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About this project

Ambrosia is a comic book about a food smuggler in a future where food is illegal. It follows Oliver Benjamin, a grub runner -- think something along the lines of Robin Hood or Zorro but... in space! 

Introduction to Ambrosia . . . . the first glimpse we released of the project.

Ambrosia Updates . . . . some good ol'fashioned worldbuilding.

Image Gallery . . . . a few of our favorite things.

Nutrition is a medical process in Oliver's world. Instead of eating food, people ingest a metabolic supplement -- called Ambrosia -- through a variety of processes; the most common way is to inject it. 

The Ministry of Sustainability regulates every aspect of commerce under the pretense of preventing scarcity; they define what is or is not fit for consumption. Food, as we know it today, has been outlawed for generations in Ambrosia. The Ministry's constables enforce these mandates with extreme prejudice. 

Though prohibition has proven to be quite effective, there still remains a "foodie underground" where culinary practices are observed with incredible secrecy. Our story begins at the onset of this movement's resurgence.

Issue #1 follows Oli as he is pursued by the authorities, sending him on a blistering chase throughout the orbital city of Olympus. Ambrosia, as a series, chronicles the insurgency that boils over as Oliver's exploits awaken a subdued populace.

A collaboration between lifelong friends, co-creators Noah Graham and Rem Fields, Ambrosia's first volume will be told over six installments. This Kickstarter is for the first issue. Enjoy a preview of pages 4 through 7 of what will be a 28-page comic book shipping summer 2016.

Ambrosia #1, Page 4
Ambrosia #1, Page 4
Ambrosia #1, Page 5
Ambrosia #1, Page 5
Ambrosia #1, Page 6
Ambrosia #1, Page 6
Ambrosia #1, Page 7
Ambrosia #1, Page 7

A special thanks to Ryan Cairns for the pinup illustration and to Animalman for our video's soundtrack. 

Ambrosia #1 won't see print without others joining its cause. Over the next 30 days, every step this project takes is the result of a group effort. All good collaborations are mutually beneficial, of course, and it is with this in mind that we are pleased to offer the following rewards. 

**NOTE: US shipping is included in all prices. International shipping requires a surcharge.

INFOMANIAC . . . . $5

Ambrosia #1 (digital download)

All digital downloads come with an exclusive preview of behind-the-scenes content that is not featured in printed copies.
All digital downloads come with an exclusive preview of behind-the-scenes content that is not featured in printed copies.

ANALOG FLOPPY . . . . $10

Ambrosia #1 (printed copy)

Ambrosia #1 contains 28 pages of story.
Ambrosia #1 contains 28 pages of story.

DIGITAL UPGRADE . . . . $15

Ambrosia #1 (printed + digital) 

WANTED POSTER . . . . $25

Ambrosia #1 (printed + digital) and ONE 11x17 poster print*

This tier comes with the choice of ONE print.
This tier comes with the choice of ONE print.

*Noah Graham illustrated the front cover, and Ryan Cairns is featured on the back. 

GRUB RUNNER . . . . $35

Ambrosia #1 (digital + physical) and BOTH 11x17 prints 

How do you find Will Smith in the snow? Follow the fresh prints.
How do you find Will Smith in the snow? Follow the fresh prints.

CLAD . . . . $50 

Ambrosia #1 (digital + physical), BOTH 11x17 prints, and a SHIRT!

Shirt intended for recreational use only. (May or may not be Hanes.)
Shirt intended for recreational use only. (May or may not be Hanes.)

Final shirt design may vary. Sizing will be asked for in a survey after the campaign. 

SKETCHY CHARACTER . . . . $70

Ambrosia #1 (digital + physical), BOTH 11x17 prints, a SHIRT!, and a random sketch card (2.5x3.5) pulled from a theme of your choosing.*

You choose a theme, probability picks the character.
You choose a theme, probability picks the character.

*We have 90 cards to give out. They are organized into 10 categories, ranging from literary heroes to silver-screen slashers. A survey will ask you to pick your 3 favorite and 3 least favorite (of those 10) and a random number generator will do the rest! Click here to see all 10 card themes

As a nod to you for reading all this, feel free to call dibs on a card CATEGORY now, by going to the link above and sending me a message with your choice. After 9 people are assigned to one group of cards, it is full. Backers and card characters within a single theme will be randomly paired. 

DATA MINER . . . . $100

Ambrosia #1 (digital + physical), BOTH 11x17 prints, a SHIRT!, and access to our complete production log, updated monthly. 

