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About

Since her powers manifested during a convention, cosplayer Viola Sabol has become something new, something powerful! She is Violete, super heroine extraordinaire, put upon daughter from overbearing parents, and overworked student.

And now she has a new enemy to face: the police.

When vigilantism is treated as terrorism and her first super villain puts in an appearance, it's up to Violete to decide if her own future is worth putting on the line to stop a serial killer with no morals and his own claws.

Written by Jennifer Martin and Ed Jowett, this is one of the most fluid, character-driven comics we've ever had the delight of putting together.

Partnered with the amazing art of J.C. Grande, the story will grab you and not let go.

Just dropping in.
Just dropping in.

The goal of this Kickstarter is to raise funds to complete this black and white 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.

Just shedding some skin.
Just shedding some skin.

Supporting this comic isn't just getting out more super hero comics out there than what the big two can scrape together...

You're helping us get comics out into the world that aren't just the same old thing with superheroes.

 

Violete, a child with two loving parents and more than one doting teacher would rather have her nose in a book then on the end of some criminals fist, but after awakening with the power of flight and enhanced strength, she couldn't imagine her life being any different.

Having put more than her fair share of criminals behind bars, she's caught the attention of someone willing to escalate the issue, as well as a mandate from the chief of police to end all vigilantism.

Now she has to choose between the new life she's made saving those around her, and letting the police do what they've been created for.

Take a good look...
Take a good look...

When Dane, a thief she catches in the opening pages of this issue, and a friend she will always regret losing, has returned with a horrible new power, the decision becomes moot.

I'm sure those are all completely harmless chemicals.
I'm sure those are all completely harmless chemicals.

 

 

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Page 3

 

Jennifer Martin has been working with SOV since Era: The Consortium started. She wrote some of the more memorable stories in the Core Rulebook and we are delighted to invite her back to add her talent to this comic.

This is J.C. Grande's first comic with us but as you can see from his gallery, he is an amazing artist and you can see what an amazing job he's done here. J.C. Grande is a comic-book artist known internationally for his work on books like Necessary Evil for Desperado Publishing, Johnny Monster for Image Comics and Alan Wake for Xbox. His multi-genre variation of styles allows him to work on different kinds of books from superhero/adventure, sci-fi/horror, westerns and all ages comics. J.C. has worked for many years in the comic book field doing pencilling, inking and coloring for companies such as Caliber comics, Arcana Comics, Remedy Entertainment, Shadowline, Markosia Publishing and many more.

Ed Jowett is a tabletop roleplaying game creator, with several games and a few comics under his belt. Working with Jennifer Martin, they've written one amazing comic that Ed is pretty pleased with. 

The voice of Violete is Katie Dagnen, and we'd like to thank her for her work!

 

 

 

 

 

We like to make sure that everyone knows where the money is going and what it is used for when we ask for funding. Here are the details:

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 Stretch Goals!  

20% Violete #2 - 10 pages just aren't enough and we want to bring you more. 20% of the funds will go into the starting the next issue.

40% Artists and Writers - Well, we gotta pay them something! They did all the work!  

 

£400 - FULLY FUNDED!

£500 - LOCKED - Digital Version of Lacuna #1 to everyone getting any version of Violete.

£600 - LOCKED - Digital Version of Penumbra #1 to everyone getting any version of Violete.

£700 - LOCKED - Digital Version of Era The Empowered RPG Rulebook Primer to everyone getting any version of Violete.

£800 - LOCKED - Digital Version of Declaration: The Bug War #1 - an Era: The Consortium Comic to everyone getting any version of Violete.

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.

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    Pledge £1 or more About $1.32

    Really? You Picked Flying?

    A name of your choice will be put on the Era: The Empowered Website to thank you for your support of this project!

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    Take Flight

    You get the PDF version of Violete #1

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    Power UP!

    You get a unique, Kickstarter-only version of the comic in PDF with sketches and concept art as well as a list of contributors (which will include your name, of course!)

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    All the valuables!

    Get a physical copy along with the digital deluxe extras of the comic.

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    • Deluxe PDF Version of Violete #1
    • Printed Version of Violete #1
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    Why ONLY Read when you can Play?

    Once you've read the comic, what next?

    This tier comes with not only the printed version of Violete, but also the tabletop role playing game the comic is based on!
    And, a special bonus: get Violete's Character sheet to play through the game!

    Includes:
    • Printed Version of Violete #1
    • Era: The Empowered Primer Edition
    • PDF Version of Violete #1
    • Name of your choice on the Contributors List!
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Funding period

- (30 days)