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**New to Cthulhu Kids? No worries! Check out the back issue bundle!**

The Miskatonic Academy is the most exclusive establishment for the children of Elder Things & Outer Gods. Join Kid Cthulhu, Nancy Thotep, Sydney Shoggoth, Dagon Jr and the rest of the gang in this mash up of vintage kids comics and existential terror!

Cthulhu Kids includes stories like 'At The Molehills Of Madness', 'The Tournament' and 'Innsmouth's Got Talent'. Plus a whole bunch of fun games, quizzes and other weirdness crammed into one high quality 36 page comic!




Who will love Cthulhu Kids?

  • Fans of H.P Lovecraft and the wider Cthulhu Mythos.
  • Folks who want to share the Mythos universe with a younger audience.
  • People who enjoy vintage kids comics like the Beano or Peanuts
  •  Collectors of high quality modern independent comic books packed with great content and a generous page count.
  • If you like your comics rammed with weird humour, slapstick horror and great art!

What Do You Get?

  • Cthulhu Kids #2 is a 36 page comic in standard American size, printed on high quality paper with a stiff cover. (Issue #1 is available with the Back Issue Bundle or as an add on with the post campaign survey.)
  • 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! 
  • All physical backers will also get access to the digital deluxe PDF package and the Cthulhu Kids theme music by Keith McVeigh, Music Dept., Miskatonic.
  • Try before you buy! Download a mythos crammed sampler here! 
  • At higher pledge levels, backers will access campaign exclusive bags and boxes loaded with limited edition variants, and killer merchandise including  mini-prints, enamel pins, custom toys, and more!

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.

 Why Cthulhu Kids?

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 3B 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 'At The Molehills Of Madness' where the gang try out a summoning spell which goes horribly wrong  or 'Innsmouth's Got Talent' where the one of Miskatonic's staff cultists  shows off his amazing performing skills highlight the madcap humour and more than a slight nod to classic Mythos stories.


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.

 What great pledge perks are available?


Will YOU Be the Next to Join the Mythos Madness?

If you've made it this far, you may be ready to be the very next person to JOIN the MYTHOS MADNESS! 

If so, we'd like to ask you to scroll back up this page, choose an awesome reward, and pledge to be a part of this campaign today. 

Andrew & Peter would like to thank you so much for your support! 

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 comic is totally finished and test prints made! We're ready to go to press!
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 £4 or more About $5

    Digital Deluxe + MP3

    Want to go deeper into the Mythos Madness? This Digital Deluxe bundle includes the full comic plus scripts, speed videos, creator commentary, development drawings and a paper toy bundle to print and make. Also contains a PDF of Issue #1.
    Plus the Cthulhu Kids Theme MP3 by Keith McVeigh, Music Dept., Miskatonic.
    [NOTE: this pledge is bundled into all physical pledges]

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    Print Edition

    Print fans rejoice! Get your tentacles in this first edition print run of Cthulhu Kids #2. This standard edition contains 36 pages of Mythos Madness and Old School Capers.

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    • ISSUE # 2 PRINT EDITION
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    Pledge £9 or more About $12

    Back Issue Bundle

    New to Cthulhu Kids? No worries! Pick up this back issue bundle to catch up on the Mythos Madness!!

    Includes:
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    • ISSUE # 2 PRINT EDITION
    • ISSUE #1 BACK ISSUE
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    Pledge £10 or more About $13

    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 £12 or more About $16

    Mythos Madness Membership

    Join the exclusive ‘Kid Cthulhu’s Mythos Madness Club’. This membership comes with an exclusive members only sticker set ( NEW TO ISSUE #2) and your name on the ‘Thank You/ Membership Page’.
    Includes a signed bookplate to commemorated the Kickstarter!
    All pledge levels above this one includes the Mythos Madness Membership!

    Includes:
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    • ISSUE # 2 PRINT EDITION
    • SIGNED BOOK PLATE
    • MYTHOS MADNESS MEMBERSHIP PACK
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    Pledge £15 or more About $20

    Comic + Enamel Pin!

