AFTERGLOW is a beautifully illustrated, full-color, 70-page graphic novel about what happens after the world ends...and how one girl and her giant radioactive cat must prevent it from ending again.
100 years ago, an event called The Glowing devastated 80% of the population, leaving the survivors with an Earth that has been changed. Water is radioactive, animals have mutated, and the world has been painted with beautiful, dangerous, glowing color. Most of the remaining society has broken into villages in attempt to rebuild the world they lost, but this mysterious girl and her giant cat have embraced this wild new world.
Lacey has always been an outsider, but when she discovers her late mother's journal that foretells another apocalyptic event, Lacey and her giant, radioactive cat AFTER set forth on a journey to spread the word.
However, this is not a world that takes kindly to animals like After. Danger and adventure lie ahead in this hilarious, emotionally-charged fantasy tale!
In addition to the book itself, we're offering bookmarks, signed bookplates, enamel pins, buttons, original wood burned art pieces, a variant cover just for Kickstarter backers:
...and more! Read on to explore our rewards, add ons, and stretch goals!
Take a closer look at some of our rewards! If you have any questions or would like to add any of these items onto other pledge levels, please feel free to message me.
We're now FULLY FUNDED and climbing, so it's time for some stretch goals! Take a look below at our new ideas to enrich AFTERGLOW -- and thank you for supporting us enough to get us here so quickly!
UPDATE: ALL OF OUR STRETCH GOALS FROM BLOCK ONE HAVE BEEN UNLOCKED! FOR OUR FINAL 10 HOURS, HERE ARE THREE BRAND NEW STRETCH GOALS!
Here is a breakdown on what each of these will be:
- MAP OF AFTERGLOW: If we hit $21K, I will hire an artist to create a region-specific map of Lacey's villages and the surrounding areas shown in Afterglow. The world has changed dramatically, and we want to show just how much. I love seeing these maps in fantasy novels, and Afterglow is the perfect title to do one of our own.
- BONUS COMIC: Basically, I want to create a comic showing more radioactive cats. We showed some of them in our pins, but they don't show up in the main narrative... so I came up with a short tale that would focus on them. If we hit $22K, I'll write this bonus story and hire an artist to illustrate it (artist TBD). If we hit our final stretch goal of $23K, I will expand the book again and include this story in the physical volume.
And here are all of the Stretch Goals we've already unlocked!
In addition to all of the new items available through this campaign, we're offering books from previous Space Between Entertainment campaigns, as well as single issues of Black Mask Studios' Breathless, a healthcare horror story, written by Pat Shand. For more info on these books, you can explore previous campaigns here:
NOW INTRODUCING DIGITAL ADD-ONS OF PREVIOUS WORK!
ALL PHYSICAL BACKERS RECEIVE THIS ART CARD BY MANUEL PREITANO & STICKER BY MANDY ROBERTSON FOR FREE:
Thank you so much for pledging to AFTERGLOW. Indie comics are powered by passionate creators and dedicated readers like you -- we can't make this book a reality without you. Together, we can do this. We promise to give you an unforgettable journey!
Risks and challenges
We have a well-oiled system and a plan to get the book done ahead of schedule. In a creative endeavor of this size, possible challenges could be delays in production or printing, considering we ship overseas. However, any time that has happened in the past has been minor -- we have successfully Kickstarted multiple projects before as creators AND as a team, which has given us the utmost confidence that we'll meet and exceed your expectations. Our backers deserve the absolute best, and we promise to deliver the highest quality and the best communication.
Private Reflection Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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