About this project
For one girl, a case of the munchies is more than just a simple need for snack – it’s an insatiable hunger that manifests a will of its own. No snack, no city, no galaxy is safe from the MUNCHIES!
I don't want to give it all away, but there's a short preview further down the page. Keep reading to learn more about the book!
I started MUNCHIES as a single page goofy joke in March of 2014, but over the next few months it grew into a 16 page, universe-spanning tale. I set out to create something bigger and more detailed than I had ever attempted before. MUNCHIES is my first full size comic and also my first comic in color, it's printed in bright red and purple!
The first edition of MUNCHIES was limited to 100 copies, and the response was greater than I had anticipated. Copies were gone almost immediately, and I unfortunately don’t have the means to print another run. That’s where you come in, Awesome Kickstarter Backers, and I promise to make this new edition of MUNCHIES worthy of your purchase!
Since I've printed a run of MUNCHIES once before, I wanted to add some new content to improve upon the original comic!
The Snack Squad is a team of highly trained foodie experts put together to control munchie outbreaks. While they play an important part in the original MUNCHIES comic, much of their character and background remains a mystery. I wanted to take this chance to create a new 8 page back-up story that features the Snack Squad members in a snacktastic prequel adventure.
THE SNACK SQUAD WANTS YOU! There's a spot for one totally magical backer to be immortalized as a key member of the Snack Squad! Check out the Official Snack Squad Soldier reward tier.
I'm also excited to introduce the brand shiny new cover by the ultra awesome Corey Lewis! Please note that this is a rough version, the final cover will be revealed during the campaign.
The Risograph is a unique type of printer, originally created as a cheaper alternative to your average copier for small businesses. However, a growing number of comic creators have started utilizing the peculiar quirks of the Risograph process to create some really cool and unique books.
The main thing that draws me to printing on Risograph is the hand-made quality it creates. It prints with ink in a similar method to silk-screening, making every page unique. The imperfections and variances in registration are a natural part of the process, and it is something I feel really adds to the look of MUNCHIES.
No two copies are exactly alike!
In case you are curious, here’s a breakdown on where your money goes if we can hit the goal:
44% - Printing costs
34% - Postage
9% - Kickstarter and payment processing fees
8% - Misc. materials and budget “wiggle-room” in case of unforeseen costs
5% - Shipping supplies
I want to get MUNCHIES into as many hands as possible at the best cost, without going over budget. I’m feeling really confident we can hit this goal!
BYTE SIZE MUNCHIES - $5: A DRM-free PDF of MUNCHIES!
I GOT THE MUNCHIES - $10: A physical copy of MUNCHIES! Featuring 24 pages of Risograph 2-color goodness, and a full color cover by Corey Lewis. You also get the PDF!
WAKE & BAKE - $20: Early bird tier including everything in MUNCHIES DELUXE for a special price! Also comes with a single character digital sketch to be delivered right away as thanks for being an early backer! Includes the PDF as well!
MUNCHIES DELUXE - $25: A signed and sketched in copy of MUNCHIES as well as glitter embellished pizza and ice cream munchie pins! Also includes the PDF!
MUNCHIE PACK - $30: Five copies of MUNCHIES for retailers only, please! You get the PDF for your own enjoyment as well!
RÖK CANDY - $40: Everything in the MUNCHIES DELUXE tier as well as all four currently released issues of my award-winning comic RÖK! It's the only heavy metal viking magical girl comic around! (That's over 100 pages of comics you're going to get, wowee!!!)
SNACK ATTACK - $100: Everything in the MUNCHIES DELUXE tier as well as a 5"x7" color commission featuring 1-2 characters of your choice!
MUNCHIE CONNOISSEUR - $200: Everything in the MUNCHIES DELUXE tier plus a page of original art from the comic! Each page is listed as a separate reward tier, so double check the page numbers to make sure you get the right page. Please check back for more pages later on during the campaign! MUNCHIES pages are 8"x12".
Page two and page five are the first available pages! Get a closer look in the preview section below!
NEW AVAILABLE PAGES!
OFFICIAL SNACK SQUAD SOLDIER - $1,000: This is the big one! Everything in the MUNCHIES DELUXE tier, plus you will be featured in the back-up story as one of the very few and highly trained members of the Snack Squad! Your character will appear in multiple pages and play an important roll in the story. You will receive one page of the Snack Squad story which includes a special profile of your character! Also you will receive tons of thanks for being so crazy amazing!!!
You made it to the end! Congratulations!!! Here's your reward: a six page preview of MUNCHIES featuring the PDF edition of the comic!
I'm incredibly thankful for the support I've received so far!
A million and one thanks to CurlyHairedPeople Productions, the Kickstarter video would not exist without them!!
Thanks to the completely awesome Slime Girls for letting me borrow some chill tunes for the Kickstarter video!
Thanks to Luca who runs Colpa Press for agreeing to be in my Kickstarter video and doing such a great job printing MUNCHIES!
A hearty thank you to Josh Richardson, editor extraordinaire and top notch partner. He takes my awkward words and makes them MAGIC!
And last but not least, a thank you to everyone who helps back MUNCHIES, I can't make this happen without you! You rock!!!
Risks and challenges
The hope is that you can get your MUNCHIES sooner than anticipated, but there is a risk that the new eight pages of Snack Squad back-up action may take longer to complete than expected. I’ve built extra wiggle room in the delivery schedule and plan to be very open and honest with communication if any delays should occur.
The hardest part in creating the initial edition was learning how to separate the two colors for Risograph printing, having no knowledge how the final pages would look until I picked them up from the printer. Luckily, the final product was beautiful, and I look forward to using everything I learned to make this the new edition of MUNCHIES even better!
I’ll be using the same printer who made the original run of MUNCHIES, Colpa Press!
Honestly, shipping costs are my biggest fear. Underestimating this cost tends to be the biggest mistake made by even the most successful Kickstarters. I’ve done my homework and consulted with the creators of several other campaigns, and I’m confident I’ve reached the right amount. As someone who’s run an online store for several years now, I pride myself on always delivering orders safely and on time!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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