This project's funding goal was not reached on May 8, 2012.
About this project
WHAT WE WANT TO DO: Make a comic book starring Bacon! 48 pages packed with action, adventure, fun, funny and talking Bacon.
WHAT YOU GET TO DO: You help pick the artist!
Three talented professionals are on deck to draw Bacon, pledge to vote for your favorite.
- Scott Koblish. Scott has pencilled and inked hundreds of comics for Marvel, DC, Platinum and Disney. His most recognized work has included runs on the Avengers, Captain America, The Jet Pack Pets, Hulk, Marvel Adventures Super-Heroes, O.M.A.C, Punisher, Thor and the Weapon. He is a creative dynamo. Click here to see Scott's work.
- Ty Templeton. Popular Canadian artist and writer who first received attention for Stig's Inferno and Critters. He has continually created for major publishers including Marvel, DC, IDW and Bongo. Ty's work on Batman Adventures earned him an Eisner Award nomination for "Best Cover Artist" and allowed him to take home a Joe Shuster Award for "Outstanding Writer." He's is an Instructor at the Toronto Cartoonists Workshop.Click here to see Ty's work.
- Phil Winslade. Phil has drawn professionally for twenty years and been nominated for two Eisner awards and one Reuben by the National Cartoonists Society. He has drawn a plethora of characters including Batman, Daredevil, Judge Dredd, Wonder Woman and Howard the Duck. Phil has also co-created original characters with Garth Ennis, Steve Gerber, Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray. His own project, Spam Man launched in April. Phil enjoys drawing different genres, from historical drama to science fiction, from swashbuckling action to satire. Click here to see Phil's work.
Your pledges determine which of these talented illustrators will bring The Mouth-Watering Adventures of Bacon to the printed page. Every dollar you pledge is equal to one vote.
Also joining Bacon, for a special photo flash-back sequence, is Tony Copolillo, a Senior Artist / Art Director for a LA-based design studio. Along with his background in art, architecture, and photography, Tony is an award-winning Digital Retoucher and Photo Compositor who has probably worked on the poster or DVD art for all of your favorite films that have been released over the past 15 years.
THE STORY: The Mouth-Watering Adventures of Bacon will take readers on a king-sized comic book adventure power-packed with action, conspiracy and intrigue starring the pork Kwai Chang Caine, Bacon!
Targeted for elimination by a mysterious madman and a radical
vegetarian group, Bacon must call upon his past experience as a New York City
beat cop to survive. Victory, however, will only come from Bacon’s ability to
fully embrace the sense of calm and selflessness that has eluded him for so
The book will be flavor-packed with intrigue, fistfights, drama, activities, humor and, of course, Bacon.
FUNDING: The Funding amount goes to the production of the 48 page Bacon comic book. That includes $ for the artist(s) to keep the lights on as well as the printing and shipping of the book.
We plan to have 5,000 copies printed. There will be 3,500 standard editions with a cover drawn by the chosen artist; 1,125 copies of a "Sponsorable" Variant cover edition, and a Super-Rare "Chase" cover edition limited to 375 copies. We are also printing up 50 Ashcan editions of Bacon to be signed by the chosen artist and the writer. Bacon will be printed in the United States.
If we exceed our goal and hit $27,600, the comic will be printed in full color.
VOTING: After you pledge, just post the name of the artist you want to draw Bacon in the Comments Section. In the unlikely event that the most-voted artist cannot fulfill their duties, the first runner up will receive the project.
Actual completion date will be determined by the chosen artist at the close of the funding. As the project progresses I'll keep everyone informed via the Bacon Facebook and Kickstart Update pages.
STATUS: The plot is written. The printing quotes are in. Each artist has provided a character concept sketch. All we need now, is you.
REASON: To have fun. To make fun.
While comics can be created with a minimum amount of people, to get a book printed, to have a project live in the thrill of paper -- it takes many. It takes Kickstarter.
Thanks for your time.
Thanks for your pledge.
After you pledge, just post the name of your favorite artist in the Comments Section (blue tab on the right side).
We'll reconcile the votes against pledges before an official winner is announced.
To pledge to a project, just click the green “Back This Project” button on the project page. You will be asked to enter a pledge amount and select a reward. From there, you will go through the Amazon checkout process.
You do need an Amazon account to pledge but it's not a special account. If you have an existing Amazon account, that will work.
If you don't have an Amazon account already, they are free to set up. ( F R E E . )
You have to finish the Amazon checkout process for your pledge to be recorded.
It's painless and easy.
Q: If I pledge more money than the minimum, are the extra dollars counted as votes for my favorite artist?
$1 = 1 vote for your favorite artist.Every buck is a vote.
If you choose the $35.00 pledge and opt to donate $45 -- that will count as 45 votes for your favorite artist.
If you choose the $1 pledge and donate $500 -- that will be counted as 500 votes.
The money goes to the chosen artist and the printers. And some to the government. and little more to Kickstarter and credit card fees. Then there's shipping and all the production-related fees. It ads up quick.
The Bacon comic is 48 pages long. That's 44 pages of Story and 4 pages of Extra material (including the Thank Yous).
The comic will be "standard modern comic" size: that is 6.625 x 10.25 (six and five eights by 10 and a quarter inches or thereabouts).
- (45 days)