About this project
Munkie Revolution is a comic about a troop of Lab Monkeys that are a product of a research project for the Department of Defense to create replacement soldiers. This story is about their fight for freedom and the right to exist.
Founded by the mysterious Man In White, the goal of this strange project is to replace human soldiers with something more "disposable". Through a combination of limb replacement, genetic manipulation, psychoactive drugs, and hormone treatments, this project has created some very bizarre results. The few surviving primates lack any mental conditioning, which drives some to be little more than psychotic weapons...
is one of the oldest surviving Monkeys in the project. He's had a
portion of his body removed, and replaced with several cybernetic
equivalents and "upgrades". He is fighting to free his
fellow specimens and ensure their survival.
Punk is another specimen of the project. He's been put through experiments to give him a better "combat response." He has drug dependency problems, and his altered states vary wildly between a comatose stupor to homicidal rage. Punk and Marlowe share leadership of the troop, and don't always see eye to eye.
The Man in White is the founder of the project, and he's going to do everything in his power to stay in control of his specimens. He's going to make sure his project ends on his terms, and any monkeys will die a horrible death before he loses control.
Jeremy had a successful Kickstarter with his Zombie Robots project. He was very happy with its success, and it was evident that the means to make his ambitious comic series Munkie Revolution are now a reality.
The Kickstarter campaign is running from November tent to December fifteenth. Munkie Revolution needs $6,000 in order to pay for publishing of the almost completed book. Our ultimate goal is to continue the Mini-series until completion, and tell a story that Jeremy has been involved with for over a decade.
Munkie Revolution is created by:
JEREMY RATHBONE -- Some say he's a madman in communion with the elder gods. Others say he's a wise old soul, who can use his wisdom to come up with unusual concepts. Still others say he's a silly person with silly ideas.Jeremy Rathbone is a strange individual who spends little time sleeping, and works in acrylic, and digital. He's best known for his Zombot series of paintings, and amassing evidence that one of his closest friends is in fact a robot. He has also co-created the comic story Munkie Revolution. Jeremy has the artistic philosophy of “If it doesn't make you think It's not art.”
BRYAN RICHMOND – Writes the Munkie Revolution comic with Jeremy Rathbone. He also co-writes the webcomic Space Corps.
With your help we will be able to finish production and publish Munkie Revolution number one, a twenty-four page ad-free premium full color comic.
Below is a preview of what you will find inside your comic. These pages are nearly finished, but some touching-up is still needed. Lettering will be added when all the pages are completed.
Jeremy had a successful kickstarter with his Zombie Robots. He was so happy with its success the means were now evident to make his ambitious series Munkie Revolution a reality.
We want this project to be a platform to conduct greater stories. We are hoping that Munkie Revolution will be the first of many in the next decade. We have a lot of wonderful stories to tell!
When this comic was first envisioned, back in 2002 the original idea was called Monkie Squad. At the time, the story was sillier and upbeat, more akin to TMNT. It had soviet gorillas! Here is an early rendition of one of our Monkies.
Jeremy went to many conventions in those early days, but Monkie Squad was too ambitious for a new artist and the project was scrapped.
In early 2006 Jeremy co-created his first comic "Dust". After issue 1 Jeremy focused on stand alone illustration and art pieces. He continued his artistic education growing as an artist and taking the criticism received to improve his craft and art portfolio.
However, this time Jeremy isn't doing everything.Jeremy brought the amazingly talented Bryan Richmond, writer of Space Corps in to write Munkie Revolution. With Jeremy's improved artistic abilities the writer/artist team can finally tell the story ten years in the making.
This is just a small tidbit of the Munkie Revolution story. When this kickstarter is successfully funded more of the story will be told. It has been a very long road to get to these words that I am typing now. So please, join us in an event that will be part of our lives for the rest of our days. This will be a true revolution in every sense of the word.
To show our thanks, everyone who supports the Revolution here on kickstarter will receive a special invitation to the upcoming release party in Sacramento where mad Munkie mayhem shall be unleashed upon the world!
For those that pledge 5 bucks:
If you pledge additional funds to your reward tier, the following items are available for the following amounts:
Risks and challenges
The risks and challenges of this kickstarter have mainly been overcome. This project has been in the works for well over a decade. We've been getting better at handling these projects through many years of experience.
Our first challenge is to get this comic-book out in time! Our plan is to have our book in your hands within a month after the kickstarter has been completed. As on now, the comic is already 3/4 complete. By the time kickstarter ends, the comic will be completed. We are not dealing with a printer in China, we are printing domestically to avoid a 2 month shipping delay. That means our comic is going to be more expensive. We hope that paying a few extra bucks to insure quality and timeliness is worth it.
That brings me to challenge number two; finances. This is by far our hardest one yet. We spent a lot of time crunching numbers and trying to figure out what is the best price for our comic, and the goal for the kickstarter campaign. One of the difficulties is trying to make sure that our rewards don't dive too deep in the amount of money we need to publish the comic. We want to give you awesome stuff, but we need to balance that with achieving a printable book!
Also...I shouldn't even talk about this (I am being watched), but these Munkies are very dangerous! If I say something wrong, they will eat (or shoot) me! I know Jeremy says they prefer fast food, but I don't think so. Oh-gawd! They know tyht I anas heeeelpasdlkasjd'aD .---*Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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