About this project
READ A 10 PAGE PREVIEW OF ICHABOD JONES #1. CLICK HERE.
READ THE BOOK FROM THE BEGINNING HERE.
We topped the goal, but are still looking to reach our stretch goals! Check them out! They're awesome!
*************STRETCH GOAL #1: If we raise $5,000, we will print the book with the never before seen trade cover + the eight extra pages of epilogue. Additional pages and cover will be exclusive to the printed version of the book. ************** ACHIEVED
STRETCH GOAL #1.5: If we raise $6000, I will produce the short story ICHABOD'S FIRST KILL from the Retcon #3 reward tier (assuming nobody buys it), with me being killed my Ichabod!
STRETCH GOAL #2: If we raise of $8,000, we will print the book at OVERSIZED 8x11 with extra heavy weight interior stock and add 10+ pages of exclusive behind the scenes content to Volume #1, including script to final page photos, pinups from other artists, alternate cover sketches, and more! Additional pages will be exclusive to the printed version of the book.
STRETCH GOAL #3:If we raise over $10,000, then we'll print all the books in OVERSIZED 8x11 HARD COVER!
WHAT IS ICHABOD AND WHY IS IT WORTH YOUR TIME (and support)?
Ichabod Jones is a critically acclaimed, original comic book series that follows the exploits of an insane and fundamentally deranged mental patient that escapes from a maximum security asylum to rid the world of monsters during the apocalypse with the (usually unwelcome) help of the omniscient, impatient, and authoritative voice in his head.
Ichabod Jones: Monster Hunter is a project near and dear to my heart. I wrote it in 2010 and Viper picked it up for digital distribution in 2011.
The project came out digitally in 2012 to great reviews. Here's just a small sample of them:
- "...five of five stars, it is awesome and well worth getting...this one is well worth the couple of bucks you will spend. Overall truly fun to read, and extraordinarily well done. I need to go find the physical copy of this comic book so I can add it to my own library."- Comics Forge
- "Nohelty does a wonderful job pacing this series, letting the second half of issue 2 take you full steam into Ichabod’s insanity (or maybe reality). There simply is no middle ground. When trapped with other asylum members, both alive and dead, Ichabod devises a way out of entrapment that relies on the literal “intestinal” fortitude of a slayed “monster” to give then a lifeline of hope out of their pit of despair (for the obtuse, he climbs out of trouble using entrails – damn you obtuse and your obtuseness). Issue three becomes even more insane; once outside of entrapment Ichabod and his followers find a deserted wasteland (i.e. welcome to the apocalypse, kids). From here things just get stranger with Dune-like sandworms and a town that seems to be anything but salvation."- Ain't It Cool News
- ."..I’m glad I got the chance to read Ichabod Jones: Monster Hunter. The journey is a strange one but I couldn’t help but be enthralled the entire time." - My Comic Network
- "IJ: MH is not just a visually cool-frightening book to look at. It’s pretty mental too." - Buy Indie Comics
WHY DO I NEED YOUR HELP IF I ALREADY HAVE A PUBLISHER?
Because I DON'T. I had a publisher yes, but those days are long past.
While my ex-publisher was putting out the book electronically, I was ecstatic about the reviews and outpouring of support. But there was always something missing: a print run.
I'd been trying to set up one ever since I started producing the book. In fact, we produced eight pages of never before seen content just for the trade!
Eventually, I was told that my publisher wouldn't put the print run together unless I funded it myself. I politely asked for them to relinquish the rights back to me so I could explore other venues, which they graciously did.
Now the book is wholly mine again, and I'm raising money to get this book out there into your hands. Because to me, comics are meant to be felt, touched, and held; not read on a computer screen.
AND THAT'S WHAT BRINGS ME TO YOU...
I'm not asking for money in order to make a project. I've already made a project. It's finished. But it's a tremendous financial burden to pay everybody associated with the book, which I did. Thousands upon thousands of dollars. And I just don't have more funds to get this book out the door.
What I need is your help to get the book printed, onto book shelves, to conventions, and into your hands in the way I've always meant it to be viewed.
It's been my dream since I was a kid to see a comic book in print, and the only way that will happen is with your support.
SO WHAT'S IN THE BOOK ANYWAY?
Volume one will bind the first four issues of Ichabod Jones: Monster Hunter.
A WORD ABOUT THE RECONNED REWARD TIERS:
We know they are high, really high, but getting you into the book as a character isn't a small amount of work. Regardless of the tier, it means redrawing pages that are ALREADY DONE. Remember, Ichabod's been done for years now. It even had an e-book run.
People have been reading and enjoying it in a very specific way since 2011, and we're changing all of that for you. It also means delays in fulfillment as we rework all the pages.
It also means paying my artist his page rate for a second time, reworking panels, and whole pages just to fit with the story.
Long story short, YES we know it's crazy high. YES we know most people wouldn't go for it.
However, I also know people blow $10,000 on executive producer credits on movies and this is a way cooler.
For the rest of your life you'll be able to pull this book off the shelf and say you took an EXISTING property and the creator changed the entire mythos just for you.
You can say the creator rewrote, the artist redrew, and the book was reprinted with your face and name instead of what every person's been reading since 2011.
That's CRAZY AWESOME!!! Way better than some executive producer credit.
For those of you wondering if you should up your donation and get the sketch cards -- here's a taste of what you'll be getting. They are, objectively, awesome!
THE BUTTONS ARE EQUALLY AMAZING!!!
AS IS THE POSTER!!!
Risks and challenges
The only risk is if we don't raise the money. We have the printer on board. We have all the pages ready to be printed. We've got everything set to go. We are ready to fulfill this order as soon as we raise the funds.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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