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Did you know the 8-Bit Guy made comics?! Help us get eyes on the books we've ALREADY MADE, while we work hard on what's coming next!
Did you know the 8-Bit Guy made comics?! Help us get eyes on the books we've ALREADY MADE, while we work hard on what's coming next!
Did you know the 8-Bit Guy made comics?! Help us get eyes on the books we've ALREADY MADE, while we work hard on what's coming next!
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From Bits to Books!

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For the past four years, I've been a staple of the comic convention circuit, traveling across the country sharing my unique 8-Bit/Pixel fan-art with the world.  But in all that time, I've also been steadily producing some of the BEST comic book content to come out of the small-press, teaming up with some of the most EXCITING and TALENTED creators yet to work for a mainstream publisher!   Produced under my imprint, Vantage:Inhouse Productions, projects like The Trouble w/ Love (Harold Edge), Origins Unknown (Jacob Newell), The Samaritan (Ren McKinzie), and the newest, all-ages feature, Wonder Care Presents: The Kinder Guardians (Justin Castaneda) have been the BIGGEST SECRET comic readers have yet to discover -- despite sell-outs at multiple conventions in the 2015 season!

Wait.  The stories are written.  The pages are drawn and paid for.  And books have already gone to press...what gives?!  Yeah, this isn't your "typical" Kickstarter.  With this campaign, our goals are very simple and straightforward -- to get you, an invested fan-base of comic consumers, to collect and read our current library of books!  With a roster of 4 titles, each aiming for a separate demographic: All-Ages (The Kinder Guardians), Teen Friendly (Origins Unknown), Young Adult (The Trouble w/Love), and Mature (The Samaritan), we're sure we have SOMETHING to fit your readership tastes!  

Let me take a minute to tell you a bit about our books...

Wonder Care Presents: The Kinder Guardians #1
Wonder Care Presents: The Kinder Guardians #1

Wonder Care Presents: The Kinder Guardians
Written by Victor Dandridge
Art by Justin Castaneda
Rated A for All-Ages
#ForTheFansOf: Tiny Titans, Calvin & Hobbes, Billy Batson and the Magic of Shazam, G-Man, and Adventure Time!


Can you break the sound barrier or shoot lasers from your eyes?  Then join the school for the EXTREMELY gifted and talented -- WONDER CARE!  Where training the next generation of heroes isn't just our jobs -- it's our pleasure!

Origins Unknown: WHO
Origins Unknown: WHO

Origins Unknown: Who
Written by Victor Dandridge
Art by Jacob Newell
Rated B for Bold
#ForTheFansOf: Demo, Runaways, Superman: Earth-One, Wonder Woman: Destiny Calling, and Starman: Sins of the Father!

An homage series of self-contained short stories, following a protagonist's discovery of a hidden heritage or secret talent(s), destined to change their future and possibly the fate of the entire world.

The Trouble w/Love
The Trouble w/Love

The Trouble w/LoveWritten by Victor Dandridge
Line Art by Harold Edge
Colors by Ryan Carter
Rated C for Caution
#ForTheFansOf: Saga, Invincible, Spider-Man Blue, Dynamo-5, Jupiter's Legacy, New X-men, and All Star Superman!

Apex Prime, one of the GREATEST heroes of Earth, had a wife and a family...and then he fell in love with someone else.  Now, he must explain how truly human he is to the one person who should know it best -- his own son.

The Samaritan Collected Edition vol. 2
The Samaritan Collected Edition vol. 2

The Samaritan
Written by Victor Dandridge
Art by Ren McKinzie
Rated F for Frank
#ForTheFansOf: Kick-Ass, Punisher: Welcome Back Frank, Kingdom Come, The Dark Knight Returns, Ultimate Spider-man!

Residents of a crime-ridden community find their lives forever changed with the arrival of a mysterious, new tenant called, "Smith."  They suffer under the plague of mankind's inhumanity, but with his extraordinary powers, Smith aims to be the cure.

