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A zany alien detective, raised on Earth, is on a mission to take back advanced technology from a madman before he destroys the world.
A zany alien detective, raised on Earth, is on a mission to take back advanced technology from a madman before he destroys the world.
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SID #1 and 3 covers
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THE PITCH

S.I.D. is a zany scifi comedy that focuses on the title hero as he battles an evil presidential candidate from obtaining technologies that humanity isn't ready for.  

This 100 page graphic novel is complete and backers will get an exclusive Kickstarter Edition which won't be sold anywhere else!  This campaign will help us get volume 1 in print for the very first time.  

  Here's a personal invitation to check out the project from SID himself!

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THE STORY    

SID, abandoned on Earth during the 1980s' has lived secretly among us; growing up like any other normal person...except he's a freakin' green skinned, elongated skulled alien! But that doesn't matter because just like any of us, he needed to get a job. He eventually "grew up" and became The Special Intergalactic Detective of Earth where his mission has been to take back super advanced technologies that your typical mad scientists, rogue governments or pesky corporations cook up for the usual nefarious or irresponsible reasons.  

SID's latest mission revolves around teleportation technology which SID is sure that, in the wrong hands, could destroy the planet. Little does SID know that a ruthless presidential candidate, Lance Christoff, has learned about his existence and is plotting against him. Whomever controls these technologies can rule the world, and Christoff won't be denied.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT SID:

"I appreciate witty and amusing writing that is lively and upbeat. S.I.D is a very funny character with an equally funny supporting cast that deliver punchline after punchline from start to finish. The Sci-Fi approach of a Special Intergalactic Detective searching for technology that humanity isn’t ready for is just different enough to be interesting but firmly placed within an already established Sci-Fi idea of aliens living among us to feel new yet comfortable." -- Comicbooked 

http://www.comicbooked.com/s-i-d-1-review-and-kickstarter-spotlight/ 

 "Writer Michael Sarrao does an exceptional job of combining a compelling story that is well-paced with dashes of humor throughout the book." 

 "This is a fantastic concept from Sarrao with a lot of potential to grow deeper in a series." -- PopCultHQ

http://www.popculthq.com/2016/07/13/popculthqs-comic-book-review-s-i-d-special-intergalactic-detective-vol-1/ 

 "Our lead character, SID, an approachable wise-cracking alien that's here on earth to save us from ourselves. You want to know why we haven't been wiped out of existence by destroying the ozone layer or from nuclear war? Well, you can thank SID for that. Though if you did, he wouldn't be too humble in his response." 

 "Artist Matt Leporacci enhances Michael Sarrao's story by riding the line between pop sci-fi fun and gritty detective through the expressiveness in the faces he draws." -- [insertgeekhere]

http://insertgeekhere.blogspot.com/2016/07/idea-engines-newest-comic-comes-to.html

THE CHARACTERS

SID is joined by Lieutenant Commander Scott Carr, FBI Agent Courtney Hodge and Special Technical Advisor Eric Khong.  Each character has their own unique...and hilarious relationship with SID.  Despite their silly and sophomoric interactions, they're dedicated to tracking down world changing technologies before someone blows up the entire damn planet.   

Scott Carr, Courtney Hodge, Eric Khong
Scott Carr, Courtney Hodge, Eric Khong

Lance Christoff, a presidential candidate obsessed with advanced  technologies that he knows will change the world.  His quest for power is what drives him to obtain these technologies which he feels SID has wrongly withheld from humanity.  

Christoff is joined by twisted Dr. Harrison Russweller and his opportunistic intern, Tara.  

And then there is...The Omega Drone!

Here are two sample pages from the graphic novel, fully drawn, colored and lettered.

It's been a long road to make SID a reality.  Below is a photo from this past February when I finally had volume one in print.  Holding this prototype in my hand was a huge accomplishment.  And with your help, we'll be able to print this books for our backers and more! 

THE REWARDS!!

11x17 Poster by Matt Leporacci.  

11x17 Poster by Matt Leporacci
11x17 Poster by Matt Leporacci

Receive our special Kickstarter Edition 4x6 print signifying you are an official backer!!  This is a limited number and will be stamped.  Signed by creator / writer Michael Sarrao and Artist Matt Leporacci.  

