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$739
pledged of $7,000pledged of $7,000 goal
12
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, May 6 2012 2:46 PM UTC +00:00

About

Mix Tape is a quarterly comic book anthology inspired by music.  Each volume will compile 3 or 4 songs adapted into comic book format using only the lyrics to inspire imagery and create dialog.

The goal is to share a visual interpretation of a variety of music with an audience who may or may not know a particular song. Each song will utilize a different artistic style and will highlight new and up-and-coming artists.  It will also challenge new writers to create by limiting what they can and can not say to only dialog gleaned from the song lyrics.

Each volume will also have a running theme tying the songs together.  Just like your favorite mix tape! The theme for the first volume is Love On The Run.

With your help we can bring this vision to life. With funds raised here on Kickstarter we can finish the first volume and get them into stores.

By pledging you are helping to cover production costs, like paying the artists, as well as the costs to obtain the music licenses for songs used in Mix Tape Volume #1, Love On The Run.  This is very important.  We as creators know how much effort is put into our projects.  We would never use something someone else has worked so hard to accomplish to our own advantage.  Lots of hard work and long hours were put into getting permission for the songs we will be using.

Funds will also go towards printing and shipping costs. We will be doing an initial run of 1000 copies and we want to get these comics out into the world. We are creating something beautiful and tangable. We want readers to hold this book in their hands and really take the time to enjoy it. We also encourage folks to go out and get the music we highlight.  Try to imagine your own imagery as you listen to the songs and then pick up our book and see our interpretation!

Any additional funds will go into creating Volume #2 or for another print run of Volume #1 if need be.

Right now we have three songs lined up for Volume #1, all fitting the theme  of Love On The Run.  There are 3 art teams attached who have already provided some wonderful art (which backers will get to see and own!). The book will be around 32 pages.  The actual pages have not been started yet and won't be until we get the funds we need to pay the wonderful people involved as well as licenses.

All stories were written for this volume by me, Don Pankievicz, and we have some wonderful talent involved. Artists, literally, from all around the world! Some have never been published and others have a few projects under their belts and are the new up-and-comers.  As we progress we will introduce each and every one of them. 

We decided to start now by showing you the cover art and introducing Paris Addie, the cover designer!

In short this is an inspired project.  Something you could pick up and enjoy whether you have heard the songs or not.  It's also the kind of book you could buy and not miss out if you haven't read a previous issue.  We know how hard it is to keep up with all the wonderful books that are already out there.  Each volume will be a self-contained piece.  You can enjoy Volume #1 or pick it up at Volume #10 and still enjoy it.

So stop by, grab a copy, and enjoy.

Don Pankievicz, Creator

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    For international backers.
    Unfortunately, the high cost of shipping does not allow us to send rewards outside the U.S. For anyone still wishing to pledge we would like to thank you with a personal email and some fun behind the scene art!

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    For $3 you'll get a handwritten thank you from the project creator. It will come on the back of a postcard featuring random art from the book.

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    For $5 you'll get a handwritten thank you from the project creator on your choice of one of three postcards featuring art from the book.

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    $10 will get you a signed thank you letter and three blank postcards featuring art from Mix Tape Vol. #1 to use for yourself!

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    This is a no frills perk. $10 will get you a copy of the book, signed or not, your choice.

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    For this pledge you will get a signed book, a signed thank you letter or postcard of your choice. Also, your name will be included in the book as a very special thank you!

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    For this pledge you will get a signed book, a signed thank you letter and three blank postcards featuring art from Mix Tape Vol. #1 to use for yourself! Also, your name will be included in the book as a very special thank you!

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    NEW Retailer package! For $25 we'll send a stack of 12 books to line your shelves and your shop will get it's name in the thank yous!

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    For a $50 pledge you will get a signed book, a signed thank you letter and three blank postcards featuring art from to use for yourself. You'll get your name in the book as a thank you and you will get your choice of 1 of 3 posters featuring art from Mix Tape Vol. #1.

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    Retailer package. This pledge is for retailers who want to see Mix Tape on their shelves. You get 20 copies of the book and we'll send along a poster for your window.

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    For $100 you'll get a signed book, a signed thank you letter and you'll get your name in the book as a thank you. You will also get all 3 posters featuring art from Mix Tape Vol. #1. As a bonus we'll include a poster with art from the cover, signed by Paris Addie the designer.

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    Remember when everyone listened to the radio? It was so cool to call in and give a shout out to your friends.
    We want to stick with the theme and give people a chance to give a 'Shout Out'.
    For 3 lucky backers we are offering a full page personal ad to say whatever you want. Pimp your own project or store, say hi to loved ones, ask your girlfriend to marry you!!
    We'll work with you to create a custom, full page ad to say whatever you want!
    We'll even throw in 5 copies of the book to give to friends and family and a signed poster of the cover art!

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    This is a very limited reward. Mix Tape would like to thank anyone pledging this amount by taking "Requests and Dedications". Want to dedicate a song to a loved one? How about seeing a visual interpretation of your wedding song with you and the wifey as the main characters? Your song will be one of those featured in Volume #2 and we'll give you a hands on creating experience. From writing the script to okay-ing the art. ***We ask that you have a few song choices in mind, though, as we adhere to all laws dealing with music publishing. We'll do our best to get the song you want but, ultimately, it's up to the music publisher if we can use a song or not. If you want more info about this package, email Don directly to work out details.

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