From the magnificently masterful mind of Paul Dini comes a new 48-page graphic novel that turns the game of cat and mouse on its (paranormal) head … BOO & HISS! How many comics and cartoons have you seen where the cat chases the mouse endlessly, rarely catching him and never succeeding in vanquishing his rodent nemesis? In the world of BOO & HISS, that all changes: Hiss (the cat) catches Boo (the mouse) and DEVOURS him. There’s no coming back from that, right? WRONG! That’s where the story really begins! Boo returns as a ghost to enact vengeance on his feline murderer.
Wherever Hiss goes, Boo follows, tormenting him in various ways: nearly scaring him to death, possessing his body and making him do terrible and embarrassing things, and just generally making his life a living hell. The cat becomes the hunted and the ghost mouse the hunter in the twisted, comic, scary, and poignant world of BOO & HISS!
Check out 7 pages of BOO & HISS below, written by Paul Dini with art by Dave Alvarez. And then get ready for the graphic novel, which will be overflowing with cat-astrophic calamities and mouse-y mayhem!
Who Is Paul Dini?
As the fervent followers of the Emmy and Eisner Award-winning Paul Dini know, he’s been a writer and/or producer on some of the greatest projects in cartoons, TV, and comics in the last few decades. Here’s just a sampling: Tiny Toon Adventures, Batman: The Animated Series, Superman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond, Justice League, Freakazoid!, and Lost. He was also the writer of the blockbuster video games Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City. Dini recently wrote the #1 New York Times bestseller Dark Night: A True Batman Story. And if you’re a fan of the Joker’s madcap gal pal, Harley Quinn, well, Paul Dini co-created her too!
Who Is Dave Alvarez?
Even the greatest graphic novel story in the world won’t fly if the art isn’t up to snuff. Thankfully, in the case of BOO & HISS, the art is spectacular, due to the tremendous talents of David Alvarez. His eye-catching drawings for the graphic novel are reminiscent of classic cartoons and comics, providing a douse of nostalgia while illustrating the brand-new world of BOO & HISS. David Alvarez’s past work includes the Looney Tunes and Animaniacs comic books. He is also the creator of the internationally popular comic strip Yenny.
Due to all of the amazing work he has done, Paul Dini has a lot of fans. There are literally Dini fans of every age, gender, and race. However, it can be REALLY difficult to reach all those fans using the traditional publishing model. Plus, even for Paul Dini, it’s not that easy to get publishers behind a brand-new project no one has heard of yet.
So, he decided to go directly to his fans. Kickstarter is the perfect place to go to get the word out and reach tons of the Dini supporters out there. Plus, we know there are comics fans on Kickstarter who will love the originality and eye-catching style of BOO & HISS!
If you’re familiar with the work of Paul Dini, you know the quality of work he ALWAYS produces. So, backers, you better be ready: You’re going to get something whimsical and wonderful with BOO & HISS.
Who (or What) Is Erasmus Fox?
Erasmus Fox is an entertainment company dedicated to working with talented creators to bring their projects to life. The small team at Erasmus Fox has decades of experience producing amazing content and is excited to bring high-quality comics, books, collectibles, and board games into the world. We’re beyond pumped to present Paul Dini’s incredible project and make sure all his loyal fans get their rewards in a timely manner.
The First Boo & Hiss Comic: "Surprise Possession"
Come back to this space throughout the campaign for new BOO & HISS art, including some sketches, character designs, and more!
Shipping is a flat rate: $5 for all of the tiers except for the Retailer Tier. We will only ship to the United States. Shipping fees will be added right after you pledge. We will NOT be using a Pledge Manager; there will be a survey via Kickstarter to collect your shipping information after the campaign.
Risks and challenges
The estimated delivery date for the BOO & HISS graphic novel is May 2018 and Paul Dini and Erasmus Fox will do everything in their power to deliver on time. However, please keep in mind that this is a projected date. Unexpected delays can occur during the production and shipping of any product. The team is committed to producing a high quality graphic novel and are not willing to deliver anything that’s less than amazing to the fans out there.
In the highly unlikely event that we are not able to deliver the graphic novel for some unforeseeable, calamitous reason (like a ghost mouse terrorizing Paul Dini), we will refund all pledges.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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