4x6 Kickstarter Edition Print
4x6 Kickstarter Edition Print

Be drawn into our interview page answering one of two questions:  Do you think SID should take back technology that humankind isn't ready for?  What technology would you like to see humankind have right now? (artwork will be provided by artist Dody Eka). 

Interview page with your image drawn and dialogue added. Art by Dody Eka.
Interview page with your image drawn and dialogue added. Art by Dody Eka.

Along with SID Volume 1, you'll receive the Unmasked Signal One Shot (funded by our 2014 Kickstarter) as well as number one issues of Monster SMASH and Armada X, two series that are currently in development to be made into graphic novels.  These are the last remaining copies as the single issues won't be printed in the future.  All books will be signed by creator/writer Michael Sarrao.  

A pin for SID or a pin for Christoff.  Do you agree with SID or do you agree with Christoff? 

A SID pin or a Christoff pin?
A SID pin or a Christoff pin?

 Show your support!!

 Selfies with SID.  Have yourself drawn in a fun pose with SID!

Selfies with SID!
Selfies with SID!

 Show your support...wear our exclusive SID Kickstarter t-shirt.  

SID T-Shirt (black and white or color available).
SID T-Shirt (black and white or color available).

 Choose a penciled page from Volume one, drawn by Matt Leporacci!

Get an original penciled page from SID Volume 1
Get an original penciled page from SID Volume 1

 STRETCH GOALS

If we reach out goal, any funds after will unlock our stretch goals such as:  exclusive posters by John Broglia and Oscar Saavedra.  

Stretch goal posters by Matt Leporacci, John Broglia and Oscar Saavedra
Stretch goal posters by Matt Leporacci, John Broglia and Oscar Saavedra

SID VOLUME 1 CREATIVE TEAM:   

Michael Sarrao (Creator/Writer)  

Matthew Leporacci (Artist)  

Abraham Hunter (Letterer / Designer / Video Editor)

Giuseppe Pica (Inker / Colorist)  

Tom Parrish (Inker)

Stan Chou (Inker)

Dody Eka (Guest Cover Artist)  

Yuan Cakra (Cover Colorist)

All funds will go towards fulfilling the rewards, paying for production costs involving the completion of the book, as well as having SID Volume One and the SID Volume One Kickstarter Editions printed.    Any funds we raised beyond our goal will go towards our stretch goals and possible future SID volumes.  

Risks and challenges

The RISKS remain high as SID strives to exist outside the conventional market! After the awesome successes of my 2012 and 2014 Kickstarters for Unmasked Volume 1 and Unmasked Signal, SID will allow me to expand in the scifi action genre. The challenge is to not only get the 100 page SID Volume 1 exclusive book to all of our backers but it also entails getting the book in print for upcoming comic cons such as New York Comic Con 2015!

Having ran a successful Kickstarter I understand the risks of failure and the challenges of fulfilling rewards. But I overcame them thoroughly twice and I gained valuable experience in knowing what works and what doesn't.

The most important thing is that the book is actually FINISHED! A key ingredient to a successful kickstarter is to have a finished book when the project ends! If any delays were to arrive in post production with rewards, backers would be notified immediately...but all production members know what incentives they need to work on or make available way ahead of time!

With my flourishing fan base, I'm confident we can meet our goal of $6000 and far surpass it! Myself and my creative team embrace the idea of "Indie as Indie Gets" and we are dedicated to getting SID in print! This is the true spirit and fun of Kickstarter and I'm excited to get all of our hard work out to those that have faith in us!

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    Digital copy of SID Volume 1

    Receive a pdf/.cbz of the SID Volume 1 Kickstarter Edition. Includes your name on the SID Kickstarter Backer’s page in the book.

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    SID VOLUME 1 IN PRINT!

    SID VOLUME 1 IN PRINT! Receive a printed copy of the SID Volume 1 Kickstarter Edition. Receive a pdf/.cbz of the Kickstarter Edition as well as have your name on the SID Kickstarter Backer’s page in the book.

