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A book about solving mysteries with your fists, featuring boxers in the afterlife
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The boxing champions of Heaven and Hell are excited to try the new fried chicken place, but the Mayor of Heaven has other news for them! They must return to Earth to talk with some ghosts, but do ghosts even exist???

Ghost Box is your chance to get the giant 200+ page graphic novel by John and Shige of Frank Comics.

The book is complete and ready to print. That means the writing is done and a whole dang year's worth of illustrations are ALREADY DRAWN. If you back this project and make it real, we'll be able to start ordering copies the moment our campaign ends. You're likely to have a physical book arrive at your doorstep well before your favorite winter gift-giving holiday.

HERE ARE SOME THINGS YOU'VE BEEN WONDERING ABOUT GHOST BOX:

If it takes 10,000 hours of practice to master a skill, what if you're a ghost and you live forever and you can practice 10,000 x 10,000 hours? What if that skill is boxing? What if that skill is competitive eating?

Also, do angels believe in ghosts?

What if you have to win a brutal ghost fighting tournament to get the next clue in your afterlife mystery?

What if John and Shige, creators of Ghost Box, know way more about high-level Street Fighter and Punch-Out!! and Dragon Ball than they do about actual boxing? Should I get hyped for some bonkers fights?

TELL ME ABOUT YOUR BOOK WITHOUT SPOILING A CONCEPTUAL TURN, LIKE MAYBE TALK TO ME ABOUT THESE FIGHTERS.

Calabretta was the world's most celebrated boxing champion, but then she died and became a devil. Shu Tong was the champ from a generation ago - she's an angel now. They never got to fight on Earth, but now they are about to face off, and fighting in the afterlife is literally Heaven.

Angels and devils and ghosts all heal quickly from injuries, which sets the stage for Dragon Ball-esque scale, crazy finishing moves, and video-gamey respawns. The story takes the boxers back to their hometown on the human plane. The human plane is where you and I live, there could be ghosts having an anime fight in the streets as. we. speak.

OKAY, RIGHT ON. SO Y'ALL ARE REALLY INTO WEIRD HIGH CONCEPTS?

Click here to check out some of our previous work!
Click here to check out some of our previous work!

 We've written stories about life in the reflection world where vampires can't exist, an anthropomorphic waffle who waits tables at a diner, a fantasy princess MMA champion, among many others. We like to explore the sad moral implications of bananas concepts.

Ghost Box is our proudest moment to date.

DID YOU JUST IMMEDIATELY SCROLL TO THE REWARDS?? FAIR ENOUGH!

Psst, you looking for some good stuff to have? We got you.

Download this digital copy of Ghost Box to the reading device of your choice and hold on tight, it's not our fault if you drop your iPad Pro from laughing too hard, okay.

All backers at this $10 level and above will have their name included on a page in Ghost Box. Thanks so much for making this book happen!

Oh, you want a book? We got a book. 1.02 lbs of full-color book is what we got, full of 200 nice pages. We thought about including a bookmark, but it's not necessary. You're going read this thing cover to cover in one sitting. Maybe you're thinking you'd like to bookmark your favorite page, but we're not going to send each backer 200 bookmarks, that isn't practical. 

We've also got an early bird special where you can pledge $19 instead of $23, because saving money is responsible. Or maybe you're a nice person and want to get an extra copy as a gift for a friend or your weird niece who's into super violent comics? We have a two-book bundle for $41. The book will come with a digital copy, as well.

Did you go to Heroes Con 2018, see our banner, and think, "I would wear that banner!!"?

Heroes Con 2018
Heroes Con 2018

 You can't wear it, it's a 4'x6' banner. Well, I guess you could use it as a shawl or something, but it's made of vinyl, so it wouldn't really protect you well from the elements, except maybe rain, now that I think of it. How about instead of that, you get this t-shirt. Mike drew it. (If you really want to wear this banner, message us, we'll talk.)

It's the future, so books are digital. But we're not so far into the future that shirts are digital. This tier has you covered. Like, literally.

Here's the book/digital copy and shirt, all in a bundle at a reduced price. It's the Planet Money way to do things.

The Rad Spooky Bundle is really rad and really spooky, but it doesn't come with an art commission, which is a severe dealbreaker for folk who want to tell an artist to draw something. Well, now we've got bundles with art commissions. These are single character with light/no BG illustrated on 6"x9.25" paper. We've got black and white and color tiers. A bundle that includes the book, digital copy, shirt, and original art at these prices is unheard of!

John's art samples
John's art samples
Mike's art samples
Mike's art samples

Just tell John or Mike who you want them to draw!

CONCLUSION

We had such a good time making Ghost Box and so much fun telling you about it. We're excited to know the ways that you enjoy it. We can't wait to hear what you think of it!

WAIT, WHAT ABOUT STRETCHGOALS?

Oh yeah.


If support for Ghost Box climbs past our goal, we will be able to add extra rewards! These extra rewards will be sent to every backer who is expecting a physical reward.

If we raise $15,000, we will find a way to rebuild Chill-Bot. It may doom the earth and risk the robot uprising, and it will be all your fault.
The designs for these stretch goal rewards aren't finalized yet, so the rewards in the image above are prototypes until we unlock each level.

Video Credits:

  • Chris Ohlsson as Chill-Bot!
  • The Shealeys for help in production!

MUSIC CREDITS for Video:

Risks and challenges

We've crunched the numbers to make sure we'll have enough money to get you all the rewards on time. Getting this stuff to you entails us using production services for the books and shirts (and maybe other stuff). The book is 100% done, so we'll be able to make our orders as soon as the funds process, which is typically a month after the campaign closes. From there, we'll order the books and shirts (and other stuff??). Any delay that may occur will be with production or shipping, but a slight delay is the biggest risk. We're working with reputable businesses, and we'll get you your rewards no matter what.

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