A cutting edge comic book anthology designed to give new up and coming creators a platform, with a focus on the Metro Detroit Area. Read more
This project was successfully funded on December 21, 2013.
About this project
OK IT's Finally Time to talk about the First STRETCH GOAL!!! If we can reach 6325 $ we will be able to color the 7 pages of our Rifts(tm) Erin Tarn as a Girl short story!!!!!!
1st STRETCH GOAL COMPLETED!!!
Our 2ND STRETCH GOAL will get us 3 extra pages of story for REQUIEM and JUDA FIST:7 Deaths Of The YOBI. It will allow us to tell a more comprehensive story and give a sneak peak at the direction that the proposed series will take. We 7325 bucks to make this a reality!! LET's Make this happen!!!!
We are very excited to be back on Kickstarter drumming up support to help us publish issue number 1 of our comic book anthology IMAGINOS PLUS!!!!!!!
While we are quite diverse in the mediums we choose to work in ( from writing for short films to pitching scripts and projects for film and TV, and helping others through the pitch building process) we believe that comics, particularly comics anthologies are the natural progression in showing what a story can do in the visual medium.
As far back as Gary Reed's Caliber Comics, anthologies and Japanese tankobon (weekly/monthly serialized manga series, for example "Shonen Jump") have helped to launch the careers of some of the biggest creators in comics and manga!
With the first issue of IMAGINOS PLUS we plan to continue this legacy by giving visionary voices an opportunity to show their mettle on our projects as well as their own creator owned work.
Imaginos Plus, as planned, will begin as a biannual publication(Spring and Fall). Our first issue has 3 stories at 18 pages, and 4 sketchbook pages showing the ideas from each story at their conceptual stages. We will also have Heroes Unlimited Game Stats for the principle Palladium Books property inspired characters.
To be clear, what we are asking for your help to achieve is the publication of our FIRST ISSUE!
So let's talk about whats going to be in IMAGINOS PLUS ISSUE 1!!!!!
The 1st story in our anthology is the ridiculously funny, over the top,superhero comedy
with art by the illustrious team of Dimitris Moore, Brandon C. Clark and Shauna Grant and writing by Imaginos Workshop.
There are Superheros and there are THESE GUYS ......
The alien police officers Skittles and the diminutive Commander Q, the world-hopping Meta mercenary Siege, the super powerful and woefully disinterested mutant Touch Tone, the morally challenged super-geniuses Volcanus and Magna Red, and ticking time bombs Kid Voltage and Highlighter. Though they genuinely are out to help, this octet has caused enough collateral damage that they have earned the nickname TERRORISTS IN TIGHTS!!!!
With classic super-powered action, slapstick antics, satirical,social commentary, serious science fiction,heaping plates of fan service, and just plain wrongness,Candy Coated is to the superhero genre what Reno 911 is to the police "reality" show. Part Venture Brothers part EMPOWERED!!!
I forgot to mention one of the most AWESOME elements of Candy Coated is that it is inspired by the ACTUAL PEN AND PAPER ROLE PLAYING GAMING. The game campaign is played in the Palladium Books Megaversal System known as
The unpredictable events of game are so tightly woven into the story fabric that if it happens in the game it will happen in the comic!!!!
Here is a sneak peek at the first two pages!!
Next is the Mysterious Sci Fi Fantasy
brought to you by the outstanding art team of Cassie Henry,,Gary Mitchell andYlenia Di Nopoli and written and created by Joseph Cain!
Something unprecidented occurred at the Graydon Hill Sanatorium and NO ONE REMEMBERS A THING ABOUT IT!!! Add a proxy war between two rival corporations looking for an artifact that could either save or destroy the galaxy and you have REQUIEM.
As the battle rages between the shadowy Daikenkai Corporation and the dubiously benevolent Archlight Group for piece of a thousand year old artifact, Archlight decides to field a team of agents to beat their enemies to the prize.
Archlight agents, code name Athena and Balder recruit the Warwitch Zakia, the sonically powered songstress-in-hiding Violet Gale and the ingenius arms dealer Cain Kardinal, at the behest of the enigmatic Omen, to even the odds against Daikenkai's monstrous minions.
As they approach their goal, the agents begin to recall things which reveal the true nature of what they seek. This forces them to question whether the artifacts are better left alone.
This is part FINAL FANTASY, part X-Files. Oh and did I mentions Space Ninjas and Dragon Elves? I could have sworn I did.....
Here is a look at the first two pages!!!
Last, but certainly not least is the Afrofuturistic epic JUDA FIST: 7 Deaths of the Yobi!!!
From the mind of Mark C. Dudley with an art team rounded out by ridiculously talented Ka Xiong and the unique vision of SEAGE.
We follow Amaru Jones, a man transformed into an alien bio-weapon, who awakens 72 years in the future to a world that is far different,in some respects, than our own.
