A mysterious fatal sound has reshaped the world and its technology. Humanity is now fundamentally divided and the source of the attack may still be out there, biding it's time.
Young Gregg Emilio dreams of flying in a sky that hasn't carried airplanes in a century. On the other side of the world Lorentz Skyfall dreams of going back to work at sea, where he used to explore the world and its old, lost technology.
The Din is a character driven story divided into two timelines: Gregg's and Lorentz'. As their paths unfold, we will find out that they might have more in common than merely being dreamers.
The Din is an ongoing online comic currently at two chapters, and more to come. The comic is currently published online by Hiveworks, here: http://www.dincomic.com
This comic is not suitable for children, as it contains graphic violence.
This crowdfunding campaign's purpose is to fund the printing of chapter 2 of The Din. Chapter 1 has already been printed. You will be able to buy the chapter 1 book here if you wish!
* The books are printed in English.
All the pages of chapter 2 has been drawn and gone through one proof copy print (as seen in the video).
This is the work I have left before I can start the actual printing of the book:
◘ Another round of proofreading
◘ Adjustments to the art
◘ Finalize colors
◘ Finalize .PDF for the printer
* Examples of my colored pencil sketch style with simple shading: Tumblr Link - I will put more effort on the Kickstarter sketches than those shown on Tumblr.
** The USD is approximate and the currency might change during the time of the campaign.
Here's a breakdown of the expenses. It's based on the goal to print 200 books. These books will be used as rewards in this Kickstarter campaign and for me to bring to comic conventions. The number of books is scalable in case I reach a higher goal. Fees are based on the fees of Kickstarter, Payment and an eventual need for BackerKit.
Since this is my first time running a Kickstarter, I have included a Misc percentage in the plan. This will mainly go to unexpected material expenses and if books were lost in shipping.
◘ 50% Printing Costs
◘ 35% Shipping Costs
◘ 11% Fees
◘ 4% Misc
* The Vixiearts print seen in this image is just an example. If the stretch goal of KR 50 000 is reached, she will draw a The Din related piece that I will make into an art print!
** Curious about Vixiearts? Look at all the lovely drawings over at her Instagram!
*** Want to see the official prints? Have a look at them over here.
I'm the writer and artist of The Din. My passion is telling stories through sequential art, animation and games. When I'm not spending time creating The Din, I work full time as an animator and game artist at Hello There in Sweden (Avicii | Gravity, Taekwondo Global Tournament & Kung Fury: Street Rage).
I have been creating fanzines and comics since 2006. The Din is my first comic project in full color.
Risks and challenges
I have experience in printing and selling comics online and at conventions. For The Din I have already went through the process of printing one book: chapter 1. I know what it costs and what needs to be done to result in a good looking product!
My biggest challenge is to ship a lot of books, since I haven't done that before. To prevent an epic failure in sending books, I have put the physical rewards on limited amounts. I have also thoroughly tested the packing of both 1 and 2 books with the packing-material I plan to use.
If I should have severe problems with shipping out the books, I have friends and colleagues who have experience in packing and shipping.
If you order a sketch, there is a risk of getting your package a bit later than the other backers. This is why I have set the delivery date for this reward to October, just to be sure.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
- (30 days)