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48 pages of absurd comedy. We gave public domain comics new balloons to create all-new stories. Write a new one with us on KS Live!
48 pages of absurd comedy. We gave public domain comics new balloons to create all-new stories. Write a new one with us on KS Live!
168 backers pledged $2,954 to help bring this project to life.

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RE-FRIED Comics is a 48-page, saddle-stitch comic book collecting the best of our webcomics.

Working improv-style, we took old, public domain comics and gave them new balloons to create an all-new story. 

Going one page at a time (never looking ahead), we figured out the story based on the artwork alone. Once we established something, we couldn't invalidate it. Our only rule was, "Yes, and..."

The result is something like this:

The book includes four short stories, plus:

  • Fake vintage ads
  • Real reader questions from Golden Age comics answered by our Fried waitress, Frieda
  • A crowd-sourced story co-written by YOU on Kickstarter Live

Higher tier backers receive:

  • One-of-a-kind variant covers about YOU
  • Your own fake ad
  • Professionally produced audio production

 You unlocked stretch goals! Lucky you!

 Boom! You've unlocked the Pet Memes reward.

Nailed it. You unlocked Guest Star pages, written by Friends of Fried. (See update #4).

Got it! Every print copy backer will receive the RE-FRIED Frieda print. Digital backers will receive a print-ready TIFF you can print at your leisure.

If we reach $3,000, you will receive a short RE-FRIED Story with blank balloons for you to write the captions yourself. (Pages will be loose so you don't mess up your limited edition copy of the book.)

About you:

You're over 18, but inside you are 12.

(And love it.)

You like stupid humor.

Like, seriously dumb-as-s#!t silly humor is your jam.

BAD LIP READING, THE ONION, and MAD Magazine are the height of hilarity.

RE-FRIED is a state of mind.

Are you RE-FRIED?

"I love these. Great idea and execution! Reminds me of Mad Movies or, of course, MST3K."

       - D.E. Schrader, co-creator of BABY BADASS, Action Lab Danger Zone

"Any Fried Comics are good comics."

       - James Powell, creator, HOUSE OF FEAR

"Brilliant."

       - David Brown, happy reader

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.

Our titles range from P.B.O.W. (PREGNANT BITCHES OF WAR), DEADSKINS!, RED XMAS, and RE-FRIED COMICS. Our comics are available on Webtoons, Tapas, comiXology, Amazon, and Gumroad. 

Clay Adams is a writer and filmmaker who's funded three projects on Kickstarter with FRIED Comics. 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. 

Film nerd Alexandre's most recent movie is 78/52, an acclaimed documentary about the shower scene in Psycho. 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. 

Don't make eye contact, and just be glad the coffee isn't too hot.

Why Kickstarter?

Because you people are awesome!

FRIED Comics is not in the storytelling business. We're in the "community experience" business. That means we want to have fun... with you.

In fact, we want YOU to help us write an eight page story. So, join us for our Kickstarter Live sessions and get a writer credit in the book. 

So far, we've successfully Kickstarted a trade paperback of PBOW and the first two issues of RED XMAS. Why wouldn't we come back for more?

Fair enough. What will you do with the money?

Photo: (c) Can Stock Photo / pressmaster Photo: (c) Can Stock Photo / pressmaster
Photo: (c) Can Stock Photo / pressmaster Photo: (c) Can Stock Photo / pressmaster

First, we'll roll up each bill and snort a buttload of Pixie Stix.

Then we'll:

  • Pay Kickstarter taxes and fees 
  • Pay for printing 
  • Pay for shipping 
  • If we're fortunate enough to raise more than our goal, we'll use what's left over to make more comics.

Hoo-ray! Win-win.

Still not sure?

We know asking you to fork over your hard-earned money is a big deal. So we're gonna give you a big free preview.

Originally from SPACE ACTION #1. Art by Lou Cameron.
Originally from SPACE ACTION #1. Art by Lou Cameron.
Originally from SPACE ACTION #1. Art by Lou Cameron.
Originally from SPACE ACTION #1. Art by Lou Cameron.
Original story from FORBIDDEN WORLDS #1.  Art by Emil Gershwin (of the non-musical Gershwins).
Original story from FORBIDDEN WORLDS #1. Art by Emil Gershwin (of the non-musical Gershwins).
Original story from FORBIDDEN WORLDS #1.  Art by Emil Gershwin.
Original story from FORBIDDEN WORLDS #1. Art by Emil Gershwin.

The Rewards:

The Add-On Menu:

To add items, simply click "Manage Pledge," then add the amount of your add-on item to the pledge level you've selected.