    Yes! Wear this Kid Cthulhu enamel pin with pride! At 1" square it'll look outstandingly daper on the lapel of any Cultist!
    Comes with a Print Edition comic and a Mythos Madness Membership

    Includes:
    • DIGITAL DELUXE
    • ISSUE # 2 PRINT EDITION
    • MYTHOS MADNESS MEMBERSHIP PACK
    • KID CTHULHU 1" ENAMEL PIN
    • SIGNED BOOK PLATE
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    Pledge £20 or more About $26

    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:
    • DIGITAL DELUXE
    • ISSUE # 2 PRINT EDITION
    • PRINT SET (3 x A5 Prints)
    • SIGNED BOOK PLATE
    • MYTHOS MADNESS MEMBERSHIP PACK
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    Pledge £24 or more About $31

    Comic Club!

    Share the Mythos Madness! Five comics for the price of four!

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    • MYTHOS MADNESS MEMBERSHIP PACK
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    Pledge £35 or more About $46

    Cthulhu Kids Comic Bag -Insane Value!!!

    This custom printed, collector's bag won't be sold in stores and contains ALL the variant print editions plus the enamel pin!

    Includes:
    • DIGITAL DELUXE
    • ISSUE # 2 PRINT EDITION
    • ISSUE #2 KICKSTARTER VARIANT COVER
    • ISSUE #2 VIRGIN COVER
    • BLANK SKETCH COVER
    • SIGNED BOOK PLATE
    • MYTHOS MADNESS MEMBERSHIP PACK
    • KID CTHULHU 1" ENAMEL PIN
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    Pledge £40 or more About $52

    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

    Includes:
    • DIGITAL LOVECRAFTIAN PORTRAIT
    • ISSUE # 2 PRINT EDITION
    • MYTHOS MADNESS MEMBERSHIP PACK
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    Pledge £55 or more About $72

    Sketch Cover Commission

    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:
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    • SIGNED BOOK PLATE
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    Pledge £60 or more About $78

    Double Bagger!- Great Value

    TWO PULL LIST BAGS!
    Save £10 on the price of one Pull List Bag!!
    This custom printed, collector's bag won't be sold in stores and contains ALL the variant print editions plus the enamel pin! Share with a friend or keep one in mint condition!

    Includes:
    • DIGITAL DELUXE
    • ISSUE # 2 PRINT EDITION
    • ISSUE #2 KICKSTARTER VARIANT COVER
    • ISSUE #2 VIRGIN COVER
    • KID CTHULHU 1" ENAMEL PIN
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    Pledge £99 or more About $129

    Cthulhu Kids Collectable Model!

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

    Includes:
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    • ISSUE # 2 PRINT EDITION
    • HAND PAINTED MODEL (Character of your choice)
    • SIGNED BOOK PLATE
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    Pledge £115 or more About $150

    Cthulhu Kids Collectors Box- Make 100

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

    The box is a high quality, stout and attractive black box and will be packaged in a secondary protective postage box to get to you in mint condition.

    Includes:
    • DIGITAL DELUXE
    • ISSUE # 2 PRINT EDITION
    • ISSUE #2 KICKSTARTER VARIANT COVER
    • ISSUE #2 VIRGIN COVER
    • PRINT SET (3 x A5 Prints)
    • HAND PAINTED MODEL (Character of your choice)
    • COLLECTORS BOX
    • SIGNED BOOK PLATE
    • MYTHOS MADNESS MEMBERSHIP PACK
    • SKETCH COVER COMMISSION
    • KID CTHULHU 1" ENAMEL PIN
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    Pledge £199 or more About $259

    Double Box!

    SAVE £30!
    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!

    The box is a high quality, stout and attractive black box and will be packaged in a secondary protective postage box to get to you in mint condition.

    Includes:
    • DIGITAL DELUXE
    • ISSUE # 2 PRINT EDITION
    • ISSUE #2 KICKSTARTER VARIANT COVER
    • ISSUE #2 VIRGIN COVER
    • PRINT SET (3 x A5 Prints)
    • HAND PAINTED MODEL (Character of your choice)
    • COLLECTORS BOX
    • SIGNED BOOK PLATE
    • MYTHOS MADNESS MEMBERSHIP PACK
    • SKETCH COVER COMMISSION
    • KID CTHULHU 1" ENAMEL PIN
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Funding period

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