Gone is our popular sci-fi mystery comic, about the AssistA robot, who wakes on board a vessel that should be home to thousands of crew, but is, in fact, desolate.
Confused and alone, the AssistA sets off to find out where everyone has gone to. Along the way he starts receiving interference in the forms of memories from one of the crew members, from before everyone disappeared.
But can AssistA trust these memories, and is it, in fact, as alone as it thinks it is?
The Gone graphic novel collects the 3 issue story into one volume. It is a self-contained story, so you won't have to wait till the next issue!
Gone started out a few years ago as a collaboration between Simon Birks and artist Tom Eddy. When Tom was unable to continue with the series, Simon chose to redo the art.
After a good search, Simon chose artist Juan Fleites to redraw the comic, and because we'd already printed Tom's issue 1 and 2, we created digital only campaigns for the new issue 1 and 2.
This helped cover the costs of redeveloping, and also create a following for the story.
Anyone who backed the commissions in the previous digital only campaigns, will have their commissions in the printed version.
We have two options for commissions:
- The Big Picture
- Gone Pin-Up of You
The Big Picture
Gone is set on board a spacecraft called the Tantallon, after all the crew has disappeared.
We're giving backers the chance to have their image drawn as one of the crew members in 'The Big Picture', a special double page spread depicting a scene on board the ship.
It's kind of like a Where's Wally/Waldo image, but with backers as the crew.
This picture will be part of the final printed graphic novel, and will also be sent out digitally to all the people who backed at this level.
The £75 pin-up submission tier sold out in a few days, so we've introduced a new £85 reward tier that gets you a pin-up of you as one of the Tantallon crew!
Drawn by Gone artist, Juan Fleites, choose to be a pilot, scientist, mechanic, navigator or gardener (or any other role you can think of!).
See below for an example image.
These images, will appear in the final printed book!
£2500 - A Pair of Tantallon Beer Mats!
Fresh from the ship itself! If you wish to purchase further pairs, add £1 to your physical pledge for each pair!
£1750 - Mini Print AssistA Holiday Special
Our first stretch goal, at £1750, will be this very splendid, and holiday themes, mini-print of AssistA, letting his nuts and bolts hang down at a Tantallon Christmas party!
Every physical reward backer, (£11+) will receive a free month's subscription to new indie comics reading app, Comichaus!
Download it now, and receive 14 days for free, then back us at reward level £11 and above, and receive an extra month for nothing!
Codes will be sent out after the campaign finishes.
We're running the 'Gone Graphic Novel' Kickstarter campaign to help raise the funds for printing.
Using Kickstarter, we're able to reward our backers by offering Kickstarter exclusive rewards, as well as the guarantee you'll be receiving the book first!
'Gone Graphic Novel' is 100% complete and, bar the backers names being put into the book, ready to go to print.
Kickstarter is a fantastic site, which helps us reach as many people as possible, and we're always delighted to hear the great feedback we receive from our fans.
'Gone Graphic Novel' 10-Page Preview
We hope you like the look of Gone, but wanted to give you an actual look at the first 10 pages from the graphic novel. Click the button below to download the preview.
Gone was written by Blue Fox Comics co-founder and award winning writer Simon Birks.
His other comics include Sinners, Hexes, Robyn, and The Girl in the Midnight Gown, which have all successfully raised funds for printing using the Kickstarter platform.
Juan formed his love of comics during childhood with awesome comics such as Metal Hurtlant (aka Heavy Metal), Blueberry, and more.
As well as working in the comic and animation industry for 12 years, Juan loves collaborating on projects and creating new graphics for compelling stories.
Juan loves Grindhouse Movies, Pulp Comics and Louise Brooks!
Lyndon is a UK freelance illustrator, writer and comic artist. Working with publishers such as Blue Fox Comics, Hellbound Media, Disconnected Press, ComicHaus, Capstone Press, Lyndon is a rising star in the comics industry.
Working on a range of titles with his own unique flare to horror, surrealism and narrative storytelling.
Blue Fox Comics Guarantee
We really appreciate everything our backers do for us, and want to make sure that they feel supported.
To help achieve this, Blue Fox Comics offer a money back guarantee - if you are unhappy with your rewards, and return them, undamaged, within one month of receiving them we will return your pledge amount to you.
The 'Gone Graphic Novel' campaign runs mid-November to mid-December. We will then send out surveys in late December, print the book and create the merchandise in January, before sending the books out to the backers in February.
We have contingency built into this model, to cater for any unforeseen delays.
Thank you so much for taking the time to look at our campaign. If you've got this far, then we hope you've found it interesting.
I loved creating Gone, and I hope it will intrigue and surprise you!
Risks and challenges
Since 2015, Blue Fox Comics have directly run twelve successful comic book Kickstarters, and have helped two other projects get funded.
We have a very good understanding of exactly what it takes, not only to run a Kickstarter campaign, but to successfully deliver on the rewards.
'Gone' is complete, with the only outstanding tasks being to add backers names and portraits to the back of the book.
As soon as those tasks are complete, we can send the book to the printers.
Should any issues arise, we will let you know immediately, along with any action we need to take.
Feel free to look at our previous Kickstarter campaigns for evidence of our ability to successfully communicate with our backers post-campaign.
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