Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
Bash Back - the story of the Queer Mafia is getting its first printed issue. An artful revenge thriller from Gullo/Hercs/Pavlov team.
235 backers pledged $6,144 to help bring this project to life.

About

BASH BACK - the Queer Mafia Thriller - Issue 0 project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

$6,144

235

Bash Back Comic is: “…an outré, madness, a tragic, cruel fantasy, an eruption of inner rage, on how the oppressed desperately dream of being the oppressor.” - Michael Swift

 

Bash Back is a weekly online comic centered on the machinations of the New York City branch of The Family - a secret organization with the sole purpose of keeping all queers in the world safe and protected - by any means necessary. The comic makes use pulpy sex and violence as a form of catharsis (because sometimes you want to see punches and assassinations to feel a little less helpless in this world of structural inequality and hate crimes.) We were also interested in telling a story that provided the revelatory joy of seeing our fellow queer people in positions of power, displaying hyper-competence and a united front in overcoming any obstacle - many of which are adapted from obstacles we face in real life.

For the past year, we’ve been releasing Bash Back online and will continue to do so even when the books are printed. We are committed to keeping the comic free and available for all. We want to reach as wide an audience as possible and avoid making it inaccessible to anyone who might need it.

But now we’re ready to print issue 0! The book is going to be big and beautiful. It will have the entire issue 0 in it, as well as never-before-seen art by our official artist, Fyodor Pavlov, an original short story by one of the writers, Kelsey Hercs, and pin-ups by our writer/graphic designer Lawrence Gullo, as well as a secret (profoundly nerdy) collaboration between Kelsey and Lawrence. We’re so excited to finally get to hold this book in our hands - it’s a dream a long time in the making. However, we need your help to make it happen… 

 

Risks and challenges

We're committed to getting the comic out to you as soon as possible - there's nothing more vexing than waiting months for something you pre-ordered! We'll have copies at Flame Con ( http://www.flamecon.org ) for you to pick up.
With all our busy schedules and limited funds, we'll also work hard to get those t shirts designed and ordered ASAP so that everyone will have their prizes shipped by October. Woohoo!

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $7 or more About $7

    Bastian

    We appreciate your help so much! Every dollar helps us reach our goal!
    Whole book in PDF form - See the pinups, short story, the secret extra - all of it! on your computer! You won’t get a physical copy, but you’ll get to see it all, and feel good knowing you helped make this happen!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    53 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Reward no longer available

    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    Daniel

    You’re clever and quick to act.
    Physical book!!! Only 20 available at this price!
    Pre-order the 0 issue of Bash Back Comic with all those sweet extras in a form you can hold in your hand! When they’re all printed, we’ll be selling them for $20, so this is half off the eventual market price, you savvy early birds!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 20 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Reward no longer available

    Pledge $15 or more About $15

    Genevieve

    Physical book!!! Only 50 available at this price!
    Same as above, but $5.00 more. Maybe you missed out on the half-off books, or maybe you just want to support us five dollars more. Either way, thanks a bunch!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 50 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $15 or more About $15

    Angelo (Flame Con 2 Attendees ONLY)

    You're always there when we need you. A copy of our comic will be waiting for you at FLAME CON 2 in New York, this August 20th and 21st, 5 dollars less than usual. http://www.flamecon.org
    Please Note: If you pledge this reward and are NOT able to attend Flame Con, you may have to pay shipping to get it to you.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 19 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $20 or more About $20

    John Doran

    Practical and sturdy - no nonsense. You’re the backbone of this Kickstarter.
    Pre-order the physical book at market price, and we’ll make sure you get it.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    66 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $60 or more About $60

    Saint Stephen

    You give out of the goodness of your heart, and are duly rewarded.
    Get the book and all the wonders it contains, as well as stickers, a button, and a sweet illustrated t-shirt (design to be announced)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 16 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    Consigliere

    You’re probably a Family Boss. We thank you for your support.
    Get everything in the Saint Stephen Tier, as well as an ORIGINAL ARTWORK by our official artist, Fyodor Pavlov - of your favorite character from Bash Back. Not to mention our undying gratitude.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 4 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    Mafia Boss

    You’re probably a Family Boss. We thank you for your support.
    Get everything in the Saint Stephen Tier, as well as an ORIGINAL ARTWORK by our graphic designer, Lawrence Gullo - of your favorite character from Bash Back. Not to mention our undying gratitude.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 2 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (24 days)