Hi, I'm Dave Kellett, and I'm making a hardcover collection of my sci-fi comic, DRIVE. I've been creating the story at DriveComic.com, and it's entirely free to read (go try it!). And now, it's time to collect the full Act Two into a gorgeous, 256-page hardcover!
DRIVE is my favorite kind of sci-fi: Hilarious characters in a serious story. A mashup of "Hitchhiker's Guide" and "Dune," if you will.
It's placed in a Second Spanish Empire — a galactic empire — which finds itself staring down a war with an alien race called "The Continuum of Makers". Humanity has built its empire using technology stolen from the Makers, and these creatures want it back with an almost religious fervor. In the brewing war, it's clear that humanity will lose — and lose badly — unless they can find some advantage in battle. That hope arrives in the form of a tiny, mysterious creature who can drive a starship like no one's ever seen. Now all humanity needs to do...is find 10,000 more pilots just like him. But no one knows where he's from.
The 256-page hardcover book will be 8.5"w x 9"h (21.6cm x 22.8cm) and gorgeously printed! We've already unlocked TWENTY stretch goals...and as we unlock more, your hardcover gets better 'n better -- all at no extra cost to you!
Aaaand, if you didn't get Act One already -- you can get both books in this Kickstarter!
Here's a quick guide to help you decide what rewards you'd like for backing the project! First: Ask yourself if you want digital eBook, a softcover book, or an awesome hardcover with all the bonus stuff...then go from there! You can even pick a level with both Act One and Act Two books!
We made our Kickstarter Goal on day one, so now we're unlocking amazing STRETCH GOALS! These make your hardcover better and better -- AT NO EXTRA COST TO YOU! Check them out, below!
This Kickstarter is about the production of a book — so all backers at tiers $15 and up will be getting a copy of the DRIVE book: Be it digital, softcover or hardcover.
In addition to the book, higher tiers will also be receiving awesome items such as...
FULFILLMENT SHIPPING will be be handled by the professionals at Topatoco.com — who handle millions of dollars in orders every year. Also, they're really kind people: Which is just a nice life bonus.
We're charging exactly what it costs us for shipping and handling, but alas...if you live in Australia, New Zealand or Canada, shipping costs are what they are. Surprisingly, though, we were able to get really good shipping rates to the European Union: So hooray for that!
Risks and challenges
This is my 7th Kickstarter, and my 16th book, so I'm feeling confident about this project. But I do know that unexpected hiccups can pop up along the way. Should any problems or delays arise with the DRIVE book, backers can expect to be kept well-informed with regular updates until the problem is fixed.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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