Scotty Odyssey: Volume 1
Scotty Odyssey: Volume 1
Action Adventure spy comedy about a boy & his pet cheetah getting in & out of trouble around the world. At http://www.odysseycomic.com
Action Adventure spy comedy about a boy & his pet cheetah getting in & out of trouble around the world. At http://www.odysseycomic.com Read more
This whole series boils down to taking something from the past and trying it with something new: showing exotic locations with some the worst villains ever dreamed up, having all the thrills and laughs that come from watching the Odyssey family try to make it through their daring adventures - all this wrapped up in one of the most beautifully designed books I can imagine.
What is Scotty Odyssey?
Scotty Odyssey is an action-adventure comic for all ages that chronicles the Odyssey family. The story features Scotty Odyssey, a young boy with a pair of rocket shoes and a nose for dangerous situations. At his side is Jake Odyssey, a loud-mouthed Cheetah kitten, quick to talk a big game and first to run away. Trying to keep the boys in line is Amy Odyssey, the oldest of the Odyssey kids. She spends her time fighting bad guys with her robotic power glove and yearning for the life of a normal teenage girl. Doing his best to raise the kids right is Dr. Theodore Odyssey, a leading expert in robotics and CIA science technician. And, finally, protecting all three kids is John, a sword-wielding CIA bodyguard.
Scotty Odyssey has been running as a free online webcomic since November 2010 and there have been six major stories in the series so far. This book will collect the first five stories of Scotty Odyssey - Strange Light of Asmat, Misdirection, Monsters of the Square Mile, Softening the Stone and Tiger in the Cage - into one amazing, hardbound edition. All of these stories are still available for free at www.Odysseycomic.com, Amazon, and Comixology, but there’s something magical about the classic experience of reading comics via a physical object that you hold in your hand, and I want my readers to be able to experience Scotty in this unique and timeless way. Bringing all these stories together into one book is also an awesome opportunity to shoot for the moon, peppering in extras, new art, and some of the early development work that made Scotty what it is today.
My goal is to deliver best-looking books possible. This high-end, hardbound, coffee table quality collection has been a labor of love and I want to share it with you all. Along with the stories, this book will include over 40 pages of extras, and every page features beautiful original art.
I’m also proud to say this book of collected Scotty stories will feature a foreword from renowned comics artist Brian Stelfreeze. Brian is a giant in his field, He is known as “The Professor” to lot of many of his colleagues and he has always been the unofficial art director on Scotty. Like I said, I’m swinging for the moon on this project!.
That said, producing a book of this caliber will require some serious investment, both in terms of time and funding. With your help, I’m hoping we can not only make this book happen, but also add some more bells and whistles to it. Every dollar spent on this campaign will go creating more Scotty Odyssey comics.
What other rewards will you have?
The book is our main goal but I will also have wallpapers, PDFs, prints, original art and a chance for you to be in the comic available! Backers will get a chance to vote for their favorite in a set of prints, and there will be an additional Kickstarter-exclusive print!
The upper tiers are more personal, a one-on-one art experience. You’ll be able to choose from head-sketch commissions, full figures, and even movie-style posters. Also, you or your pet can be in the comic. You might be a spy, a doctor, a henchman, or the guy getting coffee… wait,what? No, you will not be the guy getting coffee! That spot has already been filled...
My goal is to keep it simple and deliver the best possible product to each and every one of you. The book is already designed and illustrated and the only remaining hurdle to production is the up-front printing cost. I hope you will consider donating and making this book possible; thank you for your time and support.
Risks and challenges
The greatest risk is shipping a large number of books from China to the United States. Things can and do happen that defy expectation, but every aspect of this campaign, from printing to fulfillment, has been pre-planned and my goal is for the backer experience to be as smooth as possible.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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