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:

Extra Content Preview!
12 months ago – Wed, Sep 26, 2018 at 11:12:28 PM

This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read.

30k!!! We made it!
12 months ago – Sun, Sep 23, 2018 at 11:40:29 PM

Ahhhhhh! We made it! Thank you so much for helping to get it this far. I know your curious about the extra content and I’ll be doing a post showing preview images and going into what will be added.

I wish I could do a more detailed post but I’m updating from my phone at the Lodi Public Library for a really fun event they are hosting here. Just wanted to update you guys real quick.

Thank you guys so much! In the meantime let me know what you’d like to see added :)

New rewards!
12 months ago – Thu, Sep 20, 2018 at 10:28:19 PM

We are only 10 backers away from 700! Thank you guys so much! We have 13 days to go and we are roughly $1,500 away from meeting the stretch goal for extra content. Working on a future post that will go into more about what kind of content will be added.

Also, a few have mentioned if there will be any stretch goal for digital tiers. Some mentioned wallpapers and I thought it was a good idea!

Here are a few in the works and will be made available for tiers $15 and up!



Also wanted to take the time to share a Kickstarter that just launched! Warning that this is not all ages and is described as a fantasy for adults....couldn't resist though, the art so beautiful!

Campaign link: http://kck.st/2pmQVEA

“With a world divided who do you turn to?”

A shadow had fallen across the vast and volatile world of Asunda, as nations crumbled and oceans swelled in blood. Some say the devil walked again and no man could stand against him. But not all men are heroes and not all heroes are men.

“We all have Niobe inside ourselves, and it’s time to let her roar.” - VIOLA DAVIS (from her foreword in the NIOBE: She is Life hardcover)


If you have a moment, you should check out the kickstarter launched by Sebastian A. Jones.

Postcard Bonus set + a NEW Stretch Goal!
12 months ago – Mon, Sep 17, 2018 at 11:56:55 PM

So excited to be in a position to commission artist I admire to draw ATC characters! For pledges that choose "Happy Cloud" tiers and above (as well as international supporters), I will be including a set of postcards by two amazing artist:

Lucas Elliottwww.lucaselliottart.com

Ann Marcellinoannmarcellino.tumblr.com

I have hopes of asking a few more artist their commission rate to see if I can expand on the postcard set.

Why "Happy Cloud" and above? 

To keep the shipping rate low, I'm going with Media Mail for those who are just getting the book. This comes with limitations, one of which is that I can't include anything else with the book. Those who are "Happy Cloud" and above are already paying for the extra postage!

If you decide you would like the postcards later on I'll be including them as an option in BackerKit. These designs will only be available for the Kickstarter campaign.

Next Stretch Goal!

Right when a target amount is nailed down for a stretch goal you guys keep blowing me away with support! This is unbelievable! I will already be looking into going for the best paper and cover quality to make a great book so....

I thought long and hard about what people wanted to see and decided to go with adding Extra Content: Character sketches, original cover art added to the end, perhaps storytelling notes about the characters. I want to make this book exciting for you! Extra content may come in the form of extra pages or as a companion booklet (depending on the quote and or how the book will be designed).

More pages means a bigger book which may add to the shipping weight. The next stretch goal goes towards accounting any shipping changes plus time to edit and add extra pages.

Thank you for helping to support Above the Clouds!

Almost at 200% funded? WHAT!
about 1 year ago – Fri, Sep 14, 2018 at 09:48:29 PM

Almost at 200% Funded! AHHH! I'll be setting the next stretch goal this Monday and I'm leaning towards adding extra content in the book!

This weekend a friend is getting married and I'll be in Yosemite National Park! So excited to watch them take this next step... and to be surrounded by trees! Internet connection is not the best where I'll be so I'm responding to as many questions as I can before then. If you send anything and haven't gotten a response, look for it on Monday!

Have a good weekend!