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When Jazu, the last wanderer, crash lands on Earth, he must make new allies and evade old enemies if he plans to survive. Read more

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When Jazu, the last wanderer, crash lands on Earth, he must make new allies and evade old enemies if he plans to survive.

Denver, CO Comics
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What is Jazu the Wanderer about?

Jazu the Wanderer is the story of Jazu, a 12 year old boy from space, who arrives on Earth after his people, The Wanderers, are attacked by their mortal enemies, the Nectarus. Jazu crash lands in El Giza, Egypt in 1926 and makes fast friends and even faster enemies as he begins to search for a way home. The first three chapters of Jazu, which will be featured in the finished graphic novel, follow Jazu as he meets Asima, a curious Egyptian girl with a love for adventure, and Henry, a hot headed British lad. Henry and Asima have followed their parents to Giza for a risky archaeology dig.  When a mythical amulet is discovered to be real, Jazu and his friends must work together to escape the pyramid and Giza before a team of greedy eyed cowboys can snag the amulet from them.  With writing from Jaysen Headley (The Class) and full color artwork from L.W. Marks (Tattered) Jazu shows what people, even those from different backgrounds and beliefs, can do when they work together.

Follow the creation of Jazu the Wanderer at the creators podcast:

Who is Jazu for?

Jazu the Wanderer is an all ages comic, which means it’s for EVERYONE! The story is historical sci-fi and is meant to be diverse enough for both parents and children to enjoy together. Jazu is an adventure story with action, comedy and the important connections we make with people.  


What are the details on the finished book?

The finished book will have 6" x 9" dimensions, 100 pages and full color.  In addition to the first three exciting chapters of Jazu, the book will also feature plenty of behind the scenes extras including concept art, pages from the script and interviews from the creators giving an in-depth look at the creative process.


Kickstarter? What’s that?

For 30 days you will be able to pledge your support for Jazu the Wanderer.  We have set up a variety of reward levels for you to pledge at.  The more you pledge, the more you get!  You won't be charged at the time of your pledge, but rather once the full 30 days of the project has passed.   Payments are accepted through Amazon. In the unfortunate event that the goal is not reached, you won’t be charged.  Of course, the biggest part of Kickstarter is you! Any support you provide is hugely appreciated.  Whether you pledge or simply help spread the word, we need and appreciate your generosity to make this dream into a reality.

We also look forward to kicking it forward.  Find out more here.


 I’m a Merchant or Advertiser. Are there options for me?

Yes.  We have deals involving a price cut for vendors and advertisement bundles to help you spread the word of your own projects. 


 When will I get my book and swag? 

Jazu the Wanderer is set to officially launch in April 2013. All books and swag will be sent out together approximately at this time.  We will be staying in touch over the course of the project in order to update you on when things will be shipped.  This is why we ask that you provide a valid e-mail address.  This will allow us to keep you up to date on the latest Jazu news.  


What's in it for me?

We have several levels of great stuff just for you, our backers!  Check them out below.  

We have also provided an A La Carte menu, allowing you to pick extra items that may not be in your pledged level or to order extra items. 

Check out all the A La Carte level options at the link below:

What if you surpass the goal of $3000?

If we hit goal, EVERYONE who donated will get the downloadable gratitude pack at no additional cost some time before the book's official release.  This includes wallpapers, gifs and exclusive images TBD. This will be exclusive to backers and backers ONLY.  there will also be several levels of stretch goals including extra items in every order and other rewards to be announced when the time comes.


Prepare for the Journey!

More About the Writer: 

The other half of this project is Jaysen Headley, the writer.  Jaysen has spent the last two years writing for the popular comic. The Class.  Jaysen is originally from Denver, Colorado, but now lives in New York City.  He survived Hurricane Sandy and also Co-hosts the Rabblebytes Podcast.  Want to know more?  Follow Jaysen on twitter.  

This duo is excited to bring you Jazu the Wanderer


Risks and challenges

As with all projects, real life has a funny way of getting in the way of things (Like Super Storms or Personal Emergencies). We currently have a production time line to adhere to, and are going strong and on the mark. We know the time line of all of our printers, and we have given ourselves a grace period on those (both with creation, and printing/shipping to us), but as we are all human, that's where the challenge will arise.

