The Whispering Forest

We Promised Utopia Second Season

A project in Oklahoma City, OK by Adrian Morales

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The ambitious enviro-fiction comic about the rise and fall of an idealized society is launching its second season.
Backers: 124
Average Pledge Per Backer: $58

Funded: $7,229 of $7,000
Dates: Nov 28th -> Dec 29th (32 days)
Project By: Adrian Morales
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Latest News

Three and a half hours to go!

December 29th - via:
Three and a half hours and $968 to go! Can we do it? I think we can. Now's the time to share the campaign (again) on social media, to tell a friend! If you were considering adding something on or increasing your pledge, you've got 3ish hours! Either... (Read More)

Last 24 hours!

December 28th - via:
Thank you all for helping us get to where we are! We are truly grateful and excited to get the second season rolling. But before that, we still have a bit more to go.  Please help us share our story around social media! We will make this happen. The... (Read More)

Comic Book Scripting 101

December 27th - via:
Talk to any comic book creator and they'll tell you how hard this artform can be, how this is a passion and not a simple hobby, and how amazing it is that any indie comic series are launched at all, let along finished. But, comic book scripting is... (Read More)

Don’t Miss The Forest For the Trees

December 21st - via:
I really wanted to open this update with that wonderful proverb. When writing the story, I truly think we did not miss the forest. However, once we started to give life in a visual format, it was necessary to look at the trees. Both literally and... (Read More)

Issue Five Cover Reveal!

December 20th - via:
Check out the cover by Jerry Bennett of Glamorella's Daughter! This will be the kick off of the second season. Also, if you want to know more about the origins of the diamond tree, bug Adrian and Robert and they'll let you know everything you've ever... (Read More)

Work with diverse people and you will be surprised

December 15th - via:
We are lucky to have very talented artists working on the project. Each one brings their unique style and vision to the project. What is great about working with so many talented people are that you also get to learn from each one. I really like... (Read More)

Braided Narratives in Comics

December 12th - via:
In a comic where everything is hard, the braided narrative is the trickiest of our plot challenges. With three eras separated by thousands of years and placed within three wildly different environments, managing a coherent story flow has taken... (Read More)

Help us out on social media and be entered for a giveaway!

December 11th - via:
Win an exclusive, first edition issue one singed and Remarqued by cover artist Nick Hermes. Just share this on your own social media to be entered into the drawing.  (Read More)

Creating a Hardboiled Grandpa

December 10th - via:
Betray the World, Betray the Self.  The ethos of the second age where humanity survived the devastation of climate change and fulfilled Isabella Bari's vision for a perfect world. Yet . . . An auditor senses corruption and antipathy is rotting away... (Read More)

Space Elevators!

December 9th - via:
We spend a lot of time making sure the sci-fi makes sense. Here we see the space elevators in the second timeline. We conducted a thorough literature review on the topic which is then summarized into a white paper (the space elevator white paper can... (Read More)

Another indie comic with a retro vibe

December 7th - via:
Hey backers! I want to bring your attention to another Kickstarter "Project We Love": The Masters by Austin Hough and Power Comics. This is an old-school superhero vs super villain comic that has the look and feel of the Bronze Age of comics... (Read More)

Three survival stories

December 6th - via:
The three timelines within We Promised Utopia are three unique survival stories. Beginning with a political thriller, following Isa and her story to save human kind. The second is a sci-fi noir in the future with Mangus operating as a detective... (Read More)

Family Matters In A Dystopia

December 5th - via:
Survivors of a devastating ice age desperately search for salvation through an eternal winter. Death is ever-present, all our technological breathroughs are now just unknowable relics of the past, and their lives have been stripped to their most... (Read More)

Equivalent Carbon Credit (ECC) Financial system discussion

December 3rd - via:
Within each issue of We Promised Utopia, we explore a single technical concept in more detail at the end of each issue. this allows the creators to really explore and dive deep into the nerdy and technical side of things without going all out journal... (Read More)

Let's talk about Isa Bari!

December 2nd - via:
Isabel Bari from We Promised Utopia Isabel is the soul of We Promised Utopia. When crafting a character whose vision for our future was so persuasive that her name would live on for several millennia, it's tempting to only focus on the force of her... (Read More)

Amazing first 2-days! Thank you all!

November 30th - via:
The We Promised Utopia team is delighted to see the enthusiasm shown by the community for our vision. We really want to thank all of our early participants, this is possible because of you! Please share our story with those you love, we are very... (Read More)

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