IMPOSSIBLE JONES! (Canceled)
USING HER POWERS FOR GOOD, NOT EVIL. MOSTLY. A "Grin & Gritty" superhero comic from Karl Kesel (Harley Quinn) & David Hahn (Batman'66).
A criminal gets powers and is mistaken for a superhero— and runs with it. Why not? Comes with some great perks. Of course, she has no intention of reforming— with these powers? Are you kidding?!— it's just sometimes there's no better place to hide than in plain sight.
IMPOSSIBLE, you say?
IMPOSSIBLE JONES is Karl Kesel and David Hahn's new Grin and Gritty superhero. Imagine Harley Quinn meets Plastic Man in a Will Eisner world with a little Dick Tracy thrown in. Kind of. Backers of this Kickstarter will get in on the ground floor of the newest comic character sure to take the world by storm! by receiving a 32-page comic telling the irrepressible Imp's awesome origin. Money raised by this campaign will help us do little things like pay our bills and feed our families while we finish the rest of the graphic novel!
THIS COMIC IS COMPLETELY FINISHED AND READY TO GO TO PRESS!
(Well: almost. We still have to do the "Making IMPOSSIBLE JONES Possible" thank you page[s] once we have, y'know, Backers to thank.) This 32-page comic book will have an astounding 28 pulse-pounding pages of story! It's a cover-to-cover cacophony of chaos and colorful characters that has all been entirely written, penciled, inked, colored, and lettered! The book is done! All we need is to go to press!
EVEN BETTER: IMPOSSIBLE JONES #1 WILL SHIP BY THE END OF 2018!
We are running a very streamlined campaign to make it simple for all of us. The Kickstarter ends in early November, we'll have the printed comic by the end of November (true fact!), and ship it in December! Our Holiday gift to you! Yes, there's a chance some books won't go out until January, but we are very motivated to mail as many in 2017 as possible. Because: taxes.
ALL THAT'S MISSING IS YOU!
There's only one way to make this Impossible dream come true: meet our funding goal. And the only way to do that is with your support, your backing, and your belief in this project. You are the only ones who can make IMPOSSIBLE JONES possible!
Of course, IMPOSSIBLE JONES is a new character. You know nothing about her. Let's fix that…
ALTERNATE COVERS— can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em! That said, we've lined up three artists who are well worth the price of admission, and who make this part of modern comic-book culture as painless as possible.
See? Didn't hurt one bit.
The amusing-if-somewhat-morally-ambiguous adventures of IMPOSSIBLE JONES are brought to you by:
Karl loves his job far more than he has any right to. He has written, inked, and occasionally penciled: Superman, Superboy, Harley Quinn, Spider-man, Suicide Squad, Fantastic Four, Captain America and many others— although he has an inexplicable fondness for obscure characters no one else remembers. His current obsessions are his creator-owned comics with Tom Grummett— SECTION ZERO— and David Hahn— IMPOSSIBLE JONES (which you're reading about right now)! Karl lives in Portland, Oregon with his wonderful wife Myrna, their energetic son Isaac, and cute-as-a-bug daughter Eliza. He really can’t complain about much.
David's work is decidedly contemporary and reflects his eye for crisp detail. He has illustrated Marvel's Spider-man Loves Mary Jane, and Marvel Adventures: The Fantastic Four, DC's Batman ’66 Meets Wonder Woman ’77, and Vertigo's Bite Club, Fables, and Lucifer, as well as The Batman Handbook. David was nominated for both an Eisner Award and an Ignatz Award for his creator-owned comic series Private Beach, published by Slave Labor Graphics. An avid indoorsman who loves video games, David has somehow found himself living in bear and cougar country in the backwoods of western Montana.
AIDING AND ABETTING THESE TWO: Tony "Torpedo" Avina on colors, and the crafty COMICRAFT gang on letters.
YOU GIVE TO US. WE GIVE BACK. ONLY FAIR.
First: DON'T PANIC!
If you live in the Untied States, postage will be approximately $6, a little more if you get The Haul or original artwork.
Postage to other destinations will vary, of course.
We will be charging all postage to all Backers after the campaign ends, when the survey goes out.
Why? Because for most comics Kickstarters postage is the largest cost. Far larger than the printing bill, and only second to how much the talent (writing, art, colors, letters) is paid if they're being given an even barely-livable rate (like we're trying to do). And it's all a guess. You guess how many Backers you might get, and you guess how many of those might be international, and there's no way to guess right. So we're taking the guesswork out of it. We will be working with a professional service to handle our surveys, and you will be charged for postage at that point— after the campaign ends.
I was worried the first time I ran across this approach to postage (Hey, Graham!)— except there's nothing to worry about. It makes sense. This way we don't end up with an under-estimated postal bill that cripples us, and you don't end up with an over-inflated postal charge based on assumptions and guesses.
Best of all: not including postage makes our goal considerably lower and much more likely to be reached! Everyone wins!
The company we're working with has done this many, many times before. The process is simple, safe, and painless. You will be glad we're doing it this way. Trust us.
During my first Kickstarter— for SECTION ZERO— I said I'd get a tattoo for every successful campaign I ran. And I got one for SECTION ZERO. But my plan was to Kickstart graphic novels, so it feels wrong to get a tatt for funding only part of a graphic novel. When we get to the IMPOSSIBLE JONES graphic novel, I'll get a tattoo then— hand to God. And by then I'll have really earned it.
Truly and sincerely. I am constantly amazed and humbled by the power of people like you to make, well, the impossible possible. This is what I want to do most in the world, but I can't do it without you. It doesn't even exist without you, without your support and belief. Thank you for that, and so much more.
Thank you for believing in Impossible.
Risks and challenges
This is Karl's second Kickstarter, and he learned a ton from his first. Most importantly: HAVE THE PROJECT ALREADY DONE SO PEOPLE DON'T HAVE TO WAIT A YEAR TO GET IT! The first issue of IMPOSSIBLE JONES is finished and ready to go to press. It will be mailed— barring acts of God and small children who can throw a monkey wrench into anyone's plans— by year's end. (Which, just by saying that, probably jinxes it.) This Kickstarter will be fulfilled by Karl and anyone he can trick into putting things into bags and boxes. Unfortunately, professional fulfillment services are booked solid through the Holiday season, so the only way to get this comic out the door in 2018 is by keeping the campaign as simple as possible and using the personal touch. There could be some stumbles, but he is very motivated to make the year-end deadline, because: taxes!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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