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The self-published stories that launched my comics writing career are back, collected for the first time, remastered, with new content!
The self-published stories that launched my comics writing career are back, collected for the first time, remastered, with new content!
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8PAGECOMICS DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION + $8

Launching December (a $16 value). Be part of the first wave! Creator owned, familiar names plus new talent! Just increase your reward by $8. You will get a confirmation in your survey.

Before I started writing POISON IVY, RED SONJA, WONDER WOMAN and other characters for publishers like DC and Marvel, there was GIRLS NIGHT OUT, three issues of multi-genre short stories I self-published.  This is a project to remaster and collect them in trade paperback format, with a minimum of 100 (one hundred!) beautiful color pages. 

Stories include:

by Craig Yeung, colors Juri H-C
by Craig Yeung, colors Juri H-C
  • GIRLS NIGHT OUT with Craig Yeung (Runaways, Green Arrow), colors Juri H-C.  The relationship between two women - Jackie, an employee of a nursing home and Rosie, a resident with dementia. 
  • CAPTAIN, MY CAPTAIN with Eisner award winning artist Janet Lee (Return of the Dapper Men) A mutiny in space goes awry.
  • SAVING ABBY with Cabbral My very first story ever! In a future where the world is vegan by necessity, New York City is a dangerous slum, and taxi drivers are also mercenaries...
art by Sean Von Gorman
art by Sean Von Gorman
  • BIG CITY with Sean Von Gorman (Toe Tag Riot, Pawn Shop) A story in tweets, with new pages!
pencils by Larry Hama, inks by Craig Yeung, colors by Trish Mulvihill
pencils by Larry Hama, inks by Craig Yeung, colors by Trish Mulvihill
  • THE DATE with Larry Hama (GI Joe, Wolverine) colors by Eisner award winning Trish Mulvihill (100 Bullets, Batman, Wonder Woman) - A young man frantically rushes to meet his date.

Written for a wide audience so there's no language, nudity, or gore. You won't find these stories anywhere else. 

THIS IS A LIMITED EDITION RUN (no more than 500- each copy will be numbered and signed) so don't miss out!

This interview with Comics Beat gives a good overview of the content and process of Girls Night Out from my last kickstarter http://www.comicsbeat.com/amy-chu-kickstarts-a-third-volume-of-girls-night-out-interview/

 And here are some of the rewards:

ULTIMATE RED SONJA PACK: BLOODY RED SONJA POP!

"You’ve never read a Sonja tale like this! Chu has crafted a saga for the ages. I cannot get enough of this Red Sonja. Overall grade: A+" - SciFiPulse

 

LOUIE CHIN THORS SKETCH COVER!

Rad sketch cover by my friend Louie. Check out his other work here-
Rad sketch cover by my friend Louie. Check out his other work here-

 

I LOVE COFFEE GIFT PACK! 

$65 bundle includes the book, my favorite coffee, plus swag!:

Death Wish Coffeeee!!
Death Wish Coffeeee!!

 

ULTIMATE KISS FAN GIFT PACK

All ten (10) issues of my KISS run with the limited double signed Sean Von Gorman variant #1, a set of the NYCC limited edition Goni Montes collectible cards, and the GIRLS NIGHT OUT GOLD EDITION book + PDF! 

"Amy is doing stuff no KISS comic has done before and it’s amazing because of that." "fun and entertaining" "accessible by everyone, Kiss fan or not" - Outright Geekery 

"Happily impressed" - Geeks of Doom

 

Risks and challenges

Like most creatives in the comics business I'm a freelancer, and lucky to have enough work to be employed full time. However that can change at any moment, which may have the effect of either speeding up or slowing down this project. If either of these situations occur, you'll all get an update. Timely fulfillment is one of the biggest challenges of any kickstarter, but this ain't my first rodeo. I've successfully run many projects in the past, so even in this chaotic world, you will get your book if it kills me! Most of the book is already done- it's just a question of how nitpicky I want to get in the editing and relettering process.

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    A virtual HIGH FIVE from me and the creative team behind GIRLS NIGHT OUT. This puts you on the list for all exclusive email/behind the scenes/digital backer updates!

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    DIGITAL GOLD EDITION

    DIGITAL REWARD Girls Night Out in PDF format All 100 + pages with behind the scenes process stuff, artist sketches, and notes!

