Chroma Vol 1, the first in a trilogy of science-fiction graphic novels from Marcus Perry (creator of Image Comics’ Descendant and Albert Einstein: Time Mason), entertainment marketing editor and producer Bob Schulze, and artist Michael Yakutis (William Shatner‘s Man O War, MakingComics.com). If funded through the now-live Kickstarter campaign, Chroma will offer the epic scope and emotional resonance of sci-fi milestones like Interstellar and 2001, with a unique presentation and captivating art. Set in a dystopian version of the future, Chroma is the story of astronaut Paul Pearce, whose mission to explore an emerging black hole that could change our world rewrites his own destiny when it bestows him with seemingly unlimited abilities.
“We want to create a series that feels like the sciency-science fiction that we grew up with,” said creator and co-writer Bob Schulze. “And balance that with the spectacle and emotion readers expect.”
“We’re presenting a version of the future that’s eerily possible, and we’ve anchored it with characters that are not only relatable but aspirational as well,” said co-writer Marcus Perry. “We think it’s a compelling allegory for the direction things could be headed.”
Rewards available exclusively through the Chroma Vol 1 Kickstarter campaign support a print run of the graphic novel, with additional profits going to the production of future installments. Incentives include original page art, sketches, scripts, the opportunity to be drawn into an issue, and even a VIP tour of a major Hollywood movie studio.
“The cinematic experience of this book is really special,” said Perry. “It’s immersive in a way that we haven’t seen before, and we think it will keep readers turning the pages.” CHROMA: VOLUME 1 content will be available in a variety of formats including print, via ComiXology, or as a PDF, CBR, or ePub file, and will always be DRM-free. Kickstarter exclusive versions will include bonus content not available anywhere else.
Schulze and Perry will appear at Long Beach Comic Con this weekend on a panel entitled “Building A Better Blockbuster” Sunday afternoon from 12:30 to 1:30 PMin Room 102 B/C along with Craig Miller, who started his career as a publicist for the motion picture industry, working on Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, The Dark Crystal, Superman, Altered States, Splash and Steven L. Wagner, who is a writer-producer/editor at NBC Entertainment Marketing and Digital.