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About this project

What is Breathe Again Magazine?

Hello good people and welcome to my Kick starter. Please allow me to fill you in on what "BAM" is exactly. Founded by myself Terrell Culbert, illustrator, photographer and director (Breathe Again Magazine) is a small press publication. It is a pop-culture magazine created for comic book fans and all who are awesome!

I interview writers, artist, musicians and models! The big focus of my book are the independent Comic book creators out there putting together those sometimes hidden gems.

Who does the art?

Guest artist and the fans help bring "BAM" to life! As creator of the magazine I surround myself with an army of talented artist!  Just wait until you see the talent lined up for this issue! I have been fortunate enough to collaborate with some really multi talented creators such as Dan Dougherty. Aside from being a all around just cool dude, Dan is also a writer, artist and musician. He is also the creator of Beardo, winner of the "Shel Dorf Award"!

I have had a love affair with comics my entire life. I read them, draw them and even write them! But when I was first starting out it was very seldom that I had someone to show me the ropes. Breathe again magazine is packed with all kinds of individuals willing to help and share invaluable tips on how to break into comics!

I Love Lightning Bugs is a Michigan based indie-rock trio bringing a new wave of energy and excitement to the Detroit music scene.

The Band members of  are musicians who also moonlight as comic book creators. With the release of their debut LP, Kensington, the band members put together an original comic book with themselves as characters in a rock n’ roll adventure.

Dave Acosta is a freelance Illustrator and Comic Artist. He also does art for advertisements, posters and magazines. While he has a old fashion style of penciling and inking he does still rely heavily on Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

The Animation of Matt Smith


My buddy Matt Smith here is a independent animator based out of Detroit MI. We have worked together on a series of different projects. He is going to also be a featured guest within the pages of BAM issue Five.

The Women of Cosplay?

Over the past couple years I've met some really cool costume designers. Largely women who pull together these outstanding costume designs each year for conventions. In essence they are "The Ultimate Fans"! And lets face it, what is a convention without those young ladies who transform into our geeky fantasies! Breathe Again Magazine has a book chapter where we talk to these women and showcase some of their painstaking work.

Here's a few of the Cosplayers for issue five!

For this magazine I collaborated with some amazing photographers. (Like Adam Jay whose work is seen below)

BAM Models! (below) These young ladies are representatives of the Magazine. Typically at comic conventions and other comic book related events.

With the help of the BAM spokes models we also reside as a cosplay group. One that not only tour shows but produces it's own comic book related photography as well. 

Book Specs?

The past four issues of "BAM" have been 20 page standard size comic book style magazines, this is mostly because our budget is really non-existent at the moment. I receive so much content all the time that I figured it was time to try and expand the book.

I am looking to make this book 52 pages of cool comic art, pin-ups, interviews, industry tips and cosplay photography! This magazine serves as a voice not only for the guys who've been in the business a while, but also the ambitious new creators as well. Think of "BAM" as a preview book for the independent comic book creators, artist, writers, Cosplay models and more!

Lets talk rewards!

How's the money being spent?

I know that's a lot of dough! I'm aiming for 500 copies. It's also full color. Printing alone will take a massive share of it! But then there's also the cost of reward fulfillment materials (etc) and shipping. Plus taxes. Fees. So there's going to be none left over when everyone's done with their cut. My "profit" will be having the book of my dreams in mass quantities so I can start selling them online and at comic conventions.

What if we don't hit our goal? 

No one is charged a thing! And the book doesn't happen. 

What's International Shipping?

Just add $12-15 dollars to your order! The amount is displayed under each donation level.

I have no money but still want to help!

Awesome! Thank you! Please just tell all your friends. Spread the word via facebook, twitter, deviant art, smoke signal, can on a string---Whatever it takes!

THANKS

Thanks so much for checking out my Kickstarter! I'll be updating with behind-the-scenes info and expanding on any questions people send my way so keep coming back

Risks and challenges

The main challenge at this point is money. Once we have the funds I can get the ball rolling on some major costly areas of this project. This book is important to me and I want to finish it in a timely manner. However, it must be at the highest quality we can possibly make it.

While the risk for delays is a possibility, this is quite remote. Upon my Kickstarter's successful completion I will have a few months to complete any extra stuff for the remaining rewards. The limits in place for the higher tier rewards are to ensure I'm not taking on more work than I can handle. Even if every single high tier reward were to sell I will be able to easily handle the work load in the span of time required for the book to print.

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    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    "PoP! Stage": Backers will recieve A thank you on The Breathe Again Magazine website, along with a digital copy of this annual 52 page issue of "BAM".

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    "SLAM! Stage": Add some drop dead gorgeous to your desktop with some wallpaper selections(5) of cosplay model Debi 2Krazy. Along the digital copy of the new issue of "BAM" for just $10!

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    "WHAM! Stage": The actual book can be yours! Along with the previous rewards, that's right BAM's new magazine will be mailed to your door, hot off the presses with a special acknowledgment to you inside!

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    "POW! Stage": Here you'll recieve the I Love Lightning Bugs album " Kensington". Along with a copy of BAM issue #4 featuring an exclusive interview with the trio. All the previous rewards will be included.

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    "BANG, BANG! Stage": Be the first to get Breathe Again Magazines alternate cover, drawn by award winning creator Dan Dougherty. Seriously making this edition a must have! Added to this growing list of BAM goodies is Amy Magnum's Gift to you! You'll get five of her custom desktop wallpapers.

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    "BOOM! Stage": Collect them all! Get the first two issues of BAM, along with a 30 min collectors DVD featuring Breathe Again Magazine Commercial shorts and interviews with comic book creators Dan Dougherty, Rob M. Worley and Dave Acosta! Includes previous rewards as well.

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    "ZOK! Stage": Did we say two issues? Well add the third issue of "BAM" to this level along with a "11x14" poster of Cosplay model "Gena Syren"! Plus a 20min DVD featuring "The Women of BAM" to go with the previous rewards!

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    "Rumble! Stage": Time for some action! This level includes a DVD featuring the animation of "Matt Smith". Plus a Seve the comic book a story written and illustrated by Terrell Culbert. The previous rewards are included.

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    "Super Duper! Stage": Welcome to an action packed level! Are you looking to be in a comic? "Spectre Girl" is a newbie to the world of crime fighting. She encounters all kinds of heroic allies and bad guys. By choosing this level you can appear in the Spectre Girl comic strip for this new issue of BAM as a hero or villain. Your choice. Plus receive all the previous rewards.

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    "Major Role! Stage": With this package your comic strip character can receive a Major role in future installments of "Spectre Girl"! Which means you'll be a main character and receive a customized drawing of your super powered alter ego. Plus get all the previous rewards.

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    "BAM! Stage": How about we animate you! With this "SWEET PACKAGE" artist Matt Smith will draw you into one of his amazing animated shorts! As well as supply you with a DVD of all his previous work along with your custom animation!

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