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Help us print our SciFi comic which will be sold to raise funds for charity. Features the work of new and established comic creators.
Help us print our SciFi comic which will be sold to raise funds for charity. Features the work of new and established comic creators.
54 backers pledged £439 to help bring this project to life.

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Life Support: A Charity SciFi Comic

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LIFE SUPPORT is a science fiction anthology comic featuring the work of established and new comic creators. All the writers and artists have donated stories and artwork for the comic book. The book will be sold to raise funds for the Children's Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS) charity.

We need your help to cover the printing costs of the comic so that we can maximize the funds raised for charity.

The comic will feature at least 3 scifi stories, as well as scifi artwork donated by several comic book artists. Samples of the stories can be found below. The final book will be in English, and around 24-32 pages in length, and a mixture of monochrome and full color art. Contributors to the comic include Ian Kennedy (Commando, Dan Dare, 2000AD, Battle Picture Weekly) and Stephen White (Beano, Viz, Oor Wullie, The Broons). 

 

www.chas.org.uk

For over twenty years CHAS has been offering a full family support service for babies, children and young people with life-shortening conditions. This includes palliative care, family respite and support – through hospices, homecare services and hospital presence.

The comics will be sold at Capital SciFi Con in Edinburgh and their fundraising events. Capital SciFi Con is an annual science fiction convention held in Edinburgh that raises funds for CHAS.

The Stories

H2O-O

by Stephen White

Aliens visiting a dead planet make a startling discovery in this story written and illustrated by Stephen White (Beano, Viz, Peter Pan).

DIMENSIONS

by Colin Maxwell

The crew of an Earth spacecraft intervene in a war between two very different worlds in this story that won the Dundee Comics Prize 2017.

VENUS OR BUST

by Adam Clark and Michael Philp

In the aftermath of the failed invasion of Earth, the martians turn their sights on Venus in this comedic and award winning story inspired by the works of H.G. Wells.

MY ROBOT LOVE

by Craig Walker and Nicholas Coad

The story of a space captain and her relationship with her android companion.

ADDITIONAL ARTWORK

Several artists have donated artwork to the comic book including:

  • Ian Kennedy (Eagle, Commando comics, Battle Picture Weekly, 2000AD)
  • Phillip Vaughan (University of Dundee, UniVerse)
  • Janine Van Moosel (City of Lost Souls)
  • Eilidh Moyes
  • + more

REWARDS

As well as a copy of the new Life Support comic, some rewards include these other comics.

Guardians of Scotland

The true story of William Wallace (Braveheart) and Andrew de Moray, and their fight for freedom in the late 13th century. When the English King asserts his authority over their country, William Wallace and Andrew de Moray begin separate campaigns to push the invaders from their homeland. When King Edward sends a huge army northwards to quell the rebellion, Wallace and de Moray join forces and march to war...

The Big Comic Con

Crime does not pay, but it does Cosplay!

Chris is out of work and owes a loan shark a small fortune. His two cosplaying friends think that stealing some valuable comics from their local comic con will be the answer to Chris's predicament, but when they try to sell the comics on the black market they soon run foul of both the police and a group of vicious gangsters.

 

Risks and challenges

We don't expect any real risks with this project. We have most of the stories and artwork ready and are at the stage of preparing the pages for print.

We've run a successful Kickstarter campaign before, raising more than twice this amount for another successful comic book project.

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    Print Comic

    A printed copy of the Life Support comic + a digital copy in PDF format

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    Digital comic bundle #1

    A digital copy of the Life Supprt comic in PDF format, plus an additional digital comic:
    - The Big Comic Con

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    Digital comic bundle #2

    A digital copy of the Life Support comic in PDF format, plus an additional digital comic:
    - Guardians of Scotland

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    Digital comic bundle #3

    A digital copy of the Life Support comic in PDF format, plus two additional digital comics:
    - The Big Comic Con
    - Guardians of Scotland

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    Print + Digital Bundle

    A printed copy of the Life Support comic plus two digital comics sent to your inbox
    - Guardians of Scotland
    - The Big Comic Con

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