STRETCH GOALS HAVE BEGUN! (See below for details)
Trained in the deadly arts of handcuff kung fu; Cuff Puppy is a dog on a quest to punish the guilty and protect the innocent in his small suburban neighborhood. Joining him are his sidekick Boneless Bread and his mentor Tender Bowl. Together they must face such dangers as masked gunmen, locked refrigerators, occasional boredom, and the villainous mastermind known as Pet Worm. It’s a comic that’s guaranteed to both excite and bewilder, leaving you to ask the inevitable question, “What the heck did I just read?”
For this Kickstarter we are launching the premiere issue of Help Wanted.It is our goal to spin this into an ongoing web series, but we want to create a print version first as a tool from which to promote and build the project.
Presently, all the pencil and ink work on this issue is complete.The flat colors are wrapping up and the finished colors are underway.The book should be available in time for the May convention schedule.
Our incentives feature both digital and print copies of the comic, along with a wide range of art (both prints and original) by Help Wanted artist Isaiah Broussard, including customs sketches in every price range. (Click here to see see more of Isaiah's art). In addition, we've created an original print available ONLY through this campaign (see below).
We here at Help Wanted know what people on Kickstarter want. That's why for our stretch goals, we bring you...
- Stretch goal $1,200: We will film and post a video of David and Isaiah eating a bowl of potato salad. In addition, our top 15 pledgers (in the $20 and up category) will received a signed copy of the original Help Wanted. Yes, the most obscure comic of 1993 could be yours!
- Stretch goal $1,500: Everyone in the $20 and up category will receive an exclusive potato salad variant of Help Wanted #1. Also, we will include a director's commentary on the video with David and Isaiah eating potato salad.
Why Kickstarter (or crowd funding in general, for that matter)?
Currently we’re going it alone, meaning we have not yet partnered with another publisher.This makes print costs and promotion costs difficult to cover, but with your help and through crowd funding, we can overcome that and bring this book to life. Your support in our last Kickstarter made returning here as our crowd funding platform a natural choice.
Risks and challenges
We've worked hard and planned carefully to keep the risks low. Everyone involved has worked on successful Kickstarter before (Frontier Graveyard and Transyltown), so we know what to expect and what we must do to meet our obligations. We’re wrapping up the colors on the book in the next few weeks, and then sending it to the printer in April, so if there are no print delays, then everything should proceed on schedule.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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