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Gewel Ian KafkaBy Gewel Ian Kafka
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Gewel Ian KafkaBy Gewel Ian Kafka
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About

It’s parodies. With Pandas. 

The Pandas Show is a cross-media project : 13 digital comics, 13 games, 1 Trade Paperback, in English and in French

UPDATE - August 3:

We're still trying to get the word out! Also: you can now make your own panda avatar for free here:

http://www.thepandasshow.com/p/pandavatar.html

Note: SI vous êtes français, que vous ne savez pas comment Kickstarter fonctionne, que vous ne comprenez pas l'anglais, vous trouverez toutes les informations dans notre si belle langue icihttp://www.thepandasshow.com/p/kickstarter-comment-ca-marche.html

Digital. Video Games. Print.

The 13 digital comics : Created FOR the screens (using the same method - invented by Yves "Balak" Bigerel - from our series Pax Arena, The Walking Pandas - you can read them on Thrillbent -  and our future Marvel Infinite Comics). It's not like your everyday scanned comics. Those digital comics will be available for FREE on Mark Waid’s Thrillbent website, from september 2013 to the beginning of february 2014. We’ll also put them - DRM-Free - on Torrents, Warez forums etc on PDF & CBZ so that you can read them easily on your Ipad or Android tablet... 

Created FOR the Screens, BY the Scr-... huh.
Created FOR the Screens, BY the Scr-... huh.

YES. EVERYBODY WILL BE ABLE TO READ THE 13 DIGITAL COMICS, FOR FREE.

How does our digital comics look like? Well:

Check out The Pandas Show Pilote Episode on Thrillbent


http://thrillbent.com/comics/the-pandas-show/#1

 Exclusive bonus editions of the 13 digital comics will be available through ComiXology.  Each ComiXology episode will feature redeem codes that will allow you to play the 13 Games (on PC/Mac/Linux),

What kind of Games are we talking about? Example: In one platform game, you play Rick from The Walking Pandas, who has to fight against Justin Bieber's zombies fans and defeat the big-boss: Michael Jackson. 

More pics & videos coming soon !
More pics & videos coming soon !

Three other games from season 1:

- Breaking Panda:  A Game&Watch kind of game in which Walter White must protect his RV from the police by throwing meth to them. Also, Chuck Norris is the final boss.

- Panda Games: A 2D-FPS where Katniss Everpanda must kill the Games of Pandas fans that appear on screen. The Boss? George R. R. Martin who throw huge Games of Pandas books in your face. Tsss. That guy.

- Panda Wars: Episode XVI: Let's deal with it once and for all: Spock wants the Emperor JJ Abrams to pay for his betrayal: you don't leave the Panda Trek movies like this . Run & Gun in the style of Metal Slug.

(we'll have more stuff from the video games during the Kickstarter)

All the digital comics from season one will be adapted on paper and collected in two editions: the classic one (full color, 200 pages) and the Kickstarter Special Edition (with a variant cover and more than 100 pages of bonus content!). We'll print each book in English AND in French

Also: The tradepaperbacks will have a foreword by MARK WAID, 

He's the writer of Daredevil, Incredible Hulk and Kingdom Come and the big boss of Thrillbent.

THE REWARDS.

 What we want above all is to be able to continue to put free digital comics all over the web. For that, we need help to do a better/ bigger work. For that, we need to hire friends, to get ourselves some time off work. For that, we need you.

THE PANDA-TEAM

GEOFFO.

Geoffo was in the “Best of IGN 2012″ Selection and won the Reader’s Choice Award at the Stumptown Comicfest (Portland) for his work on Vic Boone (215 Ink). He graduated from the animation school LISAA, where he directed a short movie called Black Sun. His eclectic artistic style adapts to the project he workis. Now working on Turbomedia, Geoffo extends once again his graphic range and develops new ways of working and drawing. After Pax Arena and The Walking Pandas, he's now working for Marvel on their Marvel Infinite Comics line.

MAST.

 Mast has been working on the web since he was a little 16-year-old punk (recently on “Watchmen 3″, French webcomics “L’Affaire DSK”, “Gonzoo” and “La Synthèse des Auteurs BD”). He organized the Lille Comics Festival for seven years, which taught him how to handle big budgets & stay awake during two consecutives weeks. His work is closely linked to Geoffo's, since Mast is the writer of Pax Arena and The Walking Pandas, for Mark Waid's Thrillbent. He's been recruted by Marvel to work on the storyboards of their digital comics: Marvel Infinite.

DOKI.

