CA$ 1,091
pledged of CA$ 10,000pledged of CA$ 10,000 goal
14
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, October 24 2013 1:45 AM UTC +00:00
CA$ 1,091
pledged of CA$ 10,000pledged of CA$ 10,000 goal
14
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, October 24 2013 1:45 AM UTC +00:00

About

Greetings! George Peter Gatsis here. I am the creator of Canada's first computer generated comic book series, The Black Diamond Effect, that has been publishing since 1990!

The project:
--JOE KING vs.
--150 page digital and print comic book
---5 months to produce.
---EVERYONE who donates $15 or more, get the digital volume, which Will be in the DRM FREE formats of CBZ, ePUB and PDF!

The story:
At large group of misfits, band together to take on missions in time and space, too trivial for real detectives. It’s about JOE KING, SYNTAX E.R.R.O.R., MsTAKE, CRYPLET, SLITHER, CHEF, OLDIE and a whole bunch more characters that are in the KickStarter video and a lot more that haven’t made an appearance yet. The big bad is really BIG! The universe, since the big bang, has been invaded by THE BEYONDERS. The crew of the LADYSTAR come across information —from the future— about the Beyonder’s evil plan… and they have a slim chance of actually stopping it, save the universe and look good in the eyes of their peers! Sooooo… like responsible, caring, law binding crew that they are… they start off on their mission by having a pool party on the hanger deck.

HOW IS THE MONEY SPENT?
CLICK HERE: for the LINK TO THE KICKSTARTER BUDGET, outlining the details of the costs of rewards and production... AND the money spent over the 5 months!

THERE ARE ALSO MILESTONES
CLICK HERE: to see the higher milestones, that —if hit— could take this from a comic book... to A COMIC BOOK WITH AN ANIMATED FILM! Wowzers!
The milestones in the Animation Budget are big, because a team of experienced and talented people will be hired, that will consist of artists, animators, modellers, designers, matte painters and compositors. Here is a youtube video of some of the models, environment and animation tests of what the 3D film would look like at any length.

BACKGROUND:I am excited Kickstater has come to Canada and finally there is a funding method to help bring a unique project, that combines the feel of Star Trek, Warner Brothers like characters, Twilight Zone twists and dry Monty Python type humour! I have been developing these wacky characters for the last 23 years, while maintaining a day job. And finally, after spending minutes and hours, whenever I could, almost everyday of what seems like forever... I am finally ready to sit down and devote time to a complete a full color volume of 150 pages.

The majority of the money you donate will go into the production.

The campaign is designed to deliver rewards, without the cost of the rewards eating into the cost of the actual production... Basically, it won't be a good thing for any of us, if the money that is collected ends up going directly to the rewards, with little or NO money devoted to the production.

Look to the right and you can see the rewards, as well as how much of the money is going to hard costs for delivering the rewards themselves!

So what do the characters look like?

And the big bad is really BIG!

So what does the books look like?

A special $300 reward level.

 CLICK HERE to see work-in-progress on the cover.

So what do the inside pages look like?

 Below are Chapter Sections having fun and homage-ing-ing-ing... :)

Any questions please ask away...

George

Risks and challenges

Will I be able to meet the goal for the $10,000 Kickstarter fund?

Yes.

But, if we hit any of the higher almost impossible milestones, the delivery schedule will change based on the Mostly-Yellow-Chart: JOE KING vs. The Animated Budget!

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Support

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    Pledge CA$ 15 or more About $11

    THANK YOU CREDIT plus THE DIGITAL VOLUME: Your name will be part of the THANK YOU CREDITS at the end of the book. And you will get a digital download of the complete JOE vs. volume, with DRM-FREE format choices of PDF, CBZ and ePUB.
    (Hard cost: $0)

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    Pledge CA$ 25 or more About $19

    DIGITAL COMICS DOWNLOAD: You will receive a download link of the very first JOE vs. digital comic ( 64 pages ), with DRM-FREE format choices of PDF, CBZ and ePUB. Plus, reward #1.
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    Pledge CA$ 30 or more About $23

    DRM-FREE HD DOWNLOAD: You will receive a download link of The Black Diamond Effect digital comic book collection ( 302 pages ), which includes the first appearance of many of the characters in the current volume, with DRM-FREE format choices of PDF, CBZ and ePUB. Plus, reward #2 and reward #1.
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    Pledge CA$ 40 or more About $30

    BEHIND-the-SCENES: You will get 720p digital download of the complete Behind-The-Scenes exclusive videos. PLUS, reward #3, reward #2 and reward #1. (Hard cost: $0)

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    Pledge CA$ 100 or more About $76

    DIGITAL "ART OF" JOE vs. BOOK: You will get the digital "Art of" book ( approximately 150 pages ). This book is basically the out-takes and concepts before they were polished up for the production. The format choices of PDF, ePUB and CBZ. PLUS, reward #4, reward #3, reward #2 and reward #1. (Hard cost: $0)

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    Pledge CA$ 101 or more About $77

    SOFTCOVER EDITION: You will get the printed softcover of JOE vs., perfect bound, letter size (8x11), mailed to you! PLUS, reward #5, reward #4, reward #3, reward #2 and reward #1. (Hard cost: $60 for the book & approximately $20 for delivery = $20 goes towards production)

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    Pledge CA$ 250 or more About $190

    SIGNATURE EDITION (softcover): You will get one signed original pen and ink character illustration on a letter sized (8x11) illustration art board. PLUS, reward #5, reward #4, reward #3, reward #2 and reward #1. (Hard cost: $10 for art supplies, $60 for the book & approximately $20 for delivery = $160 goes towards production)

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    Pledge CA$ 300 or more About $228

    ALICE 7 COVER EDITION (softcover): You will get two signed original pen and ink character illustrations on a letter sized (8x11) illustration art board. PLUS, reward #5, reward #4, reward #3, reward #2 and reward #1. (Hard cost: $20 for art supplies, $60 for the book, approximately $20 for delivery = $200 goes towards production)

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Funding period

- (30 days)