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Suited Racer: Volume 1 | Graphic Novel

A dystopian future filled with propaganda & without privacy. The Suited Racer, the last anon, must use social media to tip the scales.

Suited Racer: Volume 1 | Graphic Novel

A dystopian future filled with propaganda & without privacy. The Suited Racer, the last anon, must use social media to tip the scales.

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About

"Are you looking for a man in a red cape?  Maybe a government enhanced super soldier. Or an eccentric billionaire with a super brain. And unfathomable technology. 

When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. But when I became a man… I put the ways of childhood behind me.

NO.

You won’t find any red capes here. In the real world, superheroes don’t exist.

ONLY VILLAINS DO."

After years of planning, this is finally the moment! "The Suited Racer: Volume 1 (Compilation of Issues 1-6)" will be 132 pages of classically printed, beautifully bound graphic novel goodness. After three years of "blurring the lines of reality" on social media, the next chapter The Suited Racer begins! With your support, we will be able to tell that story. A story that dares and hopes to bridge the divide. HashtagLetsGo. HashtagLetsDoThis! HashtagThatsMeBelow 

oh, hello!

Hi, I am @TheSuitedRacer, I'm a street artist and "vigilante journalist", known for my art and photography on IG (cough Instagram is not "real" photography). I've been posting action shots on social media as I ride with a myriad of motorcycles to offer a glimpse of "The Suited Racer's" overarching story, hoping that one day I would put it in a graphic novel (phrasing). Today is that day. (Wait, did he just steal phrasing from Archer?) 

Little ol' me.

ABOUT THE SUITED RACER

How it all started 

A few years ago (fake news) I had a mishmash of performance art ideas that resulted in a thought: What would it feel like to have a vigilante in the real world? And what if I could reference everything that will happen in a story that takes place in the near future and continue to blur the lines of reality? And so, I started taking pictures (barbie camera) and action shots on various motorcycles (cough, what a poser! , cough). Sprinkling them with captions about the greater narrative (like Disney in their old movies just, you know, not gross 'cause those were movies for kids).

To my surprise (and my moms), it resonated loudly with a lot of people ("a lot"). And that was only the beginning. The next couple years have kept me very busy ("busy"), I've gotten to travel the world over, meeting so many great people that have been intrigued by my work (not a real job). I've been building the moments and content that would someday shape the world and story that this very graphic novel takes place in. 

 I've decided to make this happen through Kickstarter for one simple reason (money?). This project has always been about people. Everything I've done until this point has been grass-roots. I've done it with all of you and BECAUSE of you, this campaign exists to honor that spirit so we can make this happen together. And now, YOU can be a part of it. LITERALLY. I am reaching out to you, a fan of the Suited Racer, to join me on this campaign to launch the first leg of the full story for the very first time. I've even included some opportunities for some of you to be IN the graphic novel, or your name on the "Thank You" Page.  

THE GRAPHIC NOVEL: Volume 1


The Suited Racer: Volume 1 will have around 132 pages and a hard cover. You've already seen online some key moments of the story, this book will tie it all up. With your support, I will be able to finish that and get it printed. 

Dimensions are approximately 6.1 x 9.1 inches. 


Mockup of Volume 1 Compilation
Mockup of Volume 1 Compilation

The images shown above are for display purposes only. Print quality and layout may change.


THE CAMPAIGN 

Volume 1 will be a press printed, Hardcover bound, fresh off the press smell, paper sandwich of goodness (no added sugar, gluten free, organically raised, FDA approved). The printed editions of this kickstarter will be marked with a book press to set them apartfrom future 'reissues'. Limited to those who participate in this campaign only (aren't we special?).   

I have prepared some cool perks to achieve our goal. The coolest, I think, being the ability to have your likeness drawn as a cameo into the graphic novel! It's like breaking the fourth wall, only backwards... wait, what?

You'll be able to get a digital PDF or a physical printed copy. Some perks will include a limited giclee print of the cover with a seal of authenticity. 

For those who simply want to participate, you'll be able to purchase Issue #1. The first issue of the six part VOLUME 1 Compilation (Issues 1-6)




Mockup of "Single" Issue No#1 Paperback
Mockup of "Single" Issue No#1 Paperback

Preparation is always key. I like to surround myself with those who are smarter and better than I am. I've chosen professional partners to make this project as pristine as possible. With that said, I'm not a publishing house and hope you are graceful with me should we encounter any unforeseen choppy waters in the process. We are as prepared as we could possibly be, my confidence is absolute, but I want to air it all out... like a helmet that's been ridden across the country in desperate need of some Febreeze. 

Thank you so much for your support and let's make this happen, together!

Risks and challenges

I believe these to be minimal if we reach our fund goal. Things that are out of my direct control could be delays with the printing press and shipping delays.

