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Unite and Take Over Volume 2: A Smiths Comic Anthology

Unite and Take Over Volume 2 is an anthology of comic book stories inspired by the songs of the Smiths as a tribute to the band.

Unite and Take Over Volume 2: A Smiths Comic Anthology

Unite and Take Over Volume 2 is an anthology of comic book stories inspired by the songs of the Smiths as a tribute to the band.

$3,666
pledged of $6,000pledged of $6,000 goal
93
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, February 16 2012 1:00 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated June 27, 2014

About

Thank you to all the backers who supported Volume 1 of the book.  Without your support we wouldn't have been able to print it.  Your support of the book also allow us to attract comic creators to participate in Volume 2 of the book.

The Concept
The concept for Unite and Take Over is pretty simple. What story plays in your head when you listen to your favorite Smiths song? I approached some of my fellow comic book creators and asked them to create 4-8 pages stories inspired by their favorite Smiths songs. The song acts as an inspiration, jumping off point, theme or mood for the story. Each story varies in style and genre.

The Plan
We are planning to premiere Unite and Take Over Volume 2 at Record Store Day in April. We have 10 scripts that have been approved and turned over to the artists with several more nearing completion. As it stands, the book will be 100 pages in lengh. We are asking backers to help with the costs to print the book, license the print rights for lyrics use, and create some unique Kickstarter rewards. We have retailer and international backing options.

The Set List

  • Well I Wonder - Jamie S. Rich and Christoper Mitten
  • The Headmaster Ritual - Jonathan Goff and Jim Hanna
  • Half a Person - Eric M. Esquivel and Eric Schock
  • Oscillate Wildly - Christopher Murrin and Matt Goodall
  • London - Russell Hillman and Michael Stewart
  • Reel Around the Fountain - Jennifer de Guzman and Tracy Hui
  • Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now - Dave Baker and Amy Tidwell
  • I Won’t Share You – Dave Baker
  • A Rush, A Push and the Land is Ours - Brad Dwyer
  • Girl Afraid - Libbi Rich and April Reyna
  • Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before - Shawn Demumbrum and Jason Pedersen
  • Strech out and Wait - Jacob Gallegos and Oliva Peleaz
  • Sweet and Tender Hooligan - Adam Sanders and Chris Mendoza
  • Big Mouth Strikes Again - Christian Marra
  • Updated: Paint a Vulgar Picture - Geoffrey D. Wessel and Kelly Williams

The Covers
Photo Cover

Kickstarter "Ask Me" Exclusive Cover

The Kickstarter "Ask Me" Exclusive cover was drawn by Alfred Trujillo. This cover will have a limited print run based upon the number of rewards.

Record Store Day Exclusive Cover

The Record Store Day Exclusive cover has been drawn by Jason Pedersen. 

Your Support
In order for this project to be successfully, we need your support. Not only do we need your pledges, but we need you to pass the links to our Kickstarter page to your friends. Not everyone is a fan of the Smiths (gasp), but most people know people who like independent comics, music related projects or unique storytelling. Helping to get the word out about our project would help us as much as your pledge. Thank you for your support.

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    Level 1: One copy with the cover of your choice of Unite and Take Over Volume 2. Canada/Mexico add $5 for postage.

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    International Returning Backer: One copy with the cover of your choice of Unite and Take Over Volume 2. Thanks for supporting our first Kickstarter project.

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    Level 2: A copy of all three covers of Unite and Take Over Volume 2. Your name in the acknowledgements page of the book. A guitar pick with the image of the Record Store Day cover art on it. Canada/Mexico add $10 for postage. All other countries outside the US add $20 for postage.

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    Retailer Level 1: 10 copies of Unite and Take Over Volume 2 in whichever cover distribution you like. 10 guitar picks with the image of the Record Store Day cover on it. Your company's name on the retailer's page of the book. Canada/Mexico add $10 for postage. All other countries outside the US add $20 for postage.

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    Catch Up Level: A copy of all three covers of Unite and Take Over Volume 2 and Unite and Take Over Volume 1. Your name in the acknowledgements page of the book. A guitar pick with the image of the Record Store Day cover art on it. Canada/Mexico add $15 for postage. All other countries outside the US add $30 for postage.

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    Level 3: A copy of all three covers of Unite and Take Over Volume 2 signed and personalized by the cover artist. Interior sketch in one of the books by one of the stories artists. Your name in the acknowledgements page of the book. A guitar pick with the image of the Record Store Day cover art on it. Canada/Mexico add $10 for postage. All other countries outside the US add $20 for postage.

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    Original Art: Kelly Williams, the artist for Paint a Vulgar Picture, is offering a page of the original art from the story with a signed copy of Unite and Take Over Volume 2. There are only 5 pages, so this is an extremely limited opportunity. Your name in the acknowledgements page of the book. A guitar pick with the image of the Record Store Day cover art on it. Canada/Mexico add $10 for postage. All other countries outside the US add $20 for postage.

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    Retailer Level 2: 20 copies of Unite and Take Over Volume 2 in whichever cover distribution you like. 20 guitar picks with the image of the Record Store Day cover on it. Your company's logo and store info on the retailer's page of the book. Canada/Mexico add $20 for postage. All other countries outside the US add $40 for postage.

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    Retailer Level 3: 40 copies of Unite and Take Over Volume 2 in whichever cover distribution you like. 40 guitar picks with the image of the Record Store Day cover on it. A full page B&W ad. Canada/Mexico add $40 for postage. All other countries outside the US add $80 for postage.

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    Retailer Level 4: 250 copies of Unite and Take Over with a customized cover for your store. 250 guitar picks with the image of the Record Stre Day cover on it. Full color ad for your company on the back cover of the customized book and a B&W ad in the back of all editions. Backers outside the US ask for postage charges before pledging.

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    US Returning Backer: One copy with the cover of your choice of Unite and Take Over Volume 2. Thanks for supporting our first Kickstarter project. Canada/Mexico add $5 for postage.

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Funding period

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