'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 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.
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.
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!
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.
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:
Writer – Umar Ditta
Artist – Elliot Balson
Colourist – Mike Maynard
Letter – Rob Jones
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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