B E Y O N D

By ALEX NIETO
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2018-12-12

In 2012 a large meteorite destroyed half the planet. After the nuclear winter, a group of survivors discovered a new element that the meteorite had brought along with it. This element changed everything. They called it Ether.

Thanks to the discovery of this superconductive element, humanity took a great technological leap forward, developing artificial intelligence as well as space travel to other worlds via the use of wormholes. But most important was the discovery of the B E Y O N D program, a digital paradise designed and built so that after the body has died, the mind can live on in it.

Spanish, English, French and Italian.

april 2020

All or nothing

Products available for Pre-order

Yo can pre-order the products of this project during the creation process (they will be available up to the comic's publication date).
Approximate delivery date: April 2020

SPEED REWARD

The first 300 backers that choose the SPEED REWARD, will receive a B E Y O N D blank notebook as a gift with their purchase. You don’t wanna miss out, do you?

CONDITIONS:
-  This is only applicable to one per backer.
- This option will only be applied if one of the rewards has been backed. If only SPEED REWARD has been selected it does not apply.

Pre-order 0 €

143 Available units

B E Y O N D / Artbook

48 pages in B&W.
17x24 cm, staple

APPROXIMATE DELIVERY DATE: April 2020

Pre-order 10 €

B E Y O N D / Comic

96 pages in color.
19x27 cm, HC.
 
Available languages: English, French, Italian or Spanish
APPROXIMATE DELIVERY DATEApril 2020
Pre-order 20 €

B E Y O N D / Comic + Artbook

B E Y O N D / Comic
96 pages in color.
19x27 cm, HC.
 
B E Y O N D / Artbook
48 pages in B&W.
17x24 cm, staple
 
Available languages: English, French, Italian or Spanish
APPROXIMATE DELIVERY DATEApril 2020
Pre-order 30 €

B E Y O N D / Comic + 2 signed prints

 
B E Y O N D / Comic
96 pages in color.
19x27 cm, HC.
 
2 SIGNED PRINTS
18x26 cm in color.
 
Available languages: English, French, Italian or Spanish
APPROXIMATE DELIVERY DATEApril 2020
Pre-order 40 €

B E Y O N D / Comic + Artbook + 2 signed prints

B E Y O N D / Comic
96 pages in color.
19x27 cm, HC.
 
B E Y O N D / Artbook
48 pages in B&W.
17x24 cm, staple
 
2 SIGNED PRINTS
18x26 cm in color.
 
Available languages: English, French, Italian or Spanish
APPROXIMATE DELIVERY DATEApril 2020
Pre-order 50 €

B E Y O N D / Comic + Commission

B E Y O N D / Comic
96 pages in color.
19x27 cm, HC.
 
COMMISSION 
Original illustration draw (watercolor style), signed and dedicated by Alex Nieto on a separate paper 18x26 cm.
 
Available languages: English, French, Italian or Spanish
APPROXIMATE DELIVERY DATEApril 2020
Pre-order 120 €

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B E Y O N D / Become a character!

Have you ever dreamed of being a character in a comic? With  B E Y O N D you can!

Make your contribution and with only a picture of yourself, you will become a comic character.

This reward includes the comic HC.

Available languages: English, French, Italian or Spanish
APPROXIMATE DELIVERY DATE: April 2020

Pre-order 150 €

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Earth, year 2250.

The Guide governs the planet by military dictatorship. Access to new technology, especially the BEYOND program, is highly restricted to the upper caste which is made up of the military high command and the government. The middle caste can access it through merits or enormous donations to the party, but it is banned for the lower castes.

After years of intensive use, the Ether is beginning to deplete, and several manned space probes are desperately sent to search the known wormholes. B E Y O N D is not possible without the Ether and rumors of its scarcity spread rapidly. The middle castes start to secretly rile up the masses to take up arms in an attempt to overthrow the Guide and take power.

Kalea and Dave, whose paths cross through very distant worlds, are the protagonists of this story. Kalea, belongs to the working caste and has a workshop in the 13th district. She survives on this but has not forgotten about her parents who were purged after the riots ten years ago.

Dave is a scientist, whose natural habitat is in the laboratory, but unfortunately for him he is one of the leading experts on Ether and has been sent into the unknown in a space probe.

Both of their lives are going to get complicated, and they will end up being essential to one another.

