Quinn secretly protects his community from anyone who threatens it as Fauna, who can transform into various animal forms and gain their abilities.
When everyone starts mindlessly wandering, trying to find his alter-ego, however, it is clear someone is willing to do whatever it takes to find him...
We've been working on building the world of the Empowered through comics for four years. The chance to build a whole new universe of possibilities is something that Ed has always wanted to do.
With comics like Violete, Blue-Shift and Lacuna, we've been able to begin giving insight into the various heroes which roam the world of Terra. There are many more heroes, however, and we feel it's very important to bring Empowered with all backgrounds into the universe.
Since we began, this universe has gone from strength to strength, entirely crowdfunded to bring you stories from writers all over the world, offering a different take on exactly what it means to be Empowered!
For this comic, Dorphise Jean (Spirit's Destiny) has teamed up with Ed Jowett (Lacuna, Blue-Shift, Violete, Lobo) to bring Fauna, a black superhero with the power to assume animal forms and gain their abilities, to life. Using the stunning artwork by Kellik, colours by Vaughn Distrito and lettering by Johnathan Lewis, the team is truly global, with members on four continents!
Together, we have produced this amazing adventure as a first outing for our newest superhero.
[Insider Tip: All these issues are leading towards some sort of convergence... #JustSaying]
We've been doing a fantastic job, so we've got some suitably awesome extras for you all:
We pride ourselves on being a crowdfunded series of comics. We love being a part of the responsible Kickstarter community, with 12 crowdfunding projects completed and all deliveries so far on-time or early.
Fauna fills an important and much-needed void in the Empowered universe, offering a #blacksuperhero who cares about and fights for his community. It also offers something a little different to your normal "villain of the week" arc - this is the tip of the iceberg and we hope to continue to tell Fauna's stories for many years to come.
All of the artwork has been completed already and we're now just ready to finish off. We're going to be doing the cover and the lettering with the money from this Kickstarter.
but we're also getting a variant cover made for the comic, so watch this space for more info on that (I'm negotiating with an artist and will inform you as soon as we have something firm!).
Here are a few of the incredible pages we have already completed:
Pencils and Inks by Kellik, Colours by Vaughn Distrito!
We've managed to create a range of exciting rewards for this Kickstarter!
Of course, you can get Fauna in Digital or Printed format.
However, you can also get every major Era: The Empowered comic to date (5 apart from Fauna - Lacuna: Revelation, Blue-Shift: Frenemies and Blue-Shift: Mindgames, Violete: Unstoppable and Lobo: Dauntless), in either Digital or Printed format.
You can even get the whole collection signed by the creator of the Empowered universe, if you want!
As if that's not enough, an awesome Fauna artwork print from Rahmad Wisnubroto, the artist behind Blue-Shift and Violete, is available on many of the tiers for those of who want to bring Fauna home with you!
Finally, we have a unique opportunity to have you or your original character appear as a cover on your own unique copy of Fauna!
Our artists will create a new cover just for your copy which features you or the hero of your choice, working with the hero of this comic, it will be printed and sent to you as your reward! This amazing opportunity is thanks to our dedicated artists, who have offered to bring your characters to life.
Risks and challenges
There are always risks in any project.
However, we are an established company with experience in completing projects of this kind - we have run many Kickstarters and have 12 comics created to date. So far, the artwork is completed and the lettering is underway, so all that should be required is layout and printing.
We believe we can easily meet the deadlines we've set, but we will keep you up to date for the entire duration of the project about where everything is at.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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