Justin is creating Illumination: A Graphic Novel
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Hello, my name is Justin Guidroz, and I am a writer in New Orleans. This is my first stab at writing comics, and I'm very excited to delve into this field!

"Illumination" is a graphic novel based on the Cave allegory from Plato's Republic, about the enlightenment of a young man who has been imprisoned his entire life and forced to learn only what was presented to him. When he breaks free from his bonds, he begins to learn the true nature of the world, and the resistance of those who fear the unknown.

I am currently writing the script and am working with Niki Redler, the main artist for the book. Together, we are striving to present a world of stark beauty.

The book can also be used for educational purposes! Sure, I'm taking some liberties with the words of Plato, but all of the intentions are well intact. I truly do hope that this can help break that looming feeling of dread most people feel about philosophy by presenting it in a (sorry, Plato) more exciting manner.

Additionally, I just want to make a kick ass book with an awesome story and crazy good art. And with your help, we can make that a possibility. We are both young, struggling, not-fiscally-well-endowed artists, so every penny helps! We want to make this book incredible, and the more help we get, the more incredible it will be!

Our goal is to release the first third of the book, our Chapter One, as a standalone to garner interest in the book. This first chapter will be available to our sponsors in different forms, depending on your contribution. We aim to be at cons as well, mostly in the Southeast region (for now), and plan to have them available at local comic book stores in the New Orleans area. The first third is being written and drawn now. We have the entire outline, but writing these scripts are pesky forms of work indeed! BUT we are making strides!

We hope you will support our project, and we look forward to interacting with all of you. Thank you so much!
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Pledge $1 or more per completing chapter one! (For now, will update when goal is met!)
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Our undying love. And access to our blog, where we will post progress updates, maybe some sketches and videos, and where we will be at if we travel for cons, as well as additional info. Just don't make it weird.
Pledge $3 or more per completing chapter one! (For now, will update when goal is met!)
0 patrons
All of the above, especially the lovin'. And a DIGITAL COPY OF THE FIRST CHAPTER when complete! What?!
Pledge $5 or more per completing chapter one! (For now, will update when goal is met!)
0 patrons
All of the above, of course, you lovable scoundrel you. And a PHYSICAL COPY OF THE FIRST CHAPTER! That you can hold! And read! And feel! And touch! But don't get into too much detail about the touching, alright? Cool . . .
Pledge $10 or more per completing chapter one! (For now, will update when goal is met!)
0 patrons
You like us, don't you? Tell us we're pretty. All of the above, AND a SIGNED PHYSICAL COPY OF THE FIRST CHAPTER. If you think about it, it's like we are all holding hands, because we all touched it. Feel the synergy.
Pledge $20 or more per completing chapter one! (For now, will update when goal is met!)
0 patrons
Woah, you're making us blush. All of the above, and a PRINT OF ONE OF THE SPLASH PAGES from the book, SIGNED by our artist!
Pledge $30 or more per completing chapter one! (For now, will update when goal is met!)
0 patrons
Getting all flustered over here. All of the above, and an ORIGINAL COMPOSITION by our artist! All fancy and personal like.
Pledge $50 or more per completing chapter one! (For now, will update when goal is met!)
0 of 10 patrons
In for the long haul, aren't you? All of the above, PLUS a guaranteed copy of the ENTIRE BOOK when complete, signed by us, of course. This book will probably be a very special addition as well, maybe a black and white version. People love that stuff.
Pledge $100 or more per completing chapter one! (For now, will update when goal is met!)
0 of 10 patrons
We'll never let go. Ever. Please stop trying to run, we just want to love you. All of the above, plus a copy of the script, signed by me, PLUS an ORIGINAL PAGE of the comic, the one we copied into the book, all for you, you magnificent beast, you.
Pledge $250 or more per completing chapter one! (For now, will update when goal is met!)
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So, since we are pretty much married, legally binding and all, why don't we hang out? If you come to New Orleans, I will buy you dinner at a fine dining establishment and chat with you about Game of Thrones until you beg me to stop and ask for a divorce. I'll also give you a sneak peek at our next project, it's pretty cool. Plus, we'd probably keep in touch. Lasting freindships are priceless.
Goals
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We want to make a great first impression! We plan on printing out a limited amount of copies of the first chapter for sales at local comic book shops and some local cons. This way, people can hold it in their hands and see the project manifested. And we want it to look good. And feel good. And smell good. All the good. This first goal will help us: buy materials for drawing, inking, and coloring, print out the initial run of the issues, help with the time we are taking to work on it, distribution, etc. We want to get into some cons as well, which cost entry fees, tables, the whole thing. So this first step is the perfect stepping stone (Ah, get it. Stepping. I'm sure you do, you aren't an idiot.) in us completing the book!
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Hello, my name is Justin Guidroz, and I am a writer in New Orleans. This is my first stab at writing comics, and I'm very excited to delve into this field!