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    Paperback Issue No. 1

    Not to be confused with VOLUME 1 which includes issues 1-6. This is for a paperback copy of 1/6th of this Kickstarter, the very first Issue of The Suited Racer.

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    Paperback Issues 1 and 2

    Not to be confused with Volume 1 which is a compilation of Issues 1-6, this is for the first two Issues, Issues 1 and 2.

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    DIGITAL TAILOR

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    ANALOG TAILOR

    Wow, what a purist...
    You don't like "bulky" things. You want the whole thing, all of Volume 1. But not in a single hardcover comp, you want six traditional issues. Six paperback issues. This is for you. This also gets you in the list for the chance to win the original cover artwork piece 30x48 with a gallery value of $9,500. Thank you for your support!

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    ANALOG TAILOR (SIGNED)

    Everything the other Analog Tailor offers, but with a signed copy of Issue #1

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    ANALOG PATTERN MAKER

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    * A complete PRE-RELEASE PDF version of the book a month before the print release date.
    * All digital rewards that are unlocked as stretch goals.
    * Your name on the Thank you Page.

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    SUPER 120's

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    *A unique special edition of the "The Suited Racer: VOLUME ONE" Genuine Leather HARDCOVER, beautifully embossed with the The Suited Racer Logo. This edition of the book is limited to this Kickstarter and will never be printed again.
    * The edition will be HAND NUMBERED and signed by The Suited Racer.
    * A complete version in PDF delivered a month before the print release date.
    * All PHYSICAL stretch goals that are unlocked during the Kickstarter campaign.
    * All DIGITAL stretch goals that are unlocked during the Kickstarter campaign.
    * Your name on Thank you Page in BOLD LETTERING.

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    Silent Cameo (Early Bird)

    This is it! Get immortalized in The Suited Racer canon by getting your likeness drawn as a cameo in one of the panels. Of course it also includes a copy of "The Suited Racer: Volume 1 Hardcover"
    * Personalized thank you note inside your copy signed by The Suited Racer

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    • Immortalized cameo in panel
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    Talking/Action Cameo (Early Bird)

    Do you have something to say? Want to get punched in the face?! A regular cameo isn't for you. With this you'll get a cameo drawn from your likeness where you either shout/say something or, in one way or another, are part of an action scene.

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    • Talking/Action Cameo Immortalized in Suited Racer Canon
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    Silent Cameo

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    * Personalized thank you note inside your copy signed by The Suited Racer

    Includes:
    • Immortalized cameo in panel
    • Digital Copy of VOLUME 1 (Issues 1-6)
    • STRETCH GOAL: Name on "Thank you Page"
    • Suited Racer Stickers
    • Leathercover: "THE SUITED RACER: VOLUME 1" hand numbered/signed
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    Talking/Action Cameo (Early Bird)

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    Includes:
    • Talking/Action Cameo Immortalized in Suited Racer Canon
    • Digital Copy of VOLUME 1 (Issues 1-6)
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    Cover Cameo

    User suggested, COVER CAMEO. Here, you'll be able to get a cameo on a cover, plus an action/talking cameo in a panel inside. If you already have a cameo, feel free to upgrade. You also get everything else included in the action/talking cameo package.

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    Secondary Character In your likeness

    A cameo is cool... a character is better. You like the limelight. Nothing wrong with that. This get's a secondary character in the novel drawn to your likeness. And to top it off, you get all the goodies in the Cameo package as well.

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    • STRETCH GOAL: Name on "Thank you Page"
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    Producer Credit

    You're not playing any games. A cameo is cool (which you'll get here anyway), but you want MORE. Your name on the masthead as someone who helped make this thing come to life... cultured... a PRODUCER. You'll also get a print plate of one of the pages and a signed hardcover copy of "The Suited Racer Vol. 1 (Issues 1-6)"

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    • Credit on Masthead as Producer
    • Immortalized cameo in panel
    • Limited Museum Quality print with authenticity seal.
    • Print plate of Random Page with Certificate of Authenticity
    • SIGNED Hardcover copy of The Suited Racer Vol. 1 (Issues 1-6)
    • Digital Copy of VOLUME 1 (Issues 1-6)
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    SIDEKICK

    You're hard to please, aren't you? No worries, I got your back. With this, you'll get a photoshoot with me in NYC, an original artwork piece on canvas of one of the action panels of the graphic novel of your choosing. Plus, everything the PRODUCER gets,

    Includes:
    • Original Suited Racer fine art piece on canvas with C.O.A.
    • Credit on Masthead as Producer
    • Immortalized cameo in panel
    • Limited Museum Quality print with authenticity seal.
    • SIGNED Hardcover copy of The Suited Racer Vol. 1 (Issues 1-6)
    • Chance to win the 30x48 Original Cover Canvas piece
    • Suited Racer Stickers
    • STRETCH GOAL: Name on "Thank you Page"
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