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Webcomic BLUE BLASTER makes the jump to GRAPHIC NOVEL format!

Blue Blaster is a webcomic about 21-year old Aaron Rung. Aaron, like many young adults, has quite a few problems in his life. He's stranded in his local community college, with no plan or clue of what he wants to do next. He's stuck in his dead end job at the supermarket, battling with cranky customers for his sanity. He has no luck with girls, and is extremely lucky at being bothered by the jocks on campus.

And then he gets superpowers.

Aaron, with his newfound abilities of powerful energy blasts, enhanced strength, and flight, decides to set out on a not-very righteous quest of improving his life... No matter how many people he has to beat up and rob to do it... as the Blue Blaster!

Cover to Blue Blaster #1
Cover to Blue Blaster #1

Blue Blaster has been a steadily ongoing webcomic for just over two years now. It's a story I've wanted to tell for a while, and it's been my utmost concern to tell that story as smoothly and as enjoyably as possible. And in an effort to both spread the word about the comic as well as treat those of you who may already be readers, I've turned to kickstarter.

So here we are. Now as someone who works on a webcomic, it may seem strange of me to say this, but... I prefer an actual comic book in my own two hands. And what better way to enjoy Blue Blaster, than as an actual graphic novel? Well, now is your chance to help make that happen... AND get some neat prizes for yourselves along the way.

So let's talk rewards!

Yes! The rewards for the first two tiers will be chapters of Blue Blaster in handy .pdf format. The pages are higher quality and slightly retouched than the ones on the site, so even if you've already read it, it'll still be something fun to look at.

Tier one is chapters #1-#5. Tier two is #1-#10.

The third tier will be a special .pdf collection of a bunch of concept sketches, designs, and ideas of the characters going into the world of Blue Blaster. A couple you have seen before on the site, but these are never before seen!  A must for those fans who want to see exactly how Blue Blaster came to be!

An example of a concept sketch!
An example of a concept sketch!

The fourth tier is the actual book itself! A little over 200 pages, this collection contains the first ten chapters of Blue Blaster in one neat, gorgeous trade paperback collection! Featuring a beautiful glossy cover and superb black and white interiors, for Blaster fans and newcomers alike, it'll look gorgeous on either person's bookshelves.

Blue Blaster volume 1!
Blue Blaster volume 1!

The fifth tier is a delightful 8.5" x 11" print! A stunning original piece of art. Penciled and inked by me with lovely colors by NAAN, it'll make a great addition to the Blaster fan's growing collection.

Original Blue Blaster print!
Original Blue Blaster print!

The sixth tier! So don't you guys wonder where you can get a fantastic hoodie like the Blue Blaster? Well, I do too, seriously, I got no idea. But know what you could get instead? A Blue Blaster t-shirt! The Blue Blaster's logo on a cozy blue cotton tee makes the ideal apparel for getting into trouble... or catching up on the latest chapter. All sizes for men and women are available and if you could leave your preferred size along with your pledge, that'd be great. I will double check via e-mail as well.

Blue Blaster shirt- for men and women!
Blue Blaster shirt- for men and women!

The seventh tier will be an original black and white commission from me! I will contact you for whatever strikes your fancy, and I'll whip up a great original sketch for you- either in pencils or inks- and you'll receive the high quality pic online. If you do prefer to have the original sent to you, I'll try to work something out. The only guidelines for the pics are try to keep it to one or two characters. Mature content is fine, but nothing outright gross or creepy. I'll discuss with each recipient via e-mail what they'd like.

Sample of a finished pencils image
Sample of a finished pencils image
Sample of inked image
Sample of inked image

The eighth, and final tier, is an original full color commission! I will provide the pencils and inks of course... followed by digital colors on your pic, either done by me or another colorist! Now I am a fully capable colorist, but if I feel your image would benefit from a colorist of far more talent like, say, our favorite NAAN, then I shall work out whatever it takes to get you the best picture possible. The same rules apply, please try to keep it to one or two character and keep mature content within tasteful parameters. I'll discuss with each recipient via e-mail what they'd like.

Sample of a color image
Sample of a color image

So how will this work?

Funding will be used for covering printing and shipping of all prizes. The digital rewards- the .pdf files, commissions- will be provided as soon as possible. I will do my best to get physical rewards out as soon as I am able as well.

