One billion minutes in the future, the sun inexplicably goes out and a 10-year-old girl must face demons, gangsters, and existential dread as she and her friends fight to save all sentient beings from the crushing weight of time.
“There's no question that Rio Aubry Taylor is the trippiest of the CCS cartoonists…”
Rob Clough - High-Low Blog, The Comics Journal
“Taylor's storytelling is ambitious… I'm seriously looking forward to what comes next.”
Danny Djeljosevic - Comics Bulletin
WHAT IT IS
JETTY is an on-going, monthly serialized comic/zine by me, Rio Aubry Taylor. It tells the story of one day in the future when the sun disappears and everybody freaks out. Each month I'll release a new issue of JETTY in PDF format. The odd numbered issues will feature Grok and Puggy (two cyber-punk travelers, trapped in the Dark Internet), Mina (a young castaway, haunted by the past, present, and future), and an outsider group of Buddhist monks (aliens, humans, ex-cons) as they deal with an unexpected influx of demons, evil spirits, and monsters while deftly avoiding madness and murderous drug dealers. Even numbered issues will be a bit briefer in length and more zine-like. They’ll feature the desperate messages of Leel’ Riot and Fill, two sorcerer’s apprentices forced to deal with drastic catastrophes as the world goes horribly dark in more ways than ten. Slowly, the two sides of the story will join together in a panoply of psychedelic endangerment. Read the preview comic below for a feel of it, and the Rewards section for exact specs.
HOW IT WORKS
Each issue consists of black & white interiors and color covers. As mentioned above, odd numbered issues star Mina and her friends and contain anywhere from 20 to 24 pages. Even numbered issues feature more words than pictures, are more zine-like in nature, and contain anywhere from 8 to 12 pages. Depending on the amount each patron/subscriber pledges, they will get any number of tiers of extra content. For example, a patron/subscriber who pledges $3 per monthly installment will receive a PDF of each new issue as it comes out. A pledge of $9 will be awarded with a PDF of each monthly issue plus access to the exclusive process blog, featuring creator's notes, commentary, and preliminary sketches.
JETTY is currently only available through this site. Each new issue will feature a Story So Far... section so that readers can jump in at any point, and as the series progresses, readers can order back-issues directly from me. Becoming a patron/subscriber is easy. Just click the orange Become a Patron button at the top left of this page (or click directly on the Reward option below that you like), enter your info and the reward/amount you'd like to pledge each month, and you're all set. See below for a complete list of tiers currently available.
At certain funding milestones I will release EXTRA BONUS CONTENT, some of which won't ever be available anywhere else. Examples of this content include posters, trading cards, new zines, and audience input into the story. If you want these exclusive offers, then make sure you're signed up when the Milestone Goal is reached. The very first one ($111 total pledged per month) is what kicks off the whole series. This is so I know there is enough interest to make this comics project worth my time/energy. So if you're interested, please sign up and tell your friends :)
If you're signing up after hearing about JETTY at the 2015 Small Press Expo, please let me know for an extra-special surprise.
Over the last four years I’ve been releasing loads of free content online (art, comics, and essays), mostly through my website, Facebook, and Twitter. While I definitely intend to continue this trend, I'm offering JETTY as an experiment in subscription-based digital comics. I wholeheartedly thank all my friends and family who have helped me in this project, and all potential readers interested in JETTY :) THANK YOU!
Check here later for a FAQ section and possibly an extended bio coming soon!
Send all questions and comments directly to me ;)