 

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FORECAST OF DEVELOPMENT AND CONDITIONS OF THE CAMPAIGN:

GENERAL

We know the kind of effort it takes to do a good job, and both the author and Spaceman Project are prepared. We love this medium and we want to take it to another level where the readers, authors, and the booksellers are the protagonists. It is because of that that we have taken the small details into account and adjusted the fundraising goal for what we’re offering.

This is an all or nothing campaign model. In order for the project to become a reality we need to reach 100% of the goal. The length of the campaign will last 30 days but can be extended by 7 more days if the project reaches 75% of its goal before the end of the month.  As the publisher, Spaceman Project, can make contributions to the campaign to boost or complete the goal at its own discretion. As is customary, an announcement will be made public if this happens.

 

COSTS INCLUDED IN THE CAMPAIGN

Author / Cost to create

Platform / Creation, management and Crowdfunding collection management.

Publishing / Editorial advisory, quality control, translations, graphic design, pre-production, printing, delivery of rewards to backers and bookstore distribution.

 

DEVELOPMENT PIPELINE

Author / 12 months after the end of the campaign. *

Editing / 3 months of editing after the author’s final delivery.

Printing / 5 to 10 weeks for printing.

Deliveries / it will take between 2 and 6 weeks after the books have been received to be sent to the backers.

*Spaceman Project is not responsible for delays in the creation as this is the author’s commitment to the backers. In the case that the work is not finished, the author is directly responsible for refunding the backers. 

All illustrations presented in this campaign are provisional and are subject to change once the goal has been reached, and work on the project commences. This is only applicable to the cover images for the most part, not to the story, the format of the work, nor the rewards being offered. Obviously, we are presenting a work that is in progress and under development. Creativity has no limits and we are confident that we will not stop improving, and as such, we have made a commitment to quality with our readers.

While the project is being created, the authors are responsible for issuing updates and keeping the backers informed. Once the materials have been delivered to Spaceman, the publisher will be in charge of informing the backers about each of the next steps (Editing/ Production/ Warehouse arrival/ shipment of packages).

ALEX NIETO

Todo empezó dibujando dinosaurios, poco a poco, mis gustos e intereses se fueron ampliando y dibujaba todo aquello que me gustaba o que de alguna u otra forma llamaba mi atención. Dibujar era mi perfecto pasatiempo y una manera de plasmar en un folio todo aquello que se me pasaba por la cabeza.


También fue de pequeño cuando empecé a leer cómics, sin embargo, en algún momento dejé de hacerlo, como tantos otros niños. Además, mi conocimiento sobre los cómics se limitaba únicamente a aquellos que podía encontrar en los kioscos. Nada más. Sin embargo, por suerte, años después me reencontré con el mundo de las viñetas y descubrí a Moebius con su obra: "¿Es bueno el hombre?".

Este álbum cambió radicalmente mi visión sobre los comics y supuso para mí el comienzo de este viaje.

Tras acabar Bellas Artes, estudié en la ESDIP y estuve trabajando en animación como asistente de preproducción en Monigotes Studio 2.0, donde me di cuenta de que, en verdad, no sabía dibujar. Solución: dibujar más.

Durante varios años he estado trabajando como ilustrador freelance y he realizado varias exposiciones. También he producido muchos dibujos e historietas que nunca verán la luz, pero que sin embargo me han servido para buscar un estilo personal en el que me sintiese cómodo al dibujar.

A principios de 2018 tuve la oportunidad de crear una historia corta para el cómic solidario REFUGIADOS: Viñetas solidarias, publicado por Spaceman Proyect, donde han participado grandes autores. Gracias a este proyecto conocí a Alex Ogalla, quien me ofreció la oportunidad de dibujar una historia escrita por él para la revista CTHULHU 19, ya disponible. Tras esto, he realizado otras colaboraciones que aún están por publicar, como La Invocación de Ion, escrita por Manu Gutierrez y que será publicado por Sallybooks en 2019.

B E Y O N D es un proyecto grande y complejo, con varias historias que discurren en paralelo. Esta aventura empezó con un garabato de un astronauta en una libreta y ha acabado siendo una historia llena de acción, intriga, aliens, viajes a otros mundos y una tecnología gracias a la cual unos pocos privilegiados podrán vivir tras su muerte.