If you're a fan of stories and characters found in Tron, Reboot, Quantum Leap, Sliders, Inception, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Xena: Warrior Princess, The Legend of Korra, and anime, then Video Game Gals is right up your alley.
If you're a fan of fun, well drawn comics in a self contained storyline, then Video Game Gals will thrill and engage your imagination!
If you're a person that can see the potential in projects and want to see them grow and how far they'll go, then you've come to the right place to take an active role in bringing Video Game Gals to life!
WHO I AM.
My name is Jeffrey Moy and I am the creator, writer, and artist of Video Game Gals. Over my 20 year career, I have worked for DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Wildstorm, IDW Publishing and Activision. I am mostly known for my 5 year run penciling Legionnaires for DC Comics and the many Star Trek comics I've done.
As a video game concept artist, I have worked on such titles as: Star Wars: Jedi Outcast, the X-Men Legends series, Marvel Ultimate Alliance, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Singularity, and Call of Duty: Black Ops.
Video Game Gals is my first creator owned property and it is my sincere wish to see it be published so that it would bring a smile to faces around the world.
WHAT IS VIDEO GAME GALS ABOUT?
VIDEO GAME GALS is a graphic novel set in the near future where we follow a team of specialists from a newly formed organization called the VIRTUAL GLOBAL GUARDIANS. They respond to the emergence of interdimensional rifts that have begun opening up around the metropolis of Center City. The strange thing about these rifts, besides them actually existing, is that people that are caught up or enter them are transported to a dimension that owes it's origins to various types of video games with it's own settings and rules. The VIDEO GAME GALS enter the rifts, download the rules, goals, and characters to rescue victims, beat the game and safely close the rift.
Could it be that easy? Magic 8 Ball says, "Of course not." With each rift that opens up, a new and exciting adventure takes place. What adventures and dangers that await the VIDEO GAME GALS are really whatever the imagination can think of.
The game type the Gals find themselves transported to in the first hardcover graphic novel, is that of the classic Role Playing Game, Dungeons and Dragons style, with dank labyrinths, pitfalls, lethal booby traps, and MONSTERS! Oh, there's plenty of them! All being lead by the evil sorcerer and dungeon master, Zarquon!
Will the V.G.G. be able to defeat the evils that await them and rescue hapless victims, or will they fail and become trapped by this world themselves???
The team is comprised of 4 women, each with a distinct and easily accessible personality type. AMBER is the steadfast leader, joined by her best friend RENE, who tends to act first and think second. Two members were assigned to them: LEONA is a very book smart and follow the rules kinda gal, when she's not being socially awkward, while CORI enjoys the spontaneity of the moment and follows her instinct. Cori wears her obsession with the 80's on her padded shoulders.
Throughout the graphic novel you'll learn a bit more about their backgrounds and personalities and see how they begin to form solid teamwork and friendships.
If you're a fan of the portrayal of women in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Xena: Warrior Princess, and the Legend of Korra, then you'll dig the Video Game Gals!
THE GRAPHIC NOVEL FORMAT
The graphic novel will include the all new, first official mission of the Virtual Global Guardians as well as the Video Game Gals Primer that appeared in Lone Star Comics' Shooting Star Anthology #4, all in full color. It will be 80 pages of action packed goodness and presented in a European hardcover fashion, measuring 8 by 12 inches.
This is the format that I chose, because I really feel the VIDEO GAME GALS deserve having a hardcover graphic novel to read with the larger size to appreciate the lovingly rendered art over that of a normal comic book. It will be something to sit on your shelf and easily taken out for a read through as well as being something that can be on the shelves of bookstores and libraries across America.
WORK TO BE DONE and FUND ALLOCATION
The funding goal here will be applied to the completion of the project. What I have so far is the complete pencils to the story, which is 64 pages in length. What needs to be done is inking, lettering, and coloring. Depending upon the funding raised I will complete it myself or will be able to hire someone to help out and get it finished faster, but in either case, people will have to be paid. We are professional artists and this is the way we make a living.
The funding also goes to get the HARDCOVER printed ( a minimum of $10K to $15K for 2000 copies, quality doesn't come cheap.), as well as the postcards, ashcans, sketchcards, prints and all the items shipped to you, our valuable backers (an additional $2500). And don't forget we have to compensate for the Kickstarter and Amazon fees (at least $2000). That leaves about $5,000 to $10,000 to complete the main work over the next few months.
Additional funds that exceeds the goal will be allocated to better and local production for printing and binding, more rewards, and toward producing the second graphic novel.
YOU KNOW YOU WANT IT: BACKER REWARDS!
As you can see there are many reward levels to choose from, but the more you back, the more art lover rewards are unlocked. If you like the art and the book sounds cool, the $25 reward level is for you. But if you'd like what you see and haven't seen my work before, then you'll want to play catchup and go for the higher rewards to get all those SKETCHGAMES sketchbooks.
The Sketchgames series of books detail the origins of the Video Game Gals with descriptions and a lot of concept art. They are an excellent collection of my work behind the scenes. Each Sketchgames reward comes with a custom made sketchcard, too!
It really is a great deal as I will be suspending my sketchbook sales at Comicon International and Chicago Comic Con to reserve them for Kickstarter backers.
People that attend Comic Con International and Chicago Comic Con will be able to see a preview of the penciled pages and those that are able to back the project for at least $10 will receive the 12 page VGG: Kickstarter Primer and Preview Ashcan regardless of the goal being met.
