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A comic book flavored with action, romance, conspiracy, intrigue and BACON! A 48 page-one shot where YOU get to VOTE for the Artist!

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 KoblishScott has pencilled and inked hundreds of comics for Marvel, DC, Platinum and Disney. His most recognized work has included runs on the AvengersCaptain AmericaThe Jet Pack PetsHulkMarvel Adventures Super-HeroesO.M.A.CPunisherThor and the Weapon. He is a creative dynamoClick here to see Scott's work.
  • Ty TempletonPopular 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 WinsladePhil 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 long. 

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.
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FAQ

  • 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.

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  • Yes we do. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bacon-the-comic-book/344222232283488

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  • 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.

    http://www.kickstarter.com/help/faq/backing%20a%20project#HowDoIPled

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  • Yes.

    $1 = 1 vote for your favorite artist.Every buck is a vote.

    So...
    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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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).

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    VOTE! • An opportunity to vote for your favorite artist. Every dollar counts as one (1) voting point. The artist with the most points will draw the Bacon comic. Our sincerest thanks, every bit helps.

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    1 COMIC & 10 VOTES • One (1) issue of the Bacon comic book. Shipping is included for US patrons. International, please add an additional $10.00. • 10 votes for your favorite artist.

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    NAME IN THE BOOK, 1 COMIC & 15 VOTES. • Your name printed in the ‘Thanks’ section of the comic. Names will be arranged by donation size. The larger the donation, the larger your name will appear. • One (1) issue of Bacon. • 15 votes for your favorite artist.

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    AD IN OUR BACON DIRECTORY & 20 VOTES. We've reserved one black & white page on the inside back cover FOR BACON-BUSINESSES. Bacon Blog, Bacon Podcast, Bacon Lube, Bacon Toothpaste, Bacon Book -- if it's bacon-based, this is for you! This Pledge secures your Product / Company name, Product / Company / Service description and a web address. Everyone gets equal billing. No ads of an overtly sexual, religious, or political nature please. • An opportunity to cast 20 votes for your favorite artist.

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    2 COMICS (1 SIGNED), NAME IN THE BOOK, & 25 VOTES. • Two (2) issues of Bacon: One (1) signed by the writer, one (1) unsigned. Shipping is included for US patrons. International, please add an additional $10.00. • Your name in the 'Thanks' section. • 25 votes for your favorite artist.

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    2 COMICS (1 VARIANT, 1 STANDARD), NAME IN THE BOOK, & 35 VOTES. • One (1) Variant Edition of the comic. • One (1) issue of Bacon. Shipping is included for US patrons. International, please add an additional $10.00. • Your name in the 'Thanks' section. • 35 votes for your favorite artist.

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    3 COMICS (1 CHASE, 1 VARIANT, 1 STANDARD), NAME IN THE BOOK, & 75 VOTES. • One (1) Super-Rare Chase Edition. • One (1) Variant Edition. • One (1) issue of Bacon. Shipping is included for US patrons. International, please add an additional $10.00. • Your name in the ‘Thanks’ section. • 75 votes for your favorite artist.



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    1 ASHCAN, ALL THE EDITIONS, NAME IN THE BOOK, & 100 VOTES. • One (1) Bacon Ashcan signed by the Artist and the Writer. • One (1) Super-Rare Chase Edition. • One (1) Variant Edition. • One (1) issue of Bacon. Shipping is included for US patrons. International, please add an additional $12.00. • Your name in the ‘Thanks’ section. • 100 votes for your favorite artist.



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    IN-STORE SIGNING, 25 BOOKS, NAME IN THE BOOK, & 250 VOTES. This pledge is for retailers in Southern California only. An in-store signing. We will supply you with twenty-three (23) issues of Bacon, One (1) Variant Edition, One (1) Super-Rare Chase Edition in celebration of an in store appearance by the writer. AND I WILL BRING ACTUAL BACON FOR PEOPLE TO EAT. First Come, first reserve. Pledge first and you can choose the appearance date. Please contact us before pledging • Your name and your store’s name in the ‘Thanks’ section. • 150 votes for your favorite artist.

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    **THIS REWARD IS EXCLUSIVELY FOR A COOKING PERSONALITY.** APPEAR IN THE COMIC, 3 COMICS, NAME IN THE BOOK, & 800 VOTES. • Are you Guy Fieri? Bobby Flay? Gordon Ramsay? Rachael Ray? Ted Allen? Alex Guarnaschelli? Aarón Sánchez? If so, this Reward is JUST for you. • If you are a working on-air cooking personality or famous chef, you can be in our comic! • Your likeness will appear in at least one panel and your name/show can be mentioned in the text. This is your chance for a different kind of pop-culture immortality. Celebrity must provide current photograph and agree to terms. Likeness is in the artist's style. No approvals provided (but all of the artists are very good at likenesses). Must be able to provide permission letter from Network if the show name or logo is featured. Please contact before pledging. • Three (3) issues of Bacon. Shipping is included for US patrons. • Your name in the ‘Thanks’ section. • 800 votes for your favorite artist.

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    APPEAR IN THE COMIC, 3 COMICS, NAME IN THE BOOK, & 500 VOTES. Appearance in book as a background character. There are a few choice spots for non-speaking or one-line cameos. This is your chance for comic book immortality as a Police Officer, Thug or pedestrian. Buyer must provide clear photograph and agree to terms. Likeness is in the artist's style. No approvals provided (but all of the artists are very good at likenesses). • Three (3) issues of Bacon. Shipping is included for US patrons. International, please add an additional $10.00. • Your name in the ‘Thanks’ section. • 500 votes for your favorite artist.



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    COLOR AD, 10 COMICS, & 1000 VOTES. 
Full page, full-color add on the back cover and Ten (10) issues of Bacon. Ad content subject to review and approval. Please contact us before pledging. No ads of a sexual, religious, or political nature please. You must provide the color ad based on to-be provided print specks • 1,000 votes for your favorite artist.



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    YOUR NAME IN THE ART & THE ORIGINAL ART. 
Your name, big, in the comic and the original art. There's a motel / bar in the story, we'll name it after you AND give you the page of original art it appears boldest on (the establishing shot). • Three (3) issues of Bacon. Shipping is included for US patrons. International, please add an additional $30.00. • Your name in the ‘Thanks’ section. • 1,500 votes for your favorite artist.



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    SPONSOR OUR VARIANT COVER, AD IN ALL BOOK, 20 COMICS. This unique opportunity secures your Brand on the front cover of our Variant Edition (limited to 1,125 copies). If you want, we’ll even craft something unique to best integrate your product on the cover (subject to your approval, of course). • 
Full page, Black & White add inside the book. • Ten (10) Variant Editions. • Ten (10) issues of Bacon. • Sponsor subject to review and approval. No content of a sexual, overly violent or political nature. Please contact us before pledging. • 2,000 votes for your favorite artist.



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