About this project
Master Jeffrey is the totally made-up true story of my late brother-in-law, Jeffrey. When I first thought about doing a graphic novel about his life, I realized that it would inspire a lot of people, but Jeffrey would hate it because he never asked for pity (just an extra scoop of ice cream now and then.)
So I decided to make him a hero, smart and saving the world on a regular basis. Master Jeffrey is now a 120 page web comic, which I wrote for release one page at a time, three days a week. Because I was writing a true novel, it is also intended as a book, and the reading experience is amplified when you can go through the story in book form.
I'm proud of the piece, and I want everyone in the world to learn a little about Jeffrey through the story. To use Kickstarter terminology I have already met my initial goal, because the story is already drawn, but the success of this fundraiser will allow me to write more stories as well as create a book that will serve in part as his legacy.
I am using local printing, so the cost is a little higher, but the quality will be first rate. The printed version will include improved art, plus additional stories and artwork, including the original Magic Bullet strips. Please consider a contribution to this project - if for no other reason, the fun story I've told, but also for a chance to create a legacy for a good little guy whom I loved a lot.
Here are the sketches for the set! All will be in full color with standard backs, ready to mail!
I had to stop working on this sketch because I kept adding details, and I want to save more for the final inks. I'm looking forward to this one!
The original line art is now a reward! I used a process where I scanned in sketches, converted them to non-photo blue, printed them on Bristol and inked the line art. All pages are available right now!
Just added - the fantabulous Master Jeffrey T!
Risks and challenges
The story is already written and drawn, but I plan on cleaning up the art a little, especially in places where "the dreaded deadline doom" (for all you older Marvel-ites) forced me to put up a page drawn at two in the morning. The only thing I worry about is that once I get started, I'll start tweaking forever, but my wife has promised to remind when it's time to stop and get the files to the printer (she's a big shot Art Director, so she's also going to get her hands on the final book design - pray for me.)
Other than that, I am using a local, disabled veteran-owned printer, so I don't anticipate any problems beyond the "doing this for the first time" learning curve.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
It's an action adventure humor comic aimed at 12-14 year olds, but younger children enjoy it as well. There' a lot of tongue in cheek humor as well, and hidden objects on lots of pages.
You can read the complete story at http://masterjeffrey.com/1-cover.html just use the navigation arrows to move from one page to the next - enjoy!
I will be including the Magic Bullet one-page Master Jeffrey stories, as well as sketches and details about the book. If I get enough backers, I'll create an original story that will nly appear in this book.
I followed Kickstarter guidelines in coming up with my target goal. If successfully funded, this will pay for printing and production of all the rewards. Any books and materials not rewarded will be given away or sold to raise funds for site rental and materials for producing the story.
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