ENHANCED - A Cyberpunk Graphic Novel

Created by Simone Masina / ENHANCED

Are you a Edgerunners & Ghost in the Shell Fan? ENHANCED is for you! A 80+ Full Color Book of Exciting Action Scenes, Epic Storylines and Stunning Artwork Printed on top-quality paper and embellished with UV Soft Touch Cover, ArtBook included. Soft, Hard, and Limited Edition Variant Covers available.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

February Excitement: Production Progress, Backstage Footage, YouTube Launch, and More 🔥🔥🔥
4 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 [email protected])

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 [email protected]

Stay awesome,

Simone, Stefano & Barbara

ENHANCED The Graphic Novel

Free Wallpaper + Survey Reminder + New Backstage Stuff!🔥🔥🔥
5 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 [email protected] 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 📷
5 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

ENHANCED Vol.1 Pledge Manager VERY IMPORTANT UPDATE: BackerKit Surveys Are Out! Check Your Emails 🎊
5 months ago – Sat, Dec 24, 2022 at 09:13:48 PM

Hello, CyberLovers!

After many many hours spent on testing together with the very helpful Backerkit staff, we are super excited to announce, "BackerKit Surveys are out now!" 🎊 Soon you will receive an email titled "Enhanced BackerKit Survey" with a unique link to your  BackerKit survey. So look out for our email. 📨

What is BackerKit? and Why?

BackerKit is a platform that allows crowdfunding campaign creators like us to control the campaign fulfillment process. The survey helps us finalize your reward preferences as well as shipping details.

ENHANCED BackerKit Video Guide by Simone

To help you quickly navigate through the survey, we have recorded a short video walkthrough:

After you respond to your survey, you can go back later and change your responses at any time before we close the surveys and get our final counts.

Any questions? Feel free to write us! We're here to help you


  • When should I reply to the survey?

ASAP!⏰ The sooner you fill in the survey, the sooner we will know how many items and add-ons we will ship, and where to. The information will help us quickly organize the production process.

  • When you will charge our credit cards for upgrades, add-ons and shipping costs?

Good question! Credit Card will be charged in 2023 (maybe February 2023) especially to make sure that all Backers can have enough credit. We know how expensive it can be to buy Christmas gifts, so you can safely upgrade to your pledge and add-ons, you will pay much later :-) Sounds good, right?

  • Can I upgrade my reward to another reward?

Sure! You can update your pledge level from inside the survey. Check out the video we've posted.

  • How do I select my add-ons?

Once you finish answering the initial questions, you'll be redirected to the screen with all possible Add-ons. Select the ones you want to add to your reward and click the "Add to Cart" button.

  • How about Shipping costs? 

We will ship your book using the top shipping company, using a 48/72 hour worldwide tracking service. We're happy to announce we were able to maintain the shipping prices stated during the campaign, although costs have since increased

  • I want to change my shipping address. Can I do that?

Sure you can. You can make changes to the shipping address at any time before we close the surveys. Once locked, you'll not be able to make any changes.

  • I cannot find my survey! Please help?

Click here and fill in the email you use for Kickstarter to retrieve your survey.

  • I have more questions, who can help with answers?

In case you encounter problems in the process with BackerKit or have additional questions, send us a  private message, or write BackerKit at

My survey is still missing

We send you a huge hug, have a happy holiday season,

Simone, Stefano, Barbara & Mattia

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Work-in-progress Previews 👀 - 20% off Pre Order Store Christmas Bundle - Backer kit Surveys are Coming!
6 months ago – Mon, Dec 12, 2022 at 11:20:23 PM

Hello CyberLovers! Just a little Christmas update to be sure to wish you a happy holiday season on time and to let you know that we are working hard to complete ENHANCED Vol.1 as soon as possible, obviously maintaining the high standards we promised you. Since we think it's only fair to share with you our work in progress, here is some material related to the new chapters we are working on:

Chapter 3 Storyboard
Chapter 3 Sketches
Chapter 2 (page2) INK

Want more? Don't hesitate and join our Private Facebook Group, where we regularly post all the behind-the-scenes material!

Join our Facebook Private Group HERE

BackerKit Surveys are coming! 

Ok, we are almost ready to send out the surveys through BackerKit, you'll receive them by next week!  Once received, the survey will allow you to finalize your pledge and, most importantly, confirm your shipping address. Of course you will be able to UPGRADE your pledge, if you want! In order to speed up things, we ask you to answer the survey as soon as you receive it, so please check daily your email and the campaign's updates in the next few days.  We know that some of you have been dropped by Kickstarter due to payment failure (whatever the reason) but don't worry, the survey will be an opportunity for you to fix that, besides the other options we gave you in the private message you have received.   

The Pre-Order Store is a big hit

First 3 weeks of life for our Pre-Order Store, which couldn't have worked any better, with nearly $800 in post-campaign bookings. You know what? Throughout December there are Bundles available discounted by 20%, If your friends were late and didn't get to support ENHANCED Vol.1, this is the best of second chances...spread the word!

Take a look at our Pre-Order Store HERE

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Stay well and safe, speak soon

Simone, Stefano, Barbara & Mattia,