Help the ULTI-MAN webcomic make its way into the printed comics world!
My name is Jeff Beckman, I write and draw a webcomic called ULTI-MAN. I've been playing with this character in short stories and animations since 2008... or 2009? I can't quite remember. The ULTI-MAN webcomic has been running since January 2012.
ULTI-MAN is about the retired life of a superhero called Ultimate Man. Ultimate Man once was the greatest superhero there ever was, but that's just the thing. He killed every last giant monster that ever attacked the city and suddenly found himself out of work. To make ends meet he takes up an alias and acts as himself in Hollywood Kaiju style movies. Eventually through oversaturation and lack of interest his movies begin to fail and he stops getting cast in films. This is where the comic picks up, where Ultimate Man is struggling to stay relevant and find reasons to keep on living.
ULTI-MAN vol. 1 will be a 120 page soft cover book with full color covers containing the first 110 comic strips from the webcomic printed in black and white. It will also contain illustrations, character profiles and other fun stuff within the extra pages. With your help I can hope to have this book in your hands and in store shelves/online by October this year.
I chose kickstarter to raise funds for the printing of this book simply because it would not be possible any other way. The money raised from this Kickstarter will go towards printing, shipping and promoting my book. Any extra funds will go right towards printing more books, and making the book itself even better.
Thanks so much for your help, I wouldn't be able to accomplish a project like this without you!
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The risks that come with this project (if funded) are only missing my initial ship dates. The comic is complete and just needs a bit of reformatting to be printed, the only hangups that may occur is that if there are any edits that need to be made after I receive a proof copy from the printer.
I don't anticipate any issues, but if the occasion arises I will be sure to put all effort necessary to deliver the best quality product to you as close to the date promised as possible.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Special Thanks. Your name in the "Special Thanks" section of the book, and an exclusive ULTI-MAN wallpaper for your computer or smartphone.Estimated delivery:
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Custom thank you post card +PDF. You will recieve a .PDF copy of the ULTI-MAN book, plus I will draw a picture on a blank post card with a thank you note written on it. I will gladly accept requests, otherwise it will be a drawing relevant to ULTI-MAN. Plus your name in the "Special Thanks" section of the book, and the desktop/phone wallpapers. No two post cards will be alike.Estimated delivery:
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ULTI-MAN vol. 1 You will recieve both a printed copy of the ULTI-MAN book and the .PDF copy. Plus all previous rewards.Estimated delivery:Add $5 USD to ship outside the US
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Customized Sketch in Book You will recieve both a printed copy of the ULTI-MAN book and the .PDF copy. The printed book will have a unique ink sketch included on one of the inside pages. Plus all previous rewards.Estimated delivery:Add $5 USD to ship outside the US
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Digital (only) ULTI-MAN and 9x12 drawing. You will get a 9x12 commission from me, ink and marker (copic) drawing of anything you want, and the .PDF copy of the book. Plus all previous rewards.Estimated delivery:Add $5 USD to ship outside the US
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Physical ULTI-MAN and 9x12 drawing. You get the 9x12 drawing plus the physical printed copy of the book, also with a small sketch on one of the inside pages. Plus all previous rewards.Estimated delivery:Add $5 USD to ship outside the US
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Limited edition ULTI-MAN Bookplate You will get ULTI-MAN vol.1 with a limited edition, hand printed and numbered bookplate on the inside cover. This reward tier also includes all previous rewards.Estimated delivery:Add $5 USD to ship outside the US
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Choose Ultimate Man's fate: I have two very different ideas on where I would like to take the comic. I will tell you these ideas, and you will pick from the two, deciding how the comic will progress from that point on. This reward tier also includes all previous awards.Estimated delivery:
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