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Beyond Mode 7 is a comics and art anthology celebrating the Super Nintendo Entertainment System and how it shaped our creative lives!
Beyond Mode 7 is a comics and art anthology celebrating the Super Nintendo Entertainment System and how it shaped our creative lives!
149 backers pledged $5,116 to help bring this project to life.

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SUPER NINTENDO COMICS!

Co-edited by cartoonists Jesse DuRona and Randall Drew Beyond Mode 7 is a comics and art anthology based on the SNES. It has been about 2 years in the making and features original work from over 15 artists and writers! 

Here they are, in no particular order:

Beyond Mode 7 in Print!
Beyond Mode 7 in Print!

The book is complete and ready to go to print, what we're KickStarting are the funds to produce the printed version! With over 75 pages of content, much of it in color, we're hoping to raise enough money to produce 150 perfect-bound copies!

THE SPECS:

  • 76 interior pages;
  • Color and black and white mix digital laser printed on a 28# smooth Hammermill color copy paper.
  • 80# Hammermill Cover stock.
  • Perfect bound and cut to full-bleed.

These copies will not only cover KickStarter rewards, but also the contributor copies that we will be sending out to each artist that provided artwork for the book!

Every dollar raised is budgeted very carefully to cover reward printing costs, packaging, shipping KS fees, and other supplies needed to produce each reward. Our goal is to print and produce as many copies of the book as possible and to put it in as many hands as possible!

100% FUNDED!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH EVERYBODY!

STRETCH GOALS

 

Stretch Goal $3100 - Wallpaper Pack  - FUNDED!!!!

Everyone backing the project at the $10 and above will vote on their Backer Surveys for two SNES games to be done up by Randall and Jesse as custom wallpapers for your PC/Mobile device! The packs will be distributed along with the PDF/CBRs of the actual book, in several different resolutions!

Stretch Goal $3250 - Blair Shedd Poster - FUNDED!!!

Vermont cartoonist Blair Shedd who has worked on titles like Dr.Who, Dorothy of Oz and The Guild, has provided exclusive art for Beyond Mode 7! If we reach this stretch goal, every backer at the $30 level and above will receive a poster print version of the art! Art will be revealed in a later update! 

Stretch Goal $3500 - Sean K. Original Screen Print - FUNDED!!!

Ness!
Ness!

Cartoonist and printer Sean Knickerbocker is going to create a numbered,  limited edition original screen print for every backer $35 and up!

Stretch Goal $4000 - Larger Print Run - FUNDED!!!

We will have made enough money to increase our print run so that more copies of Beyond Mode 7 are available after the KickStarter is over! If you miss your chance during the campaign, or want to get an extra copy, this stretch goal will help!

Stretch Goal $4500 - Vinyl Stickers - FUNDED!!!

We're going to now include a special, weatherproof vinyl Beyond Mode 7 sticker with every Backer reward $15 and above. Put it on your laptop, put it on your car, stick it wherever you want! Guaranteed to hold up for at least a year and half out doors (at least, that's what the printer tells us!)

....More to come very soon!

REWARD LEVELS

We've got plenty of amazing rewards ready for those who want to really show their support! Level up and grab the goodies! All levels are cumulative and include everything that came before it, so you can really power up! (Unless otherwise specified.)

Commit to just $10 and you'll get a PDF version of the book! Perfect for viewing on-the-go on your tablet or mobile device! We can also accommodate CBR or CBZ format if requested specifically!

 $10 ads an original sketch card from Randall or Jesse to your PDF copy!

Just let the guys know what character you'd like! Ink and markers on card stock/bristol!

The meat and potatoes of the campaign: Beyond Mode 7 in print! This level does not include the sketch card.

Jesse and Randall will both do an exclusive sketch-in and personalization at the back of your print copy! Includes one Sketch Card of choice and a PDF copy as well!

Never lose your place in your favorite comic again...with style! Get all the previous level rewards and choose from one of two exclusive sets of original bookmarks featuring artwork not found in the anthology!

