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A time-skipping assassin allies with a friend of her enemy to escape exile in ancient Mesopotamia and combat traitors to her own cause!
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THE STORY

Welcome to the world of Scissor Sisters, a fantastical reality where the time stream is a living and well-traveled path between wheres and whens. We think you'll like it here, and we'd love for you to stay, check the place out and help us fund printing of this massive, sweeping story. 

Last Summer, with the help of 102 generous Backers, we successfully funded Scissor Sisters, a 120-page graphic novel - the story of Candi and Ash, a pair of women separated by millennia but whose love is an inevitability. They are thrown together in the least likely of times and places and hunted by The Continuum, a cross-time conspiracy of the elite and the sinister deeply frightened of the destiny of the couple they refer to as The Sisters.

The Original Scissor Sisters Graphic Novel - Available in a Bundle with Swan Song at the $25 Reward Tier!
The Original Scissor Sisters Graphic Novel - Available in a Bundle with Swan Song at the $25 Reward Tier!

We loved it so much – and got so much terrific feedback on it – that we decided to continue the story in the 54-page graphic novel, Scissor Sisters: Swan Song. This new volume follows the time-tripping assassin Cygnet, vanquished by the Sisters to ancient times in our first chapter, her only ally a friend of one of the Sisters. Faced with traitors to her wicked Master, Cygnet must steal a powerful mask to repair her time-traveling armor and resume her quest to fulfill her mission and destroy the Sisters.

THE PROJECT

The Star of the Show - Scissor Sisters: Swan Song!
The Star of the Show - Scissor Sisters: Swan Song!

Scissor Sisters: Swan Song is written by Kevin LaPorte (Vicious Circus, Last Ride for Horsemen, Roadkill du Jour, Scales of Time, and The Absentee) and illustrated by Marvel and DC veteran Rich Perotta (Scales of Time, The Ray, Deadpool) with colors by Vito Potenza. Scissor Sisters  was co-created by Erica J. Heflin (Zenescope's Wonderland, Cosmic Times' Flesh of White, and Antithesis). Consider it rated PG-13 for violence/gore and adult themes.

This is the second of several planned volumes of Scissor Sisters, all with the same committed team of creators, and our plans go far beyond crowdfunding, to include broad distribution through comic shops and other retail channels! But, first, we have to pay for the initial print run, which is the purpose of this Kickstarter campaign and where you come in!

THE PREVIEW

Cygnet stalks her prey...
Cygnet stalks her prey...

 

...and manipulates the very hands of time to secure her enemies...
...and manipulates the very hands of time to secure her enemies...

 

...frozen in the numbers of her clock, they fall...
...frozen in the numbers of her clock, they fall...

 

...her assassin's skills unveiled, she tightens her temporary alliance...
...her assassin's skills unveiled, she tightens her temporary alliance...

CHARACTERS

 

THE CREATORS

Writer - Kevin LaPorte

Fairhope, Alabama-based writer and co-creator of genre comics with a horror bent, the worlds Kevin creates range from the bayou territory of a lone motorcycle gangster seeking vengeance for his cursed appetite for street meat and the slaughter of his brothers-in-arms (Roadkill du Jour) to dark carnivals overrun by killer clowns violently avenging abused children (Vicious Circus) to dying frontier towns in the Old West beset by Steampunk versions of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (Last Ride for Horsemen) to hellish dimensions replete with untapped energy mined by unsuspecting adventurers ripe for demonic possession (The Absentee)!

Artist - Rich Perotta

Starting as an intern for the X-Men office in 1993, Rich soon became a staff artist and then a freelance inker for Marvel with a dash of Dark Horse and Crusade Entertainment thrown in for good measure. Rich inked for Marvel for roughly ten years. In 2004, he took a break from comics and in 2010, re-entered the comic industry working for DC Comics inking titles Booster Gold and The Ray limited series. Rich is now pencilling and inking independent titles such as Mice & Man, Magma-Man for Source Point Press and the Scales of Time one-shot and Scissor Sisters series for INVERSE PRESS. Rich currently resides in New York City.

