Hi I'm Looey. I have been drawing and making comics all my life! I'm also a graphic and web designer when I'm not drawing my funny books. As well as a husband and father to one awesomely nerdtastic family which I love with all my heart! But enough about me, let's talk comics!
Who the heck is Mad Dog anyways?!
Mad Dog is the main character in the comic of the same name. I have been working on Mad Dog "officially" since 2010. I say "officially" because before that I had done many amateur-ish comics since I was a young ward, about 7 years old. From 2007 to 2009 I had done a Christmas Special every year (4 in total) that I would post on Myspace for my friends to read but that still wasnt anywhere near the level of quality I wanted for a professional looking piece of work. Finally after some time in art school, in 2010, I had polished my drawing and Photoshop skills enough where I could bring you the quality of art you see before you! This Kickstarter is for all the issues I have done since 2010 up until now, plus lots of extra goodies too! More on that below!
Ok, So you like to draw, big deal! What's "Mad Dog" actually about?
Right! So Mad Dog is about two dogs, Mad Dog and Spot, who always get themselves into crazy adventures and sometimes accidentally save the world! Or almost destroy it, that's also a possibility.
Here is what is written on the back of the book (Although I kinda like what I just wrote above, might add that, anyways here it is): Mad Dog and Spot are just a couple of cool cats even though they're dogs. Whenever they get together fate always serves them a side dish of adventure with a cup of heart and just a pinch of high fives! Follow along as they encounter mad scientists, alternate dimensions, evil sandwiches and who knows what else!
Alright, well what are you going to do with the funds?
So with the funds I will be printing a limited run of this book, Mad Dog: Volume One! The more funds we can get, the better quality the book can be. I'm looking into hard cover options as well. I'm also working on some new artwork for the cover which will be posted soon! The book will be full color, over 150 pages and include all six issues plus much more!
Here is a preview of each issue that will be in the book!
Issue One: Welcome to Ollieville
Mad Dog and his best pal Spot run away from home and go on adventures including looting the town dump, accidentally building a time machine and flooding Ollieville in purple flavored sauce.
Issue Two: The Abominable Doctor Vibes
Mad Dog and Spot volunteer as test subjects to travel to alternate dimensions (other web comics)! Guest artists came together to draw Mad Dog and Spot in their own comics for this awesome issue!
Issue Three: IT CAME FROM SOMEWHERE ELSE
The tale of how Mad Dog and Spot became best pals, and how they also, possibly, saved the universe from an evil Alien bent on destroying Earth for "evil alien reasons".
Issue Four: EVIL BREAD
Mad Dog makes a sandwich using an evil cook book which causes the sandwich to come to life. But when you let food get old it doesn't die... it goes BAD!!! Enter: Evil zombie food leftovers!
Issue Five: Johnny's Christmas Wish
Johnny's Christmas list gets thrown in the trash, Mad Dog and Spot save the letter and travel to the North Pole to deliver the letter personally because that's easier, according to Mad Dog, than having to get a chair to reach the top drawer where the envelopes are.
Issue Six: Adventures in Pretendo Land
When Mad Dog and Spot accidentally turn on their Super Pretendo at the exact moment lighting strikes the house they get sucked in their Super Macaroni Brothers video game and in for an adventure of 8-bit proportions!
What about the "much more", ya know, the Bonus Stuff?
There will also be lots of bonus stuff! Like fan art, unused comics, concept art, *secret codes to decode, Mad Dog and Spot's halloween costumes throughout the years and Mad Dog drawn by celebrities I have met at comic conventions, including Jason Mewes! You know, Jay from Jay and Silent Bob!
That's kinda cool I guess, but I want more free stuff!
Oh you will get more free stuff my friend. What else do you get besides the book you ask? So when you get the book, you'll also receive an official Mad Dog Secret Decoder Ring and post card from Ollieville! Here's the 411 on that load of fun:
*Secret Decoder Ring: You can use the secret decoder ring to decode SECRET codes, from the bonus section of the book, that reveal website URL's that can only be reached when typed in! That will take you to even MORE bonus stuff! Like Mad Dog Concept art, unused comics, and pictures of my messy room!
Ollieville Postcard: It's a post card! Ya know, for posting things... through a mail box!
More about me: I have self printed in the past in small runs for comic conventions and it has been amazing. Now I want to go bigger and get these new books, with more pages of comics and more bonus stuff to all of you fine folks!
Here’s a picture of me and Mad Dog at TATE’s comic book shop in Ft.Lauderdale at their Not at Comic Con Convention, so you know I'm a real person and not a sentient computer!
What are the details on the book?
So the book will be 6 X 9 inches Landscape format
Over 150 pages (adding more bonus stuff)
Currently soft cover but after I get some pricing could be hard cover with stretch goals!
Can I see all the rewards in picture-form like the food in Denny's menus?
Oh you sure can!
Here's a closer look at the picture of Mad Dog you can hang up on your wall and kiss goodnight before bed.
And here's a random picture of Mad Dog and Spot Cos-playing:
Thank you for checking out my comic and to all of you who have already made pledges!
Risks and challenges
The comics are done, the time is now, the moment is right. Really all I need to do is print and ship! I have a great relationship with a printing company in California that has helped figure out all the logistics for what I need to print in terms of the amount of books that seems most logical when considering bulk v.s. price. Other than that, we're good to go!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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