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Paperbacks and Inkstains!

Welcome, intrepid kickstarterian, to this, the kickstarter which will kickstart the collected edition of the comic which kickstarted Madius Comics. Phew. Still with us? Good

The wait is over. 

THE PAPERCUTS & INKSTAINS COLLECTION IS HERE!

For the first time ever the critically acclaimed MADIUS COMICS is putting together a collected volume of the entire run of PAPERCUTS & INKSTAINS. Whether you’ve been a longtime fan of MADIUS COMICS or are completely new to all things orange, this kickstarter is for you!

From the bumbling minds of Rob Jones and Mike Sambrook, and the occasional mish-mash of a certain Dr The Nick Gonzo, comes a heaving behemoth of a book containing just about every genre and every kind of story imaginable. Covering everything from westerns, sci-fi and horror right through to fantasy, nostalgia and everything in between. Featuring stories that run for multiple shorts to tales that are entirely self contained, this collection has it all. Featuring art from:

If you’ve already been reading from the start, and you’re wondering why you should double dip? Well, let us yell at you why. Paperbacks and Inkstains will see every strip collected into one, glorious book, remastered, rejigged and presented in glorious, CMYK COLOUR-O-RAMA. COLOUR! You asked for it and they listened. The entire book will be in FULL COLOUR for the very first time, See the stories you already know and love brought to an all new level of visual brilliance. And we are not simply collecting all the existing pages into a new book, we will be bringing you a high definition remastering of our stories. The book itself will be UK standard comic sized, a move away from our usual standard US size, but a move we were planning on making with all our future releases anyway. Each story is going to be remastered, tweaked and reworked in it's design and presentation, so we can give you the best quality comic we have to offer. You can't say fairer than that!

Currently working their magic on colouring the pages are:

  • Nick Gonzo
  • Angela Sprecher
  • Rosie Packwood
  • Rory Donald
  • Darren Smith
  • Jim Lavery
  • Bob Turner
  • Alexa Renée

 Finally...there's also the COVER from "Profits of Doom" artist, Mike Smith, and colourist Alexa Renee...

Art by Mike Smith/Colours by Alexa Renee
Art by Mike Smith/Colours by Alexa Renee

 

Papercuts and Inkstains is Madius Comics' shining beacon of silliness and stupidity. It has been Madius' flagship comic for the past two years, and has featured (as stated earlier) some behemoths of the indie comics scene. Still not convinced? Want to know what people have been saying along the way. Well here’s a TREASURE TROVE of reviews to dive into:

- "a fantastic showcase for some of the most exciting talent on the UK scene." Pipedream Comics

- "The high quality of storytelling we've come to expect has been maintained, while the humour that makes this magazine so memorable has never been sacrificed or compromised." Starburst Magazine

- "laugh out loud" Big Comic Page

- "excellent short stories" DownTheTubes

- "I can't help but love it" Garbage File

- "a great anthology comic, with such high production values and professional standards." Pop Culture Bandit

- "The thing that makes them so popular is that their stories are so utterly ridiculous." Curiosity of a Social Misfit

- "Consistently Madius Comics have given me more enjoyment than all the books I’ve read in the past year from The Big Two." Other Worlds Than These

- "quick witted dialogue and eccentric narratives result in a truly enjoyable read." Snap Pow

-"This is an exuberant, inventive anthology from some great talent. It’s energetic, clever and immense fun. Definitely worth the papercuts and absolutely worth the inkstains." Travelling Man

Want to check out some more reviews of our stuff? Then follow this HUGE bunch of handy links -

Starburst Magazine

Comic Bastards

Other Worlds Than These

Adventures in Poor Taste

A Place to Hang your Cape

Pipedream Comics

Pop Culture Bandit

Big Comic Page

Curiosity of a Social Misfit

Down The Tubes

Fandemonium Network

Snap Pow

Next up, we have some preview pages of the story Cast Adrift, freshly coloured by Griff Gristle artist and all round legend, Rory Donald. Cast Adrift was initially featured in Papercuts and Inkstains #02. Here it has also been re-lettered. Following that, is a preview of several of the stories from the pages of Papercuts and Inkstains...

