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Calculus Cat hates TV. His world is black and white, weird, speedy & loud, and plagued by breakfast cereal ads – all a comic should be! Read more

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Calculus Cat hates TV. His world is black and white, weird, speedy & loud, and plagued by breakfast cereal ads – all a comic should be!

About this project

Calculus Cat’s home life is locked in an intense, argumentative relationship with his TV set, which bedevils him with commercials for Skweeky Weets – the world’s most asinine breakfast cereal. His “job” is no better. He is forced to run through the streets sporting his famous Grin as The Public shout and throw rubbish. His world is graphic, black and white, jagged, full on, weird, speedy and loud – everything a comic should be!

The series of comic stories I drew about Calculus Cat in the 1980s were very popular. They appeared in some of the best independent comics of the time, and were collected by Knockabout in an album, Death To Television, in 1987, which sold out in a couple of years. Since then I’ve been frequently asked – begged, even – to bring back Calculus Cat and reprint the comics. Now I’m going to do that, and I’d like you to be involved! 

 Knockabout want to publish a super de-luxe edition of Calculus Cat comics, reprinting the original collection and adding 20 new pages of comics, along with an introduction, a Calculus Cat Gallery, – all sorts of hoohah! A real comic book bumper treat!

We want you to help us raise the money to publish the book through our Kickstarter campaign. I’ve come up with a list of “rewards” to encourage you to pledge some cash. You can read the full list in the relevant section, but it includes a groovy t-shirt, original page artwork, and some very exclusive painted plates! But even the smallest pledges are going to get you some great Calculus Cat collectables. So, please get behind our campaign and be part of the return of The Cat That Hates Television -Calculus Cat!

Risks and challenges

At time of writing, the whole book is drawn, except for one or two pages. It will get to the printer in time for publication. The Rewards are not difficult to manufacture.
The printed books will come from HongKong, so piracy or typhoons can't be ruled out, but we have confidence in our printer.

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    16 backers

    PDF version of the book, plus Hunt will go into the street and shout your name.

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    51 backers

    PDF; plus the regular Paperback edition of the book, signed.

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    Pledge £20 or more

    142 backers

    PDF; plus the Kickstarter edition of the book – cloth bound hardback, with gold blocking and an exclusive dust jacket. It will be signed - by me! The dust jacket - colour printed paper wraparound on the hardbacked book - will include your name on a list of Pledgers.

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    83 backers

    PDF; plus the Enhanced Kickstarter edition of the book – hardback with dust jacket, signed to you personally, with a small sketch of Calculus Cat and impressions from two CC rubber stamps.

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    15 backers

    PDF; Enhanced edition of the book; plus 2x A4 size signed colour prints, a Button Badge, and a Calculus Cat Guitar Plectrum.

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    7 backers

    PDF; Enhanced Book; 2x A4 signed prints; Button Badge and Plectrum; plus Calculus Cat T-shirt. (Please specify size – M, L, XL, XXL)

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    Pledge £100 or more

    10 backers

    PDF; Enhanced Book; 2x A4 prints; Button Badge and Plectrum, T-shirt; plus there is one unpublished Calculus Cat story of 4 pages that I have coloured - it's done in arty limited tones, and looks very tasty. You will receive this story printed and signed as 4x A4 size pages, exclusive to the Kickstarter campaign.

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    1 backer

    PDF; Enhanced Book; 2x A4 prints; Button Badge and Plectrum, T-shirt; 4-page Colour Story; plus an Original Calculus Cat drawing on A4 Bristol Board.

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    3 backers

    PDF; Enhanced Book; 2x A4 prints; Button Badge and Plectrum, T-shirt; 4-page Colour Story; an Original A4 Calculus Cat drawing; plus a copy of the Paperback Edition of the book.

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    2 backers Limited (3 left of 5)

    PDF; Enhanced Book; 2x A4 prints; Button Badge and Plectrum, T-shirt; 4-page Colour Story; an Original A4 Calculus Cat drawing; a copy of the Paperback Edition of the book; plus a page of Original Artwork from the book.

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    0 backers Limited (10 left of 10)

    PDF; Enhanced Book; 2x A4 prints; Button Badge and Plectrum, T-shirt; 4-page Colour Story; an Original A4 Calculus Cat drawing; a copy of the Paperback Edition of the book; plus I will draw you an exclusive picture of YOURSELF in a Calculus Cat situation (you will most likely appear on the tv screen, being abused or attacked by an infuriated Cat).

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    Pledge £600 or more

    1 backer Limited (4 left of 5)

    PDF; Enhanced Book; 2x A4 prints; Button Badge and Plectrum, T-shirt; 4-page Colour Story; an Original A4 Calculus Cat drawing; two copies of the Paperback Edition of the book; Calculus Cat drawing featuring YOURSELF; plus a Hand Painted Ceramic Plate (27cm/ 11”) in glorious colours, featuring the Cat Himself.

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    0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)

    PDF; Enhanced Book; 2x A4 prints; button badge and plectrum; T-shirt; A4 drawing; five copies of the Paperback edition of the book; 4-page colour story; Calculus Cat drawing featuring YOURSELF, which will be hand coloured with watercolour; plus a Hand Painted Ceramic Plate; and a page of Original Artwork from the book.

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Funding period

- (30 days)