WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT
Hey folks, I'm Nate Maurer. I'm a musician by trade, and I make comics (under the name CaptainOsaka) for fun! The one I'm working on these days is a totally bonkers buddy cop action comedy called DOUBLE K (which is itself based on an equally - and awesomely - bonkers animated series called GURREN LAGANN). TV Tropes explains it far more ebulliently and exhaustively than I ever could, so if you want to read more about it, head on over there. And to read the comic itself, head on over here!
It's a labor of love from a fan to fans, but as such, it always has to take a back seat to my day job. UNLESS.....
WE DO THIS THING
Pretty much since the comic began, the wonderful people reading it have graciously offered their support time and time again, wondering about tangible ways to show they DIG IT (as well as helping me to keep a more regular production schedule). Well, dang it, I want to finally give you beautiful folks what you're after - more frequent updates AND rad swag, especially a nice way to enjoy the comic in print!
This Kickstarter project's got three goals. ONE, I want to get a gorgeous print volume of DOUBLE K into the hands of anyone out there who wants one, and I need an accurate head count since - this being a fan-comic and all - I can't just run off a huge stack of copies and sell 'em willy-nilly; the book side of this project is a strictly break-even affair. I can't stress that enough.
TWO, I want to make some awesome, high-quality LEGAL merch (buttons, shirts, shot glasses) inspired by DOUBLE K that anyone would be stoked to own/wear/drink liquor out of. Folks who contribute to this campaign will be getting the very first editions of what could potentially become additions to a righteous, sprawling E-STORE, capable of supporting a speedy schedule for the comic until it is DONE!
THREE, I gotta pay for all this stuff to get made and keep myself alive while I knock out the rest of the book! And here's where you guys figure into the picture in a HUGE way. I've got a first wave of products designed (as you can see in the video), and I've got the rest of the book written and thumbnailed. Just gotta raise the funds to do it up right.
SO! Who will step up? Who will be a total BOSS and say, NATE?! I AM WITH YOU IN THIS LUDICROUS ENDEAVOR ALL THE WAY!! O CAPTAIN MY CAPTAIN or something to that degree?? I hope it will be YOU, friend!!
THANK YOU all so much for checkin' this scene out. You can see more of my stuff at http://captainosaka.deviantart.com , and, as previously mentioned, DOUBLE K can be read at http://doublek.thewebcomic.com.
- (30 days)