(Yes, sorry, this involves math.)

So:

If you purchased a digital-only tier, but still want to add FRIED Digital Trades, adjust your pledges according your selection below:

 Or, if you got a print tier and want some of our other books in print, do this:

Our Evil Plan:

  • The Kickstarter Campaign: 4 Weeks (June 5-June 29) 
  • Kickstarter Funds Released: ~July 14 
  • Digital Rewards Released: early August 
  • Book Goes to Printer: ~August 15 
  • Book Printed and shipped to Fried Diner - 8-10 Weeks (~Oct 31) 
  • "$#it happens" buffer - 2 Weeks (~Nov 14) 
  •  Frieda and our sweatshop workers (AKA Frieda's kids) pack and ship - (~Nov 14-Nov 30) 
  • Expected delivery to US backers - 2 Weeks (Early Dec) 
  • Expected delivery for International Backers - 4 Weeks (late Dec) 

Thanks, Hon!

We're not asking for a million dollars.

We just want to have fun, put a cool book in your hand, and entertain you a bit.

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

And, as always, 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:

Like criminals, we are a cowardly and superstitious lot. 

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.

Thanks for supporting! And remember...

Risks and challenges

Except for the crowd-sourced story, the book is done.

We have our printer lined up and are rarin' to go.

We've already successfully fulfilled three campaigns (on time, even!), so we feel like we got this.

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    THE PRODUCER CREDIT

    We'll thank you in the back of the book + you get good karma.

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    THE DIGITAL RE-FRIED

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    THE AUDIO COMMENTARY

    Clay will record audio commentary for the book that takes you behind the scenes of the writing process + the above.

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    THE EARLY BIRD PRINT COPY

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    THE PRINT RE-FRIED

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    THE FRIED DIGITAL PACK + PRINT COPY

    Digital editions of PBOW Volume One, DEADSKINS! Volume One, and RED XMAS: O HOLY CRAP! + all of the above. Includes FREE U.S. shipping.

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    THE EARLY BIRD VARIANT

    You get two copies of the book, one with the regular cover, and one with a limited edition variant + all of the above. Each copy of the book will be sequentially numbered, so pledge early to secure a low number. Includes FREE U.S. shipping.

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    THE VARIANT RE-FRIED

    You get two copies of the book, one with the regular cover, and one with a limited edition variant + all of the above. Each copy of the book will be sequentially numbered, so pledge early to secure a low number. Includes FREE U.S. shipping.

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    THE SMALL AD ABOUT YOU

    Buy a fake ad in the book. We'll customize it to shout out your name or whatever you want, but remember: a) we're repurposing existing artwork, so we can't use yours, and b) it will likely be an irreverent ad. If you have any questions, drop us a line. PLUS: All of the above. Includes FREE U.S. shipping.

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    THE COVER THAT STARS YOU!

    Clay will customize a cover that shouts out your name (or whoever's name you want). Then we'll print it as a one-of-a kind variant. Plus: All of the above. Includes FREE U.S. shipping.

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    THE MEDIUM AD ABOUT YOU

    Buy a half-page fake ad in the book. We'll customize it to shout out your name or whatever you want, but remember: a) we're repurposing existing artwork, so we can't use yours, and b) it will likely be an irreverent ad. If you have any questions, drop us a line. PLUS: All of the above (except the small ad). Includes FREE U.S. shipping.

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    THE PET MEMES

    Everything from the $99 level, PLUS: you send Clay 12 photos of your pet, and over the course of a year, he will create a custom pet meme each month. (If you'd like to buy a medium or large ad as well, drop us a line and we'll work it out!)

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    THE LARGE AD ABOUT YOU

    Buy a full-page fake ad in the book. We'll customize it to shout out your name or whatever you want, but remember: a) we're repurposing existing artwork, so we can't use yours, and b) it will likely be an irreverent ad. If you have any questions, drop us a line. PLUS: All of the above (except the small and medium ad). Includes FREE U.S. shipping.

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    THE STORY ABOUT YOU

    We'll Re-Fry a short story (5-8 pages), make it all about you (or your business or your cat or whatever) and send it as a custom comic. Plus: All of the above. (Sorry, but this item is not included in higher tiers.) Includes FREE U.S. shipping.

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    THE FULL AUDIO PRODUCTION

    Clay will hire professional actors and direct a full-blown audio production of the book. You will be listed as Executive Producer and receive a special "Making Of" video just for you. Plus: all of the above (except for The Story About You--but if you want that, too, drop us a line and we'll talk). Includes FREE U.S. shipping.

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