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"I am the world's first pioneer of bearded justice. A protector of peace through the power of unshaven glory. I am Facebeast."

UPDATE (1/31): A couple of things to note about the comic:

  • The first print run of Facebeast #2 will be 300 copies.
  • Every copy will be hand-numbered by me.
  • Every backer will receive their copy signed by both Kate and I.
  • Everyone who pledges $5 or more gets their name mentioned in the THANK YOU section in the book.
  • Everyone who pledges $15 or more will get a copy of the out-of-print Facebeast #1, as well as # 3 when we finish it.
  • If we reach our next stretch goal of $4000, everyone who pledges $15 or more will also get a copy of #4 when we finish it.

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Facebeast is a comic book series that I've been working on since October of 2010 with my girlfriend, Kate Carleton. The idea behind the comic is simple: he's a super hero with a super beard. That's right, a super beard! The idea started when I wanted to dress up as a super hero for Halloween, but I realized there weren't a lot, if any, super heroes with beards. So I took upon myself to not only create one, but to make his beard the source of his powers. As you can probably tell, this isn't the typical super hero comic we're trying to make here. It's a more humorous take on the genre.

A sample page from the comic (work in progress)
A sample page from the comic (work in progress)

I've been working on the characters and the story for over a year, and Kate has been doing the artwork along with me. We've completed one issue of the comic so far, which has been self published and sold at local conventions. This Kickstarter will help us fund a small print run of the second issue in the series.

So you may ask, "What kinds of things can Facebeast do with his beard?" Well, he can control his beard in any way imaginable. Think of it as a shape shifter. It can grow on command and be used to grab, punch, whip, tie, smack, cover, spank and so on in that fashion. In addition to the beard, Facebeast also possesses great strength for when the beard fails him. As for our hero's mission, he vows to protect his native city of Tampa, FL by fighting crime, defending justice, and helping citizens in need with his mighty beard.

A sample page from the comic (work in progress)
A sample page from the comic (work in progress)
A page from Facebeast #1!
A page from Facebeast #1!

Issue 2 of Facebeast will tell his origin story: who he is, where he came from, and how he got his powers. I don't want to give away too much of the story, but I can say that we've come up with some really cool ideas for the series as a whole. Right now we have 5 additional issues planned out, with the script and artwork already started. These issues will introduce a trio of super villains to the Facebeast Universe. These villains include the Sci-Czar (an ex-Russian terrorist turned renegade hair stylist), the Grammar Hammer (an evil English professor who punishes those with poor grammar), and The Librarian (a dedicated enforcer of Library Law who seeks to punish delinquents of the public library system). Once these issues are complete we are interested in expanding the series with even more issues if we can get a big enough following.

Some samples of Kate's artwork! You can get a commission done through select rewards!
Some samples of Kate's artwork! You can get a commission done through select rewards!
A painting Kate made of Dexter. You can get a painting commissioned in the $325 reward!
A painting Kate made of Dexter. You can get a painting commissioned in the $325 reward!

In the longrun I would like this to be an ongoing comic series with three or four issues released a year, but it all starts with issue 2. That's where our backers come in. The money made from this Kickstarter will help us fund the printing  of the first run of the second issue. After issue 2 is printed we plan on promoting it hard in 2013 in a convention tour. Any money we make over our initial goal will go towards more conventions this year and printing more
issues of the comic.

A Facebeast t-shirt goes to every backer who pledges $30 or more!
A Facebeast t-shirt goes to every backer who pledges $30 or more!

Stretch goal #1 - $2,000 - If we hit this stretch goal, everyone who pledges $15 or more gets a physical copy of the out-of-print Facebeast #1. Everyone is already getting a PDF of our beloved first issue, but if we hit $2,000 I will pay for another print run and send a copy to everyone who pledges $15 or more!

Stretch goal #2 - $3,000 - If we hit this stretch goal, everyone who pledges $15 or more gets both the first issue and the THIRD issue when it is completed. This is the issue where we will introduce our first super villain, the Sci-Czar! As of right now the release date is unknown, but we are shooting for a fall/winter 2013 release.

Stretch goal #3 - $4,000 - If we hit this stretch goal, everyone who pledges $15 or more gets the first, third and FOURTH issue when it is completed. This is the issue where we will introduce the next super villain, the Grammar Hammer! As of right now the release date is unknown, but we are shooting for a spring/summer 2014 release.

A sample page from the comic (work in progress)
A sample page from the comic (work in progress)
A jolly Facebeast fan sporting an epic beard and a copy of issue 1 at MegaCon 2012
A jolly Facebeast fan sporting an epic beard and a copy of issue 1 at MegaCon 2012
Facebeast fan art will also be featured in the book! Artwork by Elliot Fernandez!
Facebeast fan art will also be featured in the book! Artwork by Elliot Fernandez!

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

We don't make a living off our comics. I know, shocking! Kate and I are both fully employed individuals who do this comic for fun on the side. So the reason we can't bust out dozens of comic a year is because we still have normal jobs and we have bills to pay. In addition to this, Kate is still in school for another couple of semesters.

However, I do not think these obstacles are going to get in the way too much. We both love making comics. You know what I do when I get home from work? I make comics. On weekends? I make comics. In the bathroom? I think about making comics. On vacations? Well, we go to comic book conventions... but there's still some writing that gets done at those. My point is we pretty much live and breathe comics, and we're almost always working on them, so completing this book is always on our minds and is a priority.

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  • Yes! Once the campaign is over I will send out a survey to every backer that you will fill out with your information. This may include an email address, a shipping address, and yes shirt sizes. Everything I need to know in order to fulfill your reward will be included in the survey.

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