We will be printing 750 issues at Print Ninja printing. That would cost us $1.54 per comic! That means double the printings of issue #1 for all supporters with rewards over $70 that get printed copy(s) of issue #1.
Our next stretch goal is $1,500. (See Below...)
"At the cons I showed and told them [Quackup]. All positive feedback!" - Terry Pavlet (Illustrator/Graphic Designer for DC, Image, Malibu, Dark Horse, Wizards of the Coast, etc.)
"Raymond Mullikin [does] some great material. Particularly like the art in the introduction!" - Ryan Sook (Illustrator/Cartoonist for DC, Dark Horse, Marvel, etc.)
The Jonathin Quackup of the Planet Weralt series tells the story that takes place in the fantastical planet of Weralt. The world was once protected my a mysterious beings called the Quacki. They protected the inhabitants of the world (humans, hawkoids, pelishtees, etc.) from the monsters that lurk in the shadows of night.
The world was a much more beautiful place back then...
But one day the Quacki disappeared. Without their guidance or protection, the peoples of the world fought amongst themselves. And the monsters came out of hiding and ravaged the lands.
The world of Weralt became a much darker place. The world is in need of a hero. Now, more than ever...
Jonathin Quackup of the Planet Weralt #1 takes place over a thousand years after the Quacki disappear and introduces us to the main character of Jonathin Quackup. Jonathin Quackup has spent around 5 years of his life wandering the lands (between the Pelishtee and Human borders) protecting the peoples from all sorts of villains and monsters.
Jonathin Quackup lives a hard life. After a couple of pages of action, in which he rescues a child from a Frickle invader, he stops to ponder how his life became this way.
This leads to a flashback to when he was a young kehseb herder (kehsebs are a lot like sheep) and he has a different name... Jonathin Yoawb. He is a hawkoid of the Yoawb clan. We see him watching over the kehsebs with his brother, Asa.
When a corrupt hawkoid overlord goes after his cousin Taeheed, whose rising popularity has made the overlord jealous, Jon and his family are forced to leave their homes. They make a long trek to the land of the Pelishtee cats.
The ruler of the Pelishtees, Prince Awkeesh, allows them to stay... But only on the condition that they help fight of any invading Skincrawler cats. (The skincrawlers are tribes of nomadic cats that loot and plunder the hawkoids, pelishtees, humans, and other groups in the area.)
In this issue, Jon and his family face war and tragedy. And Jonathin will soon discover the hero inside himself. Literally.
I had a book printed at a local print shop, so you can see what the comic book would look like:
THE CREATIVE TEAM
Back in 1992, cartoonist Raymond Mullikin first created the character Jonathin Quackup. (He was only 12 at the time.)
Over the years he has showed up on websites, comic books, and film festivals. (You can find him at the Raytoons Website at raytoons.net) Now, more than 20 years later, he has collaborated with other artists to bring this character to life in an ongoing comic book series, called Jonathin Quackup of the Planet Weralt.
Raymond has a very dedicated team for the Jonathin Quackup of the Planet Weralt series. Some are professionals in their field... and all are excellent at their work. I am glad to count them as part of the team.
- Raymond Mullikin - Writer / Creative Director / Lettering
- Brian Bicknell - Pencils (Issues 1 through 4)
- Alex Hoffman - Inking / Coloring (Issues 1 through 4)
- Crystal Harris - Artist (Issue 1 Back-cover)
- Andrew Han - Pencils / Inking / Coloring (Issues 5 through 12)
- Nick Palazzo - Artist (Issues 3 and 4 Front-covers)
- Adisa Achaki - Artist (Issue 5 Front-cover)
- Cynthia Thompson - Assistant Editor (Issue 1)
- Carla Mullikin - Assistant Editor
- James Mullikin - Graphics Editor (Issues 7 through 12)
- The AD Twins - Promotional Spokespersons
Jonathan Quackup is also an "open-artist" project. That means we are open to other artists and writers contributing to our projects.
Artists can contribute artwork here at: http://tapastic.com/series/Jonathin-Quackup-Artwork--Fanart
The goal of this Kickstarter Project is to raise funds to produce at least 100 issues, with the $400 goal. But that's only our minimum goal...
The more funding we get past the goal, the more prints we will make. And the more prints we make, the cheaper the costs will be... And that means stretch goal additions of more prizes to all the supporters!
With the current $400 goal...
We would be printing 100 issues at Ka-Blam printing. That would cost us $3.26 per comic (not counting shipping costs).
If goal surpasses $1,000...
We would be printing 750 issues at Print Ninja printing. That would cost us $1.54 per comic! That means double the printings of issue #1 for all supporters with rewards over $70 that get printed copy(s) of issue #1.
If goal surpasses $1,500...
We would be printing 2000 issues at Print Ninja printing. That would cost us $0.77 per comic! That means 5x the printings of issue #1 for all supporters with rewards over $70 that get printed copy(s) of issue #1. (USA only: And any person with a pledge over $10 that doesn't have printed comic as a reward, will get a comic too!) Also, I will add extra Raytoons art stuff for all rewards over $100.
Don't see enough Quackup stuff here? Want to see more? Or maybe information about other upcoming Raytoons projects?
I also post the latest updates on twitter. Information sometimes shows up here before it shows up anyplace else...
Risks and challenges
From all of us here at Raytoons, we want to wish a sincere "THANK YOU" to everyone helping us to get started. It is a great pleasure to create these stories for you to read. And if you will take that leap of faith with us in supporting our project, we plan to deliver not only excellent Quackup comics for you to read, but a whole lot more comic story ideas that we hope to bring to you in the future as well.
As with most projects, the biggest risk will be delays... We already have the first issue completed (as well as 11 other issues almost done), so the biggest risk would be the printing of the comic book. But don't worry. We will maintain complete transparency and provide consistent updates with regard to the production of this comic book.
We have also been careful to create reward tiers that offer items we have do difficulty producing and will ensure delivery goes as smoothly as possible.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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