ENHANCED - A Cyberpunk Graphic Novel

Created by Simone Masina / ENHANCED

Are you a Edgerunners & Ghost in the Shell Fan? ENHANCED is for you! A 70+ Full Color Book of Exciting Action Scenes, Epic Storylines and Stunning Artwork Printed on top-quality paper and embellished with UV cover, ArtBook included. Soft, Hard, and Limited Edition Variant Covers available.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

2 days ago – Fri, Mar 24, 2023 at 10:10:19 AM


We are thrilled to announce that on Saturday, March 25th, we will be attending the prestigious Gardacon (Garda Lake), one of the largest industry show in Italy, as guests. We have been invited by Gardacon to conduct a workshop on our triumphant Kickstarter experience, and we are excited to seize this opportunity to showcase the most exquisite pages from volume 1. To make our presentation even more spectacular, we will be on the Pop stage with a massive ledwall at our disposal, and if luck is on our side, we might even have a physical copy of the book to share with our audience.

Here's some exciting news for our fans: we plan to offer free sketches to those who purchase ENHANCED during the day. Stefano will be drawing quick sketches of our beloved main characters for those who have already pre-ordered ENHANCED. For those who Pre-Order directly from us at Gardacon, we will also have Stefano draw you a quick sketch with one of the main characters. Although we understand that the fair can be chaotic, we will do our best to accommodate as many people as possible.

PLEASE PAY ATTENTION --- Pending credit card charges

Backerkit reports to us that errors remain in some Backer's shipping payments.

Best to reiterate: if we cannot receive the payments on time, we will not be able to send you the rewards. In general these are either amounts not available on the card, or missing authorizations on your part. Remember that payment is made in the EU so your card must be authorized for charges in this region of the world. If you are among the few who still have not been able to pay the shipping charges and do not know how to solve it, please write to us at and we will be happy to solve the problem with you. Please do not hesitate to write to us, we will go to press and ship shortly!


I'll keep it short, ENHANCED is coming along so well that i'm sorry these are the last pages of volume 1. To be precise, here are two excerpts from the extra chapters added thanks to the stretch goals reached. These are definitely "cliffhanger" chapters, that introduce important characters and events that will be featured in volume 2, and they are sure to leave you hanging on the edge of your seat. I personally believe that these two panels are highly successful, unsettling, and impactful.

From the Bonus Chapter 1
From the Bonus Chapter 2


Starting today, we're excited to announce that our updates will be more frequent and regular. We are in the final stages of fine-tuning all the practical details, and are taking it one step at a time to ensure that everything is perfect. The pages are complete, and the colors are nearly finished. To make sure that the English translation is top-notch, we have enlisted the expertise of an American Editor (shoutout to Vince!). Additionally, our graphic designer is paying close attention to every detail to ensure that no face is cut in half during the printing process LOL.

We're working tirelessly to meet the deadlines we've set for ourselves, but above all, we want to make sure that ENHANCED is delivered to you in the best possible way. Our goal is to provide you with an unforgettable cyberpunk experience, just as much as it is for us. We appreciate your support and patience, and can't wait for you to get your hands on ENHANCED.

Truly yours,

Stefano, Barbara & Simone

IMPORTANT UPDATE! 🔥🔥🔥 ENHANCED is coming to life (and it looks amazing 😍) + Charging Credit Cards for BackerKit Orders/Shipping Costs!
19 days ago – Tue, Mar 07, 2023 at 07:53:04 AM

Hey Cyber-Backers, We've got some exciting news to share with you!

It's time to charging Credit Cards!

Just wanted to give you a little heads up that we plan to charge cards for shipping costs, add-on items you purchased or any additional funds you may owe through BackerKit on Monday, March 13, 2023

This charge will appear on your bank statement as < ENHANCED STRIPE>. Please make sure that you have the correct card information on file. If any issues arise with your payment you’ll receive an email letting your know to correct your payment information.

If you need to review payment information, you can return to your survey by clicking the link in your survey email or requesting your survey link under "Lost your survey?" on our BackerKit project page at

Hot off the press: ENHANCED pages are insane!

Skillpress, one of the top national companies for comic book printing, recently sent us previews of the ENHANCED pages, and the quality is simply insane! The 80-plus pages that make up ENHANCED Vol.1 will be printed on 170gr heavy matte paper, showcasing the stunning visuals and colors of our Cyberpunk world. The blacks are deep and convincing, while the neons are bright and eye-catching, making for a truly immersive reading experience.

Special Reward Surveys

In the next few days, all backers who reserved autographed sketches will receive an email from Backerkit asking for your preferences - it's going to be easy and fun! 

