God's ready to retire and his job is up for grabs. Zeus and other Gods all are wanting the job...last one standing gets the job...
Founded in 2009, Underground Comix strives to become a new leading voice in the independent comic book & graphic novel world and serve as a platform for indie comic artist and writers who otherwise would not have a voice or opportunity to share their passion for the medium with the world at large. By creating & discovering exciting new original comic/graphic novel content, Underground Comix is poised to change the face of indie comics and the comic book community as a whole.
Currently, we are hard at work putting together the first issue of our flagship comic book “TITANS” set to release in January, 2012 and a preview book that will be showcased at the Kokomo Comic Con on 10/8/11 and at AshComic Con on 10/30/11 in Kokomo/Indianapolis, Indiana respectively. Our goal is to raise enough funds to cover cost incurred by the cons. So what is “TITANS” you ask?
TITANS: is an upcoming 2011 mythological/fantasy-action comic book written and created by new indie comic writer Johnny Mack. The project was previously named Battle for the Throne before being officially named TITANS and is a re-imagining and “re-mixing” of stories from Greek, Norse and Egyptian mythology to tell the overall story of the impending retirement of God and the ensuing battle over who will become the next “Supreme” ruler.
Plot: Years after the second Titanomachy, the heroes, demi-gods, gods and goddesses of the Olympian pantheon live in relative obscurity in a realm parallel to the modern world known as the “Gleaming”. Their powers already weakened from their lack of worshipers, Zeus and the other Olympian gods are all but forgotten.
However, God the Supreme ruler has decided that mankind has grown in leaps and bounds to be a kinder, fairer, gentler race, although still plagued with some issues; God has decided that he is ready to retire from his job as supreme ruler. With the position needing to be filled, God decides to open the position up to the other gods. Using, Hermes and three others as heralds to summon the Olympians to the Grand Hall, God explains that he is going into slumber and that his seat as supreme ruler is up for grabs, only thing is that the gods must battle for the throne with the last one standing crowned as the new supreme ruler.
Without funding, we will not be able to cover all the cost associated with the conventions. This means that we may not be able to showcase the preview book or first issue of “TITANS”. Comic book conventions are one of the main tools used by comic book artist and creators to garner attention to and showcase their work to publishers, merchandisers and fans. Our not able to properly promote or comic or attend the convention could not only set us back for the 2011/2012 comic season, but could very well cause the project to completely fold. Which would suck because not only will we not be able to share our story with you; but people who have supported us by backing us will not get their rewards. This would suck all the way around. We got a lot of fun exciting things planned for this series, but without your financial support it just is not possible.
This project has been a labor of love for the UGC family for over three years, with much of the time going into searching for talented artist, research and development of the idea and spreading the word through family and friends. We at Underground have dedicated so much of our time and energy to the project sacrificing personal time with loved ones. Missing out on social engagements and functions with family, spending our own money until we could no longer absorb the cost ourselves; a point we are now at and is why we are reaching out to the patrons of Kickstarter for help and support.
What We Need & What You Get
A budget was set to determine how much funding would be needed to cover all cost and potential cost for both conventions in October. After careful number crunching and some DYI factors we have come up with the amount of 7,000. This amount would cover the following items:
• Printing of preview book (500)
• Advanced copies of issue #1 of comic (100)
• Promotional ads, posters, folders for media packets (100)
• T-shirts, Stickers and other swag for con (100 of each)
• Convention registration cost
• Food & Travel for each con
• Any other miscellaneous expenses associated with the con
Any additional funds would go to the printing of more comic and preview books as well as more swag.
In return for your kind and generous donations, we have a host of perks as our way of saying “thank you” for having faith in Underground Comix, what we stand for and our future success. There are six different levels of funding, ranging from as little as one dollar up to 100$.
There is also a level of funding for small business owners, comic artist/creators as well, this reward includes advertising space and your company’s name prominently displayed on various items of Underground Comix during the conventions.
Rewards included are, autographed preview books, personal messages of thanks via dvd, signed copies of the comic book “TITANS” upon release, t-shirts, prints, and much more. Please look through our perks and claim yours as there are limited numbers of each perk. So get them before they are gone! (NOTE: Some of these rewards will be offered once we secure 500 or more in backing. Reward Bonus Alerts will be updated as this occurs).
*BONUS ALERT* Anyone who selects rewards two-five will receive their copies of the comic book on or before December 31, 2011. That’s right, since the press is getting advanced copies in their media packs why shouldn’t you get yours before the rest of the world does! You can be the first to experience what Underground Comix has to offer with its flagship comic “TITANS”. Also, anyone who pledges one dollar or more will receive a Underground Comix or TITANS bumper sticker.
