Kill All Monsters: Ruins of Paris is the printed first volume of the hit webcomic about monsters and the giant robots that kill them.
The hit webcomic is coming to print and you can help it happen!
Kill All Monsters is set in a post-apocalyptic world in which the giant monsters have already won. Civilization has largely been destroyed and humanity has been driven underground to survive as best they can. Rising from the ashes of this defeat however is a trio of giant robots, piloted by a diverse group of soldiers dedicated to killing the monsters. ALL of them.
In Volume 1: Ruins of Paris, the Kill Team travels to Europe for the first time to investigate rumors of another group of monster fighters. What they find are more giants than they've ever faced before and a devastating secret that will affect the entire war.
I'm Michael May and I write about comics for Robot 6 and the Good Comics for Kids blog at School Library Journal. Artist Jason Copland is known for his work on The Perhapanauts, Murder Book, and an upcoming back-up story in Five Ghosts: The Haunting of Fabian Gray. We couldn't make Kill All Monsters though without the help of letterer Ed Brisson (who's also the talented writer behind the recent Image comic Comeback) and editor James Powell (Postcards: True Stories That Never Happened). Thanks for considering supporting us as we bring Kill All Monsters to print.
Volume 1 is completed and your support helps us to pay for printing and distributing it. While the book is coming out through Alterna comics, Alterna isn't a traditional publisher. For a percentage of the profits, they help creators navigate the business of distribution, but we're paying for printing and distributing the book ourselves. Any extra funds will go towards increasing the print run and paying the creative team.
Please take a look at the rewards and choose the level that's right for you. Also, please consider telling others about Kill All Monsters via Facebook, Twitter, or however you like to talk to people. It's an exciting book and we'd like as many folks as possible to know about it and have a chance to read it.
What people are saying about Kill All Monsters:
"You, too, will fall in love with the look and the design, the slightly retro weight of it, the fine draughtsmanship. What Jason does in the space of one panel should be taught as curriculum to up and coming comic book artists – and the textures and lighting he’s able to achieve with those shading patterns…! Just fantastic!" -- Todd Dezago (Tellos, Perhapanauts)
"Really fun, great looking stuff" -- Steve Niles (30 Days of Night, Criminal Macabre)
"Strikingly drawn ... The oversized fights are what sell the book" -- Augie De Blieck Jr., Comic Book Resources
"Crammed full with tentacles, stomping feet, urban rubble and kaiju action…[and] a heap of secondhand scrap metal created from various Parisian buildings." -- Robert Hood (Daikaiju! Giant Monster Tales)
"Kirby by way of manga commonalities, with a fun cast of characters to boot ... May nails an action-packed slugfesting of megaliths well, while inserting enough character points to really put all of this in perspective with some human level." -- Richard Caldwell, The Lottery Party
"When Earth becomes plagued by monsters, humanity fights back using giant robots. Yes, please! " -- Giant Monsters Attack!
"Imagine, if you would, that our world’s been ravaged by giant monsters. Now imagine that those monsters are even bigger and exist only to ruin your day. Who would you turn to to put them in their place? I don’t know about you but I’d want an expert team of soldiers piloting giant freakin' robots who aren’t afraid to punch a monster in the mouth regardless of how many teeth it has. That’s precisely what I get at KAM!" -- Dan Moser, Lazy Suzy Comics
"While it’s got plenty of panel-breaking action, the base storyline about the human characters is solid and well plotted. It’s great to see a really fun idea well executed." -- Jay Mac, Exonauts!
"Jason Copland’s art is fantastic. Somehow it manages to be hyper detailed and sketchy all at the same time. The monsters have a bit of a Guy Davis feel and that is a very good thing." -- Ken O, That F*ing Monkey
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
There is no risk associated with Michael and Jason's completing the project. The work is done and the book is ready to go. Our goal of $2500 will go directly to paying printing costs and fulfilling rewards.
Though the book is coming out through Alterna comics, Alterna isn't a traditional publisher. For a percentage of the profits, they help creators navigate the business of distribution, but Michael and Jason are paying for printing and distributing the book themselves. Your support helps ensure that they're able to do this.
Kill All Monsters, Volume 1 is 136 pages of story and is in black-and-white. It's a landscape format book, 9" wide and 6.75" high.
Both prints are 11x17 and will be digitally printed on high-quality paper stock.
The only rewards we offer International shipping for are the books themselves. If you live outside the US and are interested in T-shirts or prints though, contact Michael through the Kickstarter page. We don't want to get ourselves in trouble by estimating shipping costs incorrectly, but we also want to serve everyone we can.
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MIGHTY MITE LEVEL: A PDF of KILL ALL MONSTERSEstimated delivery:
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MONSTER KILLER LEVEL: A printed copy of KILL ALL MONSTERS, plus the PDF.Estimated delivery:Add $15 USD to ship outside the US
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CAN'T SPELL ROBOT WITHOUT THE T LEVEL: A KILL ALL MONSTERS T-shirt, plus the PDF of KILL ALL MONSTERSEstimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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SKETCHY CHARACTER LEVEL: Copy of KILL ALL MONSTERS with a sketch inside by series artist Jason Copland, plus the PDF.Estimated delivery:Add $15 USD to ship outside the US
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EVERY MONSTER'S CRAZY 'BOUT A SHARP-DRESSED ROBOT LEVEL: Copy of KILL ALL MONSTERS, plus the KILL ALL MONSTERS T-shirt, plus the PDFEstimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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KILL TEAM ON YOUR WALL LEVEL: A KILL ALL MONSTERS print by Jason Copland, plus both printed and PDF copies of KILL ALL MONSTERS.Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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SKULLBOT ON YOUR WALL LEVEL: A KILL ALL MONSTERS print by James Biggie (Robot God Akamatsu), plus both printed and PDF copies of KILL ALL MONSTERSEstimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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EVERYTHING ON YOUR WALL LEVEL: BOTH KILL ALL MONSTERS prints, plus both printed and PDF copies of KILL ALL MONSTERS.Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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EVERYTHING ON YOUR WALL AND BODY LEVEL: BOTH KILL ALL MONSTERS prints, plus the T-shirt, plus both printed and PDF copies of KILL ALL MONSTERS.Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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WELCOME TO THE KILL TEAM LEVEL: Michael May writes you into a KILL ALL MONSTERS prose short story that you keep in PDF format (to be delivered by December 2013), plus both KILL ALL MONSTERS prints, a printed copy of KILL ALL MONSTERS with Jason Copland sketch, and the PDF.Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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ORIGINAL ART LEVEL: An original page of KILL ALL MONSTERS art by series artist Jason Copland, plus a printed copy of KILL ALL MONSTERS with Jason Copland sketch, and the PDF.Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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THIS PEN FOR HIRE LEVEL: Jason Copland will draw a 5-page story that you write, plus you get a printed copy of KILL ALL MONSTERS with Jason Copland sketch, and the PDF. You keep all rights to your story; delivery time of the story to be negotiated. You receive original pages as well as high res B&W lined TIFF's. Jason has final approval of script content before pledge is accepted. Scripts that are too graphic in terms of violent/sexual/language content will not be eligible. Jason will do small edits to finished art if reasonable.Estimated delivery:Add $15 USD to ship outside the US
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