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One day in 1801, Andrew Jackson woke up 100,000 light years away. Now, with some friends, his sole mission is to find a way home.
One day in 1801, Andrew Jackson woke up 100,000 light years away. Now, with some friends, his sole mission is to find a way home.
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\What's It About?

In 1801, future President Andrew Jackson woke up on the far side of the galaxy. This lunatic frontier bastard is using every ounce of wit, courage, cunning, and unprovoked violence to make his way home to his beloved wife on Earth. Mixing equal parts Doctor Who and Indiana Jones, Andrew Jackson in Space is a pulp-style sci-fi adventure comic flung across thousands of light years, featuring vagrant queens, amazing artifacts, and a guy bursting into a courtroom brandishing a pistol.

What are we doing?

Andrew Jackson in Space is a 20-page full-color comic written by Brian Visaggio (Stronghold, "The Sisters," "The Burning Sun") and featuring art by Jason Smith (On the Verge) and colors by Harry Saxon (Freak-Out Squares, Torsobear). The book is edited by one-woman tornado Heather Antos (Unlawful Good).

Originally devised as a one-off short, Andrew Jackson in Space has developed into a full-length comic; we have a four-issue story-arc in place which we are really excited to get to work on. But before we can do more, we need to get one out the door. The script is finished, and the book is in production as we speak.

We're raising $4000 to compensate our talented production team. Each person who pledges over $5 gets at least a digital PDF copy of the book in gratitude for your gift, and the rewards pile up from there.

How You Can Help!

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Rewards!

We have a great selection of rewards including copies of the book, signed scripts, and tons of original art. If there's an incentive you don't see, let us know and we'll try and put it up there!

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A Note about the Real Andrew Jackson 

 I want to make very clear, from the get go, that I am neither unaware nor insensitive to Jackson's historical record. This book is intended to be honest to the character of the real Andrew Jackson as much as it can be; that said, the events in this book are fictional, and the depiction of the character is fictional. It is best to think of this Andrew Jackson as a fictional creation using the real man as a jumping-off point. This book is not in praise of Andrew Jackson. 

I am a great lover of American history, and Jackson is emblematic of his age and of a particular kind of swaggering masculinity that borders on parody. He is a brutal, uncompromising figure; this book recognizes that in the character presented, a young Jackson who has not yet perpetrated his crimes, we have the man who could become that man. That said, please remember contingency. These are events Jackson never encountered historically, and he still has the power to choose his path. Do not think this book assumes a predetermined historical outcome. It does not.

 I am, as always, open to meaningful criticism on these questions, and will endeavor to make sure this book approaches the questions sensitively. Just remember my Jackson will always have the villain in him.

Press for Andrew Jackson in Space

Podcasts

Comicosity Hangout - January 19th

We Talk Comics Episode 123

Geeks With Wives Comics Podcast

Interviews

Geeked Out Nation - Back This Kickstarter!

Bag & Bored: Interview with Brian Visaggio

Multiversity - Visaggio and Smith Kickstart “Andrew Jackson in Space”

Comicbook.com - "This Guy is Such An Angry Mess"

A Note on Kickstarter Rewards

The $100 script review tier is limited to a single 24-page script with pitch.

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