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A Lovecraftian school for the naughty offspring of Mythos characters. Join Kid Cthulhu, Sydney Shoggoth and the rest of the gang!
A Lovecraftian school for the naughty offspring of Mythos characters. Join Kid Cthulhu, Sydney Shoggoth and the rest of the gang!
279 backers pledged £6,366 to help bring this project to life.

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What would a Lovecraftian school for naughty offspring look like? 

Join the Cthulhu Kids at The Miskatonic Academy for Outer Entities- the most exclusive school in the multiverse for the children of Elder Things and Outer Gods!

A mash up of vintage kids comics and the existential terror of an infinite universe.

  • 32 page 1st edition comic in full colour, printed on high quality stock.
  • All ages means that both kids and cultists alike can enjoy the comic! 
  • Join the 'Kid Cthulhu Mythos Madness Club'.
  • Digital Back-up! Every pledge comes with a hi-res PDF of the entire comic so you can read it on any device when you like! 
  • Free paper toys for EVERY backer to download and make! 
  • Try before you buy! Download a 17-page sampler here!

Peter Duncan (writer) lives in Belfast, Northern Ireland and is a life long fan of all things comics, especially the British kids comics of the 70's & 80's. His encyclopedic knowledge of Lovecraft Mythos fuels his fevered imagination as he creates stories for Cthulhu Kids.

Peter is also Editor in Chief at Splank! comics, a fantastic anthology that pays homage to the comics of our youth.

Andrew Pawley (Artist) lives in Dorset, England and is the creator of GalaXafreaks Comics. Andrew loves nothing more than slipping through wormholes, contemplating the enormity of existence and eating pizza.

Andrew has previously crowdfunded 13 issues of his comic GalaXafreaks and is no stranger to running a well organised Kickstarter that always fulfils to it's backers. He has also worked on the very successful Kickstarters for both C is for Cthulhu and Sink designing paper toys for both brands.

As a collaborative team we had two main motivations to make this comic. One is a childhood love of the British, anarchic school kid comics of our youth. The other, as an adult, is grasping the enormity of existence and the existential terror that comes with it! That is why Lovecraft is so important to us. Wouldn't it be ideal to combine the two of them?

Cthulhu Kids brings these two passions together. The naughty offspring of classic Mythos characters are brought together in Class 2B and spread havoc and terror where ever they go.  The comic is a collection of short stories that explore the Mythos universe through a humorous lens. Stories like 'The King In Yellow' where the class put on a school production that sends the whole audience insane or 'School Photo' where the class play an awful prank on Teach demonstrate our love for the genre with a twist of daft jokes.

Aside from space left for special backer guest appearances the comic is now finished and we will be ready to go to print this Summer.

We've come to Kickstarter to raise awareness and funds for printing and distribution. And, of course, with your help we can spread the madness further.

What Is the Money Being Spent On?

Previous experience with my other successful Kickstarters means I have a good idea about the funds I need and how they will get spent! The majority of funds goes to printing and shipping.

                                 
                                              
       

Thank You For Your Support

Thank you so much for taking them time to read this and show your interest in our project. We thoroughly believe that Cthulhu Kids has a lot of potential for more & more hi-jinx and existential funnies.

But we can't do it without you! With your support we can make Cthulhu Kids a reality and in return share some far out and unique stories with you.

Pledge now to join the Mythos Madness Club!

Risks and challenges

After successfully running 13 crowdfunding projects I have a good understanding of the demands and potential pitfalls involved in this kind of project.
I have plenty of experience in fulfilling all additional items like prints, stickers and models. I use a rigorous and organised system to ensure fulfilment is successful.
The biggest risk is an unforeseen delay in production & manufacture. That is why we have built in a buffer in our delivery schedule.

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    Pledge £2 or more About $2.65

    DIGITAL BARE BONES

    You’re a no frills fan who like your comics digital. This ‘Bare Bones’ edition includes 32 pages of Mythos Madness and Old School Capers

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    Pledge £5 or more About $7

    PRINT EDITION

    Print fans rejoice! Get your tentacles in this first edition print run of Cthulhu Kids #1. This standard edition contains 32 pages of Mythos Madness and Old School Capers.

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    Pledge £6 or more About $8

    DIGITAL DELUXE

    Want to go deeper into the Mythos Madness? This Digital Deluxe bundle includes the full comic plus scripts, speed videos, development drawings and a paper toy bundle to print and make.
    [NOTE: this pledge is bundled into all physical pledges]

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    Pledge £8 or more About $11

    PRINT EDITION- SIGNED & NUMBERED

    This print copy comes with a limited edition, signed & numbered, book plate to celebrate the 1st edition printing. Signed by both author & artist.

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    • Signed & Numbered Book Plate
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    Pledge £9 or more About $12

    DOUBLE TROUBLE

    Two comics! One for you and one for the Elder Thing in your life or one to keep in mint condition.

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    Pledge £14 or more About $19

    MYTHOS MADNESS CLUB MEMBERSHIP

    Join the exclusive ‘Kid Cthulhu’s Mythos Madness Club’. This membership comes with an exclusive members only sticker set, numbered membership card and your name on the ‘Thank You/ Membership Page’.

