If you could take part in a genetic altering experiment that would give you elemental powers, would you? Billy never had that choice. Read more
This project was successfully funded on September 22, 2013.
About this project
Billy the Pyro is a not so normal coming of age story about an adolescent teenager, Billy. Having to deal with his abusive and troubled past; Billy try’s to just get by in life anyway he can. That’s all about to change though by the same people who created his life to begin with. Billy soon finds out that he has been genetically altered by a government research institute called GAPRI (Genetic Alteration and Pyrokinesis Research Institute) to be able to produce and control the element of fire. Being brought in by GAPRI, Billy eventually teams up with them to help fight and protect those from past experiments gone wrong. Billy now with even more questions, not only has to cope with his new found abilities, but struggle’s to put his past behind him as he finds out who he truly is and his purpose in life.
With the team hard at work finishing up Billy the Pyro Issue 1, it's now time to print it! I've set a goal of $2,000 which will cover the printing and shipment cost of qty. 500 copies. Issue 1 is going to be 24 pages, and fully colored. Any thing over that goal will help go to making even more copies, merch, getting BTP to conventions and most importantly, future issues! Stay tuned for Stretch Goals to be announced as well.
MEET THE TEAM
Brad Burdick Writer - Brad Burdick has been creating and writing comics practically his whole life. Currently living in Los Gatos, CA, Brad created his first on-going webcomic called The Fly back in 2003, which lasted for many years. Now venturing away from webcomics, Brad is focusing on creating and publishing comic books through his publishing company, The Fly Comics.
Fabian Cobos Illustrator - Fabian Cobos is a comic artist and illustrator, living in North México, Monterrey. He started working on comics as a colorist and comic assistant in the Graphikslava Studio doing colors and sequential art on titles for IDW, Dark Horse and Stone Arch with colorist Jesus Aburto. Then he moved on to doing comics as a freelance artist doing penciling, inks, colors and illustrations. He did some work with Erica Jeane Heflin (Grayhaven Comic's Editor), and also works part time as the colorist for the Golem miniseries by Hillary Goldstein, published by Alterna Comics.
Eddy Swan Colorist - Eddy Swan is a freelance comic colorist from Queensland, Australia. He has been coloring for over 3 years, and done work for Image Comics, Zenescope, Archaia and countless independent projects.
Crank! Letterer - Christopher Crank is a comic’s letterer currently based out of Cincinnati, OH. His recent work includes It Girl and the Atomics, Revival, HACK/slash, Ballistic and the Eisner Award-winning webcomic Battlepug! Outside of comics you can find Crank! talking about junk with Mike Norton, Tim Seeley, and the other Four Star fiends at http://crankcast.net and playing music with the Vladimirs and Sono Morti. sonomorti.bandcamp.com
$3,000 ::UNLOCKED:: - Do you like buttons? YOU GET MORE BUTTONS! Two more buttons will be added to the button pack to all pledges $15 and above. See the image below or Update #3 for a preview of what that'll look like.
I wanted to do something extra special for all those who take part in the Kickstarter of Billy the Pyro. I created an exclusive logo (above) to put on specific rewards to show off that you helped make Billy the Pyro possible. You'll only be able to get this on specific rewards through Kickstarter. Check out some of the rewards (below) that have this logo on it.
The BTP poster (left) will have the logo in the bottom right corner. The Billy print (center) will have it in the bottom right corner. The "Keep Calm" t-shirt (right) will have the logo on the left side sleeve.
Some other rewards that don't have the logo, but are still Kickstarter exclusives.
The Limited edition giclee art print will only have a total of 10 made. You'll only be able to get this through Kickstarter.
Thank you so much for the support and taking the time to check out the Billy Kickstarter!
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Risks and challenges
Luckily most of the comic book is done and on schedule to be completed before this campaign even ends. I have a very talented and professional team working together to back this and get everything to you in a timely manor. I have put a lot of thought and planning, and even more planning into this campaign and the weeks that follow it to make sure everything goes smoothly.
I strive to have minimal to no delays, but if there are any issues that arise, you will be notified and kept up to date.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
Pledge $1 or more
A high five if I see you, and a thank you shout-out on the TFC website & social networks.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $5 or more
A digital PDF file of BTP: Issue 1 with a special thank you page with all the pledges names on it + Shout-out.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $10 or more
A signed print copy of BTP: Issue 1 + Digital PDF + Shout-out.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $15 or more
The BTP logo sticker AND the BTP button flat pack + Signed print copy + Digital PDF + Shout-out.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $20 or more
3" GAPRI patch + Sticker & Button pack + Signed print copy + Digital PDF + Shout-out.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $30 or more
A 11x17 BTP poster + GAPRI patch + Sticker & Button pack + Signed print copy + Digital PDF + Shout-out.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $45 or more
"Keep Calm" T-shirt + BTP poster + GAPRI patch + Sticker & Button pack + Signed print copy + Digital PDF + Shout-out.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $50 or more
A 8x10 BTP print + T-shirt + BTP Poster + Gapri Patch + Sticker & Button pack + Signed print copy + Digital PDF + Shout-out.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $95 or more
8 backers Limited (2 left of 10)
9x12 Single character colored commission from the artist Fabian Cobos. Fabian will draw Billy or any character for you, or he can even create you as a character! The possibilities are endless. + Print + T-shirt + BTP Poster + GAPRI Patch + Sticker & Button pack + Signed print copy + Digital PDF + Shout-out.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $225 or more
3 backers Limited (2 left of 5)
Limited edition giclee art print (numbered, signed & framed) + Character commission + Print + T-shirt + BTP Poster + GAPRI Patch + Sticker & Button pack + Signed print copy + Digital PDF + Shout-out.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $500 or more
0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)
You and a friend will receive qty. 2 Exhibitor Badges to attend the Alternative Press Expo (APE) in San Francisco on Oct. 12-13. While also going out for dinner and drinks with Brad Burdick as we wreck havoc in SF. Travel and hotel situation is not included. + Every previous pledge reward.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
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