RAVEN NEVERMORE is a 9-part limited comic series set in a bleak and dreary supernatural horror-fantasy setting that tells the origin story of the elite lawman, Corvan Moore, as he faces off against criminals, shifters, fiends, and spirits.
This Kickstarter is for RAVEN NEVERMORE, CHAPTER 1: “DAYS OF YORE”, a 30-page comic that follows Corvan Moore on the case to bring down the Mortoni Family dreamdust drug operation. What he discovers along the way is that a much deadlier enemy has been awakened within him... and it wants to be free.
As Stretch Goals unlock, purchasing subsequent issues will be made available as new Campaign Tiers. Hopefully this provides a unique way to crowdfund, and receive, future issues sooner! Please share this Campaign with friends and on social media! Let's get more issues printed/shipped sooner than later!
Here are the print details for the book:
- Number of Pages: 32 pp text + 2 pp cover
- Finished Size: 6.625”w X 10.25”h
- Text Stock: Digitally printed 4/4 on 70lb uncoated white offset text
- Cover Stock: Digitally printed 4/0 on 12pt cardstock
- Cover Finishing: Gloss Lamination
The team behind this series:
- Writing: Nuno XEI
- Artwork: Emmanuel Xerx Javier
- Colours: Axel Rator and Hector Rubilar Lara
- Letters: Ed Brisson and Chris Crank
Covers: Samuel Casal
NOTE: This series is intended for Mature Audiences. It contains violence, profanity, nudity, sexual themes and other content suitable only for mature (18+) readers.
Hi, my name is Nuno XEI (pronounced "Shay"). The production of the entire RAVEN NEVERMORE series is complete: The nine issues were released digitally in 2014 - 2015.
What started as a plan to write, and produce, a standard 22-page, six-issue series, totaling 132 pages in 2009, turned into a sprawling 9-issue series, 30 pages each (32 for issue 9), totaling 272 sequential art pages—more than double the original goal!
Alas, the funds ran out and I had to return to the standard "9-to-5 job" to recoup and re-stabilize my life. I don't regret a second of the disruptive, imagination-drenched life-bomb tied to the production of this comic series, not to mention the plethora of other tales that developed in parallel due to worldbuilding the "BREACHSPACE Setting" (the fictional setting in which this story takes place).
The deeper I got into the process of writing the story, the more the fictional setting of BREACHSPACE started to evolve in my thoughts. I envisioned a world that could be the foundation for other stories. I explored these other ideas until 2014 with collaborators in other, shorter comics; in collections of fiction; in single-page comic strips for local, monthly periodicals; and so forth. It goes without saying that this ended up taking on a life of its own!
Now, after a two-year hiatus from both RAVEN NEVERMORE and BREACHSPACE, I'm eager to reach the next milestone in this comic-creating journey!
Risks and challenges
One way that I mitigated the risk and challenge was to ensure the entire production of this limited comic series was complete. Production on all nine issues (272 pages and nine covers) that make up this sprawling tale are completely done and ready for print.
I have now found, and partnered with, a local printer who is located just over an hour away from me. This will significantly reduce production and distribution times.
I will frequently update backers on the campaign status and hope to be as transparent as possible about the experience. If you have any questions or concerns along the way, I will do my best to address them.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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