Dead Air #1-2 90s College Radio Sci-Fi With A Soundtrack

A project in Montreal, Canada by Benjamin Hunting

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What if one day every year you could talk to the dead?
Backers: 417
Average Pledge Per Backer: $37 CAD

Funded: $15,318 CAD of $13,000 CAD
Dates: Jan 30th -> Feb 29th (30 days)
Project By: Benjamin Hunting
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Latest News

One last campaign to check out on our final day of funding

February 28th - via:
We're inside the final 24 hours of the Dead Air campaign, and Joe, Angela, Maja, Reed, and I are incredibly grateful for all of your amazing support and enthusiasm for our comic book! Personally, I've also really enjoyed the community that's built up... (Read More)

Whatever Happened To The 90s Music Movie?

February 27th - via:
Part of preparing for Dead Air has been immersing myself in ‘90s culture, with a specific focus on music. It’s been helpful for both Joe and I in visualizing how our characters look, how they act, and what they’re passionate about. This lead... (Read More)

First Stretch Goal: Commentary From Benjamin + Joe! (plus cool campaigns to check out)

February 26th - via:
Good afternoon! We're inside of 60 hours or so left on the Dead Air campaign, and it's time to announce our first stretch goal: commentary! Joe and I put together a commentary track for our first book, Code 45, and it was a fun way to offer insight... (Read More)

We Are Fully Funded! Let's Celebrate with Full Page Friday!

February 23rd - via:
As of this morning the Dead Air campaign has reached it's funding goal—and that's ENTIRELY because of each and every one of you who chose to support our book and help bring it into the world. THANK YOU!To celebrate, it's time for a Full Page Friday... (Read More)

The “Needle Exchange Program” Was The Gateway To Dead Air's College Radio Vinyl

February 22nd - via:
We are 98 percent funded with just a few days to go in the campaign. Thank you so much for supporting Dead Air!The university radio station where I was a DJ had a fairly extensive vinyl library, part hangover from the 1970s and 1980s heyday of the... (Read More)

CanCon: The Most Canadian Radio Rule You've Never Heard Of

February 21st - via:
One of the odd details about Canadian media in general—and radio in particular—is the requirement from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) that a certain percentage of whatever is being broadcast be sourced from... (Read More)

The Evolution of a Dead Air Panel

February 20th - via:
The process of creating a comic book is like having a constant conversation between multiple brains, the boundaries of the page, and the written word, all at the same time. As a result, it often transpires that the original idea for a specific page... (Read More)

Original Swag Bag 'O Junk add-on now available!

February 19th - via:
Good afternoon! We are at 90 percent - THANK YOU! Almost there, and it's all because of you!Just a quick updated today about two of the rewards we have for the Dead Air campaign. The first is to let you know that, after being asked by a number of... (Read More)

Friday Tune-Up! Esmeralda's I Hate Myself And Want To Dye My Hair CJNK Playlist!

February 16th - via:
If it’s Friday, that must mean it’s tune-up post time! Today we’re diving head-first into the most far-reaching genre out of all of CJNK’s DJ’s from Esmeralda’s alternative rock show I Hate Myself And Want To Dye My Hair.  I’m going to... (Read More)

Who Would YOU Talk To If You Could Talk To The Dead?

February 15th - via:
One of the first questions that naturally follows the central theme of Dead Air—”What if one day a year, you could talk to the dead?”—is of course “Who would you talk to?” The answer, for most people, would be a deeply personal one. Most... (Read More)

Anatomy Of A Dead Air Panel

February 14th - via:
One of the coolest parts of creating Dead Air, personally, is the front row seat I have to watch artist and co-creator Joe Ng build the 90s-era world that our CJNK DJs live in. While I’ve previously touched on how fashion and musical subcultures... (Read More)

Behind the scenes of the D-TALq "Talk to the Dead" Tech

February 13th - via:
When it came time to design the details of the D-TALq technology that’s used to communicate with the departed in Dead Air, we had almost free reign in terms of how we wanted it to function, and how we could represent it on the page. As it turns... (Read More)

Long Lost Songs I'll Never Hear Again

February 12th - via:
I’ve mentioned how growing up in a rural area limited my options when it came to being exposed to new music, or anything outside the mainstream, and how my local university radio station played a big role in expanding my cultural horizons.... (Read More)

Friday Tune-Up: Josie's Fard As Huck CJNK Radio Show Playlist!

February 9th - via:
It's time for another Friday tune-up post! This time we'll be taking a closer listen to what CJNK DJ Josie Lang spins on her late-night electronic music show, Fard as Huck (a name inspired by late-90s standards and practices at campus radio stations... (Read More)

When Music Was Your Entire Identity

February 8th - via:
One of the things I remember most about being in my early 20s was how often the people around me at the university radio station turned to the music they listened to as a way to explore and establish an identity. Fashion, politics, and even... (Read More)

20 Year Old Me Was Wrong About R&B — And Pretty Much Everything Else

February 7th - via:
When I was younger, I was so certain about so many things, my opinions rigid and inflexible in the way that only someone who didn’t know how much change was lurking on the horizon throughout their 20s could be. Naturally, those rock solid truths... (Read More)

A quick rundown on Dead Air swag, plus some cool campaigns to check out

February 6th - via:
One week in and Dead Air is sitting at over 70 percent funded! We could not have done this without each and every one of our amazing supporters. Thank you so much for being a part of the Dead Air saga! I wanted to give you a more detailed rundown on... (Read More)

University Radio Was The Music-Loving Older Sibling I Never Had

February 5th - via:
If there’s one cliché that emerges time and time again when talking to music obsessives about their formative years, it’s the older sibling who routinely passed down pieces and parts of their own record collection. These audio breadcrumbs often... (Read More)

Friday Tune-Up! The story behind Michelle's Britopia CJNK radio show playlist

February 2nd - via:
It's time for our first Friday tune-up post! We're bringing back main character Michelle's Britopia CJNK radio show playlist from the first campaign, which we put front and center on the Kickstarter page right from the start this time around. It's a... (Read More)

The future comes into focus for Dead Air's adult characters in Issue 2

February 1st - via:
Day 3 and we're almost edging past 60 percent funded - thank you! Issue 2 opens up a new lens on our characters later in life as we get a more in-depth look at some of their lives in the 2011 timeline, 15 or so years after their college experiences.... (Read More)

Almost 50 percent funded! Thank you!

January 31st - via:
It was incredible to wake up this morning and see that our second campaign for Dead Air is hovering at just under 50 percent funded, with a "Project We Love" badge from Kickstarter stamped on it, too! It's even cooler to see so many familiar names... (Read More)

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