Pussycats is back! This is the third series in the Pussycats saga, and this particular story has been in development for 3 years! Why so long? Because we don't rush our artists, that's why. And this 2-issue mini-series featuring illustrations from artist Mats Engesten is super-fly dynamite straight to the head, wrapped up in three awesome covers from Randall Lloyd Photography and cover artist Kane Gallagher.
Pussycats: The End of Everything is a sexy high-octane rocket ride that's a 32-page tribute to grindhouse cinema. The End of Everything is for Mature Readers, and is unapologetic with its nudity, language, monsters, zombie gore, and political treachery.
Pussycats: The End of Everything builds upon character histories of paramilitary lesbian fighters Viper and Foxglove, first introduced in the previous series, Sex, Drugs, & The Impossible. For this reason, many of our reward packages are bundled with that previous series to give you full continuity.
Here's the good news: even if you're completely new to E-Comix's Pussycats comic series, we're also making the first series available in select rewards packages and as individual add-ons.
Our goal is to generate funds to help pay for our advertising costs. The above full-page color ad is what we want to run in the January 2018 issue of the PREVIEWS comic shop catalog, which is where The End Of Everything will be solicited for international shipping to comic shops. Your pledge to this campaign will help pay for our advertising costs in that issue. The February 2018 issue of PREVIEWS is where we'll solicit the concluding second issue for this series.
Fulfillment dates for rewards: PDF files will be released March 1, 2018. Reward packages will begin shipping March 2018, and shipping will conclude by the end of April.
Mars is the new frontier because Earth is an infected planet. The world's leaders and a compliant media have kept the population in the dark about an alien danger to the planet. The elite have left humanity to be consumed by zombies. But two women refuse to let the Earth be devoured by the dead. Their love for their country, and each other, motivate them to do what few do when faced with danger: they take a stand. And they fight.
Meet paramilitary Pussycats of the future, Viper and Foxglove. Two lovers that don't think humanity should be written off as expendable.
These ladies, first introduced in the previous series, Sex, Drugs, & The Impossible, are now back in a self-contained story that shows their relationship both undercover...and under the covers.
Check out these interior pages from issue #1!
Here is a summary of the rewards available for this Kickstarter.
For those new to Pussycats, here are links to the books as they were originally listed for sale to the direct comic market. Click on the links to see the books hosted on PREVIEWSworld.com. A 5-page .pdf preview is available to see for each book!
If you'd like some additional books in your reward package, we still have first printings of Pussycats' first series and the second series (Sex Drugs, & The Impossible) available as add-ons. Each individual issue is $3 (regularly $3.99), and the trade paperback is $10 (collecting issues #0-4 of the first series, regularly $17.99). Just add on the cost of these items to the cost of your reward pledge.
We also have LIMITED EDITION signed add-ons EXCLUSIVE to this Kickstarter!
Available are 5 copies each of the Mother Superior (Aleksandra Baltic), Cowgirl Cathy (Debra A Johnson), and Powerhouse Pam (Kristy Ann) covers signed by the models!
WE ONLY HAVE 5 COPIES OF EACH COVER AVAILABLE, SO GET 'EM WHILE THEY'RE HOT!
IMPORTANT: For both domestic and international buyers, you MUST send us a message stating which add-ons you want included in your reward pledge. No exceptions. Your message is necessary in order for us to calculate additional postage (if applicable), but most importantly to ensure that your add-ons will be included in your reward package.
If this Kickstarter reaches $3,000 in pledges, we will include in every reward package above the $5 pledge this exclusive 8" x 10" Viper print signed by writer Vince Brusio!
If this Kickstarter begins to extend into funding closer to the $4,000 range and above, we will make more stretch goals available, announcing them in future updates.
Pussycats launched to critical acclaim in 2015 after famous adult film stars Karen Summer and Tanya Tate (pictured in videos below) appeared as themselves in the #0 issue. Both stars later signed promotional merchandise for the series when it shipped internationally to the direct comic market, and entered into Diamond Comic Distributors "Top 50 Small Press Comics" chart.
Soon afterwards, other famous adult film stars like Nina Hartley touted and promoted the comic series regularly on social media.
The comic quickly gathered a large female following as the book's main characters were tough women that kicked ass first and asked questions later. The Pussycats were Charlie's Angels on steroids in a big budget Quentin Tarantino film.
After the first series had been released, web sites were editorializing on how the series was a sound investment for the back issue market.
The second series, Sex, Drugs, & The Impossible was released in Spring 2017, and once again Pussycats entered into Diamond Comic Distributors "Top 50 Small Press Comics" chart.
Sellers were now asking higher prices for mint copies of the back issues on Amazon, and slabbing them for Ebay.
After Sex, Drugs, & The Impossible was released, fans increasingly sent in pictures to the E-Comix Facebook page showing how comic store retailers like Forbidden Planet and MidTown Comics were actively restocking this independent series, and racking it alongside mainstream comic book titles.
A comic book industry veteran since 1996, Pussycats creator/writer Vince Brusio is widely recognized as the Editor of PREVIEWSworld.com, where he writes about monthly interviews he conducts with comic book writers and artists. He’s also known for interviewing famous comic book professionals on video at Baltimore, New York, and San Diego Comic Cons. Personalities he has interviewed include novelist/TV icon Brad Meltzer, Eisner Award-Winning comic book writer Brian Michael Bendis, & The Walking Dead creator/writer Robert Kirkman.
In 2012 Brusio formed E-Comix with the purpose of publishing comic books that would give him complete creative control. Prior to Pussycats, E-Comix released Dying Fetus: Supreme Violence, which was bundled as a licensed comic book and T-Shirt for Relapse Records' notorious death metal band, Dying Fetus.
Late in 2014, E-Comix produced Feast for a Funeral for the pioneering death metal band Autopsy. The comic, out of print within months of its release, is now available digitally through Comixology. The cover for the book was licensed as a T-shirt line for JSR Merchandising, and Warner Bros. licensed the T-Shirt as wardrobe apparel for the Season 4 premier episode of Showtime's Shameless TV show starring William H. Macy.
Risks and challenges
THERE ARE NO RISKS. Period. This book is finished. It is why the pledge amount is so low. We are just asking to help offset our advertising costs. We are now in production for issue #2, and are way ahead of schedule. All books and merchandise are ON HAND, and ready to ship on time. We always ship on time, and we're PROUD OF IT. Cheers!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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