A full color, twenty page mini comic designed to teach beginner magic tricks in a fun and visually engaging way.
The Magic Comic Book is a project to create a full color, 20 page mini comic designed to teach beginner magic tricks in a fun and visually engaging way.
By contrast, magic has traditionally been taught in "text book" format. It's usually accompanied by nice illustrations, but those illustrations don't go far enough to teach the highly visual, technically complicated, art of magic. By using a graphic, sequential art format the tricks will be easy to understand and duplicate.
The book isn't written as a show and tell, however. Instead, it uses a form of incidental teaching, which is to say that the magic is taught incidentally throughout the story.
The story opens with the main character, 16 year old Aiden Oliver, waking up the morning of his girlfriend's birthday party, only to realize he's forgotten to plan it. He sets out to throw something together last minute, and along the way he performs and teaches magic to a bevy of interesting characters, making friends and winning favors.
In a fashion typical of a fun, kid oriented comic, all turns out okay in the end as, with the help of his new friends, he's able to put together an amazing sweet 16 party.
I'm asking for your support so that I can hire a professional artist to bring my story to life.
Thank you for your consideration of my project - please click the green "Back This Project" button to pledge your support :)
PS - Here are two of my Moviestorm movies. The first is "Robot Remote," which recently took first place in a user-run faux advertising competition. Be warned, it's kind of PG-13ish for language and content:
The Second is "The Most Elite Force In The World." It's an old joke, animated with Moviestorm:
Great question - it's a very important point that I've thought a lot about.
First, I'll record a video of me teaching and performing the tricks (the same one being offered in the rewards) for him/her to use as a reference. But I've also roughly storyboarded the action so he can see how I envision the shots being framed. We'll communicate as he/she sketches it out, and if need be I'll rerecord key bits to communicate exactly how the trick needs to be broken down to the readers.
Thanks for asking :)
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May 21, 2011 - Jul 6, 2011 (46 days)
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Thanks - every little bit helps. You get my sincerest thanks :)
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Thank you so much! You get 1) an autographed copy of the Magic Comic Book, plus 2) a video of me performing and teaching all the tricks taught in the book (as well as a few that didn't make the cut), plus 3) an extra special magic trick, sent in the mail with your comic (add $10 for international shipping)
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You are so generous! Thank you! You get all of the above, plus 4) two more copies of the comic book (that's a total of three - one for you, two for gifts), plus 5) another extra special magic trick sent out in the mail. (add $10 for international shipping)
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You rule! Thank you! You get all of the above plus 6) two more copies of the comic book (that's a total of five comics, or put another way, four kids scratched off your Christmas list!), plus 7) an autographed 11x17 poster. (add $10 for international shipping)
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Wow! I can't thank you enough! You get all of the above, plus 8) PDF copies of all the artwork with a license to REPUBLISH the comic book yourself in print (excludes publishing online). This can be used by comic publishers looking for something cheap and fun to add to their line up, or especially by other magicians who would like to be able to give this away (or sell it) at the end of their shows. There are only EIGHT of these available, so hurry and pledge now :) (add $10 for international shipping)
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You are my hero! I thank you with all that I have to offer thanks! You get all of the above (including the republishing rights), plus 9) a character in the book will be based on you. (add $10 for international shipping)