About this project
VORACIOUS is a comic book series published by Action Lab Entertainment. It's about a time-traveling chef who hunts dinosaurs in the past and serves them at his restaurant in the present! Think Top Chef meets Jurassic World with more sass. The series is written Markisan Naso and illustrated and lettered by Jason Muhr. It features colors by Andrei Tabacaru.
Our first series launched in February 2016 to widespread critical and fan acclaim. So much so, that Action Lab asked us to continue the story. We're launching this campaign to help us cover our production costs for VORACIOUS: Feeding Time #1-5. This new mini-series picks up right where the original series left off. The first issue will hit shops this December.
To say this comic is a labor of love is an understatement, as we have been working on it hard for over three years now, from early concept meetings when we co-created it, to full blown series. If it was physically possible for us to have a baby together this would be it. Our wives would not be happy if there was an actual baby, but they are more than content with the fictional baby VORACIOUS.
Behold some pictures of our brand new bundle 'o joy!
So this is where you come in. You can help us put out VORACIOUS: Feeding Time and in return for your contribution you get limited edition swag. And we have some pretty awesome swag. Take a look.
ADD ONS: WANT TO ADD MORE ITEMS TO YOUR PLEDGE?
To do so, you must make a Minimum Pledge of $12. Select your desired pledge and add:
• $10.00 to your pledge for each exclusive VORACIOUS: Feeding Time #1 print issue
• $25.00 to your pledge for each exclusive VORACIOUS Logo T-Shirt
You can add as many copies of the book or as many T-shirts as you want. Just increase your pledge by the amounts above for each add-on. No extra shipping when you add on! Once the campaign ends, you will be sent a survey to verify the add ons you requested.
Our awesome backers fully funded VORACIOUS: Feeding Time in one week! But we’re not stopping there! Not when we have awesome stretch goals to get to! What are stretch goals? Every time we hit a pre-determined level above our initial funding goal we will be sending all our backers FREE additional items. Here they are:
$5,500 - Everyone who pledges gets the digital PDF copy of VORACIOUS: Feeding Time #1 (two months early), along with a digital PDF copy of the VORACIOUS: Feeding Time #1 script and a digital PDF copy of Jason’s original layouts for the issue! Plus, 3 desktop wallpapers!
$6,000 - Everyone who pledges gets an audio commentary of VORACIOUS: Feeding Time #1 by Markisan and Jason (in MP3 format)! Just like a DVD Commentary track, Jason and Markisan will go through the issue page-by-page and discuss how they came up with the story, designs and characters for the issue!
$6,500 - Everyone who pledges for a physical reward gets a set of 3 VORACIOUS buttons! Behold their delicious glory!
$7,000 - PDF copy of "Never Alone", an 8 page horror story by Markisan, Jason & Andrei.
$7,500 - An 8 page PDF preview of Voracious: Feeding Time #2, along with the script and layouts.
Producing a comic is crazy fun, but it is also expensive. Even though we are super grateful to have Action Lab in our corner, we do have front-end expenses for creating VORACIOUS, like paying our amazing colorist Andrei. So we're hoping you will help us cushion the financial blow for our second series. After we fulfill our backer rewards and pay Kickstarter, all the money we make here will go right into production costs for VORACIOUS: Feeding Time. If we make more than the goal, the money will be put toward the third volume of VORACIOUS.
How will the money be spent should funding be successful? Well, Jason made you a handy chart!
What’s the plan? Well, from now until the end of this funding campaign we will be finishing up VORACIOUS: Feeding Time #5, which is the last issue in the series. So the 1st issue we're offering here is already done and set to be printed! All digital rewards will arrive to you in October, TWO FULL MONTHS before the print edition! All physical reward levels will ship in December, the same month issue #1 is released to stores. You'll get your copy on time and maybe even before everyone else!
MARKISAN NASO is the writer of the critically-acclaimed comic book series, VORACIOUS, published by Action Lab Entertainment. He is also an editor and publishing expert who has managed and revitalized national publications such as Knowledge Quest and School Library Research for the American Library Association. An accomplished journalist, Markisan has authored more than 150 features in print and on the web, covering subjects as diverse as EF5 tornadoes, death metal and Superman. Most recently he wrote a tribute to the late Darwyn Cooke for The Comics Journal. Markisan has also edited over a dozen books, including The Anatomy of Zur-en-Arrh: Understanding Grant Morrison’s Batman and Voyage in Noise: Warren Ellis and the Demise of Western Civilization for the Sequart Organization. In his spare time he interviews comic book creators for his podcast, COLLOQUIUM. He loves kitties and metal.
To find out more about Markisan, visit his website, www.markisan.com.
JASON MUHR is the artist, designer and letterer for the critically-acclaimed comic book series, VORACIOUS, published by Action Lab Entertainment. He has also illustrated variant covers for Valiant Entertainment and co-created the short story “Like Giants” with Mark Waid for Thrillbent. Jason has a decade of experience as a professional illustrator and graphic designer, providing companies with logo and concept designs, and art for products such as plush toys, remote-control robots, interactive games, garden accessories, pottery and candy. Prior to entering the art and design world, Jason spent six years on the retail side of the comic book market, as an assistant manager at the Graham Crackers Comics chain of Chicagoland comic shops.
To find out more about Jason, visit his website, www.jasonmuhr.com.
ANDREI TABACARU is a colorist, illustrator and graphic designer living in Romania. He’s been drawing, scribbling and smudging heroes and villains on paper since he was in kindergarten. He has colored the comic book series HAC, Ziraxes, Defects and Ice Heart for HAC!BD. His other passion is his business Wild Forest Cuisine (www.wildforest.co) which creates beautiful, healthy and sustainable plant-based food from the nature's heart.
You can follow about VORACIOUS on Twitter at @VoraciousComic, or add us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/VoraciousComic
We are humbled by all the amazing reviews and kind words we received for our first series. Here are a few:
"I highly, highly recommend this comic." -Mark Waid (All New, All Different Avengers and Black Widow)
10/10 "This book has quickly become one of the best books of the year and possibly one of the best books I have ever read … period." -TheBrokenInfinite.com
9.5/10 "You know, you should never judge a book by its cover. I’m sure glad I didn’t because I was in for a surprise." -OutrightGeekery.com
9.25/10 "Markisan Naso and Jason Muhr have created a story that after four issues has reminded me of why I love comics ... A series you absolutely need to read." -GraphicPolicy.com9/10 "It’s that rarest of things, a truly unique premise, executed flawlessly." -TMStash.com
VORACIOUS 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.
Risks and challenges
The best part about this project is, we already have issue #1 done. In fact, 4 out of 5 issues are completed. All we need to do is send the files to our publisher so they can print the book! However, we understand that sometimes things happen that are beyond our control, like printing and manufacturing delays, product getting lost in the shipping process, or human error causing something to not be sent. We should also point out that we have a great publisher in Action Lab, who has been putting out books for 5 years now. That means you are gonna get a professional, high quality comic.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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