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    SIGNED SID VOLUME 1 IN PRINT

    SID VOLUME 1 IN PRINT AND SIGNED by CREATOR MICHAEL SARRAO and ARTIST MATT LEPORACCI! Receive a printed and signed copy of the SID Volume 1 Kickstarter Edition. Receive a pdf/.cbz of the Kickstarter Edition as well as have your name on the SID Kickstarter Backer’s page in the book.

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    BOOKMARK AND 4x6 PRINT

    SIGNED BOOKMARK and SIGNED 4x6 PRINT! Bookmark and print signed by Michael Sarrao and Matt Leporacci. Additional items in this tier include a printed and signed copy of the SID Volume 1 Kickstarter Edition (signed by Michael Sarrao and Matt Leporacci) as well as a pdf/.cbz of the Kickstarter Edition as well as have your name on the SID Kickstarter Backer’s page in the book.

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    4 BOOK COMBO DEAL!

    Receive the Unmasked Signal One Shot, Armada X #1 and Monster SMASH #1 along with SID Volume 1. You will also get a pdf/.cbz of the SID Kickstarter Edition as well as have your name on the SID Kickstarter Backer’s page in the book.

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    11x17 POSTER

    11x17 POSTER SIGNED BY MICHAEL SARRAO and MATT LEPORACCI! Additional items in this tier include a printed and signed copy of the SID Volume 1 Kickstarter Edition (signed by Michael Sarrao and Matt Leporacci); a signed 4x6 PRINT; a signed SID bookmark. Also includes a pdf/.cbz of the Kickstarter Edition as well as have your name on the SID Kickstarter Backer’s page in the book.

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    Your Name & Choice of Tech Read by SID!

    On this drawn page, SID will MENTION your name and SHARE your thoughts on advanced tech you wish we had. These panels will be drawn by artist, Matt Leporacci. Provide us with your name and the tech you wish to share so our Letterer to add to the page. Additional items in this tier include a printed and signed copy of the SID Volume 1 Kickstarter Edition (signed by Michael Sarrao and Matt Leporacci); a signed 4x6 PRINT; a signed SID bookmark. Also includes a pdf/.cbz of the Kickstarter Edition as well as have your name on the SID Kickstarter Backer’s page in the book.

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    SID / CHRISTOFF DECISION 2016 BUTTONS

    SID VOLUME 1 SID / CHRISTOFF DECISION 2016 BUTTON! Additional items in this tier include a printed and signed copy of the SID Volume 1 Kickstarter Edition (signed by Michael Sarrao and Matt Leporacci); signed SID bookmark, 4x6 print and 11x17 poster by Michael Sarrao and Matt Leporacci. Includes a pdf/.cbz of the Kickstarter Edition as well as have your name on the SID Kickstarter Backer’s page in the book.

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    SELFIES WITH SID!

    SELFIES WITH SID! Be drawn in a pose of your choosing with SID (as long as it’s appropriate). Art will be provided by guest artist Dody Eka. Art will be half page. Additional items in this tier include a printed and signed copy of the SID Volume 1 Kickstarter Edition (signed by Michael Sarrao and Matt Leporacci); signed SID bookmark, 4x6 print and 11x17 poster by Michael Sarrao and Matt Leporacci. Includes a pdf/.cbz of the Kickstarter Edition as well as have your name on the SID Kickstarter Backer’s page in the book.

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    SID T-SHIRT!!

    SID VOLUME 1 T-SHIRT! Additional items in this tier includes: a printed and signed copy of the SID Volume 1 Kickstarter Edition, signed by Michael Sarrao and Matt Leporacci; SID/Christoff buttons; signed SID bookmark, 4x6 Print and 11x17 poster by Michael Sarrao and Matt Leporacci. Also includes a pdf/.cbz of the Kickstarter Edition as well as have your name on the SID Kickstarter Backer’s page in the book.

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    BE DRAWN INTO OUR INTERVIEW PAGE!!

    DRAWN INTO THE BOOK! Be drawn into our special interview page: your choice of answering either question: 1) What kind of super advanced technology do you want us to have right now? 2) Do you believe SID should be withholding technology from humanity? Art will be provided by guest artist Dody Eka.

