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By Josh Greathouse
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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.

Why Kickstarter?

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.

Sample-Extra Pages
Sample-Extra Pages

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!

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Print 5

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...

Painting sample
Painting sample

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.

Painting sample
Painting sample
Painting sample
Painting sample

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.

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    $1 Become a friend to the Scotty Odyssey cause.
    Without you, this network of spies just wouldn’t work.

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    $5 You’ll get a collection of wallpapers from the book. Something to help make your computer snazzy.

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    $10 You’ll receive a PDF copy of the book.
    You’re on the go, have knuckleheads to stop. Can’t always carry this gorgeous book with you.

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    $35 Copy of Scotty Odyssey Volume 1
    You are the man on the ground. You are getting what we are all here for, one original printing of Scotty Odyssey Volume 1.

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    $50 Book and prints
    Special Agent, you! You’re not only getting the book itself, but 3 prints along with it. Better yet, you get to pick which three!

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    $75 Head sketch, book.
    You need a special touch, something just for you and you alone. A head sketch of one of the Odyssey characters.

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    $90 Four copies of the book
    Squad leader. Why work alone when you can work in a team? Get four copies of Volume 1.

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    $120 All the prints and copy of the book
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    $150 Color bust and copy of the book
    What is this, the 50’s? You want some color in your art. A watercolor bust of a character of your choice along with your copy of volume 1 (I’ll ask for three ideas to choose from.)

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    $250 Full figure painting and copy of the book
    You want to know the target from a mile off. You need a full image of the character of your choice and a copy of this amazing book. (I’ll ask for three ideas and I will choose from that.)

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    $500 You or a pet featured in the comic
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    $1000 Movie poster
    Oh Man. You are the chief, the one in charge. This tier, we get to have some crazy fun and I’ll design a movie style original for you. The piece will be an 11x17 painting. I’ll send thumbnails and pencils for feedback. This is a one of a kind original, could be a movie, a tv show, a comic, a band. You name it. (I will have you submit three ideas.) Along with this you’ll also get a copy of the book.

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