A big welcome to the place where Reckoning is happening !!!
Reckoning is a scifi series undergoing a conversion from short story form into 3D comic book form both on screen and actually physically printable with 3D Printers and laser engraved pages (special edition) making this a fully accessible comicbook project for everyone both regularly sighted and the visually impaired. How many scifi series do you know that will be fully accessible and provide fan printable merchandise if you so desire. Yup you got it ! Reckoning your new favorite science fiction series.
As the project progresses if things go as expected we'll end up with everything needed for turning the whole series into a series of 3D cartoons as well, a fully accessible comicbook and fan printable merchandise - Some pretty exciting stuff if you ask me - I mean how cool is that?
If you have not watched the awesome storyboard creation video above to see how the storyboard pages are created I certainly encourage you to use the 3 minutes it takes to get a feel for what is happening. The video depicts a scene from Operation Vermin and depicts scenes from the battlefield as a protagonist fights his way to a rescue ship and discussions in a ready room. If you are visually impaired I suggest you check the video anyway as it features some neat music setting the mood for the story - The laser engravings will come to complement the 3D models as production progresses.
Things are already well on the way storybooks for parts 1-6 are done, each is a like small semi self contained album, with the only difference that part 1 & 2 have been contracted into one album.
3D models have been produced and are being produced and several are already released for free under CC license for printing on 3D printers and more are forthcoming.
The work on Reckoning is happening in collaboration with a lot of different people, artists, 3D modelers and programmers, from countries like the Faroe Islands, Denmark, England, Argentina, Germany, China, USA, Rumania, Bangladesh, Singapore, Mexico and I imagine many more will join.
So as you can see the efforts being put into Reckoning are made by a truly international team just like the members of the protagonist organization TDF it is a truly multicultural with me as a central nexus as a writer, director "actor"/artist kind of personage.
If you can believe it I was lucky enough to have gotten the thumbs up from a military advisor (who remains anonymous at this time), for the realism with which battle has been described in several chapters. - Pretty Awesome !!!
Reckoning is a science fiction story of suspense, conspiracy, and heroism, sprinkled with high technology, alien species, grand combat and stealthy intrigue. Reckoning is a story seething with corruption and greed all in need to be circumnavigated by our band of brave protagonists of the Terran Defense Force.
The Military Industrial Complex, The Security Consortium and the NWO all play their part in this high paced scifi adventure. The setting is spanning the entire globe and then some.... shall we say to the outskirts of the known, as well as the unknown universe.
The Reckoning project just seems to be getting better all the time, I absolutely love it!
What you as a Patron will be getting out of this? Hold on to your hat and chair this is where my Patreon page differs from most.
Since this Patreon page is intended as a showcase for the 3D Reckoning comicbook project, by becoming a Patron of it, I feel it is my duty to remind you that you are not purchasing any product, nor any service from me.
Through the posts on this page you will be able to follow the work on this fully immersible 3D comicbook.
The Patreon will be featuring the production of not only 3D graphics, but also 3D Printable models and laser engraved pages in a special edition to cater for the visually impaired making this a what can be considered a fully accessible comicbook.
You do not have to make any pledges in order to follow what is going on, hence no sale of any product or service is to be perceived through you supporting this Patreon.
While Patreon will be charging VAT of your donation/your pledge, I have to stress this is not a form of purchase and Patreon only processes the VAT fee out of demands of the EU.
Anything contribution is to be considered as a donation to me in order to further my creativity.
You can without making any contribution simply go to this Patreon page and read the posts I make.
Signing up as a Patron is something you do for your own convenience or conscience and not because you are buying anything from me!
Production of rudimentary 3D poses for panels has begun using a motion-capture suit from the Danish team Rokoko who ran the successful SALTO Kickstarter.
Each chapter is written as an independent little story so the aim is you'll end up with a small collection of comic books from the Reckoning Universe.
The storyboards for the first 5 comicbooks are locked and 3D production is underway, with a number of models already created.
However, I think it fair that you get a glimpse of the storyboards without having to dig too far into the Patreon - So here is an example of a rough storyboard of part 5.
You can also see a page from the albumbelow being drawn in the video above.
I suggest if you are visually impaired, you go to my website and read Chapter 5 Operation Vermin until such time that the laser engraved pages are available in order for you to get an impression of what is depicted below.
The 3D version of the comic will according to plan enable people, to online zip around and zoom around inside frames and not just passively look at pages.
Offline you will have the 3D Printable models and laser engraved pages in addition to the regular comicbooks being produced.
If you want to preview a text draft from the open writing exercise then the first few chapters are available at http://einarpetersen.com/reckoning.html
Please check out some of the awesome art and models in the posts and on https://www.tinkercad.com/users/ebbn2H05qC2 you can find here on Patreon and do get back to me with comments and suggestions.
I would also like to invite you to join the utterly awesome crew of Patrons and people already helping to make Reckoning a huge success.
And since I know if you are reading this far you are likely considering a Patronage, so this is about your money - How about this?
To alleviate your fears of making a "bad judgement" in regards to my creativity I am willing to offer you a full, no questions asked money back guarantee!
If you do not like what is happening here and you have been a Patron for 12 consecutive months you cancel your Patronage before Patreon's 13'th billing cycle and ask me for a refund. Simple as that! I will facilitate a full refund ASAP after that. I am even considering a cyclical renewal of the money back guarantee rolling a year a the time.
I really hope you like what you have seen and read so far about what for me put quite mildly is an amazing project and that you would like to follow along with us on this fantastic journey, as we expand upon the Reckoning universe and the great promise thereof.
And even if you can't afford to pitch in financially - Please help me to spread the word - A tweet, or a post to any other social media is virtually free of charge to you and means the world to the project, so please pitch in and help turn Reckoning into the amazing success it deserves to be!
All the best