Because I'll be busy trying to get the book done and off to the printer, original art rewards are a bit higher, but definitely worth it. From sketchcards to drawings inserted into the book, to original pages, there's something for backers who want something more unique for their reward.
Unlocking new rewards is part of the game and if we are able to reach the $30,000 mark I have something special in mind for a high end reward at the $400 level. So let's get there!
LAST PITCH EFFORT...
With all the many comics and graphic novels out there tending to go to the extremes of being serious and gritty or super cute and nichy, not that there's anything wrong with that, I feel it's time for the VIDEO GAME GALS to make a mark in the world by being what comics used to be: a fun adventure, with great characters, story and action, wrapped up on one book. If you're willing to support this project, you can make your mark right along there with them.
Thank you for your time, attention, and backing!
Have a question?
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GET THE ABOVE and the CONVENTION ASHCAN containing the black and white reprint of the VGG Primer with preview pages from the graphic novel along with chibi style character stickers of the Gals! International shipping please add $5 to pledge amount.
GET ALL THE ABOVE, your name in our KICKSTARTER THANK YOU PAGE in the back of the book and a PDF VERSION OF THE MAIN STORY. Does not include the colored VGG Primer or Pinups. International shipping no extra shipping cost.
GET ALL THE ABOVE AND THE VIDEO GAME GALS HARDCOVER GRAPHIC NOVEL in their first adventure! It's all yours: the main story, the PRIMER, the PINUPS in full glorious color, as well as the postcard, ashcan, the thank you page and a pdf version of the graphic novel for you to carry around on your mobile media player! International shipping please add $10 to pledge amount.
GET ALL YOUR REWARDS SIGNED by ME! Except for the pdf... Can't sign a file. Just let me know if you'd like it personalized when the questionnaire gets sent out. International shipping please add $10 to pledge amount.
GET ALL THE ABOVE and now receive my first sketchbook, SKETCHGAMES, featuring the origins and concepts of the VIDEO GAME GALS. As well as many drawings and concepts from my time in comics. The book is black and white and 104 pages. You also get an ORIGINAL PENCILED SKETCHCARD of a character of your choice! International shipping please add $10 to pledge amount.
GET ALL THE ABOVE and unlock the addition of SKETCHGAMES 2.0. This is my second sketchbook featuring more drawings of VIDEO GAME GALS and drawings and concepts from my time in comics and video games. Sketchgames 2.0 is 104 pages. You also get a SECOND ORIGINAL PENCILED SKETCHCARD of a character of your choice! International shipping please add $15 to pledge amount.
GET ALL THE ABOVE and you'll get SKETCHGAMES 3.O with this level! That's 4 books of VIDEO GAME GALS awesomeness! This book is black and white and has full color pages as well. Featuring the GALS, but also many great drawings from my sketchbook. Stuff I do when I just try to be creative. Sketchgames 3.0 comes in at 48 pages. You also get a THIRD ORIGINAL PENCILED SKETCHCARD of a character of your choice! International shipping please add $15 to pledge amount.
RETAILER REWARD #1 (Isolated reward. Other rewards do not accumulate): You will receive 5 copies of the hardcover graphic novel and a small block in the back of the book with your store logo, next to the Thank You page. International shipping, please add $20.
GET ALL THE ABOVE and you've unlocked ORIGINAL ART in the form of a drawing on a 7 by 10 inch cardstock that will be inserted in your VIDEO GAME GALS graphic novel. The drawing will be of a bust of the VIDEO GAME GAL of your choice.
You will also be added to my VIDEO GAME GAL CHRISTMAS/HOLIDAY CARD LIST for this year and receive it in the mail around Christmas time. International shipping please add $15 to pledge amount.
RETAILER REWARD #2 (Isolated reward. Other rewards do not accumulate): You will receive 10 copies of the hardcover graphic novel and a small block in the back of the book with your store logo, next to the Thank You page. International shipping, please add $40.
GET ALL THE ABOVE and a penciled 11 by 17 inch commission of a VIDEO GAME GAL COSPLAYING any character you want, or being in a new game type like: western shooter gal, school girl zombie slayer gal, rock star gal, armed forces gal, etc... International shipping please add $20 to pledge amount.
CONGRATULATIONS! You get all the above and earned a spot to receive ONE PAGE OF ORIGINAL ART FROM THE GRAPHIC NOVEL. You will have your choice on a first backed first served basis. It'll be a hard decision, since there are so many nice pages and they almost all feature main characters.
Individual emails will go out after the book is sent for you to select your page. International shipping please add $20 to pledge amount.
GET ALL THE ABOVE and if you're looking for a cover artist for your comic or have an image you just want to see made into a cover, or recreation, I will provide a full color cover. My tight pencils will be scanned in and I will computer color it and you will receive the original art, a large color print and the original file for you to do with as you please. International shipping please add $20 to pledge amount.
GET ALL THE ABOVE and V.G.G. didn't stand for VIDEO GAME GALS right off the bat. Someone gave them that moniker, and you could be the one to do it. Have your likeness drawn as the character that gives them the ill fated moniker. You will also receive the page of original art featuring you.
GET ALL THE ABOVE and if you're going to be backing VIDEO GAME GALS, you should be immortalized! Be the evil overlord, ZARQUON, and have your likeness drawn into the book. I would redraw you into the pages and you would appear in roughly 20 panels. A little forewarning though... You don't get to win and you'll get beaten up a little. You will also receive a page featuring you, of your choice.