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Find out what a pair of music obsessed twenty-somethings do when bots, altered humans and machine intelligences have all the best jobs?
Find out what a pair of music obsessed twenty-somethings do when bots, altered humans and machine intelligences have all the best jobs?
143 backers pledged £3,212 to help bring this project to life.

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BaadFood is an off-kilter sci-fi comic series which follows two music obsessed standard-Homo Sapien twenty-somethings stuck in a government run "back-to-work" scheme.  They are trying to find their way against the backdrop of a planet where machine intelligences, altered-Homo Sapiens, and an ageing population have taken all the best jobs. A chance event causes them, despite their protestations, to become the poster boys for a group of Neu-Human extremists that want to forcibly genetically engineer all Homo Sapiens and to destroy the emancipated sentient machines (WarSuits) that they share the planet with.

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BaadFood needs your support to get Issue #1 across the line. The comic is spread across 22 beautiful full colour pages, all of which have been written, inked, coloured and lettered.  We're running this Kickstarter to generate an audience, make final changes to the pages, get the money required to complete the cover artwork and get physical copies printed to send out to you lovely people.

The comic is standard sized, 6.625” x 10.25”, with gloss covers and matte inner pages, on good quality paper.  There will be two versions, a Standard cover and a Limited Edition variant cover which will never be reprinted.  The issues will be posted with a bag and board, and in a card backed flat envelope to ensure that you get your comic through the post in the best way possible.  If you don't want the physical comic, one of the rewards will be a  DRM-Free PDF rocking the Standard cover.

We'll be using Offset Lithographic Printing to make the best quality comics we can for our readers.  This does mean we'll need to print a larger number of copies to make the process worthwhile, but the final result will be excellent :).

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The Press

 

 

We are a few weeks in, and have started to get some cool press, with Pipedream Comics' Kickstarter of the Week award, we're on the sidebar over at The True Believers, and have some nice overviews at Monkeys Fighting Robots, Fanbase Press and the Loose Lips blog.


Huge thanks to the folks that have managed to cover the project :).

The Team

Nic Ho Chee (Writer and Producer) is a writer and professional developer of apps and games who loves all things comic-based.  He has a blog over at Shapejam, is one of the curators at TEFOSAV and is active on Twitter as @funcrandm.

Angelo "Bong" Ty Dazo (Pencils and Inks) is a professional penciller, inker and colourist from the Philippines. He brings nearly thirty years worth of experience to the project, and has worked for Marvel on Thunderbolts, Deadpool, Deadpool Corps and Deadpool: Merc With A Mouth, on Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and DC's Flash. Angelo can be sometimes found over at Deviantart.

Davi Comodo (Colourist) is a professional colourist who has been drawing all his life. After a couple of years working in advertising, he decided to work on what he always wanted to since childhood; Comic books. He has been working in comics for about 3 years. His works include Katie Greaven and The Engine Men, Battle Star Gallactica: Starbuck, Sons of Chaos, and Mage Inc.  Check out Davi's Deviantart, and you can find him on his webite, davicomodo.com.

Ken Reynolds (Letterist) is a letterer and graphic designer. He lives and works in Suffolk, UK. He has lettered for many independent publishers and creators including work for Grayhaven Comics, Insane Comics & Arcana.  Ken also edits Sliced Quarterly and has been running Kickstarters to print his Cognition series  You can catch up with Ken on his website KenReynoldsDesign.


The Artwork

The interior pages are pencilled, inked and lettered, as an example here is some of the great interior art from Angelo and crew.

Sample Art
Sample Art

 

Colouring tests for Kev, so we could work out the colouring style...
Colouring tests for Kev, so we could work out the colouring style...

 

Some colouring tests for Roy...
Some colouring tests for Roy...

 

We started with sketches like this...
We started with sketches like this...

 

...and ended up with characters like Officer Doyle.
...and ended up with characters like Officer Doyle.

 

Officer Droid concept art
Officer Droid concept art

 

Papa Legba, interface between this world and the next
Papa Legba, interface between this world and the next

 

Hermes, Greek god of communications and trickery
Hermes, Greek god of communications and trickery

 

Athena, Goddess of war, wisdom and making.
Athena, Goddess of war, wisdom and making.


The Future

There are scripts ready for the next four issues, and an overarching storyline prepared and ready to put to pencil.  Any money we can make over and above the money needed to complete the front and back cover art, print the comics out and get them into the hands of the readers will go back into getting the future issues completed. 

Risks and challenges

The interior pages are ready to go. The printer timelines and costs, Kickstarter costs, bags, boards and envelopes are all priced up. The cover art and Kickstarter page layouts will need to be completed and we'll be able to send Issue #1 to the printers.

The printing, mailout process and issue collation have been researched to make sure that there aren't any hidden costs to surprise us. The deadline is very achievable given the work put in already.

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    - Issue #1 of BaadFood with the Standard cover as a PDF.
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    - Your name as a supporter in the back of the first issue.
    - A shout out from the writer on Twitter!

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    - Issue #1 of BaadFood with a Variant cover as a PDF.
    - Phone and Desktop wallpaper.
    - Your name as a supporter in the back of the first issue.
    - A shout out from the writer on Twitter!

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    - Issue #1 of BaadFood with Standard and Variant covers as PDFs.
    - Phone and Desktop wallpaper.
    - Your name as a supporter in the back of the first issue.
    - A shout out from the writer on Twitter!

    and...
    - Print copies of Issue #1 of both the Variant and Standard cover editions, bagged, boarded and posted to you!

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