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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Apr 2 2019
£277
pledged of £1,700pledged of £1,700 goal
15
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Apr 2 2019

About

This project has been cancelled and will re-launch, with a lower funding goal, on Wednesday 3rd April at 5pm. 

Below is a preview link that should re-direct to the new campaign once it is live.

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 Blop is a Martian Explorer who is often tasked with missions to Earth. Unfortunately for Blop, he’s quite clumsy, very literal, frequently gets the wrong end of the stick and usually ends up in some kind of trouble. 

Blop and a rainbow of Martian cohorts (Blop's the green one).
Blop and a rainbow of Martian cohorts (Blop's the green one).

 Blop: Martian Scoutis a 40-page  comic album that contains two stories:

In What On Earth Do You Mean? Blop is, reluctantly, sent to Earth and ends up living, under-cover, with a human family. He quickly finds out that many things we say can’t be taken at face value and his research definitely won’t be a piece of cake

Blop’s Super Secret Mission begins with a seemingly routine research mission to Earth, but is soon revealed as part of a renegade Martian leader’s dastardly plan involving the underworld and lots and lots of snow.

 Included, as a bonus, are several short stories that have appeared previously in anthologies and online. These have been updated and re-coloured to look their best and fit with the two main stories.

Every story is made for an all-ages readership with the tone focusing on fun and adventure, blending science fiction and humour. 

Specifics:

  • 40 pages (44 including covers and end papers)
  • Full colour, CMYK printing
  • Soft cover/paperback
  • Perfect bound (ie. has a spine) 
  • A4 size (210mm x 297mm) 

 I did! But, for the many who have never heard of me: Hello, I’m Alex Hahn.

I’m an illustrator and independent publisher, based in the Buckinghamshire countryside. I have been self-publishing zines and comics for the last eight years and since 2013 have exhibited at some of the UK’s best comic cons and book fairs, such as: Thought Bubble, ELCAF, DIY Cultures or MCM.

As an illustrator I have worked with The Guardian, The Big Issue, Shortlist, The Financial Times and Starbucks, among others. 

PortfolioInstagram Twittershop Interview by Broken Frontier

But enough about me, let’s get back to Blop! 

Risks and challenges

This project has been cancelled and will re-launch, with a lower funding goal, on Wednesday 3rd April at 5pm.

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    Thumbs up! / Make it personal (Add-on)

    There's two parts to this reward:
    • If you've only backed this level, then your support is its own reward [inset thumbs up emoji] -Thank you!

    • If you have also chosen other reward tiers, any copies of Blop: Martian Explorer can be signed and personalised!!

    (After the campaign I will contact you to confirm names/messages.)

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    Two thumbs up!

    For being twice as awesome as the “Thumbs up!” backers, you’ll get your name printed, with thanks, in every copy of the first edition and a thank you postcard, featuring Blop, in the post!
    (*Free P&P in the UK.)

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    Lucky no.7

    Wanting to read the book? You’re in luck! Backers at this level will receive the “Two thumbs up!” rewards as well as a PDF (digital copy) of Blop: Martian Explorer.

    (*Free P&P in the UK)

    Includes:
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    HELLO BLOP!

    Now we’re into double figures, it’s only fair you receive a copy of the book you’ve helped to bring into the world!

    This is likely the reward you’re looking for (and is included in many of the bigger pledges).

    As well as the book, you get a Blop bookmark, sticker sheet and all the “Lucky no.7” rewards (and your postcard won’t have to risk its hide in the post, alone).

    Includes:
    • Blop: Martian Explorer (Physical book)
    • PDF of Blop: Martian Explorer (Digital Version)
    • Your name in the book
    • Thank you postcard
    • Bookmark
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    Pin it on Blop!

    Show your support for Blop in style with a limited edition 35mm Blop enamel pin to go with all the great “Hello Blop” rewards.

    (*This reward also includes free signing and personalisation)

    Includes:
    • Blop Enamel Pin
    • Blop: Martian Explorer -Signed!
    • PDF of Blop: Martian Explorer (Digital Version)
    • Your name in the book
    • Thank you postcard
    • Bookmark
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    Pledge £20 or more About US$ 24

    Double trouble:

    Like “Hello Blop” but twice as fun, with a second physical copy of Blop: Martian Explorer!