Colorist - Vito Potenza

Born in Mola di Bari (BA) – Italy in 1983, Vito attended and graduated at International School of Comics – Rome [2005-2008] and subsequently worked as illustrator/comics artist for The First Place and Edizioni Master [2005-2012]. He then moved on to be illustrator and storyboard artist for Video Explainers [2013-today] and has worked from July 2016 as colorist for Inverse Press.

THE KICKSTARTER PEDIGREE

We have led TWENTY-FIVE previous, successful Kickstarter campaigns for comic projects! We are experienced and reliable creators and purveyors of comics via Kickstarter. You will get what you pledge for and get it quickly.

REWARDS

 

 

Available Via Various Reward Tiers
Available Via Various Reward Tiers

 

 

 

  

 

 

STRETCH GOALS

Once we reach our initial funding goal of $3000, we can offer additional FREE rewards as we hit higher benchmarks, beginning with...

$3500 - ALL (non-PDF) Backers receive a 3" x 3" die-cut Scissor Sisters decal featuring Cygnet!

Yours FREE & Automatically when campaign funding reaches $3500!
Yours FREE & Automatically when campaign funding reaches $3500!

 

Risks and challenges

There are few to NO risks in the completion and fulfillment of this project. As the Kickstarter campaign launches, ALL pages are complete in terms of line art, with only some coloring and lettering remaining. We are committed to having ALL production work completed within two months of the end of the Kickstarter campaign, so printing and fulfillment may be accomplished by November, 2016 at latest.

Printer delays are obviously beyond our control, but we are working with a high-end, reliable company that we are confident will deliver within the prescribed timeframe for fulfillment.

Our first obligation is to you, the BACKER. Given your support and trust in us, we aim to have the creative aspect of the project COMPLETE before there is even funding in hand, to ensure you get what you paid for at the highest possible level and within the shortest possible timeframe!

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    The Digital Swan Song

    54 pages of Cygnet-style assassin action delivered via PDF!

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    Swan Song - The Print Edition

    The 54-page Scissor Sisters: Swan Song Graphic Novel in gorgeous print format! Gloss laminate covers and full-color interiors!

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    The Digital Scissor Sisters Bundle

    54 pages of Cygnet-style assassin action delivered via PDF + the 120-Page ORIGINAL Graphic Novel + the 22-Page Scales of Time!

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    Swan Song - Autograph Edition & Poster

    Your 54-page Scissor Sisters: Swan Song Graphic Novel SIGNED by Kevin LaPorte & Rich Perotta, PLUS our 11" x 17" poster by Rich featuring the Sisters - Candi & Ash!

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    The Premier Backer

    Personalize your Swan Song experience, with a Thank You note from writer Kevin LaPorte, including a Scissor Sisters-themed poem just for YOU! Your name will also be included in the comic as a Premier Backer.

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    The Scissor Sisters Bundle

    The 54-page Scissor Sisters: Swan Song Graphic Novel PLUS The original 120-page Scissor Sisters Graphic Novel PLUS the 22-page Scales of Time comic!

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    Swan Song - Sketch Edition & Poster

    Your 54-page Scissor Sisters: Swan Song Graphic Novel with a Unique SKETCH by Rich Perotta on our Remarque Page and SIGNED by Kevin LaPorte & Rich Perotta, PLUS our 11" x 17" poster by Rich featuring the Sisters - Candi & Ash!

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    Join The Continuum!

    A 1" x 2" Bust Sketch of YOUR FACE on a Yearbook-style Page in Every Copy of Swan Song Designating YOU as a Sitting Member of the Cross-Time Conspiracy that Plagues the Scissor Sisters - THE CONTINUUM! Includes your name and a sinister quote by you PLUS the 54-page Scissor Sisters: Swan Song Graphic Novel!

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    The Scissor Sisters Autograph Bundle

    The 54-page Scissor Sisters: Swan Song Graphic Novel PLUS The original 120-page Scissor Sisters Graphic Novel PLUS the 22-page Scales of Time comic! ALL signed by Kevin LaPorte & Rich Perotta!

