About this project
GWAR: ORGASMAGEDDON is a blasphemous and blood-drenched 4-issue (5 issues as a stretch goal) full-color comic book series by shock rock legends GWAR, writer Matt Miner (Toe Tag Riot, Critical Hit), artist Jonathan Brandon Sawyer (Welcome Back, Critical Hit), colorist Marissa Louise (RoboCop, Escape from New York), letterer Taylor Esposito (The Paybacks, Red Hood and the Outlaws) and editor Brendan Wright (Archie vs. Predator, Grindhouse: Doors Open at Midnight).
Having violated the art, music and film worlds, now infamous Scumdogs GWAR are coming for your comic books!
Do you need to be a GWAR fan to love this series? Hell no! There's loads of laughs and violence, fun, and social satire for everyone to enjoy!
Did you know GWAR isn't only the best heavy metal band in the known (and unknown universe) but they're ancient intergalactic aliens responsible for the creation of the human race? Read the GWAR mythos HERE and get up to speed!
Straight outta Antarctica, come along for a ride with heavy metal Gods of Gore and masters of all that lives GWAR, as they bumble their way through time, making friends, killing friends, and drowning the entire human timeline in blood, bile, and, err . . . other fluids, explaining once and for all the question on everyone's minds: "How the hell did we get here, and why is everything so damn effed up?!"
It's gonna be a bloodbath, a royal rumble, and the touching story of a boy and the dead dog he loves all rolled up into the awesomest and most violently vulgar time-travel comic story to ever grace your pathetic human eyeballs!
- GWAR - from planet Scumdogia to your comic shop's shelves, every issue has contributions by GWAR and Slave Pit members
- Matt Miner - writer (Toe Tag Riot, Critical Hit)
- Jonathan Brandon Sawyer - artist (Welcome Back, Critical Hit, Blood Drive)
- Marissa Louise - colorist (Escape From New York, RoboCop)
- Taylor Esposito - letterer (The Paybacks, Red Hood & the Outlaws)
- Brendan Wright - editor (Grindhouse: Doors Open at Midnight, Archie vs. Predator)
Making comics is a lot of work, and people don't work for free, or at least they shouldn't. Each page of this gorgeous art equals days of labor for the creative team. While we're not able to match DC or Marvel page rates, we feel it's important that folks are able to do things like eat and pay their bills while making rad comics.
NEED ASSISTANCE? HAVE QUESTIONS? WANT HELP ADDING TO YOUR PLEDGE? MEDIA WITH INTERVIEW REQUESTS? ---> E-mail me through Kickstarter or to firstname.lastname@example.org for help!
Risks and challenges
Let's be real: Kickstarters are a beast, and there are always going to be challenges, but I've run 2 successful comic Kickstarters in the past—so I know where the pitfalls are, I know how to hustle and how to promote, and I feel absolutely confident we can bang this out and make a very very cool book in the process.
There is a great publisher onboard to publish GWAR: Orgasmageddon, as long as we can pay the art and creator costs with the successful Kickstarter.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
The Kickstarter is funding the series but the offerings here for physical books only include issue 1 and offer a ton of really exciting and cool limited edition Kickstarter exclusive covers that are only available to those quick enough to hop on board this campaign.
You can get the whole series digitally through the Kickstarter, if that's your thing.
Issues 1-4 (or 5 if we hit the stretch goal) will be printed, though, and available in comics stores, online shops like midtowncomics.com or mycomicshop.com, and hopefully with music/merch outlets too! In other words, they'll be super easy to get ahold of.
There are a few reasons we're not offering the printed versions through the Kickstarter (shipping 4 times for 1 Kickstarter is hella expensive for everyone involved, for example) but the main one is GWAR gets the whole profit share when the books go to retail and we don't want to take from that - so buying the books in stores when they're out helps that retailer and sends dough to the band.