Viola has everyone’s first choice in superpowers: FLIGHT! Even so, life isn’t easy…
Violete is a fast-paced adventure about an enthusiastic hero who greets difficult situations with a sense of humour.
Despite working to prove herself through stopping crimes all over the city, the police still frown on her activities.
All is going fairly well until one of the criminals she has caught before escapes from prison.
She had no idea he would be changed into the supervillain Rampage, biologically enhanced with chameleon DNA for one purpose: to defeat her…
Violete was written by Jennifer Dawn and creator Ed Jowett (of both the universe and the character), illustrated by the talented Rahmat Wisnubroto and the cover artwork is by Ferry Susanto!
At SoV Comics, we create comics because we love doing it: we're comic enthusiasts! I, personally, have been collecting comics of almost every type and genre since 1986.
I worked as a writer in the mainstream comics industry for over 15 years. My dream, though, has always been to work with creators who have brilliant ideas and just want to bring their stories to life. I'm pleased to be able to do that with SoV Comics.
Two years ago, when we started, we were able to begin working with some of the best indie artists out there. We aim to work with creators and artists who believe in what they are doing so much that the stories we tell and the images that tell them truly jump off the page.
We want to bring these amazing stories to you, so we've turned to Kickstarter to show you what our talented group of creators have to offer! Our comics so far have received critical acclaim, as well as extremely popular with the backers.
(and we'd like to take this chance to welcome back anyone returning to back us again!)
My name is Johnathan Lewis, and I'm Comic Director for SOV Comics, an independent comic company working with universes created by Shades of Vengeance.
Over the last two years, we have published a number of comics. Prominent among these is our Era: The Empowered series, which Ed Jowett and I conceived of years ago on a trip to Canada. We were talking about the old "90's style" comics and cartoons like the X-Men and Spider-Man. We debuted it at first as a wildly successful tabletop RPG that let people play as their own characters set in the whole new world of "Terra".
A comic involving some of the adventures we saw in play test and games was requested and we had to deliver! Lacuna was the first and our most recent, Blue-Shift: Frenemies has already delivered the rewards!
Violete is a story that we've kept coming back to, refining and even changing the artist to get it just right. It's an important part of what's to come, and we've managed to polish it into the gem of the series so far!
Viola Sobol is college student, cosplayer and all-round studious researcher of all things geeky. She is also Violete, an Empowered with the abilities of super strength, flight and a love of the color purple.
Rich, smart and arrogant, he'll do whatever it takes to take down Violete. His identity and motivation for doing so remain a mystery... for now.
Dane Coont is a career criminal Violete knows and has stopped a few times. He becomes Rampage not for money... he is looking forward to the opportunity to “deal with” Violette - once and for all.
Ed Jowett is a creator of worlds and characters who has a seemingly unlimited supply of new ideas. Violete is one of the most unique, as well as one of the first, characters ever played in the Era: The Empowered roleplaying game and her story is one that he's eager to tell!
Jennifer Martin is an experienced writer who has worked with Shades of Vengeance on games for years, including Era: The Consortium, Era: Survival and, of course, Era: The Empowered. She lent her talent to Violete and helped to bring many of the characters, including Rampage, to life!
Johnathan Lewis has been writing comics for over fifteen years, and has been working with SoV Comics since it began! His writing credits include a large variety of comics, particularly some of the best comics we have ever made produced as a group!
Rahmat Wisnubroto has illustrated for several other SoV Comics projects and has once again brought his distinct style and skill to Violete. From sketches to colours, this work is all Rahmat, and his dedication to the character and the world shines through on every page.
Ferry Susanto returned to do the cover art for Violete, after a brilliant job on the Lacuna and Blue-Shift comics. An accomplished illustrator, there's nothing Ferry likes more than designing and painting superheroes!
Martin Popovski has once again brought his amazing talents to our Kickstarter video. He's done a brilliant job, as always, condensing the story of Violete into "30 seconds or less"!
Ingrid Windsland did the voiceover for the video, and we'd like to thank her for her contribution to the project. She's captured the essence of Violete perfectly, in our opinion!
Risks and challenges
There are always risks in any project.
However, we are an established company with experience in completing projects of this kind, the artwork is currently underway with an artist who has worked with us several times before and the lettering is underway as he delivers pages.
Therefore, all that should be required is layout and printing.
We believe we can easily meet the deadlines we've set!
If the stretch goals for further comics are reached, we will begin producing them immediately after the funding is complete and 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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