For shipping prizes to locations outside of the U.S. there will be a single extra $15 fee.

Stretch goals!

Should we be so fortunate to surpass the original projected goal, I do have a couple Stretch Goals in mind. They are as follows:

$3,500: The origin of Nightwatch! An original story focusing on the student vigilante! What exactly made young Tyler Yang decide to become Nightwatch, and what- or who- taught him what he knows? This story will be included for all backers and delivered via e-mail along with the other .pdf files.

$4,000: The origin of Siphon! An original story following power-hungry Greg Werner's life, and what tipped him from an unassuming student to the force he'd become.This story will be included for all backers and delivered via e-mail along with the other .pdf files.

Risks and challenges

To be absolutely honest with you folks... Just the idea of making the kickstarter made me all kinds of nervous.
I know how much it can really displease some people when you're waiting forever on a prize. But I've taken my time with this kickstarter. I carefully analyzed what each prize would take to make and get out, and have (hopefully) nailed everything down to a precise system that will get you backers your rewards in the quickest, most efficient manner possible.

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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    This tier's prize is the FIRST FIVE ISSUES OF BLUE BLASTER IN .PDF FORMAT!---
    Enjoy the first five chapters of Blue Blaster, in high quality, slightly retouched, and beautiful files! Easy to view, read, and enjoy!

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    This tier's prize is the FIRST TEN ISSUES OF BLUE BLASTER IN .PDF FORMAT!---
    Enjoy the first ten chapters of Blue Blaster, in high quality, slightly retouched, and beautiful files! Easy to view, read, and enjoy!

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    This tier's prize is a BONUS CONCEPT SKETCH, ROUGH DESIGNS, AND IDEAS COLLECTION IN .PDF FORMAT!
    ALSO INCLUDED: The first ten issues of Blue Blaster in .pdf format
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    In addition to the first ten chapters of Blue Blaster, enjoy a bonus section featuring preliminary designs, rough ideas, and concept sketches of the world of Blue Blaster! All in compact and beautiful .pdf format.

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    The tier prize you all want to see! It's the BLUE BLASTER VOLUME 1 BOOK! ALSO INCLUDED: The first ten issues of Blue Blaster and the bonus concept sketch collection in .pdf format --- That's right, collected in one neat, trade paperback book and shipped right to your door, it's Blue Blaster volume 1! Collecting Blue Blaster issues #1-#10, it's a fantastic book you don't want to pass up on!

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    For this tier, the prize is an ORIGINAL 8.5" x 11" PRINT! ALSO INCLUDED: The Blue Blaster volume 1 book, as well as the first ten issues of Blue Blaster and the bonus concept sketch collection in .pdf format --- An 8.5" x 11" print on nice, glossy paper of an original illustration inspired from Blue Blaster volume 1! Drawn by Nick Foster and colored by NAAN, it's one sweet print.

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    The prize of this tier is the BLUE BLASTER T-SHIRT! ALSO INCLUDED: The original print, the Blue Blaster volume 1 book, and the first ten issues of Blue Blaster with bonus concept sketch collection in .pdf format --- It may not be his signature hoodie, but you can still look like the Blue Blaster in this tee! When you have comfy blue cotton with the Blaster's logo on the front, you can enjoy the comic in style!

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    On this tier, your prize is ONE ORIGINAL BLACK & WHITE COMMISSION! ALSO INCLUDED: The Blue Blaster t-shirt, the original print, the Blue Blaster volume 1 book, and the first ten issues of Blue Blaster with bonus concept sketch collection in .pdf format --- When you chip in to this tier, then I will provide you with a drawing of your choice! The illustration will be in black & white, either finished pencils or inks of your choice! See below for details on the commissions.

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    On the top tier, your prize is ONE ORIGINAL FULL COLOR COMMISSION! ALSO INCLUDED: The Blue Blaster t-shirt, the original print, the Blue Blaster volume 1 book, and the first ten issues of Blue Blaster with bonus concept sketch collection in .pdf format --- The top prize is one original fully colored drawing of your choice! Your drawing will be penciled and inked by me, with colors provided by either myself or another wonderful colorist. See below for details on the commissions.

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