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Kevin Landon attends Mad Science U, in the Bermuda Triangle, a tech paradise of jetpacks, monsters, a mad scientist sorority, & more!

Mad Science U is a concept we've been working on for 7 years.  We have years worth of stories and are ready to turn it into an ongoing series.  But first we have to do this graphic novel to launch it all!

Mad Science U
Mad Science U

Costs

It costs money to make a comic.  The artist needs to eat.  Julian will be working full time for at least 5 months on the project, we'd like to keep him supplied with Ramen Noodles and Orange Juice while he's working.

First he needs to pencil the art based on the script, we'll work with him DAILY to make sure the look matches the tone of the script.  Julian will also Ink, color and letter the book.  All time consuming tasks.  We're expecting the whole project to take 5 months to complete.

Printing: Making physical copies of a book this big isn't cheap.

Rewards:  It costs money to create all the awesome benefits you the contributor will receive.

MSU campus
MSU campus

Logline: Kevin Landon goes to the most secretive College in the world off the coast of Florida in the Bermuda Triangle.When Kevin’s girlfriend is kidnapped by an evil sorority that has been stealing the brains of Freshmen girls for 80 years so they can stay in college forever he and his group of quirky friends must rescue her before it is too late.

Synopsis: Kevin Landon doesn't want to go to college-period-but his parents have given him an ultimatum:Go to school,or get out of the house. Due to a clerical error, Kevin is mistaken for a super-genius and enrolled in the most exclusive, most mysterious college on the planet: the Madiport Island University of Science. Located on an island off the coast of Florida in the middle of the Bermuda Triangle this school is sometimes referred to by another name: Mad Science U.

Now,Kevin finds himself surrounded by eccentric professors (who can flunk him), incomprehensible super-science(that he must learn before the midterm),and the most gifted student geniuses in the world. Anyone of them might fashion a crude jet pack in the garage,build an android from a cow’s brain or perhaps even clone the family dog. Just when Kevin thinks he might be able to adapt, his new girlfriend is targeted by a relentless sorority of beautiful, yet evil, co-eds who seek to enjoy college forever by stealing new bodies for their aging brains.

Mad Science U is a technological paradise and a B-movie nightmare of aliens, monsters and mad scientists.

Why Us?

Experience:  As a group Tony, Brad and Julian each have a great track record of creating and completing awesome creative projects.

Like what you ask?  Well here's a bit about each of them.

Tony Armer:

Tony Armer is an Award Winning Filmmaker that has worked in the TV/film industry since 1997.His work experience includes Hollywood feature films, documentary features, independent features, television and music videos.He is the Co-founder and Executive Director of the Sunscreen Film Festival held annually in St. Petersburg, FL.Founded in 2005 the Sunscreen Film Festival is one of the top film fests in the country.It was voted one of the “25 Coolest Film Festivals in the Country” by Movie Maker Magazine in 2009, Best Film Fest in Tampa Bay by Tampa Bay Magazine for 2012 and has been honored as one of only 23 Film fests in the USA to be sponsored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (The Oscars) for 2013.

Tony studied Communications at the University of Toledo, graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Business Management from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL and is finishing an MFA in Motion Pictures and Television from Academy of Art University, San Francisco.He is also currently an Adjunct Professor at the Art Institute of Tampa.

Brad Sibbersen:

Brad D. Sibbersen is a published comic book writer, creating and publishing an alternative press comic in Toledo OH, before moving to Florida.  His other books "The 100 Best Movies Ever made...Mostly Suck", Night of the Living Dud" and others can be found on Amazon.com  Brad graduated from the University of Toledo with a BA in English. Brad has written screenplays for feature film, television pilots and short films. Brad has worked on several television, short film and feature film projects as a Writer and Producer.

Julian Mateus:

Julian Mateus has followed his passion for the visual arts since early in his life.  After graduating HS in 2008 he attended Full Sail University's film program. His time there allowed him to learn the inner workings of the filmmaking process as well as the high level of skill that is demanded of an artist in that field.

After Graduating from Full Sail in 2010 Julian has been working on various projects as a concept artist and designer

Julian Mateus, concept art
Julian Mateus, concept art

Support

We can't do this without your support, we're really excited to make this graphic novel for everyone to enjoy, we love the concept and so do a couple of great supporters of ours as you'll see in the video.

Thanks so much for your support, let's go make a great book together!

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

With any project problems can always arise. Usually delays happen in comics because the art is taking too long to create. Well that's why Julian is going to be doing nothing but working on this book till it's done. Mad Science U will be his full time job.

In the event Julian can't complete the work we have backup artists on standby just in case.

The script is already completed, so no need to worry about writing the story.

Creating the rewards will start right away so we have plenty of time to get those made for all our supporters.

We've worked with printers over the years and know exactly how and what needs to be done to print the physical book.

We've worked under pressure and under deadlines and are professionals who are used to high pressure work situations. We're treating this just like a job and are working hard to get everything done on time.

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