FUNDED! You guys are incredible. But hey while we still have time, let's see if we can reach some stretch goals!
£11,000 - Bookmarks - UNLOCKED - Everyone that pledged enough to receive the book will get a cool bookmark with their books! I finished the design recently and I'm really happy with it. If you want a sneak peek, feel free to message me!
£12,000 - Thank You Cards - UNLOCKED - Everyone who pledges £5 or more will get a lovely thank you card in the post! I will design one specially and write in them all individually to emphasize my immense gratitude for the immense generosity of each and every one of you.
£13,500 - Bigger Book - UNLOCKED - The book will be upgraded to a hunky 240 pages, allowing me to include all the most recent favourites. Hitting this goal won't raise the cost of the book in any way!
Deathbulge is a webcomic that I've been updating since 2012 and in response to the overwhelming support I've received over that period, I figured it's about time we got Deathbulge into the print world with its first book! The printing costs are pretty hefty. But with your help, this can totally happen!
The book will be 224 pages long, full colour and will be 170mm x 241mm in size (which is roughly 6.75” x 9.5”). This book will contain all of the best comics that I've created since the very beginning, alongside a variety of excellent extras like fun comments under every strip, bonus artwork and exclusive comics! There's even a special interactive thing at the very end of the book that I spent a lot of time on. I won't spoil it. But I hope you enjoy it!
Anyway, enough about the book, that's not the only thing up for grabs here! Below are all the other cool things you can expect to receive in exchange for pledging various amounts.
Look at these beauts. Perfect for those of you that can't afford to pledge much but yearn for a physical copy of something Deathbulge-related. Anyone pledging £5 or more will get 3 of these picked at random. Don't like the possibility of not getting a certain one? Add a little bit extra to your pledge and you'll be able to get the WHOLE SET.
Fancy Edition! - These editions of the book come with a signature and a cool hand-drawn sketch on the inside cover. I could sketch your favourite Deathbulge character, or perhaps you'd prefer a grotesque fish, or just someone with a ridiculous haircut! It has to be one of those 3 things though.
- In addition to what's included in the Fancy Edition, I'll also include a lovely personal message to you based on whatever information you give me. Maybe you want me to write Happy Birthday to someone, or maybe you want me to write you a haiku about how cool the flag of Swaziland is. There's all kinds of possibilities. I AM FLEXIBLE. It'll be just like having me as a pen pal for a little while. I'll throw in a handful of extra doodles throughout the book as well. It'll make for a super magical reading experience.
Additional info: All Fancy Editions in tiers £90 and beyond can be upgraded to Supersexy Editions by adding £10 more.
Ultimate Edition! - Only available as part of the top tier reward. Includes everything the Supersexy Edition includes. But is just completely chock-full of doodles and general fun. I might even slip in extra goodies like original sketches and stuff. Ho ho!
I will draw anything you like in full colour. ANYTHING. You will receive a signed print of it too! Size-wise, you have two options. A5 (5.8” x 8.3”) or A4 (8.3”x 11.7”). Of course, one is more expensive than the other.
On that note, I feel that my comics aren't exactly the best display of my artistic abilities. So below are some rad pieces that do more to show-off what I can do. Now you can commission with confidence!
That's right. YOU can be featured as a character in a comic. Don't worry, I'll make sure you're not in one of the crappy ones. In fact, we can discuss which Deathbulge comics you like most, and I'll use that information to help me figure out what future comic to throw you in, to ensure OPTIMAL BACKER SATISFACTION. You'll also get a signed print of it sent to you when it's finished.
Oh here we go, now we're talking. Are you ready? You might be thinking “£600?? Are you NUTS?” Well, given the amount of time and effort I plan to put into this reward. I'd say you're getting a good deal.
WHAT YOU GET: I will make a beast of a comic that is dedicated solely to YOU. The world must know about you and how great you are. You can be portrayed however you like. Maybe you want to be seen as a legendary hero, or a psychotic super villain, or even better, a FISHING EXPERT?? Whatever you pick, I plan to make the comic as intense as possible. My imagination and artistic abilities will be pushed to the absolute LIMIT. Every single panel will be made as sexy as possible. This is gonna be something really special. Have you seen my 100th or 200th comics? That's the kind of length we're talking. Just drawn better.
As a result of it being super long, offering a print seems a bit silly, how the hell would that even work? IT WOULDN'T. So how about a SPECIAL ONE-OF-A-KIND BOUND BOOK OF IT?! You'd better believe that'll include a sweet front cover and a signature somewhere. And if THAT'S not enough, you will be considered a permanent character, you will sporadically appear in Deathbulge comics for however long I keep doing comics for. In fact, even if Deathbulge branches out into other mediums like animation or video games. Your character will still be a part of it. How cool is THAT? This reward is built to last. You know you're intrigued.
Risks and challenges
This will obviously be a lot of work to take on. But I've had plenty of experiences taking on ridiculous workloads all by myself and still managing to get it done on time without rushing. So I'm confident that I'll see this through nicely.
My main challenge is getting everyone their rewards in time for Christmas, including all the commissions. As that would be nice wouldn't it? All overseas orders will be sent via International Standard Airmail, so no matter where you are in the world. You won't be waiting much longer than UK pledgers.
The book is more or less finished so that won't be a problem. Though I hear there's a 15 day waiting period after the campaign is over before I receive the money. And the printer estimates 2 weeks for printing. So by the sounds of it I might not receive the books until late September, possibly even early October. That's when I'll crack on with sending stuff out.
Regarding the "Ultimate Deathbulge Experience" reward tier. The estimated delivery date of March 2015 is a complete guess. I didn't want to set a date as I really don't want to rush the super long comic in any way. I want it to be something seriously amazing. It will be well worth the wait I promise. However, with regards to the Ultimate Edition of the book, the postcards and the PDF. You'll receive those at the same time as everyone else.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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