Jazu WILL be a web comic, the only foreseeable problem would be a delay to the April 19th premiere at Denver ComicFest and ultimately the delay at getting the product to you. Book One is inevitable, barring some act of god >knocks on wood<. We encourage our backers and supporters to follow this project and be involved with it coming to life.

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    Downloadable Gratitude Pack! (DGP) This is included with all levels! It will include a PDF of Issue 1, wallpapers, icons, gif images and more! You will also receive a special thank you on the RabbleBytes podcast and on a 'thank you' page of the Webcomic as well as a twitter shout out! Get access to the Jazu progress newsletter! It's amazing! Please note: we need a valid e-mail.

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    A La Cart: This is for those of you who want a swag item that's not offered on the level you are pledging OR those of you who just want extra stuff! Please note in your order what items you would like to add. You can find the breakdown in our A La Carte Menu on the main page.

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    2 backers

    Limited Edition Jazu 'Thank You' Print. This print will be an exclusive to all those who donate to the Kickstarter at this level or above.
    Please add additional $5 for shipping outside of U.S., Canada or Mexico.

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    19 backers

    No Frills Jazu Book 1 Special: Just what this level entails. You get Jazu book 1, but we can make that a signed book if desired. Just make sure to note it in your order.
    Please add additional $5 for shipping outside of U.S., Canada or Mexico.

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    4 backers

    Jazu Book 1 PLUS: LE Thank you Print. Please note in your order if you would like either signed.
    Please add additional $5 for shipping outside of U.S., Canada or Mexico.

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    7 backers

    Jazu Book 1 PLUS: 3 random bookmarks, 3 random buttons & LE print. Want a random assortment of goodies to show your support? This is a surprise bag of awesomeness...we can make that a signed book if desired.
    Please add additional $5 for shipping outside of U.S., Canada or Mexico.

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    6 backers Limited (14 left of 20)

    No Frills Jazu Book 1 Sketch Special: Book + Original character Inked sketch from story (random) & Character Note from author on 5X7 insert. If you'd like any or all of those signed, make sure to note it in your order.
    Please add additional $5 for shipping outside of U.S., Canada or Mexico.

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    1 backer

    Jazu Book 1 PLUS: Full Set of bookmarks, 6 buttons, Name in thank you section of book, Set of Prints including LE print.
    Please add additional $5 for shipping outside of U.S., Canada or Mexico.

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    6 backers Limited (9 left of 15)

    Jazu Book 1 PLUS: Full set of bookmarks, Button set, Name in thank you section of book, Full set of Prints including LE print, Original character sketch from story (random) & Character Note from author on 5X7 Inked character (Limit 15)
    Please add additional $5 for shipping outside of U.S., Canada or Mexico.

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    2 backers All gone!

    No Frills Commission Special: Jazu Book 1, LE Print & Commission 13.5” X 10.5” live area done in ink with a short story of 500 words to accompany the art.
    Please add additional $5 for shipping outside of U.S., Canada or Mexico.

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    No Frills Commission upgrade! Everything in the "No Frills Commission Special," but the work will be done in color (Copic marker OR Watercolor) & the short story will average 2000 words to accompany the art. Please add additional $5 for shipping outside of U.S., Canada or Mexico.

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    1 backer Limited (3 left of 4)

    Swagogeddon- its a Grab Bag blowout! you get 2 books, (1 for you and one for a friend, even signed if you would like!) each with 2 5X7 inserts + character notes. That's a total of 4 sketches. Prints out the Jazu (all prints, PLUS Limited Edition, arranged inside a print portfolio, with possibility of bonus...) all buttons (including sets), all bookmarks, PLUS a bonus original colored piece of artwork, AND your name on the dedication page with an extra special thank you! Please add additional $5 for shipping outside of U.S., Canada or Mexico.

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    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    Backer Special! We load you up with the above mentioned swagogeddon and more! (it's a secret) and we invite you to join us for an episode of Rabblebytes and moderate the topics, join in with thoughts and input. That show, is all about YOU. ALSO: You and a friend join us for an evening dinner on us at a con we are attending. (2013/2014 con circuit TBA Must provide own transport) Finally, we'll put your name on the dedication page with an extra special thank you! Please add additional $5 for shipping outside of U.S., Canada or Mexico.

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Funding period

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