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The Low City - A Fantasy, Buddy Cop Graphic Novel

Free Issue #1 available now! The Low City comic follows a detective and her naive intern investigating a new narcotic in their city.

The Low City - A Fantasy, Buddy Cop Graphic Novel

Free Issue #1 available now! The Low City comic follows a detective and her naive intern investigating a new narcotic in their city.

$6,304
pledged of $32,000pledged of $32,000 goal
149
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, February 22 2019 4:59 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated February 22, 2019

About

The Low City is a fantasy, buddy cop, action-adventure that follows D.C., a veteran of the Patrol, and Kail, her naive intern, as they investigate the source of a mysterious new narcotic appearing in their city.

If you haven’t read it already, the pilot issue of the graphic novel is live here! Click the link or go to www.lowcitycomic.com to check it out.

The Low City is written by Walter 'Neal' Nealing and illustrated by Ariana Orner. After producing the pilot issue of the comic, we’re launching this Kickstarter to finish the rest of story for The Low City. The full graphic novel will be 100 pages; we have 30 completed (check it out now if you haven’t yet!) and another 70 pages will complete the story.

Our pilot issue follows D.C. and Kail on a routine patrol through the Docks, when they notice a suspect negotiating a deal in the back alleys. Giving up their position, Kail gives chase and the pursuit begins!

D.C. being a badass
D.C. being a badass

Through the rest of the pilot issue, D.C. guides Kail through the beginnings of an investigation into the mysterious crystal Kail recovered during the chase. They head into the Fortune Roads, home to many criminal denizens and dangerous casters, to find the person who can help them learn more about the crystal and what dangers it may hold...

Kail, basically just happy to be included
Kail, basically just happy to be included

The rest of the graphic novel picks up right from where our pilot issue leaves off, following D.C. and Kail as they try to keep each other safe while searching for answers in the Fortune Roads. 


Rewards

We have several reward tiers, with 1 as an Earlybird option—only available for the first 24 hours of the Kickstarter! As the campaign continues, we will add new reward tiers to respond to your requests and other opportunities. If you have backed a digital reward tier at or above the level of the new reward, then the new reward will automatically be added to your reward package if we successfully fund the project.

Unfortunately, we're not able to offer a full printed version of the completed graphic novel as a part of this campaign, only a digital version (printing is crazy expensive). For now, we're asking for help to pay the creators, bring on more support, and cover expenses in support of the work. For our backers that prefer physical rewards, we do have printed editions of the pilot issue for several reward tiers.

Please note, the “Estimated delivery” listed in each reward tier to the right speaks to the unique rewards of that tier. The full graphic novel is slated to be completed and shared March 2020, with specifics about timing for each reward listed below.

At the $5 reward tier, we'll send you a digital PDF of the pilot issue and give you a shout out on social media with our heartfelt (and gif-animated) thanks. 

We'll post your shout out during the campaign, and the PDF of the pilot issue will be sent to you shortly following the end of the Kickstarter (March 2019).

At the $10 reward tier, we'll send you a digital copy of the completed, 100-page graphic novel, plus all rewards from the lower reward tiers.

We'll post your shout out during the campaign, and the PDF of the pilot issue will be sent to you shortly following the end of the Kickstarter (March 2019). The fully completed graphic novel will be sent to you in a digital format in March 2020.

At the $15 reward tier, your digital copy of the comic will include full-size (11"x17) versions of both the cover and variant cover art (from artist Kamille 'Kami' Areopagita).

We'll post your shout out during the campaign, and the PDF of the pilot issue and cover art will be sent to you shortly following the end of the Kickstarter (March 2019). The fully completed graphic novel will be sent to you in a digital format in March 2020.

At the $20 reward tier, we will add your name to the Special Thanks section of the completed graphic novel, plus all all rewards from the lower reward tiers.

We'll post your shout out during the campaign, and the PDF of the pilot issue will be sent to you shortly following the end of the Kickstarter (March 2019). The fully completed graphic novel, including your name in the Special Thanks, will be sent to you in a digital format in March 2020.

This reward tier is only available for the first 24 hours of the campaign! At the $25 reward tier, we will give you early access to issues in the graphic novel, plus all all rewards from the lower reward tiers. We expect the full graphic novel to be 4 issues of 20-30 pages each, and we'll send you early access as each issue is completed.

