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I, Johnny B. Gerardy, am making four two-page sequential comic sets for a comic book cookbook. Back me to the finish line and you will be rewarded!!
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I'm Johnny B. Gerardy and I'm working with my friend Tom Carroll to complete the sequential art for his cookbook, called "Batter! Broil!! Baste!!! The Comic Book Creators Cookbook." Recipes inside the book are from such legends as Neil Gaiman (Sandman, Coreline), Steve Rude (Nexus), Dave Dorman (Star Wars, Wasted Lands), Mike Grell (The Warlord), Syd Mead (Tron, Blade Runner), P. Craig Russell (Killraven, Elric, Night Music), Len Wein (Swamp Thing, X-Men, Justice League), Bernie Wrightson (Swamp Thing, Frankenstein, Meat Loaf covers) Mark Evanier (Groo), and many others. But I need some backing to make this a reality.

That’s where you come in, fans of comic books, or cookbooks, or both. Through the magic of Kickstarter.com you can back me and qualify for a raft of fabulous cookbook art-related booty based on how well you back him. Backing me will make it possible for meto devote myself fully and completely to this project. And along the way you will be able to watch me make some of the most singularly unusual, yet completely delicious comic book artwork ever envisioned by humankind. Think I’m exaggerating? Check it out on my updates.

You can also check out the work of color artist Emily Bolles. She is working hand in hand with me to make this project as good as it possibly can be.

Already I've has created a cadre of culinary superheroes that includes: Supperman, Deli Doll, Shish-kabub, Transfatman and Busboy, The Tenderizer, Speedo, and The Green Ladle. I will post my sketches and inked visuals as they're finished.

The cover to the book is completed and serves as part of the reward system for this project. Johnny is ready to begin scripting and drawing sequential pages that will separate the major sections of the cookbook.

As a reward for backing me you will make off with an amazing haul of swag, including: -- signed mini concept art-cards,
-- digital .pdf files of sequential art,
-- pencil sketches,
-- cover posters,
-- your name mentioned in the book,
-- being included in the sequential art as:
------- yourself, as you appear now,
------- a superhero, one that you craft with Johnny B.'s assistance,

and finally …

-- everything along with an autographed copy of the actual cookbook.

So keep checking back for more updates. I look forward to receiving word of your backing and to helping you get to know the project better!!

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    You will receive my undying gratitude, access to all Backers Only updates, and an animated .gif file of your favorite comic book character!

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    PREMIER: You get your choice of between two sets of 3 x 5-inch character cards, each set containing at least four cards. The cards are printed on high quality card stock, each is signed by Johnny B. Gerardy, and the set is mailed to you by the artist’s own hand. Think of Set #1 as the Supperman set, and Set #2 as the Transfatman set. How 'bout that!?! To quote Stan "the Man" Lee ... "'Nuff said!"

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    PREMIER PLUS: You get your choice of the two signed character card sets, plus a digital PDF copy of your choice of any of the sequential sections from the completed cookbook. Johnny B. is developing these to separate appetizers from soups/salads from main dishes from desserts, so you can count on at least three or four short, punchy comic sections to choose from.

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    SUPER PREMIER: All of the above, plus you get a signed, limited edition poster based on the stunning cover of the cookbook, a sure fire collectable in the making and totally suitable for framing – frame not included.

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    INCREDULOUS: All of the above, plus you get a cool T-Shirt with the inked artwork for the cover of "Batter! Broil!! Baste!!! The Comic Book Creators Cookbook." A one of a kind collectors item that will be seen and admired by all your friends. Look in the Updates to see what the artwork looks like on a shirt! Plus your name (or secret code-name, if you prefer) listed in the acknowledgments at the beginning of the cookbook, along with a personalized statement that could contain revealing information (provided by you, of course). Excelsior!!!!

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    GARGANTUAN: All of the above, PLUS Johnny will design you (looking as you do) so you appear in one of the sequential panels inside the cookbook. You will be presented with a copy of the panel, printed on high quality card stock and signed by Johnny B. Gerardy.

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    EXTRA SUPER GARGANTUAN: All of the above (except the GARGANTUAN level reward), PLUS Johnny will design a superhero character around you that will appear in one of the sequential panels inside the cookbook. You will be presented with the signed original concept sketch that Johnny B. made to refine the design of your character.

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    LIVIN’ LIFE GALACTUS-LARGE: This is the top package. Total access to the development process, both for Johnny B. and myself, Tom Carroll, the author. Also a completely inscribed and autographed copy of the book once it is published (artist, author, and editor signing inside, probably with really complimentary comments, from the heart, you know). And, hey, I’ll take the copy to Comic Con 2011 and get your copy signed by as many creators as I can!!! And you get to be drawn in the comic as a superhero, AND you get the poster and all the swag. The nicest of an amazingly nice array of rewards and totally worth the $$$.

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