Thanks for checking out our campaign page. Your interest is very much appreciated! This is a 'fixed funding' campaign. Contributions are refunded if we don’t meet our goal!
Enter The Hero is a 135 page full color graphic novel written by me, Michael Heitkemper, and featuring amazing artwork by artist Simon Butler. Enter The Hero does have a publisher attached to it; however the interior artwork obviously needs to be completed before going into the printing stages.
This is a story that I hold very dear to my heart. In the same fashion as George Lucas with Star Wars, I originally wrote ETH as something much bigger. But in order to pitch the project to publishers, I had to condense it down into one singular story about a super hero that suddenly appeared from no where. Rest assured, we have plans that exceed this release.
The secrets of the Hero and his powers were a challenging thing to conjure up. I wanted him to live inside a realistic setting, so he had to have a realistic origin. Also, since no one, not even the reader knows who the Hero is the story had to be told from several other character’s points of view. This makes for some interesting dialogue and character confrontations.
If you’re into classic super hero tales with fresh and interesting characters, I know that Enter The Hero will be right up your alley.
Thomas Brandt is your run of the mill geekoid robotic engineer. He’s down on his luck, and has just botched a huge contact that could have saved his career. Just as Thomas is about to stoop to flipping burgers to foot the bills, he’s offered the opportunity of a lifetime: Create a robotic weapon that is capable of detaining the vigilante known only as the Hero. Thomas begins his work, but it soon becomes evident that the Hero has other plans; tear down the corporate curtain which is hiding the cities true threat.
Enter The Hero has the potential of being something epic. It re-introduces us to the enjoyable capabilities of a super hero story without all of the huge character life-altering crossovers that we’re forced to choke down each month. We have BIG plans for Enter The Hero after it is completed. Not only do we have plans for future installments, but we would also love to bring Enter The Hero to life as a new animated series and who knows maybe even a movie :)
What We Need & What You Get
We’re looking to raise $3,500 to cover the cost of completing the remaining interior artwork. Enter The Hero is already more than halfway completed with funding from my own pocket and from private investors; the money we raise here will pay to finish the remainder.
It costs $90 for each drawn, inked, colored and lettered page. Try to find an equal or better quality artist at that rate, I dare you. There are 39 pages of art yet to be completed in this 135 page graphic novel. We’re almost there!
Any money raised over our goal will be saved to help fund the second installment of Enter The Hero and possible animated series.
In return for your generous donations we have all kinds of Enter The Hero swag to send your way. This includes, but is not limited to special edition art cards, t-shirts, downloads, and of course copies of Enter The Hero. Which means that by backing this project, you will read and experience Enter The Hero before anyone else. Check out the perks to the right. We have something for everyone!
Other Ways You Can Help
If you can’t offer any financial help, please at least consider helping spread the word about our project. Tweet about us, share our project on facebook or on any other social site you may be involved with. We really appreciate every peek of interest that we receive. Go ahead, hit those share buttons! Spread the word! ENTER THE HERO!!!