Mad Ruth Comics’ “SOLTAC” Fully Funded on Indiegogo (Crowdfunding Spotlight)
Mad Ruth Comics recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for SOLTAC: Betrayal Volume 1, an all new graphic novel described as a “futuristic Sci-Fi mystery-thriller.”
The project is already fully funded, having raised more than $1,700 at the time of this writing.
Written and created by military veteran by Craig White and featuring artwork by Gonzalo Loyola (line art and colors), and coloring assistance by Alonso Espinoza and Shayne Cui, SOLTAC: Betrayal is intended as the first part of a three-book trilogy.
Here’s the official pitch taken from the SOLTAC Indiegogo campaign page:
THE FUTURE OF SCIENCE FICTION IS HERE!
SOLTAC is a fast-paced, energized, action-adventure, that takes place 6000 years in the future. It is loosely based on civilizations throughout the ages and the belief that everything is cyclical, and history repeats itself. I’ve spent 16 years world building this adventure and I hope you’ll find this graphic novel reminiscent of storytelling from the late 1970’s, 80’s and 90’s.
Two hundred years of war between man and machine has resulted in the solar system depleted of critical resources. Hades-Vex and the AI hive are exiled on mars and their AI siege weapons have been outlawed throughout the corporate order. Humanities’ desperate attempts to travel amongst the stars have ended in catastrophic failure. With the ronin saboteur Miesha-Otsu evading capture at the edge of the heliosphere, it is time to call in Dextor Barrow, the merchant of death who once saved humanity from the brink of annihilation. When Dextor the bounty hunter agrees to subdue this illusive new threat, he discovers an ominous conspiracy involving sinister forces beyond the pale and that the fate of our solar system is again at peril.
SOLTAC: Betrayal Vol. 1 the perfect bound graphic novel contains: (92 interior pages) 88 pages of story + 4 full page art + the cover.
BETRAYAL: The 48-page (sheet count) color graphic novel will be part one of a three-part story that will blow your mind!
BLOOD AND INK: The 48-page (sheet count) line art graphic novel is the same layout as the color version except the book is in black and white with red for blood and some lettering choices for a more raw, true grit experience.
The 16-page (sheet count) HALF ISSUE ashcan is a book that was created to showcase the character designs, ship designs, color scheme, names and biographical information.
Backers can get a copy of each 48-page books and the ashcan for $25, while the full SOLTAC experience (all three books) can be picked up for $45. If you have more cash to spend, you can also receive the following:
- Multiple copies of the books
- Original artwork
It is also worth noting that there is an additional shipping charge starting at $20 for those in the United States (shipping from the Dark Land of the North, aka Canada).
Interested? You can check out some sample artwork below or visit the full SOLTAC Indiegogo campaign page here.
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