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Sasha wakes to find a sentient sci fi helmet in her room and begins an adventure across the cosmos that is Telgemeier meets Heinlein.
Sasha wakes to find a sentient sci fi helmet in her room and begins an adventure across the cosmos that is Telgemeier meets Heinlein.
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EIR is a sci fi all-ages one-shot comic that's about exploration, finding weird alien creatures, deciding how to observe and connect, as well as accepting rage, and defeating grief.

Imagine Raina Telgemeier adapted some Robert E. Heinlein.

This 24 page comic tells the tale of Sasha, who wakes one ordinary morning to find a sentient space helmet promising her adventure and a good time. She takes it up on the offer and flees into space rather than face her pestering family downstairs. What ensues can only be described as cosmically epic.

COVER ART BY ALFIE GALLAGHER + TRIONA FARRELL
COVER ART BY ALFIE GALLAGHER + TRIONA FARRELL

It's also a deeply personal comic, in ways you hopefully won't see coming.

Alfie Gallagher on art brings an effortless fantasy to this scenario that still feels all too real, and Triona Farrell on colours ensures everything has tone and timbre - you feel the scene changes, the cool breezes, the hectic danger. Ryan Ferrier on letters drops his usual science of placement and amazement, and I have to thank Dan Hill for always editing me tightly.

But, seriously, this art team is going to be your favourite thing about November. Don't believe me? Scope out this good business right here!

 

 

As for me, I'm Ryan K Lindsay - I've previously run 3 wildly successful comics Kickstarter campaigns with my DEER EDITOR series with Sami Kivelä. I've also written

  • NEGATIVE SPACE @ Dark Horse [with Owen Gieni on art]
  • HEADSPACE @ IDW/Monkeybrain [with Eric Zawadzki on art, joined by Sebastian Piriz, Marissa Lousie, and Dee Cunniffe on art/colours]
  • CHUM @ ComixTribe [with Sami Kivelä and Mark Dale on art/colours]
  • and was recently accepted into the DC Writers Workshop [under the instruction of Scott Snyder].

As a team, we've brought you this comic because we believe in four colour instruction for the next generation. We believe in gifting a story about something to a person you care about. We believe in comics and emotions.

In fact, we believe so much that we are throwing down the gauntlet with:

THE FIRST 24 HOUR BACKER REWARDS SPECTACULAR

If you back at $3 or above in the first 24 hours, I'll unlock four [4] other amazing all ages comic pdfs that I know you'll want need - HIT THE LINK FOR MORE INFO

The tl;dr of it is, hook yourself up with EIR in the first 24 hours at $3 or above and that night we'll gift unto you these 4 superb all ages comics:

  • THE INTREPIDS #1 from Scott Kowalchuk and Kurtis J. Wiebe
  • CAPTAIN ULTIMATE #1 from Boy Akkerman, Ben Bailey, and Joey Esposito
  • DUNGEON FUN #1, from Neil Slorance and Colin Bell, and
  • CLOWN FIGHT, a one-shot, from Ger Curti and Rob Harrington

That's a deal right? Well, don't delay, and make sure you spread the word so your mates don't miss out!

We've also presented a variety of pledge levels to get you excited to read and share this book - with all funds raised going straight to the creative team as they've tirelessly already created every page on the front end so it is completed and 100% ready to roll out.

Below you will find the baseline comic pledge for those who want to get in and out, but there's also stuff for those who want to have a little fun, or learn a little more about comics through our campaign.

$1 - EIR pdf - 24 pages, zero bells and whistles, just the story, but an ace story your kids can afford

$3 - EIR pdf - the whole story, plus scripts and process material galore - with art process, sketches, pencils, the script, as well as a huge essay about more all ages comics you will need to track down - 80+ pages

$15 - Audio Commentary of the book with Ryan, where I'll discuss themes, and inspirations, and it'll be fun for you and your kids, but would also be awesome to use in a class setting! - as well as the digital files above

$60 - Annotated Script by RKL [only 3 available] - where I print it off and red pen in lessons learnt, and what I think are erudite bon mots - as well as the digital files above

$80 - Alfie Gallagher Sasha Sketch x 4 - Alfie will knock out a rad bespoke sketch of Sasha in the helmet and send you the art in the mail - comes with all of the digital rewards above

$90 - Alfie Gallagher Open Sketch x 4 - your choice of subject, Alfie inks it and sends it to you - comes with all of the digital rewards above

To scope Alfie's pin up style - click here

$100 - EIR Interior Pages x 3 - select an interior ink pages from the book to be sent to you [you get to decide which page after you've read the comic] - comes with all of the digital rewards above

$115 - EIR Pin Up Inks - Alfie drew a gorgeous pin up for the book, and you can have the inked page sent to you - comes with all of the digital rewards above

$130 - EIR Cover Inks - score yourself the inked cover art in the mail - comes with all of the digital rewards above

$180 - Alfie Cover For You, Full Triona Colours - Alfie will ink a cover for your book, and give you the art, and then the titanic Triona Farrell will colour the file for you and send it your way to use and abuse - perfect for someone assembling their own comic and looking to put the very best foot forward on the shelf with a slick cover - comes with all of the digital rewards above

EIR pin up from Alfie/Triona
EIR pin up from Alfie/Triona

Wait, check it!

