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Justin CermakBy Justin Cermak
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Justin CermakBy Justin Cermak
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RoboCatz vs. Thunder Dogs

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RoboCatz vs. Thunder Dogs
RoboCatz vs. Thunder Dogs

It’s Cats and Dogs in giant MECH robots battling for the mythic Treat Island.

Hello,

 Earlier this summer I was awarded the opportunity to create, draw and ink on a very exciting, self-created project, my comic book graphic novel, "RoboCatz vs. Thunder Dogs". RoboCatz vs. Thunder Dogs is an all-age (no swearing, no blood), action packed, adventure that pits cats and dogs against each other in giant MECH robots for the yearly rights to the mythic “Treat Island”. The comic is geared towards fans of “G.I. Joe”, “Mobile Suit Gundam”, the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and cat and dog lovers. Story-wise, it is a competition tale with both sides going at each other in a tete-a-tete, no holds barred melee very much in the realm of the action sequences of the movie “The Hunger Games”.

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Sample Page (23)
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Sample Page (24)

I'd been kicking around the idea of making a comic book with dogs and giant MECH robots, but it wasn't until late last year that I had the brainstorm of the the dogs actually DRIVING! the robots. From there, the epic story (60 pages of story) of the battle between cats and dogs began. Now before my bias towards dogs becomes too unbearable to cat-lovers, I've gone out of my way to make this a fully balanced cat vs. dog book. The cats are not the bad guys and the dogs good guys, rather each MECH team displays the characteristics of each animal and their pack/hunting tendencies. That's not say that my love of dogs, especially my dog "Lily" didn't have a huge influence on me in the writing of this book. She loves to go to the park and play with other dogs. Its this interaction that helped me come up with the weapons that the dog MECHs would wield.

My Dog Lily
My Dog Lily

About Lily: I adopted Lily from the Golden Valley Humane Society in Minnesota. I was volunteering there at the time. She was older, 8, and her old owners had written some unflattering things about her. As the weeks went by and no one adopted her, we began to form a bond. When she saw me she would run to the front of the kennel and she would cry when I left. I told the other staff that I shouldn't volunteer any more until she was adopted. The other staff said, "maybe she's your dog". I agreed and adopted her. I have to tell you, she's been nothing but amazing.This is my first dog and she has made dog ownership seem so easy. She's so well behaved and great with my nieces and nephews. I wouldn't have written this book without her.

The book was written by Donovan Goertzen and myself. The pencils and inks were completed by me and the colors are by artist Fabian Cobos. The completed book is 60 pages long with additional world maps and pinups by Brent Schoonover (DC Comics), Tania Del Rio (Marvel, Archie), Taki Soma (Image), illustrator Leo Winstead and myself.

The Money:

Now, for the details of what I plan to do with the money. It's simple really, I need the money to get the book printed. The book itself is completed (writing, 3D modeling, inks, design, coloring), 72 pages, all done! I just need to have enough capital to get a basic run of graphic novels. This IS NOT one of those 6 month to a year+ projects, I'm ready to get this book out right now!

Thunder Dogs Team Poster
Thunder Dogs Team Poster
RoboCatz Team Poster
RoboCatz Team Poster

Risks and challenges

Risks and Challenges... Zombie Apocalypse, Alien invasion, Global Thermal Nuclear War?! Outside of those and other cataclysmic events, I see no challenges to completing this project.

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