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Unite and Take Over is an anthology of comic book stories inspired by the songs of the Smiths created as a tribute to the band.
Unite and Take Over is an anthology of comic book stories inspired by the songs of the Smiths created as a tribute to the band.
360 backers pledged $14,789 to help bring this project to life.

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    1. Creator Robert C on February 14, 2012

      BACK UNITE AND TAKE OVER VOLUME 2: A SMITHS COMIC ANTHOLOGY

      http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/756324374/unite-and-take-over-volume-2-a-smiths-comic-anthol

      Everyone,

      We're in the final hours to meeting the funding goal and still need more backers and more commitments! Please don't let this opportunity slip away -

      - If you've been thinking about backing this project, now's the time to do it!

      - If you haven't already told your friends that you know would love this project, now's the time to get them on board as well!

      - If you've already backed this project and can increase your pledge amount to help it reach its goal, please consider doing it!

      Come on everyone, let's get this great project funded and be involved with something that’s very unique and special to Smiths and Morrissey fans everywhere!

      Robert

    2. Creator Robert C on February 14, 2012

      BACK UNITE AND TAKE OVER VOLUME 2: A SMITHS COMIC ANTHOLOGY

      Everyone,

      We're in the final hours to meeting the funding goal and still need more backers and more commitments! Please don't let this opportunity slip away -

      - If you've been thinking about backing this project, now's the time to do it!

      - If you haven't already told your friends that you know would love this project, now's the time to get them on board as well!

      - If you've already backed this project and can increase your pledge amount to help it reach its goal, please consider doing it!

      Come on everyone, let's get this great project funded and be involved with something that’s very unique and special to Smiths and Morrissey fans everywhere!

      Robert

    3. Creator Robert C on February 14, 2012

      Everyone,

      We're in the final hours to meeting the funding goal and still need more backers and more commitments! Please don't let this opportunity slip away -

      - If you've been thinking about backing this project, now's the time to do it!

      - If you haven't already told your friends that you know would love this project, now's the time to get them on board as well!

      - If you've already backed this project and can increase your pledge amount to help it reach its goal, please consider doing it!

      Come on everyone, let's get this great project funded and be involved with something that’s very unique and special to Smiths and Morrissey fans everywhere!

      Robert

    4. Creator Kevin James on December 19, 2011

      Just eager to get my hands on all the swag my contribution garnered! Feel like i'm missing out. :-(

    5. Creator Mike Allen on November 20, 2011

      Shawn:
      Any update on International shipping?
      Potential arrival date??
      Nag, nag, nag, etc.

    6. Creator Brad Bankston on November 3, 2011

      Anyone interested in the Austin Books edition can email brad@austinbooks.com. $14.99 each plus shipping.

    7. Creator Damian Zamora on October 31, 2011

      Shawn, I am interested in getting 2 of each of the other variant covers just for my personal collection. I will actually be at the Tucson Comic Con as well as the tribute show. If we can work something out let me know.

    8. Creator Cath on September 22, 2011

      Unite and Take over looks fantastic. Well done to everyone! Can wait to see it " in the flesh"

    9. Creator Joseph Reyes on September 12, 2011

      Thanks! I really feel part of something special!

    10. Creator Shawn Demumbrum on September 11, 2011

      Damian,

      Right now the only way to pre-order the two retailer exclusive covers is directly through the retailers. CornerStoreComics has their cover available for preorder through their website www.cornerstorecomics.com. Austin Books and Comics has told me that it will be available through their ecommerce site in the next week. I can look into the possibility of consolidating shipping since I will have all the books at one point.

      Shawn Demumbrum
      SpazDog Press

    11. Creator Damian Zamora on September 11, 2011

      How can we get the exclusive covers from the 2 other comic retailers?

    12. Creator Shawn Demumbrum on August 31, 2011

      Cath - Thank you so much for your efforts. I emailed every comic book shop in Manchester, London and other cities in the UK. Unfortunately, I have had similar response from the shops in the US, even from shops that I consider progressive. We have gotten a small group of shops listed in my updates who heard about the book and "get it". Unfortunately, those who don't pledge will need to be satisfied with 2nd printings of the book making your first print copy a collector's item.

      Thanks again for your support and fighting the good fight.