SECRET UNLOCK REWARD TIER

Okay, this is yet another digital only campaign, because postage from Convict Island down here is just no good. So I'm not offering up the print copy of the comic, because I'd have to charge too much for it.

But.

Maybe we can find a nice happy middle ground. So, what if:

Every time we hit 100 Backer increments, it'll unlock the:

EIR Post Parcel pledge level

for 5 lucky backers @ $30, which will include:

  • EIR - the comic printed up
  • FATHERHOOD - a one-shot comic I wrote in 2013 for the parents out there
  • EIR Character Cards - I'll print 3 character cards out, on card, just for you
  • EIR pin up print - an A4 print of the pin up!
  • A special, one of a kind, printed and signed script cover sheet with a 6 word story on it and a helmet sketch from Ryan K Lindsay.
Character Bio Card Example
Character Bio Card Example

 

$2500 - Character Cards - we will add the whole series of character bio cards to the back of the $3 PDF [think those old GI Joe cards on the back of the packet] and we'll also unlock free downloads of the following all ages comics:

FOOTSTEPS, by Louie Joyce

WHIZ BANG Vol. 1 - by Michelle Lodge, Forrest Helvie

MUMMY'S ALWAYS RIGHT, by Joe Mulvey

$3000 - 6 Word Helmet Adventures - every backer can write one Helmet inspired adventure story in only 6 words and they'll all appear in the $3 pdf

$3500 - All the All Ages Comics - hit this spot and I'll unleash free downloads of the following:

ORC GIRL, by Thomas Boatwright and Paul Allor

GOLDEN AGE, by Cecilia Latella, Guilie Speziani, Robert Harrington

FIND, by Alex Cormack, Sam Read

$4000 - Genuine Kid Art Helmet Pin Up Opportunity - if your kid [or you] draws a pin up of Eir/Sasha, well include it in the $3 PDF 

PREVIEW PAGES

EIR - Page 1
EIR - Page 1

 

EIR - Page 2
EIR - Page 2

 

EIR - Page 6
EIR - Page 6

We really hope you dig Sasha and her wild adventure. She's a girl with heart, spirit, and a sentient space helmet, what could go wrong?

 

Risks and challenges

The comic is already complete, and I've run 3 other fantastic and smooth Kickstarter campaigns so far, I think we'll be apples.

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    Pledge AU$ 1 or more About $0.76

    EIR Story pdf

    The 24 page story in pdf

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    EIR Bonanza pdf

    The 80+ page pdf with story, script, art process, back matter, and more in pdf

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    EIR Audio Commentary

    An audio commentary from Ryan to be listened to with the comic.
    Definitely something that can be used with your children, or in a classroom!
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    100 Backer Post Parcel Bonanza

    Get a rare copy of EIR in print, and:
    FATHERHOOD in print
    the EIR pin up
    3 x Character Bio Cards
    Bespoke Script Cover Sheet from Ryan [with sketch, story, and signature]
    ALL posted to your house
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    200 Backer Post Parcel Bonanza

    Get a rare copy of EIR in print, and:
    FATHERHOOD in print
    the EIR pin up
    3 x Character Bio Cards
    Bespoke Script Cover Sheet from Ryan [with sketch, story, and signature]
    ALL posted to your house
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    300 Backer Post Parcel Bonanza

    Get a rare copy of EIR in print, and:
    FATHERHOOD in print
    the EIR pin up
    3 x Character Bio Cards
    Bespoke Script Cover Sheet from Ryan [with sketch, story, and signature]
    ALL posted to your house
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    400 Backer Post Parcel Bonanza

    Get a rare copy of EIR in print, and:
    FATHERHOOD in print
    the EIR pin up
    3 x Character Bio Cards
    Bespoke Script Cover Sheet from Ryan [with sketch, story, and signature]
    ALL posted to your house
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    Annotated Scripts

    Printed off scripts, with red pen from Ryan laying out lessons learnt, and erudite bon mots.
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    Sasha + EIR Ink Sketch

    Alfie Gallagher will ink a bespoke sketch of Sasha + Eir and send it to you in the mail.
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    Open Ink Sketch

    Alfie Gallagher will ink a bespoke sketch of anything you like, artist discretion applies, and he'll send it to you in the mail.
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    EIR Interior Inked Pages

    Choose one [1] inked interior pages and Alfie will mail it to you - you get to select which page you want after reading the comic.
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    EIR Pin Up Inks

    Alfie will send you the original inks for the EIR pin up [shown in the campaign text].
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    EIR Cover Inks

    Alfie will send you the original inks for the EIR cover [shown in the campaign text].
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    Meet Your New Comic Cover Team

    Alfie Gallagher will design and ink a cover for your own comic book. While he sends you the inked art, Triona Farrell will colour the file and send you that so you can use it as you please.
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