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A comic book about an orphan misfit kid that gets superpowers and all hell breaks loose.
A comic book about an orphan misfit kid that gets superpowers and all hell breaks loose.
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I am so happy to announce my Kickstarter is fully funded! Thank You! We still have time and we can keep this train moving to Stretch Goals!

This campaign is to raise funds to help print and distribute my self published book: KID BUSTER is the story about an orphan misfit kid that gains superpowers. As Buster is trying to figure himself out he finds himself with incredible powers and abilities but with no guidance what will this Kid…Buster do?

So, the bare knuckle basics of this story is; an orphan misfit that gets superpowers. Set in the 90’s, this kid living on the street with a gang of other street kids, disrupting the peace and getting into mischief. With no parents or adult guidance these kids are left to survive in the urban wild. A freak intergalactic explosion causes a small percentage of humans on earth to have superpowers, including Buster. A crop of superhumans emerge, some heroes, some villains the lines are blurred and chaos erupts. Buster is already wrestling with his own identity and now newfound powers is at the crossroads of whose side to take, “Adults think they know everything but they keep making the same mistake over and over again.” Many stories have been told about an orphan becoming a superhero, this is a story about orphan taking fate into his own hands and throwing it right back at the world. Introducing, KID BUSTER…A lost street kid due to circumstance and at the mercy of his misdemeanor life on his way to having the power of super destruction at his fingertips.

This comic book is for mature readers. -!!!WARNING!!!- This book is full of profanity and graphic violence. Its NOT for kids!

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I’ve asked some of my favorite artists to help out with this campaign. All Artist Jam rewards include, printed physical copy of Kid Buster #1, PDF, CBR, Wallpaper, 5”x5”sketch, Art Prints and a Original Art Piece by one of these amazing artists. Grab one quick they are each are limited!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Well, Kickstart this comic story line. Firstly, I need your help to gather the funding to help pay for the printing and shipping of this book. A full color book, over 26 pages, on glossy 80lb paper with 100lb gloss covers. In addition to production costs and mailing material. Comics are expensive and hard work and I am carrying the brunt of this work. Like the name of this platform I hope to Kickstart this story and character into further issues there is more story to tell, so if we make some extended goals, then Whooo-hOO!! More comics, art and story! Aside from printing I hope we can get funding for Comic Conventions to help me reach this book to a wider audience. Table costs, banner, shipping, travel, supplies etc. This comic is a huge undertaking and I'm ambitious as hell but, I'm realistic and know I can't do this alone. As this goes along I know there could be unforeseen costs or hurdles so every dollar isn't wasted, yes that 3am bodega dollar coffee is a huge benefit.

Question: Why should I back this Kickstarter? Well, first and foremost you are supporting a solely independent creative vision, a Comic written and illustrated by one creative that has poured his heart into an idea. Secondly, your support helps this creative bring this book into the competitive foray of the comic book industry, companies like Marvel and DC have the backing of corporate money of Disney and Time Warner something my lovely self cannot even compete with. So, every dollar isn’t taken for granted. And lastly new and different voices in the industry only benefits comics all around so helping my comic out only adds to the wonderful spectrum to the comic book history, culture and diversity.

This comic book is drawn, colored, lettered and ready to be sent to the printers! So, as soon as the campaign is done we can get 'er printed and fulfill the rewards.

 

My name is Anthony Pugh, illustrator and artist residing in Brooklyn, New York, with this sweet lady Olayinka, a cat named Hobbes and a bunch of plants. The past ten years I’ve worked with a variety of companies doing a bit of design, illustration, gallery shows, comics and mural artwork. After many years working the indie comic scene and chasing after the big companies, I wondered, “Why am I not making my own comics?” I cracked open my sketchbook and started doodling, being inspired by movies like City of God, Lord of the Flies and the Outsiders, comic books like AKIRA and Invincible, also the back yard cat we named Buster. And so I developed something I truly believe in. Kid Buster is my FIRST Kickstarter campaign! I’m excited, nervous and stoked about this project and hope you can help out!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ALL THE MONEY GOES INTO THIS COMIC
Money earned will all go into covering production, postage and printing this comic book. If we earn more money it will be used for stretch goals, bonus art and into the second issue. Overall, my goal is getting this first book into your hands!

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    •THANK YOU AND MORE•

    -Exclusive desktop wallpaper featuring Kid Buster
    -A big 'ol Thank You from the bottom of my heart!

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    •DIGITAL POW!•

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    •KID BUSTER PRINTED COMIC!•

    -A physical printed and signed copy of-
    KID BUSTER #1
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    -BONUS 5"x 5" original sketch.

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    •EARLY BIRD DOODLE!•

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    -BONUS 5"x 5" original sketch.
    -Early Bird Doodle special get a 9"x12" portrait pencil sketch of your favorite person.

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    Spidey Print!

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    -KID BUSTER PRINT!
    -And 11" x 17" Spider-Man Print!

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    STORM Print!

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    -AND 11" x 17" STORM Print

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    •BUSTER JAM!•

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    -KID BUSTER PRINT!

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    •BUSTER SKETCH-YO!•

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    -KID BUSTER PRINT!
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    -Original 9"x12" Hand drawn Buster B/W inked sketch!

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    •DRAW IT UP!•

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    -KID BUSTER PRINT!
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    •DRAW IT UP BIGGER!•

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    -Exclusive desktop wallpaper featuring Kid Buster
    -BONUS 5"x5" original sketch
    -KID BUSTER PRINT!
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    •ARTIST JAM• BRENT SCHOONOVER!

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    -TWO ART PRINTS!
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    •ARTIST JAM• ROBERT ELROD!

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    •ARTIST JAM• JAVIER CRUZ WINNIK!

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    •ARTIST JAM• DAREN DOUGLASS!

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    •ARTIST JAM!• N. STEVEN HARRIS!

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    •ARTIST JAM• JOHN JENNINGS!

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    -TWO ART PRINTS!
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    •ARTIST JAM• SARA WOOLLEY!

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    -BONUS 5"x5" original sketch
    -TWO ART PRINTS!
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    ink on watercolor paper
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    •ARTIST JAM• KHARY RANDOLPH!

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    -TWO ART PRINTS!
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    •ARTIST JAM• CHUCK COLLINS!

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    •ARTIST JAM• BODIE CHEWNING

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    •PAINT IT UP!•

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    -BONUS 5"x5" original sketch WITH TWO KID BUSTER PRINTS!
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    •DIGITAL ILLUSTRATION JAM!•

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    •PAINTY PAINT!•

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    •YO MURAL JAM!•

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    -I come to your location, New York area ONLY, and paint a mural on your garage or wall. (date and subject manner to be discussed, max size 10'x20')

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    •YO NATIONAL MURAL JAM!•

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