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.
- (32 days)