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The Circus of Reefer Madness and its goons will stop at nothing to prevent Tyler from enjoying Cannabis. Stoner comic.
The Circus of Reefer Madness and its goons will stop at nothing to prevent Tyler from enjoying Cannabis. Stoner comic.
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My name is Jeremy, the writer of The Circus of Reefer Madness. On pencils and pens is Ray, and coloring is Avin.

The Circus of Reefer Madness is a grungy stoner comic with elements of homage to the 1930's propaganda film. A horror story about the dangers of the "gateway marihuana". Propaganda in reverse, using over the top theatrics to show the insanity of the violence and harassment dealt out by those with authority. Painting them metaphorically as clowns and monsters the same way early propaganda did to Cannabis users. Not to dehumanize them, but to show how silly prohibition is at its core. They aren't really monsters, just like clowns aren't really clowns. They are just humans doing their job, but some of their directives are corrupted. The ineffectiveness of prohibition is well documented and beyond conjecture. We can remove this faulty operating software by legalizing, or at least decriminalizing this plant medicine and freeing them of this unnecessary workload.

Indie comics can be expensive. To complete the project and print the physical copies of the book, which we really want to, we need your help.

I've tried to make the rewards simple. Tier one is the digital comic, and for twenty bucks you get the physical book along with the digital download. The official poster and some other goodies as you go higher up. So please check out what we have so far, and if you like it, share it with your friends or pledge. Every little bit helps, and we thank you in advance.

Our version of the 1972 theatrical release poster for Reefer Madness
Our version of the 1972 theatrical release poster for Reefer Madness

I was always told this stuff was bad, this ganja. My introduction to reality came through Eddie Bravo and Jack Herer, through their books. Not only cannabis but hemp, two great tools being denied us. We all know what the truth is about this stuff by now, and we should embrace it. It's better than the pills for nerves and has tons of medicinal benefit. This comic is my homage to all the insanity surrounding the drug war, and my addition to the many who have and are still fighting it around the world. A call to reason about the ongoing madness of outdated drug laws. Check it out, get high. Legalize.

If you smoke it, they will come.
If you smoke it, they will come.

Tyler meets Sanity the Clown in a lonely bar. Sanity knows just the sweet pill to tempt him, and they head outside for a smoke break.

Sanity and Tyler
Sanity and Tyler

 

 

 


Wrong clown, wrong van, wrong drug.

Insanity Gas, Sanity's personal home grown. One puff and Tyler is going to the circus. Where Sanity is the closest thing to normal, and Tyler is trapped inside bars.

Promo page
Promo page

A hot iron brand, swinging blades in the gallows of death. Kozbo the Clown, Pig, and Donkey all serve as obedient muscle for the circus. Suicide swings a heavy axe, and Mindless juggles chainsaws while singing,  and riding on a unicycle.

The Circus of Reefer Madness
The Circus of Reefer Madness

Can Tyler survive? Or will he be just another casualty in the ongoing Circus of Reefer Madness?

Black and white character models for Suicide, Pig, and Donkey.
Black and white character models for Suicide, Pig, and Donkey.

 

Mindless, the nightmare version.
Mindless, the nightmare version.

 

Time is ticking! We need your help. Pledge to save Tyler before it's too late!

 

Risks and challenges

The manuscript is already completed. All comics carry a sort of risk as they are collaborations with moving parts, but I am confident in my collaboration with Ray. He is as passionate about bringing this to life as I am. In the worst case scenario, if the art isn't competed on time, the finish date of the project will be pushed back but December is generous. The printing costs and shipping are already worked into the campaign.

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