Sleep Inertia Pilot (or SIP for short) is a 100 page sci-fi graphic novel by Valentin Ramon (writer/artist), Mark Bertolini (writer), and Micah Myers (letterer) that’s currently Kickstarting its publication. It’s an original tale that has a pacemaker made of sad drama at its artificial heart!
There will come a time when you look in the mirror and you see all you will ever be. But you have to accept it, because your other option? Kill yourself… or stop looking in mirrors.
In a future that is just around the corner, people have given up on living their own lives and have allowed governments and corporations to dictate their fate. Why people leave their lives in the hands of fate and the day-to-day inertia of living is still a mystery for everyone.
Sleep Inertia Pilot is the story of a 100-year-old woman who refuses to die at a time where the average lifespan ends at 70. She has been waiting for a long time to die, but demands to control the moment and manner that she dies in. If you knew you were going to die, wouldn’t you want to choose the time and place and reason it happens, and make your death worth something?
Sleep Inertia Pilot is about how everything that is around us, makes us who we are, and how the reality that surrounds us can sometimes not be what it seems to be.
|$10||PDF copy of SIP|
|$15||PDF copy of SIP + exclusive behind the scenes ‘making of’|
|$25||Physical soft cover of SIP + PDF|
|$35||Physical soft cover of SIP + PDF + Kickstarter exclusive print|
|$40||Physical soft cover of SIP + PDF + custom head shot by Ramon + exclusive behind the scenes ‘making of’|
|$100||Retailer bundle (10 physical softcovers of SIP)|
|$150||Physical soft cover of SIP + ink sketch by Ramon + PDF|
|$200 (A)||Physical soft cover of SIP + Kickstarter exclusive print + 20 pages of comic book lettering by Myers + PDF|
|$200 (B)||Physical soft cover of SIP + Kickstarter exclusive print + 20 pages of comic book co-writing/editing/brainstorming by Bertolini + PDF|
|$500||Physical soft cover of SIP + Kickstarter exclusive print + one-of-a-kind comic book cover for your own creator-owned comic by Ramon + PDF|
Sleep Inertia Pilot is a 100-page original graphic novel with a fixed 8 panel grid per page. It’s a story about love, loss and melancholia written and illustrated by Valentin Ramon, best known for his work as the illustrator of D4VE and Hot Damn (IDW), with co-writer Mark Bertolini, creator of Scum of the Earth (Action Lab Danger Zone), and Micah Myers (Action Lab, Zenescope, Scout) on letters.
There are 23 days left in this Kickstarter. Click here to visit their page and support an original sci-fi tale!