Doki worked on three short animation movies (Le Mangeur de Visage, Dent Molle and Le Moine et le Mandala) and was a graphic designer and animation cleaner at Ankama. She recently worked on the animated series "Aux Trésors de Kerubim", broadcasted since January 2013 on the french public televison. 
She's working with Geoffo on The Pandas Show's art, so we can release a new episode every two weeks.

That's for the comics part of the project. Doc Géraud and Kilirane, with the help of Geoffo, will create the games.

DOC GÉRAUD:

After graduating from Isart Digital, a Game Design School in Paris, where he directed, programmed and design two 3D games and made several little ones, Doc Géraud decided to spend a year to improve his artistic skills by attending courses of 2D and 3D graphics.Freelance game designer when is not studying, he tries to bring some  creativity to his clients : bank, airline compagny... He worked and design games on several platforms, experimenting with Playstation Vita, Kinect, Nintendo 3DS and smartphones. Truly convinced by the marvelous power of the independant game  scene, he spends his free time working on games and participates in many game jams (Global Game Jam, Ludum Dare ...). Still, the man has really simple tastes and love cats, which is the subject of one of his next games ! You can also find DocGéraud on youtube there and there..


KILIRANE:

Kilirane graduated from the same Game Design school in Paris as Geraud, where he made the game design, code and music on a party game and a shoot'em up. He worked for a year as a freelance, one hand on the serious gaming in collaboration with a museum, the other on the website design. Antoine had the opportunity to work on PS3 and Xbox 360 productions, including as level designer on The Tour de France 2012 and Pro Cycling Manager, working at Cyanide studio. He currently carries out projects of independent games on PC, and occasionally participates in game jams. Retro gamer, he co-founded the French Association Retro Game Space, which aims to maintain, preserve and repair the old systems, and video games. He participated in the organization of events around the retrogaming. He often finds his inspiration there. Kilirane will be the composer of all The Pandas Show games Soundtrack. 

And, finally, our beloved agent and artistic counsultant:

GEWEL:

Gewel is an artist and musician in Austin Texas. She specializes in painting and ceramics, but also has a passion for writing and improvised music. She currently attends the University of Texas for a BFA in Studio Art. 

She's been a frequent collaborator with Mast & Geoffo on Rocksalt Magazine, as well as being an invaluable artistic consultant for The Pandas Show. Check out her fantastic website!

COSTS BREAKDOWNS.

Doing a cross-media project cost time and money. It’s not a modest amount, but it really is what we need to make everything work. Our specific costs breakdown :
Comics Production (3 persons): $9000
Games Production (3 persons): $ 22500
Printing, shipping and packing supplies = $29000
Amazon + Kickstarter fees = 10%
Taxes = ?
Miscellaneous expenses = $1000
TOTAL= $68000

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS... ANYTHING. YOU CAN MAIL US AT:

ThePandasShow@gmail.com

THANK YOU & THANKS very much to our friends from Thrillbent, ComiXology, Rocksalt, MDCU for their help. 

Shout-out as well to our retailers friends: Apo (K) Lyps Comics, Astro City Comicshop, CloseEncounters & Librairie Farfafouilles.

Risks and challenges

We have run the numbers over. And over. And over again. We can assure that we're asking for what we need, rather than what we want, to make this Kickstarter campaign work. We want to have fun doing it, but we also want to share this experience with our backers. And one of the main concern for us is: will we be able to do everything we promise to our backers? The answer is yes.

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    POLL PACK:
    Your name will be listed in the "Thanks Section" on www.thepandasshow.com, plus a link to a poll to help us choose who will be the hero of our Reality Show parody.

    Un lien vers un sondage disponible seulement pour les backers: choississez le personnage qui devrait selon vous être le héros de notre parodie d’émission de télé-réalité + votre nom sera ajouté à la liste des remerciements de la section Remerciements du blog The Pandas Show.

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    DESKTOP IMAGE PACK:
    You get 10 Desktop Wallpapers, plus your name will be listed in the 'Special Thanks' section in the digital comics & TPB credits

    You also get PDF’s, CBZ’s and CBR’s of The Pandas Show pilot (in English and French) plus every thing from the POLL PACK.

    10 fonds d’écrans inédits + Ton nom sera dans la liste des remerciements située à la fin de chaque turbomedia et de l’édition papier + PDF’s, CBZ’s et CBR’s de l’épisode pilote de The Pandas SHow (en anglais et français) + POLL PACK

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    POSTCARDS & STICKERS PACK:
    3 Postcards + 5 Stickers + every thing from the DESKTOP IMAGE PACK.

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    PRINTS PACK:
    3 full color 5.8” x 8.3” prints numbered and signed by Mast & Geoffo that you can choose from 5 available designs.
    (drop a mail atthepandasshow@gmail.com to choose) plus everything from the POSTCARDS & STICKERS PACK.

