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A bankrupt government turns to corporations for help. Mass corruption follows; a magician is forced to become a hero.
A bankrupt government turns to corporations for help. Mass corruption follows; a magician is forced to become a hero.
A bankrupt government turns to corporations for help. Mass corruption follows; a magician is forced to become a hero.
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Update: FUNDRAISING GOAL EXTENDED to $1080 

After we left the original Kickstarter goal in the dust in under 30 hours (surprising everyone, especially me), We have decided to use the opportunity to expand our original vision for this project to include a mini comic book that will be available for free online. This is why we are asking you to help us reach our NEW goal of $1080. 

EXTENDED PROJECT:

If we meet the new goal by the end of our Kickstarter time Leah and I will use the money to create a 15 page mini comic that will follow the life of a Peace Enforcer Agent (the privatized police force in the comic book). This mini comic book will be available through the Madman of Magic Website (www.madmanofmagic.com) for all to read. 

EXTENDED REWARDS 

If we meet the new goal by the end of our Kickstarter time all backers will get their name inside this mini comic book and be able to include their web address if they wish. This comic book will be read by millions over time, which will be an awesome way to show off to your friends.

We also plan to include a sticker to all backers of $10 or more at no extra cost if this goal is met.

If we do this, the Madman of Magic will be able to reach a global audience of passionate Comic Books Fans just like you. The fate of this project is in your hands; please share this kickstarter page with your friends and remember each and every pledge matters, at whatever level is right for you.

"The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for a good man to do nothing."

What people are saying:

"Excellent StoryLine And Art. I'll Read That Anytime" -shadyspawn1

"Awesome love it! Finally real shit" -ZaneOneTwo

"cant wait.to see it!" -IvanTheGreatSpeaks

"Wow this is really different!!" -kuromi37

"It's like Houdini vs "The System", interesting concept. M for Magician" -ANSYS754

Read more comments from YouTube HERE.
(currently has 569 comments)

Blog articles about the Comic Book:
-http://reducingthepile.wordpress.com/2012/08/21/madman-of-magic-the-beginning-of-the-end/

"Madman of Magic: The Beginning of the End" is a comic book created and written by Jason Love (that's me!) and illustrated by Leah Love (my wife).  It is the first in a series of comic books that will follow the life of a Magician turned freedom fighter.

Our goal is to use Kickstarter to complete this first comic book in the Madman of Magic series.  The script is complete, so the money will go to completing the art, finishing the layout, and publishing costs.

If you'd like to help, please back this project and tell your friends and followers on Twitter and Facebook.

The Story:

In the midst of a global recession, America toils along in misery, with the bankruptcy of the nation comes anarchy and the breakdown of civilization. With no money to keep the peace, lawmakers support the privatization of Government. Law is restored to the streets, but at a price. Corruption runs rampant with justice going to the highest bidder.

The Government takes control of all media and outlaws all non-government sponsored performance art leaving a magician without a job or purpose.  
His decision to help a victim fight the injustice of the Protective Service Corporation (the privatized police force) brands him an enemy of the new political powers and forces him to become a freedom fighter.

Characters:

REWARDS:

Any pledge that will involve shipping internationally please add $5 if your shipment only includes a physical comic book and $15 for all others that involve shipping ($25 backers and up).

  • THANK YOU in the comic book: All backers, excluding the $3, $8, $30 backers, get their name inside the Comic Book's THANK YOU section.
  • PDF Digital Comic Book: Every backer (excluding $8 & $30 pledges) also get's a digital copy of the comic book. You will receive an email with a link to where you can download the PDF version.
  • Physical Copy: All pledges $8 and up get a physical copy of comic book shipped to their door. The comic book will be signed by both Jason and Leah Love (the creators).  $8 & $30 pledges will not be signed.
  • Movie Size Poster (24" x 36"): All pledges $25 and up (excluding $30 pledge) gets this amazing poster. 
Full size movie poster
Full size movie poster
  • T-Shirt: All pledges $40 and up get the Madman of Magic: Circus Skills, Sideshow Stunts, and Magic T-shirt from the Comic Book.
  • T-shirt
    T-shirt
  • Limited Edition Print: For $80 pledges only (limit of 25) a beautiful, high-quality hand numbered Limited Edition Print, created by Jason and Leah Love. This print is screen printed onto 20" x 24" paper and hand numbered on back of print.
  • Silk-Screen on Paper Print
    Silk-Screen on Paper Print
  • An ORIGINAL sketch from concept drawings for the Madman of Magic comic book only for $100 backers (limit 6)
  • Sponsored 4" x 5" space in the comic book: For $150 pledges only (limit 8) You provide image and/or message. Promote your business, Say "hi" to your mom, Ask your girlfriend to marry you, etc.
  • You in the Comic Book: For $250 YOU get to be in the comic book as a minor character role who may or may not have a line or two.
  • You as a Major Character: For $500 you get to be your own character in the comic BOOK!!! You as a major character will get your name and face AND have a role that will recur in multiple issues with guaranteed lines in Issue 1!
  • Meet the creators: For $1,000, enjoy an afternoon with the creators of the Madman of Magic Comic Book in Milwaukee. Visit the art Milwaukee Art Museum (as seen in Transformers 3), Enjoy Lunch on Water Street, and Visit the Lake Front all with the company of Jason & Leah Love (Travel and lodging not included).
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      Pre-order digital download. Be the first to read the Madman of Magic comic book in pdf form. Order now and recieve a pdf of the finished comic sent directly to your inbox on the comic books completion.

