About this project
Welcome to Jupiter Jet, a 5 issue all-ages comic book series written by the husband and wife team of DC All-Access’ Jason Inman and Top Cow Head Editor Ashley Victoria Robinson, art by Ben Matsuya (Midnight Massacre, Bolt Action) and will be published by Action Lab Entertainment.
UPDATE 02.06.2017: NEW STRETCH GOAL! If we hit $23,000 by February 16th we will be adding 2 PAGES of back up material to each issue (a total of 10 pages to the trade paperback), a story called THE ORIGIN OF THE JETPACK! Drawn by WE ARE ROBIN and THE FLASH artist: JORGE CORONA!
UPDATE 01.30.2017: NEW STRETCH GOAL! If we hit $20,000 then everyone who pledged over $10 will get an EXCLUSIVE TRADING CARD of Chuck’s cat PUDDLES (See the image below!) And the stretch goal will be the only way you can get the card! If you want to make sure Jupiter Jet can bring you kitty love and want to bump up your reward, please feel free!
UPDATE 01.26.2017: NEW STRETCH GOAL! If we hit $18,000 everyone who has donated at the $10 level or higher will get STICKERS! Not just that, but FIVE stickers rather than the four that are featured on our campaign page. So, if you are inclined to bump your pledges up to $10 or more in order to get the JUPITER JET STICKERS now would be the perfect time!
UPDATE 01.22.2017: Y'all are amazing! We hit our target yesterday. So here's our first STRETCH GOAL! If we hit $16,000, every backer will receive the digital PDF of the JUPITER JET graphic novel and two exclusive Jupiter Jet digital wallpapers. Ben has created some truly amazing art and we want you to enjoy it on your desktops! So please feel free to spread the word to friends and family so we can get it done!
Jupiter Jet is the story of Jacqueline “Jacky” Johnson, a sixteen-year-old girl who rides the sky on an experimental jetpack that she discovered in her dead father’s workshop and she does what any other teenage girl would do. Steal from the rich and give to the poor while keeping her neighborhood safe! Plus she'll be facing ray guns, robots and men with glowing eyes!
As the mysterious flying girl, Jacky has been stealing money from the mob for weeks to provide for her little brother, pay their rent and help support the people of their neighborhood, Olympic Heights.
After one of her heists, Jacky discovers that she has accidentally stolen an experimental device from the mob. A device very similar to the power source of her jetpack. Now, she’ll have to avoid the mob, the corrupt police and a mysterious man named Pluto Patriarch to keep her brother safe. Jacky’s world is about the be cracked wide open in Jupiter Jet!
This comic was created after Robinson came up with the title and Inman came up with the series twist ending (Ah! Ah! Ah! We’re not giving that away here!), as the kind of comic story they both would have liked to read in comics growing up. Matsuya came onto the project as a fan, initially, and has brought the cast and crew to life in stunning lines. The melding of an all-ages period piece and a science fiction story was a tale that Inman and Robinson have been dying to create!
But did you know? The first issue of Jupiter Jet is already COMPLETE! Story, art, colors, letters and adventure are on the page and ready to go! We are looking to fund the production costs associated with making issues #2 - #5 so we can get them to you As Soon As Possible! But since this book is 100% creator-owned, there's no publisher's financing. Our Kickstarter goal is enough to bridge the gap! So if you enjoyed our past work (Red Shirt Diaries, IF Anthology), support creator-owned comics, and want to see JUPITER JET become a reality, we have some great rewards for you. And remember: you're only charged if we make our funding goal.
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WHERE THE FUNDS WILL GO
Money earned will go to covering fees, production, postage, and printing of the collection. The writers aren't even being paid for this book. All Kickstarter funds are to support our artist, colorist, letterer and more! Any leftover money will be used to pay for new artwork that will be used in the series...maybe some back-ups by other creators? Variant covers? All money will go back into the book, period. The first goal of this campaign is to give our readers a high-quality product.
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ABOUT THE CREATORS
Jason Inman is the co-host of DC All Access, DC Comics official web show as well as the co-host of the Geek History Lesson Podcast. He can be seen on both the Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad Blu-ray’s teaching you about the characters starring therein. Plus you might have seen him on his multiple appearances on CW Fan Talk, Collider Movie Talk and Screen Junkies Movie Fights. His personal Youtube channel, Jawiin, has over 8 million views and includes shows like The Red Shirt Diaries. Plus, he was born on a farm in Kansas, so there’s a possibility that he’s also Superman. For more about Jason follow him on twitter @Jawiin.
Ashley Victoria Robinson is a Canadian actor/writer. She is the co-creator and star of The Red Shirt Diaries. She hosts review shows for Jawiin (DCTV Recap, Game of Thrones Review Show), and Collider Video (biweekly on Collider Heroes!). Ashley is also the Head Editor at Top Cow and has had several comics works published through them. Follow her on twitter @AshleyVRobinson
Together, Jason and Ashley have co-written The Red Shirt Diaries (and tie-in webcomic), Town Hall (stage play), Terrific (featured in Alterna Comics’ IF Anthology), Swan Story (featured in DC Comics/IDW’s Love is Love Anthology), as well as several projects yet to be announced.
Ben Matsuya is an illustrator and graphic artist, but above all, a storyteller. Born and raised in Southern California, Ben has been heavily influenced by the unique community and amalgamation of subcultures. He graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a BFA in Illustration and won acclaim as a finalist in the 2009 Walt Disney Imaginations Competition. His art has been featured in a variety of settings: from live theater and mobile apps, to animation and comic books - however, his main passion is character based storytelling and the comic book medium. Priding himself on his work ethic and versatility, Ben aims to uncover the soul and story of each new project with his collaborators.
Mara Jayne Carpenter is a professional comic book colorist. Based out of New England, she traded a comfortable life as a cog in the machine of corporate design to live out her passion of creating beautiful sequential art and walking dogs. She is best known for her eye catching palettes spanning from hyper-saturated rainbows to punky muted pastels. She debuted her talents this past year under one of Black Mask Studios latest titles, Jade Street Protection Services. She can be reached at @gingerjujju on Twitter and firstname.lastname@example.org
Taylor Esposito is a comic book lettering professional and owner of Ghost Glyph Studios. As a staff letterer at DC, he lettered titles such as Red Hood and The Outlaws, Constantine, Bodies, CMYK, The New 52: Future’s End, and New Suicide Squad. Prior to this, Taylor was credited on numerous titles for Marvel as a production artist. He is currently working on a new batch of creator-owned titles, such as The Paybacks and Interceptor (Heavy Metal Comics), Heroine Chic, Dents, Mirror, and Finality (Line Webtoon). Other publishers he has worked with include Rosy Press, Zenescope, Valiant, and Dynamite. He can be reached at @TaylorEspo or @GhostGlyph on Twitter and email@example.com
JUPITER JET is a creator-owned book published by Action Lab Entertainment. Action Lab is not responsible for this Kickstarter or for the fulfillment of any rewards.
A huge thank you for all your support and special kudos if you read this far. You're a superstar.
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Risks and challenges
All of the creators involved in this project are professionals with years of experience and excellent records in making tough deadlines. Even better -- the first issue has already been written and drawn! All that remains is to finish issues 2-5 and to prepare it for actual physical printing. Of course, unavoidable personal mishaps, acts of God, global disruption, or alien invasions 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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