We'll post your shout out during the campaign, and the PDF of the pilot issue will be sent to you shortly following the end of the Kickstarter (March 2019). The fully completed graphic novel, including your name in the Special Thanks, will be sent to you in a digital format in March 2020. We will start sending early access to issues in January of 2020.

At the $30 reward tier, we will give you early access to issues in the graphic novel, plus all all rewards from the lower reward tiers. We expect the full graphic novel to be 4 issues of 20-30 pages each, and we'll send you early access as each issue is completed.

We'll post your shout out during the campaign, and the PDF of the pilot issue will be sent to you shortly following the end of the Kickstarter (March 2019). The fully completed graphic novel, including your name in the Special Thanks, will be sent to you in a digital format in March 2020. We will start sending early access to issues in January of 2020.

Only 300 available! At the $50 reward tier, we will send you a printed edition of the pilot issue, plus a digital copy of completed graphic novel and social media shout out.

We'll post your shout out during the campaign, and the fully completed graphic novel will be sent to you in a digital format in March 2020. The printing of the pilot issue will start once we complete this Kickstarter, and we will send you yours in June 2019.

Only 75 available! At the $75 reward tier, we will send you a printed and signed (by both author and artist) edition of the pilot issue, plus a digital copy of completed graphic novel and social media shout out.

We'll post your shout out during the campaign, and the fully completed graphic novel will be sent to you in a digital format in March 2020. The printing of the pilot issue will start once we complete this Kickstarter, and we will send you your signed copy in June 2019.

Only 25 available! At the $100 reward tier, we will send you a printed and signed (by both author and artist) edition of the pilot issue, plus a digital copy of completed graphic novel and social media shout out. We will also send you a handwritten note to thank you for your contribution to The Low City.

We'll post your shout out during the campaign, and the fully completed graphic novel will be sent to you in a digital format in March 2020. The printing of the pilot issue will start once we complete this Kickstarter, and we will send you your signed copy along with your handwritten thank you note in June 2019.

Only 25 available! At the $110 reward tier, we will send you a printed and signed (by both author and artist) edition of the pilot issue, plus a digital copy of completed graphic novel and social media shout out. We will also send you a handwritten note to thank you for your contribution to The Low City. Except we will be drunk when we send you the note. En vino veritas, my friends.

We'll post your shout out during the campaign, and the fully completed graphic novel will be sent to you in a digital format in March 2020. The printing of the pilot issue will start once we complete this Kickstarter, and we will send you your signed copy along with your drunkenly handwritten thank you note in June 2019.

Only 10 available! At the $250 reward tier, we will send you a printed and signed (by both author and artist) edition of the pilot issue, plus a digital copy of completed graphic novel and social media shout out. In addition, we will add your likeness as a character in at least one panel of the completed graphic novel.

We'll post your shout out during the campaign, and the fully completed graphic novel, including a character with your likeness, will be sent to you in a digital format in March 2020. The printing of the pilot issue will start once we complete this Kickstarter, and we will send you your signed copy in June 2019.

Only 10 available! At the $500 reward tier, we will send you a printed and signed (by both author and artist) edition of the pilot issue, plus a digital copy of completed graphic novel and social media shout out. We will also send you a full size, signed print of any page of your choice from the pilot issue (with or without lettering, your choice).

We'll post your shout out during the campaign, and the fully completed graphic novel will be sent to you in a digital format in March 2020. The printing of the pilot issue will start once we complete this Kickstarter, and we will send you your signed copy along with the signed print of your choice in June 2019.

Also, if you back this tier, just ... wow. Thank you so much; I can't even express how much we're grateful.

Kickstarter Thank Yous

Brian Lee, for an incredible video

Estlin Haiss, for helping us with the footage

Union Member House, for all their support

Ari, for making the incredible art that brought this project to life

Risks and challenges

Our goal in producing the pilot issue of The Low City has been to drastically reduce the risks associated with our Kickstarter. We’ve solidified our workflows and established a great working relationship as a part of our collaboration so far to ensure that our work on the remainder of the graphic novel goes smoothly.

The only challenge remaining is to put in the work once we’re funded. We are both professionals used to deadlines and budgets, so barring personal injury, illness, or the end of the world, we’ll be keeping on task to bring you the full graphic novel of The Low City.

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