    3 sérigraphies A5, numérotées et signées par Mast&Geoffo, que vous pouvez choisir parmi les cinq sérigraphies disponibles + POSTCARDS & STICKERS PACK.

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    PANDAS BOOK PACK:
    Signed Trade Paperback (200 pages, Full Color, 5.8” x 8.3”) collecting all season 1 of The Pandas Show (13 episodes) + a Foreword by Mark Waid + a digital download code to use on ComiXology to get the first issue of the digital comics, which will contain exclusive bonuses for free

    Free access to the 13 games for PC/MAC/ Linux plus the PRINTS PACK. You can choose to get your book either in ENGLISH or in FRENCH (write at thepandasshow@gmail.com).
    EXTRA-SHIPPING for Countries outside of USA & Europe : $10

    Livre rassemblant la saison 1 de The Pandas Show (200 pages, couleur, format A5) signé par les auteurs + Une Préface par Mark Waid + Un Code permettant d’obtenir gratuitement le premier épisode de The Pandas Show (qui contiendra une séquence bonus supplémentaire) sur ComiXology + Accès gratuit aux jeux pour PC, Mac et Linux + PRINTS PACK. Vous pouvez choisir entre la version ANGLAISE et française du livre.

    Digital Comics: 12 episodes between September and January.
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    KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE BOOK PACK:
    Signed&numbered limited edition of the Trade Paperback. More than 300 pages of fun in full color! It will include: A Variant Wrap-around Cover featuring 50 pandas; the foreword by Mark Waid + the complete first season of The Pandas Show, new strips done for this edition only; collecting two episodes of The Walking Pandas and the Kick Pandaster strips; extracts from the scripts commented by the writer; concept art; designs, pin-ups and more! + The Digital Original Soundtrack of the Games + a digital download code to use on ComiXology to get the first issue of the digital comics, which will contain exclusive bonuses. Also, free access to the 13 games for PC/MAC/ Linux plus the PRINTS PACK. You can choose to get your book either in ENGLISH or in FRENCH.(write at thepandasshow@gmail.com). EXTRA-SHIPPING for Countries outside of USA & Europe : $10

    Edition du livre numérotée et signée, réalisée exclusivement pour Kickstarter, rassemblant la saison 1 de The Pandas Show. Plus de 300 pages de fun tout en couleur avec une préface de Mark Waid! Contient: Une couverture inédite pour cette édition, mettant en scène plus de 50 pandas; la saison 1 de The Pandas Show; de nouveaux episodes réalisées uniquement pour ce tirage; les deux épisodes de The Walking Pandas et les stripsKickpandaster; des extraits du scripts, des concepts arts, des designs, pin-ups et plus encore! + La version digitale de la Bande Originale des Jeux + Un Code permettant d’obtenir gratuitement le premier épisode de The Pandas Show (qui contiendra une séquence bonus supplémentaire) sur ComiXology + Accès gratuit aux jeux pour PC, Mac et Linux + PRINTS PACK. Vous pouvez choisir entre la version ANGLAISE et française du livre.

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    EARLY BIRD KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE PACK
    You’ll get the KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE PACK two months BEFORE everybody and be listed in the REAL PANDA FRIEND section of the TPB thankslist. EXTRA-SHIPPING for Countries outside of USA & Europe : $10

    Vous recevez le KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE PACK deux mois avant tout le monde et serez listé comme VRAI AMI DES PANDAS dans la section remerciements de l’édition papier.

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    Vous pouvez choisir un T-Shirt parmi les différents designs proposés. Pour Hommes, Femmes et Enfants + KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE PACK. Merci de préciser votre genre et votre taille: Enfants (10 ans, 12 ans), S, M, L, XL, XXL

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    I WANT A DRAWING PACK -
    You want a water color drawing of the panda of your choice in your Kickstarter Special TPB? You got it! plus the EARLY BIRD KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE PACK.
    EXTRA-SHIPPING for Countries outside of USA & Europe : $10

    Vous souhaitez un dessin de panda réalisé à l’aquarelle dans votre édition spéciale Kickstarter de la BD papier? C’est parti! + KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE PACK.

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    TECHNOPANDA PACK:
    We’ll send you a signed USB Key containing every digital comics of the season 1, the digital Original Soundtrack of the games and the games (in an executable file - no need to be connected to internet anymore!)+ You will gain access to the games beta test + be listed in the games credits as a beta-tester of the games plus you'll receive the I WANT A DRAWING PACK. EXTRA-SHIPPING for Countries outside of USA & Europe : $15

    Nous vous enverrons une clef USB signée contenant l’ensemble des épisodes de la saison 1 , la Bande Originale des Jeux et la totalité des jeux (dans un fichier exécutable - plus besoin de vous connecter à internet pour jouer) + Vous aurez la possibilité de faire partie des testeurs des jeux + Vous serez listé en tant que Béta-Testeur dans les crédits des jeux + I WANT A DRAWING PACK.

