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About this project

With your help this project creates a Graphic Novel featuring a brand new superhero called Kid Impact. The Graphic Novel is a self-contained story about an amazing boy named Dawood. Our hero is a young Syrian who while fleeing the violence and death within his homeland finds himself in an entirely new warzone. Having already survived great tragedy as a refugee this young man is now compelled to face his greatest fears on a quest to reunite what is left of his family. We present a perilous adventure where magical destiny intervenes to help Dawood discovers his greater purpose. 

We invite you to join the team, share behind the scenes experiences and receive some really cool stuff as we produce an awesome comic.  The story will be available in English and Spanish and we are planning to provide additional translations as well.

The Kid Impact comic is a super hero adventure that reflects recent world events to deliver a hero relevant to this generation and committed to peace.  Our champion has been influenced by real tragedy and inspired by real humanity. We are honored to introduce this hero on the United Nation’s International Day of Peace and proud to join millions of people around the world celebrating this important day.

This campaign is powered by friends and family. Welcome to TEAM IMPACT! Here’s the rest of the Crew:

  • Burhan Arif, color art and painting. 
  • Eden Ayala, concept, Dawood’s doodles and Dawood's sketches. 
  • Errol Grencio, sequential pencil and ink art. 
  • Raymond Ayala, creator, writer, design & production stuff.

The Kickstarter funds will pay for the comic art, prepare for digital distribution and cover the Kickstarter and reward costs.

We'll go as far as backer support demands and have stretch goals in mind that include a short print run for conventions and the release of a multimedia comic with a full audio sound track. How cool is that? 

I'm an indie creator that believes that what we do creatively should reflect what we believe in...not just the bottom line.   In Kid Impact: The Making of a Hero we are producing a great heroes journey that will entertain with a compelling story and good artwork.  But we want it to do more.  Kid Impact is the first in a line of heroes and comics to be used internationally in partnership with peace building organizations as a free resources.  Kid Impact is just the the start.

Risks and challenges

I’ve backed a lot of projects and helped kickstart some really cool stuff. This is also my third Kickstarter campaign as a creator. So with all of this Kickstarter experience, I know that campaign risks and challenges are REAL! The greatest lesson learned is that communication is important. I totally get it and I expect to utilize backer updates to keep you up-to-speed and engaged as much as possible. As a fan/backer I don’t ever want to feel misled or forgotten - so as a producer I won’t do it. I’ve tried my best to consider potential obstacles in the delivery projections and overall prepared the best we can.

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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    <THE PEACE PACK>
    * An exclusive Kickstarter desktop Wallpaper featuring Kid Impact.
    * A shout-out thanks on Social Media.
    * You'll be listed on our web site as a backer.
    * You will also receive at least 40 backer updates with sneak peaks, project development and news.
    * And finally....our gratitude!

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    <THE DIGITAL PACK>
    * You get a digital copy of Kid Impact the graphic novel!
    * You will also receive the top secret schematics of Kid Impact's paper airplane with instructions.
    * The DIGITAL PACK also includes all of the rewards from the PEACE PACK.

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    Pledge $15 or more About $15

    "THE BLEEDING COOL EARLY BIRD SPECIAL"
    <THE IMPACT PACK>
    * A signed soft cover copy of Kid Impact the Graphic Novel.
    * You get to sign the backer wall that will be printed in the Graphic Novel.
    * Access to the TEAM IMPACT Hotline. Receive a live call back from Kid Impact!
    * I'll make you a handmade paper #TEAMIMPACT airplane and personalize it for you.
    * Mini Poster Collection: 3 - 9x12 Kickstarter Exclusive Posters
    * Oh yeah…ANOTHER COMIC! You get a digital copy of EPIC ALLSTARS # 1
    * The IMPACT PACK also includes all of the rewards from the PEACE PACK and DIGITAL PACK.

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    Pledge $20 or more About $20

    <THE IMPACT PACK>
    * A signed soft cover copy of Kid Impact the Graphic Novel.
    * You get to sign the backer wall that will be printed in the Graphic Novel.
    * Access to the TEAM IMPACT Hotline. Receive a live call back from Kid Impact!
    * I'll make you a handmade paper #TEAMIMPACT airplane and personalize it for you.
    * Mini Poster Collection: 3 - 9x12 Kickstarter Exclusive Posters
    * Oh yeah…ANOTHER COMIC! You get a digital copy of EPIC ALLSTARS # 1
    * The IMPACT PACK also includes all of the rewards from the PEACE PACK and DIGITAL PACK.

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    <THE SWAG PACK RED>
    * The awesome Kid Impact red scarf! (Mythling abilities not included.)
    * Have something to say about peace? You can leave a short 140 character message on the backer wall that will be printed in the comic.
    * Receive Original Kid Impact B&W art (2x3 inch sketch card) signed by creators.
    * Kid Impact # TEAMIMPACT bracelet
    * Oh yeah…GET MORE COMICS! Includes digital Copies of EPIC ALLSTARS # 1 & 2
    * This SWAG PACK also includes all of the rewards from the IMPACT PACK.

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    <THE SWAG PACK GOLD>
    * Team Impact get your exclusive Kid Impact T-shirt here! (Pick one of two designs.)
    * Have something to say about peace? You can leave a short 140 character message on the backer wall that will be printed in the comic.
    * Receive Original Kid Impact B&W art (2x3 inch sketch card) signed by creators.
    * Kid Impact # TEAMIMPACT bracelet
    * Oh yeah…GET MORE COMICS! Includes digital Copies of EPIC ALLSTARS # 1 & 2
    * This SWAG PACK also includes all of the rewards from the IMPACT PACK.

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    Pledge $125 or more About $125

    <THE COLLECTOR'S PACK>
    * Magic upgrade to a signed/Limited edition Hardcover of Kid Impact the Graphic Novel.
    * The Kid Impact T-Shirt!
    * The Kid Impact scarf!
    * Have something to say about peace? You can leave a short 140 character message on the backer wall that will be printed in the comic.
    * Receive Original Kid Impact B&W art (2x3 inch sketch card) signed by creators.
    * Kid Impact # TEAMIMPACT bracelet
    * Your famous! You can have your photo added to a face wall for backers in the book.
    * Oh yeah…GET MORE COMICS! Includes digital Copies of EPIC ALLSTARS # 1 & 2
    * And even MORE COMICS! Also includes digital Copies of New Olympians # 1 & 2
    * The COLLECTOR'S PACK also includes all of the rewards from the IMPACT PACK.

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    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    <THE EPIC COLLECTOR'S PACK>
    * Epic support deserves an epic reward and it starts with you being DRAWN into one of our comics as a minor character.
    * An elegant foil stamped print of the Kid Impact logo. Limited, signed, numbered and frameably sweet.
    * Receive a custom character commission (8x11 inch) delivered digitally.
    * You get a limited edition handmade Kid Impact doll! These are pretty cute!
    * The EPIC COLLECTOR'S PACK also includes all of the rewards from the COLLECTOR'S PACK.

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    <EXECUTIVE PRODUCER PACK>
    * Receive an Executive Producer credit on the inside cover of the graphic novel.
    * Dinner with Author to talk shop in NY. (Dinner/no Travel.) You can directly influence future stories.
    * Walk away with a PAGE of original sequential comic art.
    * Stay a part of this. Your likeness drawn into the Planet Random Universe as a reoccurring character.
    * The EXECUTIVE PRODUCER PACK also includes all of the rewards from the EPIC COLLECTOR'S PACK.

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