About this project
WHAT IS VENEZIA?
Venezia is an ongoing comic series set in 16th century Venice, Italy. It follows the story of a young woman who becomes a vigilante after the brutal murder of her parents. Against an action packed backdrop of revenge driven murder and violence, the comic explores the protagonist's fragile identity and her internal conflict with the ghosts of her past.
Issue 2 contains 22 pages of story written and created by Wolf Beaumont, pencilled & inked by Brian McCranie, coloured by Omi Remalante Jr. & lettered by E.T. Dollman who is also the book's editor.
Want a taste? Check out the preview pages below.
WHAT IS THIS CAMPAIGN ABOUT?
As a team, we were able to complete issue one with our personal savings, we then ran a kickstarter campaign to promote the book and raise enough money to do the preview above for issue 2. This was also a great opportunity for us to test Kickstarter as a platform and learn valuable lessons with a modest goal.
Now we're back, and this time we're raising money for issue 2 proper. Our art team are industry professionals and we pay them a fair commission per page. With that in mind we need your help to raise enough funds to colour the rest of the book.
We have a number of stretch goals, after we raise the minimum £1000, for example we hope to pay back two of the artists for services rendered and then we'd like to bring back Craig Hamilton to pencil & ink issue 2's cover making our ideal stretch goal a total of £2900 [$4600]. Our dream goal is to reach £6000 [$9500] thereby fully funding issue 3 and coming up with all sorts of amazing gifts and new rewards to shower you with.
WHAT IF YOU EXCEED YOUR GOALS?
Every penny we raise on this campaign goes into page production and reward expenditures. If we are fortunate enough to exceed our minimum we've got several stretch goals we'd like to reach:
- £2400 - Brian McCranie & E.T. Dollman are paid for their work on issue 2.
- £2900 - Craig Hamilton will pencil & ink the cover of issue 2.
- £5300 - Issue 3 is fully funded and every backer will get a free digital 'special edition' copy in February 2013.
- £5800 - Craig Hamilton will pencil & ink issue 3's cover and we'll also offer issue 3 as a print reward.
- £6000 - Things get crazy...
WHO ARE WE?
Wolf Beaumont is from Great Britain, he currently devotes himself full time to Venezia and his writings. Wolf has a passion for storytelling in all mediums and has a voracious appetite for others as well.
Brian McCranie's sequential art and covers have appeared in numerous independent print and web comics, graphic novels and literary fiction publications. Brian's cinematic page layouts and super-detailed panels make every book he does a re-readable work of art.
Brian especially enjoys working in the horror, fantasy and sci-fi genres and also enjoys noir fiction, super hero and action comics. Brian is influenced by HR Giger and James O'Barr but employs various styles to fit the subject matter.
E.T. Dollman is an Italian letterer and designer. His lettered comics have been published by Image Comics, AC Comics, Markosia, Acana, Moonstone Books and Big Dog Ink.
Omi Remalante Jr. was born and raised in Manila, Philippines. His passion for comic books goes a long way starting at the early age of 5. He started colouring comic books professionally in July 2008 and since then has coloured numerous independent comic books which includes OZ / Wonderland Chronicles, Alan Wake, Magna to name a few.
Craig Hamilton started work professionally for D.C. Comics & Marvel Comics. He later created t-shirt logos and graphics for movies such as Aliens, Princess Bride and Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
Next he began inking for hit Vertigo series' like Fables & Lucifer. In November 2012 Craig released the Graphic novel 'Fables: Werewolves of the Heartland'.
Craig currently lives in Macon, Georgia with his feline companion, Tuesday. He enjoys hiking, swimming and yoga and is an award-winning “Adult Fan of Lego.”
Below you'll find more concept art, links to reviews of Venezia #1, a podcast interview & a preview of Venezia #1. Thanks for your support.
ISSUE ONE REVIEWS
Venezia Audio Interview with Jared Elrod from Tek Tor Productions November 17, 2012Venezia Feature for Tek Tor Productions
November 7, 2012Venezia #1 Review on Comicbook & Movie Reviews
October 22, 2012
ISSUE ONE PREVIEW
Risks and challenges
What happens if a member of the team is unable to continue on the comic?
We will find a replacement to join the team, someone within our budget who we feel is best suited to the comic.
What if you end up with unforeseen expenditures that the kickstarter funding can't cover?
We will pay for these expenditures out of our own personal finances.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Select the most expensive reward on your list, noting the prices of all the other rewards you want as well [don't forget shipping costs of each]. You then pledge that full amount in £. You then send us a message on the kickstarter stating which rewards you've purchased. We'll confirm this with you and then you're done.
Special Editions are exclusive copies of Venezia available only to kickstarter supporters. They contain pages of concept art mixed with articles about the production process of the comic. They are great collector items.
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