The Fantasy Network is the result of four different film companies coming together to better serve the fantasy and sci-fi community with a streaming platform of their own.
The news this month, and an obvious one in hindsight, is that The Fantasy Network is getting into comic books. The launch project is a Kickstarter called The Outlawed Faith. They’re asking $5,000 for the campaign and are trying to do it only 7 or so days! At the time of writing, there are 6 days on the clock, and $2,000 to go. You follow the progress on the campaign page.
Described as Firefly meets Hell on Wheels, The Outlawed Faith is the story of a young girl who might have some powers who has been spent to find a rough bounty hunter as the result of her mother’s final piece of advice.
It’s a steampunk western in a dystopian universe, but it’s also the story of redemption and hope.
I wish the pledge levels made sense. Apparently, for only $1, you’ll get the campaign goals, BTS but no stretch goals.
I’ve no idea what BTS is. Behind The Scenes?
There is a section in the campaign called “The Goal”, but simply states that the goal is to make the comic. As a result, I’m not sure what you get for $1. I wouldn’t expect much.
For $7 you get the mysterious BTS, the campaign goals but also a digital copy and 1-month subscription to The Fantasy Network. I presume they mean a digital copy of the comic book.
$12 is enough for a physical copy of the comic, a thank you in it, a one-month subscription to The Fantasy Network along with the campaign goal and BTS.
The campaign feels like a worthy cause, but I cannot fathom why they gave themselves only a week to do it and why it looks like they’re padding the pledge tiers. It is only their second Kickstarter, so let’s call it inexperience and ambition.
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