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Central City meets The Wrestler in this miniseries, which explores legacy and lgbt issues against the backdrop of a simian apocalypse.
Central City meets The Wrestler in this miniseries, which explores legacy and lgbt issues against the backdrop of a simian apocalypse.
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5/28/2016 THE PIZZA PARTY STRETCH GOAL

We are so damn excited to have met our goals, and we're awful proud of what we've achieved here with your help. If we can nail a lofty stretch goal of $3000, we have the go-ahead to host a FRIGGIN PIZZA PARTY here at Astro Zombies in Albuquerque. By backing the project for any amount, you will find yourself on an exclusive guest list, for an after hours pizza and beverage party, featuring Southpaw himself in a dangerous, live wrestling event for your amusement. We'll provide pizza bought with money you gave us. It's kind of like buying a future meal now, like an investment. So if that sounds like a sweet deal to you, guy who hasn't already pledged, drop a dollar in the pot, for some cheap as heck live entertainment and pizza.

5/28/2016 THE SKETCH STRETCH GOAL

We met our last stretch goal in THEE DAYS, hoss! What a mighty thing! Our next objective is a stretch of $2500. If we meet this goal, every sketch card will be upgraded to the dimensions of a standard comic book (6 3/4'' x 10 1/2'') packaged with your physical Gorilla Bomb paperback. It will look something like these sketch covers by Joseph.

 

 If you want one of these unique bad-boys, consider upgrading your pledge-package to include a sketch card. You could even frame it if you want!

5/25/2016 THE STICKER STRETCH GOAL

We're funded! What a grand thing! We are going to transmute our enthusiasm into sticker form, having reached our $2200 stretch goal. We'll send every human receiving a physical copy of the book a high quality vinyl sticker of our logo:

So if you haven't backed yet, now's the time to get your pre-order in! You love stickers! YOU LOVE STICKERS. I LOVE YOU.

THE SCOOP

Central City meets The Wrestler in this miniseries, which explores legacy and LGBT issues against the backdrop of a simian-driven apocalypse level disaster. Our world is torn inside out as a dimension of mutant super-apes explode out of their violent world into our own. 

Our last hope rests firmly on the shoulders of Reyes Southpaw Esparza, an alcoholic ex-boxer with a punchy mind, and the explosive power of the punch force rushing through his bloodstream. Partnered with wunderkind super-scientist and D.E.N.A. agent Paz Chen, the two race against the clock and the bitter machinations of the villainous Professor Simioid

 

 Join us on our ultra-violent magic carpet ride, where nothing is sacred and there are just apes EVERYWHERE. We have drawn SO MANY apes, the least you could do is look at them. 

WHO EVEN MAKES THIS?

Best friends and ape-enthusiasts, Desmond Fox and Joseph Millard, that's who. 

Desmond Fox is an award winning fantasy writer and musician, with features in Fiction Vortex, and an honorable mention from Writers of the Future (so you know he's good). Joseph Millard is an award winning artist, having graduated from the University of New Mexico, Magna Cum Laude with a degree in fine arts, with features in local print. Gorilla Bomb is their first comic work together, and has a substantial, 200+, dedicated community on Facebook. The work was also the focus of a successful art show.

WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM ME?

Gorilla Bomb is done. We've finished the book, just shy of a few pages, and after publishing them in single issue format, we're looking to finish up the project as a paperback graphic novel. With your contributions, we're going to print out a grip, and get them in your meaty little paws. Then we can all look at and make ha-has with the funny monkey book. Any extra we raise will go towards keeping the book in stock, and getting into local comic shops. 

Issues five and six never made it out as costly floppy comics, and this graphic novel is the only way to get a hold of those stories. 

HERE ARE SOME MORE PICTURES YOU HUNGRY PIG

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Risks and challenges

At this point, the project is 90% complete, so barring a disaster, the small funding we're asking for is a pretty safe bet. There's always the chance of getting a bad print job, but we'll be ordering a proof copy to avoid that particular nastiness.

Really though, this a straight forward self-published comic, a process we've gone through half a dozen times now.

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    Your name will included in our book, along with those of everyone else who backed the project. (Plus probably our parents or something) This is good company to be in!

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    Digital Download of Issue One

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    A Print Copy of the Graphic Novel Which You Can Pick Up at Astro Zombies, and Not Have to Pay Us Shipping

    For locals who don't want to fuss with the mailman. We will set a signed copy of our completed Gorilla Bomb graphic novel aside at Astro Zombies, for you to pick up and put on your shelf next to your other very legitimate published books. You will also receive a big ole' thank you, and a digital copy as it becomes available. If you would like to receive a sketch card as well, please include an additional ten dollars with your pledge, you handsome duck you.

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    A Print Copy of the Graphic Novel + Sketched Postcard

    Look at you! Not only do you get a copy of the book, but you also get a signed postcard, with an illustration by series artist Joseph Millard! Feel free to make any special requests for art in a message to our page upon pledging. What a deal! I bet his drawing will be TOTALLY RAD. You will also receive a big ole' thank you, and a digital copy as it becomes available.

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    A Print Copy of the Graphic Novel + Sketch Card + 3D Print Southpaw Bust (local only)

    Good gosh! Not only do you get a copy of the book, and a signed sketch card by series artist Joseph Millard, you'll also score a totally DOPE 3D printed, hand painted bust, of our hero, Southpaw! What a deal! You will also receive a big ole' thank you, and a digital copy as it becomes available.

    Due to limited quantities and the fragility of this item, we're only offering this reward tier to locals. We can deliver this item to you, or you can pick it up at Astro Zombies!

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    A Print Copy of the Graphic Novel + Sketch Card + Original Series Pencils (local only)

    Not only do you get a copy of the book, and a signed sketch card by series artist Joseph Millard, you'll also cop yourself a full size art board of original Gorilla Bomb pencils! Wowwee! You will also receive a big ole' thank you, and a digital copy as it becomes available.

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    A Print Copy of the Graphic Novel + Sketch Card + Digital Cover Print on Canvas (local only)

    Jeepers! Not only do you get a copy of the book, and a signed sketch card by series artist Joseph Millard, you'll also score a totally PEEPIN' canvas print of one of our fabulously designed covers! You're the real hero here. You will also receive a big ole' thank you, and a digital copy as it becomes available.

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    A Print Copy of the Graphic Novel + Sketch Card + A Beard in a Bag!

    Okay, you're not reading this because you don't understand what ELSE comes with this reward tier. You're reading this because you want to understand what in the hell a beard in a bag is.

    Over the course of Gorilla Bomb's creation, Joseph grew out two very impressive beards. Each one, he shaved, and then secured in a plastic baggie, for this very occasion.

    We won't ask any questions. Give us five-hundred dollars, and we'll give you your hair.

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    A Personalized Comic About YOU. (Or person of your choice) + A Print Copy of the Graphic Novel + Sketch Card

    The creators of Gorilla Bomb will compose an eight page, black and white comic book featuring you, or the person of your choice, as a character in the Gorilla Bomb universe. We can't promise you won't get eaten by a hungry hungry ape-opotomus, but we CAN promise just about the best conversation piece ever delivered to you digitally, AND in print.

    We'll also make sure you get a copy of the graphic novel and be included in our thank yous. (Because we love and appreciate you) Don't tell anyone, but this is clearly the best reward tier.

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