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What if Godzilla fought Cthulhu? An unstoppable 20-story Kaiju. A giant serpent rising from the ground. The planet will shudder!
What if Godzilla fought Cthulhu? An unstoppable 20-story Kaiju. A giant serpent rising from the ground. The planet will shudder!
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A NEW GIANT MONSTER STORY

In April 2011 Keith Foster, Rory Smith and Lance Pilgrim had an idea to create a new, original giant monster (kaiju) comic. At the time there was very little out there in terms of giant monster stories and they wanted to contribute with a story of their own (plus, there can never be enough stories about giant monsters). Kodoja was born, the first issue coming out in June 2012.

The two years since that first issue came out have been busy - Keith, Lance and Rory have worked hard spreading the word on Kodoja at conventions and online while creating as much new content as their schedule allowed. Kodoja #5 came out in May 2014, wrapping up ‘Terror Mountain Showdown’, the first storyline of the Kodoja Project.

ENTER KODOJA

Kodoja Rampage
Kodoja Rampage

The story centers on Kodoja, a kaiju-sized bio-weapon hibernated three years by a special division of the government (Special Weapons) for being too powerful.This morning, Kodoja awakened for no reason from hibernation, cutting a swath of destruction doing so – and now Special Weapons scrambles to stop the unstoppable weapon they helped create.

MORE MONSTERS, MORE DESTRUCTION

Kodoja-Composite
Kodoja-Composite

Two giant monsters are better than one! As the world scrambles to stop Kodoja, a second monster appears on the scene, tying in with some HP Lovecraft-style strangeness bubbling up around the world. A few people snap emotionally...because something is coming. Both monsters head to Terror Mountain, leading up to a massive monster vs monster battle - a fight among the skyscrapers that will *only* level the city... if we're lucky.

A PROPER TREATMENT

The Kodoja creative team is really proud of our story; so far, the comic series has reached the world via short-run printers, printing in small quantities to keep costs down. The book is entirely self-funded/published - it’s been a lot of effort keeping the Kodoja story going but it’s been worth it. We’ve also self-financed tables at conventions and the travel required to spread the word.

The goal of this Kickstarter is to put the whole story together in one place, and do so in a high-quality package. The package is this graphic novel - an entire story under one cover, collected in a hardcover book.

NOT JUST COMICS

In addition to writing Kodoja, Keith is in the band Big Pimp Jones, who recorded two albums to accompany Kodoja. The musical style is ‘giant monster funk’ – a mix the funk fans of Big Pimp Jones know with the dark orchestral Godzilla scores of Akira Ifukube. This comic has a soundtrack, called "Kodoja: Terror Mountain Showdown"!

The original soundtrack was released on RecordBreakin Music; for this campaign we created a special version of the soundtrack with extra tracks.In addition to writing Kodoja, Keith is in the band Big Pimp Jones, who recorded two albums to accompany Kodoja. The musical style is ‘giant monster funk’ – a mix the funk fans of Big Pimp Jones know with the dark orchestral Godzilla scores of Akira Ifukube. This comic has a soundtrack, called "Kodoja: Terror Mountain Showdown"! The original soundtrack was released on RecordBreaki Music; for this campaign we created a special version of the soundtrack with extra tracks.

Here are some tracks for the soundtrack!

Kodoja Sculpture
Kodoja Sculpture

THE MONEY TRAIL

How does your donation help this project become a reality? The $4,666 goal covers the cost of printing the minimum required quantity of graphic novels + expected postage. That’s it; all we want is to print this book the right way and give it a proper presentation!

Risks and challenges

Thankfully, 95% of the work for this Graphic Novel is done – 110+ pages of story complete and enough art to provide bonus content everyone will enjoy. That said, the main challenge will be the timeline – January delivery means December completion and that means extra art, more story and book design in two short months. We’ll have our work cut out for us but are excited to put more work into this.

Other challenges exist too – the team will need to keep backers updated and coordinate schedules to make sure the backers get their perks on time for donating. But while the entire team is ready to make this project a reality, only your donation can make this happen. Please help us tell our giant monster story with high-quality interiors inside a sturdy, awesome-looking hardcover book.

