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Pizza Rat sketch by Kelly Williams
Pizza Rat sketch by Kelly Williams

 The Pizza Rat comic anthology is happening, and you are invited to be a part of it! Who Is Pizza Rat? will be a digital & print one-shot Kickstarter-funded anthology featuring professional comic creators such as Rafer Roberts, Kelly Williams, and Amy Chu. Each writer or artist is given just one page to answer that burning metaphysical question…Who Is Pizza Rat?

Could Pizza Rat be...

  • The lead reviewer of the underworld's favorite pizza review blog?
  • A over-reaching subway dweller who bit off more than he could chew?
  • A mad scientist enacting a plan to take over the world (like he does every night)?
  • A single lady just trying to enjoy a slice after a hard day at the office?
  • An adrenaline junkie looking for one last thrill?
  • A forward thinker stocking up ahead of the pope's visit?
  • An advance scout for a tiny, furry apocalypse? 
WIP by Danny Cruz
WIP by Danny Cruz

Who Is Pizza Rat? will be a 24 page (or longer - stretch goals!) comic anthology in digital and print. The print will be street-zine style on newsprint to capture the street-level “life of a subway rat” vibe.

Amy, Rafer, and Chris want to raise enough to pay the writers and artists a little pizza money and cover an initial print run (and cover Kickstarter & Amazon fees, etc, etc). We have all had great success with Kickstarter on our own projects...and so here we are!

Who Is Pizza Rat? - The contributors 

Each writer and artist was given just one page to tell their story - after all Pizza Rat only had 14 seconds of video to tell her (his?) story!

Writers

Artists

Artist examples

  • Sean Von Gorman
  • Rafer Roberts
  • Kelly Williams
  • Matt Smith
  • Carol Holsinger 
  • Neogi Devaki
  • Kelly Philips
  • Cheese Hasselberger
  • Danny Cruz

REWARD LISTS

We will keep adding to these as we go!

Print Plus!

When you choose print plus you get the print comic and your choice of one of the below! (Print Plus Plus is TWO choices from the list!)

  • Amy Chu mini comics bundle
  • Rafer Roberts signed set of Plastic Farm 1-12
  • CEL Welsh Harry Houdini graphic novel
  • CEL Welsh CLUTCH novel
  • CEL Welsh Seven Stones anthology

Art for The Nest!

Take your pick of original art from the following!

  • Mike McKone
  • Valentine De Landro 
  • Rafer Roberts
  • Sean Von Gorman

Risks and challenges

The risk here? Well, the biggest risk with Kickstarters is that we don't calculate the funds right to cover everything, or that we don't each our funding goal.

But Chris, Rafer, and Amy have all run multiple successful Kickstarters in comics and publishing and anthologies, so that helps lower the risks considerably.

Next big risk? That everyone won't have fun...but come on, Pizza Rat? We're already having fun!

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    Squeak of Approval
    You love this idea and want to help. You'd give this project a thumb-claw up, if rats had thumbs - but they don't, so you'll give a buck instead.

    In return, you get our thanks and your name listed in the book as a backer.

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    Digital Ratification
    You are so onboard that you have to part with a fiver - and you'll get a digital PDF of the finished book as a thank you.

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    Nesting Material
    You need some stuffing for your nest, and the printed comic is just the ticket. Insulation AND awesome comics for just a tenner? You are IN.

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    Defaced Property!
    You wanted a little extra "NYC Street" with your 'zine, so here you go! Choose this reward and you get TWO print copies - a copy in pristine condition, and a copy where one of our writers or artists will scrawl a little something special in sharpie all over the cover...

    Comes with the digital copy. No Sharpie on that one.

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    Rat Pack
    You might just have a reason to grab a fistful of print copies, so here's five rags for forty five dollars. You're welcome.

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    Tipsy Tail
    Choose this reward to not only get something special, but also contribute to the delinquency of two members of the rat pack! During the Locust Moon Party Halloween event Amy Chu and Rafer Roberts will tip back (more than) a few and then proceed to sketch and write something special, just for you!

    Comes with the Nesting Material reward, natch.

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    Poison Ivy Signing Pizza Party in NYC
    This is going to go fast, folks. As you know Amy Chu is writing the new Poison Ivy series from DC Comics, and she is offering a signed copy of Poison Ivy #1!

    On January 20 hit Carmine Street Comics in NYC to grab your print copy of Who is Pizza Rat?, your signed copy of Poison Ivy #1, and join her and her friends afterwards for a slice next door!

    It probably won't be a veggie pizza. Probably.

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    Infestation
    You just know your pals are gonna be clamoring for copies, so here's ten. Amazing!

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    Art for The Nest
    YOU know you are a sophisticated connoisseur of art - but how will the rat pack know, unless you grab some original artwork to hang in the nest?

    Pick from the list below and you'll have it in your paws soon enough, along with the print and the digital deal. First come, first served - so act like you've got a hot slice that you gotta get down the stairs, quick-like.

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    HEY WRITERS
    You want this. Amy Chu will give you a script consultation for max 20 pages with notes, full suggestions and markups!

    Get some pro-wisdom and help your next comic script shine!

    You'll get the print and digital reward too.

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    Sean Von Gorman Commission
    Color Sketch Commission 9.5 x 11
    2 Character Max

    THAT'S right, folks, grab yourself a one-of-a-kind, custom commission from the award winning Sean Von Gorman!

    Naturally this reward comes with the print and digital deal, too.

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    Mike McKone Commission
    B&W Sketch Commission 9 x 12
    Character of your choice

    Come and get this one quick - Marvel & DC artist Mike McKone! YEAH!

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    How would you like YOUR mug in the comic? This reward is how you do that. You send us your pic and name, and you'll feature in one of the stories!

    And because you will be in the comic, we'll give you TEN copies so you can spread them around!

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    King Rat
    Not satisfied with grabbing up a copy of the print, you demand more. How does this sound?

    A guided tour of BOTH an authentic NYC pizza joint (including enjoying a pizza lunch!) and the subway station where it all went down. Your companion for the trip? Hand-picked members of the Who is Pizza Rat? team!

    If you are really nice, they might even sketch your pizza box for you...

    And heck, we'll throw in a print and the digital deal, too.

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    You Call The Shots
    This is it. This is the one you've been waiting for. You get the Defaced Property award AND you get to tell us what to do! You work with an artist and writer team to tell YOUR pizza rat story, which will be featured in the book!

    Perfect gift for a loved one (Hint: that can be you)!

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