? When? Where? How did it turn out? Are some of those answers encoded in the legends passed down from long ago?

Human devouring robots, self replicating artificial intelligence, an electromagnetic nervous system covering the earth. If earth was a baby in the womb humans would be the cells. Horror stories have weaker setups than the technology news in our modern times.

The combination of knowledge about computer information theory as well as human sensory perception and psychology could lead to a loss of free will for 99% of humanity. That's optimistic, actually, 100% of humanity could lose their free will.

According to the ancient myths and legends recorded all over earth there are forces out there that will not sit passively when humanity stands upon the precipice.

Are you curious to see how it will all go down? This book is a about that.

 

Electromagnate Book of Rebel Nations
Is written by: 
John Rap and Andrew M. Henderson.

Artists collaborating on the book include:

Santosh P. Pillewar, N.R. Bharathae, Michael Zigerlig, Nadia Rapacciuolo, Robert Rath, Matt Bowers and Francisco Ruiz.

BackerClub Exclusives

There are some perks offered for BackerClub members. First any purchase at the $50/hardback level gets a signed copy, and while supplies last, an original one-of-a-kind piece of hand drawn art that appears in the book.

Also, if 4 BackerClub members pledge, "BackerClub" will appear as a screen name on a page in the book. If 8 members support then BackerClub's logo will appear in the book as an avatar.

If 20 BackerClub members pledge then BackerClub will get a creator bio about the club in the hardcover book.

This final one is huge. I was actually hoping to save this reward for myself. If 33 BackerClub members back at $50/hardback level or higher than the forum pages in the book will appear as BackerClub forum. Basically, BackerClub forums will be a location in the book.

Stretch Goal - $3,333 - Motion Comic

If the project makes it to $3,333 I'll make a motion comic of the entire book and post it online.

Risks and challenges

One common obstacle in comics is delivery of art. That could cause delays. If that happens the comic will be late. I have no intention of making the pages sub par to meet a deadline. The good news is that we so far completed 75% of the project in 15 months and have 9 months left to finish. So, we're on track.

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    A signed hard cover copy of the book. This version will have some extra pages showing the making of the book and bios of the creators. I'm not sure yet how many signatures I can get, because the team is all around the world. Definitely I'll sign it, which surely will decrease the value.

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    Signed original artwork.

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    Your screen name on a social media page in the book. The book sometimes uses these simulated social media pages to tell the story. Subject to approval we can put your screen name into the book as one of the commentators on a social media page.

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    Your avatar on a social media page in the book. The book uses these simulated social media pages to tell the story. Subject to approval and copyright we can put your avatar into the book as one of the commentators on a social media page.

    Plus a signed hard cover copy Electromagnate Book of Rebel Nations, and digital copy as well. Plus a mention in the making of section of the hard cover.

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    Your comment on a social media page in the book. The book uses these simulated social media pages to tell the story. Subject to approval and copyright we can put a comment from you into the book as one of the commentators on a social media page.

    Plus a signed hard cover copy Electromagnate Book of Rebel Nations, and digital copy as well. Plus a mention in the making of section of the hard cover.

    And a separate framed copy of the page that you are on.

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    Your likeness in the book as a member of BOTS. The book has this secret society of computer networking engineers that call themselves the Brotherhood of the Snake.

    The BOTS think... well you'll see. The book is often ambiguous as to who the good guys are and who the bad guys are.

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    Your likeness, or at least your face, in the book as a mythological humanoid. The book has these tech wings that make the wearers of the wings almost immortal.

    This reward is potentially much cooler than it seems. Because in the larger context of the Electromagnate Comic Book Universe these characters could get their own books in the future. In which case your face could become the hero of a future comic. No promises on that though.

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    Credit in the book. You'll be thanked and acknowledged for making the book a reality with your bio in the hard cover book.

    Plus we'll get you into the book art somehow. Either similar to one of the existing rewards, or some other way.

    Plus a signed hard cover copy of the book and a paperback copy and digital copy.

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    There are pages in the book where people talk on forums. If you own a forum, all of those pages can appear to have been conversations from your forum. So, the forum you own will appear in the book several times with story content seemingly posted on your forum. (If no-one buys this I'll just use my own forum.)

    Or, if you don't own a forum, your business displayed in the art of the finale of the book. Subject to approval.

    Plus a thank you, acknowledgement and bio in the making of the book.

    Plus a signed hard cover copy Electromagnate Book of Rebel Nations, a paperback copy and digital copy as well.

    Plus a separate printed comic book of just the forum pages in the book.

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    Movie rights.

    You get the exclusive rights to make the movie anytime between now and 2025. This is just for this one book and story, not the entire series or any rights beyond the right to make one movie based on the graphic novel Electromagnate Book of Rebel Nations.

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