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MOONSTRUCK : A lunar love story!
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MOONSTRUCK is slightly larger than Digest size Archie Comics

As the video intro says, “My name’s Chris, and I made a graphic novel!” Please be sure to WATCH THE FULL VIDEO ABOVE to get the full back story. My kickstarter goal is to bring my comic book MOONSTRUCK to print. It’s a 180 page graphic novel and the proof copy back from the printer looks pretty awesome. 

Neil "Science!" stickers

 All the heavy lifting is done. The story is written. The pages drawn. Formatting, color, editing... all that stuff... it's all complete. I'm now down to the last hurdle of just getting books to print and out into the big, scary, unforgiving world!

Plus there will be stickers!

Die cut designs for FUN STICKER PACK. 3" each in longest dimension.
FUN STICKER PACK #2, now added! All 3" in longest dimension.

MOONSTRUCK started life as a short film script. I'd made films in the past, for pitching ideas and improving my director reel, and MOONSTRUCK was always a favorite story I was saving for down the road. But I wanted to improve my drawing and storyboarding chops, and hone my director talents right now, so I thought, "let's make MOONSTRUCK a graphic novel!"

I unearthed MOONSTRUCK from the vast Romano Creative Archives (TM), punched it up with a new main character, extended the story into something meatier and more contemporary, and amped up the absurdity to make it all comic book (and comedy film) worthy. I'm excited by what it's become and I really, really hope you enjoy the results!  

"Don't go into the cloud bank, Neil!"

MOONSTRUCK is 5x7.5” in size, full color, and printed on heavy magazine pages. It’s substantial... like if you hucked it across the room frisbee-style, you could break someone's nose or a kitchen window!

A sweet selection of random pages!

It's my kickstarter goal to print a minimum 100 graphic novels specifically for distribution to the producers, agents, talent managers, publishers, JPL scientists, and other executives I met the last time I was pitching ideas to studios. I want to remind them of my skills (nunchucks, etc.) and unique humor. They're a swell group and I know they'd just love it! And along the journey, I hope to print and sell another 100 or so copies to all my fantastic friends and supporters who somehow still want to see me succeed (that's you!). You're an even sweller group! 

This is what mayhem looks like.

I'm very proud of MOONSTRUCK. Proud of getting it done and excited by it's potential. And now I have a complete graphic novel under my belt, which is a new thing for me. I'm ready to share, and I'm ready for more. More comics and more stories and much more absurdity. I have the ideas and scripts, and I'm ready to produce!

At this point, there are no plans to offer a digital version of MOONSTRUCK. My immediate goal is specifically to get a limited print run published and out into the world.

Your vote of confidence by supporting MOONSTRUCK will provide incredible power and momentum for future work. I really hope I can make you as excited as I am! 

Like Bruce Wills in DIE HARD, only much sexier!

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INTERNATIONAL ORDERS - Shipping international is very expensive. In order to compensate for the money spent on shipping, all MOONSTRUCK! SUPPORTER, INTERNATIONAL orders receive the highest level of rewards. It comes out to about the same price.

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ORIGINAL WATERCOLORS - I'll be adding original watercolor rewards throughout the campaign. Each painting will be 5" x 7" on watercolor paper, slightly inept in skill, and featuring characters and poses from MOONSTRUCK. Please follow to be updated when new character paintings are made available! Perhaps as many as 12 paintings will be added. 

Original 5"x7" watercolors of Darla and Moongirl. Only slightly inept!
Neil Peeing and Carl and Neil with Basketball. 5" x 7". Slightly more inept! (real watercolor painting is hard!)
Cat Lady's Cats. 5"x7" watercolor on paper. Also slightly inept.
Rocket Crash! 5"x7" watercolor! Inept!
Rocket Incoming! 5"x7" watercolor ... somehow the best pencil drawing of the group manages to also be the most inept! Arrgh!

Intro animation video links: ¡MONSTRO!, KCRW, ALPHABET CITY, TANG, VALVOLINE 64, SPIDERWEB, DROIDS, HIDE AND SEEK, FRANKENBERRY

Risks and challenges

With MOONSTRUCK complete and ready for print, the main risk is the project's success or failure. If the project were to catch on like wildfire and I found myself printing and packing and shipping 1000 copies, I'd be in way over my head. But that's a problem I would probably welcome.

