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A 128-page trade paperback of the cult series that's "Back to the Future" meets "Inglourious Basterds" ...with pregnant ladies.
A 128-page trade paperback of the cult series that's "Back to the Future" meets "Inglourious Basterds" ...with pregnant ladies.
108 backers pledged $3,192 to help bring this project to life.

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First four stretch goals unlocked! 

We are a making a 132-page trade paperback, thanks to you. 

And we'll be printing every backer's name in the book. 

And we'll unlock a never-before-seen 8-page story for everyone.

And we'll add a full script to the digital rewards.

Time for a new goal!

???? - Free Prize inside! (Who doesn't like a surprise?)

To help us get there, check this out:

 

 

This is a cool one. Think of it as a Patreon, but without the monthly charge. Interact with creators and influence the future of FRIED!

For the home stretch, we've also dropped the price on the MINI-PRINCE:

That's a $10.00 value, so get 'em while the gettin's good. 

And finally... 

Only 2 spots left for Friend of FRIED (and Frequent Frier) Ryan Kroboth to immortalize you as a PBOW in a beautiful piece of original art that you can hang on your wall.

Let's hit that stretch goal shall we?

Now, back to your regularly scheduled Kickstarter page:

 Psst. Hey. You.

Are you adventurous enough to try "the most messed-up comic you should be reading"? (Geekscape)

Covers by CHEW's Rob Guillory and PREACHER's Glenn Fabry
Covers by CHEW's Rob Guillory and PREACHER's Glenn Fabry

Plucked from the time-stream by mad scientist Nikola Tesla, six pregnant women accidentally kill a young Hitler -- and unleash a nightmare future! Now, hunted by the Exalted Father and his bloodthirsty Kranken, and with Tesla acting as Charlie to their Angels, they must save the world from a hell of their own creation... before their water breaks! 

Like, wow! A double-paged spread!
Like, wow! A double-paged spread!

This 128-page trade paperback collects issues 1-5 of the cult series that's Inglourious Basterds meets Back to the Future... but with pregnant ladies.

Featuring 8-pages of special features and loaded with digital goodies like: 

  • Exclusive audio commentary 
  • Pitch document and sketches
  • A BRAND-NEW, 20+ page prose short story

Higher reward tiers include:

  • A set of character cards by artist Mike Geiger
  • Two 8x10 mini-prints by Glenn Fabry and Rob Guillory
  • Pancakes by Frieda!

About you:

You laugh at inappropriate things.

Funerals? They are hilarious.

You like South Park, Adult Swim, Tarantino Films.

Shel Silverstein, Roald Dahl, and Mel Brooks.

We don't care what Twitter says. We know you're a good person.

FRIED is a state of mind.

Are you FRIED?

 "A comic as audacious as its title." 

           - Brian K. Vaughan, Eisner-Winning author of Saga 

"A hugely enjoyable ride that has a truly disturbing villain at the centre of the action. And in Birdie DiSantos, there’s a heroine who’s part Ripley, part Snake Plissken, and all badass. 9/10." 

           - Starburst  

"Unlike anything you've ever read."

           - Jay Faerber, writer of Copperhead and TV's Zoo 

"One of the best new series of the year." 

           - Comic Bastards 

"Nothing but pure, disturbing brilliance." 

           - BaDoink 

 "Much more than just another shock book." 

           - Pipedream Comics

"Nothing short of a high-octane filled romp mixed with an intensity that makes you scream WTF at every turn of the page."

           - Comics for Sinners

Frieda and Fried Staff drawn by Leila del Duca
Frieda and Fried Staff drawn by Leila del Duca

FRIED Comics is a proud purveyor of offbeat, irreverent pulp fiction since 2013, and a labor of love for Clay Adams and Alexandre O. Philippe (more on them later).

So far, we've released two full books in (handsome!) digital editions--PREGNANT BITCHES OF WAR Vol. 1 and DEADSKINS!--and successfully crowdfunded the first issue of RED XMAS.

 Yes, people actually make this shit.

Clay is best known as a voice actor, with lead roles on TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: FAST FORWARD, YU-GI-OH GX and 5Ds. His directorial debut, THE BOY SCOUT, was nominated for Best Short at the Golden Egg Film Festival in Los Angeles, and his feature script, THE ECLIPSE, placed second in the horror category of the FADEIn Awards. He has written and directed for television and holds a BFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU. When Clay first met Alexandre, he thought: "My, what a sophisticated European." Boy, was he wrong!

Alexandre is Creative Director of Denver-based Exhibit A Pictures and Cinema Vertige. He holds a Masters Degree in Dramatic Writing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and has written and directed numerous award-winning films and documentaries, including THE PEOPLE vs. GEORGE LUCAS, DOC OF THE DEAD, and THE LIFE AND TIMES OF PAUL THE PSYCHIC OCTOPUS. His most recent feature about the iconic shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s PSYCHO, titled 78/52, played to great success at Sundance and sold to IFC. When Alexandre first met Clay, he thought, "My, what a stupid American." Boy, was he right!

