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About

When it comes to fiction, there are very few visuals as striking as kaiju. From the weight of their presence to the excitement of learning about new monsters, it is fascinating to see impossible abilities defying our wildest dreams. Kaiju have been the center of wonder for people all around the world since the early 1950’s when the name was coined. 

KaiJoe by Łukasz Kowalczuk
KaiJoe by Łukasz Kowalczuk

Let’s go back even further: mythologies and lore of early civilizations have tales of sea monsters, giants, beasts, and dragons. There is something appealing about giant, strange creatures that has worked in storytelling through the ages and continues today.

Print Reward: Mama Kaiju by Chris Yarbrough
Print Reward: Mama Kaiju by Chris Yarbrough

The idea that these giant creatures have always been part of fiction in one fashion or another got me thinking: what if I contacted some of the most creative people I knew and tried to get a collection of stories together that could spark a brand new love of kaiju? At the time, I dont think I realized what I was starting. Almost every person I asked gave me the same response, "I’ve actually had this really cool kaiju story I’ve wanted to do for a while."

Stomp Edo by Eric Palicki, Adam Ferris, and Lesley Atlansky
Stomp Edo by Eric Palicki, Adam Ferris, and Lesley Atlansky

The passion for kaiju was already there.

Sloan by Daniel Warner and Chris Enterline
Sloan by Daniel Warner and Chris Enterline

Kaiju Gods is loaded with some of the most creative people in comics, including:

Alex Maday, Cari Dee, Andrew Hahn, Bob Salley, Robert Nugent, Daniel Warner, Chris Enterline,Tzvi Lebetkin, Łukasz Kowalczuk, Jan Klein, William Tener, Justin Mason, Anthony L. Fowler Jr, Darren Stephens, Megan Huang, Bethany Varni, Garrett Gunn, Nicolas Touris, Lyndon John Magbanua, Chucky Peñero, Gia Pascual, Kevin Parent Roditeli, Rottsteak, Skylar Patridge, Bram Meehan, Patrick Blaine, Eric Palicki, Adam Ferris, Lesley Atlansky, Enzo Garza, Frankie B Washington, Jay Piscopo, Quinn McGowan, Chris Yarbrough, Avery Ferdinand, Amber Stone, Ed Bickford, Brian Koschak, Katrina Navarro, Buster Moody, Aaron Sutton, Ross Taylor, Lynette May, Michael Adams, Natalie Ousley, Irfan Yang, Michelle Joy Gallagher, Shannon Rose, and more.

Banana Katana by Kevin Roditeli and Rottsteak
Banana Katana by Kevin Roditeli and Rottsteak

 You simply can't do a kaiju project without an awesome cover. When I approached Patrick Blaine about the project and doing the cover we knew we had to pay homage to the great Noriyoshi Ohrai. He has been the legendary artist behind some of the greatest kaiju film posters ever made. Patrick was able to take some of our original kaiju and give them the same explosive presence Ohrai has always seemed to capture with Godzilla.

Kaiju Gods cover also available as print reward by Patrick Blaine
Kaiju Gods cover also available as print reward by Patrick Blaine

 This project was meant to bring the indie comic community together to collaborate on something fun. Not only is it a chance for creators to work with people they haven't before, but also bring in new readers and see new ways of storytelling. 

Story by Garrett Gunn and Nicolas Touris
Story by Garrett Gunn and Nicolas Touris

Each story in this anthology seems like it’s in another universe. From horror or comedy to science fiction and fantasy, there is something different each story brings to the book.

Dandelion story by Skylar Patridge and Bram Meehan
Dandelion story by Skylar Patridge and Bram Meehan

 This kickstarter is to fund a large print run to be shared and distributed throughout all the creators involved. It will also cover the shipping costs and fulfilment of all backer rewards. Thank you for taking the time to check out our project and for backing Kaiju Gods.

The Path of Malketh by Alex Maday and Cari Dee
The Path of Malketh by Alex Maday and Cari Dee

 

Raiderman by Jay Piscopo
Raiderman by Jay Piscopo

 

TurTortoise by Frankie B Washington
TurTortoise by Frankie B Washington

 

Risks and challenges

This kickstarter is to fund a large print run to be shared and distributed throughout all the creators involved. It will also cover the shipping costs and fulfilment of all backer rewards. The book has some lettering needs and some editing but majority of the product is already finished and shouldn't take long to be in your hands. Thank you for taking the time to check out our project and for backing Kaiju Gods. I couldn't do this book without the artist and creators that contributed to it and most importantly without your help.

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    Every Dollar Helps

    The Kaiju Gods accept your offering and wont eat you.
    For helping contribute to this collection you've been rewarded with the following:

    - digital 5 pack of kaiju pin-ups from the book
    - digital KaiJoe story by Łukasz Kowalczuk
    - digital download of KS music Wrath of a God by Grayson Sapp
    - creator interviews by Jake Kaufman

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    Digital Copy of Kaiju Gods

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    Printed Copy of Kaiju Gods

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    - printed copy of Kaiju Gods + name credited in book as backer
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    - full digital kaiju pin-up pack
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    Kaiju Gods + Print Pack

    Along with the book and all previous rewards you'll receive 2 bonus 11x14 posters.