"Illumination" is a graphic novel based on the Cave allegory from Plato's Republic, about the enlightenment of a young man who has been imprisoned his entire life and forced to learn only what was presented to him. When he breaks free from his bonds, he begins to learn the true nature of the world, and the resistance of those who fear the unknown.

I am currently writing the script and am working with Niki Redler, the main artist for the book. Together, we are striving to present a world of stark beauty.

The book can also be used for educational purposes! Sure, I'm taking some liberties with the words of Plato, but all of the intentions are well intact. I truly do hope that this can help break that looming feeling of dread most people feel about philosophy by presenting it in a (sorry, Plato) more exciting manner.

Additionally, I just want to make a kick ass book with an awesome story and crazy good art. And with your help, we can make that a possibility. We are both young, struggling, not-fiscally-well-endowed artists, so every penny helps! We want to make this book incredible, and the more help we get, the more incredible it will be!

Our goal is to release the first third of the book, our Chapter One, as a standalone to garner interest in the book. This first chapter will be available to our sponsors in different forms, depending on your contribution. We aim to be at cons as well, mostly in the Southeast region (for now), and plan to have them available at local comic book stores in the New Orleans area. The first third is being written and drawn now. We have the entire outline, but writing these scripts are pesky forms of work indeed! BUT we are making strides!

We hope you will support our project, and we look forward to interacting with all of you. Thank you so much!

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per completing chapter one! (For now, will update when goal is met!)
0 patrons
Our undying love. And access to our blog, where we will post progress updates, maybe some sketches and videos, and where we will be at if we travel for cons, as well as additional info. Just don't make it weird.
Pledge $3 or more per completing chapter one! (For now, will update when goal is met!)
0 patrons
All of the above, especially the lovin'. And a DIGITAL COPY OF THE FIRST CHAPTER when complete! What?!
Pledge $5 or more per completing chapter one! (For now, will update when goal is met!)
0 patrons
All of the above, of course, you lovable scoundrel you. And a PHYSICAL COPY OF THE FIRST CHAPTER! That you can hold! And read! And feel! And touch! But don't get into too much detail about the touching, alright? Cool . . .
Pledge $10 or more per completing chapter one! (For now, will update when goal is met!)
0 patrons
You like us, don't you? Tell us we're pretty. All of the above, AND a SIGNED PHYSICAL COPY OF THE FIRST CHAPTER. If you think about it, it's like we are all holding hands, because we all touched it. Feel the synergy.
Pledge $20 or more per completing chapter one! (For now, will update when goal is met!)
0 patrons
Woah, you're making us blush. All of the above, and a PRINT OF ONE OF THE SPLASH PAGES from the book, SIGNED by our artist!
Pledge $30 or more per completing chapter one! (For now, will update when goal is met!)
0 patrons
Getting all flustered over here. All of the above, and an ORIGINAL COMPOSITION by our artist! All fancy and personal like.
Pledge $50 or more per completing chapter one! (For now, will update when goal is met!)
0 of 10 patrons
In for the long haul, aren't you? All of the above, PLUS a guaranteed copy of the ENTIRE BOOK when complete, signed by us, of course. This book will probably be a very special addition as well, maybe a black and white version. People love that stuff.
Pledge $100 or more per completing chapter one! (For now, will update when goal is met!)
0 of 10 patrons
We'll never let go. Ever. Please stop trying to run, we just want to love you. All of the above, plus a copy of the script, signed by me, PLUS an ORIGINAL PAGE of the comic, the one we copied into the book, all for you, you magnificent beast, you.
Pledge $250 or more per completing chapter one! (For now, will update when goal is met!)
0 of 2 patrons
So, since we are pretty much married, legally binding and all, why don't we hang out? If you come to New Orleans, I will buy you dinner at a fine dining establishment and chat with you about Game of Thrones until you beg me to stop and ask for a divorce. I'll also give you a sneak peek at our next project, it's pretty cool. Plus, we'd probably keep in touch. Lasting freindships are priceless.