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About this project
AMERICAN TERRORIST, a story of passion, activism, and political dissent, is the latest project by A Wave Blue World studios. We need your help to turn our story into a beautifully bound, independently published graphic novel.
AMERICAN TERRORIST, written by husband-and-wife team and AWBW founders Tyler and Wendy Chin-Tanner, features artwork by Andy MacDonald (Punisher, Terminator, and NYC Mech) and colors by Matt Wilson (Wolverine, Y the Last Man, Phonogram). Our company is small, independently run, and thus far self-funded. We believe so strongly in this project that we have dedicated a good deal of our own money and time to carry it to fruition. We hope that when you see our work, you'll feel the same way, too.
The beginnings of the book are already available digitally, for example, on the iPhone and the iPad, and we are about to go full swing into production of the heart of the story.
It is at this crucial stage that we need your support to bring the completed story to print. In exchange, you will not only have access to our behind-the-scenes blog and such items as the pre-ordered graphic novel and sketchbook, but we are even offering a unique set of opportunities to take an interactive role in the creative process.
All the money raised here on Kickstarter will go straight to the considerable cost of printing a high-quality hardbound graphic novel that will do AMERICAN TERRORIST justice and look great on any bookshelf.
We expect to be finished with the content of the book by the end of the summer and we anticipate that AMERICAN TERRORIST will be in print and delivered to you by the end of this calendar year.
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Pledge $8 or more
BEHIND-THE-SCENES BLOG & PDFs: A private, password-protected inside look at the making of AMERICAN TERRORIST. Follow the creative process as script turns to art, and colors and text are added. Read details of the decision-making process as our team collaborates in the final push to bring the book to life. Includes PDF files of the completed chapters.
The blog will begin April 15th, 2010 and will be updated at least once a week, but later donors can find all past entries in the archives.
Pledge $25 or more
AMERICAN TERRORIST PRE-ORDER: Guarantees your copy of the graphic novel as soon as it's available, signed by the creative team and personalized if you so desire. Also provides access to the private behind-the-scenes blog.
Pledge $40 or more
3 backers Limited (47 left of 50)
PRE-ORDER WITH SKETCHBOOK VOL. II: Along with access to the behind-the-scenes blog and delivery of the graphic novel, you will also receive the 2010 AMERICAN TERRORIST Sketchook, which had a print run of only 200 copies and is filled with exclusive artwork from the early stages of the creative process. In the sketchbook, you will get two individual hand-drawn sketches by Tyler Chin-Tanner and Andy MacDonald.
Pledge $60 or more
0 backers Limited (16 left of 16)
PRE-ORDER WITH SKETCHBOOKS VOLS. I & II: Along with everything from the preceding incentive package, you will also get the 2008 sketchbook, which has only 16 copies remaining and includes two individual hand-drawn sketches by Tyler Chin-Tanner and Andy MacDonald.
Pledge $70 or more
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ELITE SUPPORTER: You will be personally thanked as an elite supporter of AMERICAN TERRORIST with your name printed on the acknowledgements page of the graphic novel. This incentive also includes access to the private behind-the-scenes blog and delivery of the completed book.
Pledge $85 or more
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INTERACTIVE SUPPORTER: Throughout the story, the protagonists participate in numerous radical activities that ignite a firestorm of public reaction and commentary appearing as captions alongside the action taking place in the panels. You can put your stamp on the story by being one of these commentators, writing your own commentary under a screen name of your choice, with your response to the characters’ actions or the greater political issues in the scene. We will send you the completed pages with everything but these captions for you add your line to the script and become an interactive participant in the story as it unfolds. Strong language is permissible. This incentive also includes access to the private behind-the-scenes blog and delivery of the completed book.
Pledge $100 or more
2 backers Limited (8 left of 10)
THE CIVIL DISOBEDIENT: Become part of the story by having your likeness drawn in as a protestor in the huge demonstration scene at the story’s climax. Send us some pictures of yourself, choose your outfit, and even write a slogan for a sign you’ll be carrying if you want your character to have one. It can have any political or social message you like, as long as there are no specific people’s names.. This incentive also includes access to the private behind-the-scenes blog and delivery of the completed book.
Pledge $150 or more
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MEMBER OF THE RESISTANCE: Have your likeness drawn as a character with a more involved role in the action. These characters will be interacting with the protagonists and taking part in the action alongside them. You will also appear in multiple panels. This incentive also includes access to the private behind-the-scenes blog and delivery of the completed book.
Pledge $300 or more
2 backers Limited (1 left of 3)
CHARACTER: Become a named character with a speaking role in AMERICAN TERRORIST, who will appear multiple times in the story with your name and likeness (or a person’s of your choosing). Send us a few photos for Andy to work from. This incentive also includes access to the private behind-the-scenes blog and delivery of the completed book.
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