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What if you let a genie out of the bottle by drinking it? Frank, and those around him, are about to find out. Join him.
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"What happens when you drink a genie?"
"What happens when you drink a genie?"

The Story

'Untethered' follows Frank, a man whose favourite activity leads him to answer one of life's biggest riddles; what happens when you accidentally drink a genie? After gulping the contents of a strange vial, Frank finds himself as the new vessel for the bottle’s occupant; an ancient genie. The two strike up a mutual relationship of sorts, as this is totally weird for the two of them.

However when another, far more sinister, creature appears and happens to have a vested interest in Frank and his “new friend” things begin to get bad for the duo.

Very bad, very quickly.

Untethered #1 Cover
Untethered #1 Cover

The Goal

Untethered is a FULL COLOUR comic with 26 PAGES of story. The Untethered Kickstarter is for issue one of a planned mini-series. Issue one is written by Umar Ditta (writer and co-creator) and Elliot Balson (artist and co-creator) with letters by Robin Jones (Madius Comics), colours by Mike Maynard, and a variant by Iain Laurie (And Then Emily Was Gone). Additional prints designed by: Keith Chan, Katie Fleming, Dearbhla Kelly, Paul Moore, Emily Owen and Michael Rea.

The goal of £1,750 is to cover printing costs of the book. As well as covering the book's production costs. The story of Untethered originated from a short comic penned by Elliot Balson. After collaborating with Umar Ditta to build upon the initial short story, Untethered was born.

Our target is to debut the book at Thought Bubble Comics Art Festival 2017. This is a story that we believe in and we hope that you, the reader, will feel the same.

Rewards

There are a variety of rewards available in this Kickstarter campaign. Ranging from unique headshots by Elliot Balson to exclusive prints by talented comic book artists, there's a reward for everyone. But, first here's a little teaser of what Iain Laurie's variant cover art (which you could own) will look like.

A sneak peek of the Untethered #1 Variant Cover
A sneak peek of the Untethered #1 Variant Cover

You can also own the original pages for Untethered. Have a look through the rewards and see the pages that are up for grabs below!

Page 3 Inked
Page 3 Inked

 

Page 5 Inked
Page 5 Inked

 

Page 10 Inked
Page 10 Inked

 

Although, some print artwork will be revealed periodically as the Kickstarter campaign continues, there are a few finished artwork of the exclusive prints that we are able to reveal right now.

Paul Moore's A4 Print
Paul Moore's A4 Print

 

Katie Fleming's A5 Print
Katie Fleming's A5 Print

 

Michael Rea's A4 Print
Michael Rea's A4 Print

 

Keith Chan's A5 Print
Keith Chan's A5 Print

This is just a taste of the quality artwork by talented artists that are attached as collaborators in Untethered. Comics are a collaborative medium at their heart and this book, in both story and approach, is about coming together. As such, we hope you'll join us in this.

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A little preview...

Since we're so proud of the work we've done so far, here are the first five inked pages of Untethered. This is not the finished page but an indication of what the book is about:

Page 1
Page 1

 

Page 2
Page 2

 

Page 3
Page 3

 

Page 4
Page 4

 

Page 5
Page 5

Credits

Writer – Umar Ditta

Artist – Elliot Balson 

Colourist – Mike Maynard

Letter – Rob Jones 

Print Artists:

Keith Chan – Katie Fleming  – Dearbhla Kelly – Paul Moore – Emily Owen – Michael Rea 

Music used in video is "Silk Road" by purple-planet.com (http://www.purple-planet.com/international/4583971414)

Risks and challenges

This project is not something that was done on a whim. There was, and still is, an enormous amount of planning and preparation that will ensure that we deliver the best quality comic book that we can.

But, of course, there may be some obstacles and challenges that may arise along the way that we will look to overcome.

At the time of the launch, we will have a complete creative team in place looking to finish creating the book. The book has been completely scripted. We are past halfway of the pencilling/inking work. And pages are being coloured and lettered on a daily basis.

This is why we have set a realistic goal of August for the book to be completed and sent to your home. Please be aware that this is a goal that we have set for ourselves and, although as we stated that it is reachable, delays may occur.

If this does occur, do not worry. We will be completely transparent and contact our backers without any delay. This also goes for any important updates regarding to the project.

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    Untethered Digital Comic

    A PDF copy of Untethered #1 comic.

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    Untethered Physical Comic

    A printed copy of Untethered #1 comic plus the a PDF copy.

    For shipping add £2 for UK/£5 for Rest of the World

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    A5-sized Print: Pick Your Artist

    A printed copy of Untethered #1 comic plus a PDF copy. Also, you will receive a bonus A5 heavyweight print and YOU get to decide which print you want.

    Choose prints created by: Elliot Balson (Untethered), Keith Chan (Fast & Frightening), Katie Fleming (100 Times) and Emily Owen (100 Times).

    The artwork for prints and covers should be on the Untethered Kickstarter page. However, we will be releasing print and cover artwork updates over the duration of the campaign. So, have a look!

    A questionnaire will be emailed to you regarding which print you wish to pick if/when the Kickstarter is successful.

