A cowboy and a teenage girl clean up history, whether history wants it or not. 24 full-color pages! Also, a dinosaur!
A 24-page comic book, the first of a potential six issues. I already have 6 pages and a cover, but I would like there to be a whole issue, because that’s better in every conceivable way.
The basic plot is the series is this:
Samuel Dillon and Katie Baker are Agents of Paradox. They travel through time and space, closing wormholes to prevent spillover from different eras.
Dillon hopes to one day save the lives of his wife and son. Katie wants to save herself from being dumped by her boyfriend. Chagatai Khan, the cyborg son of Genghis Khan, plans to conquer all of human history simultaneously, proving that he is worthy of his father’s name. Dillon and Katie must both come to terms with what they have lost, and choose stopping Chagatai over changing the past. It’s a story about not dwelling on tragedies, big or small, and moving forward with your life, because going back is never as easy as it seems.
The first issue is Katie’s origin story, and it's mostly about a T-Rex attacking the suburbs in the 1980’s. It’s sort of like a John Hughes movie, but with a gristled old cowboy and a dinosaur.
Written & Lettered by Jack McGuigan (www.jackmcguigan.com)
Penciled & Inked by John Fortune (jkf724.deviantart.com)
Colors by Vanessa Beckmann (vanessabeckmannportfolio.carbonmade.com)
As far as you know!
Yes! Your pledge money will ONLY be used for making and shipping comics. You can still pledge with honor, knowing that your hard-earned cash will go towards:
- Paying the artists to draw, ink and color things (variant covers, MORE issues, etc.)
- Printing physical copies of the comic
- Printing Dillon sightings and other special features
- Shipping things to you, and to potential publishers, and back and forth between me and the artists
...and other things of that sort. Trust me, we have another $10,000 or so before I run out of ways to spend this money responsibly.
Based on nothing...yes, absolutely. You'll put a different kid through college with each of these hand-cut pages.
Sure. To see 6 finished pages (along with character biographies and gadget blueprints), please visit http://www.jackmcguigan.com/comicbooks/paradox/. UPDATE: Or, if you'd rather, you can just keep scrolling down.
Your sketch will, of course, be drawn just for you.
Yep! I worked it into the prices.
The Principal - Albert Brown
The Dog - Ellie Zellie
Katie's Best Friend - Bought but unnamed. So, until that person chooses, the character shall be named "K.B. Friend". I hope that pledger messages me back soon, or this will be a pretty dumb comic.
Absolutely. Happy to.
That said, it costs like $4 extra to ship to other countries, so if you wanted to tack on a few extra dollars, I surely would appreciate it.
In his travels throughout history, Agent of Paradox Samuel Dillon has been pretty sloppy covering his tracks, and he's been spotted at a number of historical events. Bid $30 or more, and you will receive a photo of one such occasion, printed on fancy glossy paper.
While we would prefer that they be of Dillon, Katie, Chagatai or a T-Rex, if you REALLY want a Sinestro or a Deadpool or something, John's not going to be a jerk about it.
Yes, definitely. See those bloody dinosaur teeth a couple inches up? That's as violent as it gets. PG, PG-13 tops.
Your money will ONLY be used to produce Paradox comics, and related things. Art, printing, shipping. So much shipping. Trust me, we have another $10,000 or so before I run out of ways to spend this money responsibly.
pledged of $1,600 goal
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Aug 1, 2011 - Sep 15, 2011 (45 days)
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A hilarious PG-13 limerick, emailed to the account of your choice.Estimated delivery: Sep 2011
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PDF or CBZ file of Paradox #1 (with character sheets and prop blueprints included), digitally signed by writer Jack McGuigan
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Real live paper copy of PARADOX #1, signed by writer Jack McGuigan
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Paradox #1 + Credit on the back page + FOUR RANDOM COMICS from the 1990’s, all signed by writer Jack McGuigan
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Comic + Credit + Four Random 90's comics + a glossy photo print of a DILLON SIGHTING, where Dillon is seen in the background of a historical event, not entirely unlike Forrest Gump.
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Comic + Credit + DS Print + a small personal hand-drawn sketch (HEAD to SHOULDERS only) by artist John Fortune
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Comic + Credit + DS Print + Sketch + Your likeness is drawn into a crowd shot, possibly being eaten by a dinosaur, possibly at a high school pep rally. Anyone who sends a picture of themselves from the 1980’s (which is better for the story) will also receive a hilarious PG-13 limerick by email.Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
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Comic + Credit + DS Print + a large personal hand-drawn sketch (FULL CHARACTER, head to toe) by artist John Fortune
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Comic + Credit + DS Print + Sketch + You get to name one of THREE important characters from the book: 1) Katie’s Best Friend (teenage girl) 2) Katie’s Hypothetical Dog (animal) 3) The principal at Katie’s high school (male or female) NOTE: Please, no “Amanda Hugenkiss” or “Buttface McAllister” or anything. Let’s not ruin this, you guys.
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Comic + Credit + DS Print + Sketch + writer Jack McGuigan will write a 22-page comic book script, to the best of his ability, about literally whatever the hell you want.
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Comic + Credit + DS Print + Sketch + a page of artist John Fortune’s ORIGINAL ARTWORK from this issue.