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Raising funds to print 10,000 free promotional comics in order to increase awareness & readership of our grindhouse graphic novel, AKA.
Raising funds to print 10,000 free promotional comics in order to increase awareness & readership of our grindhouse graphic novel, AKA.
90 backers pledged $4,146 to help bring this project to life.

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THE MISSION:

Being an independent comic creator and publisher is difficult. In this market projects like our's, despite having a previous successful Kickstarter campaign to pay our colorist and letterer, tend to get buried under the popularity of mainstream & established superhero books.

It is our hope to raise the necessary funds to produce 10,000 FREE promotional comics with a story that predates our graphic novel, AKA, in order to increase our readership. 

The plan is to have this 8 page prequel, along with an advert for the trade, be distributed to indie-friendly retailers and given out to potential comic readers.

However, we are offering (among other things) exclusive variant covers for our backers by such great talents as Mike Hawthorne, Mike Oeming and Taki Soma.

Rob Reilly Cover
Rob Reilly Cover

WHAT IF YOU MEET YOUR GOAL? 

Steve and I are hoping that those funds will help recoup our costs for the printing of AKA (GN) which we have yet to make back. However with that being said, we want to reward our backers with more AKA goodness. So the more money we raise the more we'll add on:

UNLOCKABLE INCENTIVES!!

More AKA greatness with our Unlockable Incentives!
More AKA greatness with our Unlockable Incentives!

REVIEWS?

Here's a few sites and what they had to say about our title:

Spandexless

Ain't it Cool News

iFanboy

Omega Level

Comic Forge

Risks and challenges

Once this campaign is over and hopefully raising the necessary funds, it will take roughly 30 days for the prequel comic to be produced. This time will include the proofing process and delivery to our doorstep in order to get every backer's package together. Our colorist is already working on coloring the individual pages as well as a deadline has been placed for our variant covers to be illustrated.

In addition, the sketchbooks and graphic novels are already completed and ready for shipment.

Much like our first Kickstarter campaign (over 50 updates), I will constantly keep you updated and informed on the progress of the project. With that being said, in the event of any unforeseeable delays (with printing or production of any additional unlockables), we will inform you immediately and hope to have any problems resolved quickly.

I think though, we've proven ourselves on the last Kickstarter campaign without any complaints and plenty of compliments. Thanks again for giving our project a chance!

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    Choice of printed copy of AKA: One in the Chamber with exclusive Kickstarter Cover drawn by Mike Hawthorne, Taki Soma or Mike Oeming.

    Signed by Rob & Steve
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    PDF of AKA: One in the Chamber

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    Receive all 3 printed copies of AKA: One in the Chamber with exclusive Kickstarter Cover drawn by Mike Hawthorne, Taki Soma and Mike Oeming.

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    Choice between printed copy of AKA: One in the Chamber with exclusive Kickstarter Cover drawn by Mike Hawthorne, Taki Soma or Mike Oeming.

    Printed copy of AKA (128 pg Graphic)

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    Recieve all 3 printed copies of AKA: One in the Chamber with with exclusive Kickstarter Cover drawn by Mike Hawthorne, Taki Soma and Mike Oeming.

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    Printed copy of Limited Edition AKA Sketchbook

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    Printed copy of AKA (128 pg Graphic).

    Printed copy of Limited Edition AKA Sketchbook.

    One Fictional NES-AKA Cartridge.

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    Printed copy of AKA (128 pg Graphic).

    Printed copy of Limited Edition AKA Sketchbook.

    One Fictional Atari 2600-AKA Cartridge.

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    Receive all 3 printed copies of AKA: One in the Chamber with with exclusive Kickstarter Cover drawn by Mike Hawthorne, Taki Soma and Mike Oeming.

    Printed copy of AKA (128 pg Graphic)

    Printed copy of Limited Edition AKA Sketchbook

    One original page of artwork from AKA: One in the Chamber

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    Receive all 3 printed copies of AKA: One in the Chamber with with exclusive Kickstarter Cover drawn by Mike Hawthorne, Taki Soma and Mike Oeming.

    Printed copy of AKA (128 pg Graphic).

    Printed copy of Limited Edition AKA Sketchbook.

    Original Cover Artwork from AKA: One in the Chamber by Mike Hawthorne.

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    Printed copy of AKA (128 pg Graphic).

    Printed copy of Limited Edition AKA Sketchbook.

    Original Cover Artwork from AKA: One in the Chamber by Mike Oeming.

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    Printed copy of AKA (128 pg Graphic).

    Printed copy of Limited Edition AKA Sketchbook.

    Original Cover Artwork from AKA: One in the Chamber by Taki Soma.

    Signed by Rob & Steve

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    Printed copy of Limited Edition AKA Sketchbook

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    Be our sponsor!! We have one full color page (inside front cover) available for our sponsor to advertise! Reach 10,000 potential customers nationwide!

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Funding period

- (30 days)