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Radio Silence is a coming-of-age drama comic about a British rock band's rise to fame, now in a full colour 200 page book!
Radio Silence is a coming-of-age drama comic about a British rock band's rise to fame, now in a full colour 200 page book!
163 backers pledged CA$ 9,961 to help bring this project to life.

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Radio Silence is an LGBTQ+ coming-of-age drama about a British rock band's rise to fame.

Hitting the road on a journey of self discovery and acceptance, this coming-of-age tale gives a backstage look at friendships and the plights of fame as experienced by a modern British rock band.

On the fast track toward fame, the five members of the fictional British rock band, Radio Silence, enter into an exciting new life on the road with their best friends. As they tour across the United Kingdom, they excitedly embrace this new lifestyle and all the resulting challenges, including living in close quarters with each other with little privacy, and the overwhelming reaction of the public to their new-found success.

Radio Silence Album 1: Dreams of Ana(crusis) is the official debut compilation print volume of the webcomic, previously only available online and in preview format in print for comic conventions. The book is 200 pages of full colour comics and illustrations, sized at 6x9 inches for a vibrant and handheld read with a soft matte cover. It will include a bonus section only available for the kickstarted print run that includes concept art and never-before-seen exclusive illustrations!

Radio Silence is the recipient of the 2016 and 2017 StART Faire Excellence in Drama awards, and 2017 Best in Drama award. You can read the comic online here, if all this wasn't enough to convince you yet!

 Radio Silence is a five piece rock band from London, England in the United Kingdom. They're at the start of their musical careers, so maybe you haven't heard of them yet...

A whirlwind of events leads up to the band embarking on Twisted Tour Europe, a traveling rock tour circling across Europe and ending back in their home of London, England. But things won't be as straightforward as just playing the shows, of course!

The official stops on Twisted Tour Europe
The official stops on Twisted Tour Europe

 The adventure has only just begun as Radio Silence makes a stop for their German show! Find out what happens in the comic!

 As you swim through the crowd, dodging elbows and avoiding a beer spill, the Radio Silence merchandise table catches your eye. Finally! The perfect way to show off your love for the band!

The available tiers
The available tiers

 Any good band knows that great merchandise is a key to successfully getting their name out there (and maybe a little pocket cash for a roadside diner stop, if they're lucky!). Beyond the digital and physical book, you can choose to receive:

Five prints (four 5x7 and one 3x7 inches) by guest artists!

See the section below to find out more about the artists!
See the section below to find out more about the artists!

One or all five tea themed acrylic charm keychains!

One or all five star shaped pinback buttons!

A soft plush mini pillow with a band member on it!

A tour t-shirt! Design not yet final!

A Radio Silence lanyard and VIP tour pass!

A large and vivid colour tote bag to carry all your goodies!

More comics! Volume 1 and Volume 2 of the anthology series "Where is Home?"

Click the links above to see the previous kickstarter campaigns
Click the links above to see the previous kickstarter campaigns

A cameo in the comic itself!

You, a consenting loved one, or an original character (modern world fitting) can feature in the comic itself! The speaking role cameo tier is very limited so act fast if you want to get a word in!

With the aid of a fulfillment company taking care of shipping, the budget has been balanced as follows. Due to my disability and ill health, I decided that this additional cost was worthwhile for everyone's benefit in order to get these books to you quickly and safely! So if the shipping costs seem a little higher than you might have expected, please keep this factor in mind as to the reason.

Should the campaign exceed my wildest expectations and surpass the goal, here are the potential stretch goals to bring you even more goodies with your extended support!

  • $10000 - New music! Fund the creation of new original songs for the next part of Radio Silence's continuing journey.
  • $12000 - A set of six vinyl stickers added to all physical rewards!
  • $14000 - Pinup calendar unlocked for purchase!
  • $16000 - Another guest art print added to relevant tiers!
  • $18000 - Enamel pin?!

I've commissioned some absolutely fantastic artists to illustrate art prints exclusively for this kickstarter campaign!

Max Sarin

Max Sarin, artist of the ongoing Eisner nominated comic Giant Days, can be found at www.maxsarin.com and twitter.com/max_sarin

Coralie Jubénot

Coralie Jubénot can be found at the following: twitter.com/Merwild | patreon.com/merwild | merwild.tumblr.com | instagram.com/merwildandco

Myisha Haynes

Myisha Haynes, creator of webcomic, The Substitutes, and "Firelily" in award-winning Elements Anthology, can be found at the following: myishahaynes.com | thesubstitutescomic.com

Gale Galligan

Gale Galligan, artist of Babysitter's Club #5 and #6, friend to bunnies and fan of cats who eat lasagna, can be found at: galesaur.com and twitter.com/robochai

Mildred Louis

The ever fantastic Mildred Louis, artist of the acclaimed comic Agents of the Realm, can be found at the following: twitter.com/Froregade | sapphireshardpress.com | artofmlouis.com

A great deal of work goes on behind the scenes to help bring this campaign to you in the first place! The following are just some of the people or companies to thank:

  • Video music licensed by PremiumBeat.com
  • Original musical compositions in the comic are by Robert Stefaniuk
  • Shipping fulfillment carried out by Interfulfillment
  • Font licensed from Myfonts.com
  • Book printing by Copywell Printing
  • Friends and family for their continued support, their second pair of eyes on my projects when I was in doubt, and their continued encouragement

Risks and challenges

I've run two successful comic anthology kickstarters as well as an enamel pin kickstarter. The book is ready, and most of the merch is ordered or in hand (the ones not dependent on certain variation orders, of course). The fulfillment company is prepared to take on the shipping, and my printing company is ready to send these books to print! All we need is your support to reach the funding :)

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    Pledge CA$ 10 or more About $7

    Liner Notes ♪

    Just want the guest art prints? I gotcha!