*SPONSOR BONUS ALERT* Any small business, comic artist/creator who becomes a sponsor will have their company’s name displayed on the back of the “official” Underground Comix logo tee that will be worn during the cons and will be inside each media pack. A great way to advertise your business or comic book/ graphic novel project!
Other Ways You Can Help
If you feel that a few dollars just is not enough or you are unable to give, we would ask that you spread the word. The more people that know about our mission and goals, the more successful we will be in our endeavor. Don’t just keep up with our progress here on Kickstarter but follow us on Facebook and Twitter, or check out our website, the links are available below to the bottom right under the rewards; also share these with your friends and family as well.
We at Underground Comix want to thank you for taking the time to read about our project, watching our video, spreading the word to others and of course, your generous donations to helping us reach our goal this fall. Please feel free to ask us questions about the project as we love talking about TITANS.
Thanks Kickstarter Peeps!
Founder of Underground Comix, Writer-Creator of “TITANS”
International backers please add the following to cover shipping;
$3 to pledges of $1 and up
$ 8 to pledges of $30 and up
$15 to pledges of $100 and up
YES! We need all the money we can get. The more funding we have, the more we can offer you the fans. We can produce issues of the comic faster as well as nifty swag such as shirts, trading cards and other collectables.
Sadly, the project will fold. This is not us trying to get at your heart string but is simply pure fact. We have used all means we had to fund the project ourselves and traditional means such as bank loans are not an option for us. This is our third try using KS and if this time we fail, we will most likely disband the project and move on. It sucks but we have responsabilities in the real world that some of us have neglected in hopes this project would take off. Our families while supportive are wanting their loved ones back to spend time with them. To which we understand, also if we don't get funding that means no rewards will be given out. This is sad on many levels, people won't get a chance to experience our comic and way of story telling, people who have supported us by pledging will not get their rewards and lastly, three years of hard work, sacrifice and dedication will have all been for nothing. So please donate, spread the word and make this project happen
Why not? Kickstarter is a great way to get people invloved on the project, after all it takes a village to raise a child...well it takes one to create a comic book!
Rewards are issued upon successfully reaching our goal. Once our goal is reach you will be contacted for your mailing info and any other info we may need.
Underground Comix is a company I started in 2009 to publish and produce comic works such as TITANS. The goal is to have a platform to showcase works of indie comic book writers & artist such as myself and my team, something that at times is hard to do in mainstream comics.
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on September 13, 2011.
Jul 15, 2011 - Sep 13, 2011 (60 days)
Pledge $1 or more
You get a handwritten “Thank You” card in the mail. Plus your name will appear in the “Thank You” sections of our preview book and twitter as well. Every little bit helps, remember that ;-)
Pledge $5 or more
You will receive a copy of the preview book signed by the creator & project artist. Plus a signed copy of issue one upon release in January, 2012.
Pledge $15 or more
You get three signed copies of the preview book, plus you get a pdf sneak preview of the issue #1 script. Plus a signed copy of issues one & two upon release in January/Febuary, 2012.
Pledge $30 or more
You get four signed copies of the preview book, plus you will get a spiral bound signed copy of the issue one script complete with four concept art images. Plus a signed copy of issues one-four upon their release in January - April, 2012.
Pledge $50 or more
1 backer Limited (19 of 20 left)
Demi-God: You will get four signed copies of the preview book, a spiral bound signed copy of the issue # 1 script with concept art, you will also become part of the action as a Demi-God or Goddess and will have a concept image of your character and will appear in the season one arc of the comic. Plus a signed copy of issues one - six upon their release in January - June, 2012.
Pledge $100 or more
2 backers Limited (8 of 10 left)
Olympian: You will get four signed copies of the preview book, a spiral bound signed copy of the issue # 1 script with concept art, you will also become part of the action as a God or Goddess and will have a concept image of your character and will appear in the season one arc of the comic. Plus you will get a cover featuring your character. Plus a signed copy of issues one - twelve upon their release in January - December, 2012.
Pledge $500 or more
0 backers Limited (6 of 6 left)
Sponsor: You will get 8 copies of the preview book signed, you will also have your name in the "Special Thanks" section of the preview book & website. You will also get a "Co-Producer" credit on the preview book & website. Plus a year of signed copies of each edition of the comic starting in January of 2012. Plus you name will be listed on the "Made Possible By" section of our promotional ads featured on our website, books and at the 2012 Kokomo & Ash Con as well as, the 2012 Gen-Con.