I'm Jordan Witt, and I've been drawing comics for about three years. Scarred for Life is my largest story to date. My history is in graphic design and illustration. I really like action movies and horror stories, and their influence on my comics is pretty obvious.
Scarred for Life is about friendship, secrets, and just a little bit of body horror. FBI Special Agent Edward Epps has a giant monster mouth on his stomach, but he doesn't remember how it got there and doesn't really seem to care. Jackson, Ed's coworker, and Simon, their Intern, are a little more interested, if only so that it doesn't also happen to them. There's a bunch of screaming, cussing, and gun-waving in there too.
That's what this Kickstarter is for! To turn my webcomic into a kickin' physical book that you can hold in your hands and look upon lovingly.
The Scarred for Life book contains six mini comics, ranging from 6 to 28 pages in length, and will be at least 130 pages total. That's without the final count for the bonus content factored in, or the possibility of an extra comic if the stretch goal is reached. All the comic pages and most of the bonus content will be full color, though some of the latter will be in black and white.
As I mentioned in the video, chapters 1-5 are done. Chapter six has been written and thumbnailed and is on track to be completed by the end of December. Some of the extra content needs to be finished, I need to finalize the design for the print, and some small editing needs to be done on those early pages, but everything should be done before the end of the year.
Notes on all the Cool Stuff
Print: 6x9 and super cool!
B/W Ink Commission: ink drawing of a single character of your choice, drawn on bristol board and mailed to you with the book. Original and established characters are acceptable. Examples are below.
Digital Commission: digital drawing of one or two chatacters (depending on tier of choice), high-res pdf will be emailed to you. Original and established characters are acceptable. Examples are below.
You're in the Comic: Have you ever wanted to be in a comic!? Now's your chance! There are a lot of bad guys/girls in the final chapter, and one of them can look just like you (or a person of your choice)! There are two tiers for this one, so choose wisely. In the $75 tier, the person with your face gets out with their life, but in the $85 tier, they will definitely be killed. Spoiler: some people die in chapter 6. Both those who live and those who die will be in multiple panels, most of them over more than one page.
$3000 - Extra comic. If we reach this goal, I'll create another comic (between 6-10 pages) to go in the book. It will be added to both the physical and digital copies of the book, but won't be available on my site. Only people who have the book will be able to read it. If we reach this goal the book could be delayed a month so I have time to draw the comic.
$4000 - Patches. If we reach this goal, everyone who made a pledge toward a physical order will also receive a patch! Exciting! It will be Scarred for Life related and will probably have at least one gun on it.
$5000 - Stickers. Stickers! I don't know what they'll be of, but they'll be awesome. Obviously if we get close to this goal I will come up with stickers to show you. It won't be a surprise. Everyone who made a pledge toward a physical order will also receive stickers.
What is the Money Going Toward, Exactly?
10% will go toward Kickstarter and Amazon fees.
30% will go toward shipping the books to me and then shipping them to all of you, plus the supplies to do so (envelopes and such).
The rest will go toward printing costs for the book/print, plus producing any stretch goals we happen to reach.
Risks and challenges
I have worked incredibly hard on this project and want more than anything to see it become reality, so literally the only risk to you not receiving your pledge reward is if I died and was unable to complete it.
If there are any production delays or hiccups with the printer, you'll be the first to know. While the project might be delayed for unforeseen reasons, I will eventually get the books out to everyone.
If you got an inked commission, it might take a bit longer depending on how many there are.
- (30 days)