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    The Non-Speaking Role

    YOU will be drawn into the next volume - Scissor Sisters on the Moon (1 panel - no speaking lines). Includes Your Name in a Cast Credits list in the sequel book PLUS the 54-page Scissor Sisters: Swan Song Graphic Novel!

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    The Kevin LaPorte Mega-Bundle

    The 54-page Scissor Sisters: Swan Song Graphic Novel PLUS The original 120-page Scissor Sisters Graphic Novel PLUS the 22-page Scales of Time comic PLUS Kevin's other Graphic Novels, the 96-page Vicious Circus & the 80-page Roadkill du Jour!

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    The Original Page Art - Page 14

    The 11" x 17" pencil-&-ink Rich Perotta page art for Swan Song Page 14 (featuring Cygnet in hyper-action!) PLUS your 54-page Scissor Sisters: Swan Song Graphic Novel!

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    The YOU as a Time Traveler Commission

    A pencil-&-ink (limited color) custom sketch of YOU as a Time Traveler in the historic (or FUTURE) era of your choice, as rendered by artist Amanda Rachels, PLUS the 54-page Scissor Sisters: Swan Song Graphic Novel!

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    The Speaking Role

    YOU will be drawn into the next volume - Scissor Sisters on the Moon (2-3 panels - at least one speaking line). Includes Your Name in a Cast Credits list in the sequel book PLUS the 54-page Scissor Sisters: Swan Song Graphic Novel!

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    The Rich Perotta Sketch Commission

    A pencil-&-ink (limited color) custom sketch of a single character of your choice, as rendered by series artist Rich Perotta, PLUS the 54-page Scissor Sisters: Swan Song Graphic Novel!

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    The Scissor Sisters COMPLETIST Bundle

    The 54-page Scissor Sisters: Swan Song Graphic Novel PLUS The original 120-page Scissor Sisters Graphic Novel PLUS the 22-page Scales of Time comic! ALL signed by Kevin LaPorte & Rich Perotta and both Graphic Novels with Remarque Sketches by Rich! Includes the Scissor Sisters Poster, a Thank You Note with Poem from Kevin,and a Premier Backer Credit in the Book!

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    The Original Art - Backer Role Pages

    The 11" x 17" pencil-&-ink Rich Perotta page art for Swan Song Pages 1, 17, 21, OR 31 (featuring the faces of Backers who selected roles in our last Kickstarter campaign!) PLUS your 54-page Scissor Sisters: Swan Song Graphic Novel! CHOOSE 1 page and let us know via Kickstarter message which one you selected!

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    The Original Page Art - Page 1

    The 11" x 17" pencil-&-ink Rich Perotta SPLASH page art for Swan Song Page 1 (featuring the villainous Pharaoh Khyane!) PLUS your 54-page Scissor Sisters: Swan Song Graphic Novel!

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    The Original Poster Art

    The Original 11" x 17" pencil-&-ink Rich Perotta art for our Scissor Sisters poster (featuring the Sisters themselves, Ash & Candi!) PLUS your 54-page Scissor Sisters: Swan Song Graphic Novel!

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    The MAJOR VILLAIN Role

    YOU will be drawn into the next volume - Scissor Sisters on the Moon - as one of the PRIMARY VILLAINS: the Governor of the asteroid Ceres! Includes Your Name in a Cast Credits list in the sequel book PLUS the 54-page Scissor Sisters: Swan Song Graphic Novel!

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    The Original Page Art - Page 39

    The 11" x 17" pencil-&-ink Rich Perotta SPLASH page art for Swan Song Page 39 (featuring Cygnet in battle with a huge villain!) PLUS your 54-page Scissor Sisters: Swan Song Graphic Novel!

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    The Action Role

    YOU will be drawn into the next volume - Scissor Sisters on the Moon (2-3 pages - multiple speaking lines and some cool action shots). Includes Your Name in a Cast Credits list in the sequel book PLUS the 54-page Scissor Sisters: Swan Song Graphic Novel!

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    The Original Swan Song Cover Art

    The Original 11" x 17" pencil-&-ink Rich Perotta art for our Swan Song cover PLUS your 54-page Scissor Sisters: Swan Song Graphic Novel!

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