UPDATE: Thank you, wonderful backers! You hit our funding goal Monday night! And now we have a bunch of fun stretch goals!
$26,000 - SUPER-STICKERS! If the funding hits this level, we'll supersize the stickers that come with all physical rewards, creating 6"x9" sticker sheets that feature multiple peel-off stickers of disgusting things drawn by Takeshi Miyazawa. UPDATE: You hit this goal! Consider the stickers SUPER-SIZED!
$28,000 - GREG EATS BANANA WITH KETCHUP. Yep. If we hit $28K, Greg, Tak, Jessica, and Jane will each dip a banana in ketchup and take a bite. And post the video. Because that's the way Team Disgusting rolls. UPDATE: You hit the goal and we ate banana with ketchup! Check out the disgusting videos here!
$30,000 - THEME SONG! At this funding level, every backer will get an mp3 of an original "ABC Disgusting" theme song written and performed by the great singer-songwriter Jane Lui, whose incredible work can be viewed here: http://janelui.com and here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnqRAvOaRyI UPDATE: You hit the goal! Jane's making the song!!!
$40,000 - ANOTHER BOOK! At this level, every backer will get a digital copy of a WHOLE 'NOTHER CHILDREN'S BOOK written by Greg and illustrated by Tak with glorious black-and-white art! This new book will be KAIJU CLUBHOUSE, a chapter book in which the ABC DISGUSTING kids hunt monsters -- and get the surprise of their lives! Check out the gorgeous promo art!
$50,000 - GROSS! At this level, Greg will eat ketchup on cantaloupe -- and post a video to prove it.
$100,000 - SUPER-GROSS! At this level, Greg will make and drink (part of) a mayonnaise milkshake -- and post a video to prove it.
Welcome to ABC Disgusting, a children's alphabet book about disgusting things written by Greg Pak with art by Takeshi Miyazawa, colors by Jessica Kholinne, and letters by Simon Bowland, the art team behind The Princess Who Saved Herself and Code Monkey Save World.
ABC Disgusting tells the story of a boy trying to shock his older sister with an alphabetical series of disgusting things. But in the end, she hits him with what might be the biggest gross-out of all.
WARNING: VERY DISGUSTING. (And maybe a little heartwarming.) INCLUDES FLATULENCE, LAMPREYS, MAYONNAISE MILK SHAKES, NOSE HAIR, ZOMBIES AND ZORILLAS.
The book's special brand of gross-out humor with heart is perfect for any kid or parent who's ever laughed at a fart -- and particularly great for reluctant readers who might need a bit more incentive to pick up a book.
The 36 page book will be released digitally and printed as a beautiful hardcover, approximately 7" x 10.5". Kickstarter backers can also pick rewards that include a custom ABC Disgusting whoopie cushion or copies of the art team's previous books, The Princess Who Saved Herself and Code Monkey Save World.
And a very special reward at the $275 level includes two numbered, collectible, limited-edition crochet dolls or "amigurumi" created by The Artisan's Nook featuring our two leads!
ABOUT THE CREATORS
Greg Pak is an award-winning writer and filmmaker best known for comics such as Action Comics, Batman/Superman, Code Monkey Save World, and Planet Hulk and his children's book The Princess Who Saved Herself. For more about Pak and his work, visit www.gregpak.com.
Takeshi Miyazawa is a Japanese Canadian artist whose work includes pencilling Runaways for Brian K. Vaughan and co-creating the Marvel character Amadeus Cho with Greg Pak. Aside from comic work he has also been involved with storyboarding for games and design work for film. For more about Miyazawa, visit www.twitter.com/takmiyazawa.
Jessica Kholinne is an Indonesian comic colorist who grew up loving comic books, movies and games. Her recent projects include X-Treme X-Men, Voodoo, Weirding Willows, and many more. Kholinne is also part of a bigger studio called STELLAR Labs. For more on Kholinne's work and STELLAR Labs, visit http://jessicakholinne.deviantart.com and http://www.facebook.com/STELLARLabs .
Simon Bowland has been lettering comics since 2003, working for Marvel, Dynamite, Image, and 2000AD. He regularly collaborates with some of the industry’s top creators, including Grant Morrison, Garth Ennis, Greg Pak, Kurt Busiek, Warren Ellis, and Matt Wagner. Catch Simon on Twitter at www.twitter.com/simonbowland.
Risks and challenges
All of the creators involved in this project are professionals with years of experience and excellent records in making tough deadlines. We've already run two Kickstarters -- Code Monkey Save World and The Princess Who Saved Herself, which have given us the experience necessary to complete this project on time. Of course, unavoidable personal mishaps, acts of God, global disruption, or dumb mistakes could throw us off schedule, and we will keep Kickstarter backers updated if we do encounter any delays.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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