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Drifters #11

Drifters Issue 11. Beginning the New Volume STRONG!

Drifters #11

Drifters Issue 11. Beginning the New Volume STRONG!

$37
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Hey! Are you a fan of Adventure stories? How about some Action? Little bit of Drama? Martial Arts? Character-Driven stories?

How about stories with some Magic? Fantasy? Superpowers? Good 'ol fashion Hero's Journey-styled Epic?

Yeah? No? Well, at the very least, you're probably a fan of Indie comics (else you wouldn't be here, would you?) and we fit that tag too. However, if you did say yes to any of the questions above, then there's a good chance 'Drifters' is a series you'll grow to love!

Drifters follows the journey of 15-year old Theo Adams as he slowly finds meaning and purpose in his life among the first real group of 'comrades' he's ever had. Theo started the series as an orphaned, sickly and lonely boy with no real purpose in his life other than to find out the 'truth' about his parents and their mysterious past. After breaking into his uncle's private lab however, he finds himself transported into a whole new realm (dimension, if you will) and there, our story really begins...

I don't want to give too much away or bore you with the full summary (we do have 11 Issues of content after all), but if you are interested in checking out the prologue volume, I'll link you to our website where you can start the story from the beginning and follow along from the jump. Do keep in mind though, that with every pledge you make, we'll go ahead and send you all 11 Issues in the first Volume and 'Zero Volume' so you can get caught up as you wait for Volume 2 to start up.

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In a second, I'm going to go into what exactly it is we're offering in this Kickstarter by explaining Issue 11 and the rest of Volume 2. But first, I thought this was a good time to add some cool pictures of some of the main characters and a few pages from Volume 1 so you get a taste of what the comics look like. 

Theo Finally Flexing
Two of our main protagonists doing some exposition-- err, I mean having a nice chat!
Dreads kicking some tail
Arvia with ease

(Note: The Art style from the Zero Volume {0-3} is a bit different and a little tougher to get into, but rest assured the story is the same and as you'll see, we improved quite a bit over the course of our current run).

So what's Issue 11 and Volume 2 about?
 

Before I explain what the story arc for Volume 2, and more specifically Issue 11, is going to be, I'll give a very brief summary of what the first volumes focused on:

  • Volume Zero (0-3) focused on setting up the new world and the main character, Theo. There's quite a bit of exposition that'll pay off as the series goes on, but I think the biggest thing fulfilled in these early Issues from a narrative POV is setting up the foundation for the entire series. We see the sort of life Theo lived in 'our world', we learn about some of the main differences between this world and the world Theo's coming from (mainly Aether energy, the energy source that enables people in this realm to do the things they can do), we're introduced to a very nefarious character (possibly a villain) who will inevitably cross paths with our 'good guys' and we even get teasers about Theo uncle and his unknown past. Now, to be sure, there are a lot more questions than answers posed in this volume, but that sets things up nicely for the volumes to come.
     
  • Volume 1 (4-10) focused on the other main characters in the series; Dreads, Arvia and Chief Fadiq. In the zero volume, these characters are shown as powerful warriors who at times even appear as stoic cold people with masks on both their faces and lives outside of their duties. However, in Volume 1, we attempt to remove those 'masks' and emphasize their shared humanity by revealing some of their goals, motivations, vulnerabilities etc. We also see some significant growth from Theo as his purpose and character gets fleshed out as well. All of this also applies to our 'villain', who's complex character gets a bit of the spotlight as well. Even the most 'evil' characters can feel 'love'... right?
     
  • Volume 2 (11-17) is going to introduce the first really 'existential' threat in the story. For reasons I won't go into here (don't wanna spoil anything good), Theo, Dreads and Arvia are all sent on a domestic mission, one that could have dire consequences if success isn't achieved. However, they're not the only ones going on this mission. We're going to be introduced to some other Drifters-in-training as Theo gets a little more comfortable interacting with more people outside of his 'personal trainers', Dreads and Arvia. However, as is the case whenever you meet new people, things don't always go so great and Theo is about to find out that human relationships and people in general aren't an exact science, especially when you're dealing with people with supposedly big ideological 'differences'. 
  • Issue 11 is going to primarily focus on the new characters introduced and also a new phase of Theo's training to catch up to the rest of the Drifters. I'll be sending updates on the latest coming out of Issue 11 but for now, I'll just leave it at this.
     

Here are a couple WIPs from Issue 11:

In virtually all of the pledges, you'll get a cool character poster too, here are a few examples of the 24x36 posters you'd get: 

Theo
Chief Fadiq
Dreads x Arvia

And many more...

Well, I guess that's it folks, Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns regarding the campaign. Any pledge you can make goes a very long way in making this project a reality and I'm grateful for everyone who even took the time to read this all the way here.

Thanks,

Joshua Kasali,                                                                                                         

Creator of 'Drifters'

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