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
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