Odie is an aging corgi with a flare for the dramatic narrative. In issue #1, we saw him lost far from home. Armed with only his bravery and his cunning, he faced challenges familiar to anyone who has ever read through Homer’s Odyssey.
In issue #2, Odie has been reunited with the family that he loves, and is embarking on their annual lake-side vacation. Unfortunately for Odie, that also means Kujo, his newly adopted brother, will be coming along for the ride. Odie will have to cope with his jealousy over being forced to share the family with another dog and work together with some strange new friends in order to track down a legendary prey.
Essentially, Odie is a foil for re-imagining classic literature in a new and fun light! This first story of Issue #2 will deal with Odie's relationship to Kujo while mirroring the tale of Herman Melville's Moby Dick. As a bonus, there's a short story highlighting Odie's deteriorating mind while homaging Kafka's Metamorphosis.
The comic is twenty-four full color pages by our talented artists, and features a thank-you page for all of the Kickstarter contributors in the back.
Digital and physical editions of Odie #1 and Odie #2 will be available as part of this campaign. These comics are staple-bound, and printed in a gorgeous, high-quality gloss by Ka-Blam.
In addition to the standard cover, this comic is also available in a limited edition variant cover printed on blue paper, with a foundation of white ink used to create a contrast between glossy and matte elements. This cover will be exclusive to the Kickstarter campaign, so don't miss your chance to snag one!
Just like last time, Elli will be taking requests for the sketch cover edition of the comic! If you select this reward tier, be sure to let us know what sort of illustration you'd like. Here are a few of the covers that she did for Odie #1:
If you didn't have the chance to get one of our 5" x7" Odie sticker sheets in the last Kickstarter, they're back, featuring four glossy indoor stickers of everyone's favorite pup. In addition to that, we'll have four unique 1" button designs available in a set!
Elli and Mikael have whipped up a fantastic 11"x17" art print of the entire cast of issue #2, decked out in some pirate garb.
And last but not least, if you want to see yourself thrust into this world and drawn by our wonderful artists, you can make a cameo! You, or a character that you own, will be seen lounging on the shoreline in at least one panel. Of course, we do ask that you be reasonable with the appearance of yourself or your character, and we retain the right to refuse things that wouldn't fit within the setting. However, as long as you don't ask us to make you a Deceptacon, everything should be fine.
Every project needs stretch goals! We have a few extra rewards up our sleeves if you can help us reach these numbers. Find out more about each as funding progresses.
Author/Creator: Aaron Sullivan
Comic book author and senior contributor for ComicCrusaders living in Mississippi, USA. Author of Odie #1, and anthology stories for Comichaus (The Cave, Hands) and Octal (Fit for a King).
Primary Artist: Elli Puukangas
Freelance Illustrator from Finland, living in the UK. Creator of the webcomic Tistow.
Primary Colorist: Mikael Hankonen
Self-taught illustrator and gaming graphic artist. Creator of the webcomic Year In Hereafter.
Backup Story Artist: Chandra Free
Published Comic Creator, Artist & Writer. Creator of The God Machine
The funding goal of this Kickstarter campaign is set at $5,000. If we reach that it will cover the entirety of the creation of the comic book. It will not fully cover the production or design of the rewards, but I am willing to cover that cost myself in order to make this comic a reality!
Risks and challenges
With Odie #1, we saw some significant delays due to personal struggles with members of the team, and inaccurate budgeting on my part. With that comic, we all learned a lot, and have taken steps to stay ahead of the proverbial curve with deadlines and dollar amounts.
Odie #1 was the first comic that I have personally ever Kickstarted, and I'm going into the second issue with a better understanding of the process at every level.
Elli, Mikael, and Chandra are all professionals that can be counted on to finish this book in a timely manner.
Like last time, Ka-Blam will also be aiding in reward fulfillment, alleviating some of the stress on the team.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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