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      A Movie Size Madman of Magic Poster (24" x 36") + a physical copy of "MADMAN OF MAGIC: The Beginning of the End" signed by Leah and me mailed to your door + an EXCLUSIVE downloadable PDF copy before anyone else has a chance to read it + a hearty "Thank You!" on the inside back cover of the finished comic.

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      RETAILER's Package:
      Included 10 copies of the Madman of Magic Comic Book. Does not include any other Rewards. These copies are also not autographed. If you would like them autographed it would be an extra $13 in order to ship from printers to me to you.
      If outside the US please contact me for international shipping cost.

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      A Madman of Magic T-shirt + a physical copy of "MADMAN OF MAGIC: The Beginning of the End" signed by Leah and me mailed to your door + an EXCLUSIVE downloadable PDF copy before anyone else has a chance to read it + a hearty "Thank You!" on the inside back cover of the finished comic.

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      A beautiful, high-quality hand numbered Limited Edition Print, created by Jason and Leah Love. This print will only be available to KickStarter Backers! + A Movie Size Poster (24 x 36) + a physical copy of "MADMAN OF MAGIC: The Beginning of the End" signed by Leah and me mailed to your door + an EXCLUSIVE downloadable PDF copy before anyone else has a chance to read it + a hearty "Thank You!" on the inside back cover of the finished comic.

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      An ORIGINAL sketch from concept drawings for the Madman of Magic comic book + Movie Size Poster (24 x 36) + a physical copy of "MADMAN OF MAGIC: The Beginning of the End" signed by Leah and me mailed to your door + an EXCLUSIVE downloadable PDF copy before anyone else has a chance to read it + a hearty "Thank You!" on the inside back cover of the finished comic.

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      Sponsored 4" x 5" space in the comic book. You provide an image and/or message. Promote your business, Say "hi" to your mom, Ask your girlfriend to marry you, etc. What ever you want! + A Movie Size Poster (24 x 36) + a physical copy of "MADMAN OF MAGIC: The Beginning of the End" signed by Leah and me mailed to your door + an EXCLUSIVE downloadable PDF copy before anyone else has a chance to read it + a hearty "Thank You!" on the inside back cover of the finished comic.

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      YOU get to be in the comic book as a minor character role who may or may not have a line or two! + A Movie Size Poster (24 x 36) + a physical copy of "MADMAN OF MAGIC: The Beginning of the End" signed by Leah and me mailed to your door + an EXCLUSIVE downloadable PDF copy before anyone else has a chance to read it + a hearty "Thank You!" on the inside back cover of the finished comic.

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      You get to be your own character in the comic BOOK!!! You as a major character will get your name and face AND have a role that will recur in multiple issues with guaranteed lines in Issue 1! + A Movie Size Poster (24 x 36) + a physical copy of "MADMAN OF MAGIC: The Beginning of the End" signed by Leah and me mailed to your door + an EXCLUSIVE downloadable PDF copy before anyone else has a chance to read it + a hearty "Thank You!" on the inside back cover of the finished comic.

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      Enjoy an afternoon with the creators of the Madman of Magic Comic Book in Milwaukee. Visit the art Milwaukee Art Museum (as seen in Transformers 3), Enjoy Lunch on Water Street, and Visit the Lake Front all with the company of Jason & Leah Love (Travel and lodging not included) + A Movie Size Poster (24 x 36) + a physical copy of "MADMAN OF MAGIC: The Beginning of the End" signed by Leah and me mailed to your door + an EXCLUSIVE downloadable PDF copy before anyone else has a chance to read it + a hearty "Thank You!" on the inside back cover of the finished comic.

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