Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
A 80+ page anthology of retro science fiction stories - with a socially conscious core reflecting the state of our world.
A 80+ page anthology of retro science fiction stories - with a socially conscious core reflecting the state of our world.
108 backers pledged £3,078 to help bring this project to life.

About

Tales Of Fractured Worlds project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

Tales Of Fractured Worlds

£3,078

108

Cover by Rolands Kalnins
Cover by Rolands Kalnins

Tales Of Fractured Worlds is the second book by Fracture Press and the second book of stories by Roddy McCance. It continues on the idea of 'socially conscious comics' that started with our first book - Tales Of The Fractured Mind. The anthology will feature 80-90 pages in sequential art, with pin ups and bonus content making the book over 100 pages! (hence the large goal!) I want to create work that says something and means something. All the stories here are from my heart. Tales Of Fractured Worlds has a message. It's a message about the world we live in and at its core, it's a graphic novel about human stories. Thanks for reading and if you look at this page, think about the comic or back it, truly, thank you. Every backer will also get their name in the book with a special credits sequence!

About

Tales Of Fractured Worlds is an anthology of science fiction tales that focuses on human stories with a backdrop of ecological, environmental and social issues. Part speculative fiction, part retro anthology - TOFW continues on the idea of 'socially conscious comics' that developed in our first book, Tales Of The Fractured Mind. TOTFM was an anthology dedicated to mental health and promoting awareness and all our books will be stories with heart, meaning and a message.

Tales Of Fractured Worlds features stories about the environment, indigenous people, global warming, consumerism and globalization. We hope these stories ring true - art is the start of changing the world. Science fiction can tell the stories that people don't want to face up to. Sometimes the world is so dark, we need an escape. However, what if that escape could change your mind on something, or show you a side of life that you might not have seen or understood before.

About Roddy McCance

Roddy in his younger days
Roddy in his younger days

I have worked on a lot of comics over the past year, building up my reputation as a creator. I've worked on books for Markosia, Future Quake Press, Swamp Line Comics and Gray Haven Press, as well as independent anthologies like Spiders & Stardust: A Tribute To David Bowie and Kayfabe: A Wrestling Anthology. Of course, the reason I'm here though, is my last Kickstarter Tales Of The Fractured Mind.

Rocket  '58 Cover by Kevin Keane
Rocket '58 Cover by Kevin Keane

 How Will Your Pledge Be Used?

Your pledge will go towards the costs of paying artists (something integral to us here at Fracture Press) and that will be about 1/2 of the funds. We have artists involved and ready to go. The rest of the funding will go towards the printing costs, the merchandising and the Kickstarter fee.

£1400 - Paying Artists to complete the rest of their work.

£1000 - Printing Costs

£300 - Merchandising

£300 - Rough Estimate of KS Fee

  Influences

Tales Of Fractured Worlds is an anthology in the tradition of Wells, Huxley, Orwell and more. TOFW tells stories of worlds that could be and worlds that are just a step away from our own reality. Good Sci-fi is about creating worlds that seem so far from our own, yet share this one similarity or truth that we cant escape from. Science Fiction has always been a part of my life, from my early days watching and adoring the Transformers cartoon series. The universe has always been an obsession for me and marrying the grand nature of space with the daily struggle of humanity for good is what I want to do here.

That’s the job of art. To experiment and to spread a message or create something with meaning. I’m not saying everything has to be politically engaged or socially charged, but it helps. Art can be the resistance in this world. It can hold up a mirror and say “this isn’t right” or it can engage you and make you think about something. Not everything has to be like that, but those are the kind of comics I want to make. I want people to cherish Tales Of Fractured Worlds and I hope they can see and understand the feelings and messages behind it. I hope that it feels important in your hands. My goal with Tales of Fractured Worlds and Fracture Press is to make socially conscious comics.


Cover to 'Violet' by Donna A. Black
Cover to 'Violet' by Donna A. Black

 

Rocket '58 Page 1 by Thodoris Laourdekis
Rocket '58 Page 1 by Thodoris Laourdekis

 

Rocket '58 Page 2 by Thodoris Laourdekis
Rocket '58 Page 2 by Thodoris Laourdekis

 

Rocket '58 Page 3 by Thodoris Laourdekis
Rocket '58 Page 3 by Thodoris Laourdekis

 

Rocket '58 Page 4 by Thodoris Laourdekis
Rocket '58 Page 4 by Thodoris Laourdekis

 

Page 2 of Pretenders by Kristen Lehua
Page 2 of Pretenders by Kristen Lehua

 

 The Artists

Tales Of Fractured Worlds features over ten artists from across the globe. We are certainly not a Fractured Team! I'm really proud of the team we've put together and I can't wait for you to see what they do.

Tales Of Fractured Worlds features the talents of so many amazing artists - Here is a small selection of who is on board. Links and artist features to come during the campaign! There are some spaces left, but they will be announced during the Kickstarter!

1. Rocket '58 - Art (Thodoris Laourdekis) / Cover (Kevin Keane) - A homage to 1950's America - Rocket 58 is American Graffiti meets Invasion Of The Body Snatches - a story about the cost of war, the threat of the doomsday clock and the power of music.

2. Cathedral Of Ice - Art () / Cover (Barbara Oliviera) - Cathedral Of Ice is inspired by games like Journey and the TV program Blue Planet. COI is all about climate change and the people who shamefully denounce it's existence. A hopeful #Solarpunk story.

3. Memory Share - Art (Alicia Warhola) / Cover (Una Dunphy) - Memory Share is perhaps the most Black Mirror-esque tale of them all. It's the bleakest, but perhaps the most poignant story. With nothing to lose a man joins a new social network site that lets you upload 15 second memories, but little does he know the experiment soon has disastrous consequences. As you can tell this one is about the horror or technology and our reliance on social media and how we give so much of ourselves away online. 

