Sara Jackson leads a trio of art and antiquities thieves-for-hire, a job made easier by her limited ability to teleport. A pair of disgraced FBI agents pursues the thieves in a global game of cat-and-mouse as they fulfill their clients’ special requests.
All the while, as Sara and her crew take on these heist attempts, she unwittingly plays a pivotal role in a confrontation between gods, one that could lead to—or prevent—worldwide devastation.
The Kickstarter for Lifted: Of Gods & Thieves is for a 108-page original graphic novel that combines science-fiction, action, and mythological elements. If you imagine combining movies such as The Score and The Thomas Crown Affair, with a touch of Clash of the Titans, that's what we are attempting to do with this story.
The money pledged towards this graphic novel will fund the production and printing of the softcover edition of this graphic novel as well as other Lifted related limited-edition items in the reward tiers, shipping, and handling costs, Kickstarter fees, credit card processing fees, and taxes.
Creator: Shawn Pryor
In my free time, I enjoy reading, cooking, listening to streaming music playlists, and talking about why Zack from the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers is the greatest Black superhero of all-time.
Lifted is a project that has been years in the making and I look forward to sharing it with you.
Co-Creator: Keith Cunningham
Keith is a writer, cartoonist, and animator. He is best known for being the screenwriter of the independent feature film Sweetmint, creator of the webcomic called Stale Popcorn and the anthology comic Strange Places.
Writer: Chris Murrin
Chris is an editor at FX Networks, and also a comic editor and sometimes writer on Ghoul Scouts and Athena Voltaire from publisher Action Lab Entertainment.
Artist: John Rodriguez
A graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art, John, who also goes by JAR, has always had a passion for working in the comic book industry and is the artist of the "comic novella" titled SPLIT.
JAR is also a graphic designer and photographer. Both skills have helped him tremendously with page layouts that guide the eye and framing scenes cinematically within a comic panel.
Cover Artist: Uko Smith
Uko is an illustrator, storyteller, and instructor at the Columbus College of Art & Design. Concept Artist Credits include IDW, LUCASFILM, HASBRO, HEAVY METAL, DC, MARVEL, and SKYSTORM.
Colorist: George Gant
Colorist: Eric White
Eric is a graphic designer and spent years doing coloring flats for the bigger comic book publishers, LIFTED is Eric's last coloring work as he is hanging up his color-for-hire tools and moving on to his own creative endeavors.
Letterer: Justin Birch
Justin's lettering prowess can be found in comics such as Miraculous, Princeless: Raven the Pirate Princess, Princeless: Raven the Pirate Princess Year Two, the IF Anthology, and numerous other titles.
Risks and challenges
This is my fourth Kickstarter project. The previous Kickstarter's that I've run have been fulfilled and completed, and I do my best to make sure that everyone receives their rewards.
While all creative projects have their share of challenges and issues, I make sure to keep all backers informed if any problems surface. I have a good grasp on what it takes to handle and manage a Kickstarter project and understand that your pledges mean something and I plan on fulfilling them.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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