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Infinite Loop, to infinity and beyond

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With 251% of its financial target reached, €12.575 collected, praises from the media and a US publishing, Infinite Loop is one of Ulule major successes in the comics category. Despite being rejected by 4 publishers, Infinite Loop sparked both Ulule members and the public enthusiasm. Since the campaign, a second volume has came out and successes have been piling up.

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Enthusiastic and new to the job, Pierrick and Elsa left their 9-to-5 to dive into the comic books adventure. That career change was a way “to tell stories that really matter”, Elsa says. And what a story: Infinite Loop tackles the subject of the many inequalities faced by same-sex couples. We wanted to share our point of view on how difficult it is to thrive when you can’t love freely, and the adversity you may have to overcome.And so Teddy and Ano were born, two strong, brave heroes, in a world full of adventures, science-fiction and time travel. A love story with a contemporary feeling of liberty and a universal theme.

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Infinite Loop has gone a long way since its funding in June 2014. The comics seduced the American public and a prestigious publisher, IDW Publishing. “The success of the campaign and the contract with IDW publishing gave credit and visibility to Infinite Loop, which attracted Glénat Comics. They published the comics and the second volume.”

So, are Teddy and Ano’s adventures still on the way? “The second volume is out, so the series is over. There’s always a possibility for a third volume, but that won’t be a sequel, more a spin-off.Meanwhile, Pierrick has been working on another project with the US market and Elsa is busy designing a graphic novel with Georges Martin: Windhaven.

Both authors don’t feel the need to launch another crowdfunding campaign: “It was the springboard we needed to give us a headstart.A nice ramp that gave the authors the artistic freedom they needed to thrive. “It’s such a personal story. We wanted as much artistic freedom as possible. We wanted to express ourselves freely and create a book as close as possible to our readers.” And even though the campaign was “exhausting”, it “made them create a real community with key people from the sector, people who then became big fans and bought every edition (Ulule, US edition, French edition).”

A community that keeps growing, reinforcing the authors’ choice despite the publishers’ rejects: “We both chose to create Infinite Loop, no matter the “no”s, no matter what”. Great decision!

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