The End of the Beginning
On the day this effort of ours finishes, I will be in Los Angeles and it will be the day after the first serious showing of my work outside a comics context in my whole life. More than likely I will be utterly exhausted and hopefully, a happy wee Michael. This showing will be one of the milestones of my life, and I would very much love to meet as many of you there on the nineteenth as can possibly make it, just to personally thank you. It is a wish of mine that this effort ends as fabulously as it began.
And once more to tell you that every red cent will go to, for once and for all, ending an episode of my life that no longer bears any resemblance to the first chapter of my public career. This new beginning of mine is something I believe should have happened many years ago and I pledge to throw myself as fully into the making of art as I did way back when the first issue of Puma Blues first hit the stands back in 1986. With the major exception that I know now what I did not know then: art has no deadline, no boundaries and makes no apologies to anyone, nor should it.
I have traveled a very long and at times dark, lonely painful road to get here, and I promise not to waste a moment of it looking back.
Please throw off the jaded, cynical mindset that runs like a river of sludge through our modern culture and celebrate with me.
Thank you all,
pledged of $17,000 goal
seconds to go
Feb 18, 2011 - Mar 20, 2011 (30 days)
Pledge $15 or more
Patrons pledging $15 or more will have their name listed in the book as a contributor to its successful publication.
Pledge $30 or more
Patrons pledging $30 or more will have their name listed in the book and also receive a signed Fracture of the Universal Boy print.
Pledge $45 or more
Patrons pledging $45 will receive a signed copy of the final book with their name listed as a contributor, and a signed Fracture of the Universal Boy print.
Pledge $125 or more
Patrons pledging $125 or more will have their name listed in the book and receive an advance reading copy of Fracture of the Universal Boy, signed by Michael Zulli. That’s right, you can read the book long before it comes out!
Pledge $500 or more
10 backers Limited (5 of 15 left)
Patrons pledging $500 or more will have their name listed in the book and receive a copy of the Limited Edition of Fracture of the Universal Boy. This unique volume in an edition of 50 is hand bound in red velvet with hand-stamped covers and a tipped-in print signed and numbered by Michael Zulli himself. The five prototype copies of this which debuted last year at San Diego Comic-Con sold out in about five minutes.
Pledge $1,000 or more
1 backer Limited (14 of 15 left)
Patrons pledging $1000 or more will receive a one-of-a-kind page of original artwork from The Fracture of the Universal Boy. And, of course, have your name listed in the book.
Pledge $2,500 or more
1 backer All gone!
Patrons pledging $2500 or more will have their generosity rewarded with Michael creating a private commission of ANYTHING of your choosing. In Michael’s words: “To get this published, I’ll even draw Batman!” As above, you’ll also have your name listed in the book as the most generous of contributors.