About this project
Leaky Timbers is a 72 page, hardcover comic book that follows Wolfie Monster, his brothers, and the rest of the residents of the Leaky Timbers Apartment Complex. The book contains a series of short stories, jokes, poetry, recipes, fashion tips (okay, no fashion tips) and a whole lot of other nonsense that will probably leave you more stupider than ever.
All of the artwork for Leaky Timbers has been drawn and inked by hand. No computers were involved whatsoever. Well, except for the scanning and preproduction, so it's like maybe 40% computer, but still, it's pretty much all done by hand. Okay, it's 50-50, but whatever. I used my hands on the buttons, so it's 100% handmade-ish.
The goal for this project is to print 1000 copies of Leaky Timbers as a 8.5 x 5.5 limited edition hardcover, containing 72 pages of black and white illustrations. I've asked the fine folks at Shapco Printing to produce the book, meaning the end result will be a high quality piece that will look and feel great.
So far, I've written and drawn 64 pages, and plan to use the next 30 days, with your help, to wrap up the remaining 8. It's going to be a lot of fun and we'll all be best friends at the end.*
*Best friendship not guaranteed.
Backer Updates with Wolfie
The Backer Updates for this project will be handled by none other than Wolfie Monster himself. You'll get to see Wolfie answer your emails, give you project updates and a lot of other silly stuff. Plus, you'll get to see work in-progress, concept art and final pages before everyone else!
The Process Sketchbook
A signed 24 page, 8.5" x 5.5" black and white book that contains rare, behind-the-scenes concept sketches, notes and other drawings from the development of the Leaky Timbers comic book. Each Sketchbook is bound with a craft cover, and hand-stamped, ensuring that no two books are alike.
Wolfie Monster Face Sticker
The Wolfie Monster Face Sticker is a 3 x 3 silkscreened vinyl sticker. You'll get two! One to keep and one to share!
Wolfie Monster Face Pin
The Wolfie Monster Face Pin is a 1.5" Cloisonne pin that will look great along with other character pins.
I appreciate your consideration of becoming a backer for Leaky Timbers. I see this book as the starting point of something much bigger. I hope to be working with Wolfie and his friends for years and years to come. Thanks again, and I hope Wolfie and I will have your support!
Risks and challenges
I have 10+ years of experience producing large printed pieces, so producing this book should go smoothly.
I've purposefully left the rewards very simple, and easy to produce. I'm also 80% done with the artwork for the book, so I'm confident that the artwork can be finalized in a timely manner.
I will plan to keep all backers up-to-date with all aspects of production, so there won't be any surprises.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
No. Leaky Timbers is a 72 page, black and white comic book. I suppose you COULD color it, but since it's only 8.5 x 5.5, it would be pretty small!
Yes. Leaky Timbers is suitable for children 7 and up.
Eventually. There will be a Leaky Timbers website where you'll be able to purchase any remaining books, stickers, pins etc. However, nothing will be available for sale until all of the Backer rewards have been fulfilled and those Backers have had time to enjoy the book. I would estimate that any remaining Leaky Timbers merchandise would go on sale in late 2014.
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