We've reached our initial funding goal!! Scroll down to get the details on our first stretch goal!
This is Melanie and Del, and welcome to our Kickstarter! For the past year and a half we have been posting two LGBT action-romance series for free online: webcomic Bang! Bang! BOOM! and it’s accompanying prequel novel, Bang! Bang! BOOM! [NEW YORK]. Having completed 10 chapters of the comic and 95,000 words of the novel, we began this Kickstarter to acquire funds to get both first volumes printed and distributed to fans. Both of these books are 100% complete and are ready for print, we just need your help to make it happen!
Bang! Bang! BOOM! takes place in an alternate history version of Jazz Era America, where a handful of companies have taken technology beyond what it was at the time, and magic is a curiosity rather than an impossibility. Our story follows the adventures and romantic relationship of a pair of gangsters out to make a name for themselves: Jakub Danowicz, the ridiculously stoic pointman with a secret, sentimental side; and Cheshire Bloom, bombastic and ever-smiling, who is in possession of explosive magical powers. Together, they commit crime!
As the story opens, Jakub and Cheshire are fleeing their home gang in New York for a new life on the run together. Their escape takes them to Chicago, where new, powerful families and inhuman foes await them. But navigating their personal relationship is just as tricky…
Bang! Bang! BOOM! the graphic novel is 204 pages, mostly black and white with colored chapter covers and some accents. It features all 10 chapters originally posted (and currently available) online for free, with minor edits. Due to graphic violence and mild sexual content, it is recommended for mature readers only.
Bang! Bang! BOOM! [NEW YORK] is a prequel novel detailing how Jakub and Cheshire first met, 10 years before leaving for Chicago. Volume 1 features all 9 parts first released (and currently available) online for free, with some edits and minor additions. It covers the first 7 years of Jakub and Cheshire’s relationship, with a second volume planned to carry the story up to the start of the comic. The printed version is 260 pages with cover art by Del.
Our goal is printed copies of the graphic novel and novel, but it wouldn’t be a Kickstarter without incentives!
- 2 buttons printed with metallic finish featuring Jakub and Cheshire.
- 3 normal gloss buttons featuring Jakub and Cheshire, and Bunny Swanson’s sigil.
- 2 acrylic charms, double-sided, of Jakub and Cheshire
- 1 acrylic charm, double-sided, of Bunny Swanson
- 1 pack of 54 custom poker sized playing cards. Each card features a different character, illustration, or comic scene on its face with a custom back and tuck box.
Outside the tiers we’re also offering 2 add-ons:
- PDF copies of the graphic novel and novel (novel version includes Del’s illustrations)
- 3 prints of BBB art, 5.5” x 8.5”, to be selected from a list of 5
To add an Add On to your pledge, pick your tier and then add $5 or $10 after that. We will be issuing a survey after the end of the Kickstarter so you can specify which add ons and which prints you would like.
If you would like your books signed by both of us, we'll be taking requests at the end, for no extra charge! Signed copies will only be available for Kickstarter backers.
This is our first Kickstarter, but we’ve done extensive research to be certain that our estimates are sound. We have approved our proof from the printer and have physical samples of every piece of merch we’re offering. We’re confident that we can turn rewards around swiftly, and with volume 2 already underway, we’re certainly not going anywhere!
Now that we've reached our main goal, we've got our sights set on stretch goals!
Bang! Bang! BOO! etc - MET
At $6500 we're offering everyone who pledges PDF copies of Bang! Bang! BITE! and Bang! Bang! BUBBLES! along with newcomer Bang! Bang! BOO! - A 6 page mini comic featuring Jakub and Cheshire as teenaged amateur ghost hunters in the modern day. This comic will be ready by December 2018.
Extra Prints and Bookmarks - MET
We've already offered 3 prints as an add on. If we reach $7000 everyone who chooses one of the $30+ tiers will get 2 prints, and everyone who requested 3 prints will get 5!
PDF Extras Artbook - MET
At $7500, everyone who pledges will receive a PDF artbook containing character profiles, early concept and unreleased sketches, and bonus illustrations.
PDF Comic Scripts - MET
At $8000 we'll add on to the extras book with scripts from the first 10 chapters of the comic.
You guys have exhausted our stretch goals! Anything else we add won't be ready in time for a December '18 shipment but we are considering other digital rewards, stay tuned!
If you're interested in seeing what Bang! Bang! BOOM! has to offer before lending your support, please visit http://www.bangbangboomcomic.com and it'll take you to our current hosting grounds, where we've already accumulated over 2000 followers and are growing every day. You can also find us on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram. Thank you for your consideration!
Risks and challenges
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