Penumbra, or "that girl with the legs who stole my stuff", is staring in her own comic. The comic of course being about said young woman with a love of softball, control over the shadows around her, a rivalry with a vivacious blonde that doesn't know when she's beaten, and tasked to find an artifact lost to the ages by a mysterious man living on a ranch in California.
Written by Johnathan Lewis, writer of a number of indie comics over the last two decades and co-writer on all of the comics you've all enjoyed until now from Shades of Vengeance.
Together with artist Chalk Yeso, he has worked tirelessly through personal tragedy and a MONSOON to bring Ed Jowett's "Era: The Empowered" universe to life (with a little input from Ed, he did create the whole universe after all!), in what will be the next in a number of comics following individuals in that Universe.
The goal of this Kickstarter is to raise funds to complete this fully-coloured comic and to get it printed and distributed to backers that want a physical copy, as well as making it available on digital sites such as Comixology.
By supporting this comic, you're not just bringing a comic to life about the kind of run-and-gun spy adventures that superheroes would have in the modern world, nor only helping get superheroes of various ethnicity stories...
You're helping us get comics out into the world that aren't just the same old thing with superheroes.
Penumbra is not your average hero. She doesn't just find trouble, she actively CREATES IT, for a price.
This Filipina takes missions from the rich and powerful for things even they can't get, then leaps into situations that would send most people, even heroes, running for the hills.
Her control over shadows as her only weapon, she will crawl through air ducts, beat up guards or vanish into the night... whatever she must do to get the job done.
When she takes on a mission to acquire a small item from one of the most powerful Empowered beings in Hong Kong, she finds herself running into enemies, an old friend, and more than a few situations that'll put her powers and her ingenuity to the test.
The Empowered universe is huge, with a wealth of history in the Core Rulebook, but there's not much time to focus on individual characters within that space, to really watch them grow (and, also, players want to do that themselves!).
To that end, we've created this comic series to expand on the major players in this universe. We want to give you the chance to help shape this universe with your comments and feedback, as it's being created.
This is going to be a full-colour comic! Below are some in production, from flats, to inks to sketches and back around again.
Johnathan Lewis has been in the industry 15 years and ghostwritten extensively, along with producing his own works like Peeved! He's been instrumental in creating the comics in the Era: The Consortium universe, as well as being co-writer on multiple roleplaying games! Johnathan is spearheading this project, writing, overseeing the artwork and ensuring everything looks amazing!
Chalk Yeso produces amazing action sequences that we couldn't wait to have work on this project. He leaped in with enthusiasm that has really brought Penumbra's story to life! He's dedicated a lot of time and effort to the artwork, and we think it looks great!
Ed Jowett is a tabletop roleplaying game creator, with several games and a few comics under his belt. While this is the second comic in his Era: The Empowered universe, it stands on its own as an introduction to the series' most popular character! Ed is overseeing the production of the comic, ensuring everything is done on time and so on!
30% Fulfillment - Because we know you want to actually receive this comic when it's done!
10% Kickstarter + Processing fees - Kickstarter takes its cut and processing fees are 3-5%... Anything that's extra on here will go towards Penumbra #2!
20% Penumbra #2 - We all love Penumbra as a comic and want to bring you another instalment in his story. If we can get enough from this remaining 20%, we'll be bringing you Penumbra #2!
40% Artists and Writers - Well, we gotta pay them something! They did all the work!
More to come!
Risks and challenges
This comic is fully scripted and ready to go, with artwork underway.
We believe that we can meet the committed schedule, but if anything happens, we'll let you know immediately and, as you may know from Lacuna #1, we'll even find a new artist if we must to finish the project!
While this is the first comic we've made under the Era: Comics banner, this is actually our thirteenth Kickstarter, and we have delivered (or are in the process of doing so; looking at you, Lacuna!) on all of our Kickstarters so far.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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