    Includes:
    • Blop: Martian Explorer (Physical book)
    • PDF of Blop: Martian Explorer (Digital Version)
    • Your name in the book
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    Probing Deeper...

    As well as the “Hello Blop” rewards, you will get to explore the complete back-catalogue of Blop zines and comics:* •"Blop Comix" (Anthology, featuring several Blop strips), •"Blop vs the Cyclops" (mini-comic), •"What a lot of Blop" (Zine of Blop drawings) and •"The Little Blop book of COOL!" (mini-comic).
    You will also receive the brand new Blop Mini-comic "Blop Amok"**, when it is released later this year.
    That’s six Bloppin’ books and they’ll all be signed!

    (Limited to nine backers as I only have nine more copies of "What a Lot of Blop" remaining).

    *Some of the older Blop stories -and other content in Blop Comix- are not suitable for children.
    **Blop Amok will be dispatched separately, so you receive your other items sooner.

    Includes:
    • Four comics/zines featuring Blop
    • New Blop Mini Comic "Blop Amok" (Pre-order)
    • Blop: Martian Explorer -Signed!
    • PDF of Blop: Martian Explorer (Digital Version)
    • Your name in the book
    • Thank you postcard
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    A5 Personal Portrait Commission

    Your chance to be drawn posing with Blop! You can choose to between full-body or waist up (this one allows for more detail) and two compositions:
    •Option A- One adult with a baby, toddler or pet.
    •Option B- Two young children.

    You will receive the original drawing, a high quality, colour print of the commission and an internet-ready copy will be emailed to you.

    You will need to provide some reference photographs for anyone included.
    (Copyright remains with the artist) .

    Includes:
    • Colour print of commission
    • Original drawing of commission
    • Digital version of commission for social media
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    Name a Martian!

    Your chance to leave a lasting impression in the world of Blop… You get to name one of three Martians (pictured in the campaign details). They are featured on the sticker sheets and will appear prominently in future Blop comics.

    It’s first come, first serve for choosing which Martian you’re naming.

    * Made up words, sound effects and baby-speak are good starting points. Three syllables and under, one word (Martians don’t use surnames) but may contain a hyphen.

    Please avoid human names, obvious pet names, brands, slogans, Boaty McBoatface, obscenities etc.
    (I reserve the right to not use names deemed inappropriate, after all it’s not just for Kickstarter, it’s for life!)

    You also get all of the “Hello Blop” rewards.

    Includes:
    • Opportunity to name a Martian character
    • Blop: Martian Explorer (Physical book)
    • PDF of Blop: Martian Explorer (Digital Version)
    • Your name in the book
    • Thank you postcard
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    A4 Group/Family Portrait Commission

    For bigger groups and/or families, a larger picture will fit you perfectly. Alongside Blop, the commission can include a mix of the following:
    • Up to 3 adults (anyone 16+).
    • Up to two children (Toddlers to 15), or an extra adult.
    • Up to two babies or pets, or an extra child.

    You will receive the original drawing, a high quality, colour print of the commission and an internet-ready copy will be emailed to you.

    You will need to provide some reference photographs for anyone included.
    (*Copyright remains with the artist).

    Includes:
    • Colour print of commission
    • Original drawing of commission
    • Digital version of commission for social media
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    Be in the book!

    The “What On Earth Do You Mean?” story contains a crowd scene –and you can be in it, drawn into a panel featuring Blop!

    You also get all of the “Hello Blop” rewards and your book will be signed and personalised.

    You will need to provide some reference photographs
    (*Copyright remains with the artist.)

    Includes:
    • You -drawn into the book!
    • Blop: Martian Explorer -Signed!
    • PDF of Blop: Martian Explorer (Digital Version)
    • Your name in the book
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    Blopicana

    For the true collectors; You get the –one of a kind- Blop table ornament I have displayed at every convention and book fair since Thought Bubble in 2013.
    Handmade display piece, features a matte print of Blop, wearing a jumper and waving at you, mounted onto grey board and cut by hand.
    Will be signed and personalised, on the back.

    Includes the “Hello Blop” rewards, the collectible Blop enamel pin and a second copy of Blop: Martian Explorer.

    Includes:
    • one-off, 36cm tall, Blop display piece
    • Blop Enamel Pin
    • Blop: Martian Explorer (Physical book)
    • PDF of Blop: Martian Explorer (Digital Version)
    • Your name in the book
    • Thank you postcard
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Funding period

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