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It’s a victorian horror steampunk extravaganza about three asylum patients trying to escape the clutches of the corrupt and sociopathic director. Abused, humiliated and subjected to horrific illegal experiments, our three anti heroes will have to dive deep within the bowels of the labyrinthine asylum if they want to keep their brain whole. The whole project is illustrated, inked and colored by none other than Montreal's own Jeik Dion the artist behind the Turbo Kid comic book. Both dark and colourful, brutal and hilarious, the Saint-Iscariote graphic novel will drag you kicking and screaming in the Jardin Mécanique universe until you can only ask for more.

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Une rocambolesque aventure d’horreur victorienne où trois patients d’asile tentent d’échapper aux griffes d’un horrible directeur corrompu. Abusés, humiliés et soumis à d’horribles expériences illégales, nos trois anti-héros devront plonger dans les profondeurs labyrinthiques de l’asile s’ils veulent garder leurs cerveaux entiers. Le projet sera illustré, encré et coloré d'une main de maître par l'unique Jeik Dion, l'artiste montréalais responsable de la bande dessinée Turbo Kid. Une histoire sombre, mais colorée, violente, mais hilarante, L’asile de Saint-Iscariote vous traînera de force dans l’univers de Jardin Mécanique jusqu’à ce que vous ne puissiez qu’en redemander plus.

 

 

Jardin Mécanique started as a musical trio that merges theatre and visual arts with a rich display of colors and a touch of steampunk. Three unique characters who tell a dark and satirical story with their musicianship, singing and acting. It’s an industrial revolution parody in a deranged rock opera where harsh progressive rock collides with smooth Disney ballads. With already two albums and corresponding concept shows under their belt, the group wanted to expand on the lore of their three personages beyond the heavy limitation of the musical medium. And what better way to finally tell the whole story, than with the no holds barred world of comic books?

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Jardin Mécanique a débuté comme trio musical alliant le théâtre et les arts visuels. Influencé par l’esthétique steampunk, le groupe offre un univers riche qui rallie des artistes de tous les domaines. Sur scène, les trois personnages, à la fois chanteurs, musiciens et comédiens, racontent, au travers de chansons, une histoire sombre et satirique. Un opéra rock abrasif qui parodie les revers de la révolution industrielle en adoptant tantôt la magnificence des contes de Disney, tantôt une musicalité progressive des plus intenses. Ayant déjà deux albums et deux spectacles concepts derrière la cravate, le groupe veut maintenant élargir la mythologie de leurs protagonistes au-delà des limitations du médium de la musique. Et, quoi de mieux pour raconter enfin l’histoire qu’ils ont toujours voulu, que l’univers éclaté, sans contraintes et limitations, de la bande dessinée?

 

 

 

 

 Jeik Dion is deathly scared of white sharks. When he's not trying to overcome his phobia by watching Jaws in an inflatable pool, he's an illustrator and storyboard artist. A real horror and science fiction fan, his friends call him the black masses ninja. Jeik's has worked on many french canadien franchises such as Turbo Kid and Amos D'Aragon. He's also part of the french podcast "les Mystérieux Étonnants".

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Jeik Dion a une phobie des requins blancs. Quand il n’est pas en train de travailler sur sa phobie en écoutant Jaws dans une piscine gonflable, il est un illustrateur et storyboard artiste. Passionné d’horreur et de science-fiction, ses amis le surnomment le ninja master des masses noires. Jeik a travaillé sur plusieurs franchises québécoises connues, dont Turbo Kid et Amos D'Aragon. Il est également podcasteur au sein des Mystérieux Étonnants.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have no fear! Those perks are as plentiful as they are awesome! Wether you want to pledge 5$ or 900$ we'll have an accordingly sweet perk for you. We know we ask a lot from you so it's only fair we give back as much as we can. 

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N'ayez crainte! Nos forfaits sont aussi diversifiés qu'ils sont emballants! Que vous vouliez contribuer pour 5$ ou pour 900$ nous avons un exaltant forfait pour vous! Nous savons que c'est beaucoup vous demander, alors nous voulons vous redonner au maximum.

 

 

        

 

 

 For each goal you help us to reach, we have a specific project. These projects are detailed below. First, the volume one of the graphic novel, then many other projects that brings us to the ultimate goal of offering you a second volume just as dark and disturbing!  

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Pour chaque objectif que vous nous aiderez à atteindre, nous avons un projet bien précis. Ces projets sont détaillés ci-dessous. Il y a pour commencer, le premier volume de la bande dessinée, ensuite plusieurs autres projets qui nous amènent jusqu’au but suprême de vous offrir un deuxième volume tout aussi sombre et perturbant!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

We know, this graphic novel is a huge endeavor. When we started working on this project, the idea was to publish a serie of small black and white american-styled comics. A lot cheaper and easier to manage. But as we dove deeper and deeper into our creative urges, the project took a life of it’s own and became far more ambitious than we could ever imagined. At some point, it became clear that we couldn’t settle for anything less than a fully coloured graphic novel. What started as a fun innocent idea to further the Jardin Mécanique project, became a full fledged monstrosity rivalling all that was already been done. But, fear not, if this gets fully funded there is no way you’re not gonna have it on your lap within the next year or so! We are being helped by a top notch Montreal comic book publisher who leased us one of their all star comic book artist who got so excited by the project that he decided draw, ink and colour it all by himself. A furious madman adequately fitting the unhinged bunch that we are.

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Oui, on sait que cette bande dessinée représente un défi de taille. Quand nous avons entrepris ce projet, l’idée était de produire une série de petits comics noir et blanc à l’américaine. Beaucoup moins coûteux à produire et à gérer. Mais plus nous nous sommes aventurés dans les tréfonds de nos envies créatives, plus le projet est devenu ambitieux et démesuré. Il est rapidement devenu clair que seul un roman graphique en couleurs pourrait faire justice à la richesse de l’histoire. Ce qui a commencé comme une petite idée amusante pour enrichir le projet de Jardin Mécanique est devenu un monstre rivalisant d’envergure avec tout ce qui avait déjà été créé par le groupe. Mais, pas d'inquiétudes à avoir, si le financement du projet est atteint, il est certain que cette oeuvre se retrouvera entre vos mains d’ici à peu près un an. Nous sommes soutenus par une de meilleure maison d’édition de bandes dessinées à Montréal qui nous ont prêté un de leurs meilleurs dessinateurs. Un artiste incroyable qui a tellement été emballé par le projet qu’il a insisté pour dessiner, encrer et colorer la totalité de l’œuvre par lui-même. Un fou furieux qui convient parfaitement à la bande de désaxés que nous sommes.

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    Barbiturates // Les barbituriques

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    Shock therapy // Les électrochocs

    Physical version of the graphic novel. (You will be able to choose between French or English version) + patches trio + four Jardin Mécanique buttons

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    Gyrator // Le gyrateur

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    Chemical restraint//Contention chimique

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    Medical bleeding // La saignée

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    Teeth extraction // l'exodontie

    The medical bleeding package (#14) + signatures from the authors and sketch by Jeik Dion + Your name and a warm thank you printed in the book

    Forfait la saignée (#14) + signatures des auteurs et sketch de Jeik Dion + votre nom et gros merci plein d'amour dans la BD

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    Trepanning // La trépanation

    The teeth extraction package (#15) + signatures by the 3 principals characters (Jardin Mécanique members)

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    Lobotomy //la lobotomie

    The trepanning package (#16) + your cameo appearance in the graphic novel+ a dedicace

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    Leucotomy //la leucotomie

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