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A light scuffle on the City Loop
A light scuffle on the City Loop

Ticket inspectors. Who out there doesn't love these vest-wearing champions of justice? 

Rhetorical question, that. Everybody knows that ticket inspectors get a very bad wrap in Melbourne, which is why we felt the need to create Metcop Wonderland. Somebody has to be on their side. Especially if there are monsters hiding in the City Loop. 

Metcop Wonderland is an indie comic about depressed ticket inspector Shane Digby and his dedicated partner Alan Cooper. We've also thrown some old fashioned transdimensional conspiracy theory in there for good measure. 

Metcop Wonderland is fun. It's got romance, mid-carriage fight scenes, and a villain who may or may not draw his fashion sense from early 2000s Bowie.  

We weren't kidding about the Bowie stuff
We weren't kidding about the Bowie stuff

We were exceptionally proud to debut the first issue of Metcop Wonderland at Melbourne Oz Comic Con in June last year, and have loved bringing you more Metcop goodness on a quarterly basis ever since. So now? It's time to take things to the next level. 

This Kickstarter campaign is about launching Model Commuters, our very first trade paperback. That's right, an actual book!

Model Commuters will collect the first four issues of Metcop Wonderland and will also include a veritable bounty of previously unpublished material (check out the rewards for details!)

Just quietly, we can't wait to share this one with you. It's gonna be a cracker. 

Authorised Officer Shane Digby having an excellent day at work.
Authorised Officer Shane Digby having an excellent day at work.

Risks and challenges

In production terms, Metcop Wonderland - Model Commuters is ready to go. Issues 1 - 4 have been produced. We've talked to the printer. Alan has been busy feverishly preparing for the onslaught of pen pals he'll receive once we launch this campaign. It's all happening.

The only thing missing for us is the printing costs, which can be prohibitive when you're working in full colour. This Kickstarter campaign is 100% geared towards helping us meet these costs.

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    Digital starter pack

    Want to get in on this sparkly Metcop Wonderland action at the ground floor?

    This tier will give you a taster of what we're about: a digital copy of METCOP WONDERLAND #1, delivered fresh to you.

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    Digital badassery

    For the digitally adventurous.

    Digital copies of two issues of Metcop Wonderland. Choose between:

    - METCOP WONDERLAND #1 - Melbourne's Finest
    - METCOP WONDERLAND #2 - All Change
    - METCOP WONDERLAND #3 - Pepper Spray
    - METCOP WONDERLAND #4 - Rainy Days

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    Printed goodness

    One for the purists.

    Printed copies of any two issues of Metcop Wonderland. Choose between:

    - METCOP WONDERLAND #1 - Melbourne's Finest
    - METCOP WONDERLAND #2 - All Change
    - METCOP WONDERLAND #3 - Pepper Spray
    - METCOP WONDERLAND #4 - Rainy Days

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    Pledge AU$ 25 or more About $18

    Metcop Wonderland trade paperback

    This is what it's all about folks.

    A $25 pledge will get you your very own first edition of the Metcop Wonderland - Model Commuters!

    This handsome volume collects issues 1 - 4 of Metcop Wonderland and also includes:

    - Original concept art

    - A dossier on all of the main characters

    - An interview with Alan Cooper, PTV's employee of the month seven times running

    - A site map of all the real world locations in Metcop Wonderland

    Because we love our supporters and everything you represent, the trade edition will also come with a personalised glamour shot from the one and only Alan Cooper.

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    All the power of a God!

    Do the flames of creation burn within you every time you clap eyes on Metcop Wonderland?

    Do you want to control the weather?

    Do you want to give Alan a natty mustache?

    Do you want to give word to the simmering sexual tension that exists between Shane and Janine the RedEye?

    Well now, today's your lucky day.

    Pledge $30 and, in addition to the trade paperback, you will receive your very own colouring book!

    This limited edition book contains a version of METCOP WONDERLAND #2 that is rendered in black and white with blank text boxes. In other words, it's waiting for your pencil.

    Go on then. Apotheosis awaits.

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    Pledge AU$ 40 or more About $29

    Go on, treat yourself

    It's been a hard day/week/year, and the sociopolitical landscape is getting downright troubling. Why not sooth those worries with a little treat?

    A $40 pledge will get you everything featured in the $30 pledge, plus:

    - Three new and original stickers

    - A copy of the original handwritten notes to Alan's famous rap, 'Validate Mate.'

    - Instructions for hosting your very own Metcop Wonderland drinking game

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    Pen Pals 4 Life

    Trade secret: Mr Alan Cooper (PTV Employee of the Month seven times running and star of Metcop Wonderland) counts himself as a bit of a man of letters.

    Intrigued? Read on.

    Pledge $70 and you will receive everything listed for $40 backers, plus...

    Alan will be your pen pal.

    Want to learn more about what makes Melbourne's greatest ticket inspector tick? How about hearing his ideas for a JAG reboot or getting your hands on that famous xmas ham recipe? This could be your chance.

    Edit: this offer is limited to three letters from Alan because, in his words, 'jesus christ girls. I'm not a machine.'

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