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Choose The Bill Sienkiewicz OGN TPB Cover in a Redemptive Baseball Story where The Middle East Meets Western Americana.

 
YOU CHOOSE THE COVER…

This campaign we want you to be a part of the process of choosing the EXCLUSIVE cover for THE ROCKTHROWER Original Graphic Novel or OGN. The wonderful BILL SIENKIEWICZ will be doing THREE rough designs for different cover layouts for you, our backers to VOTE on. Not only that, this will be a PAINTED cover, which is always a treat coming from BILL SIENKIEWICZ. Above are the three cover roughs and as we wrap up everyone who PLEDGES a certain amount will have a chance to VOTE for their favorite cover. This could be your first (or second) chance to be a Comic Book Producer. 

WHAT IS OUR STORY ABOUT...  

THE ROCKTHROWER By Karl Bollers, Dave Ross, and Gene DeCicco

THE ROCKTHROWER – You are David Willis, a down and out baseball scout. Once you were a Major League pitcher, loved by everyone; now ignored and on your last leg of a career. But when you see footage of a Palestinian/Israeli conflict, it transfixes you on a new potential pitching discovery — a Palestinian teen throwing rocks with the speed and accuracy that defies even the best pitchers on most Major League Baseball teams. On a wild hunch, a wing and a prayer, you decide to travel into unforeseen territory to make this kid a star and redeem yourself in the eyes of your peers. But will your own heritage of being Jewish and your dark past as a disgraced baseball player put this endeavor towards a path of failure before its even had a chance to succeed?


WHAT WE ARE TRYING TO DO...

Because of the strong reception of our first Kickstarter WATSON AND HOLMES, we at New Paradigm Studios decided to continue launching our books on Kickstarter to promote the outreach of our diverse titles before they hit store shelves. With ROCKTHROWER we want to raise funds for an OGN or original graphic novel. Not just any graphic novel but a really BEAUTIFUL/HIGH QUALITY trade that will look gorgeous on your shelf. With your support we hope to make our first OGN a top seller that will make all and any fans happy.

Right now the book is already 65% done, and we hope the funds and outreach of this campaign will knock this book out of the park for a home run completion.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

UNTIL OCT 23 2013, we have included the first chapter of  The Rockthrower to read!

 
 
 
 
 
 

 EXAMPLES OF DIGITALLY PAINTED CHARACTERS BY Brandon Perlow

Brandon Perlow Digital Character Piece of "Darth Floater"
Brandon Perlow Digital Character Piece of "Darth Floater"
Brandon Perlow digital character piece of "Toada"
Brandon Perlow digital character piece of "Toada"
Brandon Perlow digital painting of "Darth Mange"
Brandon Perlow digital painting of "Darth Mange"
Brandon Perlow digital painting of "FingFangFoom"
Brandon Perlow digital painting of "FingFangFoom"

 EXAMPLES OF GENE DECICCO COMMISSIONS

Gene Decicco character commission
Gene Decicco character commission
Gene Decicco character commission
Gene Decicco character commission

SUMMARY KEY POINTS…

  • The physical investment reward copies printed in this Kickstarter (BILL SIENKIEWICZ COVER) will only be printed for this campaign as a Kickstarter exclusive. NOWHERE ELSE. Plus all physical ROCKTHROWER copies will be signed by writer Karl Bollers. 
  • Not to mention we have a slew of other exciting investment returns that include being drawn in one of our premiere titles to original artwork done by Dave Ross and Gene DeCicco
  • ROCKTHROWER will be an OGN that once funded will be solicited to be sold in stores.

WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO…

Money earned will go to covering fees, production, postage, and printing of the exclusive Kickstarter OGN. Any leftover money will be used to fund more NPS stories  and extra reward incentives for you, our backers. The first goal of this campaign is to create a special product for our fans and if the demand is high enough the additional funds will then go into producing the rest of the book.

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

We expect very light risks and challenges as most of the work -- the real leg work -- has already been completed as more than 65% of the book is done. Ultimately the biggest challenge we foresee is executing the distribution of all investment rewards, but as always we will make it happen, we were actually on time with fulfillment with our last Kickstarter (go us!). We plan to keep you all aware with constant updates and availability to answer any and all questions.

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    a SPECIAL PDF of our premiere title ROCKTHROWER #1 and NO FRILLS. NOTE: Special PDF will include never-before-seen production art and script notes. Name printed in our contributor section in the trade of ROCKTHROWER (small black copy)

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    PRODUCER'S PACK PLUS- Everything from the PRODUCERS PACK, but you also a get a one-of-a-kind ROCKTHROWER T-SHIRT that is only available at conventions. Also VOTING privileges to choose the BILL SIENKIEWICZ KickStarter Exclusive Edition

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    SKETCH CARD PRODUCERS PACK- Everything from the PRODUCERS PACK PLUS, but you also get special ROCKTHROWER BASEBALL CARD with a drawing of YOU as a baseball team member. Art is done by ROCKTHROWER artist Gene DeCicco. Also VOTING privileges to choose the BILL SIENKIEWICZ KickStarter Exclusive Edition.

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    HARDCOVER COLOR PACKAGE Includes a Hardcover of "The Rockthrower" in COLOR, get a one-of-a-kind ROCKTHROWER T-SHIRT that is only available at conventions. Also VOTING privileges to choose the BILL SIENKIEWICZ KickStarter Exclusive Edition Includes DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION

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    CHARACTER COMMISSION PACK- Everything from the PRODUCERS PACK PLUS, but you also get a 8 x 10 pen and ink commission of 1 character by ROCKTHROWER artist Gene DeCicco. Also VOTING privileges to choose the BILL SIENKIEWICZ KickStarter Exclusive Edition.

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    SIGNED BASEBALL GIFT PACK- Get a SUPER LIMITED ROCKTHROWER baseball signed by the ENTIRE team with a sketch card by GENE DECICCO. This pack also includes everything from the PRODUCER PACK PLUS. VOTING privileges to choose the BILL SIENKIEWICZ KickStarter Exclusive Edition. Add 25 dollars for Color Hardcover Instead of softcover trade.

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    RETAILER PACKAGE- For Comic and Book stores ONLY! 10 copies of "THE ROCKTHROWER" Trade to sell at your store,and a one-of-a-kind ROCKTHROWER T-SHIRT - Also VOTING privileges to choose the BILL SIENKIEWICZ KickStarter Exclusive Edition.

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    GUEST APPEARANCE PACKAGE. With ROCKTHROWER currently in development, enjoy being drawn in a graphic novel as a fellow teammate, ball game goer, bat boy or girl, or sports announcer. TBD by artist. Includes 11" x 17" print signed by artist of your appearance. Also includes everything from the PRODUCER PACK - Also VOTING privileges to choose the BILL SIENKIEWICZ KickStarter Exclusive Edition.

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    SPORTS STAR APPEARANCE PACKAGE- With more ROCKTHROWER in development. This reward guarantees your LIKENESS in the series that interacts with our main cast. Not only that but you will appear at LEAST TWICE in one book with a speaking role. Anything is possible. TBD by artist. Includes the ORIGINAL CONCEPT ART OF YOUR LIKENESS and 11"x17" print of the page you appear in. Lastly includes everything for the PRODUCER PACK / VOTING privileges to choose the BILL SIENKIEWICZ KickStarter Exclusive Edition. 1x

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