    Additional items in this tier include a printed and signed copy of the SID Volume 1 Kickstarter Edition (signed by Michael Sarrao and Matt Leporacci); SID/Christoff buttons, signed SID bookmark, 4x6 Print and 11x17 poster by artist Matt Leporacci. Includes a pdf/.cbz of the Kickstarter Edition as well as have your name on the SID Kickstarter Backer’s page in the book.

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    BE DRAWN INTO OUR INTERVIEW PAGE!!

    DRAWN INTO THE BOOK! Be drawn into our special interview page: your choice of answering either question: 1) What kind of super advanced technology do you want us to have right now? 2) Do you believe SID should be withholding technology from humanity? Art will be provided by guest artist Dody Eka.

    Additional items in this tier include a printed and signed copy of the SID Volume 1 Kickstarter Edition (signed by Michael Sarrao and Matt Leporacci); Unmasked Signal, Armada X #1, Monster SMASH #1, SID/Christoff buttons, signed SID bookmark, 4x6 Print and 11x17 poster by artist Matt Leporacci. Includes a pdf/.cbz of the Kickstarter Edition as well as have your name on the SID Kickstarter Backer’s page in the book.

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    SELFIES WITH SID

    SELFIES WITH SID! Be drawn in a pose of your choosing with SID (as long as it’s appropriate). Art will be provided by guest artist Dody Eka. Additional items in this tier include a printed and signed copy of the SID Volume 1 Kickstarter Edition (signed by Sarrao/Leporacci); SID / Christoff Buttons, signed SID bookmark, 4x6 Print, 11x17 poster by Sarrao / Leporacci, Includes a pdf/.cbz of the Kickstarter Edition as well as have your name on the SID Kickstarter Backer’s page in the book.

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    ORIGINAL PIN UP BY JOHN BROGLIA

    GET THE EXCLUSIVE JOHN BROGLIA PIN UP! This tier includes a printed and signed copy of the SID Volume 1 Kickstarter Edition by Sarrao/Leporacci; SID/Christoff buttons; signed SID bookmark, 4x6 Print, 11x17 poster by Sarrao/Leporacci, Selfies with SID, Drawn into our Interview Page and the special Kickstarter T-Shirt!. Also includes a pdf/.cbz of the Kickstarter Edition as well as have your name on the SID Kickstarter Backer’s page in the book.

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    EXCLUSIVE 8x10 SID SKETCH!

    EXCLUSIVE 8x10 SKETCH BY MATT LEPORACCI! This tier also includes a printed and signed copy of the SID Volume 1 Kickstarter Edition by Sarrao/Leporacci; SID/Christoff button; signed SID bookmark, 4x6 Print, 11x17 poster by Sarrao/Leporacci, Selfies with SID, Drawn into our Interview Page, and the special Kickstarter T-Shirt!. Also includes a pdf/.cbz of the Kickstarter Edition as well as have your name on the SID Kickstarter Backer’s page in the book.

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    ORIGINAL PAGE BY MATT LEPORACCI

    ORIGINAL ART BY MATT LEPORACCI! Your choice of penciled page from the original art tier, signed by Matt Leporacci. Additional items in this tier includes: a printed and signed copy of the SID Volume 1 Kickstarter Edition by Sarrao/Leporacci; SID/Christoff buttons; signed SID bookmark, 4x6 Print, 11x17 poster by Sarrao / Leporacci. Also includes a pdf/.cbz of the Kickstarter Edition as well as have your name on the SID Kickstarter Backer’s page in the book.

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    ULTIMATE SID REWARD!!

    ULTIMATE SID REWARD! All four original SID covers by Matt Leporacci. This tier also includes a printed and signed copy of the SID Volume 1 Kickstarter Edition by Sarrao / Leporacci; SID/Christoff buttons; signed SID bookmark, 4x6 Print, 11x17 poster signed by Sarrao / Leporacci, Selfies with SID, Drawn into our Interview Page, 8x10 Sketch by Matt Leporacci, Original Penciled Page by Matt Leporacci and the special Kickstarter T-Shirt!. Also includes a pdf/.cbz of the Kickstarter Edition as well as have your name on the SID Kickstarter Backer’s page in the book.

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