The Rock Thrower - A Baseball Graphic Novel
Choose The Bill Sienkiewicz OGN TPB Cover in a Redemptive Baseball Story where The Middle East Meets Western Americana.
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.
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?
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
EXAMPLES OF GENE DECICCO COMMISSIONS
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.
Risks and challenges
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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