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Riding a tidal wave of optimism, your new favourite singer is Prime Minister of Great Britain. Events turn even more unlikely when he and his plans for change meet the shapeshifting lizard people that really *are* in charge of the world...
Lizard Men #1 is the first chapter in a 6-issue mini-series to be published by Comichaus. Featuring 20 glorious full-colour story pages, it's Doctor Who meets The Thick Of It meets The Rise & Fall Of Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars.
Purpose of this Kickstarter: The main aim of this campaign is to raise the funds to print the comic. Think of it as a pre-order system. All our work is done, so as soon as the campaign is over we’ll be off to see the nice people at Comic Printing UK, they’ll do their thing and we’ll post your copy immediately.
Future of the project: Catia is already knee deep in drawings for issue 2 and Steve has completed the bulk of the scripts for the whole thing. We’re going to release a new issue every two months. Any funds we make over target will be ploughed straight into creating and releasing future issues.
Who are we?
Steven Horry is the writer of the ongoing Comichaus anthology strip Chalk, and was the artist on Double D (Image Comics), Transrealities (CoolCookBook) and The Islanders (Nasty Little Press).
Catia Fantini is the artist of the ongoing Comichaus anthology strip Chalk and has produced art for Advent Comics (USA), Red King Press (USA), ECV Press (USA), A. Taylor's Galaxy Girl and in the indie italian label Damage Comix. -
Chiara Bonacini was born in Reggio Emilia, Italy, loves penguins and coloring everything around her! Working as assistant for an official Disney’s colorist and a Bonelli’s one. She has worked for Mondadori comics and Sky and in the indie italian label "Damage Comix".
Web Page: http://lowettina.wordpress.com
Ken Reynolds has lettered for many independent publishers and creators, including Alterna, Markosia, Grayhaven Comics & Insane Comics. He is also proud to be part of the lettering team that completed the 750+ page epic that is ‘The Explorers’ Guild’ by Jon Baird, Kevin Costner and Rick Ross published by Simon & Schuster.
He also writes the supernatural adventure comic 'Cognition' and edits the experimental comic anthology 'Sliced Quarterly'.
Mira Manga: Editor, writer and musician. Good stuff includes being front woman of now defunct bands The Duloks and Disco Pistol and writing the Cosmetics to Go* book for Lush!
I run a record label and write for my job, and I play D&D**, go to drag nights, gong baths and explore the countryside when I’m not doing that.
* Currently #342,819 in Amazon Bestsellers Rank: **13th level bard
Some nice things people have said about Chalk, another comic created by Steven, Catia, Ken & Mira:
“Chalk exemplifies what I’m loving about Comichaus, it’s a blistering, genre-splitting shot in the arm that shows us the basics of the strip’s premise but injects enough mystery to make us want more.” - A Place To Hang Your Cape
“...beautifully drawn...we’re confident in saying it’s one of the most hard hitting intros to a story and despite playing its cards close to it’s chest it’s clear Chalk is going to be a flagship for Comichaus.” - Pipedream Comics
Risks and challenges
The risks are minimal, as issue 1 is ready to go to print. All that will need adding are the names on the 'thank you' list. Comichaus has run a number of successful Kickstarter campaigns over the last year or so, and we’re all very experienced with producing comics at multiple levels. We’ve learnt from others and have deliberately kept our rewards sensible and achievable without compromising the production of the remaining issues of the comic.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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