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.
This is the second issue of the comic, which sees them trying to survive a last man or machine standing competition they unexpectedly entered.
Will You Like BaadFood?
If you enjoy reading Sci-Fi comics with machines and altered-humans punching on, hordes of robots, standard issue electromagnetic big-guns with a dash of futurism, then you'll like BaadFood.
Our Previous Kickstarter:
The first issue was successfully launched on Kickstarter back in summer 2017 (check out our old Kickstarter here.) We're running 22 pages of story for Issue Two in our Standard Cover version, and 36 pages of story, covers and concept art in our Variant Edition. The comic has been written, pencilled, inked, coloured and lettered, and we've already arranged or created the covers, so we just need your help to get BaadFood #2 to the printer so we can send it out to our readers. We're using Kickstarter again as a platform, as it gives us a chance to get a creator-owned and self-published comic out to a worldwide audience who may never have seen it otherwise, whilst also allowing us to cover the cost of printing the comic. We're running a very short Kickstarter this time, which if we've timed it correctly, will allow us to have printed copies of the second issue ready for Comic Cons starting in February as well as sending out Rewards prior to Brexit (the comics will be posted from the UK.)
Just like our first issue, the comic is standard sized, 6.625” x 10.25”, with gloss covers and matte inner pages, Offset Lithographic printed, on good quality paper. There will be two versions, a Standard cover and a limited to 500 copy edition with variant cover and extra concept art, 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 fulfilled our first Kickstarter in July 2017, and comics went out on the dot to our Backers. It spent the next year being sold at various British Comic Cons and online, to gauge whether it resonated with readers enough to warrant creating more issues. Around April last year, we were getting enough positive feedback that the second and third issue scripts were cleaned up, and were ready to send across to Bong Dazo, our penciller from Issue 1. Pietro Antognioni stepped into the project in autumn 2018, after we unfortunately lost our original penciller that summer. Pietro, our writer Nic Ho Chee, colourist Davi Comodo and letterer, Ken Reynolds, have created something we hope you'll enjoy.
Pietro, Davi and Ken have moved the art style on for the second comic. The colours are as vibrant as ever, with Pietro and Ken delivering some truly spectacular work across the issue. We've been working on getting Roy, Emma, Kev and friends sharpened up, and we'll be sharing some of the concept work and extra art breakdowns in the Variant Cover issue:
BaadFood #2 will have two covers, the standard edition and the limited edition Variant Cover. We're proud to announce that the Variant Cover has been drawn by the amazing Rugman:
"Anthony McEwan aka RUGMAN is an Artist and Illustrator based in London. He has been exhibiting his work for over 17 years both in London and worldwide in cities such as LA, New York City, Barcelona, Berlin Dublin and many more. His style is distinct, loved and collected by many fans including stars such as writer/musician Tim Minchin, Grant Nicolas of FEEDER and actor Tom Hardy."
You can see more of Rugman's art at www.rugmanart.com.
...we've shared the cover for you to have a look at and will upload the standard cover soon, so come back to check it out.
We have Catchup rewards for people that missed the first issue, with both digital and physical copies available. Check out our Standard Cover (drawn by the Oscar Zahn writer and artist, Tri Vuong) and a few pages, pencilled and inked by the incredible Bong Dazo, below:
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 can be found on Twitter as @funcrandm. He wrote a few pieces on the previous Kickstarter experience which you can read here, here or here over at Shapejam.
Pietro Antognioni (Penciller and Inker) is an artist, teacher, and freelancer and is particularly adept at drawing drinking dinosaurs, and muscled fighting game characters. Pietro has his latest sketches and creations on Instagram or over at Facebook.
Davi Comodo (Colourist) is a professional colorist who has been drawing all his life. In 2012, after a few years in advertising as a designer, Davi left his job, a classical guitar college, and a rock band to work on his childhood dream: Comics and Illustration. His published works include “Battle Star Gallactica: Starbuck” (Dynamite), “Evil Dead 2” (Spacegoat Publishing), “Starcaster” (Ctrl+Alt+Del), “Starcraft Battlegrounds” (Red Bull/Blizzard), “Mirror’s Edge: Exordium” (Dark Horse) and “Power Rangers” (BOOM!). Check out what Davi is working on at www.artstation.com/davicomodo
Ken Reynolds (Letterist) has lettered for many independent publishers and creators. He is also proud to be part of the lettering team that completed ‘The Explorers’ Guild’ by Jon Baird, Kevin Costner and Rick Ross published by Simon & Schuster. He also writes the supernatural adventure comic 'Cognition' and edits the experimental comic anthology 'Sliced Quarterly'. You can find out more about everything he's up to here, www.kenreynolds.co.uk
We have scripts for future issues lined up. Any money above printing costs will go towards getting them produced and printed too.
Risks and challenges
We're in a better position than the first issue, with final pages and our variant cover ready to go. We just need to complete the main cover, and get the comics to the printer. The printer timelines and costs, Kickstarter costs, bags, boards and envelopes are all priced up, and we've delivered a Kickstarter before, so the chance to any problems has been vastly reduced.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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