Y’see, SKYSCRAPER is a one-shot murder mystery comic I’ve put together with Mitchell Collins on art, and Simon Robins on colours, and Dan Hill edited this business to get me into shape. The comic is funky and unreal and we’re in love with it, which is why we’re hyped to get it out into the world.
One of our favourite parts of the book is that every page has the same basic layout/design. It’s the front of a building. But through the magic of Mitchell’s art, and the power of panel borders and gutters, we play with pacing and time and movement on every page to tell a story that spans decades, and paints a whole epic while only ever taking the one angle on it.
I love how comics work, and this is one of my biggest leaps forward in using the comic medium. I think you’re going to dig it.
To respect this concept, we’re printing the comic in newspaper size just so you can appreciate all the work Mitchell and Simon have put into making this wild idea come to life. Just look at this page and see how gorgeous it is.
Now imagine a whole comic of that madness and majesty.
Well, I’m having a little First 48 Hour Backer Party. For everyone that gets in during that time frame, I’m also going to send them PDFs of:
Plus, you’d be joining into an experience that’s good enough for Brian Michael Bendis, and you know he knows good comics, so hit the campaign up now and then sit back and let the good times roll!
Kickstarter works well when projects launch strong, they work well when people get involved and get invested, and they work well only through the involvement of you. This comic won’t exist unless we cross the line, so have a look at the link below and work out what pledge level you wanna get in on.
A $4 pdf is easy, but a discounted early bird print copy of this oversized beauty will be something to really hold for life. Have a browse, find the level that’s right for you, and if you can…please share the link around, I’d greatly appreciate it :]
If you have any questions about the whole Kickstarter malarkey, or you want to ask about the comic, or suggest something, just hit me with a reply. Happy to chat to help you across the line to make this Kickstarter my biggest opening day, my biggest launch overall, and my biggest print haul of comics out to readers yet.
And here’s another page, just for being patient!
SKYSCRAPER launches on Kickstarter next week. This is our murder mystery one-shot comic published in oversized newspaper size so you can drink it all in.
So, let’s run down some of the ways you can get your eyes into this goodness.
$4 gets you SKYSCRAPER in PDF, as well as a copy of the script in PDF, and access to other goodies as they drop [especially if you back in the first 48 hours, stay tuned!].
The pdf will give you the story, the art, but not the experience. We’re printing this in newspaper size/format, so it’ll still work on a screen [tablet, not phone], but it won’t be quite as boss.
$10 gets you a lettered pin up of the building where I’ll write something stupid/poignant/stupid on a page of the building, as well as the comic and script in PDF.
This level is for those superpeople out there who want to see this happen, they want to support, but the print options are a little more expensive, or perhaps you just prefer the digital experience.
$20 is the Australian backer price to get your hands on our gorgeous newspaper-sized comic, as well as all digital pledges listed above, with postage and shipping included.
$30 is the International [non-Aus] backer price for the comic + digital accoutrements, with postage and shipping included.
Wanna buy 2 copies? No problem, there’s a secondary pledge level that’s just an extra $10 for your extra copy, postage and shipping still included. Easy.
Later, I’ll post about some of the high end pledges, the kind of fun stuff you can only roll out on Kickstarter – the OG art, the script annotations, the OOP back issues of mine, etc.
We cannot wait to deliver this comic, so hopefully people are feeling this energy.
SKYSCRAPER is coming to Kickstarter next week. It’s a one-shot murder mystery comic presented in newspaper size so you can soak in the glorious Mitchell Collins artwork.
There are five unlettered pages below, have a scroll, you’ll see why the entire team is excited to drop this goodness in super-oversized format, and forevermore place Collins in your heart as a rising star to watch. Every page uses the same format, but we play with space and time through the panels. Each tier might only move a second forward, or a few decades behind. It’s a wild ride, and you can see from Mitchell’s art, and Simon Robins’ colours, that this is a labour of love.
To find out more, stay tuned right here as info rolls out until next week.
Hot damn, Mitchell Collins.
He’s a local talent, a little bit of Samnee and Mazzucchelli and genius and youth all mixed together. He’s the main reason our new comic, SKYSCRAPER, even works. Every page has the same structure, but then Mitchell’s job is to break it up in slight variations, he’s drawing zoom circles one moment, cutaways the next. His characters act and emote in a variety of scales, across timelines, and he never misses a beat.
Working with him is a true delight, so I can only imagine how fantastic it’s going to be for you to discover him while reading this beauty of a story.
SKYSCRAPER launches on Kickstarter next week – find out more here. It’s a murder mystery one-shot presented in newspaper size as a print beauty you won’t want to miss. There will also be a chance to commission Mitchell to draw you something, or someone, so get in quick because these opportunities won’t last long.