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Sex, superheroes and sarcasm. It's all kickin' off in Leeds city centre in this explicitly British comic.
Sex, superheroes and sarcasm. It's all kickin' off in Leeds city centre in this explicitly British comic.
Sex, superheroes and sarcasm. It's all kickin' off in Leeds city centre in this explicitly British comic.
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START AGAIN is a superhero boy meets girl story that is EXPLICITLY (read NSFW) British. The story follows AJAY, the British national superhero, and NATALIE as they have a chance encounter in a nightclub in Leeds city centre. It will explore themes of anxiety, social pressure and interracial relationships based on some of creator Jamie Me's life experiences. Inspirations for the new project come from modern British comedies such as Peep Show and Catastrophe (technically Brit-American) while taking on the superhero genre by infusing unfamiliar settings, elements and characters.

Limited edition "THEY" variant cover
Limited edition "THEY" variant cover

Queen is a country changing British political thriller by START AGAIN creator Jamie Me (art by Bernard Gita, and with colours by Sean Callahan). Who killed Prime Minister Daniel Camden?

Queen issue #1 is available in most of the tiers digitally, and physically in select ones. The comic itself features 21 story pages, and is currently only available via this Kickstarter.

READ THE QUEEN #1 PREVIEW ON KICKSTARTER HERE.

IRL is a cheeky webcomic about... well, sex and stuff. It's written and is even "drawn" by creator Jamie Me. How is it involved in this START AGAIN Kickstarter? Backers of certain tiers will get two exclusive "superhero" themed postcards that will only be available to backers. Fair warning, they are NSFW! You can read IRL here to get an idea of what the surprise postcards may contain.

Hailing from England in the United Kingdom Jamie has a keen interested in all things comics, and he is a long time manga reader. In his spare time he enjoys playing video games, doing submission wrestling and watching anime.

Creator/Writing Credits: Queen, IRL (Webcomic).
Lettering Credits: Queen, Replicator, After The Gold Rush, Hard Wyred, Wretches, Cavemen Vs Zombies, The Man Who Lives A Million Lives, The Forgotten Man.

You can tweet Jamie on Twitter @JamieMeWrites.

Toni comes to the team via Spain, and he first got into comics by reading Captain America when he was seven years old. He didn't like the ending of that particular title, and so he picked up a sketchbook to end it the way he wanted. He hasn't stopped drawing since. The line specialist has even taught comic art in his time. Toni-Sensei?

Artist Credits: Salt City Strangers, Ingress: Origins, Cain: First Born.

Sean proclaims that he is a comic colouring machine that somehow survives on just coffee and pizza. The American colour specialist has worked on multiple successful Kickstarters, and that includes the political thriller Queen making this his second project with creator Jamie Me. One of his signature styles is the "paint" look which he has taking classes in digital painting to achieve. You can see this on display for the cover design of START AGAIN.

Colourist Credits: Queen, No Wonder, HighWire, Halfworld.

You can tweet Sean on Twitter @CallahanColors.

An often unsung hero of comic creation is the editor, and Archie Dait was instrumental in making Queen #1 the best it could be as editor of the project. She is also a theatre actress, a passionate video gamer and paper crafter. Her main job, performing theatre, sees her travelling up and down the United Kingdom on a weekly basis.

Editing Credits: Queen.

You can tweet Archie on Twitter @ArchieDait.

The START AGAIN rewards are structured similar to how my last Kickstarter, Queen, was ran. The bundles are organised to be straight forward and for efficient shipping.

+ Digital copy of START AGAIN #1 (PDF).

+ Digital copy of QUEEN #1 (PDF). READ THE PREVIEW HERE.

+ START AGAIN “STRIPPED” (PDF). A look at the original inks including an ultra NSFW version of a certain preview page. Features page narration from the creator.

+ Queen DEV Diary (PDF). All the Queen concept art, inks, insight into creating comics with OCD, what motivated Queen's creation and tips for creating your first Kickstarter.

+ Two exclusive “IRL” webcomic entries themed on superheroes (digital). You can read the "IRL" webcomic here. The postcards will be never-seen-before pieces.

 + Physical copy of START AGAIN #1.  

+ Heavyweight art grade A4 poster of the START AGAIN #1 cover.

+ Two exclusive printed “IRL” superhero themed postcards.

+ Everything in “The Jamie Me Digital Bundle” tier. Including a full digital copy of political thriller Queen #1.

 + Limited edition print copy of START AGAIN #1 "THEY" variant. Signed and numbered by Jamie Me.

