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ADDENDUM TO STRETCH GOAL #4!!!
If we make it to our $3,000 stretch goal, every backer who has pledged for a physical reward will also receive an exclusive, never reproduced ANYWHERE else 8X10" watercolor print from amazing painter Sean Seal!!! We've also added the ORIGINAL PAINTING as a new reward tier! Jump on this fast!!!
STRETCH GOAL #4 - $3000
This is a really, really cool one! Coming at the END of 2016 is the next series from Greg Wright and Source Point Press. It's called LAST MONSTER STANDING with art by Survivor's own Erik Reichenbach. It's exactly what it sounds like: A group of classic city-destroying monsters find themselves on an elimination-style reality TV show. It's an incredibly funny romp with fantastic, playful art. AND....EVERY BACKER OF THIS CAMPAIGN WILL GET A DIGITAL COPY OF THE FIRST ISSUE FOR FREE!!!!
STRETCH GOAL #3 - $2500
Did you know that the author of Monstrous, Greg Wright, has an alter ego? He DOES! It's Greg Wright, ph.D. Greg is a professor who teaches film and literature at the college level and he even occasionally teaches a course on graphic novels and narrative structure in comics! If we reach this stretch goal, Greg is going to alter his course to be MONSTROUS specific and give EVERY BACKER a slide deck and recorded lecture about the narrative structure of Monstrous and a hefty dose of extra comic literary fun!
STRETCH GOAL #2 - $2000
Every single backer will receive a free behind-the-scenes downloadable book chronicling the making of Monstrous including concept art, sketching, scripts, notes, and everything it takes to take a comic book like Monstrous from idea to publication.
We will also make available to all backers an hour long podcast recording featuring Greg Wright, writer of Monstrous, Ken Lamug, artist of Monstrous, Travis McIntire, Editor in Chief of Source Point Press and Joshua Werner, Art Director of Source Point Press talking in-depth about the economics of signing a comic like Monstrous, why we chose it, how it shakes out for our bottom line as a company and more!
STRETCH GOAL #1 - $1500
Every backer who is getting a physical reward will also receive an exclusive MONSTROUS postcard exclusive to this campaign!
You’ll love the stories in Monstrous. The plots pull the best bits from classic horror sagas to wild westerns to Three Stooges slapstick and mix them all together in one big cauldron.
Monstrous tells the tales of everyday monsters, robots, and townspeople caught up in the changes sweeping Europe in the wake of Dr. Frankenstein’s mad science. But even in this twisted landscape, our unconventional heroes—giant rabbit monsters, steam-powered cyborgs, and babysitting bank robbers—all try to live by their own code of honor.
So fire up your steampunk rocket-sled and jump onboard!
Monstrous is not like any other comic available today. It takes classic monster characters—like Dr. Frankenstein, Dracula, Frankenstein’s monster, and Igor—and gives them a fresh jolt of electricity. This world features steam-powered robots, voodoo magic, and more blaster fights than you can shake a lightning rod at. Plus, whatever your tastes, there is something in these books to get excited about: jokes, adventures, chills, mysteries, and more!
Another unique feature: the Monstrous stories all feature amazing female characters. From a brassy, sassy little girl to a devoted deputy trying to protect her jail to bumbling criminal monster sisters who tease each other endlessly, these are not your typical comic book characters. And that’s a good thing! These damsels wind up in distress, but they are strong, clever, resourceful, and just as likely to jump into bar fights as their male counterparts.
The art is gorgeous. The characters are wild. And the stories are pure fun. Treat yourself to Monstrous today.
And grab plenty of copies for the horrible creatures you keep in your laboratory at home, too!
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Author Greg Wright has long harbored a strong desire to do a comic series that twists the Frankenstein mythos and blends it up with steampunk robotics and anti-heroes straight from "True Grit" and "Three Men And A Baby." Greg found out about this long-harbored, and strangely specific, desire when he started writing the first script for MONSTROUS!
Somehow (no one knows how, or why, or what transpired, or who may or may not have a soul left to sell) but Greg recruited artist extraordinaire Ken Lamug to start putting these weird stories into pencil and ink. What they ended up creating was, for lack of a better term, MONSTROUS!
Greg and Ken were 3 issues into the series when it came to our attention here at Source Point Press. We'd already worked with Greg on his book, Wild Bullets (available here) from the Michigan Comics Collective and we immediately fell in love with the dark and focused imagery of Ken's art. When we learned they were looking for a publisher, we signed them up immediately!
With the book already completed, why kickstart it? Good question! For us, it allows us to directly interact with potential fans of the book and build our audience from the ground up in a more personal way. We don't think we'll ever ignore the direct market, but Kickstarter allows us to directly interface with fans and offer some extra bonuses for pre-ordering the book and for getting more directly involved with us as publishers and the creators we work with. It also takes a huge amount of financial pressure off of us (we're a small company) and allows us to proceed with our print with a great deal more confidence!
Monstrous #1: Hire Power
The quiet villages of Frankenstein’s Europe are about to get a whole lot louder. When a little girl’s father is killed by a monster, she seeks revenge—by hiring an even tougher monster. The two of them face steam-powered robot cops and undead monster gangsters, but when they find the criminal they’re hunting, the results are monstrous…
Monstrous #2: Steam-Powered Avenger
Monsters, robots, and Igor with a shotgun! What would you do if your brain was put into a massive, steam-powered robot? You’d get revenge on the people who put it there, of course. Now add a case of dynamite, some laser blasters, and a wise-cracking hunchback, and you’ve got a recipe for something monstrous…
Monstrous #3: Three Monsters and a Baby
Taking care of a baby can be monstrous… Three bumbling monster criminals on the run from the law accidentally wind up as babysitters. But they’ve got bigger problems than diapers because that baby is being hunted by Dracula and an army of vampires.
Monstrous #4: Keepin' Em Out of Jail
An epic battle—featuring monsters, robots, and cops—is about to make the jailhouse rock! A bullet-proof, robot-armed sheriff must protect the local prison from a siege of zombies out to destroy his deputy daughter, who’s not bullet-proof in the slightest. Add a werewolf, a voodoo priestess, and demon spiders, and the jail just overflows with stuff that’s monstrous…
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Risks and challenges
Any publishing venture has it's fair share of risks. With this one, pains have been taken to minimize any possible issues that could arise. Source Point Press is very experienced at providing finished, high quality books and getting them to market. And in the case of Monstrous, all four issues are completed, printed, and waiting to be shipped!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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