    For shipping add £2 for UK/£5 for Rest of the World

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    Iain Laurie Variant Cover

    A printed copy of Untethered #1 variant cover edition by And Then Emily Was Gone artist, Iain Laurie. PLUS a digital PDF and a LIMITED A4 heavyweight print of the variant cover. Limited to 100 backers. Don't miss out!

    The artwork for prints and covers should be on the Untethered Kickstarter page. However, we will be releasing print and cover artwork updates over the duration of the campaign. So, have a look!

    For shipping add £2 for UK/£5 for Rest of the World

    Includes:
    • Unthethered (Digital Copy) #1
    • Iain Laurie Variant Copy of Untethered #1 (Limited to 100)
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    A5 Print Complete Set Extravaganza!

    A printed copy of Untethered #1 comic plus a PDF copy. As well as that, recipients of this reward tier will receive ALL the previous A5 heavyweight prints, an A4 bonus poster AND a set of four Untethered badges!

    The artwork for prints and covers should be on the Untethered Kickstarter page. However, we will be releasing print and cover artwork updates over the duration of the campaign. So, have a look!

    For shipping add £2 for UK/£5 for Rest of the World

    Includes:
    • Unthethered (Digital Copy) #1
    • Untethered (Print Copy) #1
    • Set of 4 A5-sized Prints
    • A4 Sized Bonus Poster
    • 4 Pack Set of Untethered Button Badges
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    A4-sized Bonus Print: Pick Your Artist

    A printed copy of Untethered #1 comic plus a PDF copy. As well as that, recipients of this reward tier will receive ALL the previous A5 heavyweight prints, an A4 bonus poster AND a set of four Untethered badges.

    Also, you will receive a bonus A4 heavyweight print and YOU get to decide which print you want.

    Choose prints created by: Elliot Balson (Untethered), Dearbhla Kelly (Will Sinister), Paul Moore (Planet of Daemons) and Michael Rea (West End).

    The artwork for prints and covers should be on the Untethered Kickstarter page. However, we will be releasing print and cover artwork updates over the duration of the campaign. So, have a look!

    A questionnaire will be emailed to you regarding which print you wish to pick if/when the Kickstarter is successful.

    For shipping add £2 for UK/£5 for Rest of the World

    Includes:
    • Unthethered (Digital Copy) #1
    • Untethered (Print Copy) #1
    • Set of 4 A5-sized Prints
    • A4 Sized Bonus Poster
    • 4 Pack Set of Untethered Button Badges
    • 1 x A4 Print (A questionnaire will be sent after the campaign)
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    A4 Print Complete Set Extravaganza!

    A printed copy of Untethered #1 comic plus a PDF copy. As well as that, recipients of this reward tier will receive ALL the previous A5 heavyweight prints, an A4 bonus poster AND a set of four Untethered badges! On top of that, the COMPLETE SET of A4 heavyweight prints AND an A3 bonus poster!

    The artwork for prints and covers should be on the Untethered Kickstarter page. However, we will be releasing print and cover artwork updates over the duration of the campaign. So, have a look!

    For shipping add £2 for UK/£5 for Rest of the World

    Includes:
    • Unthethered (Digital Copy) #1
    • Untethered (Print Copy) #1
    • Set of 4 A5-sized Prints
    • A4 Sized Bonus Poster
    • 4 Pack Set of Untethered Button Badges
    • Set of 4 A4-sized Prints
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    Commision

    A printed copy of Untethered #1 comic plus a PDF copy. As well as that, recipients of this reward tier will receive ALL the previous A5 heavyweight prints, an A4 bonus poster AND a set of four Untethered badges! On top of that, the COMPLETE SET of A4 heavyweight prints AND an A3 bonus poster!

    LIMTED TO 15 BACKERS - An A5 headshot of you as a genie!

    The artwork for prints and covers should be on the Untethered Kickstarter page. However, we will be releasing print and cover artwork updates over the duration of the campaign. So, have a look!

    For shipping add £2 for UK/£5 for Rest of the World

    Includes:
    • Unthethered (Digital Copy) #1
    • Untethered (Print Copy) #1
    • Set of 4 A5-sized Prints
    • A4 Sized Bonus Poster
    • 4 Pack Set of Untethered Button Badges
    • Set of 4 A4-sized Prints
    • A3 Sized Bonus Poster
    • A5 Pencilled Commission by Elliot Balson (Limited to 15)
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    Own an Untethered Original Page #1!

    EVERYTHING in the A4 Print Complete Set Extravaganza! PLUS the original art for page 3 of Untethered!

    The artwork for prints and covers should be on the Untethered Kickstarter page. However, we will be releasing print and cover artwork updates over the duration of the campaign. So, have a look!

    For shipping add £10 for UK/£20 for Rest of the World (larger and unique item in rewards tier)

    Includes:
    • Unthethered (Digital Copy) #1
    • Untethered (Print Copy) #1
    • Set of 4 A5-sized Prints
    • A4 Sized Bonus Poster
    • 4 Pack Set of Untethered Button Badges
    • Set of 4 A4-sized Prints
    • A3 Sized Bonus Poster
    • The Original Art For Page 3 of Untethered
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    Own an Untethered Original Page #2!

