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The collected sci-fi adventures of Action Johnson. 45 +pages of glorious space cowboy bad-assery, never seen before in print! Kick-Ass! Read more

Sydney, AU Comic Books
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The collected sci-fi adventures of Action Johnson. 45 +pages of glorious space cowboy bad-assery, never seen before in print! Kick-Ass!

Sydney, AU Comic Books
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Action Johnson is a rough-and-tumble space cowboy with a habitual liquor problem and penchant for the ladies. Though truth be told his only real love is his space bike, the gun on his hip, and killin’ bad dudes.

I created Action to be the epitome of space cowboy; forget Han Solo, forget Captain Malcom Reynolds, forget Captain Kirk. This right here, this is Clint Eastwood bad-assery in space. And I’m not talking that Space Cowboys movie with Tommy Lee Jones and Donald Sutherland. I’m talking The Man With No Name, Fistful of Dollars, hammer-back, trigger happy, shoot to kill, kind of awesome that is the 1960’s spaghetti western… but in space!

The Action Antho will include 32 pages of awesomeness!
That's 5 stories, from four different artists, and one new writer.
All of which are available to read now @ the links below:
5 Pages from Simone D'Armini -- Days of Future Yesterday
5 Pages from Bruno Oliveira -- The Bar at the Edge of Nothing
7 Pages from James Michael Whynot -- Monster or Man
6 Pages from Joe Badon -- The Man Who Would Be Giant
5 Pages of Prose from Firas Janabi -- Dirt 13
3 Pages of Making of Action Johnson

This Kickstarter campaign is to help fund a small print run of Action Johnson. I’ve had a fair few people ask if they can find Action in print and I want to make their dreams come true! For those of you who wish to own this series of awesome shorts in print, you’ve come to the right place! While the main goal is to just print the 32 page book, I do have some stretch goals that I’d love to achieve. I’ve got plans for more shorts to include in the Antho, as well as an Action Johnson one-shot!

Why Kickstarter I hear you cry, well, the world is a dark, cold, dangerous place rife with perilous dangers of peril, one of which is having no money! Comics are expensive, you guys; I’ve already done the hard part and paid the artists. Now I just need that little push to the finish line.

Time to get serious, let’s talk about the nitty-gritty, get down to the brass tax, the cash money; where’s it going? I’m glad you asked, fine reader! You’re hard earned space credits will be going straight towards the production of this book. If stretch goals are reached, more artists will be paid, and print costs go slightly up. 

Shipping overseas from Australia is generally quite expensive ($20 to the US) but we’re charging you $15 (max) in shipping costs. The cost of shipping materials is included in the Kickstarter total. This means we can ship books securely with full trust the book will reach you safe and sound.

 Chapter One: Simone D'Armini

Risks and challenges

There are always risks when it comes to any project. However Action Johnson has very few risks; the art is complete, the printer has been sourced. All we gotta’ do is raise the funds, pay the printer, and get it made. Our biggest risk is that we won't get the funding.

With the addition of stretch goals does come the possibility of a time delay, but I don’t foresee that being a problem. The artists I’m working with are all professionals and are all capable of working to tight deadlines.

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FAQ

  • Sure you can! One to read, one to bag and board, and one to snuggle with in bed. I get it.
    Just add an additional $8 to your total for every extra book you wish to add. Message me on Kickstarter to let me know that you're after multiple books and you'll be snuggling in no time!
    Make sure you don't order more than 10 though, the Kickstarter folks will yell at me!

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    56 backers

    DIGITAL DYNAMO-- 32 Pages of PDF goodness delivered straight to your inbox! Want to take Action on your tablet on your conquest of the galaxy? Go ahead.

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    41 backers Limited (259 left of 300)

    PHYSICAL PHENOM-- Want to grab Action in his first ever print run? Boom! This is where you want to be! This gorgeous limited run will ONLY be available through Kickstarter and comic conventions in Australia!

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    20 backers Limited (80 left of 100)

    PRINT POD-- You'll get the physical Action Antho as well as your choice of ONE (1) of our awesome prints!

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    5 backers Limited (95 left of 100)

    PRINT PATROL-- You'll receive the physical Action Antho as well as your choice of two (2) of our ridiculous prints!

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    11 backers Limited (39 left of 50)

    PRINT PLANETEER-- the physical Action Antho as well as ALL of the radical Action Johnson prints! If you love exclusive art, this is the pledge level you want to throw your money at!

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    0 backers Limited (4 left of 4)

    RYAN CODY ORIGINAL-- One (1) Original page of art from Action Johnson, drawn and inked by Ryan Cody. You'll also receive the printed book, and two (2) art prints of your choice!

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    4 backers Limited (1 left of 5)

    BE IN THE BOOK-- Have you ever seen a background character in a comic and thought "I could be that guy." Well, now you can!
    Once we hit that first stretch goal, you'll be an addition to the world of Action Johnson! Your character might even get to die! Neat! As well as being in the book you'll receive the Action Antho and Two (2) Prints.

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    0 backers Limited (4 left of 4)

    LUKE PARKER ORIGINAL-- One (1) Original page of art from Action Johnson, drawn and inked by Luke Parker. You'll also receive the printed book, and two (2) art prints of your choice!

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    3 backers All gone!

    PERSONALISED STORY-- Want to see yourself in a short with Action Johnson? You can! Nic will contact you, you'll discuss a story idea, and then one of our talented artists will put you on the page! You'll get your very own adventure through space with a bona fide hero! Pretty cool! As well as being in the book you'll receive the Action Antho and Two (2) Prints.

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Funding period

- (30 days)