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DUSK, A Graphic Novel

Created by Dusk, Graphic Novel - Jason & Brandon

DUSK, A Graphic Novel
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186 backers pledged $8,184.00 on Kickstarter

Raised in Kickstarter
$8,184.00 / 186 backers
Raised in BackerKit
$222.00 / 172 backers
Estimated Shipping Date: June 2017
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Dusk, Graphic Novel Trade Paperback
160-page trade paperback collecting the first 6 issues of the Dusk comic book series by Brandon G... more »
$30.00
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Dusk Bookmark
A great way to keep your place while not reading Dusk, but you could use it in other books if tha... more »
$1.00
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Dusk Postcard Pack
Tell your friends where you've been with these 4x6 postcards!
$10.00
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Dusk City - 11x17 Print
"It's always five o'clock in Dusk." Promotional poster for the city. Sized 11x17
$15.00
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Dusk Planets - 11x17 Print
"It's always a new day in Dusk." Promotional poster for the city. Size 11x17.
$15.00
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Dusk Sunset - 11x17 Print
Promotional poster for the city. Size 11x17.
$15.00
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Dusk Alien Bones - 11x17 Print
"Alien Bones Exhibit" Poster promoting the newest exhibit at the District 4 Museum of Universal H... more »
$15.00
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3 Print Pack
Your choice of 3 prints! Choose from 4 different designs: City, Planets, Sunset, or Bones.
$30.00
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4 Print Pack
Get all 4 prints! You get the full set of posters from the campaign: City, Planets, Sunset and Al... more »
$35.00
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Dusk Coloring Book
The Kickstarter Exclusive Dusk Coloring Book! Fun for all ages you think can look at blood and a... more »
$20.00
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The Kingdom Vol. 1 Trade Paperback
The collected volume of the first 6 issues of Jason's first comic series, The Kingdom, in trade p... more »
$20.00
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Dusk Single - Issue 1
Single issue of Dusk #1 also available with a sketch cover hand drawn by Jason Bienvenu, made jus... more »
$7.00
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Dusk Single - Issue 2
Single issue of Dusk #2 also available with a sketch cover hand drawn by Jason Bienvenu, made jus... more »
$7.00
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Dusk Single - Issue 3
Single issue of Dusk #3 also available with a sketch cover hand drawn by Jason Bienvenu, made jus... more »
$7.00
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Dusk Single - Issue 4
Single issue of Dusk #4 also available with a sketch cover hand drawn by Jason Bienvenu, made jus... more »
$7.00
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Dusk Single - Issue 5
Single issue of Dusk #5 also available with a sketch cover hand drawn by Jason Bienvenu, made jus... more »
$7.00
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Dusk Single - Issue 6
Single issue of Dusk #6 also available with a sketch cover hand drawn by Jason Bienvenu, made jus... more »
$7.00
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All 6 Single Issues
All six single issues of Dusk. Signed by the creators!
$35.00
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Dusk Graphic Novel - Digital PDF
A digital copy of the Dusk trade paperback from creators Brandon Gary and Jason Bienvenu collecti... more »
$15.00
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Digital Goodies
Wallpapers for your desktop and phone.
$0.00
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Commision Drawing
Jason will draw a bust of the character of your choice. Inked in black and white.
$25.00

Learn About Our Project:

This campaign is to fund the printing of the first graphic novel of the comic series, Dusk. Created by writer Brandon Gary and artist Jason Bienvenu, the book collects the first 6 issues that make up the first story arc.

The story of Dusk takes place on a distant planet that is completely motionless in space. So, while one side of the planet is constantly blasted by the sun, the other side is dark and cold. The one habitable strip of land is the dusk-line. Encircling the planet where light and dark meet, it is the one area that is not too hot and not too cold. This is where the city known as Dusk was built.

The city is laid out in such a way that you can travel from lighter and brighter areas to darker and colder sections in just a few miles. The brighter areas are more resort-like with more recreation and shopping. As you move deeper into the darker parts of the city there is more nightlife and entertainment, but also a lot more crime. With less light people tend to get sicker and desperate, turning to crime in the shadows of the skyscrapers blocking the sun.

Two sisters find themselves caught up in the crime in the darker parts of the city. Mysterious deaths, kids disappearing, ancient alien artifacts being uncovered; to survive they'll need to discover how all of this ties to the deeper mysteries of the planet. 

Ultimately, the fate of the planet is in the hands of a teenage girl.

 

Unlocks & Stretch Goals

 

Hardcover Edition (13K pledged) • Spread the word and help us raise enough to offer some hardcover editions! We'd love to see this one happen.

Add-Ons

  

 

Commission Sketch - $25 - Jason will draw any character you ask him to (within reason) *1 character per commission

PRESS MATERIALS

Want to help spread the word or feature the project on your blog?

 

 

  

 The Characters

Kaitlyn is a 14-year old girl who has just arrived in the city. She has come to live with her older sister after the sudden death of their parents back on Earth. Kaitlyn is fiercely intelligent and resourceful but has a soft spot for injured and neglected animals.

Christina is adventurous, stubborn and extremely protective of her younger sister. She came to Dusk to see a new world but has found that it isn’t nearly as glamorous or exciting as she thought it would be.

Detective Eddie Hizaki has also only recently arrived in Dusk and is having a hard time adjusting to the technological advancements. He’s a little stuck in his ways and skeptical, but can’t help do the right thing, even if it hurts him.

 The Book

 

The book will have 14 pt cover paper weight with a gloss finish. The inside pages will be full color, 70 lb text paper weight with a coated matte finish, which gives a more diffuse, duller sheen that is perfect for reading in various lighting.

Inside you'll find over 160 pages of story, original sketches, and city design.

 

Spread the Word! 

 

 

 

 

Thank you.

Love, Spero!

Spero Studios was founded by Jason Bienvenu and Brandon Gary, inspired by the fun of the mid 70's, 80's & 90's, Spero focuses on bringing back the fun and joy from these eras with high-quality indie comics and graphic novels.