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    DIGITAL GOLD EDITION + 8

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    DIGITAL REWARD Girls Night Out in PDF format All 100 + pages with behind the scenes process stuff, artist sketches, and notes! PLUS an introductory digital subscription to my new comics imprint 8PAGECOMICS, 8 page stories by your favorite creators and new talent ($16 value)!

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    PRINT GOLD EDITION + 8

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    DOUBLE PRINT GOLD EDITION

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    Comics Crate

    One copy of the GOLD EDITION *SIGNED* plus a mystery assortment of comics by me and my friends, plus CHU swag! A value of at least $80, probably more.

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    I Love Coffee Gift Pack

    Coffee and comics go hand in hand... my favorite writing fuel - a pound of coffee (world's strongest- be warned!) with cool swag - a T shirt (size XS-XXXL) cool shades, and the GOLD edition signed with PDF!

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    She-Devil Gift Pack

    Complete arc issues 1-6 of Red Sonja, a Red Sonja Funko Pop, plus the GOLD EDITION all *SIGNED* by Amy!

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    I LOVE COMIC BOOK STORES!

    Retailer Package - five (5!) signed copies of the GOLD edition trade paperback, social media shout outs, your store logo on my website and email blasts, plus CHU swag for your store!

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    Ultimate KISS Fan Gift Pack

    For the ultimate KISS comics fan, my complete 10 issue run including a double signed limited variant #1 by Sean Von Gorman, a rare complete set of the Goni Montes covers collectible cards from New York Comic Con, plus the GOLD EDITION, all *SIGNED* by Amy! (if you already have some of the issues let me know and I'll make sure you get alternate covers for those)

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    I LOVE WONDER WOMAN GIFT PACK

    Both my Wonder Woman stories (rare Sensation Comics #7 + Wonder Woman '77 trade paperback) + Funko Pop + GOLD EDITION + PDF, everything signed!

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    NY COMIC CON BREAKFAST PORTFOLIO REVIEW

    For NYCC attendees or NYC locals, join me and RICH DOUEK (Gutter Magic, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) Saturday morning Oct 7 for coffee/light breakfast at nearby Gotham West Market before the show. If you don't have a comic or portfolio ready, no problem. We can talk shop, or whatever you like! Bring a child too if you have one. Includes the signed GOLD EDITION (shipped separately in December) + coffee + pastries.

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    Louie Chin Marvel Thors #1 sketch cover

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    BALTIMORE COMIC CON BREAKFAST CRIT

    For Baltimore Comic Con attendees or Baltimore locals, Saturday morning Sep. 23 breakfast with me and one of the artists in the book before the show. We can talk shop, critique a comic or portfolio, talk about breaking in, whatever you like! Includes the signed GOLD EDITION +
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    Bloody She-Devil Ultimate Pack

    Complete two arc issues 1-11 of Red Sonja, a BLOODY Red Sonja Funko Pop (Previews Exclusive), a limited edition 11" x 17" Red Sonja print signed by Mike McKone (1 of 200), plus the GOLD EDITION + PDF, everything *SIGNED* by Amy!

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    Commission by Brian Shearer

    11x17 art full figure commission in ink and marker by artist Brian Shearer (G.I. Joe, Transformers, Doctor Who). One character with limited background. See Brian's work here http://brian-shearer.com/ (he's got some nice drawing tutorials there too!) Includes the signed GOLD print edition + PDF

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    I LOVE ART!

    I LOVE ART One page of original comic art from the Girls Night Out series by Sean Chen, Craig Yeung, or Brian Shearer. You specify the artist, I'll pick the page. PLUS the signed GOLD edition and PDF!

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    Script/Comic Review by Amy

    An in depth critique of your comics script or completed comic, up to 24 pages, plus 30 minute followup by phone or skype/facetime/google hangout. Includes the signed GOLD EDITION + PDF. I'll give you all my suggestions for getting your story to the widest audience possible!

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    Mega-CHU pack

    Every comic I've ever written! signed, including the Girls Night Out GOLD edition. This is more or less the complete list here: https://comicvine.gamespot.com/amy-chu/4040-78009/issues-cover/

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    Custom 4 Page Comic

    A custom black and white comic written and produced by me, with art by a professional comics artist. This would make a special gift for a birthday, anniversary or other special occasion. You will get final approval on the script and and the art layouts. Comes with 50 copies and the original and digital art for you to keep! (Color is an option with an extra charge which can be discussed) Includes the signed GOLD print edition + PDF

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