Jon Lock writes for Bleeding Cool:
Jon Lock here, writer and creator of Afterlife Inc.
Afterlife Inc. is the tale of con-artist Jack Fortune, who, following his untimely demise, discovers an afterlife in chaos and proceeds to take over and run it like a business.
For the last three years I've been publishing the ongoing adventures of Jack and Co. as they attempt to modernise the Great Beyond. First in Dying to Tell, which was recently featured in Comixology Submit's top 100 indie comics bundle; next in Near Life; and finally in Lifeblood, which I successfully Kickstarted back in November 2012 thanks to the incredible generosity of my backers.
Now, for the first time, I'm collecting volumes 1-3 of Afterlife Inc. in one luxury hardback edition, the Book of Life.
At 376 full-colour pages, the Book of Life charts the entire Afterlife Inc. story to date in addition to 70 pages of special features including pin-ups, character profiles, behind-the-scenes material, a guide to the afterlife and even an exclusive never-before-seen Afterlife Inc. tale.
The Book of Life will be available to pre-order through Kickstarter on the 1st April 2014. While the Book will eventually retail at £40, backers can take advantage of a Kickstarter-only price of £35. There's also the chance to grab a copy for the limited edition early bird price of just £30.
From the moment I started work on Afterlife Inc. I always knew that one day I'd produce the Book of Life. Reaching this point has been a dream come true, not to mention a major landmark for the series. As I plan for the future of Afterlife Inc. I can't think of a better way to celebrate everything that's come before and the amazing support of my fans. The Book of Life is 100% complete and ready for print. The Kickstarter will essentially serve as a pre-ordering system, allowing me to cover printing and postage costs and get the Book into the hands of backers.
Thanks for all your time and support, everyone. I can't wait to make the Book of Life a reality.
"Afterlife Inc. A Company You Can Believe In!"
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The Book of Life mailing list: http://t.co/4nBdylKH3d
Jon on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jonlockcomics