Wanna see a little bit more?  Check out this issue of On the Horizon, our brand-centric magazine for a few more morsels to whet your whistle!

Now, since we've already covered the initial funding goal, that insures our rewards will be fulfilled, so IF your pledge was purely reward-based, then your receipt is GUARANTEED!  We admit, it's a bit UnConventional -- but that's what we call the V:IP Treatment!

Risks and challenges

Our biggest challenge will be breaking through the wall of so many astounding creative ventures to get some spotlight on our campaign! Kickstarter has become SUCH a funding source for creating comics, that we might get lost in the shuffle. We're tapping a few media sources to help nudge ourselves through, but there is the risk that we won't make as big of a splash as we intend.

And while we'd like to ensure we respond to every node of support, we're also in the midst of a convention tour that can sometimes make communication sporadic -- we apologize in advance if we don't respond, personally, right away! Know that in no way shape or form does it take away from our appreciation.

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    Get a .PDF copy of Wonder Care Presents: The Kinder Guardians #1 -- the 2014 Indy Comic of the Year (as voted by The Stuff Podcast)!

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    Get a .PDF copy of Origins Unknown: Somewhere I Belong -- a 2012 SPACE Prize Finalist for web-published comics!

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    Get a .PDF copy of The Samaritan #1 -- the series that launched Vantage:Inhouse Productions in 2011!!!

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    Celebrate your support with the All-Ages Bundle! Featuring print copies of Wonder Care Presents: The Kinder Guardians issues 1 AND 2!

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    Get Origins Unknown: WHO -- featuring the award-nominated short stories: Somewhere I Belong, Point of Authority, and Breaking the Habit!

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    For the LOVE of Comics! Get the critically-acclaimed one-shot, The Trouble w/Love -- a 2013 SPACE Prize Finalist!

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    By special request: Get .PDFs of the ENTIRE V:IP library -- that's all FOUR titles, featuring 13 issues of content!

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    Celebrate your support with the After School Special: Featuring print copies of Wonder Care Presents: The Kinder Guardians 1&2 AAAANNNND a copy of Origins Unknown: Who, featuring the award-nominated short stories, Somewhere I Belong, Point of Authority, and Breaking the Habit.

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    Angst Abounds in this teen-friendly double feature that combines print copies of Origins Unknown: WHO, with the critically acclaimed done-in-one, The Trouble w/Love!

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    The Binge Bundle: Get the ENTIRE run of The Samaritan (seven issues total, shared over 3 books) for your grim and gritty, superhero fix!

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    Give your collection the V:IP Treatment! Get print copies of the ENTIRE roster of books currently released -- that's 13 issues of content, spread out from ALL FOUR titles!

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    Get the V:IP Treatment full roster set -- All 4 titles (Wonder Care Presents: The Kinder Guardians, Origins Unknown: WHO, The Trouble w/Love, and The Samaritan), featuring 13 issues of content

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    A Vantage:Inhouse Productions T-shirt!

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    Get the V:IP Treatment full roster set -- All 4 titles (Wonder Care Presents: The Kinder Guardians, Origins Unknown: WHO, The Trouble w/Love, and The Samaritan), featuring 13 issues of content

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    *An 18x24" poster featuring one of the V:IP comic book covers! *(Cover poster may be randomly selected if a preferred choice isn't noted)

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    Get the V:IP Treatment full roster set -- All 4 titles (Wonder Care Presents: The Kinder Guardians, Origins Unknown: WHO, The Trouble w/Love, and The Samaritan), featuring 13 issues of content

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    A Vantage:Inhouse Productions T-Shirt, to wear at...

    A Wizard World Comic Con nearest you*, where you'll be my EXCLUSIVE guest for the weekend, with access to the show, panels and after-hours events!

    *We're only offering access to the convention and its affiliated events -- room, travel and food expenses DO NOT qualify!

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