- $11,000 - we'll swap out everyone's softcover copy of The Rough & Tumble with a gorgeous hardcover copy - WE NAILED IT!
- $11,500 - we'll include "Bunnygoth," a bonus story, in the printed version of the book
- $12,000 - we'll make several aesthetic upgrades to the book including basic embossing for the cover and a dust jacket
About the Project
The Rough & Tumble features a group of imperfect heroes ranging from the shoot-first-ask-questions-later detectives Hooch and Daddy-O in "Kings of the Night Time World!" to the sensual and secretive paramour Jack in "The Great Pretender". The stories are teeming with enthusiasm and a freshness that we hope inspires you to turn each of the 100+ pages.
Sonny Kane and the Mephisto Burlesque
Hapless janitor and fervent metalhead Sonny Kane receives what appears to be a random invitation in the sleeve of an album. The invite is for a secret show, and Sonny attends hoping to meet girls and hear some killer music. Instead he finds himself leading a group of fellow headbangers in an epic battle against the Prince of Darkness, himself!
The Great Pretender
High School is tough on everyone, but it's especially tough on senior Dolly Tucker. She's in love with Jack; a handsome boy from the malt shoppe, with a secret she just can't seem to wrap her head around. Her friends warn her to stay away, but her feelings keep pushing her closer to the mysterious object of her affection. What is Jackie hiding, and can her heart survive The Great Pretender?
What happens when you find out an urban legend is true? On Halloween, a curious group of teenagers decide to find out for themselves if there really is a mutant family living at the end of an isolated country road on the outskirts of town. We know what curiosity did to the cat; what will it do to these young adventurers?
Kings of the Night Time World!
Trigger happy cops Jerome "Hooch" Hendrickson and David "Daddy-O" Mandlebaum are forced to take a weekend off after causing more damage than usual while laying down their particular brand of justice. When they decide to take their ladies out dancing, their expectation is an evening of rest, relaxation, and romance. Crime boss Mister Cross has other ideas, and the detectives are forced to paint the town red - with blood!
Up to the Skies
Sometimes, even the luckiest of men can feel incomplete. Living under the big desert sky with a loyal dog as his best friend, a sun-kissed man discovers the missing piece in the puzzle of his life.
Bunnygoth (Digital Bonus Story)
A human-rabbit hybrid has more to struggle with than acne and teen angst when he's thrust into the spotlight after a group of jocks cross the line. Can he harness his extraordinary powers and save his friends when they need him most?
$35 BLOODSPORT CHAMPION
$50 CRAZED LUCHADOR
$75 BRASS KNUCKLE BOXER BUNDLE
$250 BLITZKRIEG BOX
Meet The Artist
Mega-talented artist Benjamin Sawyer lets you into his beautiful mind in this short video about his approach to The Rough & Tumble. Jim and I show up a lot less in this one, we promise.
Where will the money go?
This Kickstarter will allow us to pay our artist to bring all five stories to life as well as cover the costs of designing and printing a gorgeous full-color book, shipping the book to your doorstep and including some killer rewards along the way.
Here's the budget breakdown:
$4,250 Artist Benjamin Sawyer's services
$3,000 Printing costs
$1,000 Video production and design
$800 Kickstarter and Amazon fees
$550 Shipping costs
Risks and challenges
While this is our first official Kickstarter campaign (it's our artist's second), we have experience funding and producing two film projects. The main challenge that we'll face post-funding will be ensuring that we have a high-quality printing of the book and that it's delivered on time. As such, we've selected one of the best vendors available in Print Ninja (www.printninja.com). Their customer service is the best in class and they've received rave reviews from other Kickstarters. As part of the process, we'll receive both a digital and physical proof of the book prior to printing. This will allow us to identify any issues before we go to press. We're really excited to partner with them and bring you an amazing-looking comic!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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