-UPDATE: 9K Stretch hit!-
It's been a crazy ride, but with less than 12 hours left we're not done yet! We've already hit FOUR of our Stretch goals, and they're pretty rad:
6K HIT - Extra pages for the book and a spot gloss on the cover!
7K HIT - New sticker added to all $35+ Reward tiers!
8K HIT - Two new postcards to all $35+Reward tiers!
9K HIT - Time Cheetah Team will sign all books for $35+ Reward Tiers!
Book Pack people take note, that $35 Loot Pack is looking so good: 3 postcards, 2 stickers, an art print and a signed book. So much loot! Let's keep going and blast through all of our goals!
-BACK TO THE PITCH-
Time Cheetah is a webcomic about a time-traveling cat man that punches time criminals in the face.
It is NOT a drama.
Read it: www.timecheetahcomic.com
NO, SERIOUSLY, WHAT IS TIME CHEETAH?
An action/comedy webcomic that follows the adventures of the eponymous time traveler Time Cheetah. He has the head of a cheetah, wears a suit and tie, and only ever speaks a single word ("RAWR!"). He works for the time policing agency Time Corp. He time jumps from era to era, stopping criminals from altering our timeline.
It's Doctor Who meets James Bond, except with a dude with a cat head. Which makes it nothing like Doctor Who or James Bond, really!
For the last 6 months, we've been releasing Time Cheetah's very first adventure—"The Secret of Stalin Island"—page by page over at our website: www.timecheetahcomic.com
This debut adventure finds Time Cheetah returning from early retirement to face off against an old nemesis, Colonel Bolshevik! With his suave mentor Rodriguez in tow, Cheetah heads back in time to 1968, tracking down the renegade communist to the mysterious Stalin Island.
Now that the full story has been released, we want to collect the whole thing in a single softcover book! The book would include "The Secret of Stalin Island" (52 pages), the mini-adventure "Miami Price" (8 pages) and plenty of delicious extras. The goal of this Kickstarter is to raise $4,800 to print up 1,000 copies of a full color 72 page, 6.625'' x 10.25'' book with a soft cover (and even softer interior pages). It's gonna be great, you’ll love it.
Our wonderful sales pitch ain’t convincing you? Why not check out "The Secret of Stalin Island" yourself? It's all done. Too lazy to click the link? Here's a three page preview:
"Time Cheetah is a lot of things. It's action-packed, it's excellently drawn & paced, and it's very, very funny. But it's also something else: Deceptively smart. The TC Boyz took what could have been a throwaway gag and have built it into a whip-smart mash-up & send-up of some of their favorite genres – it's all far too well-considered to have been a happy accident. These guys know what they're doing. Also, most importantly: RAWR!"
Aubrey Sitterson - Writer (G.I. JOE, SKALD)
"Time Cheetah is one of the brashest, funniest comic book debuts I've read. The art is stylish, clear, and dynamic; the story is wry and hilarious. All in service of a guy in a business suit with a cheetah head who can run through time. Like a demented mix of Archer, Time Tunnel, Highlander, and The Aristocats, Time Cheetah will grab you from the get-go and take you from Ancient Rome to Soviet Russia before you have a chance to catch your breath! "
John Barber - Writer (Optimus Prime, Angry Birds Transformers)
"One part James Bond, one part trip to the zoo, Time Cheetah is a rompin’ good time. With belly laughs and art on par with today’s best titles, what’s not to love? RAWR!”
Lora Innes - Writer/Artist (The Dreamer, Wynonna Earp)
"Time Cheetah is a fresh, fun amalgamation of 80's movies, cartoons and not just one but seven heaping bowls of sugary cereal. And when a sharp dressed time-traveling cheetah, a dude that looks like Sean Connery as Zardoz, and an A.I. Stalin AREN'T the weirdest thing in this comic, then you know its a MUST READ!"
Andy Suriano - Artist (Cosmic Scoundrels, Samurai Jack)
"Time Cheetah is the secret agent for our times. He's stealthy, savage, and he's right here in this room holding a knife to my throat demanding a press quote. Please, help."
Jim Zub - Writer (Thunderbolts, Samurai Jack, Wayward)
I (Carlos Guzman) have been working in comics for about 7 years now, as an editor at IDW Publishing, and I've always wanted to create my own comic book series. I got to do that in 2016 with the launch of Time Cheetah, and in 2017, I want to get the word out and share it with as many people as possible!
Kickstarter is where small dreams find big crowds, where you can take weird, fun ideas and find weird, fun people who want to make them come true! You won’t just be backing beautiful art and dumb jokes, you’ll be bringing a dream to life: printing our very first comic book.
Also, if you just hate money, we’ll take it, too.
Hey, we don't expect you to just GIVE us your money for nothing! Here are the sweet Rewards we got. All physical rewards include shipping anywhere in U.S. Please note: International shipping is not available.
You know what’s better than getting funded? Getting EXTRA funded! And if we do get extra funded, then we gotta share the wealth. Though all physical tiers get a little something as we go along, tiers that are $35 and up get plenty of good stuff as we hit these goals!
Using some fancy calculations, we arrived at this amount to account for printing 1000 copies of the comic book. Anything over the funded amount will go to improving the actual book first, then extra rewards and material, then any left over will go to the creative team.
Carlos Guzman is one of the writers and co-creators of Time Cheetah. He's been working in comics as an editor at IDW Publishing for 7+ years and has edited series such as Transformers, G.I. Joe and Samurai Jack. And now you get to support his very own comic, how about that? You can follow him on twitter, @Rufio_420.
Alejandro Verdugo is one of the writers and co-creators of Time Cheetah. He's Carlos' brother and has foolishly believed in this idea the whole way. Currently, he gives tours of Tijuana, Mexico and helps keep this entire enterprise from collapsing in on itself.
Matt Cossin is the artist and co-creator of Time Cheetah. He's done covers, colors and comic art for publishers such as Humanoids, Devil's Due, Insight Studios Group and Boom! Studios. He also created a graphic novel mini-series of his own, Flywires, with writer Chuck Austen. Now working on Time Cheetah, Matt is also writing scripts and has other comic projects in the works. Check KingMakersComix for the latest info on them!
Mikey Cossin is the colorist of Time Cheetah. He's been coloring comics professionally since 2004 and making his own since grade school. He also hits his deadlines, so he's great in our book! If you would like to stalk him or his comics work, do so at KingMakersComix. Peep his dope T-shirts, too!
Tom Long is a letterer extraordinaire, with the daunting task of putting this comic into book-form and rendering one RAWR in many different fonts. You can find him on his twitter, @tombgrfx.
Risks and challenges
The comic is written, drawn and lettered, ready to be printed! As with any creative project, there is a chance of delay due to unforeseen circumstances. The delivery date of all backer rewards is an estimated date that hinges on printing and delivery.
We'll keep all backers updated on the progress of the project (as well as any delays, should they arise), and we’ll ensure that everyone gets what they paid for!
- (30 days)