Independent creator Ryan Cody has a big idea. To use a proven method of crowd-sourcing — with a new twist — to fund a 4-issue miniseries of his self-published title ICARUS. Using Kickstarter, the popular fundraising site, the creator plans to raise enough money, using a subscription-based model, to produce at least four monthly issues.
The Flagstaff, Arizona, based creator is using Kickstarter as a way to offer a subscription service. The individual issues will be released digitally, on the first of every month, at a cost of only .99 per issue. “What I am asking is if you are a fan of comics, of good storytelling, and are willing to give me chance, I will give you a full-color, 22-page comic every month for just a dollar each,” Ryan said. The minimum Kickstarter pledge will be only the subscription amount of $4. Rewards will also be offered that include original pages, covers and a limited edition ICARUS sourcebook.
ICARUS will launch with a 32-page prequel that will be available for free starting on September 19th via http://graphicly.com/ and http://drivethrucomics.com. ICARUS follows U.S.M.C. Major Robert Riley on his exploits to track and assassinate all super-powered beings on Earth. Things aren’t all that they seem in Riley’s world: Girls that can see the future, alien invasions and government conspiracies all play a part in this twisting and turning adventure. When Big Brother decides to put its foot down, Riley is there to chop it off.
“ICARUS #1 is an intriguing first issue that zigs when you think it’ll zag and continues to leave you spinning right up until the last page.” – Ambush Bug – www.aintitcool.com
“There is a definite secret and conspiracy feel to this title, and the art direction definitely complements that theme.”- Jonathon Chuang – www.brokenfrontier.com
For more information on the ICARUS subscription service, please visit the Kickstarter link at – http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1123955719/icarus-a-4-issue-miniseries-by-ryan-cody-for-only
Ryan Cody is a comic book artist, illustrator and writer based in Flagstaff, Arizona. He has previously illustrated the critically acclaimed graphic novel VILLAINS for Viper Comics, and was a contributor to the Eisner Award winning Popgun vol.3 from Image Comics. The film rights to Villains were recently optioned by Universal Studios. Ryan also routinely contributes original covers for The Hero Initiative, helping to raise money for comic book creators with medical and financial needs. Other past clients include Mysterious Adventure Magazine, Maverik Films and Pearson Digital Education.