My name is Ben Bishop, I'm a comic creator from Maine. My first book, Nathan The Caveman, was a 300-page graphic novel, self-published in 2008.This was followed by several other projects including, the award-winning, Lost Trail, Nine Days Alone in the Wilderness, published by Downeast books. More recently I had a short story in Archaia's, The Reason for Dragons, as well as cover artwork for IDW's, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series. This will be my sixth self-published book, but the FIRST with help from YOU.
Artist originals and prints will be revealed and become available throughout the campaign. If you select a print reward, you don't have to choose which prints you want until it's time to ship.
- NATHAN THE CAVEMAN. My first book, the 2008 massive 300 page graphic novel about learning from the past and moving forward through your own history. ( In print and PDF )
- OH MY BLACK EYE. A short, sad but true coming of age story about how I got my first black eye... On purpose. ( In print and PDF )
- THE SHAPE OF SOUND VOLUME 2. A 300 page full color sketchbook including just about everything I've drawn between 2009 and 2014, including a full 45 page preview of another book of mine, SOMETHING LIKE FALLING. ( PDF only )
- LOVE MACHINES. A book written and created by Josh Trujillo about love and machines. I have a particularly emotional 22 page story inside, followed by a great piece by Jb Wolfe. ( In print only )
**Artist originals and prints will be revealed and become available throughout the campaign. If you select a print reward, you don't have to choose which prints you want until it's time to ship.
ADDITIONAL INFO ON MY AWESOME CONTRIBUTORS:
◊ VIDEO BY JOEL DESMOND.
◊ SOUNDTRACK BY TAYLOR PARNELL.
◊ END OF THE WORLD EDITION BY ERIC DRZEWIANOWSKI.
◊ CHARACTER SKETCH COMMISSIONS BY SCOTT KOLINS.
◊ PORTFOLIO REVIEWS BY BON ALIMAGNO.
◊ SCRIPT CRITIQUES BY ALEX IRVINE.
You made it all the way to the bottom of the page! Thank you for taking a look, I truly appreciate your help in making THE AGGREGATE graphic novel a reality. Thank you so much, please tell your friends!
Risks and challenges
I have been making comics since I was 11 and self publishing since I was 18. I am no stranger to large comic projects, deadlines or shipping costs. That is why I am fully confident that if I reach my goal, I will have no problem finishing the book, getting it printed, and into your hands. Absolutely.
I've intentionally over estimated the release date to give myself a little buffer for shipping obstacles or printer set backs (of which I have NEVER had in the 10+ books I have printed with my print guy). However, I would rather over estimate and get you your goods early than keep you waiting.
In the event something is running behind, for whatever reason, I will be sure to keep everyone notified. No one will be in the dark.
Thank you. Lets make a book.
- (30 days)