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...
The Prime Minister has punched a princess. While he spends time in a jail cell, the cabinet is in disarray and it's finally time for Saint Nina Fenderson to make her move...
THIS IS THE END.
We thought we'd try something different this time round. For this campaign we're coming to you for funding to get issues #4, #5 AND #6 printed! Yep, all three of the remaining issues of Lizard Men. Building on the frankly ridiculous cliffhanger of issue #3 to a great big dramatic conclusion, with at least three major WTF moments ahead of you as the brown stuff makes its way fanward.
You may be asking why! We basically worked out that what with Christmas coming up and January being a write-off, we'd not be launching the issue 5 campaign until February, with 6 coming in April. That's a long way off, so we figured we'd try this instead. Kickstarter campaigns take a lot of time, and we think that would be time better spent making you the actual comic and getting that into your hands. After contemplating that, you may follow up your 'why' with "how's this going to work?!"
Issue 4 is already complete. By the time this campaign ends, issue 5 will also be complete, so they'll go to print immediately after the funds clear for this campaign and as soon as it comes back to us, it'll come straight to you. The final draft of the #6 script was handed in a couple of weeks back, so work will commence as soon as #5 is in the bag and that will go to print by mid-January, and out to YOU by the end of the month.
Obviously the postage is higher than normal as it's covering two separate packages, so we've created a Patient Backer reward tier to reduce that cost. If you choose this option you'll get all three issues in PDF form as soon as they're done, and the physical copies in one big hit as soon as issue 6 is printed.
Unfortunately due to the print deadlines we can't offer any more cameos, but Catia and I are still offering sketches and you can commission a piece of 'proper' art. We're also offering the complete story, commentaries and script ebooks, an art book and more.
Want some teasers? You're in luck:
Issue 4: 202,018 years ago...
Issue 5: I am the lizard king and I can do anything.
Issue 6: Worst. Prime. Minister. Ever.
Who are we?
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
Steven Horry is the writer of Lizard Men, as well as the upcoming Comichaus graphic novel Chalk. He also fulfilled art duties for Double D (Image Comics), Transrealities (CoolCookBook) and The Islanders (Nasty Little Press).
Catia Fantini is the artist of Lizard Men and 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. -
Ken Reynolds has lettered for many independent publishers and creators, including 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 is an 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!
She runs a record label and write for my job, and she plays D&D**, goes to drag nights, gong baths and explores the countryside when she's not doing that.
* Currently #342,819 in Amazon Bestsellers Rank: **13th level bard
Nice things people have said about Lizard Men:
"Immediately Lizard Men is a compelling read" - popbollocks.com
"Every single person in this book deserves a career - and the odds are they will get it" - Bleeding Cool
"...after the first issue I'm on board for the entire run" - Comics Anonymous
Risks and challenges
This is a bigger goal than we normally go for. That's pretty risky in itself, but as I said above, issue 4 is done, issue 5 is comfortably in progress. The team is committed to the deadlines, and we're just going to get on and do it. We've run quite a number of Kickstarters between us now, so we're hoping you trust us to deliver. We will of course keep you all updated on progress and will share teaser images as we work through the issues.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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