Freiburg, Germany – On March 12 2017, HOK launched a Kickstarter campaign for Touch #1, the first installment in a mystery crime comic series about a female cop who can see other people’s emotions. The comic’s creator, HOK, is a comic maniac who authored and penciled Touch.
“My main interest is to entertain people. Suck them in at the first panel, let them have a good time and spill them out relaxed and happy at the last panel,” he says, “In this comic there are the good guys, the bad guys and the true hero, who’s suffering a lot for the greater good. I love this classic approach, and it works very well, even without planet-smashing super powers.”
Other members of the Touch team are inkers, Ruben Gonzalez and Veronica Gontz (Ant-Man Season 1, Scarlet Spider, Batgirl, Dr. Who) and colorist, Liezl Buenaventura (Grimm’s Fairy Tales, Wonderland, the Heavy Metal Magazine).
Touch is the story of Jona Maza, a cop who has a special ability. When she touches something with her bare skin, she can see the emotions of others who touched it before. Touch is designed as an ongoing series with self-contained short stories, connected by an overall story arc.
The printed version of Touch #1 will have 28 full-color pages and be available in English and German. There will be two editions with different prices and covers, but the same content. One is the “community edition” only available via the creator’s Kickstarter campaign, homepage, or ComicCon table, and the “trade edition” available via Amazon and other third-party sellers.
“Personally, I don’t like these ‘your name will appear in the special thanks section’ or ‘buy me a Ferrari and I’ll make the main character look like you’ kind of Kickstarter benefits,” the creator explains, “So, I came up with a solution. That solution makes the supporters a real part of the cover artwork, even for very small contributions.”
In exchange for pledging to the project, backers can gain access to a variety of rewards including a printed copy of Touch #1 with their name on the back cover for €5, two copies (one “community edition” and one “trade edition”) of the book with their name on the front cover for €11, and more. Backers can also pledge €15 for the Fan Package, which contains two books with the backer’s name on the front cover, a poster, and a button or €25 for the Premium Fan Package, which also includes a signed and numbered art print. All rewards come with a “don’t Touch” sticker.
“The comic is complete. It’s ready to print,” says HOK, “Everything’s set to post out copies worldwide.
There is only one big question left: Do YOU want to read it?”
For more information, please visit the Kickstarter page here or contact the creator below.
Company Name: HOK (Heinz Olaf Klöppel)
Contact Person: Media Relations
Phone: +49 176 / 55 54 22 09