This story is an adaptation based on the Sweet Tooth character from the Twisted Metal video game series. This comic is narrated from the perspective of Sweet Tooth, a mass murderer that has found a love, addiction and passion for killing. You get to see from his view how killing feels to a disturbed lunatic like Sweet Tooth. It is a dark, chilling, yet poetic tale of how one becomes addicted to murder. Through a series of flashbacks and time skips, this comic explores pivotal points in Sweet Tooth's life in a way that gives the reader a deeper understanding of this memorable and terrifying character.
The physical edition of the comic will be approx a 24 page, gloss cover, black and white interior, inked, standard modern comic book size (25.7 cm x 16.8 cm, Marvel and DC comic book size)
I am a western comic, anime/manga, Netflix, movie theater, video game loving enthusiast. I fell in love with dark evil characters ever since seeing the amazing stories of the characters from Twisted Metal Black on PS2. Since then I have enjoyed Dexter, Silence of the Lambs, the Ted Bundy documentary, Mr. Brooks, Twisted Metal PS3 and many more. I have been wanting a story fully narrated from the perspective of an anti-hero like Sweet Tooth and figured with the recent fascination with infamous sociopaths and murderers, as demonstrated by the popularity of shows like Mind Hunter and The Ted Bundy Tapes, now was a good a time as ever to join in.
Right now the script is finished. I have sent it to multiple artists and two of them have put together samples that are shown on this page. Each artist's costs are different. Stretch goals give me the potential to hire increasingly better artists to raise this comic to its full potential.
Hey guys I have gotten a few questions so I am going to post the FAQ and answers here.
1. What are the differences between the limited edition and normal physical edition?
The limited edition will have one-of-a-kind, customized, unique cover art, complete with the author's signature.
2. You said that the artist has not yet been determined and stretch goals will affect that. At what stretch goal will the artist be the initial sample page in your video?
The first goal listed covers almost all of the price for the best potential artist (out of those I have spoken to and received samples from so far). However, in order to cover the full cost of that artist, I would have to hit a stretch goal of about 120-130 percent, depending on how many copies need to be printed. If I hit the goal, but do not surpass it by a sufficient amount, I can potentially negotiate a deal with the artists. There are also a few artists with skills in between the ones shown on this page that have been messaging me.
3. In the event that you are denied copyright, what “changes” do you plan on making?
If that happens I will have to change the character's name. Luckily clown killers are in the public domain so the protagonist does not have to change much. That being said, the story is my own original creation and I have taken enough artistic liberties that I predict this should not be a problem so this contingency plan is a worst-case-scenario kind of thing.
Risks and challenges
The main challenge revolves around using the Sweet Tooth character in a fan adaptation. This Kickstarter is not for personal profit; the money is being used to pay for the comic to be produced, printed, shipped and other administrative fees. Since the purpose is non-commercial, it is highly unlikely that copyright issues will arise in using the Sweet Tooth characters. Once the Kickstarter shows promise, I will get in touch with copyright holders and discuss using the character. Even if they end up saying no, this comic will still be made, but with necessary adjustments to avoid any legal issues.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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