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Maurice & The Metal - ISSUE 2

A comic book series about a metalhead who discovers he has impossible strength whenever he listens to heavy metal!

Maurice & The Metal - ISSUE 2

A comic book series about a metalhead who discovers he has impossible strength whenever he listens to heavy metal!

AU$ 2,629
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About

Maurice & The Metal is an urban fiction comic about a kid who has super strength whenever he listens to heavy metal. He is a slacker in a go-nowhere band until all this craziness is forced upon him by his walkman, which has been possessed by the spirit of a Black Sabbath roadie who acts as his guide against those that despise heavy metal.

Hello guys! I am Aaron, the creator and writer.

The concept for this comic came out of real-life experience - about 6 years ago I was walking to work, listening to music and I didn't know how I was going to get through the day. Whatever song I had on just wasn't working and so I decided to listen to Metallica’s Master of Puppets. VERY LOUD! Every part of that riff made me feel stronger, it was weird and by the end of the song my overactive imagination kicked in and I started to develop this idea of a superhero fueled by heavy metal.

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A few months ago I launched the first issue with the help of the incredible comic illustrator Jesse Hamm and the response has been fantastic. I am blown away! Very Metal!  

“There’s a world of amazing comics out there but every now and again there’s a title that seems to cover a host of things that you can connect with… cue the first issue of Maurice and the Metal.” - Comics Anonymous 

“F%#king yes! This is a great issue one! A real fun energetic sense of character… really cool!” - Awesome Comics Podcast 

There has been so much great feedback from readers. Some people connect with the characters, the story, the metal music - but they have all been asking the same question: WHAT HAPPENS NEXT? Well, this is what happens next! Helping us fund the production of ISSUE 2 right here on Kickstarter!

The first issue of Maurice & The Metal was completely self-funded and now I need your help to get issue 2 off the ground. The script is 100% written and ready to go! This is a massive issue. Lots of action, but also room for the characters to grow and develop!

So I am asking for your support! We have a whole bunch of different rewards for those who pledge to this project! Ranging from getting good comic karma for pledging a dollar - all the way to being immortalised in the comic by Jesse, who can draw your likeness as a background character!

Take a look at the first issue on ComiXology or check out the print edition through the website to get an idea of what this is craziness is all about!

If you have any questions, please drop me a line! Be sure to like, comment, follow and share the comic and Kickstarter campaign around to make this project a success and thanks so much for all the ongoing support! 

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Drop me a line at maurice@maurice-and-the-metal.com

 To learn more about this crazy story check out issue 1 at maurice-and-the-metal.com and comixology.com 

* POSTER / T-SHIRT / STICKERS / POSTERS - SUBJECT TO CHANGE - EXAMPLES SHOWN   

 Aaron Sammut  

Writer: Aaron Sammut has worked in the music industry in Brisbane, Australia, as a performance photographer and magazine designer for the past 15 years. He has not worked on comics for Marvel, DC… He has read some though. He simply has an overactive imagination, an unhealthy reliance on music to get him through any situation, seemingly crazy amounts of naivety, mixed with an insatiable determination to see one of his crazy ideas make it all the way to print. facebook.com/mauriceandthemetal / twitter.com/sammut_aaron / instagram.com/mauriceandthemetal/

Jesse Hamm

Illustrator: Jesse Hamm has illustrated comics for such publishers as Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Boom!, and Dynamite, drawing the adventures of characters such as Batman, Hawkeye, Flash Gordon, and The Phantom. Jesse has taught cartooning in the past, and currently writes a monthly column for Comicon about cartooning, in addition to maintaining a Twitter account and Patreon about cartooning. He lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, and is a member of Helioscope, America’s largest comic art studio. twitter.com/jesse_hamm / instagram.com/jessehammpix/ 

 Here is a sneaky first glance at a variant cover for ISSUE 1 by the amazing Jeff Myles! Heaps more to come! 

Risks and challenges

The production schedule of comics and most forms of publishing does suffer from issues of delay. May 2020 is the deadline but I will keep people updated on progress and any issues as they arise.

The cover of ISSUE 2, posters and T-Shirts are still to be finalised and subject to change from examples shown.

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