UPDATE 4: Stretch goals UNLOCKED!
UPDATE 3: The reviews for the book are coming in, check out what they are saying \o/
"Venture out to 321 Fast Comics; you’re in for a heck of a thrill ride and a whirlwind of emotions." -- Geeks Unleashed
"4.5 out of 5 stars!" -- comicbooked.com
"Brims with talented artists and with a neat premise..." -- The Spire
"This is a crazy, cool, little book." -- Fanboy Comics
"It’s a high concept idea that gets knocked out of the park." -- The Outhousers
"Im really in love with the concept!" -- Black, White and Read All Over
"Great comics like this are what’s needed to take this art form to the next level." -- teamhellions.com
"There really is some incredibly sharp and striking artwork throughout this book" -- Comic Crusaders
"Brilliant!" -- Review Fix
"This is a fantastic and stylish collection which I’d wholeheartedly recommend to any comic lover." -- We The Nerdy
"While I can’t know for sure how the magic happened, I give my praise to Cagno for his orchestration." -- Nothing But Comics
"321: Fast Comics Vol. 1 is a great read for anyone who wants a fast paced, varied collection of stories." -- Word of the Nerd
"Literally every single story has amazing and unique artwork" -- Comic Uno
UPDATE 2: Backers can now be an active part of the making of the NEXT book of the "321: Fast Comics" series by participating in exclusives surveys!
Every couple of days a new survey is up asking what genres, art styles and characters you'd like to see in the new book. We're also announcing the new line-up of artists :D
Any pledge gets you access to these surveys and exclusive news!!
UPDATE 1: New high tier rewards now added!
It's your chance to get high quality commissions, original pages and to PITCH YOUR STORY TO BE PUBLISHED:
- Get an original 8.5" x 11" commission of a character of YOUR choice:
- Get a half-body colored commission of a character of YOUR choice:
- Original Pages up for grabs:
I'm happy to announce we will print the "321: Fast Comics" books with Print Ninja! \o/
321: Fast Comics is a comic book anthology that presents a storytelling challenge where artists and writers must come up with short comic stories that always have:
1 Twist Ending
As long as the above rules are respected, anything goes: any genre, any characters, any situation. The challenge is always to surprise readers at the turn of three pages.
And that's exactly what we have done with this book, we have put together twenty one (21) short stories featuring different genres from fantasy to steampunk, from western to sci-fi, from daily life to the biggest adventures!
Felipe, who recently won one of the most prestigious comic book awards in Brazil as "Best Writer" for his work on the "321: Fast Comics Vol. 1", put together a dream team of artists and guest writers to take part in this project with him.
They come from top titles at Marvel, DC Comics, Dark Horse, Image, Dynamite and other publishers.
The full list of Guest Artists & Writers:
Lucas Leibholz, Geraldo Borges, Guilherme Balbi, Rodney Buchemi, Thony Silas, Carlos Ruas, Rafael De Latorre, Fabiano Neves, Ig Guara, Felipe Watanabe, Cris Bolson, Vitor Cafaggi, Romi Carlos, Cris Peter, Wilton Santos, Gustavo Borges, Matias Streib, Luciano Salles, Mario Cau, Marcelo Maiolo, Zork Marinero, Adriano Augusto, Caio Yo, Clonerh Kimura, Ander Zarate, Omar Viñole, Mat Lopes, Teo Deffectx, Ivan Nunes, Carlos Estefan, Marcos Botelho, Renato Almeida, Guilherme Bon, Fábio Bueno & Pietro Progetti.
The book was released in Brazil after a successful local crowdfunding and we're now looking to do the same for a world wide debut completely in English.
It's out on Comixology but you can get your digital copy right here on this Kickstarter with any pledge.
We Can't Do It Without You
This is a universal collection of stories we sure know will please audiences everywhere but we can't reach them without your support. All funds received will directly support the printing and delivery of the book for an estimated April release and a second volume to hit shelves later this year.
All Original Content
No established characters or stories in this book, it's all new and exciting content created exclusively for this book!
Do you have werewolves? We sure do!
Dinosaurs? Of course!
Pirates? Samurais? Robots? Check, check and check!
No way you have pandas! Guess what? We do have pandas!!
- 6.625 x 10.25 in - standard comic book size
- 94 full colored pages
- Paperback with Gloss Finish
- Limited, numbered and signed by the author
- Horizontal Variant cover 1:10
ARE YOU AN ARTIST OR WRITER???
As we work hard on Volume 2 of the series (with some outstanding artists already confirmed!! Check our Facebook page for current news at https://www.facebook.com/321FastComics) we have opened up the gate for three talented artists or team of artists to submit their best "321" stories or pin-ups to be included in the book!
The contest is fully supported by DeviantArt and features monthly prizes, cash prizes and YOUR STORY published on Vol. 2! Click the picture above or the link below to know more:
Risks and challenges
Having run three crowdfunding campaigns in Brazil, I am fully aware of the obstacles and pitfalls a project might face even after it is successfully funded, from delays in production to high post office costs to properly formatting the book to print.
I have dealt with all that in the past and I'm confident I have learned through trial and error how to avoid these in the future. The "321: Fast Comics" biggest advantage to overcome future challenges is that it's 100% complete and ready to go to print.
This book was successfully crowdfunded in Brazil last year and all the backers already received their rewards, over 750 of them. It is also already available on Comixology so the digital deliveries will happen as soon as the project is funded, leaving only the printing of the book and the shipping.
We already have a printer lined up with a pre-approved budget and schedule. We are ready to publish the "321: Fast Comics" and ensure it arrives at your given address in the next few weeks, all we need now is your backing.
- (33 days)