+ Limited edition print copy of Queen #1 featuring no logos on the cover. Signed and numbered by Jamie Me. Only 5 remain in print. Kickstarter exclusive.

+ Everything in “The Jamie Me Digital Bundle” tier.

 + Physical copy of START AGAIN #1.

+ Physical copy of Queen #1.

+ Heavyweight art grade A4 poster of the START AGAIN #1 cover artwork.

+ Heavyweight art grade A4 poster of the Queen #1 cover artwork.

+ Two exclusive printed “IRL” superhero themed postcards.

+ An exclusive Queen bookmark.

+ Everything in “The Jamie Me Digital Bundle” tier.

+ Physical copy of START AGAIN #1. Signed by the creator.

+ Physical copy of Queen #1. Signed by the creator.

+ Heavyweight art grade A4 poster of the START AGAIN #1 cover artwork.

+ Heavyweight art grade A4 poster of the Queen #1 cover artwork.

+ Six A4 heavyweight art prints of Queen pages (just art). Featuring a coloured version of page 1.

+ Two exclusive printed “IRL” superhero themed postcards. + An exclusive Queen bookmark.

+ An exclusive Queen postcard.

+ Everything in “The Jamie Me Digital Bundle” tier.

+ The "HAVE A DRINK WITH A SUPERHERO" tier is a special one-off drawing that will feature five backers. Your image (or a nominated person of drinking age due to the setting) will be drawn into an A4 horizontal poster of the bar shown above. You will be ordering drinks next to none other than British superhero Jump, out of uniform, and Natalie as the two are getting to know each other.

+ Everything in “The Jamie Me Physical Bundle” tier.

AJAY SELFIE REWARD TIER:

+ A4 print of you drawn next to Ajay as he takes a selfie. Only 1 of its kind will be made! Requires photograph of you, or a designated person. The drawing will be printed in full colour, and a physical copy sent to you.

+ Physical copy of START AGAIN #1.

+ Physical copy of Queen #1.

+ Heavyweight art grade A4 poster of the START AGAIN #1 cover artwork.

+ Heavyweight art grade A4 poster of the Queen #1 cover artwork.

+ Two exclusive printed “IRL” superhero themed postcards.

+ Everything in “The Jamie Me Digital Bundle” tier.

NATALIE SELFIE REWARD TIER:

+ A4 print of you drawn next to Natalie as she takes a selfie. Only 1 of its kind will be made! Requires photograph of you, or a designated person. The drawing will be printed in full colour, and a physical copy sent to you.

+ Physical copy of START AGAIN #1.

+ Physical copy of Queen #1. + Heavyweight art grade A4 poster of the START AGAIN #1 cover artwork.

+ Heavyweight art grade A4 poster of the Queen #1 cover artwork.

+ Two exclusive printed “IRL” superhero themed postcards.

+ Everything in “The Jamie Me Digital Bundle” tier.

 + A secret variant of START AGAIN #1 that only YOU will own. That's right, this is a 1 out of 1 special version of the comic. It will also come with an authenticity certificate. Signed by the creator.

+ Physical copy of START AGAIN #1.  Signed by the creator.

+ Physical copy of Queen #1.  Signed by the creator.

+ Heavyweight art grade A4 poster of the START AGAIN #1 cover artwork.

+ Heavyweight art grade A4 poster of the Queen #1 cover artwork.

+ Two exclusive printed “IRL” superhero themed postcards.

+ Everything in “The Jamie Me Digital Bundle” tier.

Here is a breakdown of what funding would be used for if the START AGAIN Kickstarter campaign was successful.

Risks and challenges

Every Kickstarter can run into difficulties outside of the creators control, but here is some information about how I would handle them, and about my last Kickstarter:

I ran a successful Kickstarter in 2015 called Queen Part One: Nidus. That project is completed, and was shipped out to backers all over the world.

My local comic book store, Inter-Comics.com, have agreed to help out with shipping like they did for Queen. This means that all the packaging will be to the standard you'd expect to receive from a market leading website.

Potential problems, and how I'd handle them:

The only reason for a delay on the art front would be if Toni or Sean were to suffer injury or sickness. If there are any delays to the project you will be kept in the loop. For my last project I sent out updates twice a month until completion. Your support and money is granting me a position of trust, and that is something I take seriously.

Another potential delay would be if the Kickstarter far out performed its original goal and that would require additional packaging. To deal with this potential issue I have friends and family ready to help. As mentioned I'll also be helped by Inter-Comics, and this resulted in my last project having everything sent out in around one week once it was ready to ship.

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    THE JAMIE ME DIGITAL BUNDLE

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    + Digital copy of Queen #1 (PDF).

