Serbian independent comic book publisher Imagine Incredible launched a Kickstarter campaign for its flagship comic book project, Lightstep Chronicles. The way they chose to present their project to the world will reignite your enthusiasm for the legendary Yugoslavian space program. It is also hilarious. To kick off the campaign, Imagine Incredible have recorded an unorthodox promotional video, a parody on the usual Eastern European tropes and stereotypes.
In the video, Imagine Incredible is depicted as a shady operation involved in tax fraud and worker exploitation, and accompanied by random outbreaks of radiation. Whatever you do, stick around for the team-building activities.
The goal of the video, as Imagine Incredible’s lead comic book editor Mišo Živanov states, was to have fun first and foremost, but also to break the prejudices related to their region and show that it has the creative potential to stand shoulder to shoulder with the giants of the comic book industry.
Lightstep Chronicles is an Art Deco-inspired retro-futuristic Sci-Fi space opera created by award-winning author Miloš Slavković. It tells a riveting tale of spaceship battles, awesome weapons, space pirates, and time doing weird things, all sprinkled with a healthy dose of humor.
It has been a darling in the comic book category of Kickstarter from the beginning of its campaign, but the road before it is long and bumpy. The campaign ends on April 11, 2017, and so long as the region supports them in their intergalactic conquest, the Imagine Incredible team hopes that this date will mark the proverbial big bang and the birth of a glorious new galaxy.
Their hilarious promo video will leave you in stitches. Check out their stylish Kickstarter page and make a pledge to help a starving artist buy enough radiation sickness medicine to complete the first grand East European space opera!