    EVERYTHING in the A4 Print Complete Set Extravaganza! PLUS the original art for page 5 of Untethered!

    The artwork for prints and covers should be on the Untethered Kickstarter page. However, we will be releasing print and cover artwork updates over the duration of the campaign. So, have a look!

    For shipping add £10 for UK/£20 for Rest of the World (larger and unique item in rewards tier)

    Includes:
    • Unthethered (Digital Copy) #1
    • Untethered (Print Copy) #1
    • Set of 4 A5-sized Prints
    • A4 Sized Bonus Poster
    • 4 Pack Set of Untethered Button Badges
    • Set of 4 A4-sized Prints
    • A3 Sized Bonus Poster
    • The Original Art For Page 5 of Untethered
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    Own an Untethered Original Page #3!

    EVERYTHING in the A4 Print Complete Set Extravaganza! PLUS the original art for page 9 of Untethered!

    The artwork for prints and covers should be on the Untethered Kickstarter page. However, we will be releasing print and cover artwork updates over the duration of the campaign. So, have a look!

    For shipping add £10 for UK/£20 for Rest of the World (larger and unique item in rewards tier)

    Includes:
    • Unthethered (Digital Copy) #1
    • Untethered (Print Copy) #1
    • Set of 4 A5-sized Prints
    • A4 Sized Bonus Poster
    • 4 Pack Set of Untethered Button Badges
    • Set of 4 A4-sized Prints
    • A3 Sized Bonus Poster
    • The Original Art For Page 9 of Untethered
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    Own A4 Print's Orignal Art!

    EVERYTHING in the A4 Print Complete Set Extravaganza! PLUS the original art to Elliot Balson's (see the updates page) A4 Print!

    The artwork for prints and covers should be on the Untethered Kickstarter page. However, we will be releasing print and cover artwork updates over the duration of the campaign. So, have a look!

    For shipping add £2 for UK/£6 for Rest of the World

    Includes:
    • Unthethered (Digital Copy) #1
    • Untethered (Print Copy) #1
    • Set of 4 A5-sized Prints
    • A4 Sized Bonus Poster
    • 4 Pack Set of Untethered Button Badges
    • Set of 4 A4-sized Prints
    • A3 Sized Bonus Poster
    • The Original Art For Elliot Balson's A4 Print
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    Own A4 Bonus Poster's Orignal Art!

    EVERYTHING in the A4 Print Complete Set Extravaganza! PLUS the original art to Elliot Balson's (see the updates page) A4 Bonus Poster!

    The artwork for prints and covers should be on the Untethered Kickstarter page. However, we will be releasing print and cover artwork updates over the duration of the campaign. So, have a look!

    For shipping add £2 for UK/£6 for Rest of the World

    Includes:
    • Unthethered (Digital Copy) #1
    • Untethered (Print Copy) #1
    • Set of 4 A5-sized Prints
    • A4 Sized Bonus Poster
    • 4 Pack Set of Untethered Button Badges
    • Set of 4 A4-sized Prints
    • A3 Sized Bonus Poster
    • The Original Art For Untethered A4 Bonus Poster
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    Own Untethered Cover Art!

    EVERYTHING in the A4 Print Complete Set Extravaganza! PLUS the original cover art of Untethered by Elliot Balson!

    The artwork for prints and covers should be on the Untethered Kickstarter page. However, we will be releasing print and cover artwork updates over the duration of the campaign. So, have a look!

    For shipping add £10 for UK/£20 for Rest of the World (larger and unique item in rewards tier)

    Includes:
    • Unthethered (Digital Copy) #1
    • Untethered (Print Copy) #1
    • Set of 4 A5-sized Prints
    • A4 Sized Bonus Poster
    • 4 Pack Set of Untethered Button Badges
    • Set of 4 A4-sized Prints
    • A3 Sized Bonus Poster
    • The Original Art For Untethered Cover by Elliot Balson
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    Own Iain Laurie Variant Cover Art!

    A printed copy of Untethered #1 comic with Iain Laurie's variant cover, an A4 heavyweight print of the variant cover plus a PDF copy. As well as that, recipients of this reward tier will receive ALL the previous A5 heavyweight prints, an A4 bonus poster AND a set of four Untethered badges! On top of that, the COMPLETE SET of A4 heavyweight prints AND an A3 bonus poster!

    The artwork for prints and covers should be on the Untethered Kickstarter page. However, we will be releasing print and cover artwork updates over the duration of the campaign. So, have a look!

    For shipping add £10 for UK/£20 for Rest of the World (larger and unique item in rewards tier)

    Includes:
    • Unthethered (Digital Copy) #1
    • Iain Laurie Variant Copy of Untethered #1 (Limited to 100)
    • An A4 Print of Iain Laurie Variant (Limited to 100)
    • Set of 4 A5-sized Prints
    • A4 Sized Bonus Poster
    • Set of 4 A4-sized Prints
    • A3 Sized Bonus Poster
    • 4 Pack Set of Untethered Button Badges
    • The Original Art For Iain Laurie's Variant Cover
    • Untethered (Print Copy) #1
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Funding period

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