Rednecks in Space is a humor strip, chronicling the misadventures of four southern drunks who duct tape a rocket to the top of their trailer and travel to various extra terrestrial locales, inadvertently causing mayhem and destruction wherever they go. Think of it as 'the Dukes of Hazard' meets 'Star Wars'.
You can read the rough draft to the first thirty strips here.
I produced these strips some time ago with the intention of making them a weekly webcomic strip. I wound up putting them on the back burner so that I could focus on several other graphic novel projects.
To make a long story short, I want to revisit the project, but this time I want to go whole-hog (as the fellas might say). Rather than a weekly webcomic strip, I want to do this as a daily webcomic-- at least Mondays through Fridays.
I would begin by releasing the first thirty strips, but I would be redoing them-- polishing them, updating the artwork, fixing the format. Here's an example.
For instance, the old first strip looks like this...
And here's what the revised version would look like!
I have a lot of stories to tell with the Rednecks in Space. I'm only scratching the surface with these first strips.
I'm trying to raise this money for one reason; I want to make Rednecks in Space my day job for the next six months. There simply aren't enough hours in the day to work a full time job, produce a daily strip, and balance my other graphic novels. I want to produce Rednecks in Space strips for years to come. Once I have the money, I have the time to produce the strips.
I will be using this money to cover living expenses while I focus entirely on producing the strips over the next six months. Not only will I be producing the strips, I will also be printing annual collections and other merchandise. And, of course, I'll be redoubling my efforts on my graphic novels on the side as well.
With six months of full time work, I'll be produce at least six months worth of strips, if not a year.
That's where you come in. I'm here offering a colossal sale of books, art and other nifty merch to fund my daily strip.
Of course, how long I'm able to do this depends entirely on how much I raise. If I can raise $6,000 to $7,500 then I can commit six months to this. That will hopefully be enough for me to start generating an income from this. But of course, the more I can raise, the longer I can commit and the more likely I can make this webcomic my day job for years to come.
Just so y'all know what I'm talking about, here's a quick look at some of the prizes offered. Note that these aren't perfect representations, just quick sketches so you get the idea. Enjoy!
The Rednecks in Space Comic Book is a collection of the first thirty rough draft strips, which I printed before I even intended on continuing the series. And of course, depending on the tier you choose, I can also sign or sketch in it.
The paper cut-outs are fun little full color images of each of the fellers (and I almost NEVER work in color, so this is plenty rare) that you cut out and stand up. Fun fun!
The various prints are spot illustrations drawn by myself and my (much more skilled) friends. Some are color, some are in black and white. They are printed on high grade photo stock at 8 1/2 x 11. Previews are forth coming, so you'll be able to choose which you want.
(PRINTS ARE AVAILABLE FROM- Micah Acord, Josh Ginter, Matt Slay, Ryan Brown, Bryan Wingrove, and Lee Davis)
A set of four buttons! Each button has a picture of each of the Rednecks on it.
Wheeler is a 52 page story about a hero who must save his town from a notorious villain.
The art book is a printed collection of sketches, drawings and comic pages drawn with a variety of mediums. Kind of a portfolio, if you will.
A hat with the Rednecks in Space logo on it! Your friends will be so jealous!
A shirt with the Rednecks in Space comic logo on it. Swag, class and style in one shirt!
Sketches in pen, ink and brush! As well as a redrawing of the first drip, but rather than digital inks, it will be in brush! Rad!!
So what are we waiting for? I'm ready to get drawing, and I need your help!
Risks and challenges
My greatest concern is delivering the rewards on time, but I think I have given myself enough time to make that happen.
Beyond that, I have full confidence that if I can raise the money, I will be able to meet a daily update schedule for at least six months, if not a year.
It all hinges on raising the money.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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