Page One - Cast Adrift Donald/Jones/Sambrook
Page One - Cast Adrift Donald/Jones/Sambrook

 

Page Two - Cast Adrift Donald/Jones/Sambrook
Page Two - Cast Adrift Donald/Jones/Sambrook

 

Page Three - Cast Adrift Donald/Jones/Sambrook
Page Three - Cast Adrift Donald/Jones/Sambrook

 

Page Four - Cast Adrift Donald/Jones/Sambrook
Page Four - Cast Adrift Donald/Jones/Sambrook

 

Slaycation - Art and Colours by Rosie Packwood
Slaycation - Art and Colours by Rosie Packwood

 

Meat the Monotaur - Art and Colours by Angela Sprecher
Meat the Monotaur - Art and Colours by Angela Sprecher

 

Profits of Doom page 26, Art by Mike Smith / Colours by Bob Turner
Profits of Doom page 26, Art by Mike Smith / Colours by Bob Turner

 

Possibly THE most important factor and question that anyone has when backing any Kickstarter is "what goodies can I get?"

Well, let us answer that for you!

Digital Collection - £5

THE PAPERBACKS & INKSTAINS FULL COLLECTION digital copy. All 200+ pages of awesome.

The Physical Collection - £15

THE PAPERBACKS & INKSTAINS FULL COLLECTION in all of its physical stunning bound brilliance. 200+ pages of full colour craziness in one glorious book that’ll make all your friends and neighbours jealous as they peer through your living room window.

The Super Physical Bumper Collection - £25

A SIGNED PAPERBACKS & INKSTAINS FULL COLLECTION in all of its physical stunning bound brilliance. 200+ pages of full colour craziness in one glorious book that’ll make all your friends and neighbours jealous as they peer through your living room window. PLUS stunning prints of all of the COVERS, a MADIUS COMICS enamel pin badge and a HANDFUL OF MADIUS COMICS POGS!

The Wearable Physical Bumper Collection - £50

A SIGNED PAPERBACKS & INKSTAINS FULL COLLECTION in all of its physical stunning bound brilliance. 200+ pages of full colour craziness in one glorious book that’ll make all your friends and neighbours jealous as they peer through your living room window. PLUS stunning A4 prints of all of the COVERS, a MADIUS COMICS enamel pin badge, a MADIUS COMICS PAPERBACKS AND INKSTAINS official T-Shirt and a HANDFUL OF MADIUS COMICS POGS!

ORIGINAL ART!? & WPB Collection - £85

A SIGNED PAPERBACKS & INKSTAINS FULL COLLECTION in all of its physical stunning bound brilliance. 200+ pages of full colour craziness in one glorious book that’ll make all your friends and neighbours jealous as they peer through your living room window. PLUS stunning A4 prints of all of the COVERS, a MADIUS COMICS enamel pin badge and a HANDFUL OF MADIUS COMICS POGS!

AND A SIGNED PROFITS OF DOOM PAGE OF ORIGINAL ART!!

THE COVER!! & WPB Collection - £150

A SIGNED PAPERBACKS & INKSTAINS FULL COLLECTION in all of its physical stunning bound brilliance. 200+ pages of full colour craziness in one glorious book that’ll make all your friends and neighbours jealous as they peer through your living room window. PLUS stunning A4 prints of all of the COVERS, a MADIUS COMICS enamel pin badge and a HANDFUL OF MADIUS COMICS POGS!

A SIGNED PROFITS OF DOOM PAGE OF ORIGINAL ART AND THE ORIGINAL ART FOR THE PAPERBACKS AND INKSTAINS COVER ITSELF, WOAH!

WRITERS:

Rob Jones: Writer, letterer, oik, Yorkshireman (honourary).

Mike Sambrook: Writer, editor, short, nervous, short and nervous.

Nick Gonzo: Writer, artist, fake Doctor, wild card.

 ARTISTS:

 

 

 

We are on all varieties social media and love to engage, chat, frolic, joke, bants, dual and converse with our followers/supporters/funders/mothers. Therefore, you should come and follow us on our twitter and facebook because...hey, it's a nice thing to do...

Click the respective links, mofos!

 

 

Risks and challenges

This is not our first foray into Kickstarter territory. We have successfully funded Griff Gristle: Here Be Monsters managing to end up 230% over funded and absolutely blown away by it to boot. We know the ins and outs and back ins again. The comic is currently being coloured, it's already been re-lettered, re-edited and is just being polished, ready to be printed.

The campaign is to fund payment for our colourists, a chunk of cash for our artists and for us to fund the printing of this book and its subsequent packaging and delivering to you.

We've printed 14 other comic books ourselves, which have gone without a hitch and have released comics independently for the past two years through Madius Comics.

We use a UK based printer, to make the process of us getting the books in our hands as speedy and efficient as possible, plus, they're the best printers we know...we'd only want the best for you!

The date we've specified for delivery is over cautious. This is something we've done deliberately as we don't want to promise something we can't deliver on but we're confident we will be able to get these books in your hands even sooner than we've stated here. We will keep everyone updated via the updates and make sure you know where we are every step of the way. An informed customer is a happy customer!

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