Glitch is a comic spoof videogame anthology... or a videogame comic anthology spoof... or a spoof comic anthology videogame? Wait...
'Glitch' is a double issue (50-60 pages) comic zine that sends up the videogame industry. It is ideally suited for ages 16 and up, and covers videogame history from the pre-8bit era through to the present. I'm about halfway through completion and seek funding for final production, printing, and shipping costs necessary to a contained print run. More on this below...
Glitch focuses on the industry and the culture as well as the games, and the roast isn't always a loving one (though it mostly is--I can't deny it). But my focus was to diversify the subject matter and the comedy as much as possible, there is even a Zork spoof that is all DOS text.
Glitch will also feature 10-15 pages of illustrated editorials. Because we're (at this point) a one issue zine, we can write about the epic subjects that, say, IGN can't because they either already have or if they did then they wouldn't have anything else to write about. Things like: competition (control your variables!), graphics and design (and running animation), storytelling in games, and princesses. Our job isn't to give you 'news', our job is to comment on videogame culture and industry in a funny way, with cool art.
The goal for Glitch is simple but lofty. I want it to be quintessential, something you will want to show your friends. If this campaign is successful there is opportunity for further issues as well as other projects.
The actual distribution goals for Glitch are more humble. It will be distributed SOLELY through Kickstarter. I want it to be indie and charming, and I want it to see print. I think the kickstarter community is so vibrant right now that that's all Glitch will need, or want. That's also why the goal is relatively low, it's just me doing this, and a few amazing writers I've met along the way that I'm hiring for the editorials.
That said, I do have one stretch goal in mind: If we reach a certain point above the goal, i'm not sure what point yet... I'll draw up a full color pic featuring Commander Keen, Jill of the Jungle, Duke Nukem, and Jazz Jackrabbit for everyone.
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One thing is I love comics MORE than videogames, which is a good thing because this isn't a videogame, it's a comic.
This is my first kickstarter, and I've been ready for it for the past 6 months, and building towards it my whole life (I'm 26). I had to pump myself because I was so nervous to put my reputation on the line like this. To overcome this obstacle I simply put my work in. The comic is already half done, and I can't wait to share it. All that's left is shipping and printing, two daunting tasks, but I look forward to all the processes of this new challenge that is kickstarter.
Did I mention I love comics? This is kind of my debut, which makes me VERY excited about proving myself and establishing a reputation with the community.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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You get entered in the caption contest. I'll email out a jpeg of some slightly more abstract videogame spoof art. The winning caption will be published in the comic.Estimated delivery:
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Alternate takes and deletes scenes pdf - a 20 page pdf with all the 'outtakes' from Glitch production, as well as some art that didn't make the cut. And you are entered in the caption contest.Estimated delivery:
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Color pdf - you get a color pdf of the Glitch anthology. You also get the deleted scenes and alternate takes pdf. You are also entered in the caption contest.Estimated delivery:
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Fully rendered pencil sketch - You get an original pencil sketch of your favorite character on the first blank page of the printed comic. See video for samples. You also get the color pdf and the deleted scenes and alternate takes pdf. And you are entered in the caption contest.Estimated delivery:Add $5 USD to ship outside the US
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Fully rendered sketch AND original 11 by 17 art - You get printed comic with a sketch AND an 11 by 17 art board covered with original art used for Glitch and other projects. And of course you are entered in the caption contest.Estimated delivery:Add $5 USD to ship outside the US
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Get included IN the comic - You will be included as a character in one of the skits. You also get the printed comic WITH sketch and 11 by 17 art board and the colof pdf and the delete scenes and alternate takes pdf. AND you are entered in the caption contest.Estimated delivery:Add $5 USD to ship outside the US
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