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A comic book about a cosmic cat that likes to take people on spiritual journeys - whether they need it or not.
A comic book about a cosmic cat that likes to take people on spiritual journeys - whether they need it or not.
87 backers pledged £1,894 to help bring this project to life.

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ACHIEVED STRETCH GOALS 

£1,400- Stickers and signed thank you card for all people who bought the book

£1,800 - An Inspirational cat poster and Yin Yang keychain for pledges £35 and over

A new pledge tier is now available -  KITTY JENKINS PLUSH TOY

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Kitty jenkins is a cosmic cat who pops into peoples lives, and sends them on mystical journeys they don’t want to go on. Where does he come from? Why does he do it? No one knows. He’s just a cat! 

F*** You Kitty Jenkins will be the first ever graphic novel by Backwards Burd (that's us!) containing a series of short stories about this stupid cat and all the people he encounters.

To read our finished Kitty Jenkins stories and see what he's all about, visit our website - 

http://backwardsburd.thecomicseries.com/

The first Kitty Jenkins comic by Sajan Rai and Daniel De Sosa
The first Kitty Jenkins comic by Sajan Rai and Daniel De Sosa

The artists involved are  - Daniel De Sosa, Sajan Rai, Shane Melisse, and me, Siobhan Alcaide (but you can all me Shibby).

Kitty Jenkins is based on Dan's fat stupid cat Sam, who would always meow at him for attention when watching TV and then when he'd pet him, his cat would start purring too loudly for him to hear anything else.

He also appeared to Dan in a dream, and sent him on his own pointless dream journey. Because the character can do absolutely anything, drawing Jenkins helps him think creatively. The character is a vehicle for other artists to express the irreverent side of themselves that many wouldn't ordinarily explore.

The Great Castby by Daniel De Sosa
The Great Castby by Daniel De Sosa

The beauty with Kitty Jenkins is, no matter how diverse the styles are between artists and writers, the absolutely madness of the character is prevalent throughout all his stories. There's also some extra bonus stories from Shane Melisse to break up the chaos, so there is something in it for everyone! 

A little intro to Shane's short stories - Pickles and Chips, which you can read by clicking on the picure
A little intro to Shane's short stories - Pickles and Chips, which you can read by clicking on the picure

In this book, Jenkins appears in classic literature, deals with a drug addict, teaches kids and teens life lessons, and kidnaps me and my dad.

Everyone feels a little lost and confused at times. Kitty Jenkins embodies that, but with toilet humour and cryptic life advice.

As a comics collective, Backwards Burd have been printing and hand making comics in house for 3 years, to share with the world our art and stories. We have been touring with our books all around the UK and have developed a cult following over 2 years. This is our first major graphic novel about one of our most popular characters, and with your help, we can make this cat come to life!

F*** You Kitty Jenkins is a collection of short stories which do not rely on an in-depth background story, so you are able to pick it up from any page and enjoy the spontaneous adventures that Jenkins provides. Our main goal is to print our very first professional, perfect bound comic and get it into book stores as well as across the globe! 

 Book Details

  • A5 Soft cover book
  • 100 pages (including cover)
  • Black and white pages
  • Perfect bound and professionally finished 

 The £1000 raised will cover printing costs, creating your rewards and getting the book into stores and comic conventions across the country. 

You can also get the following for backing our project:

KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE POSTCARDS by each of the artists, and risograph printed

A 4 PIECE BADGE SET also designed by all artists

BECOME A COSMIC CAT with a cat portrait by an artist of your choice

AN A3 SIGNED RISOGRAPHIC PRINT of Daniel De Sosa's crazy double page spread

A KITTY JENKINS T-SHIRT By Sajan Rai

ORIGINAL PAGES from the book

ORIGINAL DRAWINGS of characters your choice. We can't draw characters under copyright

THE FRONT COVER by Sajan Rai as a fine art print AND the original inked drawing mounted on card

A hand made COSMIC CATNIP MINI COMIC is also available for anyone who just wants the Digital copy of F*** You Kitty Jenkins. This comic contains 2 stories by Daniel De Sosa.

Once we reach our goal and cover the initial costs, there are some stretch goals to unlock!

