BEYOND THE STARS KICKSTARTER!
Because Twitter doesn't allow you to post much in the way of press releases without splitting it all up, I'm using my blog as a link to spread the word. And I hope you will read through this entire post and please share it, but also if you can find it in your heart and wallet, contribute something. We all have dream projects that have been on the back burner, and this is one of Ron Fortier's brainchildren. He's been able to pull together an awesome team and it has a dedicated publisher, but they need funding. That's where we all come in.
You will find the Kickstarter HERE. You can also take a look at what they have already on Ron's Flight Log at this link on the Airship 27 site. Not only does this comic project look magnificent, but it shows you the power of the internet to bring creative people together. You can read more about those involved in the press release below this paragraph. And please do read it because this is an accomplishment to be proud of. How many people dream of doing something like this but it never makes it past the 'Wouldn't it be awesome...' daydreaming stage? Ron also runs a publishing company of his own with numerous authors including Your's Truly sending him material to be edited and ultimately turned into something salable to readers in multiple formats with both cover art and interior illustrations. There's a ton of work involved in coordinating that sort of thing. That two man operation at Airship 27 puts out an awful lot of books! They also try to hit a few conventions every year. So Ron is a busy guy. Now I have a chance to say thanks for the opportunity to be published by helping him get the word out about one of his own personal undertakings. Writers helping writers—it's a beautiful thing! That's why this announcement is here.
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RON FORTIER DOES NEW SCI-FI
EPIC FOR SILVERLINE COMICS
Fan favorite comic writer Ron Fortier (Green Hornet, Terminator, The Boston Bombers, Mr. Jigsaw) brings epic science fiction story to Silverline Comics. Fortier teams up with Italian artist Andrea Bormida for Beyond The Stars, a six-issue mini-series.
“The concept originated with Andrea,” says Fortier, who saw pages on a social media board where Bormida was seeking feedback from industry professionals. “They were completely pencilled, inked, and colored…and incredibly beautiful.”
Fortier reached out to Bormida, and working together, Fortier crafted an outline for the six-part cosmic adventures. Shortly thereafter, Fortier reached out to Silverline editor Roland Mann.
“I’m a big science fiction fan anyway,” says Mann, “but when I read Ron’s pitch and saw Andrea’s art…well, we jumped on it right away! Even more impressive was that Ron had assembled his entire team so quickly. I’m a big fan of Mike W. Belcher’s work, and Ron already had him lined up to do lettering and design.”
“I love good comics,” says Belcher, “From top to bottom this is what I look for in a good read. Imaginative art by someone who puts their heart and soul into it. As well as a story that pulls me in and gives me characters I can care about.”
“It’s my first crowd-funded project,” adds Bormida. “Will it work? Shall I be able to reach out to new fans? Such a new adventure.”
Beyond the Stars is the primal good versus evil tale. At its core is a group of unique Science-Warriors called upon to save all of mankind from an unimaginable horror. Beyond the Stars #1 will be 1/3 of a Silverline Sci-fi Extravaganza for the initial crowdfund campaign. The other comics are Obsoletes #1 by Wes Locher, Aaron Humphres, Jose Fuentes, and Haley Martin, and with Krey #1 RemiX by Roland Mann, Steven Butler, Ken Branch, and Jeremy Kahn. The giant-sized comic will come in at almost 70 pages of story and art.
A Kickstarter campaign is slated to run from May 5 through May 22. Original art and retailer bundles are available as part of the campaign!
to the kickstarter: https://tinyurl.com/SilPRbts