The saying a picture is worth a thousand words applies a lot to storytelling in entertainment, with many movies and television using silence in scenes as a storytelling device. Comic book artist Nick Kienzle looks to apply the same concept to his Kickstarter project, Skull Behind The Sky – A mysterious, wordless graphic novel.
At its base level, the comic tells the story of a lost girls phone, but the mysteries that occur within will go far deeper. Skull Behind The Sky features secret government experiments, special abilities, and lots of rain, all formatted like it’s being filmed on a smartphone, a la the found footage genre.
Coupled with the wordless nature of the comic, the found footage format provides an interesting creative limitation, as Kienzle could only create scenes that would make sense through the lens of a phone.
Skull Behind The Sky’s tier level consist of pledges as low as $1, which offers a sincere thank you from the heart, as well as ones up to $350, granting an elite original cover of the novel. The cheapest level to get your own copy cost $20, earning you a softcover (signed) copy of the wordless comic mystery.
This is the first full-length graphic novel that Kienzle has finished, with the entire 153-page book already finished. He has turned to Kickstarter in order to afford the printing and publishing costs for Skull Behind The Sky.
Currently, the Skull Behind The Sky Kickstarter sits at $982 pledge out of $5,000, off of 26 backers. There are around three days left for funding, ending October 12th, 2017 at 3:41 PM EDT. If it does not reach its goal by then, the creator will not be expected to complete the project and backers will not be charged.
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