Phileas Reid Knows We Are Not Alone: The Prologue (So Far)
These are the first five pages of our book. The finished product will be in color and Page 1 will be very, very different (it contains massive spoilers and so is not fit for human eyes at this time).
We’re just about halfway through our Kickstarter to fund this graphic novel. It’s a story I’ve been working on for almost two years now and to finally see these characters coming to life is such a big, big thrill.
If you haven’t checked out our Kickstarter yet, do it now. The GIF sets of Tom Hiddleston will still be here when you get back. Promise.
Just 12 Days left to help make this CRAZY RAD all-ages comic from me, Scott Fogg, Marc Thomas, and Vito Delsante a reality! It’s too fun to not happen, guys!
Check out the donor rewards, and please contribute WHATEVER YOU CAN so we can tell this story. If one fourth of my Tumblr followers gave one dollar each, we’d be funded and could make this comic for everyone.
It’s Doctor Who meets Fantastic Four, with gorgeous art and a heart-warming message for everyone about finding your place in the universe and doing your best.
It’s The Fantastic Four by way of Doctor Who. It’s for young adventurers and explorers and anyone of any age who is full of questions and wonder. In the first book, Phileas Reid Knows We Are Not Alone, we are introduced to our four heroes: Phileas Reid, Charlotte and Marshall Hughes, and Teinan Breen.
The only problem is, it doesn’t exist yet (I know, I’m bummed too). I need an artist to team up with to will this story into reality. My buddy (who’s too cool for his own good) Dean Trippe did these character designs for me, and now I need someone to bring them to life.
I’m looking for someone to create a graphic novel with. Someone to team up with and pitch this book to a publisher – and if that fails, someone to team-up with to Kickstart and self-publish this book.
If you are interested, contact me straight away (either here or e-mailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org). I want to get started on this yesterday. If you think this is cool, pass it on to one of your artist friends or help boost my signal by reblogging!
(and here’s the art again, without the title to distract)
I haven’t been talking about it much online, but starting in October, that’s all going to change.
Marc Thomas, Dean Trippe, Vito Delsante and I are working on a graphic novel. We are well into preproduction and will be sending our pitch to every comic book publisher that will give us the time of day by the end of the month.
So follow us at the Tumblr above. We’ll post behind the scenes stuff, progress updates, and other cool and groovy things.
You have to remember, in the entire history of the universe, you’re the only you that has ever existed. Only you see the world the way you see the world. We want to know how you see it. It might be so beautiful, so different, that it changes everything.
As I try to bring more attention to my little Kickstarter, I thought I would talk about the creation of each of the main characters.
I’ll start with the title character. With every script I write, I give myself a challenge: If this is the last thing you ever write or if this is the thing you become known for, what kind of characters do you want in it?
Phileas Reid was the answer to that question. He’s been the answer to that question for some time now, I’m just now finally getting to tell his story.
He’s one part The Doctor, one part Reed Richards, and completely the man I’m trying to grow up to be.
Phileas is someone who believes in asking questions. There was a time he didn’t ask enough questions. There was a time he followed blindly and it led him to a very dark place. He doesn’t take anything for granted any more. He’s a little slower to trust. And he never stops asking questions and he never stops listening.
He never assumes he’s the smartest man in the room. He’s a risk-taker. He has to be, sometimes, to find the right answer. A seeker. An adventurer. He is not good at waiting. He is not good at being idle.
He wants to change the world. He wants to leave it better than he found it. But he’s not doing a very good job – at least, that’s what he’d tell you, if you asked him.
Help me tell his story. He’s a good guy and we need more people like him in our fiction.
The story really begins with our fourth hero, Teinan Breen. She’s a fourteen year-old girl from Io (the inner most of Jupiter’s four Galilean moons) who, in an effort to have even just a little bit of control over her life, runs away from home and decides to hide on Earth.