    Includes:
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    Digital Single ♪

    You'll receive a digital PDF copy of volume 1 of Radio Silence!

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    Debut Album ♩

    It's release day. People are queued up for the new Radio Silence album out the door. But you were smart - you preordered yours here on Kickstarter! The book is yours!

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    Debut Album ♩ CON PICKUP

    It's release day. People are queued up for the new Radio Silence album out the door. But you were smart - you preordered yours here on Kickstarter! The book is yours!

    ** FOR PICKUP AT MISSISSAUGA COMIC EXPO ON OCTOBER 20TH 2018 ONLY **

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    Debut Fan Club ♩

    Fan Club members receive five gorgeous prints by our guest artists along with their copy of the book!

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    • Radio Silence Volume 1 Book
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    Debut Bundle ♫

    This brilliant deal includes a randomly chosen acrylic keychain of a Radio Silence band member along with your book and prints!

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    • Radio Silence Digital PDF
    • Radio Silence Volume 1 Book
    • 5x7 Print
    • Charm Keychain
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    Debut Deluxe Package ♫

    Do you like choice? This tier is for you! Along with your book and prints, you get to decide which TWO acrylic keychains and which ONE star shaped pinback button you want. All band members available!

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    • Radio Silence Volume 1 Book
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    Debut Concert Memorabilia ♫

    Want to take Radio Silence with you on the road? This beautiful t-shirt lets the world know that you went on tour with Radio Silence! This shirt features front and back screenprinting at your requested size (please contact if you require larger than 2XL for additional expenses).

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    • Radio Silence Volume 1 Book
    • Tour T-Shirt
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    Debut Gold Package ♬

    This tier gives you ALL of the charms, prints, and buttons, as well as your very own mini pillow plush to keep your book company!

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    • Radio Silence Volume 1 Book
    • 5x7 Print
    • Charm Keychain
    • Star Shaped Pinback Button
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    Triple Debut Bundle ♬

    Want to see my previous work? The "Where is Home?" comic anthology series is included in addition to your copy of Radio Silence. Three books and so much more reading to enjoy!

    Includes:
    • Radio Silence Digital PDF
    • Radio Silence Volume 1 Book
    • Where is Home? Volume 1 Book
    • Where is Home? Volume 2 Book
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    Debut Platinum Package 𝄞

    This tier encompasses nearly all physical rewards made exclusively for this kickstarter!

    Includes:
    • Radio Silence Digital PDF
    • Radio Silence Volume 1 Book
    • 5x7 Print
    • Star Shaped Pinback Button
    • Charm Keychain
    • Mini Pillow Plush
    • Tour T-Shirt
    • Lanyard and VIP Tour Pass
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    VIP Package 𝄢

    This tier includes all physical rewards available in this kickstarter, including the "Where is Home?" anthology book series!

    Includes:
    • Radio Silence Digital PDF
    • Radio Silence Volume 1 Book
    • 5x7 Print
    • Charm Keychain
    • Star Shaped Pinback Button
    • Mini Pillow Plush
    • Tour T-Shirt
    • Lanyard and VIP Tour Pass
    • Tote bag
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    • Where is Home? Volume 2 Book
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    The Roadie Special 🎼

    You will receive all previous rewards, AND have yourself (or your original character, provided they fit into a modern world setting) cameo in the comic! The role will be limited but featured, most likely in close ups of a concert crowd or other similar situations as the story provides.

    Includes:
    • Radio Silence Digital PDF
    • Radio Silence Volume 1 Book
    • 5x7 Print
    • Charm Keychain
    • Star Shaped Pinback Button
    • Mini Pillow Plush
    • Tour T-Shirt
    • Lanyard and VIP Tour Pass
    • Tote bag
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    • Where is Home? Volume 2 Book
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    Meet and Greet 🥁

    You will receive all previous rewards, AND a personal commission from me! You will receive a print ready digital file of your commission of choice (personal portrait, a DnD character, etc. as long as you have permission to use that likeness or character) and a 5x7 printed copy along with your mailed package.

    Includes:
    • Radio Silence Digital PDF
    • Radio Silence Volume 1 Book
    • 5x7 Print
    • Charm Keychain
    • Star Shaped Pinback Button
    • Mini Pillow Plush
    • Tour T-Shirt
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    "I'm with the band." 🎸

    You will receive all previous rewards, plus a short *speaking role* cameo in the comic! The person or character selected must fit into the world so as to not disrupt continuity and canon (ie. no non human fantasy characters, but modern day AU is okay).

    Includes:
    • Radio Silence Digital PDF
    • Radio Silence Volume 1 Book
    • 5x7 Print
    • Charm Keychain
    • Star Shaped Pinback Button
    • Mini Pillow Plush
    • Tour T-Shirt
    • Lanyard and VIP Tour Pass
    • Tote bag
    • Where is Home? Volume 1 Book
    • Where is Home? Volume 2 Book
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