Supporters at this level and above will also be included in the book's special "Thank You" section!

You'll get to choose two large, 11x17" high quality print posters of select art from the anthology! List of available poster art may grow as the campaign progresses, so check back frequently to see if there's a new piece you might like! Also includes all previous rewards.

These are just a few samples of the prints available. A complete list is available in the backer-only blog!

Choose a custom, full-size (around 9x12") commission from Randall or Jesse! Art will be produced ASAP after the campaign ends (first come, first served) using their tools of choice and delivered to your doorstep with the rest of your swag! Includes all previous rewards.

Choose from 15 pieces of available original art featured in the Anthology! 

Comic pages, spreads, illustrations and even the original art for the bookmarks are up for grabs! Once they're gone, it's game over for this rewards level! A complete list of available art will be in the backer-only KickStarter Blog! Includes all previous rewards.

Jesse will use your input to create a custom page of his web comic Despondent Mega Man! You choose the characters and scenario, Jesse makes it despondent...and funny! Check out some of his past comics below! Does not include the "Custom Commission" reward level, but does include everything else.

Vital Signs
Vital Signs
Beneath, Between, and Behind
Beneath, Between, and Behind
                 
Outta The Park
Outta The Park
Special Delivery
Special Delivery

Special Thanks toKyle Crouse at KNGI for the use of music featured in our promo video from his joint OCRemix/Dwelling of Duels album SHELL SHOCKED! Click to check it out!

Video for the project was shot by contributor Matt Young.

Camera provided by CATV, White River Junction, Vermont!

Risks and challenges

Challenges for this project are mostly time and fulfillment-related.

The art for the book is completed. Minus adding in names to the "Thank You" section at the back if this project is successfully funded, we're ready to go to press! We can anticipate any delays at the printers as the books are being created locally and there will be a hands-on aspect to their creation. Should any problems arise during printing, we would be able to let all backers know right away!

Challenges after successful funding will be of course the typical rewards fulfillment, packaging, labeling and mailing out all rewards, and spending the hours necessary to draw all original commissions and sketch-in art for you, our generous supporters!

We hope to fulfill everything by the end of June, but life occasionally gets in the way and would simply ask for patience from our backers should an unforeseen road bump occur!

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    Digital Copy - You'll receive a link to download a digital version of the anthology, PDF format. Perfect for reading on the go on your tablet! We can also accommodate CBR or CBZ format if requested specifically!

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    Custom Sketch Card - Along with your PDF copy you'll receive a custom sketch card from Jesse or Randall! Just let them know what character you'd like. Ink and markers on bristol/cardstock.

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    Print Edition - What it's all about: Receive a print copy of Beyond Mode 7, signed by the editors!

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    Sketch-In Bonus - You'll receive the digital copy and print copy of the book and the editors will both sketch-in a custom SNES character of your choice in the back, as well as one custom sketch card of your choice!

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    Bookmark Blitz - Includes all previous rewards and a set of 4 custom illustrated bookmarks featuring art not found in Beyond Mode 7! Choose one of two different sets. You'll also be added to the "Thank you" page of the Anthology!

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    Posters - Includes all previous rewards as well as a set of two large 11x17" poster prints of art featured in the Anthology! Many prints will be available, choose from a selection in the Backer-Only Blog! You'll also be added to the "Thank you" page of the Anthology!

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    Custom Commission - Includes all previous rewards and you get a custom SNES Character commission from Randall or Jesse using their tools of choice! You'll also be added to the "Thank you" page of the Anthology!

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    Randall Original Art - Includes all previous rewards, including a custom Commission by Randall, and includes a piece of original art from the anthology. See description for available artwork. On a first-come, first-served basis!

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    Despondent Mega Man Commission - You give Jesse the characters and the scenario, he'll make it Despondent...and funny! Doe not include the "Custom Commission" reward level, but includes everything else!

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Funding period

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