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Two mad scientists have fought a 150 year battle within the town of Ridgeville. A 30 year old slacker must put a stop to them.
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What is Prospects?

Prospects is a new sci-fi comic from writer Max Majernik and artist Jean Franco. The kickstarter is for the 1st issue of the mini-series. The comic is the perfect balance of 50's sci-fi, 80's action, and everyday life. The story may begin with a slow burn, full of character moments a la Shaun of the Dead, but by the 7th issue there are giant kaiju creatures fighting through Ridgeville with armies, cyborgs, and zombies lining the streets.

Below, we have 2 different previews (page 1&2 and pages 18-21) and more information about the rewards. 

Story:

The town of Ridgeville has been stuck in the middle of a 150 year old battle between two mad scientists, and former colleagues, Edwin Grabowski and Victor Farsimov. Both claim to have figured out the secret of immortality and created armies of zombies and cyborgs using their respective methods. The scientists have waged a war for so long within the town that the townspeople now consider it an honor to be abducted by one of the mad scientists in their quest for glory. Anyone who shows any bit of potential, be it brains, brawn, or anything in between, will be captured by one of the scientists by the time they are 25 years old.

This brings us to 30 year old Colin Bates who isn’t one of the prospects. He has been selected by no one, not by scientists, girls, or even friends. He spends most of his days watching TV in his basement where he avoids doing odd jobs for his Grandma and her friends. Everything changes when a notorious terrorist intent on destroying both scientists appears in Colin’s basement begging Colin to take over his legacy.  

Preview

Page 1 and 2

 Pages 18-21

 Meet the Team

 Max Majernik (Writer) @SnowballMax

I currently reside in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I have a passion for writing and took classes such as dramatic and theater writing in college in hopes of getting a dramatic writing degree. Over the past few years, I have written reviews, articles, and interviews for various comic blogs. The blog I have dedicated most of my time to is comicosity.com, where I had the pleasure of reviewing a wide range of comics and interviewing many industry regulars. 

This past year, I felt compelled to go back to my creative writing background and to focus my free time on writing an original idea. As my first venture into the world of comic writing, I put together a small miniseries that I hope people who love comics, or people who enjoy a fun story, can enjoy. 

 Thank you for the opportunity and for taking time out of your day to read what I have begun to put together!

 Jean Franco (Pencils, inks, colors, lettering...aka the whole art department) SITE

Jean is an Argentinian comic artist and a graphic designer. He started drawing as a kid inspired by the work of John Kricfalusi and Genndy Tartakovsky,among others. He works as a teacher of both professions and his recent work projects include “Monty the Dinosaur” by Loophole Comics, as a letterer in the spanish edition of “27” by Image Comics, and “Prospects", of course. He's always working on personal projects, mostly humor comics. Jean loves beer, pizza, animated movies, and all kind of comics.

Rewards

The Cover to Prospects #1 in Color and Black and White.

Available as:

Desktop background BOTH (Available in rewards 1-13)

11x17 Mini Poster *Choice of 1* (Available in rewards 8, 9, 11)

24x36 Poster *Choice of 1* (Available in rewards 10, 11)

PDF's of Prospects

Standard DRM-Free of Prospects #1 (available in reward 2)

-Includes 'Thank you page with everyones names who funded'

DELUXE DRM-Free of Prospects #1 (available in rewards 3-13)

-Includes 'making of section' full of scripts, layouts, and comments on select pages. Also character descriptions and the evolution of the character sketches.

Stickers

These are my personal favorite rewards. My favorite panel from the comic and the logo to put anywhere you see fit. (Available in rewards 4, 6, 9, 11)

Character Sketch Mini-Poster

11X17 mini-Poster of the three main characters of Prospects in Black and White. (Available in rewards 8,9, and 11)

Stretch Goals

Anything that is not used to produce Issue #1 and fulfill all physical rewards for the backers will be put directly into issue 2.

$2550

A set of desktop/phone backgrounds for all backers. An extra sticker with a new design for anyone who donated over $12.

$4000

Issue 2 would be completely funded. Everyone who donated $6 and above would receive a digital copy of Issue #2

$4500

Everyone who backed a physlcal copy of issue #1 would also recieve a physical copy of issue #2

$6250

Issue 3 is funded and I am in tears of happiness for all of September

Risks and challenges

I am new to the world of creating comics and kickstarter. I have put all of my rewards through websites to get the closest estimations possible and also expectations on when I would receive the rewards, but there is will most certainly be something that will happen that I can call a 'learning experience' for my next kickstarter.

I'm using credible and highly trusted printers for the comics and other rewards, so there will *hopefully* be no issues on the physical aspect of the comic.

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    DESKTOP BACKGROUND!

    The cover of Prospects #1 to use as a PC background in both color and B&W!

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    DIGITAL ISSUE #1

    Propects #1 sent to you in PDF form.

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    Deluxe Digital Issue #1

    The PDF version of issue 1 with an added 'making of' section. The section will feature a page breakdown from initial script all the way to finished page and character descriptions (with character sketches!) of our main characters.

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    The Sticker Set!

    -2 different stickers 3X5 stickers. The colored logo and 'Boom, headshot' panel.

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    Printed copy of Prospects #1

    A physical copy of Prospects #1 shipped to anywhere in the world! The comic will be shipped in a comic book flash mailer to ensure no bumps or folds from our friends at postal service.

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    Printed Prospects #1 and stickers set.

    -The Printed copy of Prospects #1 and both stickers from the sticker set

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    2 physical copies of Prospects #1

    Share with a friend! Cut one up and put them up all over your room! I don't know what kids do nowadays.

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    Prospects #1 and a mini poster

    Physical copy of Prospects #1 and an 11X17 mini poster of your choice!)

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    Prospects #1, sticker set, and mini poster!

    The triple threat of Prospects goodness!

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    RETAILER Reward

    *Note* must be able to verify as an actual comic retailer.

    -10 copies of Issue #1

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    Prospects #1 and Movie Poster

    Physical copy of Prospects #1 and a 24X36 movie threatre size poster of the cover of Prospects #1.

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    GET IT ALL! All physical rewards under one reward!

    Physical copy of Prospects #1
    Sticker Set
    Mini Poster (11x17)
    Poster (24x36) of the cover
    hand written note by me saying thank you as many times as I can think of

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    Be Drawn into the comic in a speaking role!

    There are two characters who need a face in issue 1. They even have a few lines! I'll reach out and see if we can even sneak in a line or two that people know you from.

    Be put into the comic and also recieve a pencil character sketch of yourself from artisit Jean Franco!

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    Be Drawn as a recurring character!

    There is 1 character that will return in at least 2 more issues of Prospects.

    Receive digital pencil character sketch from Jean Franco and any future issues your drawn counterpart will appear in.

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