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Leo Cosmos is a creator owned comic that follows Leo Cosmos, a space explorer, going from adventure to adventure in this 68 page comic.
34 backers pledged $2,008 to help bring this project to life.

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Stretch Goal!

If we make $2000 by the close of the campaign, I am offering a Stretch Goal of this exclusive print!  This print will be made available to all those who pledged for a hard copy of the book. 

Leo Cosmos $2000 Stretch Goal Print.
Leo Cosmos $2000 Stretch Goal Print.

Who is Leo Cosmos?

Leo Cosmos is a space explorer! This creator owned comic follows his ongoing adventures throughout the cosmos. Very much inspired by Dan Dare, Buck Rodgers and Flash Gordon; Leo Cosmos travels the universe exploring the good, bad and strange that the universe has to offer. Often only armed with his smile and his sense of humor Leo finds that life in space truly about the adventure not the destination.  

'Leo Cosmos in Video Dating!'
'Leo Cosmos in Video Dating!'

Leo Cosmos is a different take on an anthology, working with a variety of writers (Jermey Whitley, Mark Bertolini, CW Cooke, Josiah Grahn and Alyce Osborne) each tasked with creating a unique story for this book, I am providing all of the art, colors and letters for the 68 page book.  

In addition to the six Leo Cosmos tales, this book also offers glimpses into other "Lost Tales" of Leo Cosmos by showcasing either a single moment from other stories written for this book.  

Preview from 'Leo Cosmos in Lucidity and Passion.'
Preview from 'Leo Cosmos in Lucidity and Passion.'

This book will be limited to 100 in print copies all signed and numbered by Carl Yonder, and artwork from Leo Cosmos will be available for purchase as part of the Kickstarter Campaign.

The budget for the project will cover printing and shipping of the comic book with the exception of the fees that are taken by Kickstarter. Once the Kickstarter project is funded the book will be sent to a Germantown Copy Center (www.germantowncopy.com), for all printing needs. Approximately three to four weeks from that point (baring any problems) the books will be ready to be shipped out. So expect to see the comics in your home within four-five weeks of the end to this Kickstarter campaign. If the project goes past the goal, money raised will go towards stretch goals.

Preview from 'Leo Cosmos: Descending Realities.'
Preview from 'Leo Cosmos: Descending Realities.'

 The Rewards 

Examples of Cover Art for Sale

Examples of original cover art available through the campaign.
Examples of original cover art available through the campaign.
Examples of original cover art available through the campaign.
Examples of original cover art available through the campaign.
Examples of original cover art available through the campaign.
Examples of original cover art available through the campaign.

Examples Interior Art for Sale 

Examples of original interior art available through the campaign.
Examples of original interior art available through the campaign.
Examples of original interior art available through the campaign.
Examples of original interior art available through the campaign.
Examples of original interior art available through the campaign.
Examples of original interior art available through the campaign.
Examples of original interior art available through the campaign.
Examples of original interior art available through the campaign.
Examples of original interior art available through the campaign.
Examples of original interior art available through the campaign.

The Creators

Carl Yonder, creator of Leo Cosmos.  Carl also is the artist and co-creator of Pirate Eye – a hardboiled take on the high seas telling the tale of Smitty an ex-pirate turned now detective – written by Josiah Grahn, Carl works on covers for the incredibly popular Solitary by CW Cooke published by Devils Due. Carl also has several other comic stories in various stages of development.  Carl worked with Mark Bertolini on the New York Times Bestselling FUBAR series.  All of these projects allow him the opportunity to experiment with his art and continue to travel.  More can be found about Carl at www.carlyonder.com, Instagram: @carlyonderart, and on Twitter: @carlyonder. 

