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Nick KienzleBy Nick Kienzle
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Nick KienzleBy Nick Kienzle
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$1,277
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Funding Unsuccessful
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About

My name is Nick Kienzle and for most of my life I have been drawing cartoons of some kind. From postage-sized monsters as a kid to storyboards for animation and illustration commissions, I've always had a desire to create mysterious worlds through visual stories. My wife (who is also an illustrator) and I renovated a van into a mobile studio in 2016 and traveled the United States, eventually settling in lovely Asheville, North Carolina. 

That trip, which took us from Disney World in Florida to the Charles Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, California, was a wake-up call for me artistically and I decided that I would start and finish a graphic novel this summer.

The Story & The Format  

Skull Behind The Sky is a 153-page, wordless graphic novel told entirely through found footage on a lost girl's phone. It's a mysterious story with secret government experiments, special abilities and lots of rain. The whole comic is formatted like it's being filmed on a smartphone, creating an interesting creative limitation as I could only do shots or scenes that would make sense with it being filmed on a phone. There are a lot of graphic novels out there and I wanted to experiment with something a little different.

 

 

 Why Kickstarter?

Skull Behind The Sky is my first finished, full-length graphic novel. I wanted to present it to the Kickstarter world complete and finished rather than try to get funding for something too early in the process.

The reason I'm turning to Kickstarter is for help in funding the printing cost of the publishing process. Since the book is already completed, I will be able to put a print order in as soon as my goal is met.

The Extra Rewards

Besides the softcover, perfect-bound book itself, I've created some fun extras you can nab depending on the bundle o' goodness you decide to go with.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Reward Breakdown

 

Note: All artwork is not final and is subject to change.

Risks and challenges

The book is completely finished, so the risks or challenges for this project are fairly minimal.

The only challenges involved would be potential delays in production on the printing company's end for the book or production of the stickers and pin.

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    The High Five

    A sincere thank you. From the heart.

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    The Basics

    Includes:
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    The Bundle

    Includes:
    • Softcover, signed copy of Skull Behind The Sky
    • 3x3’’ Kiss-Cut Sticker Set
    • Hard enamel 1.5'' pin
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    The Exclusive

    EXCLUSIVE: In addition to signing your book, Nick will draw an original sketch inside! Each sketch will be unique and original.

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    • 3x3’’ Kiss-Cut Sticker Set
    • Softcover, signed copy of Skull Behind The Sky
    • Hard enamel 1.5'' pin
    • Kickstarter-exclusive 6x3’’ kiss-cut sticker
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    The Inked

    PRINT SET: Get 2 Kickstarter-exclusive A4-sized art prints professionally printed with archives inks.

    Includes:
    • 3x3’’ Kiss-Cut Sticker Set
    • Hard enamel 1.5'' pin
    • Kickstarter-exclusive 6x3’’ kiss-cut sticker
    • Softcover, signed copy of Skull Behind The Sky
    • Kickstarter-exclusive 5x7'' mystery art print
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    The Original

    ORIGINAL COVER: Here's where it gets crazy cool. One copy of your 2 books will include a HAND-DRAWN, one-of-a-kind cover! The cover will be painted, then inked with an original design that continues across the front, spine and back.

    Includes:
    • Softcover, signed copy of Skull Behind The Sky
    • 3x3’’ Kiss-Cut Sticker Set
    • Kickstarter-exclusive 6x3’’ kiss-cut sticker
    • Hard enamel 1.5'' pin
    • Original sketch inside of book
    • ORIGINAL COVER: Hand-drawn, wrap-around original cover
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