Fans of comic book craft should be delighted to learn Declan Shalvey’s upcoming Image Comics series Time Before Time is getting a special edition on Kickstarter. Set for release May 12th, Shalvey is joined by Rory McConville on writing, Joe Palmer on art, Chris O’Halloran on colors, and Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou on letters. But how was it made? You can find out for as little as €5 for a digital copy, or a bit more for a physical copy. You can check out all the tiers on Kickstarter.
The “Process Edition” is a 48-page book that reveals the creative process behind developing the first issue of the series. Similar to the recent smash hit Kickstarter Nocterra, we get to peer behind the curtain and see how a comic is made and the specific process of these creators.
It’s a thorough look since it covers all the bases of comic creation. This book comes with an art process by Joe Palmer, script to art comparisons with commentary by creators, interviews, and the cover process by Shalvey.
So what’s Time Before Time about?
The year is 2140, and to escape a world with no future, many turn to the Syndicate, a criminal organization who, for the right price, will smuggle you back in time to a better life. After working for the Syndicate for years, Tatsuo and Oscar decide to steal one of their boss’s time machines—but soon find that the one thing you can’t run from is your past.TIME BEFORE TIME is a brand-new ongoing series where writer/artist DECLAN SHALVEY (BOG BODIES) joins forces with the WRITE IT IN BLOOD team of RORY McCONVILLE and JOE PALMER. Looper meets SAGA in this extra-sized debut issue.
There are droves of tiers with additional bonuses and goodies to be had. If you’re lucky enough, the first 150 backers can also score a 60-page gold foil edition with an added section on coloring with Chris O’Halloran, and an added section on lettering with Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou. That’ll cost you €100 but sounds more than worth it.
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