G.E.E.K is an original graphic novel about a secret crime fighting government organization made up of the worlds foremost Geeks.
The G.E.E.K kickstarter project is to fund the artwork/artists wage for the upcoming self produced Graphic Novel- "G.E.E.K", written by Matt Cohen with art by Axel Ortiz.
G.E.E.K is the story of one comic book fans journey from being just another nerd at San Diego Comic-Con to becoming the leader of a top secret government organization made up of the worlds pre-eminent "super geeks"; who's only goal is to fight the evil forces of SLICK (which is made up of lawyers, actors, fashion models, business executives... you get the idea). Bursting at the seams with geeky references, random trivia and celebrity cameos, G.E.E.K is a superhero book for the next generation; A love letter to all the things that make the Geeky world go round, and filtered through the mind of Bagged & Boarded's Matt Cohen.
UPDATE 8/11: ANY donation of $20 or more now gets you a FREE digital copy of G.E.E.K (goes for current donors as well), and any less than $20 gets you a HUGE discount code for a digital copy.
UPDATE 8/27: Sneak peek at the first 4 pages of rough G.E.E.K art on the bottom of this page!
Basically: I am about to produce/self distribute a graphic novel that I have written, and while I will take on the cost of manufacturing/printing/distribution, I would like to cover the costs of Art/Artists fees' through crowd-sourcing and Kickstarter. I was lucky enough to hook up with the incredibly talented Axel Ortiz, and while his work is amazing... it don't come cheap :) 100% of the proceeds would go towards paying the artist in full for his work, so the only one profiting from this endeavor would be a hard working artist payed for services rendered. I will also update the page with art as it comes in so the funders see exactly what their contributions are going towards. Basically- This is a chance for the comic book/nerd community to fund a geek's dream and to help promote original stories in a world of reboots and remakes.
G.E.E.K is not just a comic book, but the launch of a new brand that will ideally span many different mediums and live on in many incarnations over the years.
In the coming months, myself, Shawn Depasquale (editor/letterer) and Axel Ortiz (Artist extraordinaire) have many exciting updates/content related to G.E.E.K, ranging from podcasts, to comedy shorts to live shows in the Los Angeles area; by funding G.E.E.K, you not only help bring a graphic novel to life but also an entire universe in which I plan on playing in for a long time to come.
If you ever wanted something different... something that spoke to you. If you ever wanted to be on the ground floor of an exciting new project... and hell... if you want to prove that just cause a fucker reads comics, it doesn't mean he can't start some shit...
G.E.E.K is for you.
Hey kids... Want a sneak peak at the first 4 pages of G.E.E.K?
pledged of $15,000 goal
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Jul 30, 2012 - Sep 28, 2012 (60 days)
Pledge $5 or more
A shoutout on Matt's SModCo network podcast "Bagged & Boarded" , a custom "Thank you" piece of artwork by Matt, sent to you in the mail (with official G.E.E.K Stationary!) and access to a special "Donors only" website.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $10 or more
All of the above, plus an audio poem in MP3 format that Matt will write about you and a G.E.E.K sticker sent in the mail.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $20 or more
All of the above, plus at least a five minute "guest" spot on Bagged & Boarded to be conducted over Skype/Phone.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $50 or more
All of the above, plus an autographed copy of the Graphic Novel upon printing and an early copy of Matt's soon to be released mix-tape, "Rejoice (or have joy thrust upon you...)Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $75 or more
All of the above, plus a G.E.EK T-Shirt!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $100 or more
All of the above, plus an original drawing (9x12) from Axel Ortiz plus a copy of his latest sketchbook, "Japon Limited to 40"Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $250 or more
All of the above, plus- a framed, original piece of G.E.E.K penciled artwork by Axel Ortiz and signed by the G.E.E.K crew.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $500 or more
All of the above, and you get your name credited as a "Producer" on the main title page of the book (and any subsequent G.E.E.K comics/graphic novels)Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
3 backers Limited (2 of 5 left)
All of the above, plus... a main character named after you (or any name of your choosing) which will be used in this book, and ANY and ALL future G.E.E.K related projects.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012