THE BUREAU OF INFERNAL AFFAIRS (Canceled)
A print collection of the first chapter and concept art from next year's supernatural adventure webcomic, Infernal Affairs.
TL;DR: Put the fun monster of the week X-Files episodes in Ancient China. Boom. INFERNAL AFFAIRS.
And then pages FIVE and SIX.
And page SEVEN!
And then page EIGHT what the heck?!
We want to make a full length 96-page online graphic novel. We’ve been trying to do this for a few years, but none of us can justify taking the time from our paying work and deadlines to make it happen.
So, we’re doing this instead! With your help, we’re going to publish a special limited-run high-quality full-color 32-page art book. Let’s call it “Issue Zero.” We will never reprint this volume, so this campaign is your one and only chance to get in on the ground floor.
The Bureau of Infernal Affairs is a little known office within the Ministry of Public Works. In theory the Bureau is responsible for defending all under heaven against the supernatural. In reality, there just isn’t anything supernatural to defend against. The dynasty's dog catchers are both busier and more respected!
This is by design. For a thousand years the Bureau has served its Emperors as a dumping ground for misfits. It's where incompetent managers and bothersome officers are sent to keep them out of trouble.
But now ghosts and demons threaten to overwhelm the land and it's up to the Bureau's two newest agents to turn back the forces of darkness!
Zhang Zhen is a rough around the edges country medicine woman from the South.
Shao Wei is a sheltered court librarian from the North.
This unlikely and argumentative duo is all that can stop an ancient evil from swallowing the Imperial City.
If our campaign is successful, we will create a special limited-run high-quality full-color 32-page art book,“Issue Zero,” which we will never reprint.
Ultimately, this will fund the full INFERNAL AFFAIRS online graphic novel in the neighborhood of 96 pages.
This campaign also gives you options for additional exclusive content and access to the creative process of not only Issue Zero but the entire run of INFERNAL AFFAIRS.
Issue Zero will include the whole first chapter of INFERNAL AFFAIRS -- 16 full color comic pages! The rest of the book will consist of cool behind-the-scenes type stuff. Character and monster designs, concept art, notes from the creators about their processes, the world of INFERNAL AFFAIRS, and our plans for its future. You get the idea.
As well, once the rewards are sent to our backers, two new pages will be released for free online every week at http://infernal-affairs.com starting in 2015! Probably somewhere around April.
Brian Clevinger and Lee Black will write INFERNAL AFFAIRS. You may be familiar with their work on Atomic Robo as writer and editor respectively. They also wrote a few Marvel titles including a collaboration on The Avengers and the Infinity Gauntlet.
Erica Henderson will draw and color INFERNAL AFFAIRS. She’s the artist behind Marvel’s Unbeatable Squirrel-Girl, she’s drawn for Atomic Robo: Real Science Adventures Vol 1 and 2, Sub-Atomic Party Girls for Monkey Brain comics, and she’s done short stories for Marvel and Valiant.
We've got digital and physical rewards. Check 'em out.
International backers, please be aware that will be asked to pay more for shipping if you opt for physical rewards, and that physical rewards may be subject to local taxes/customs charges.
All digital rewards are DRM FREE because oh my golly of course they are. As well, we've partnered with comiXology as one of our digital delivery methods.
TIER #1 - $10
You get the PDF and three digital wallpapers. Neato!
TIER #2 - $15
You get your name immortalized in a special THANK YOU section of Issue Zero, the PDF and digital wallpapers, and access to a Backers Only Blog where we'll share more about our process.
TIER #3 - $25
You get a PRINT COPY of Issue Zero, a PDF copy too because why not, the wallpapers, and access to the Backers Only Blog.
TIER #4 - $30
An early bird special. LIMITED AVAILABILITY! You get your name immortalized in a special THANK YOU section of Issue Zero, you get a PRINT COPY, a PDF copy, the wallpapers, a PDF of the script, and access to the Backers Only Blog.
TIER #5 - $35
Just like Tier #4, but at the regular price. You get your name immortalized in a special THANK YOU section of Issue Zero, you get a PRINT COPY, a PDF copy, the wallpapers, a PDF of the script, and access to the Backers Only Blog.
TIER #6 - $50
Your name immortalized in a special THANK YOU section of Issue Zero, Three Exclusive Prints, the PRINT COPY of Issue Zero, a PDF copy, the digital wallpapers, a PDF of the script, and access to the Backers Only Blog.
TIER #7 - $75
You get a PRINT COPY Issue Zero with a Kickstarter Exclusive Cover and a Bookplate signed by all three creators, you get the Three Exclusive Prints, your name immortalized in the special THANK YOU section, a PDF of the script, a PDF of Issue Zero, the wallpapers, and access to the Backers Only Blog. Whew.
TIER #8 - $150
ORIGINAL ART! LIMITED AVAILABILITY! Get an original, one of a kind and hand crafted inked sketch by Erica herself. You'll also get a PRINT COPY of Issue Zero with the Kickstarter Exclusive Cover and Bookplate signed by all three creators, the three exclusive prints, your name immortalized in the special THANK YOU section, a PDF copy of Issue Zero, a PDF of the script, the wallpapers, and access to the Backers Only Blog.
TIER #9 - $1,250
You're sponsoring one of the six chapters of INFERNAL AFFAIRS. You'll get to pick the illustration for the chapter break, get a one-of-a-kind copy of the art in question, and have your name prominently displayed as that chapter's sponsor. In addition, you'll get a PRINT COPY of Issue Zero with the Kickstarter Exclusive Cover and Bookplate signed by all three creators, the three prints, your name immortalized in the special THANK YOU section, a PDF copy of Issue Zero, a PDF of the script, the wallpapers, and access to the Backers Only Blog.
We've talked about making INFERNAL AFFAIRS for years, but none of us can afford to take the time off our on-going projects to make the darn thing. We got on the horn with the good folks over at Breadpig, Inc. and they agreed to help us manage a Kickstarter campaign to get this darn thing off the ground!
The campaign's minimum funding amount will cover ALL costs associated with designing, producing, printing, and shipping the exclusive "Issue Zero" art book as well as producing the full online graphic novel debuting in 2015.
10% goes to Amazon and Kickstarter fees.
75% to produce all scripts, pencils, inks, colors, and lettering for "Issue Zero" as well as the entire 96-page run of the full INFERNAL AFFAIRS free online graphic novel debuting in 2015.
10% to print the books and additional items.
5% to ship them to you.
Everything beyond the minimum funding amount will go toward additional shipping and processing fees, as well as designing, producing, and shipping our stretch goal items!
Risks and challenges
First, we learned from our previous campaign.The tiers of this campaign are structured to get your rewards sent out ASAP.
Issue Zero art is already done. All that remains is to collect the bonus material for the back half! Lee and Brian will do this during the campaign.
Meanwhile, Erica will finalize the art for the wallpapers and prints and so on during the campaign. Basically: we didn't want to ask her to do more free work until it looked like she could get paid for doing it!
Everyone involved in this project has been making comics professionally for years. We've worked with corporate clients like Marvel, Dark Horse, DC Comics, Dynamite, and Harmonix to name just a few. We will be working with proven production and fulfillment partners Breadpig, Inc. to deliver high-quality items delivered in a timely fashion.
We will of course keep our backers appraised of any unforeseen delays as we move forward.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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