We are the authors! Kasey Williams is the picture drawer and Gene Goldstein is the word writer! Together, we make a webcomic called Galacticat! You can read it all here: http://www.galacticat.net
Galacticat is a ongoing webcomic that updates Monday, Wednesday and Friday. It takes place in a distant galaxy that is inhabited solely by animals. Our story follows two characters:
Do you have an important appointment to keep, but it's light-years away? Galacticab will get you where you want to go! Do you need to get there SUPER FAST? Then hire Wallace Wex! He's the quickest cabbie in the galaxy! Unfortunately, he's also rude, lazy, and completely irresponsible. Anyone who is willing to put up with his crap will reach their destination in record time. But despite his record-time fare delivery, Wallace's recklessness have caused a lot of grief for Galacticab Headquarters, and they've decided to make some changes...
Meet Elpy Jux, Cab Control Officer! She's been assigned to Wallace by Galacticab Headquarters to ensure that he fulfills his job without doing any damage, hurting anyone, or causing any lawsuits. She is the youngest duck to ever graduate from the Space Academy, and as a result, often feels overwhelmed by the pressures of the real world. Elpy tries her best to maintain her professionalism, but is often driven to a breaking point by Wallace's shenanigans.
WHY A KICKSTARTER?
While Galacticat is free to read online, there's just something special about having comics in print, don't you think? We would like to assemble the first five chapters of Galacticat in a paperback book, but we need your donations to make it happen! All the money in this Kickstarter will go towards printing the first 100 copies of Galacticat: Volume 1! If we raise more than the goal, we will be able to print a larger batch!
We would also like to start selling the book at conventions, with our first appearance being Anime Central in Chicago (May 17-19). Any money raised over the initial $500 will go towards helping us print more comics and goodies to sell, such as postcards, buttons, and posters.
So what do people get for donating?
$1 - Special Thank You In Book
$5 - Postcard
You will recieve a postcard with this design (drawn by Kasey Williams, colored by Gabriel Bautista Jr.) mailed to your address, or whichever address you choose! The postcard will be signed by both of us! This reward also includes your name listed in the "Special Thanks" section of the book!
$10 - Galacticat: Volume 1!
You will receive a SuperAwesome™ paperback copy of Galacticat; Volume 1 delivered to you or whoever you want it delivered to! The book will be 7 x 7 inches, with the gorgeous color cover you see above, 100 interior pages, and the following content:
- The first 5 chapters of story, following the antics of Wallace Wex and Elpy Jux as they deliver fares across the galaxy and try not to get anyone killed in the process.
- A bonus comic, never before seen! The first Galacticat comic we ever made!
- Pinups by notable artists including Pia Guerra, Mike "Zatransis" Henry, Der-shing Helmer, Maré Odomo, Chris Eliopoulos, Gabriel Bautista Jr., Val Hochberg, and others!
This reward comes with a postcard and your name listed in the "Special Thanks" section!
(Book content is for Ages 13 And Up)
$15 - Your Book Will Be Signed
For an extra $5, the inside cover of your book will be signed by both of us, Gene Goldstein and Kasey Williams! We'll even throw in a nice written compliment! This reward comes with a postcard and your name listed in the "Special Thanks" section!
Since we passed $1000 in funding, we're adding a pack of 4 buttons to the $15 tier (and all the ones above that amount)! Everyone that has already picked that reward will get the signed book and all four of these 1" buttons:
$20 - Hand-Drawn Sketch Card
You will get a color sketch card (about half the size of a postcard) hand-drawn by the artist, Kasey Williams! Each card will be unique and have lots of love poured in each one! This reward will be included with a signed book, postcard, and your name listed in the "Special Thanks" section!
$25 - Cameo In the Comic
You will have a cameo in the comic! Kasey will draw you as an animal of your choosing, making sure it still looks like you, and include you in an upcoming Galacticat chapter! We are limiting this to the first 50 people to contribute over $25. This reward comes with a signed book, sketch card, postcard, and your name listed in the "Special Thanks" section!
$35 - Galacticat Poster
You will get an 11x17 inch Galacticat poster featuring the wraparound cover artwork. This reward comes with a signed book, sketch card, postcard, a cameo in the comic, and your name listed in the "Special Thanks" section!
$50 - Original Page
You will get a one-of-a-kind original page of the comic, inked by Kasey Williams! There is a limited quantity of 10, so first-come, first-served for specific page requests! You will be able to choose if you want it signed or not, but you may only get one page per donation. This reward comes with a signed book, sketch card, postcard, a cameo in the comic, and your name listed in the "Special Thanks" section!
$50 - T-Shirt
If you do not want an original page (or we have run out), get a Galacticat T-shirt instead! Designed by Kasey Williams and printed on black. Sizes range from Small to XLarge! This reward comes with a signed book, sketch card, postcard, a cameo in the comic, and your name listed in the "Special Thanks" section!
$100 - Original Character In The Comic
Your name and likeness (and personality traits, if you so choose) will be used to create a character in the Galacticat storyline! We will characterize you as an animal person of your choosing, while retaining your physical characteristics This character will have a role in the storyline that we will discuss with you, to make sure you are satisfied! We are limiting this to only 5 people. This reward comes with every single reward listed previously!
$150 - A Custom Minicomic
You will get a 2-3 page original digital comic, drawn by Kasey Williams, about anything you want! Though, nothing sexual or offensive please. It can be about Galacticat, or just your regular cat, or not about any cats at all! The choice is yours! We are limiting this to only 5 people. This reward comes with every reward listed previously, except for being a character in the comic.
If you're not familiar with how Kickstarter works: Depending on the amount you donate, you will get a different set of rewards! But, you don't get charged a cent unless we meet the fundraising goal! It's totally risk free for contributors but it also means we need all the help we can get! We appreciate your time, your donations, and your interest in our Kickstarter!
Music credit in the video goes to "OrphenFire": http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/488870
Risks and challenges
Both of us have full-time responsibilities, either school or work. Galacticat is something we do during our spare time, and we've made ourselves a promise to never miss an update on the website. That will always take priority. While we will do our best to make sure all the rewards are shipped as soon as possible, there might be slight delays since we are only a team of two. There is always a risk of printing or shipping delays, but we'll try our hardest to make sure no one is waiting more than a few weeks for their reward, once everything is printed!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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