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    - Kaiju Gods cover print by Patrick Blaine
    - Mama Kaiju print by Chris Yarbrough
    - printed copy of Kaiju Gods + name credited in book as backer
    - full digital version of Kaiju Gods
    - full digital kaiju pin-up pack
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    Eric Palicki Bundle

    Missed your chance to grab No Angel #1-4? No worries. Hit two kaiju with one stone as we like to say.

    This reward includes:
    - printed copy of Kaiju Gods + name credited in book as backer
    -4 issue collection of No Angel by Eric and Adrianne Palicki
    - full digital version of Kaiju Gods
    - full digital kaiju pin-up pack
    - digital download of KS music Wrath of a God by Grayson Sapp
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    Kaiju Gods Rare Collectors Card

    Get a limited Kaiju Gods collectors sketch card by Cari Dee.

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    - one Kaiju Gods sketch card
    - Kaiju Gods cover print by Patrick Blaine
    - Mama Kaiju print by Chris Yarbrough
    - printed copy of Kaiju Gods + name credited in book as backer
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    - full digital kaiju pin-up pack
    - digital download of KS music Wrath of a God by Grayson Sapp
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    A. Shay Hahn Original Page Art

    Get one of the original pages from Bob Salley and A. Shay Hahn's story along with your Kaiju Gods reward.

    this pack includes:
    - one Kaiju Gods original story page from A. Shay Hahn
    - Kaiju Gods cover print by Patrick Blaine
    - Mama Kaiju print by Chris Yarbrough
    - printed copy of Kaiju Gods + name credited in book as backer
    - full digital version of Kaiju Gods
    - full digital kaiju pin-up pack
    - digital download of KS music Wrath of a God by Grayson Sapp
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    Frankie B Washington Kaiju Sketch Card

    Get a custom 2.5 x 3.5 Original B/W with Grey Tone Sketch Card on the limited edition Robot God Akamatsu Card Stock from (Upper Deck, Rittenhouse Archive, Transformers card artist) Frankie B Washington. This artwork will feature an original Kaiju or Robot with limited environment. along with your Kaiju Gods reward.

    this pack includes:
    - one Kaiju Gods sketch card by Frankie B Washington
    - Kaiju Gods cover print by Patrick Blaine
    - Mama Kaiju print by Chris Yarbrough
    - printed copy of Kaiju Gods + name credited in book as backer
    - full digital version of Kaiju Gods
    - full digital kaiju pin-up pack
    - digital download of KS music Wrath of a God by Grayson Sapp
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    Adam Ferris Kaiju Commission

    Get a custom 9x12 kaiju commission from Adam Ferris along with your Kaiju Gods reward.

    this pack includes:
    - one Kaiju Gods sketch commission by Adam Ferris
    - Kaiju Gods cover print by Patrick Blaine
    - Mama Kaiju print by Chris Yarbrough
    - printed copy of Kaiju Gods + name credited in book as backer
    - full digital version of Kaiju Gods
    - full digital kaiju pin-up pack
    - digital download of KS music Wrath of a God by Grayson Sapp
    - creator interviews by Jake Kaufman

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    A.Shay Hahn Commission

    Get a custom 9x12 kaiju commission from A. Shay Hahn along with your Kaiju Gods reward.

    this pack includes:
    - one Kaiju Gods sketch commission by A. Shay Hahn
    - Kaiju Gods cover print by Patrick Blaine
    - Mama Kaiju print by Chris Yarbrough
    - printed copy of Kaiju Gods + name credited in book as backer
    - full digital version of Kaiju Gods
    - full digital kaiju pin-up pack
    - digital download of KS music Wrath of a God by Grayson Sapp
    - creator interviews by Jake Kaufman

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    Łukasz Kowalczuk Original KaiJoe Art

    Get the original KaiJoe pinup art by Łukasz Kowalczuk along with your Kaiju Gods reward.

    this pack includes:
    - KaiJoe art by Łukasz Kowalczuk
    - Kaiju Gods cover print by Patrick Blaine
    - Mama Kaiju print by Chris Yarbrough
    - printed copy of Kaiju Gods + name credited in book as backer
    - full digital version of Kaiju Gods
    - full digital kaiju pin-up pack
    - digital download of KS music Wrath of a God by Grayson Sapp
    - creator interviews by Jake Kaufman

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    Become a Kaiju God

    Be illustrated as a Kaiju God in the back of the book.

    this reward includes:
    - illustration of you as a Kaiju God
    - Kaiju Gods cover print by Patrick Blaine
    - Mama Kaiju print by Chris Yarbrough
    - printed copy of Kaiju Gods + name credited in book as backer
    - full digital version of Kaiju Gods
    - full digital kaiju pin-up pack
    - digital download of KS music Wrath of a God by Grayson Sapp
    - creator interviews by Jake Kaufman

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Funding period

- (30 days)