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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, September 12 2019 10:00 AM UTC +00:00.

About

"The Cosplayer that DOOMED the Earth" is the story of Griff, a lifelong fan of an old (Fictional) computer game series called "Captain Aequitas and the Veritas Squad". 

Here we see a young Griff opening his 13th birthday present from his folks
Here we see a young Griff opening his 13th birthday present from his folks

Now an adult, Griff is a big fan of things that would fall under "Geek/Nerd culture" but his main passion has always been for The Captain. He attends comic cons with his friends and does the usual things of purchasing comics and other collectibles but up until the start of our first issue, there's one thing he's never done: Cosplayed. 

So that's where our story starts! For the first time in his life and urged on by his best friend, Lee, Griff has decided to Cosplay for a comic con at London's Excel Centre! And who else would he dress as? Captain Aequitas of course! 

Griff shows his home made costume off to Lee for the very first time...
Griff shows his home made costume off to Lee for the very first time...

With the costume completed, there was only one thing left for him to do: Go to comic con. 

All seems to be going to plan and Griff is having the time of his life until...

Yep! Aliens turn up, mistaking Griff for the ACTUAL Captain Aequitas! They arrest poor Griff and take him away to be put on trial for war crimes and that's when things get REALLY wacky! (As if they weren't up until that point)

Griff goes on to find that his life is in Peril, he's carted across the galaxy, meets a load of weird and interesting aliens and more importantly, finds out he could be responsible for dooming the Earth! 

Some examples of artwork from the books (Without dialogue so as to not give away plot points!)
Some examples of artwork from the books (Without dialogue so as to not give away plot points!)

This Kickstarter is to fund print copies of the first two issues of the comic. The comic is actually complete, having had an initial run on my Patreon first, but now I want to bring it to the wider world. 

The covers for Issue 1 and 2 (Subject to change ever so slightly)
The covers for Issue 1 and 2 (Subject to change ever so slightly)

The books would be printed in an A5 format as I have grown to love indie comics in that scale, printed on Silk 130gsm saddle stitched paper. Both books will be 32 pages in total, with each containing 24 pages of story. 

You also have the option to get the comic with a comic-con themed print or maybe you like the idea of some original art on a postcard? Perhaps you would like to commission your own A4 sized picture?

The comic con print comes with 3 slots available for you to get yourself drawn into it!

Not only could you get this print but there will be a very limited availability to get drawn into it!
Not only could you get this print but there will be a very limited availability to get drawn into it!
Examples of some of the possibilities of opting in for the postcard sketch reward!
Examples of some of the possibilities of opting in for the postcard sketch reward!
Examples of some Black and white A4 commissions
Examples of some Black and white A4 commissions

The book is entirely of my own doing. I wrote, pencilled, inked, coloured AND lettered it but should the Kickstarter be successful, I would possibly look into getting the book re-lettered professionally by the incredibly talented (And regular collaborator) HdE as lettering isn't a strength of mine. 

As for my own credentials, hi! I'm Dan. I'm the creator of other Indie comic titles, Lou Scannon, Druid Investigations, The Bunker (Patreon Exclusive atm) and co-creator of the comic Bruce Outback. Together with my two best friends Jim Bampfield and Kris Carter, we put these titles out under the Attic Studios banner.

Examples of the other Attic Studios titles
Examples of the other Attic Studios titles

I'm also the Lead Illustrator (With some animation) on the BAFTA winning tv series, Prosiect Z. This is a kids game show that initially aired on the Welsh TV channel S4C before being picked up for an English version by ITV and then airing on CITV. I'm very proud of the work I did for this show and if you've ever seen it, then you have already seen my stuff.


WHY KICKSTARTER?

In my time using Kickstarter, I like to think I have become an active member of the community. I have backed 118 successful projects to date and intend to continue to back projects moving forward. 

I love the connection that Kickstarter provides to its audience and it has led to me making some great friends through the course of using it.

Of course, it also makes possible something that people like me could only really dream of otherwise: Getting our books out internationally in print runs that could also, potentially, make the book profitable moving forward. The funds raised here on Kickstarter are all going towards getting the books printed but hopefully, in a print run that would allow me to take the books to comic cons as well and try to spread the books to an even wider audience than Kickstarter provides!

Risks and challenges

Having worked on and produced other small press titles in the past, I am well aware of what it takes to get something like this done. This will be my second campaign and I'm confident it will all run smoothly as with these, the books are essentially done. Barring them being re-lettered, I don't forsee anything causing any delays.

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