    + START AGAIN “STRIPPED” (PDF). A look at the original inks including an ultra NSFW version of a certain preview page. Features page narration from the creator.

    + Queen DEV Diary (PDF). All the Queen concept art, inks, insight into creating comics with OCD, what motivated Queen's creation and tips for creating your first Kickstarter.

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    START AGAIN #1 LIMITED EDITION "THEY" PRINT VARIANT

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    START AGAIN PHYSICAL BUNDLE

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    + Heavyweight art grade A4 poster of the START AGAIN #1 cover artwork.

    + Two exclusive printed “IRL” superhero themed postcards.

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    START AGAIN #1 & QUEEN #1 LIMITED EDITIONS

    + Limited edition print copy of START AGAIN #1 "THEY" variant. Signed and numbered by Jamie Me.

    + Limited edition print copy of Queen #1 featuring no logos on the cover. Signed and numbered by Jamie Me. Only 5 remain in print. Kickstarter exclusive.

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    THE JAMIE ME PHYSICAL BUNDLE

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    + Physical copy of Queen #1.

    + Heavyweight art grade A4 poster of the START AGAIN #1 cover artwork.

    + Heavyweight art grade A4 poster of the Queen #1 cover artwork.

    + Two exclusive printed “IRL” superhero themed postcards.

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    + A 1 hour talk with comic creator Jamie Me. Talk about creating comics, setting up a Kickstarter, or anything comics on Google Hangouts or Skype.

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    LOOT COLLECTION

    + Physical copy of START AGAIN #1. Signed by the creator.

    + Physical copy of Queen #1. Signed by the creator.

    + Heavyweight art grade A4 poster of the START AGAIN #1 cover artwork.

    + Heavyweight art grade A4 poster of the Queen #1 cover artwork.

    + Six A4 heavyweight art prints of Queen pages (just art). Featuring a coloured version of page 1.

    + Two exclusive printed “IRL” superhero themed postcards.

    + An exclusive Queen bookmark.

    + An exclusive Queen postcard.

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    HAVE A DRINK WITH A SUPERHERO (FEAT YOU)

    + Horizontal A4 poster featuring the protagonists, and 5 backers.

    + The poster will feature Ajay & Natalie ordering a drink with 5 others (YOU!) waiting at the bar from page 1. You will be sent a physical & digital copy. Requires photograph of you, or a designated person.

    + Physical copy of START AGAIN #1. Signed by the creator.

    + Physical copy of Queen #1. Signed by the creator.

    + Heavyweight art grade A4 poster of the START AGAIN #1 cover artwork.

    + Heavyweight art grade A4 poster of the Queen #1 cover artwork.

    + Two exclusive printed “IRL” superhero themed postcards.

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    SELFIE POSTER WITH AJAY

    + A4 print of you drawn next to Ajay as he takes a selfie. Only 1 of its kind will be made! Requires photograph of you, or a designated person. The drawing will be printed in full colour. You will get a physical and digital copy sent to you.

    + Physical copy of START AGAIN #1. Signed by the creator.

    + Physical copy of Queen #1. Signed by the creator.

    + Heavyweight art grade A4 poster of the START AGAIN #1 cover artwork.

    + Heavyweight art grade A4 poster of the Queen #1 cover artwork.

    + Two exclusive printed “IRL” superhero themed postcards.

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    SELFIE POSTER WITH NATALIE

    + A4 print of you drawn next to Natalie as she takes a selfie. Only 1 of its kind will be made! Requires photograph of you, or a designated person. The drawing will be printed in full colour. You will get a physical and digital copy sent to you.

    + Physical copy of START AGAIN #1. Signed by the creator.

    + Physical copy of Queen #1. Signed by the creator.

    + Heavyweight art grade A4 poster of the START AGAIN #1 cover artwork.

    + Heavyweight art grade A4 poster of the Queen #1 cover artwork.

    + Two exclusive printed “IRL” superhero themed postcards.

    + Everything in “The Jamie Me Digital Bundle” tier.

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    SECRET VARIANT

    + A secret variant of START AGAIN #1 that only YOU will own. That's right, this is a 1 out of 1 special version of the comic. It will also come with an authenticity certificate.

    + An additional physical copy of START AGAIN #1. Signed by the creator.

    + Physical copy of Queen #1. Signed by the creator.

    + Heavyweight art grade A4 poster of the START AGAIN #1 cover artwork.

    + Heavyweight art grade A4 poster of the Queen #1 cover artwork.

    + Two exclusive printed “IRL” superhero themed postcards.

    + Everything in “The Jamie Me Digital Bundle” tier.

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