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    SUPPORTER: Thank you! Your name will be listed on the contributors page of the website and you’ll get project updates. You'll also get a free Kodoja mp3!

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    EXTRA SUPPORTER: Your name will be listed on the contributors page of the website and you’ll receive two hand-picked mp3s from the "Kodoja: Terror Mountain Showdown" soundtrack as a thank you. You'll also receive a PDF of Issue 1,

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    PDF OF KODOJA: Your name will be listed on the contributors page of the website and you’ll receive a PDF of the Graphic novel plus two hand-picked mp3s from the "Kodoja: Terror Mountain Showdown" soundtrack.

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    DIGITAL COMPLETIST: You’ll get everything above in the PDF of Kodoja package, PLUS a digital copy of the ‘Terror Mountain Showdown’ soundtrack, PLUS two Kodoja screen wallpapers and two Kodoja phone wallpapers.

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    KODOJA TERRORIZES CANADA: You’ll receive one copy of the Hardcover Kodoja graphic novel and your name will be listed on the contributors page of the Graphic Novel. (Note: ships to Canada only)

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    GRAPHIC NOVEL: You’ll receive one copy of the Hardcover Kodoja graphic novel and your name will be listed on the contributors page of the Graphic Novel.

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    KODOJA EXPERIENCE: Your name will be listed on the contributors page of the Graphic Novel and you’ll receive one copy of the Hardcover Kodoja graphic novel, PLUS you will receive a CD of the ‘Terror Mountain Showdown’ soundtrack.

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    SIGNED KODOJA EXPERIENCE: Everything in the Kodoja Experience package, plus a rare, original-run issue of Kodoja signed by Keith Foster and Rory Smith.

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    KODOJA EXPERIENCE AND PREQUEL: Everything in the signed Kodoja Experience package, plus a CD of the second Kodoja soundtrack, the prequel ‘Project Kyojo’.

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    SPECIAL WEAPONS DIRECTOR: Everything in the Kodoja Experience and Prequel package, except your soundtrack of the 'Terror Mountain Showdown' CD will be a Director’s Cut version, with band commentary before tracks.

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    KAIJU COLLECTOR: Everything in the Special Weapons Director package, PLUS your choice of any two 11x17 Giant Monster prints by Kodoja artist Rory Smith.

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    KAIJU COMPLETIST: Everything in the Special Weapons Director Package, PLUS your choice of any five 11x17 Giant Monster prints by Kodoja artist Rory Smith.

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    DELUXE COMPLETIST: Everything in the Kaiju Completist package, plus an 11x17 reproduction of an interior Kodoja page (your choice).

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    KAIJU COMMISSIONER: Everything in the Deluxe Completist package, plus an inked drawing of ANY giant monster of your choosing by Rory Smith!

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    YOUR FACE IN KODOJA: Everything in the Deluxe Completist package, plus your face in Kodoja! For the Graphic novel, we will extend out a destruction scene and make you a reporter or a fleeing victim of a giant monster attack (your choice).

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    KODOJA SCULPTURE: Everything in the 'Kodoja Experience and Prequel' package, plus a hand-made 13-inch tall resin sculpture of Kodoja!

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    PODCASTER: You get the 'Kaiju Collector' package, PLUS a feature spot on one episode of Keith Foster and Columbo Ahmed's podcast The Vinyl Exam! This episode will be about you, music you want to talk about and any other things you'd like to discuss.

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    COMPOSER: Everything in the Kaiju Commissioner package, plus Big Pimp Jones will write a giant monster funk song for you, for your use and ownership. You retain 100% ownership of the song rights and may use it at your discretion - for your film, your business, or to sell!

    Big Pimp Jones is the band Keith plays guitar in, they've released nine singles and albums on record labels since 2006 and is the band behind the Terror Mountain Showdown soundtrack.

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    DESTROYER: Everything in the Composer package plus a 24x36 foam board print of the cover from Kodoja Issue #1, signed by Keith and Rory!

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    ELDER GOD: You get everything in the 'Composer package', PLUS a feature spot on Keith and Sama's podcast, PLUS a full-page thank you in the Kodoja Graphic Novel, PLUS your face in Kodoja!

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