We'll then contact all supporters who reserved original pages to decide together which page will be your unique piece. We've shortlisted about ten pages, so you won't spoil the whole story. We can't wait to share this unique opportunity with you.


As you already know, the unexpected success we've had means we've added a lot of extra material to ENHANCED, including extra chapters and an art book. Stefano has practically drawn all the pages, and Barbara has almost finished coloring them. Due to the importance of the work, we've hired a professional graphic designer to check the layout, a native speaker editor to supervise the English language version, and an assistant colorist to take care of the flat colors. We want to deliver to you a product that won't disfigure next to the comics of the top publishing houses in your library. We'll do our best!

Splash Page from Chapter 9!

We'll update you soon, but in the meantime, please make sure your credit cards are okay so we can expedite the final processes. 

Take care of yourselves and have fun, we're really excited about ENHANCED!

Simone, Stefano & Barbara

ENHANCED the Graphic Novel

February Excitement: Production Progress, Backstage Footage, YouTube Launch, and More 🔥🔥🔥
about 2 months ago – Thu, Feb 09, 2023 at 08:22:59 AM

Greetings Cyber-Backers,

It's February and we've got some sizzling updates to share with you!

First of all, the production of our comic book is on fire! We've been tweaking every detail to make sure it's the best it can be. From the type of paper to the cover materials, we've got it covered. We're also finalizing relationships with shipping partners and manufacturers of the goodies (pins, postcards, stickers, etc...). Huge shoutout to you for being so awesome and completing the BackerKit survey, it's making our job a whole lot easier!


Page 39 WIP "Downtown"

And for those of you who want to take a closer look at the magic behind the scenes, we've got some brand-new backstage footage for you! Get ready to be transported into the heart of ENHANCED creation process with exclusive sketches, finished pages, and all the hard work that goes into making a comic book. 

Page 48 INK "The Diary"
Page 14 WIP "The Labs"

Don't forget that you can find all the previews in full HD on our official BEHANCE page HERE


And the cherry on top, we're unveiling the final version of our special guest artist variant cover, illustrated by the talented Mirka Andolfo. This cover brings Andrea to life in a whole new way, and we're confident that it will be a true collector's item for fans of the comic book.  Didn't you add it to your rewards and want to do it now? Surveys are locked, but write to us and we will be happy to add a copy to your order. (write us at

And for those of you who are near Bologna, both Mirka and Barbara will be guests at the Artist Alley of the Nerd Show on February 11th and 12th. Check the NERD SHOW Official Website HERE

Join (and Enjoy) our YouTube Channel

We've also launched a new YouTube channel that will be the hub for all our video-related contents. From cinematic teasers to live drawings, we'll be providing you with a constant stream of information and entertainment. Make sure to hit that subscribe button so you don't miss a single update! Subscribe to our Channel HERE


Last but not least, we've got a recommendation for you! If you're into spooky tales, creatures hiding under the bed, and all things Italian, you won't want to miss the new 100% Made in Italy project on Kickstarter called Folklore. It's an art book dedicated to the monsters of Italian Popular Folk and is a must-have for anyone fascinated by the darker side of stories.

Want more? Check the campaign HERE 


Thanks again for your support and for being a part of this journey with us. We couldn't have made it this far without you, and we're excited to share even more updates and exciting news with you in the future. Any questions? Write us here or at

Stay awesome,

Simone, Stefano & Barbara

ENHANCED The Graphic Novel

Free Wallpaper + Survey Reminder + New Backstage Stuff!🔥🔥🔥
2 months ago – Mon, Jan 16, 2023 at 07:52:06 AM

Hey NetRunners! 

Hope to find you well! 

We have some tasty previews for you as well as the link where you can download Sybilla's Wallpaper  (one of the many strech goals unlocked) Have you already reserved the book dust jacket with this fabulous artwork by Stefano Di Pietro? If you haven't, there is still time to add it to your reward via your Backerkit surveys. 

...and talking about the Surveys:

A small percentage of you (less than 10%) still have not replied to the email received from Backerkit. 

Please, do it.

Soon, very soon (around January 23), we will be locking backer orders from kickstarter so if you haven't filled out your survey yet, please do so as soon as possible otherwise it will be impossible to send you your rewards!

If you have still not received anything, I remind you that you can request it again at this link or write to and we will make sure to fix it!

Do you need help through the Survey? Let me post again the video tutorial i made for you

Enjoy your Free ENHANCED Wallpaper

You have asked us for several, so we will slowly give you the desktop and mobile wallpapers of ALL variant covers. In the meantime, please help yourself and enjoy Stefano's beautiful artwork, already sized just right to be your new PC/Mac background image

Download the free Sybilla Wallpaper HERE

 New tasty page previews for you!