If MOONSTRUCK does not get funded, I might stay in bed in the embryonic position and stop eating for a week or two. My hygiene would suffer. My kid would be terribly embarrassed. That's a far less exciting problem to have.

This is my first kickstarter project. I'm a noob. I'm sure I don't even know the things I don't yet know about.

But I'm sure it'll all just fall into place and be great!

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    FUN STICKER PACK

    Collection of MOONSTRUCK! character stickers...

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    • Neil Science!
    • Darla Science!
    • Moongirl Bikini
    • Russ n' Boots in Oz
    • UPS Truck
    • Einstein Cupid
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    BUDGET MOONSTRUCK!

    For Los Angeles area supporters only! Get the MOONSTRUCK graphic novel delivered in person, "the next time I see you." NO STICKERS. NO SHIPPING. NO SPECIFIC TIMETABLE. Just graphic novel. Coffee may be involved.

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    MOONSTRUCK graphic novel

    Full color, real-life printed copy of MOONSTRUCK! Plus FUN STICKER PACK.
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    MOONSTRUCK! graphic novel, SIGNED.

    A signed copy of MOONSTRUCK!
    FUN STICKER PACK.

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    MOONSTRUCK! SUPPORTER

    Be a DIE HARD SUPPORTER and have your name printed in MOONSTRUCK on the kickstarter thank you page! Signed MOONSTRUCK! Plus FUN STICK PACK.

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    • MOONSTRUCK graphic novel, SIGNED.
    • FUN STICKER PACK
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    MOONSTRUCK! SUPPORTER, INTERNATIONAL

    International supporters option. Have your name included on the KICKSTARTER SUPPORT page, have your copy SIGNED, and get the FUN STICKER PACK. Shipping Priority Mail International Small Flat Rate Box. SHIPPING INCLUDED!

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    • MOONSTRUCK graphic novel, SIGNED.
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    SIGNED ORIGINAL ARTWORK (PEEBOY)

    Original watercolor art of NEIL PEEING, on 5"x7" watercolor paper.
    SHIPPING INCLUDED. This painting is a bit more inept than the others!

    Includes:
    • ORIGINAL 5"x7" WATERCOLOR NEIL PEEING ARTWORK
    • Your name included on Kickstarter Support page
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    SIGNED ORIGINAL ARTWORK (PURPLE NEIL)

    Original watercolor art of NEIL LOOKING DAPPER IN A PURPLE SUIT, on 5"x7" watercolor paper.
    SHIPPING INCLUDED.

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    • ORIGINAL 5"x7" WATERCOLOR DAPPER NEIL ARTWORK
    • MOONSTRUCK graphic novel, SIGNED.
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    SIGNED ORIGINAL ARTWORK (ROCKET CRASH)

    Original watercolor art of NEIL'S ROCKET CRASHING AGAINST A BIG OL' ROCK, on 5"x7" watercolor paper.
    SHIPPING INCLUDED.

    Includes:
    • ORIGINAL 5" x 7" WATERCOLOR ROCKET CRASH! ARTWORK
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    SIGNED ORIGINAL ARTWORK (INCOMING)

    Original watercolor art of NEIL'S ROCKET DESCENDING TOWARDS THE MOON, on 5"x7" watercolor paper.
    SHIPPING INCLUDED.

    Includes:
    • ORIGINAL 5" x 7" WATERCOLOR ROCKET INCOMING ARTWORK
    • Your name included on Kickstarter Support page
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    SIGNED ORIGINAL ARTWORK (DARLA)

    Original watercolor art of DARLA, on 5"x7" watercolor paper.
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    SIGNED ORIGINAL ARTWORK (MOONGIRL)

    Original watercolor art of MOONGIRL, on 5"x7" watercolor paper.
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    • MOONSTRUCK graphic novel, SIGNED.
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    SIGNED ORIGINAL ARTWORK (CATS)

    Original watercolor art of CAT LADY'S CATS ON COUCH, on 5"x7" watercolor paper.
    SHIPPING INCLUDED.

    Includes:
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    • Your name included on Kickstarter Support page
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