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    • Standard Print 1st Edition
    • Signed & Numbered Book Plate
    • Mythos Madness Membership Pack
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    Pledge £17 or more About $23

    LIMITED EDITION VARIANT COVER

    Exclusive to this Kickstarter is this awesome, limited edition variant cover. Not available anywhere else. Standard edition copy included.
    Only 100 copies available.
    Comes with standard edition comic and Mythos Madness Club Membership

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    • Variant Cover Edition
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    Pledge £20 or more About $27

    MINI-PRINT SET

    No better way to furnish your underwater home in Ry’Leh! These Kickstarter exclusive, limited edition, sign & numbered A5 prints show off Andrew’s Lovecraftian art to the max!
    Comes with standard edition comic and Mythos Madness Club Membership

    Includes:
    • Mini-Print Set
    • Signed & Numbered Book Plate
    • Digital Deluxe Edition
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    Pledge £35 or more About $46

    DIGITAL LOVECRAFTIAN PORTRAIT

    Perfect for profile pictures and dating websites. Andrew will create a high resolution portrait of you or a friend in a Lovecraftian style. Art direct tentacles, horns and third eyes as you please!
    Comes as a high resolution PDF and a web-ready PNG. Plus a high quality print with your comic.
    Comes with standard edition comic and Mythos Madness Club Membership

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    • Mythos Madness Membership Pack
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    Pledge £40 or more About $53

    ORIGINAL SKETCH COVER

    Art direct your own exclusive cover. Instruct Andrew to draw a scene from Cthulhu Kids, Your favourite Mythos character or any other sort of mash up you can think of!
    Completed in inks and markers. A must have for any serious fan of Andrew’s art.
    Comes with standard edition comic and Mythos Madness Club Membership

    Includes:
    • Digital Deluxe Edition
    • Signed & Numbered Book Plate
    • Standard Print 1st Edition
    • Sketch Cover Variant
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    Pledge £50 or more About $66

    COMIC CLUB + PRINTS

    Share the Mythos Madness far and wide with this 5 comic bundle! Comes with 5 standard copies of issue 1 plus 6 mini prints. Plus one Mythos Madness Membership. Great value

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    Pledge £99 or more About $131

    KID CTHULHU MODEL-VERY LIMITED

    3D printed, hand painted model of your favourite Lovecraftian Scamp ‘Kid Cthulhu’. Extremely limited and exclusive to this Kickstarter. Comes with a signed & number certificate of authenticity.
    Comes with standard edition comic and Mythos Madness Club Membership

    Includes:
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    • Signed & Numbered Book Plate
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    • 3D Model- Kid Cthulhu
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    Pledge £120 or more About $159

    LIMITED EDITION COLLECTOR'S BOX

    Get your hands on all the madness! This Kickstarter exclusive, very limited collector’s box includes standard edition, signed and numbered bookplate, variant cover, blank sketch cover, print set and one 3D model. All packaged in an amazing collector’s box. Comes with Mythos Madness Club Membership.

    Includes:
    • Collector's Box
    • 3D Model- Kid Cthulhu
    • Digital Deluxe Edition
    • Mythos Madness Membership Pack
    • Signed & Numbered Book Plate
    • Standard Print 1st Edition
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    • Blank Sketch Cover Variant
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    Pledge £150 or more About $199

    ORIGINAL MYTHOS ART

    Commission and art direct Andrew to create a piece of original art based on your Mythos theme of choice. Created on high quality A4 Bristol board in coloured inks. A must have for any serious fan of Andrew’s art.
    Comes with standard edition comic and Mythos Madness Club Membership

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    • Digital Deluxe Edition
    • Signed & Numbered Book Plate
    • Mythos Madness Membership Pack
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    • Original Mythos Art
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    Pledge £210 or more About $279

    2 X COLLECTOR'S BOXES

    No, you’re not seeing double! Get a discount on a second collector’s box so you can keep one in mint condition and enjoy the other!

    Includes:
    • 3D Model- Kid Cthulhu
    • Collector's Box
    • Mini-Print Set
    • Blank Sketch Cover Variant
    • Mythos Madness Membership Pack
    • Digital Deluxe Edition
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    Pledge £249 or more About $330

    BE IN THE COMIC

    Yes! Every Cultist’s dream! Say the incantation, prey to the Outer Gods! Appear as a pupil a member of the audience in Issue #1 as the Cthulhu Kids put on the calamitous theatre production of ‘The King In Yellow’. Appear as yourself or nominate a friend or loved one. You can even art direct Andrew to create your own mythos school kid character!
    Ultra limited to just 5 places!
    Comes with standard edition comic and Mythos Madness Club Membership

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    Pledge £499 or more About $662

    PRESIDENT OF THE MYTHOS MADNESS CLUB

    Yikes! This one off pledge level means that you’ll become the ‘Honorary President’ of Kid Cthulhu’s Mythos Madness Club. This glorious role entitles you to appear in the comic as The President on the letters and membership page and a Presidential propaganda poster style back cover. Art direct Andrew to create your Mythos style Presidential look! Andrew will also add your presidential likeness to a sketch cover variant.
    Your term in office will run until the next issue!

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Funding period

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