However, the more things change the more they stay the same, as ancient conspiracies once again weave their web around Amaru threatening to rob him of any semblance of the life that he has worked so hard to build.
Here is a look at the almost completed page one!
Part Judge Dread part Menace to Society and 30 years in the making the story finds Amaru having to choose whether to turn his back on his past, or face it head on to create a future for those that he loves.
Now let's get a little bit more into the business end of this venture!
We have added a cost breakdown for IMAGINOS PLUS, to illustrate how your pledges will be used.
If we reach our initial goal we plan to have IMAGINOS PLUS issue 1 ready to ship by March 2014. We will be shipping the non publication prizes starting in early January 2014-March 2014.
. If we find ourselves in Stretch Goal territory, then things will really get interesting!!!! We will be working to get 3 extra a piece added to the 2 shortest core stories. We want the fans to be able to experience our FULL VISION for Imaginos Plus, and these extra pages will help us achieve this goal.
Depending on how well that first stretch goal goes then we have an EXTRA SPECIAL STRETCH GOAL which will involve a never before seen Palladium Books RIFTS RPG introductory comic!!!!
15 DOLLAR REWARD!!!!!
"SILENT WEAPONS FOR QUIET WARS"
2013 Imaginos Sketchbook 24 Pages Full Color
100 DOLLAR REWARD !!!!!
Exclusive JUDA FIST AMARU TATTOO SHIRT!!!!!
This is a limited quantity BLEACH PAINTED T-Shirt depicting the AWESOME tattoo adorning the main character in our comic JUDA FIST: 7 DEATHS OF THE YOBI!!!
100 DOLLAR REWARD No 2!!!!!
We know people have a lot of pressing things to do with their money this time of year but we, the founders of Imaginos Workshop, would like to thank you all in advance for believing in us.
Risks and challenges
After the project gets funded, one of the biggest challenges will be collaborating with our artists to get the comic finished in a timely manor without losing any momentum.They have been very patient with us through the kickstarter process. I speak with them frequently and they are very excite to be a part of this.
I also want to be able to maintain momentum in our pledge community while keeping them very much involved as the project nears its completion and beyond.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
The reason we don't ship overseas is that we would have to inflate our funding goal to something that we don't think we will reasonably attain based on the number of U.S. verses foreign pledges. We did that the last time and it didn't work out so well.
NOW WE ARE HAPPY TO REPORT WE SHIPPING TO CANADA!!!!
What will happen is that we will have to add a little extra for Canadian shipping
For multiple physical stuffs like multiple T-shirts and Posters that will need to be shipped in a box we will have to add 40 dollars to the pledge amount
For things that can go envelopes like physical comics and singular T-shirts we will add an extra 15 dollars to the pledge amount.
Pledge $5 or more
With a 5 dollar pledge you are guaranteed a digital copy of Imaginos Plus emailed to your personal email account, You will also get a 'Thank You' in the back of the book.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $10 or more
Reward#1 + a physical copy of Imaginos Plus Sampler.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $15 or more
Reward#2 + a digital copy of the 2013 Youmacon Exclusive Imaginos Sketchbook SILENT WEAPONS FOR QUIET WARS.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $25 or more
Reward #3 + our 28 by 36 kickstarter poster, A thank you in the book plus
and exclusive Imaginos Sketchbook.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $50 or more
Reward #4 + an IMAGINOS WORKSHOP TSHIRT.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $75 or more
Reward #5 + A choice of any one of 3 HERO PACKS.
Hero Packs include an exclusive 11 by 17 poster and 7 trading card packs related to either Juda Fist, Requiem or Candy CoatedEstimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $100 or more
9 backers Limited (6 left of 15)
Reward 6# + A LIMITED EDITION JUDA FIST AMARU BLEACH PAINTED TATTOO T SHIRT or An Imaginos T-Shirt with the Imaginos Mascot Nos.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $125 or more
Reward #7 + Signed, mounted and Autographed Prints from Palladium Books World Book NORTHERN GUN and Shemarrian Nation.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $150 or more
3 backers Limited (7 left of 10)
Reward#8 + An invite to be guest on the Kickstarter portion of our podcast THE HONEYCOMB HIDEOUT.
Every episode up until launch will feature people at this prize level who helped to make our anthology a reality. THAT MEANS YOU!!!!Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $200 or more
1 backer Limited (9 left of 10)
Reward #8 + THE CANDY COATED EXPERIENCE.
You will get to actually join in some Pen and Paper Roleplaying via voice over IP and Palladium Books RPG portal. We will be playing campaigns of our Heroes Unlimited story CANDY COATED!!!!!! Thus your player will be immortalized in one of the upcoming comics related to the story.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $250 or more
5 backers Limited (3 left of 8)
Reward#8 + 1 page of the original handdrawn pages for Juda Fist: 7 Deaths of the Yobi, Sealed and Signed with certificates of Authenticity.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
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