PARIS 2119: a deadly, dystopic romance

Created by Neurobellum Productions

Black Mirror meets Blade Runner in this deluxe graphic novel by Zep and Dominique Bertail with exclusive variant cover by Peach Momoko.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

SMALL WORLD campaign launching Tuesday! Pre-register for TWO FREE PRINTS!
about 1 month ago – Sun, Apr 04, 2021 at 02:24:01 AM

Hi everyone! Just a quick weekend post, as teased in the last update --

You may have seen an email or one of a dozen+ websites announcing it yesterday, but in case you missed the big reveal...

SMALL WORLD - A CYBERPUNK FAIRY TALE LAUNCHES TUESDAY APRIL 6TH AT 10AM CST! 

Described as ``PETER PAN meets AKIRA``, this 'manga-adjacent' 248-page hardcover graphic novel by JD Morvan and Toru Terada is a funland of action and vice! And it is the only full-length graphic novel by superstar mangaka TORU TERADA!

Check out the exciting trailer!

Just as we've offered on all previous campaigns, if you pre-register your pledge before launch, you will get a bonus limited edition 8.5x11" linen cardstock print of the campaign-exclusive variant cover art by the red-hot, in-high-demand artist PEACH MOMOKO!

PLUS:

This time around, everyone who backs the campaign on Day One (Tuesday April 6th) will get a FREE Limited Edition linen cardstock print by Toru Terada!

That's TWO FREE PRINTS for simply pre-registering and pledging on Day One!

Visit the pre-registration page TODAY to learn more about the project and to sign up for your free Peach print. If you like manga, anime, cyberpunk fairy tales, ironic mashups,  dystopic vice, or beautiful and unique artwork, this project promises to be a wild ride! We've got lots of surprise extras, and exciting bonuses lined up!

We hope to see you there on Tuesday!

ONLY 24 hours left to back MONOLITH!
2 months ago – Fri, Mar 05, 2021 at 01:21:44 AM

Hi Everyone!

Just wanted to reach out to mention that MONOLITH, our current campaign, is coming to a close and we're excited that it was picked by Kickstarter as their COMIC OF THE DAY, and sat at the top of their Featured Items all day long...!

If you haven't checked it out yet, head over to www.monolith-comic.com (which is just a fancy redirect to the campaign page). There are some GREAT books there, some already-unlocked freebies, and some EXTREMELY limited-edition items that are almost gone! Plus: it's all LRNZ's art, and that guy is, like, a genius.

If you have checked it out and hopped on board: Thank you! Finish line is in sight!

Get ready for MONOLITH launching on Tuesday!
3 months ago – Sat, Feb 06, 2021 at 03:24:01 PM

Hey everyone!

With all of the packages shipped out, we don't have much news to share here except... get ready...

MONOLITH BY LRNZ AND RECCHIONI LAUNCHING THIS TUESDAY!

Yep, it's launch time again, and we're bringing another blockbuster graphic novel to the table, one you will not want to miss!

From visionary graphic designer LRNZ (GOLEM, VIEWPOINT) and the dramatic mind of writer ROBERTO RECCHIONI (ORPHANS) comes a cinematic, psychological thriller for the digital age!

We're following up our 2016 campaign for LRNZ's VIEWPOINT artbook with a feature-length, oversized hardcover graphic novel stunningly painted by LRNZ --

This project was hinted at in the pages of VIEWPOINT, but we're excited to present the completed project in a gorgeous oversized gallery edition! If you're familiar with LRNZ's work, you know you can expect a dazzling variety of graphical styles, designs, and storytelling that perfectly exploit the unique abilities of comic book art. DIfferent styles used to capture different mental states, etc. It is really powerful, outstanding stuff.

Make no mistake, this is a rated-R movie, but one that you will want to "watch" over and over and over again.

Check out the pre-registration landing page at www.monolith-comic.com !

The campaign is also offering the last 400 copies of LRNZ's GOLEM, as well as copies of the original, 200-page VIEWPOINT Art book and a brand new Limited Edition Box Set of ORPHANS Season One!

All kinds of cool stuff to be revealed... you won't want to miss out!

And if you pre-register your pledge today, you can get a bonus linen-cardstock print by LRNZ added to your order FREE !