Watch Ambrosia go from script to panel, from ink to color to lettered page. Updates will continue past issue one! 

CYBER CHEF . . . . $150

Ambrosia #1 (digital + physical), BOTH 11x17 prints, a SHIRT!, and a Limited Edition Sketch Plate, drawn by Noah Graham, of a subject of your choosing. 

As a cover plate, the sketch can be stored attached to your copy of Ambrosia #1 or displayed separately.
As a cover plate, the sketch can be stored attached to your copy of Ambrosia #1 or displayed separately.

WORDMONGER . . . . $200

Ambrosia #1 (digital + physical), BOTH 11x17 prints, a SHIRT!, access to our complete production log, updated monthly, AND an editing consultation.

I can consult in any capacity for a piece of writing up to ~2,500 words. Scripts, poems, prose stories, crossword puzzles, you write it -- I read it. From there I can provide feedback catering to individual preferences, ranging from a complete edit (where I mark up your document) to constructive criticism regarding potential issues with grammar and syntax, plot logic, or any other stylistic concern. 

CUSTODIAN . . . . $250 

Ambrosia #1 (digital + physical), BOTH 11x17 prints, a SHIRT!, AND an original page of art from the issue. 

Panels are penciled and inked by Noah Graham on 11x17 Bristol Board
Panels are penciled and inked by Noah Graham on 11x17 Bristol Board

DOUBLE DUTY . . . . $350

Ambrosia #1 (digital + physical), BOTH 11x17 prints, a SHIRT!, AND an original two-page spread from the issue.

Panels are penciled and inked by Noah Graham on 22x17 Bristol Board
Panels are penciled and inked by Noah Graham on 22x17 Bristol Board

CONFISCATED . . . . $400

Ambrosia #1 (digital + physical), BOTH 11x17 prints, a SHIRT!, AND the original cover painting (12x18 image painted with acrylics)

Only one to be had. Nab it before it gets nabbed!
Only one to be had. Nab it before it gets nabbed!

COPPER TOP . . . . $500

Ambrosia #1 (digital + physical), BOTH 11x17 prints, a SHIRT!, a limited edition sketch plate (see CYBER CHEF reward description), PLUS:

  • Access to all future issues 
  • Executive Producer credit 
  • A pizza voucher

As long as we keep releasing issues of Ambrosia you keep getting them. In acknowledgement of your generosity back when the comic was first getting off the ground, you will be credited as an Executive Producer throughout the series. (NOTE: the credit is optional but it MUST be verified as your real name. Sorry, Ben Dover!)

Last but far from least you will be sent a voucher, redeemable at any pizza franchise that delivers to your area (and takes online orders). You let us know what kind of pie, where it's headed, and when it needs to be there, and then we send a grub runner to make it happen. 

**NOTE: US shipping is included in all prices. International shipping requires a surcharge.

We have 13 pages ready for print, and have 15 pages remaining. The following budget was developed to ensure the campaign for Ambrosia #1 secures its print run and final production costs. (Speaking of pies...)

  • Printing . . . . Offset printing, 32-page book
  • Colors . . . . Compensation for Fahriza's coloring.
  • Art . . . . Supplemental compensation for Noah's line art.
  • Rewards . . . . Production cost for shirts, prints, etc.
  • Letters . . . . Compensation for Mike's lettering.
  • Fees . . . . Kickstarter's cut.

Thank you for checking out our project. If Ambrosia sounds like a series you'd be interested in following, please consider one of our many pledge tiers. Show further support by sharing a link to this page -- we would very much appreciate the signal boost. 

Noah and I have been friends since preschool. Working together, over two decades later, it is a milestone that would most definitely make our younger selves proud. We've come a long way since duking it out in the plastic arenas of our action-figure fight club.

There is a lot of story left to tell. Stay hungry!

Risks and challenges

The script for the entire issue is written. Art production for AMBROSIA #1 is still underway, with 13 pages already completed. The only obstacle we could potentially encounter after funding our project would be a delay in the issue's release.

With 15 pages left, shipping the comic this summer should give our team plenty of time. We expect to mail issues out by August, though we will not sacrifice the quality of the book to meet a self-imposed deadline. If it comes to it we will push back into September.

Backers will be kept in the loop via project updates. Detailed accounts of our current progress will be shared with backers who opt for the DATA MINER pledge, which provides access to an ongoing production log that will continue past issue #1!

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    Access to all future issues, Executive Producer credit, and a pizza voucher.
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