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In a town split by prejudice, two girls uncover a secret that undermines all they believe. What cost comes with assimilation?
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STRETCH GOAL #1

$5500 - Not only will everyone who has pledged for a physical reward receive a special kickstarter only print, but we'll also be upgrading the printed book! Print Ninja provided samples of various paper stocks and finishes, and in reaching this goal I can upgrade material and make these pages even more gorgeous than they already are!

THE STORY

ANTITHESIS follows the changing lives of two girls from very different parts of their home towns as they struggle to learn who they are and where they are from.  As the girls uncover their histories, they discover that their parents and their homes hold greater secrets than either could have imagined.

To embrace what they've uncovered means to war against one another, but to maintain peace they must fight against their birthrights and embrace their inhuman natures.

ANTITHESIS is an 88 page graphic novel divided into four distinct chapters. It will be released in full color with letters provided by Weston Design Studio. 

PREVIEW PAGES

A segregated town
A segregated town
Rachel's upbringing is filled with warmth
Rachel's upbringing is filled with warmth
Sam's upbringing is quite the opposite
Sam's upbringing is quite the opposite
Neither girl knows the truth
Neither girl knows the truth
But they will fight to understand who they are!
But they will fight to understand who they are!

THE CREATIVE TEAM

Erica J Heflin

Erica is a writer, editor, and animal lover. She is currently the ongoing writer for Zenescope's GFT Presents Wonderland and serves as EIC at volunteer-based GrayHaven Comics. She's previously published through Alterna, Arcana, Pilot Studios, and Inverse Press. She is known for favoring stories with weird twists that are anchored in characters emotional development. 

She continues to dedicate the rest of her time to her family and the animals in her care. She loves them all - furry or scaly - and thinks the animals are alright, too. 

Fabian Cobos

Fabian Cobos is an Illustrator and comic artist who lives in México, he owns three cats and a little doggy. He started doing comic color in 2011 as a color assistant in Graphikslava studio with the color Artist Jesus Aburto (known as Aburto), doing color backgrounds in some DC and Marvel comics, after that he started working on his own since early 2013 working in the independent comics in USA, since then he did colors and comic art for Alterna comics, Inverse Press, Arcana and Heavy Metal magazine, nowadays he does freelance Illustration for independent card games and book covers, he also draws a webcomic about cats (inspired on his own cats) that you can read for free here: http://cats-tale.tumblr.com/ you can see his work at: http://fabiancobos.com/

Zoar Huerta 

Born and raised at Veracruz, Mx. Wife, cat and dog mommy. Tea drinker, die hard sketcher, a sucker for Doctor Who, Star Wars and any kind of animation. She was drawn to arts since childbirth. Now she spends most of the time doing freelance illustrations with Fabián in their small studio. Zoey started working as pencil artist and colorist since 2011 for StoneArch, IDW and Heavy Metal, but right now she is often hired to do private commissions and works for some american indie publishers as penciler or colorist. Her last known work was the coloring for The Shepherd comic by film director Nathan Sage and Antithesis by Erica Heflin. Also the illustrations for the children ebook: What Not to Do at a Wedding by Maria T. Sarraga. 

 You can check out her brand new webcomic: La Muñeca y el Daimyo, which means The Doll and the Daimyo. 

Zoey's main site: http://zoarhuerta.com/ 

Weston Design Studio

Weston Design Studio has lettered comics for innovative, forward-thinking publishing houses including Inverse Press, Titan Comics, ComixTribe, Alterna Comics, Markosia Enterprises, Arcana Studios along with rad self-published comics too numerous to list.

Weston's design studio can be found at: http://www.westondesignstudio.com/letters/

COMIC PAGE REWARDS

If you would like an original art page please message with the associated page letter after making your pledge and I will make it unavailable. Please note that the cover is a separate reward level. 

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Risks and challenges

This project is raising funding for the print costs of the volume, and that means that 99% of the graphic novel is already complete! The other one percent is dedicated to formatting a thank you page and possible ads.

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    HELP YOUR BOOKSHELF

    At this level you get a damned fine copy of the book, unsigned. 80 pages of glorious story and beautiful art will add the touch of mystique your bookshelf craves. PDF reward and name added to the THANK YOU section also included.

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    UPGRADE YOUR BOOKSHELF

    At this level you'll get that damned fine copy of Antithesis, but you'll also get it signed (and personalized if so desired). Your bookshelf will appreciate the added thought that went into this purchase. PDF reward and name added to the THANK YOU section also included.

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    ONE FOR YOU AND ONE FOR ME

    At this level you get TWO signed copies of the ANTITHESIS graphic novel. Keep one to read, and share one with a friend. Bookshelves everywhere will be envious. PDF reward and name added to the THANK YOU section also included.

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    DONNIE'S DOODLES

    Artist Donal DeLay of the DARING ADVENTURE web comic will sketch in the front cover of your book! You decide what single figure sketch should adorn your interior cover. We'll both sign it and send it your way! You will also receive a PDF of the graphic novel and will have your name added to the THANK YOU section of the book.

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    GET SOME COMIC ART AND A BOOK

    An original comic page from Antithesis! These will be shipped directly from me to your door!

    Please view the art pages listed at the bottom of the page and message me with a desired page when choosing this reward level.

    At this level you also receive a print copy of the book, a PDF of Antithesis and your name added to the THANK YOU section of the book.

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    COMMISSION FROM FABIAN

    At this level you will receive a print commission from Fabian Cobos, artist of Antithesis!

    He will do a single character full figure with pencil, ink, AND watercolors!

    You will also receive a print copy of the graphic novel, your name added to the THANK YOU section, and a PDF of the book.

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    GET SOME COVER

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    LET'S CRITIQUE COMICS

    For this reward I can critique your (22 page) comic script! Isn't that fun? Beyond helping with the basics of grammar, I'll offer guidance on character speech patterns, story structure, and happily discuss any general questions you might have in the comics creation process. And you still get that PDF and your name added to the THANK YOU section of the graphic novel.

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    At this level you will receive a full page ad in the graphic novel! Use it to advertise your book, web site, and more (pending approval). PDF reward and name added to the THANK YOU section also included.

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