After blowing us away with art for PBOW #1, Domo was poached by FX Network's ARCHER before moving on to design characters for CHOZEN. Recent work includes DC's Prez, Marvel's Starbrand and Nightmask, and our very own RED XMAS #1.

Tabor makes all our purty logos from his home in the future (AKA Australia). He's performed design and development work for countries on five continents, had photographs published in international travel magazines, and is the Creative Director of Print and Web at Tiny Robots.

A total nerd and otaku, DJ met the gang at San Diego Comic-Con, which she has attended every year since she was 13. She has drawn sketch cards for Marvel and Upper Deck, and you can follow her on tumblr at darke-imp.tumblr.com.

Charles is from Canada, so we imagine he looks like one of those flappy-headed dudes from South Park. He has lettered books for Image, IDW and Top Shelf (among others) and is a founding member of Frozen Beach Studios. As far as we know, Charles has a normal-looking head. 

Besides being a kick-ass artist, Emily has studied martial arts for over a decade, so she can literally kick your ass. She has worked as a colorist for Action Lab and Coverage, Inc., as well as PBOW and RED XMAS.

The less said, the better. But she's really not so bad once you get to know her. Don't make eye contact, and just be glad the coffee isn't too hot.

 

She's not gonna die in a tiny, metal penis.
She's not gonna die in a tiny, metal penis.

 

Didn't you finish this book two years ago? So, what the %&*# are you Kickstarting?

Yep, this book is 100% complete

But we've never collected it into an affordable trade paperback. And now we want to reward our readers with a print copy. 

More than that, though, we thought there might be a new audience for it. 

We dunno. Six diverse women trapped in a word run by a crazy, racist dictator just seemed timely somehow. 

But why Kickstarter?

Because you people are awesome!

We love comic shops, and comiXology is one of our most-used apps. 

But nothing lets you interact with readers the way Kickstarter does. It's like a month-long book tour where you get to meet a bunch of fantastic people.

We successfully Kickstarted RED XMAS #1 on this platform, so why wouldn't we come back to the scene of the crime?

OK... But where will all the money go?

We're not asking for a million dollars. 

Not asking for this. (Photo: (c) Can Stock Photo / pressmaster)
Not asking for this. (Photo: (c) Can Stock Photo / pressmaster)

We paid all artists out of our own pockets. 

We're not even looking to get paid back.

We only want enough money to fund a small print run as a reward to the loyal readers who like the book.

Of course, a portion of our funds will go towards Kickstarter fees and taxes (on the project. Not, like, our personal stuff).

And if we're fortunate enough to raise more than our goal, we'll make more comics. 

Hoo-ray! Win-win.

Still not sure? Download the first issue FREE.

We know asking you to fork over your hard-earned money is a big deal. So we're asking Frieda to fork over hers instead. 

Yep. Ol' Frieda has generously agreed to buy you the first issues of PBOW, DEADSKINS!, and RED XMAS so you can be sure this comic is for you.

That's a $6.00 value, and a whole week's paycheck for Frieda. 

See how excited she is?

 

 

  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD PBOW #1 + TWO BONUS COMICS

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Our evil plan:

  • The Kickstarter Campaign: 4 Weeks (March 28-April 28) 
  • Digital Rewards Released: early May
  • Kickstarter Funds Released: ~May 14
  • Book Goes to Printer: ~Week of May 14
  • Book Printed and shipped to Fried Diner - 8-10 Weeks (~July 31) 
  • "$#it happens" buffer - 2 Weeks (~July 31st-August 14) 
  • Frieda and our sweatshop workers (AKA Frieda's kids) personalize the books, pack and ship -  (~August 14-August 31) 
  • Expected delivery to US backers - 2 Weeks (Early September)
  • Expected delivery for International Backers - 4 Weeks (late September) 

So long, and thanks for all the fish!

Again, we're not asking for a million dollars. 

We just want to put this book in the hands of anyone who wants a copy.

So find a pledge level you like and pre-order. We'll make more comics.

And if you leave a comment on our Kickstarter page that says, "Frieda sent me," we'll send you an extra-special gift.

Oh! And finally...

We heard somewhere that Kickstarter campaigns do better when they have pictures of cats on the page. So, here's a picture of Frieda's cat, Asshole.

If you don't buy a copy for yourself, buy one for Asshole.
If you don't buy a copy for yourself, buy one for Asshole.

Thanks for supporting, and remember...

 

Risks and challenges

Slim-to-none! The book is 100% complete, as are most of the extras. We have our printer lined up and are rarin' to go.

Anything can happen, of course (see: 2016) but we delivered successfully on RED XMAS, and we're confident we can do it again.

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    YOU'RE A PIECE OF ART!

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    MY DINNER WITH JOSEPH!

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    Get all of the above + we'll name a kid after you. (Not ours -- duh! A kid born in the series gets your name.)

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