£1,400-  Stickers and signed thank you card for all people who bought the book

Stickers designed by Shibby and Dan
Stickers designed by Shibby and Dan

£1,800 - An Inspirational cat poster and Yin Yang keychain for pledges £35 and over

Money will also go towards better printing quality!
2" Acrylic cut keyring by Shibby, and Poster preview sketch by Shane
2" Acrylic cut keyring by Shibby, and Poster preview sketch by Shane

£1,800 – NEW ITEM  - Kitty Jenkins Plush toy

I will hand make a Kitty Jenkins plush toy out of soft fleece. It will be limited and numbered to 5 pieces.
My rough design for the plush toy. I aim to make it approximately 50cm tall
My rough design for the plush toy. I aim to make it approximately 50cm tall

And just to show you guys that I have made plush toys before, here are a few bunnies I've made in the past -

 

£3,000 – NEW ITEM - The Golden Jenkins

a gold painted resin statue of a Buddha Jenkins

 DANIEL DE SOSA

Daniel de Sosa is an American cartoonist born in the San Fernando Valley, and has been living in London for the past four years. He is the writer and creator of fantasy comic series Oi! Tales of Bardic Fury 

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/deSosaINK

Twitter - @bardicfury

Makes a mean bean salad
Makes a mean bean salad

 SAJAN RAI 

Sajan Rai draws obsessively, lives in London and has been known to eat and sleep. His more recent and acclaimed comics include titles such as 'Petty Beach' and 'Brocko 'N Frens'. See his stuff at www.childishbuttvomit.com

Twitter - @planetsmudge

Ate a Mr Kipling Apple pie every day for 3 years
Ate a Mr Kipling Apple pie every day for 3 years

SHANE MELISSE 

A new uprising comic artist and writer from North London and creator of Pickles and Chips comic. 

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ShaneMelisseIllustrations

Was banned from eating beans and eggs for 2 years
Was banned from eating beans and eggs for 2 years

 SIOBHAN ALCAIDE

Also known as Shibby, this little filipina is working on becoming a full time illustrator. Until then she juggles the life of being a sales assistant, visual merchandiser and struggling artist. 

Tumblr - http://skribblethis.tumblr.com/

Twitter/Instagram - @chibishibby

Will eat until she feels sick to prevent any food from being thrown away
Will eat until she feels sick to prevent any food from being thrown away

Risks and challenges

We already have half the pages finished. We are confident we will have the rest of the book finished by the end of October, ready for it to be printed and distributed just in time for Christmas.

Art work for postcards, thank you card and poster are not finalised and may change towards the completion of the book. Any changes made will be updated as soon as the decision is made.

Some stretch goals such as original drawings and comic stories require more time to make, and therefore have later delivery dates. Original art and portraits will vary depending on which artist you chose, as our styles and methods of working vary greatly.

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    DIGITAL COPY - You will receive a digital PDF F*** You Kitty Jenkins as soon as it is ready to send to print

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    COSMIC CATNIP - You will receive a mini "Cosmic Catnip" comic, hand made by Daniel De Sosa, as well as a digital PDF F*** You Kitty Jenkins as soon as it is ready to send to print

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    BOOK TIME - You will receive a soft cover copy of the F*** You Kitty Jenkins book and a Digital PDF copy as soon as it is ready to print

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    PAWSOME POSTCARDS - Exclusive to Kickstarter, and designed by all 4 artists. You will also receive a soft cover copy of the F*** You Kitty Jenkins book and a Digital PDF copy as soon as it is ready to print

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    BADGE SET - A set of 4 badges designed by the book artists. You will also receive a soft cover copy of the F*** You Kitty Jenkins book, a Digital PDF copy as soon as it is ready to print and a set of 4 exclusive postcards

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    A5 CAT PORTRAIT - One of our artists will turn you into a cosmic cat! You will also receive - Badge set, Exclusive Kickstarter postcards, Soft cover F*** You Kitty Jenkins book, Digital PDF as soon as it is ready to print

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    A3 RISO PRINT by Daniel De Sosa
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    KITTY JENKINS T-SHIRT - You will also receive -
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    ORIGINAL PAGES - Receive a original comic page from the artists.
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    KITTY JENKINS PLUSH TOY - Receive a hand sewn and numbered Jenks plush, made by me (Shibby :D). As I have to hand make this, the plush will be sent at a later date.
    You will receive the following rewards once the book is ready to be shipped- A Kitty Jenkins T-shirt, An A3 Riso Print, Badge set, Exclusive Kickstarter postcards, Soft cover F*** You Kitty Jenkins book, Digital PDF as soon as it is ready to print

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    ORIGINAL DRAWINGS (delivered separately by JAN '15) - We will draw a commission of your choice and send the original to you. We will not draw commissions of characters under copyright.
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    ORIGINAL COVER ART AND PRINT - Get the original sketch, as well as a fine art print of the cover by Sajan Rai.
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    GO ON A JOURNEY WITH KITTY JENKINS - Become a main character in your very own Kitty Jenkins story! You will also receive - A Kitty Jenkins T-shirt, An A3 Riso Print, Badge set, Exclusive Kickstarter postcards, Soft cover F*** You Kitty Jenkins book, Digital PDF as soon as it is ready to print

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