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Fun-filled 48 page, full color comic book about the video games we grew up playing and why we still love them so much today!
Fun-filled 48 page, full color comic book about the video games we grew up playing and why we still love them so much today!
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Hello! I hope you're having a nice day. Do you like old video games? Do you like comics? Maybe you will like this, a comic about old video games! 

Blow The Cartridge #5 collects the popular webcomic with improved art, bonus material and maybe even YOU! (that would be pretty cool)

September 1 BREAKING NEWS: We've reached the $1,000 stretch goal! That means the comic will now be 48 pages, and include a new story about include a new comic about Game And Watch games! Thank you all so much, everyone!

August 19 BREAKING NEWS: This project is now fully funded! We're adding a $1,000 stretch goal, bumping the page count to a whopping 48 pages and including a brand new comic story!

Blow The Cartridge is a comic strip that features the computer and video games that we grew up obsessing over. Some of these games are weird. Some are just downright terrible. But they’re all still worth remembering fondly. The site’s been online since 2011 and there are over 300 comics in the archive, all of which are free for you to read right now at www.blowthecartridge.com! Here's some to get you started:

With your help, I can publish this, the fifth collection of remastered comics into a slick, full color 36 page (now thanks to your incredible support, it'll be 48 pages!) comic book you can hold in your hand or read on your favorite digital device.

Here’s some of the stuff I have planned for this comic book: 

Remastered, high resolution art printed in sumptuous full colour: I use super-high resolution original files to print from, with a bunch of fixes and additions made to each strip. The comic will look so much better than it does on the web!

Bonus new strips, not seen online, featuring YOU: There’s limited tier rewards available where YOU get to star in a Blow The Cartridge comic! Submit your photo and I’ll make the magic happen! How cool will everyone think you are to have a starring role in the comic? SO COOL.

Now that we've got this project fully funded, it's time for some fun stretch goals to make the comic even better for every single backer!

If we get to $1,000, the comic will be upgraded to a whopping 48 pages! That's 30% more comics for everyone to enjoy! It will also include a brand-new, never before seen comic story about the awesome Game And Watch games!

Get a load of all the cool stuff on offer! All of this could be yours with just a click of a mouse, isn't the Internet fantastic? Yes, yes it is.

 $1 gets your name in the credits section of the comic, so historians can wonder who you are hundreds of years from now after the apocalypse happens and all that's left on Earth are comics, because they're kind of like cockroaches in that regard. 

$5 gets you a copy of Blow The Cartridge #5 in a handy PDF format, ready to be enjoyed on pretty much every device you own except maybe your toaster, but then again maybe you have a really hi-tech toaster what do I know?

The $8 Digital Bundle tier gets you not only Blow The Cartridge #5 in digital format, but also every single other Blow The Cartridge comic made so far! That's the first four issues of Blow The Cartridge and the jumbo-sized Super Blow The Cartridge - hundreds of pages of comics at your fingertips!

$10 gets you a lovely, luscious-looking physical copy of Blow The Cartridge #5 - in addition to the digital bundle listed above! It's going to feel great in your hands, with thick, glossy pages making all the art just pop really nicely. I can't wait for you to see this!

$20 gets you that highly-coveted physical copy of Blow The Cartridge #5 with a personalised sketch in it! This is the one you're going to be leaving to your grandkids as a prized family heirloom. Maybe. I don't know what you have planned. At any rate, this tier ALSO includes all the previous Blow The Cartridge digital comics, what a deal!

$50 awards you the special prize of getting your face in a brand new strip I'm doing especially for this comic - this is going to be a lot of fun! Maybe you'll be a dashing space pirate, or a courageous shark seeking revenge. I don't know. I haven't written these yet. Of course, the physical comic will also have a personalised sketch in it, and you'll also get the digital bundle too!

$50 gets you the complete physical collection of every Blow The Cartridge comic book made so far! That's all five Blow The Cartridge comics and the jumbo sized Super Blow The Cartridge - an amazing deal only available through this Kickstarter campaign!

Risks and challenges

This will be the fifth Blow The Cartridge book I’ve taken to print - so I think it’s fair to say I’ve gotten good at the production aspect of this by now and feel there are very few risks I can see.

I’m happy to report the contents of the book are already 90% complete - the only items remaining are the covers, the comics made for the limited reward tier backers, and any comics that result from reaching any stretch goals. Considering that pretty much all I do when I’m not at my day job is sit at home and draw comics, this isn’t a problem. So even if my hand gets removed in a freak Nintendo Power Glove accident, the book will get made.

I’m using a local , very reliable printer for the job who has upped the quality of the pages and cover stock from previous issues, and they’re ready to go as soon as I deliver the pages to them.

This will be my third Kickstarter project to publish my comics, and I’m proud to say the previous campaigns were successful, I managed the budget correctly and everyone got their books on time!

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    WORLD WARRIOR: Thank you for your support! Your name will appear in the book for historians to puzzle over in generations to come. (Apx $0.75 USD / €0.65 EUR)

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    CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION: You get a Digital PDF of Blow The Cartridge #5! You can read it on any device you like, except maybe the BBC Micro. (Apx $3.70 USD / €3.40 EUR)

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    SUPER TURBO: Everything above AND I sketch anything you want in your copy! (Apx $14.80 USD / €13.50 EUR)

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    SUPER TURBO HD REMIX: Everything above AND you (or anyone / thing you like) guest star in a comic strip! (Apx $37.00 USD / €33.70 EUR)

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    RAINBOW: The complete set of physical (and digital) Blow The Cartridge books, all signed and sketched! Get EVERYTHING in one handy bundle! (Apx $37.00 USD / €33.70 EUR)

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