Above the Clouds - the complete graphic novel!

Created by Melissa Pagluica

Intertwines two stories -- a hero who must save a dying world and a girl who must convince an author to finish what he started. A 268+ page graphic novel by Melissa Pagluica.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Survey responses needed for Digital Reward tiers. Plus, sneak peek at chapter title art!
10 months ago – Fri, Nov 30, 2018 at 09:59:16 PM

Survey Responses Needed for Digital Reward Tiers

Finalizing the digital file today and there are a few $15+ Digital Reward Tiers that have not filled out the survey response. As I need to get this file out, any responses not filled out I will just assume to use the username listed. 

If you would not like your name listed and you have not filled out the survey question, make sure you let me know today! In total, there are still around 70 pledges that need to finalize their survey.

Those that indicated they would not like to be listed your name has been taken off, no worries!

Complete PDF (all 8 chapters) + Digital Rewards

That being said, my aim is to send out the final PDF by end of today! Thank you for your patience with the file, working as fast as I can and I want you to have the most updated and accurate PDF that will reflect the contents of the final book.

In the mean time, here is a sneak peek of the final details for the book!

Adding extra little details that will be unique to the final book, such as illustrated chapter title pages. Each one reflects story elements woven in. Wish I could show all of them but then it wouldn't be as fun to see the whole reveal!

K, getting back to work!


Guest Artwork by Ann Marcellino!
10 months ago – Tue, Nov 27, 2018 at 11:30:48 PM

Look what just came in! The final postcard artwork design by Ann Marcellino is done.  There is one last design, which should hopefully be in by the end of this week, and then I'll be taking them to the printers. Woohoo!

Hope everyone had a good holiday!


91% of surveys completed + Progress!
10 months ago – Wed, Nov 21, 2018 at 10:46:31 PM

A big thank you to those who have completed the survey. Only 99 backers to go! We can do it! If you feel you haven't received the survey please feel free to PM me through Kickstarter (it helps keep things organize) and I'll help you out. 

On the backend I have FINISHED the extra content! Yay! It took a bit longer than expected, as all good things do. Edits and color corrections are still underway and my target deadline to have the completed file ready to send off to the printers is November 30th.

Right when the final file is done I'll be sending out the completed PDF (all 8 chapters). Really excited for you to see the extra content!

Progress, behind the scenes:

Behind the scenes, I've been looking at paper samples and color selections for the book and end sheets (those are the pages that adhere the cover on the inside) to the interior pages. It's a bit overwhelming with how many choices there are! 

In other news... November is a special month. Thanksgiving was the day I typed in my phone "A boy gives a girl a book" and it changed the entire course of my life. November seems to be a month of new things to come because as of November 15th, I'm married to the love of my life! We did a City Hall wedding and kept it very small.

Just wanted to share the good news and wish everyone a happy holiday.

all the best,

Surveys sent + Preorder Shop
11 months ago – Thu, Nov 01, 2018 at 02:02:43 AM

Surveys have been sent!

By now, you should have received a survey for your pledge! Woohoo! This is an important step so please take the time to fill them out. 

Also, those within the $1, $3, and $10 tiers should have received a Chapter 1 PDF. 

If you think you should have received a chapter 1 PDF and or a survey but did NOT get one, please contact me and I'll help you out.

Preorder Shop

For anyone who missed out on reserving your copy of Above the Clouds, a Preorder shop is now available. This Preorder shop will be very limited and will run only until December 31st (that when final book counts will be needed). 

Note that PREORDERS are not counted towards being an "official supporter", will not have access to sketches, and do not automatically receive KS rewards.

 Feel free to share this link with your friends and family!


If you have any questions please comment below and I'll do my best to include answers in the next update! 

Chapter 1 PDFs go out MONDAY! Plus, variant cover news!
11 months ago – Fri, Oct 26, 2018 at 10:55:26 PM

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