Foundation Comics’ Sci-Fi Thriller “Ascension” Now on Indiegogo (Crowdfunding Spotlight)
Independent comic book creator recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for Ascension Book 1, a 64-page sci-fi graphic novel.
Written by John Schuler and illustrated by Michael Yakutis, Ascension is an examination of eternal life set in a very near future.
Here’s the official plot synopsis taken from the Ascension Indiegogo campaign page:
The GAFDA corporation has perfected Ascension, the ability to transfer a person’s consciousness into an artificial body. They carried out this procedure on a human test subject—a terminally ill child—but suffered massive PR backlash. Millions of people worldwide protested and every government on Earth outlawed the practice.
Now, thirteen years later, GAFDA has decided to resume human experimentation regardless of the social or legal obstacles.
Progress, like information, is POWER.
Tam Stilman must come to grips with social prejudice and her own doubts after she allows a tech company to illegally transfer her comatose husband’s mind into an artificial body.
The company touts immortality as a free service, but Tam’s about to realize if the product’s free, YOU’RE THE PRODUCT.
The story begins by questioning civil and human rights for artificial beings, but it quickly takes a Black Mirror-esque turn into the realm of corporate control over knowledge, privacy, and our very lives!
Ascension is immortality—the end of death, disease, pain, and suffering. All you have to do is accept the TERMS OF SERVICE.
Backers can get a digital version of Ascension for $10, while physical copies and a pinup poster start at $25. If you have more cash to spend – and perhaps a buddy with whom to share – you can also pick up two copies of the book for $50. The savings come on the shipping side, as the shipping charge starts at $10 for those in the United States.
Interested? You can check out some sample artwork below or visit the full Ascension Indiegogo campaign page here.
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