8.5x11" linen cardstock print by LRNZ (promotional image from GOLEM)

Just visit www.monolith-comic.com to register before the campaign launches on Tuesday to get one of these beautiful prints added to your order at no extra cost.

We'll be showcasing a TON of LRNZ's beautiful work created in the 4 years since the VIEWPOINT campaign, so please mark your calendars and join us for the launch and video premiere on Tuesday the 9th at 10am CST and help us have a great day-one launch!

The last birds have left the nest, sent soaring toward the horizon...
4 months ago – Wed, Jan 27, 2021 at 02:46:59 AM

Hey everyone!

Here's an update that's been a long time coming: 

International orders have departed. DHL tracking numbers are going out now. This campaign is done.*

(*...aside from the 22 of you who still haven't filled out your surveys... please know that we may have to impose an expiration date due to warehouse/storage restrictions... you can't say we haven't given you plenty of notification over the past 5 months...)

International backers: Backerkit has been updated so that your shipments have been marked as fulfilled with your DHL tracking numbers indicated. Notification emails should be automatically sent shortly (you may have even gotten yours already). There is a weblink to the basic global tracking site, but unfortunately, we only received the list of individual numbers, not individual/direct tracking links. So you will have to copy your tracking number into the field to check the status. We asked that they be sent marked as "gifts" with a minimal customs value, but we're not sure how each was marked, so hopefully, they'll arrive with no more fuss. Please let us know if there are any questions.

So with PARIS 2119 out the door, ASTER OF PAN starting to ship this week, WAHCOMMO about to lock down orders and on its way to our warehouse, and BRINDILLE at the printer now, I guess we can take a break, huh?

HAH! NOT LIKELY.

Stay tuned... LRNZ is back...

International orders are going out next week, Brexit and Pandemic be damned...
4 months ago – Thu, Jan 14, 2021 at 02:01:38 AM

Hi everyone,

Just a quick note to say that after long deliberation and weighing a lot of (expensive) options, we've made the decision to begin shipping all international orders out directly from our warehouse here in the US. We just can't ask you to wait for the fog to clear in the UK any longer. Most of the orders will be going by DHL, depending on the region. Once our warehouse has tracking information, we will update Backerkit accordingly so that you receive your numbers.

Not to fish for sympathy -- we sincerely feel terrible that those of you abroad have had to wait this long while most other backers have had weeks/months to enjoy their stuff -- but I feel compelled to mention that this decision is not inexpensive for us... By shipping directly from the US, most of those packages are going to cost up to double the postage actually collected. In some cases, the total postage could even run more than the initial pledge! So we will be spending a considerable amount of money out of our already exhausted budget to make things right for you.

(Fortunately, our most recent campaign for BRINDILLE and LOVE: THE MASTIFF did much better than we anticipated, so you can thank those backers for helping to cover the cost of this necessary course-correcting decision.)

If you also backed the ASTER OF PAN campaign, we are still hoping that things in the UK clear up in the next 2-3 weeks so that we can fulfill that campaign on time and as planned. If not, we will consider our other options there as well. We'll post updates on that campaign page accordingly.

For those of you who have seen PARIS 2119 available in bookstores or on Amazon and are upset that you have not yet received your copy, we would point out first and foremost that the campaign was primarily intended to offer the exclusive items and variant cover edition which are not available at retail. So your pledge is still getting you exclusive stuff. The fact that the retail edition has made it to store shelves already has been part of the plan (and we hope clear in the messaging), and is due to the long-lead solicitation time necessary for retail distribution -- we have to list our releases 6-10 months in advance of their actual release date, and pushing titles back after that commitment gets very complicated (and expensive). If we were to wait until all backers have been fulfilled to even begin the solicitation process, the book would not hit shelves for another 6 months. And a small publisher like us cannot afford to sit on sellable books that long.

Hopefully that all makes reasonable sense. We will continue to make our Kickstarter offerings as unique and exclusive as we can, and promise that what we present to you here will only be available as backers and fans. If you find any of these exclusive items at a retail location, it is only because that retailer supported the campaign, too!

Thanks for understanding and following us on this journey. We're learning from each lesson!