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CrowdfundingFridays: ‘Ripple Effects: The Deluxe Edition Hardcover,’ ‘The Official Role-Playing Game of the Planet of the Apes,’ ‘Hallowed: Chapter 1,’ and ‘Last Ride of the 4 Horsemen: Tribulation – Cosmic Steampunk’

Here at Fanbase Press, we strive to provide an outlet for up-and-coming creators to promote and showcase their incredible works. With thousands of creators utilizing crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo to make those works a reality, we will highlight these talented creators and their noteworthy campaigns through #CrowfundingFridays! We hope that you will join us in giving these projects a moment of your time (and possibly your support).

Project #1: Ripple Effects: The Deluxe Edition Hardcover

What it’s about: Jordan Hart’s critically acclaimed graphic novel, Ripple Effects, has been nominated for the biggest awards in comics and now, on the eve of its 15th anniversary, GLAAD Media Award-winning publisher Fanbase Press will launch the company’s first-ever Kickstarter campaign to fund an expanded deluxe hardcover edition of the book, featuring all-new contributions from some of the biggest names in comics. Ripple Effects follows the adventures of a superhero whose invincibility is offset by an acute case of type 1 diabetes and a defective pancreas that must be monitored and treated daily. The gripping and inspirational story about living with an invisible illness is inspired by writer Jordan Hart’s own lived experience with thrombophilia, an incurable blood-clotting disease.

Ripple Effects was created, written, and colored by Jordan Hart (The Cabinet, Terminarch, Doppelgänger), illustrated by Bruno Chiroleu (El Borde, Mara and Samu), flatted by Shane Kadlecik, lettered by Oceano Ransford (Eisner Award-nominated Rikki, The Sequels, Haphaven), and features cover art by Justin C. Harder (CLAUS Studios) and a foreword by Matthew Noe (librarian, Harvard Medical School).

Striving to increase awareness and representation for individuals with invisible illnesses and disabilities, Ripple Effects: The Deluxe Edition will feature a new foreword by Eisner and Harvey Awards-winning writer Gail Simone (Birds of Prey, Batgirl, Uncanny X-Men), study guides by Eisner Award nominee and educator Tim Smyth (Teaching with Comics and Graphic Novels) and comics literacy advocate Creators, Assemble!, and an art gallery which pairs youth artists who have invisible disabilities and illnesses ranging from deafness to Autism Spectrum Disorder with superstar artists including Liana Kangas, Ray-Anthony Height (Midnight Tiger), Don Aguillo (Spawn), and Manuel Martinez (DC, Marvel). The deluxe hardcover also features “Unseen Ripples” essays written by individuals with invisible disabilities and illnesses who relate Ripple Effects‘ events to their own lived experience, ranging in topic from paranoid schizophrenia to diabetes. 

Click here to visit the Kickstarter campaign’s prelaunch page.

Project #2: The Official Role-Playing Game of the Planet of the Apes

What it’s about
: Return to the world where Apes rule over a dwindling human population in the official Planet of the Apes RPG.

The RPG is now available for pre-order with numerous incentives and bonus items available only through this event, including exclusive gaming materials, miniature gameplay piece sets, physical in-world artifacts to assist role play, and other bonus enhancements.

The deluxe 308-page hardcover Core Rulebook features cover artwork by legendary artist Bill Sienkiewicz, containing all of the rules, statistics, and lore necessary to introduce new players to the world of Planet of the Apes. A separate 300+ page hardcover sourcebook, The Ansa Files, provides references and resources specific to the classic films and novels. Two limited-edition Slipcase Sets containing both hardcovers are also available in two collectible levels of exclusivity, the ultimate of the two versions including premium design materials and signatures by both lead designer Andrew E.C. Gaska and Bill Sienkiewicz.

Click here to visit the Kickstarter campaign.


Project #3: Hallowed: Chapter 1

What it’s about
: A desperate band of deserters find themselves lost in a mysterious forest, hunted not only by their sins and the religious zealots pursuing them…but the very woods themselves.

Civil war has ravaged the country of Metazoa as two opposing faiths crusade for the holy city of Bilateria. Broken, beaten, and starving, a band of deserters make a desperate trek across their war-torn homeland in an attempt to escape their sins and the religious zealots pursuing them. Leading them is “Knight Tearer” Flagg, a killing machine as disillusioned as he is deadly. His goal? A ship—then Terroir, a land across the sea supposedly free of war and prejudice. He just needs to get his men there, no easy task considering the miles of frozen wasteland ahead of him and the Apostles behind, a ruthless group of soldiers tasked with snuffing out heresy and executing deserters. The situation is grim, almost hopeless, when out of nowhere…a forest appears. And in the center? A curious and ancient tower. Regardless of “how” or “why,” it’s a chance for survival—a shot at salvation for Flagg and his men, but upon entering the woods, strange and wicked things begin to occur…

Click here to visit the Kickstarter campaign.

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Project #4: Last Ride of the 4 Horsemen: Tribulation – Cosmic Steampunk

What it’s about
: Last Ride of the 4 Horsemen is the tale of Cager Dobbin, a local hired gun, and his battle to survive and destroy the monstrous, Apocalyptic Horsemen who emerge, one by one from nowhere, to obliterate his town of Promise. 

But why did the Horsemen target his town? Why did they hunt him and his circle to near annihilation? What unseen master unleashes them on the world? And what arcane power do they wield so destructively?

Click here to visit the Kickstarter campaign.

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If you have a crowdfunding campaign that you would like to have included in Fanbase Press’ #CrowdfundingFridays series, please contact barbra (at) fanbasepress (dot) com for details.

Barbra Dillon, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief




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