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Kickstarter Watch: Hopeless – A dark comedy about a young man in search of his lost soul

The protagonist Mr. Hopeless is an unsuccessful, weak and slothful everyman, with a body too naïve a pain in the neck of his soul, who eventually leaves him. Having become all the more spiritless now that he lacks a soul, Hopeless notices that he has also grown invisible and that he does not, in the regular sense of the word, even “exist” in the world which now seems to him a negatively-aesthetic cluster of images. Accompanying his invisibility is a dog that only he can see, a dog that can randomly multiply and decrease in number. It turns out that the dog(s) will guide him throughout the search for his soul, as a letter that he receives informs us. The letter is from a man who introduces himself as Mr. Spider. The story begins right in the beginning of the protagonist’s surreal journey across the Mother Land, a world of fantasy with metaphysical undertones, inhabited mostly by animals: it is the probable shelter of lost souls.

They want to present an enjoyable read. The story includes elements of surreal, black and blue comedy, but first and foremost Kafkaesque humour with less of an expressionist taste, in a way that challenges and satirizes many recurring questions inherent in modernity, literary conventions and motifs, such as the moralistic undertones in the Faustian canon. Doing all of these in a comic format, in a simplified world that reads like a twisted fable is itself a great challenge to ourselves and the genre in which we apply our methods. You are invited to interpret, revisualize and even complete the universe we offer, while enjoying the read and the artwork (so we hope).

Their target is adults who appreciate ambiguity, allegorical/alternative worlds out of their comfort zones, lack of fixated subjectivities. If you strive for liberation but are too conscious of the –global and local – conditions which have generated and continues to structure us beyond our control, then this story might be for you. In a way, we seek people who would not mind letting the gravity of their train of thought and the gusty levity of their chuckle cohabit. As for our format, the non-linerar story arc is optimal for a mini series, since we are more interested in process-driven narratives than Aristotelian structures; however, once it is completed it can be published as an original graphic novel since it constitutes a whole. It is a coloured work, as it is essential for the carnivalesque, macabre style of artwork.

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