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“PROLOGUE: WHERE THE TALE OF OUR HERO WILL BE COLLECTED”“Robot 13: COLOSSUS!” is the first story Arc of Robot 13. To date, the book has been released as issues and digitally in the U.S., and has been released in translated editions in other countries, but we have not been able to put out an English language trade. This project will fund the release of a 100 page English trade paperback, corrected to fix printing errors and mistakes from the original issues.
“IN WHICH WE HEAR THE TALE OF OUR HERO’S JOURNEY…”
Robot 13 is the story a robot that is pulled up from the ocean by fishermen off the coast of Spain in 1939. This robot is our Hero, and goes on a journey to discover who he is and where he came from, and along the way he is confronted by a series of Monsters from Greek Mythology that he finds himself drawn to fight against. As the story unfolds, we find answers leading to even greater questions in the series that MTV Splash page called, “The Best Under-the-Radar Comic Series of 2009!” Since Blacklist Studios will be releasing the next story Arc of Robot 13 later this year, this Trade collection will be a great way to jump right into the story!
“HOW FUNDS WILL BE SPENT AND BOOKS WILL BE PRINTED…”
Blacklist Studios was started by Daniel Bradford and Thomas Hall to take their Comic projects to the widest possible audience, while retaining as much creative control as possible. To that end, they put in their own money to start the company and have handled everything from the writing and art to the printing and distribution of their books themselves. As much of what we make from doing books and shows as possible is put back into making Comics- of the money we raise, about $4000 is to cover printing costs, with the rest split between shipping materials, postage, rewards and storage for the remaining inventory. Right now, Blacklist Studios is a TRUE “cottage industry,” in that all of the excess inventory is stored in our apartments. In order to handle something as large as a run of Trade paperbacks, however, we need to move everything to outside storage.
Anything raised beyond the $7500 will go to allowing Blacklist Studios to do print more Trade paperbacks, put out more future issues of Robot 13 and KING! & allow Daniel and Thomas to attend more conventions to meet more of YOU! Blacklist Studios is a case of Comic fans running the Comic Publishing business- WE love Comics & want to make the best Comics we have it in us to create. By supporting this project, you will help us make Comics on a bigger scale and to continue to put out stuff that you love reading…
“WHERE WE ARE TOLD OF THE INCENTIVES FOR ENDORSING THE CAUSE…”
Like all projects on Kickstarter, you will have many options aside from just getting a copy of the “Robot 13: COLOSSUS!” Trade paperback:
Buttons- From the beginning, we have been creating a variety of 1” promotional buttons and giving them away to fans at shows, when we mail out books and to Comic Shops who carry our books. They are fun, cool and we can always come up with new designs. Every level $5 and over will include a variety pack of buttons, so you can show people how much you love Robot 13!
Tee Shirts- Ever since fans started seeing the “R13” logo, we have been asked to put them on Tee Shirts. For Kickstarter, we decided to do a limited run of Glow-in-the-Dark R13 logo shirts on a black Tee. If you want one, there are many level options available to get one- wear it with pride!
Robot 13 #1 Director’s Cut- When the 1st issue of Robot 13 sold out, we went back to press with a 2nd printing. Rather than simply re-print the book as-was, we added a new cover and 5 additional pages of monster battle that were never completed in time for the original printing. Each copy is signed by the creative team, and many levels include them.
One of a kind sketches- If you never tracked Daniel Bradford down at a Comic convention and got a sketch from him, here is your chance! Each piece is original & signed!
Blacklist Studios Mini Figures- In a collaboration with Deadbear Studios (http://www.deadbearstudios.com ), we are giving Kickstarter fans the first official toy sets based on Blacklist Studios characters! Done in scale with classic 2" M.U.S.C.L.E. figures, these sweet toys will include a Robot 13 in every set and come in Pewter and limited Black resin! All FULL sets have SIX figures including Robot 13 AND KING!, and will be bagged with a full color header! These are available at several levels!
Original Comic Art- Daniel has only a limited number of pages left from the original story Arc of Robot 13, and some of the best of the bunch will be available!
Everything (and we MEAN it!)- At the upper 2 levels, we are offering EVERYTHING we have ever produced! All the original issues of Robot 13 (including BOTH covers of the #1 1st printing) the Director’s Cut, the original ashcan sketchbook of Robot 13, All the issues of KING! (including the long out-of-print ORIGINAL Issue #1), our original B&W Pitch Comic for Enlightenment and everything else we are offering here including a page of original art! It’s the ultimate fan package & offered in 2 levels only!
YOUR “Grand Finale”- What could be better than “Everything?” What about Everything… and a chance to be IN a future issue of Robot 13? One lucky sponsor will get to have his or her likeness in the next story Arc of Robot 13! You will be able to tell all your friends that you were eaten by a giant monster in a hit Indy Comic- How cool is that? You will also get signed copies of next story Arc when they are released!
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