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 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!
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!
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!
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!
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 :)Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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