Preview of 'Leo Cosmos: Bloodshed', by Carl Yonder
Preview of 'Leo Cosmos: Bloodshed', by Carl Yonder

Jeremy Whitley-Jeremy Whitley is a comic book writer from Durham, NC.  He is the creator of the "Princeless" series as well as its spin-off "Raven: Pirate Princess".  He has also written a number of comics for Marvel Comics including "The Unstoppable Wasp", "The Future Foundation", and "Thor Vs Hulk: Champions of the Universe".  He has also written a number of other presses including IDW, Titan, and Dynamite. 

More can be found about Jermey on Twitter: @jrome58 and http://jeremywhitley.com

Preview from 'Leo Cosmos and the Stolen Heart', written by Jeremy Whitley.
Preview from 'Leo Cosmos and the Stolen Heart', written by Jeremy Whitley.

Mark Bertolini-Mark Bertolini is a Toronto-based writer of comic books and graphic novels. His first published original graphic novel was the post-apocalyptic tale Long Gone in 2012. He has created and written other titles such the super-smart thriller Knowledge; the grindhouse/sci-fi mashup Scum of the Earth, the superhuman crime caper Bastard’s Waltz, and most recently, the pulp-style anthology The Hand of Glory. Mark has also contributed many short stories to such anthologies as Caliber Presents; the mind-bending Imaginary Drugs; and the New York Times Bestselling FUBAR series. 

Mark is a father of two and stepfather of two more, and with his partner Julia, he is raising the next generation of avid readers and creators. More can be found about Mark at https://markbertolini.wordpress.com, on Twitter: @mark_bertolini, and Instagram: @markbertolini 

Mark is represented by the Robert Lecker Agency based out of Montreal, Canada.

Preview from 'Leo Cosmos: The End is the Beginning is the Something or Other...', written by Mark Bertolini.
Preview from 'Leo Cosmos: The End is the Beginning is the Something or Other...', written by Mark Bertolini.

CW Cooke-CW Cooke is a comic book writer living in the Midwest. He's worked for numerous publishers such as Image, Devil's Due, Action Lab, Big Dog Ink, Arcana, and various others. His first two creator-owned series, Solitary (Devil's Due Publishing) and Stillwater (Action Lab), sold out and were met with rave reviews.  More can be found about CW at Cwcookecomix on Twitter and Instagram and Facebook and Tumblr.

Preview from 'Leo Cosmos: Black Hole Sun'', written by CW Cooke.
Preview from 'Leo Cosmos: Black Hole Sun'', written by CW Cooke.

Josiah Grahn-Josiah Grahn is the writer and co creator with Carl Yonder of the pirate noir comic series Pirate Eye.

Preview from 'Leo Cosmos in On the Eighth Day', written by Josiah Grahn.
Preview from 'Leo Cosmos in On the Eighth Day', written by Josiah Grahn.

Alyce Osborne-Alyce Osborne has a background in public health and is currently a Director at a nonprofit in D.C. In her spare time she enjoys writing poetry and short stories that explore the complexity of relationships and the many faces we women wear in the world. This is her first foray into the comic art form and she hopes you dig it!

Preview from 'Leo Cosmos in Giving Up the Ghost', written by Alyce Osborne.
Preview from 'Leo Cosmos in Giving Up the Ghost', written by Alyce Osborne.

The Printer

Germantown Copy Center is a woman owned small business that has been providing outstanding customer service since 1986. We are your complete source for printing, copying, mailing, graphic design, signs, and more.

Their staff has over 100 years of combined experience in the printing and graphics industry. They are committed to providing excellent customer service and producing a high-quality product.  http://www.germantowncopy.com  

Why Use Kickstarter?

Kickstarter offers opportunities to expand the reach to readers that as an independent comic book creator I might not be able to reach otherwise. Having been involved in a few other Kickstarter campaigns I realize this is the best way to not only create a small run of a book but also help garner the support needed to see the book in print all while covering costs.

Risks and challenges

There are always risks and challenges in everything, but this project the risks and challenges are relatively non-existent. The book is complete this campaign is designed to help cover printing costs. The book is completed and all that is left is printing the book.

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