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The Uncanny Hardcover Collection (Canceled)

Our world has fallen before and now the darkness has returned. The only thing in it's way is "The Uncanny". A 40 year labor of love.

The Uncanny Hardcover Collection (Canceled)

Our world has fallen before and now the darkness has returned. The only thing in it's way is "The Uncanny". A 40 year labor of love.

$779
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17
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on May 18 2012
Last updated May 18, 2012

About

Our Heroes

The Zen Brawler. The Voodoo Wildchild. The Faceless Mystery Man. The New Age Oracle. The Master of the Steel Skin Technique. The Psycho Soul. And the Gnostic spirit. They are “The Uncanny”.

The Uncanny, is a mystery school of revolutionaries fighting against conformity and spiritual oppression.

The Uncanny is an ongoing modern day super hero comic book.  It's a little bit Matrix, a little bit Doom Patrol and a heaping of every thing fantastic thrown in.    I have been publishing The Uncanny for the past few months at my website:  wyldcardstudio.com.  The prologue and issues 1 and 2 have been published.  I am using on demand printing to make the issues available for sale.  This first story arc that introduces the team will go for 6 issues.  This brings us to "Why Kickstarter?"

Why Kickstarter?

I want to collect the Prologue and first 6 issues of The Uncanny in a beautiful hard back edition with high quality paper.  This would create a 180 page black and white graphic novel.  It would also be packed with some extra goodies.  With on demand, I only have to front enough money to publish one issue with shipping and then the book is for sale at indyplanet.com.  But, the hard back book has to be printed the traditional way and it appears to be cheaper to print in China.  This is why I am turning to the crowd funding community.

The funds will go to printing up the hard back book, shipping and paying for production of the incentives to go to the backers.  This is why I am trying to raise $15,000.  If I surpass my goal, I would consider using the money to add more incentives.

To have this book printed and have it in the hands of a lot of comic book fans would be the high point to a project that has been with me in one form or another my entire life.  I want to make each copy something special for everyone who backs this project.

My Story

Ultimately this is about a lifelong love affair.  I have been a comic book fan since I was 5 years old.  The first comic book I ever read was Superboy and the Legion of Super Heroes #201 (the death of Invisible Kid).  All my life I've wanted to be a comic book artist.  I wasn't like most kids who at one time wanted to be an astronaut or a football player before they settled into what they really wanted to do.  Never at any time in my life did I doubt wanting to be a comic book artist. 

In my formative years I was inspired by people like Mike Grell, George Perez, Frank Miller and Jack Kirby.  Books like The New Teen Titans, The Warlord, Justice League, The X-Men and The Legion of Super Heroes made me want to draw and write my own stories.

So I pursued it once I graduated from high school.  In the "extreme 90s" I actually got to do a little professional work.  I did a story in DC Comics Showcase '94.  I thought I had my foot in the door, but found that I wasn't able to catch on to any other books. I did some work for Gary Carlson and Big Bang Comics.  I had flirtations with plenty of companies that didn't turn into work.  So I decided to go into creator owned work and published 1 issue of a sci fi comic called NanoSoup thru Millennium Publishing.  As time went by real life and bills made me devote the majority of my time working as a web designer.  Comic books had to take a back seat.  

But how can you ever forget your first love?

Over the past year with a tough economy, I've been working erratically as a freelance web  developer and this has given me some time to work on "The Uncanny".  I now have 3 issues out for sale, another completed and currently working on the next.  It's finally time for me to start living my childhood dream.  

Comic books, in my humble opinion, is the greatest form of art and storytelling.  And I've found that I have to tell my story.  To get my creations out there too.  Every time I tried to walk away, comic books called me back.  So I am turning the Kickstarter community to help make this dream come true.

About the incentives

One of the unique incentives I am offering are something I call Omega Editions.  This is where I do a one of a kind cover for the book.  Only one, never to be used again.  So it becomes completely unique.

Everyone who backs this project will have their name put in the hard back book on the acknowledgement page and every edition will be signed and dedicated to the backer.

Also, for some writers/creators out there, I have an incentive where I help design some of your characters for you.  If things go well, I'll be adding more incentives.

I'm participating in kicking it foward.  I will be dedicating 5% of my profits from this project to back other kickstarter programs. Kicking it forward website.

Visit the site to see previews of the first 3 issues out:

www.wyldcardstudio.com/uncanny

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    A pdf of The Uncanny's first appearance in "The Uncanny Prologue". Emailed directly to you. Also, your name will be added to the acknowledgement page in the hardcover edition.

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    An original 11x17 print of The Uncanny. A signed and dedicated copy of the "The Uncanny Hardcover". Also, your name will be added to the acknowledgement page. This price includes shipping.

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    Signed and dedicated hard copies of "The Uncanny Hardcover", "The Uncanny Prologue", "The Uncanny" issues 1 thru 6. And a signed and dedicated copy of full color "The 100" variant covers Trade paperback reprinting the 100 variant covers for "The Uncanny Prologue". Also, your name will be added to the acknowledgement page. This price includes shipping. International orders please add $20.

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    Everything from reward #11 plus Digital drawing and printing of your team of heroes (up to 5) that I will design to your specifications. I will provide you with a full color print of the Turnaround of your characters and also a finished fully inked and colored piece.

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