      Shawn

    13. Creator Cath on August 31, 2011

      Well done with all the efforts you are making with getting Unite and Take over off the ground. I went in to Forbidden Planet in Glasgow to sound them out about possible sponsorship . It's a well known and well established comic book purveyor . They knew nothing about the project and didn't seem interested. The manager of the shop started shaking his head before I'd got to the end of my second sentence then waved his hands in the air as if he were swatting away a wasp saying " Not my department". He advised me to contact head office which I did by email but have not received a reply and don't expect to. Miserable bunch. I would have expected a bit more foresight and creativity from such an organisation but apparently not.............I will persevere...

      Cath in Glasgow

    14. Creator Kayla on August 25, 2011

      And Smiths fans, here's a little something wonderful for you: http://thesmithsproject.blogspot.com/

    15. Creator Kayla on August 25, 2011

      HUGE CONGRATULATIONS!!!! SO MANY WONDERFUL MOZ & SMITHS FANS OUT THERE, THANK YOU!!!!

    16. Creator Valya Dudycz Lupescu on August 25, 2011

      You've reached $12,000!!! Woo hoo! Congratulations!

    17. Creator Ryan Allen on August 19, 2011

      I want my comic signed with a kiss by Thomas Healy.

    18. Creator Carol Reece on August 8, 2011

      You really should be promoting this in Manchester, you know ! It's a mint idea.

    19. Creator Zach Kreinbrink on August 5, 2011

      Truly brilliant idea. Absolutely proud to back this project!

    20. Creator Olov Redmalm on August 5, 2011

      Hi! I just have to say how much I love the idea of this project. I have both family and friends that are huge Smiths and comic fans and will also love to hear about this. This is definately a must have for us.

      I myself have been working on a Sci-Fi comic fuelled and heavily inspired by The Smiths, mainly The Headmaster Ritual, Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now and A Rush And A Push And The Land Is Ours. I don't mean to hijack, but as a fellow comic artist and Smiths fan I'd love to share with you, you're so very welcome to visit whenever you're bored. It's free! :P

      Looking forward to reading your work!

      Regards,
      Olov Redmalm

    21. Creator Kieran Gohel on August 4, 2011

      This is an absolutely fantastic concept! I can't wait to see how this all fits together :)

    22. Creator Libbi Rich on August 4, 2011

      As a member of the creative team, I'd like to thank every one who pledged their support to the project.

      All the praise are belong to Shawn.

    23. Creator wontonly on August 4, 2011

      Congrats Shawn on a beautiful project reaching fruition. I'm also hoping that it will turn my friend who's a huge Moz fan into a comics fan The tipping point has be reached, and anything is possible from here on out...

      By the way, I heard about it from the New Yorker Book Bench blog:

      http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/books/2011/08/in-the-news-its-not-what-you-know-morrissey-conquers-comics-1.html

    24. Creator The Smiths Ltd on August 4, 2011

      Congratulations on reaching your target Shawn. Looking forward to seeing the final product.
      Did you know that the story has been picked up by the NME as well?
      http://www.nme.com/news/the-smiths/58435

    25. Creator Elizabeth Caplice on August 4, 2011

      Shawn? These things take time. and remember, there's nothing that guardian fans like as much as the smiths. and comic books. seriously, if it hadn't reached the goal already i actually would have funded the whole thing myself. this night has opened my eyes, and you've get everything now. well, by everything, i mean you've reached the goal. sorry. that joke isn't funny anymore.

    26. Creator david moloney on August 4, 2011

      A friend in Barcelona who's also a big Smiths fan sent me the link to the Guardian article ... great idea. Can't wait to see the results. -David

    27. Creator Mike Allen on August 3, 2011

      Article in the Guardian's website brought me here, so maybe it'll send others.
      http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/aug/03/smiths-comics-morrissey-song
      Success will be assured!

    28. Creator Cath on August 3, 2011

      Good luck guys! Hope you make the total.

    29. Creator Shawn Demumbrum on August 1, 2011

      Timm - I'm not confident about reaching the goal, but so far we are at 37% of the goal in only 4 days with the help of backers like you. Thank you for support and feedback. As we get closer to the goal, I should have a better idea what the cost of the "upgrades" would be.

    30. Creator Timm Davison on August 1, 2011

      It's great you're going to exceed your goal. I personally would prefer a normal-sized comic, and I'm sure many others would as well, since you are looking for options to spend your extra pledge money on.