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160-page sci-fi thriller set on a motionless alien planet. Two sisters get lost in the shadows of Dusk, a city where time stands still.
160-page sci-fi thriller set on a motionless alien planet. Two sisters get lost in the shadows of Dusk, a city where time stands still.
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DUSK, A Graphic Novel

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This campaign is to fund the printing of the first graphic novel of the comic series, Dusk. Created by writer Brandon Gary and artist Jason Bienvenu, the book collects the first 6 issues that make up the first story arc.

The story of Dusk takes place on a distant planet that is completely motionless in space. So, while one side of the planet is constantly blasted by the sun, the other side is dark and cold. The one habitable strip of land is the dusk-line. Encircling the planet where light and dark meet, it is the one area that is not too hot and not too cold. This is where the city known as Dusk was built.

The city is laid out in such a way that you can travel from lighter and brighter areas to darker and colder sections in just a few miles. The brighter areas are more resort-like with more recreation and shopping. As you move deeper into the darker parts of the city there is more nightlife and entertainment, but also a lot more crime. With less light people tend to get sicker and desperate, turning to crime in the shadows of the skyscrapers blocking the sun.

Two sisters find themselves caught up in the crime in the darker parts of the city. Mysterious deaths, kids disappearing, ancient alien artifacts being uncovered; to survive they'll need to discover how all of this ties to the deeper mysteries of the planet. 

Ultimately, the fate of the planet is in the hands of a teenage girl.

 

Unlocks & Stretch Goals

 

Hardcover Edition (13K pledged) • Spread the word and help us raise enough to offer some hardcover editions! We'd love to see this one happen.

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Commission Sketch - $25 - Jason will draw any character you ask him to (within reason) *1 character per commission

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 The Characters

Kaitlyn is a 14-year old girl who has just arrived in the city. She has come to live with her older sister after the sudden death of their parents back on Earth. Kaitlyn is fiercely intelligent and resourceful but has a soft spot for injured and neglected animals.

Christina is adventurous, stubborn and extremely protective of her younger sister. She came to Dusk to see a new world but has found that it isn’t nearly as glamorous or exciting as she thought it would be.

Detective Eddie Hizaki has also only recently arrived in Dusk and is having a hard time adjusting to the technological advancements. He’s a little stuck in his ways and skeptical, but can’t help do the right thing, even if it hurts him.

 The Book

 

The book will have 14 pt cover paper weight with a gloss finish. The inside pages will be full color, 70 lb text paper weight with a coated matte finish, which gives a more diffuse, duller sheen that is perfect for reading in various lighting.

Inside you'll find over 160 pages of story, original sketches, and city design.

 

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Thank you.

Love, Spero!

Spero Studios was founded by Jason Bienvenu and Brandon Gary, inspired by the fun of the mid 70's, 80's & 90's, Spero focuses on bringing back the fun and joy from these eras with high-quality indie comics and graphic novels.

 

Risks and challenges

All of the artwork for each issue is complete, so there is no risk of us not finishing it. The only risks and challenges would be in the promptness of which we can deliver the books to backers. Unforeseen shipping and or printing problems could delay delivery, but will not stop it.

We here at Spero Studios value you and will do everything in our power to deliver a high-quality product to you as quickly as possible.

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    DIGI PACK GRAPHIC NOVEL (Early Bird)

    A digital version of the book, including all 160 pages of story, art, character design and more. Early bird pricing! (DRM Free)

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    • Digital Wallpapers
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    DIGI PACK GRAPHIC NOVEL

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    SOFTCOVER GRAPHIC NOVEL (Early Bird)

    A softcover edition of the book, including all 160 pages of story, art, character design and more.

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    SOFTCOVER GRAPHIC NOVEL PERSONALIZED

    A softcover edition of the book, including all 160 pages of story, art, character design and more. Signed and sketched and by the creators, made out to the name of your choice!

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    • Softcover Trade Paperback
    • Digital Version (PDF)
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    SOFTCOVER GRAPHIC NOVEL BUNDLE

    A softcover edition of the book, including all 160 pages of story, art, character design and more. Plus the softcover of The Kingdom Vol. 1, both signed and sketched and by the creators, made out to the name of your choice! And you get a digital copy of the script for Dusk.

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    • Softcover Trade Paperback
    • The Kingdom Vol. 1 Graphic Novel Softcover
    • Digital Version (PDF)
    • Digital Copy of the Comic Book Script
    • Digital Wallpapers
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    COMIC SHOP BUNDLE

    Five copies of the softcover edition of the book, including all 160 pages of story, art, character design and more.

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    GIVE ME EVERYTHING!

    You get everything! A signed softcover (or hardcover if it is unlocked), all of the add-ons, all of our undying gratitude!

    Includes:
    • Softcover Trade Paperback
    • All Six Issues with Sketch Covers
    • All Available Prints and Post Cards!
    • Limited Edition Dusk Sunglasses
    • Dusk Coloring Book
    • Digital Version (PDF)
    • Digital Copy of the Comic Book Script
    • Digital Wallpapers
    • Your name (or handle) listed in the book as a supporter!
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