Every time I think the most beautiful ENHANCED page has already been made, new ones come along and I must, with pleasure, change my mind. Not to mention Stefano's incredible line, I love how Barbara's palette gradually changes, accompanying our characters from the warm Japanese garden in their descent to the cold NOVA labs where the Replicants are created.

And you, which of the two page do you prefer? The warm one or the cold one?

 Do you like HD? Check our BEHANCE page! 

So many of you, filling out the polls we sent you following your pledge, let us know that it would be wonderful to preview the panels in real HD. We are therefore pleased to invite you to our BEHANCE page, where the drawings can be uploaded without compromising quality. 

You can find our BEHANCE page HERE

And that’s it for this update. As always, thank you so much for checking in and may you have an awesome January 😊!

Simone, Stefano & Barbara

ENHANCED the Graphic Novel Team

81% BackerKit Surveys Completed 🚀 Closing on Jan. 23, 2023 🗓️ + New Footage Premiered 📷
3 months ago – Mon, Jan 02, 2023 at 09:55:09 PM

Hello CyberBackers!

How did you spend this holiday season? I hope well! Some major updates about Surveys plus some new cool footage premiered!

🚀Woo-Hoo! 81% Completed

BackerKit Surveys were out only for ten days, and today a whopping 81% of our backers filled in their surveys! Well done! 🥳

As we had already mentioned, we confirm that we'll close the surveys on Jan. 23, 2023, exactly one month after opening them. This is because we're working hard to meet our deadlines and by the end of January we would like to have a pretty realistic estimate of the stuff we have to produce. Softcovers, Hardcovers, Variants, all the add-ons...we really have a huge amount to send to print!

Hurry up and have your orders finalized by that day! What does that mean? Choose your preferred pledge, confirming the Kickstarter one or choosing to upgrade and add as many add-ons as you want. Apparently the hard work done together with the Backerkit staff has paid off, the Survey is working well and a great many of you have decided to enrich their experience. 

We want to remind you that if you do not complete the Survey that Backerkit sent you, we will not be able to send you your reward. So if you still have postponed, please do it now!

After the Pledge Manager closes, you will still be able to update your shipping address before shipping starts. Don't worry if you need  the book ship to a different address. We will send a reminder out before  shipping starts to update any shipping addresses.

Top-rated UPGRADE choices ⬆️

Switching from soft cover to hard cover and from variant to both covers. And among the most popular add-ons, Sybilla's dust jacket and Stickers and Pins Collectors Pack stand out! And if you need some help, check the previous update, i made a tutorial video to make it easy for you.

Ehy Simone, I can't find the survey ...😟

Keep calm, and don't panic! We have your back:

  • Double-check the email you signed in to Kickstarter
  • If you authenticate through Facebook, check your Facebook login email.
  • Add BackerKit email to your address book and make sure you have not marked the email as spam.
  • Search inbox, spam folder, or archive for emails with the  following subject lines:   Response Needed -- Get your reward for  Project Name or Reminder -- Response needed to deliver your reward for  Project Name
  • If you still cannot find the survey, ask for another one HERE

Update Your Apple ID Email🍎

If you have logged in with your Apple ID, but do not have an Apple  Pay account, check out the steps below to make sure you receive your BackerKit survey.

👇 Here's what your need to do:

  1. Open the following link:
  2. Fill in your current Apple ID email under the "What is your email?" section.
  3. Select the "I am having trouble filling out my survey" option.
  4. Request BackerKit to change your current Apple ID email to the new one.

Backerkit Results Page

We will share via email in the coming days some interesting (and fun) results of the Backerkit Survey, but at the moment we can anticipate that, from what we see, ENHANCED Vol.1 will reach 37 countries, 800 cities with as many as 3635 items to be sent. On the one hand we are a little scared by these CRAZY results, on the other hand we are extremely excited! Keep sharing and spreading the word, ENHANCED has become something big and we definitely don't want to stop now, this is just the beginning!

What's next?

Work hard and keep up to date constantly. These are our main priorities today! 

Stefano and Barbara are working hard to finalize the still unfinished pages of the story but without sacrificing the very high quality that brought you here, dear Backer! Below you can admire how the work is progressing. What do you think? Your comments are always more than welcome!

Preview of Chapter 4 - " The Purgatory Club"
Preview of Chapter 3 - "The Labs"

Would you like more? Remember that there is an exclusive Club where we can discuss ENHANCED, you can ask whatever you want, and most importantly where previews come sooner than anywhere else. This place is our private Facebook group (almost 900 Members) which you can JOIN HERE!

A new update is coming very soon, we have many reasons to keep you posted!

Stay tuned and stay excited!
Simone, Stefano, Barbara & Mattia
 Enhanced the Graphic Novel