About this project
A HUGE thank you to everyone who's backed us so far and helped us to fund Super Robot Mayhem!
If we hit £6,000 then we'll upgrade ALL comic rewards to include Issue #2.
Issue 2 won't be ready until August 2017, but we'll send out digital versions so that you can preview them before anyone else, with the physical versions sent all at once! If you can't wait to get your hands on issue #1, you can pay additional postage to have them sent separately.
ONLY MAYHEM CAN SAVE US NOW!
Giant robots, invading aliens, and a hero who is fighting his own personal demons.
Raiden Nakamura is an engineer on the research mining vessel Theseus on a mission to find resources in the Kuiper Belt. When he discovers the ruins of an ancient Super Robot (MAYHEM) buried deep into the rock of an asteroid, he unwittingly sets in motion a chain of events that attracts the attention of the Demon Imperial Alliance (DIA).
Called onwards by Mayhem's presence, the DIA fly to our solar system to battle humanity and steal the technology for themselves.
Assisted by his colleagues, and suffering from increasing psychosis due to his neural link with MAYHEM, Raiden must defend the solar system from the invading Imperial force.
Imagine Neon Genesis Evangelion, Gundam Wing, Mazinger Z and Transformers, as directed by Ridley Scott, with production design by Akira's Katsuhiro Otomo, Syd Mead and H.R. Giger, and you're in the right area for Super Robot MAYHEM! Super Robot Mayhem #1 and #2 are the first of a planned run of five issues.
1. Art Cards
A set of 3 A6 post sized art cards.
2. A4 Poster
An A4 poster of the cover of Super Robot Mayhem
3. Super Robot Mayhem #1
The very first issue of SUPER ROBOT MAYHEM! Available in DRM Free digital (pdf) or physical print editions.
4. Super Robot Mayhem #1 - Kickstarter Exclusive Variant edition
The very first issue of SUPER ROBOT MAYHEM! Comes with an exclusive variant cover, a tonne of concept art and notes showing the development of SRM from first idea to finished issue.
Available in DRM Free digital (pdf) or physical print editions. (Please note the physical edition - ALSO includes the concept art and notes!).
Super Robot MAYHEM t-shirt in sizes S - XL.
6. Super Robot Mayhem Canvas Shoes
Custom made Canvas shoes with a Super Robot Mayhem art print. Available in Mens and Womens sizes,
Shoe Size Guide
7. Be in the book!
You can be in the book, with a small role on the ship I.S.S. Theseus!
At-a-glance Reward Guide
The Kickstarter Exclusive editions of Super Robot Mayhem #1 include pages of detailed concept art showing the progress of the world from initial designs to finished concepts.
Jeremy Biggs is a writes and publishes stories under the name Subversive Comics.
Originally known for his involvement in sound recording working alongside artists such as Vini Reilly (Durutti Column), Stephen Mallinder (Cabaret Voltaire) and Billie Ray Martin (S-express), Jeremy has earned glowing reviews in Mixmag and a feature in Esquire Asia.
As an artist he was featured in the "Undercurrent" show at the opening of the Tanks at the Tate Modern in 2012. As a sound designer he worked on the Zombies-in-Africa film "The Dead" which went to number one in the US Horror Blu-Ray charts in 2011 and earned kudos from Zombie Master George Romero himself.
Jeremy is the lead writer on Metal Made Flesh, and has worked alongside Simeon Aston to build on the harsh cyberpunk world of Tuaoni. As a writer his work has appeared in Heavy Metal and Starburst Magazines, he will also have a story in the relaunched Deadline magazine, this summer.
When he's not got headphones on, or his nose in a book, Jeremy likes playing survival horror titles like Resident Evil and Dead Space, although he's more susceptible to jump scares than he's prepared to admit.
Software developer by day and comic blogger by night, mild mannered Adrian is the owner of SuperRobotMayhem.com a comic and movie news website launched in 2009 and since then has over 1.5 million visitors, as well as several cease and desist letters from movie studios from reporting on news other websites wouldn't. With a life long obsession collecting robots and reading comics, this project has become a dream come true.
The idea behind Super Robot Mayhem was to create a comic inspired by the works of the grandfather of Super Robots Go Nagai, mixed in with manga like Akira and Ghost in the Shell, and delivered in a western comic format.
Super Robot Mayhem has been a labour of love for Adrian as it went through a several revisions over the years. After meeting Jeremy Biggs at Thought Bubble in 2012, and being inspired by his work he decided to ask for advice. The pair ended up teaming up to develop the universe. One year later Super Robot Mayhem is ready for the world.
Adrian lives with his wife Kirsty, son Dexter and two gerbils (Goku and Thor) and hopes to one day own a dog.
Paul Nicholson - Most famous for designing Ghost in the Shell Standalone Complex's Laughing Man logo for Production I.G. Paul was featured as a character in the second gig of GitS:SAC, in return for his design work, where he also contributed the design of the individual 11 logo.
Paul also designed logos, typography and artwork for the Aphex Twin, Manga UK, Terratag clothing and many more.
A long time Manga and Anime fan, he wrote his PhD thesis on Super Robots!
Paul has provided typography and design for Super Robot Mayhem.
Javier Adrian Bordon works as a freelance artist for the comics and videogames industrie. He has 20 years experience, as a designer and published his first self written thriller mystery comic book "The Dogs" in 2010.
His work mainly focuses on sci-fi and fantasy. He is in the process of making a fantasy adventure comic book with dragons and warrior girls! He also works as professional animator.
In 2015 after a brief stay in Spain and France, he emigrated to Poland, where he is now living and keeping his art studio in Krakow city. He loves dogs, castles, tramways and old second world war airplanes, especially Spitfires.
Whilst working he smokes tobacco a lot and drink lots of coffee, but people still understand what he is mumbling in polish, even with his dark voice.
Jon Scrivens is an Artist, Colourist and Letterer from Berkhamsted, Herts. He's worked as a colour assistant on titles for Marvel, DC/Vertigo and Image (The Punisher, Sheriff of Babylon, Batman, The Activity). His lettering work featured in multiple indie titles such as Bertie Bear, Toots Malloy: Blues Ninja & Metal Made Flesh (including a recent short featured in Heavy Metal Magazine). He's often found at Comic events drawing zombie portraits and flogging his creator-owned graphic novel Little Terrors!.
Hinomars19 is the nom-de-plume of Transformers box art artist Phil Knott. Phil is based in the UK and loves Anime, Manga, Super Sentai, japan drama and scifi and gravure idols. ...and Transformers. He also likes pretty things.
Andrew has gladly created two sketches of MAYHEM for us to give away as rewards for the project.
Simeon is the lead artist and creator of Metal Made Flesh. His work has been featured in Heavy Metal magazine, and he's worked for Grant Morrison on Option 3, a brand new series.
Simeon has agreed to provide some awesome original detailed pencil sketches of Mayhem for this project. Check out his artwork below!
Risks and challenges
We're a dab hand at Kickstarter now, and since we started we've learned a lot, including having good control over our printing sources, learning how to make tweaks to improve quality, allowing time for any delays in printing, and having backups in case a printer is unable to fulfill on time.
We'll be notifying you at all stages of the Kickstarter how progress is coming along, including an insight into the writing process and showing work in progress pics of the artwork.
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