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    I’M A PANDA PACK -
    You get to have a cameo in an episode of the season one of The Pandas Show. We’ll draw you as a panda and you’ll be one of the three heroes of a strip mocking a Reality TV Show + A signed print of you as a panda withyour favorite panda, signed by Mast, Geoffo & Mark Waid plus the TECHNOPANDA PACK EXTRA-SHIPPING for Countries outside of USA & Europe : $15

    Vous aurez droit à un caméo dans un épisode de la saison 1 de The Pandas Show! Vous serez l’un des trois pandas héros d’un strip qui se moquera de la télé-réalité + un print (signé par Mast, Geoffo & Mark Waid ) de vous en panda avec votre panda préféré + TECHNOPANDA PACK.

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    I’M A ROLE-PLAYING PANDA PACK - You get to have a cameo in an episode of the season one of The Pandas Show. We’ll draw you as a cosplayed panda in a strip mocking the role-playing games (you get to choose in which character your panda will be cosplayed) + A signed print of you as a panda withyour favorite panda, signed by Mast, Geoffo & Mark Waid plus the TECHNOPANDA PACK EXTRA-SHIPPING for Countries outside of USA & Europe : $15

    Vous aurez droit à un caméo dans un épisode de la saison 1 de The Pandas Show! Vous apparaîtrez en panda (déguisé en personnage de votre choix) dans un strip parodiant les Jeux de Rôles. En bref: si vous voulez apparaître en panda et cosplayé en votre personnage favori, c'est LA récompense à ne pas manquer + un print (signé par Mast, Geoffo & Mark Waid ) de vous en panda avec votre panda préféré + TECHNOPANDA PACK.

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    RETAILER PACK
    10 Kickstarter exclusive TPB of The Pandas Show season 1 (numbered and signed) + 10 exclusive retailer prints numbered and signed by Mast, Geoffo & Mark Waid + An advertisment for your store at the end of the Trade Paperback + 10 stickers. You can choose to get your book either in ENGLISH or in FRENCH. It’s the only way you can get the Kickstarter exclusive TPB to your customers!
    EXTRA-SHIPPING for Countries outside of USA & Europe : $45

    10 livres numérotés et signés, de l’édition réalisée exclusivement pour Kickstarter, rassemblant la saison 1 de The Pandas Show et plus de 100 pages de bonus + 10 prints numérotés et signés par Mast, Geoffo & Mark Waid d’une illustration spécialement réalisée pour ce pack + une publicité pour votre boutique à la fin de l’édition papier + 10 auto-collants. Vous pouvez choisir entre la version ANGLAISE et française du livre. Amis revendeurs, c’est la seule façon pour vous d’obtenir l’édition limitée Kickstarter pour vos clients!

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    RETAILER SUPER PACK
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    Votre boutique sera le décor d’un strip d’un épisode de la saison 1 + 10 prints exclusifs numérotés et signés par Mast, Geoffo & Mark Waid , montrant 5 pandas de votre choix dans votre boutique + RETAILER PACK

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    Early bird PACK
    You get to share our Dropboxaccount and see everything first! It’s an advance look at every stage of the production of the digital comics, the games and the TPB + TECHNOPANDA PACK

    Vous aurez accès à notre compte Dropbox! Vous aurez donc la primeur de découvrir tout avant tout le monde: c’est un accès exclusif à la production des turbomedias, des jeux et de l’édition papier + TECHNOPANDA PACK

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    THE MASTER PACK -
    Your own cover with you and your favorite panda. We’ll print a Hard cover edition of the book only for you, and you’ll be on the cover! + 2 t-shirts + the EARLY BIRD PACK

    Vous serez en couverture de l’édition papier avec votre panda préféré! Nous imprimerons une édition cartonnée du livre juste pour vous + 2 t-shirts + EARLY BIRD PACK

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    PANDA PARTY PACK-
    We’ll come anywhere in the world, TO MEET YOU, on a mutually agreed upon date, disguised as PANDAS. We’ll obviously have to do a background check on you to make sure you’re not a panda hunter. We really just want an excuse to dress as pandas plus you'll get the TECHNOPANDA PACK...Estimated delivery: on a mutually agreed upon date

    Nous viendrons n’importe où dans le monde pour VOUS rencontrer, déguisés en PANDAS + TECHNOPANDA PACK
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Funding period

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