Counter Monkey Comics is all about imagination and creativity. We're not doing this because we want to be in business. We want to tell stories and draw awesome characters.
Shawn and I have been friends for 25 years now. Comic books, imagination, and creativity have been the cornerstone of that friendship. We spent countless weekends engrossed in comics and creating our own stories and characters. We'd geekout over pizza and movies followed by hours and hours on sketchpads and drawing boards.
Not much has changed in that process. There is probably a small book that could be written about some of these things, and in fact our friendship is the basis for the two main characters in my comic Sock Drawer.
Sock Drawer will tell the misadventures of Phil, an average
college guy who just wants to finish school and get on with life. This
all gets thrown for a loop when Phil unwittingly becomes the ambassador
for the I.D.T.S.P.A. That's the Inter-Dimensional-Time &
Space-Port Authority. He has to host whoever and whatever enters our
world through a portal in his sock drawer. And we have title.
I am writing and doing the art on this book. This Kickstarter will get the first full issue into your hands! Also a few prints and other goodies!
Shawn is bringing Failsafe to life in the form of various
prints! He's co-writing an idea he's had for about 7 years now, with
plans on publishing the start of this adventure in 2014. For now, the
prints and posters will introduce you to the characters and the world of
Failsafe. A world where the heroes are just normal everyday folk. Well, mostly.
The goal is to launch at the Baltimore Comic-Con. Our booth is reserved for the con! We've got our logo and all our company material ready for printing. We are both hard at work finishing our respective projects which will be completed in July! We'll be keeping you updated here on Kickstarter, and on our website, www.countermonkeycomics.com.
So that's Counter Monkey Comics! Two fans who just want to dive into the world we love. We hope you have liked what you've seen here, and join us in launching the Counter Monkeys!
Risks and challenges
This is a trimmed down version of our previous project. We've lowered the goal by reducing the out put a little. What is still getting made: Sock Drawer #1 (24 pages B&W) Counter Monkey T-Shirts, 6 poster prints, and Counter Monkey stickers.
We are still debuting at Baltimore Comic Con Sept 7-8!
This is a completely new experience for both of us. I think clear communication and meeting deadlines/goals will help in reducing obstacles. The only thing that has me with any concern is the printing and deadline for the convention. This will be our first time getting something like this printed. We have to have this stuff in hand before we head to the convention in September, so you can expect your rewards to start arriving that month as well!
We will be putting forth all our effort to completing our projects, delivering everything in a timely manner, and communicating fully with our backers!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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