4. Violet - Art () / Cover (Donna A. Black) - Inspired by The White Helmets Violet is about two children in a war zone hospital and their fight to survive against the deadly 'violet' gas that drops from the sky.

5. Last One Out Alive - Art (Rolands Kalnins) / Cover () - Inspired by my love of videogames Last One Out Alive/ Earth Breaker (still deciding the title) focuses on Smith Simonsen, who takes a job as a Planet Breaker. I can't tell you what it's about because it's a 2000AD style future shock story!

6. Document - Art (George Kambadais) / Cover () - In 2539 deforestation has led the earth to become one huge global city. Document is about an antique store in the future and a kid trying to find the mysterious document of years gone by. The Document holds to secret to earth's past and its future.

7. Red Sky Blue - Art (Munro te whata) / Cover (Carlos Bonardi) RSB is the story is about an 18 year old boy trying to deal with the death of his grandfather. Over the years the world has changed. Machines and nature are as one, weather is the primary source of power and the once blue sky, is now red thanks to an unknown catastrophe. It's a solarpunk story about what our world could be and the sacrifices we have to make. It's a story about environmentalism and solar power.

8. Othelion - Art (Pietro Vaughn) / Cover (Claire Foley) / Written by Amelia Chhetri - Otherlion is a story about a plant and a planet that are intertwined. It's about the treatment and persecution of indigenous people and the destruction of their lands.

9. Pretenders - Art (Kristen Lehua) Cover () - A Story about a planet full of superheroes - A satire on superheroes themselves, the dangers of false Gods and pollution. 
Clock Of The World from TOTFM
Clock Of The World from TOTFM


Interior Art by Rolands Kalnins
Interior Art by Rolands Kalnins

 

Memory Share Cover painted by Una Dunphy
Memory Share Cover painted by Una Dunphy

 

Interior Art by Rolands Kalnins
Interior Art by Rolands Kalnins
 
"We tell stories about the world we live in and how we treat each other by dreaming up the futures and worlds of tomorrow."

Risks and challenges

This is my second Kickstarter project and I feel confident, all I want to do is to make comics. I think everyone launching a project on Kickstarter has a little fear. Things are a little different this time around. I've got a successful Kickstarter under my belt (in Tales Of The Fractured Mind) which earned almost 3 times it's goal and was funded in just 13 hours. So that should give you trust that I can deliver a project. The entirety of the money we earn for Tales Of Fractured Worlds will be going to paying artists, printing the book and funding the other rewards. Our goal is £3000.

It's slightly different to Fractured Mind as most of Tales Of The Fractured Mind was complete, whereas Tales Of Fractured Worlds is roughly 40% complete, so I'm asking for a bit more investment and trust on me and the book from backers. Everyone has been paid for their work so far. The majority of the art team is lined up, it's just a matter of paying them and putting them to work once it's funded so we're ready to go, we just need you to help make the book happen.

Every project has risks, challenges and creative roadblocks, but I feel we've been conservative with how much money we're asking for, even though it's a sizeable jump from our target last time. However Fractured Worlds is a much larger project and the goal reflects that. It's not just two people, it's me and a series of other artists coming together to create this piece of art, which I can't wait to share with you. Hopefully all our fanbases' combine to fund Tales Of Fractured Worlds. I've been open and honest with the project as you can see on our Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/FracturePress).

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge £1 or more About $1.27

    Small Fracture

    A massive thank you for your support (you'll recieve a credit in the book) and we'll send you a swish destop background!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    0 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge £4 or more About $5

    Digital Fracture

    A Digital Copy of Tales Of Fractured Worlds sent to an email of your choosing.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    20 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge £6 or more About $8

    Digital Deluxe Fracture

    A Digital Copy of Tales Of Fractured Worlds sent to an email of your choosing plus all the scripts in one PDF!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    7 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge £7 or more About $9

    Digital Double!

    Digital copies of Tales Of Fractured Worlds + Tales Of The Fractured Mind!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    18 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge £10 or more About $13

    The Physical Fracture

    A physical softcover copy of Tales Of Fractured Worlds + a copy of the PDF version.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    25 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge £12 or more About $15

    Fractured Words & Worlds

    A physical softcover copy of Tales Of Fractured Worlds + a copy of the PDF version & all the scripts in one PDF!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    5 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge £15 or more About $19

    Fractured Poster

    A physical softcover copy of Tales Of Fractured Worlds Kickstarter cover plus a Glossy Poster! (Lots to choose from)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    2 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge £20 or more About $25

    Fractured Worlds & Minds

    A physical softcover copy of Tales Of Fractured Worlds + Tales Of The Fractured Mind!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    11 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge £25 or more About $32

    Fractured Pin Up

    A physical softcover copy of Tales Of Fractured Worlds Kickstarter cover plus an exclusive awesome pin up from a very special artist to be revealed during the KS campaign.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    1 backer
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Select this reward

    Pledge £30 or more About $38

    Fractured Fashion

    A physical softcover copy of Tales Of Fractured Worlds Kickstarter PLUS a swish looking Fracture Press t-shirt.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    4 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  11. Select this reward

    Pledge £40 or more About $51

    The Whole Fractured Package

    A Physical copy of Tales Of The Fractured Mind, Tales Of Fractured Worlds, the exclusive pin up AND swish Fracture Press t-shirt. You gotta represent!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    6 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  12. Select this reward

    Pledge £45 or more About $57

    The Fractured World Of An Artist

    A Physical copy of Tales Of Fractured Worlds plus an original commissioned piece of art from Tales artist Rolands Kalnins.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 3 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (27 days)