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About

Thank you for checking out our comic book!

The team, including David Monge Bautista on lines, Sean Lee on Colors and Toben Racicot on letters has been outstanding, professional and on time thus far.  We have diligently created the first 10 pages, are working on page 12, and are prepared to finish this first issue! 

We decided to keep the rewards simple and focus on the book itself with just a handful of options but in the meantime, we hope you'll check take a look and consider pre-ordering this book.

Thanks!

Ramón Govea
Creator/Writer of Menagerie

We just want to get to the good stuff as much as you do.  That means pages and pages of glorious art + story.   

The first 10 pages are finished, but we need your help to finish the 28-page first issue.

The cover is being finished in gorgeous color by the insanely talented PeZ and will be ready by May 1st. Production is already in high gear with page 11 in progress and the artists agreeing to continue working while we push toward our goal.

READ THE FIRST FEW PAGES NOW:

Inked Cover Art [Color In Progress, Ready May 1st]
Inked Cover Art [Color In Progress, Ready May 1st]
Menagerie - Variant Cover A [David Bautista & Sean Lee]
Menagerie - Variant Cover A [David Bautista & Sean Lee]
HELP US CONTINUE...?
HELP US CONTINUE...?

We've finished 10 pages of the book already, but we don't want to give it all away just yet...
 

Right now, we REALLY want to finish the last 18 pages and print this beautiful, stylized, sci-fi adventure about a group of people determined to survive in what some would call a death trap.   

It's the introduction to what we hope will continue into 120+ pages of action-packed drama in a sci-fantasy setting. The first few pages keep us grounded and closer to home in a futuristic war zone, but the adventure really kicks off on page 12...

Besides being a comic book writer and creator, Ramon is a seasoned film producer and avid tech enthusiast, who plans to bring this book to life in a more visceral way. 

We're working on a way to push the boundaries of storytelling, but first we need to publish the source material: our core story.

Creator/Writer/Editor - Ramon Govea (The Walking Dead: Road to Survival, Incidentals, Memoirs of a Starseed, Alt Control Delete) 

Linework - David Monge Bautista

Color - Sean Lee

Letters - Toben Racicot

What kind of zoo would be dangerous enough to pose a threat to a highly trained search and rescue unit and a group of engineers and scientists? 

An interplanetary zoo...

So, let us introduce you to some of the creatures you will meet.  These have been created in the style of a journal entry in a book called "The Beastiarium," and will actually be collectible as our $4000 stretch goal.

So, why launch this on Kickstarter instead of taking these initial pages straight to our publishers? 

Because it works!  We get to flex our creative muscles without any corporate fingers in the mix.  If it's good enough, we trust that the right publishing partner will gravitate toward us.

We've successfully launched books using Kickstarter before! When Black Mast Studios was still operational, you helped us hit our goal for finishing Alt Control Delete Issue 1. So, what better way than to kick off the first issue of Menagerie here?

And where does the money go?!  It's simple.  For full transparency, you can see the pie chart below.  It accounts for every penny of the campaign!


 

$3300 Stretch Goal
$3300 Stretch Goal

We'll reveal this special guest artist when we hit our goal, but we're commissioning someone awesome to create this Kickstarter Exclusive Poster.  Only the amount needed for backers plus 100 will be printed and available. 

$4000 Stretch Goal
$4000 Stretch Goal

Just as it says, you get 5 more pages of story tagged on to this first Issue for a grand total of 33 pages. 
 

We will nonetheless end our 1st Act after 28 pages, so you'll basically get the first few pages of Act 2 (aka Issue 2) for your perusal.

$4499 Stretch Goal
$4499 Stretch Goal

Get an exclusive first look at several pages ripped from the strange traveling sketchbook of Doctor Alvin Portwind. "Dr. Al's Beastiarium," as he fondly called it, holds a catalogue of some of the rarest species in the known universe as drawn by Dr. Portwind. You probably saw some of the preliminary concept art pages above. 

$4999 Stretch Goal
$4999 Stretch Goal

Another case of you get what you pay for, hitting this stretch goal allows us to finish 10 more pages, for a grand total of 38 pages of story.  Our 1st Act break will still take place after the first 28 pages.  

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If we can break through these stretch goals, we'll absolutely add more.  Who knows, we may even add some in between...

Risks and challenges

When it comes to making comics, we've learned that it only moves as fast as the art comes. For that reason, we've already finished 10 pages of the issue with just three team members and we are happy that the process has gone VERY smoothly.

The team we have in place is never late and always motivated to put their all into their work. The only delays we foresee would be on the printing side of things, but we're confident our printer will deliver our shipment within about 3-4 weeks as usual.

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    BIRD IN THE HAND

    Printed, Signed Copy of Menagerie, the bookmark, the postcard, and the Digital Pack.

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    SEARCH AND RESCUE

    Get the Menagerie Postcard, a limited edition Kickstarter Postcard and the signed printed copy of Menagerie Issue #01.

    We'll also throw in a Signed Copy of Alt Control Delete #1 (Eddie Nuñez Cover)

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    Go behind the comics and have a skype session with the creator to talk business, comics, film, storytelling or any other aspect of entertainment for 30 minutes! Feel free to use this time to get some unfiltered advice about the process or to pick the creator's brain a bit for your own project.

    You'll also get a copy of the book, signed by Ramón, the bookmark and postcard.

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    DEATH CAMEO

    So you want your beautiful face to live on forever in a gorgeous comic book?

    Your likeness will be used to model a character in Issue 01 that dies a terrible death in a future issue of Menagerie.

    You also get two printed signed copies of Menagerie Issue 01 and the Digital Rewards.

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    STARRING ROLE

    Have yourself or a friend drawn in and named as one of the main characters in Menagerie Issue #2. This is a speaking role that could come back in Issue #2.

    Additionally, you'll receive a signed one-of-a-kind Kickstarter exclusive print of your own character's sketched concept art along with a brief bio about your character.
    You'll also receive a numbered, limited edition copy of the script signed by Ramón with a personalized note, a copy of Menagerie #1 also signed by Ramón, and an early PDF digital release of the comic.

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    • Original Character Concept Sketch
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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

    You've done it.

    We probably should owe you a great debt - but we'll make a great comic in your name instead. You'll be labeled as the only Executive Producer for Issue #01 of Menagerie.

    You're saving us a lot of time in getting this story complete. You're a hero by generously helping us finish this book, so we will also give you our undying appreciation.

    You'll be gifted with a one-of-a-kind collectible, to be revealed upon the closing of the Kickstarter.

    We can promise you this: It will be something you can proudly put on a collectibles shelf and it will be the only one of its kind!

    You'll also get two copies of the book one regular and one variant cover, two bookmarks and the Exclusive Postcard!

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