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So I'm releasing my new comic 'House Party' with publishers 'Great Beast'! It includes jokes, growing up, drinking and terrible bands. Read more

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So I'm releasing my new comic 'House Party' with publishers 'Great Beast'! It includes jokes, growing up, drinking and terrible bands.

Leicester, UK Comics
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STRETCHGOAL #1 (UNLOCKED)

If we reach £2600 ten pages will be added to the book showcasing some beautiful guest art from some uber talented comics artists. - this goal has now been reached!!

STRETCHGOAL #2 (UNLOCKED)

If we reach £3000 the cover will be UV spot varnished. - this goal has now been reached!!

STRETCHGOAL #3 (UNLOCKED)

If we reach £3300 every single physical copy of the book (including those already ordered) will come with an A5, Kickstarter-exclusive, signed bookplate. - this goal has now been reached!!

Here's the final design for the bookplate (different from the first draft in the update) :)

ALSO: PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR SOME BRAND NEW REWARDS! :D :D :D

House Party will be a 92 page graphic novel where three lost 20-somethings are feeling disillusioned after being shoved into the real world since feeling like superstars at university. In an attempt to get their carefree composure and happiness back they throw a massive house party, just like they used to. Instead of reconnecting them with their younger selves, however, things go a little differently and the three of them must decide how to move forward in lives that none of them really asked for.

Here's a sneak peek at some sample pages :D

'House Party' proudly introduces one of the worst bands in the world. They write songs based on famous authors. They are terrible. They are totally up themselves. You'll love them:

 House Party has also been getting some hype online, take a look at some of these features if you'd like a second opinion on how good this book is going to be:

Forbidden Planet International  

Broken Frontier  

Comic Book Kid  

Pages and Panels  

Curiosity of a Social Misfit  

The Pullbox  

Jabberworks

Rachael Smith (writer and artist of 'House Party') is still relatively new to the world of comics, yet her output has been prolific to say the least. In 2013 she released The Way We Write and I Am Fire and has been published through David Lloyd’s (V For Vendetta) digital publishing company Aces Weekly. I Am Fire was even selected as one of Forbidden Planet’s best comics of 2013, so future critical acclaim surely awaits. If you like the comics of John Allison, Chynna Clugston Flores or Marc Ellerby then you’ll find a lot to love from Rachael’s smart cartooning.

"She has the style, the line, the skill to slowly build up an audience and be the next big thing." - Richard Burton, Forbidden Planet International.

Great Beast (publisher of 'House Party') was founded in April 2012 by Adam Cadwell and Marc Ellerby, and aims to provide the most fun and creative stories to as wide an audience as possible. All of their titles are creator owned and professionally self published; these are comics brimming with passion and imagination.

 OMG! Look at all the swag you could have!

This Kickstarter Project is here to help Rachael raise the remaining costs (after putting in all she can afford whilst still being able to eat...) for printing the books.

If you pledge / buy one of the rewards it will mean Rachael's vision can come to life as she wants, as well as you getting a brilliant product. Getting 1000 books printed at B5 size, in full colour isn't cheap, but they will look seriously, beautifully, awesome when they're done ^__^

Risks and challenges

‘House Party’ is currently 90% complete and on schedule to launch in June. However, projects like this can occasionally run into delays /unexpected costs/printing problems. Luckily, Rachael has experience of self-publishing two very successful comics on schedule, and for this project has the amazing Great Beast team behind her all the way. Great Beast has tonnes of experience with projects like this, both as a company and as independent creators, so we all really believe this comic could be a great success.

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    48 backers

    A digital copy of 'House Party' in PDF format, plus Rachael's eternal gratitude.

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    90 backers

    A real, printed copy of 'House Party', PLUS the digital copy of the book in PDF format.

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    43 backers

    A real, printed SKETCHED-IN (and signed) copy of 'House Party', PLUS a thank you in the book, PLUS the digital copy of the book in PDF format.

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    4 backers Limited (96 left of 100)

    THE HELVETICAS FAN CLUB BUNDLE
    -House Party + pdf
    -A3 signed, limited edition Helveticas gig poster

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    22 backers

    ALL RACHAEL'S COMICS BUNDLE
    -hard copy of House Party + pdf
    -hard copy of I Am Fire
    -hard copy of The Way We Write
    -hard copy of Flimsy's Guide to Modern Living
    -hard copy of One Good Thing (May)

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    7 backers Limited (93 left of 100)

    A real, printed SKETCHED-IN (and signed) copy of 'House Party', PLUS a thank you in the book, PLUS Rachael's mini-comic 'I Am Fire', PLUS the digital copy of the book in PDF format.

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    4 backers Limited (46 left of 50)

    THE HELVETICAS MEGA FAN CLUB BUNDLE
    -House Party + pdf
    -A3 signed, limited edition Helveticas gig poster
    -Mini band zine
    -4 character badges
    -Helveticas plectrum

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    17 backers

    ALL RACHAEL'S COMICS BUNDLE - WITH ALL COMICS SKETCHED IN AND SIGNED
    -hard copy of House Party (sketched in & signed) + pdf
    -hard copy of I Am Fire (sketched in & signed)
    -hard copy of The Way We Write (sketched in & signed)
    -hard copy of Flimsy's Guide to Modern Living (sketched in & signed)
    -hard copy of One Good Thing (May) (sketched in & signed)

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    10 backers Limited (20 left of 30)

    A real, printed SKETCHED-IN (and signed) copy of 'House Party', PLUS a thank you in the book, PLUS Rachael's mini-comic 'I Am Fire', PLUS an original penciled and inked A3 page from the book, PLUS the digital copy of the book in PDF format.

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    1 backer Limited (9 left of 10)

    A real, printed SKETCHED-IN (and signed) copy of 'House Party', PLUS a thank you in the book, PLUS an original penciled and inked A3 page from the book, PLUS Rachael's mini comic 'I Am Fire', PLUS the digital copy of the book in PDF format PLUS an original, signed, A3 inked sketch of your favourite character from the book.

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    1 backer Limited (6 left of 7)

    A real, printed SKETCHED-IN (and signed) copy of 'House Party', PLUS a thank you in the book, PLUS an original penciled and inked A3 page from the book, PLUS Rachael's mini comic 'I Am Fire', PLUS the digital copy of the book in PDF format PLUS an original, signed, A3 inked sketch of WHATEVER YOU LIKE!

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Funding period

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