Introducing “Scandall ‘N Ros: League of Poor Life Decisions” Graphic Novel.
We are raising funding to create digital and print versions of the Graphic Novel. This project is 20 pages of story and art in full-color. This Graphic Novel is recommended for Mature Readers.
Story and Art by Ted Lody, creator of the “Jack WhoAmI,” “Floor Hosts: Service Breakdown,” and " The Chronicles of Mary Jane: Post Apocalyptic Bounty Hunter" Graphic Novels.
“Scandall ‘N Ros: League of Poor Life Decisions” is the story about the life and times of DJ Scandall and DJ Ros Garcia: “Super DJs,” along with the pyrotechnic techniques of Raven Red Hands, the Pyromancer.
Summoned by the mysterious Scandall Signal, they travel from venue to venue, saving that venue (essentially) from itself. Our heroes encounter all kinds of industry personalities, each with their stories; presenting another unique facet of the industry.
This is their journey through the dark and twisted underworld of the entertainment industry. Their story is presented with layers of satire and demented humor; shining a “beacon of light” on the vile creatures and industry overlords that lurk within the shadows, exposing their inner most secrets.
His passion for music drives his quest to bring the best entertainment experience to each and every venue he encounters. As a Super DJ and Producer, his abilities are above and beyond the normal limits of normal human potential. A modern day bard, he uses music to inspire and motivates the staff and patrons in the venues he saves. It’s Dj Scandall’s crusade to make world a better place, through music, one venue at a time.
The intellectual one of the group, grounded in reason and logic. His approach to music is with mathematical precision and harmonic perfection, on a super human level, never seen before. DJ Ros can size up any situation in an instant, offer providing multiple solutions to the various problems they encounter at each venue.
Raven Red Hands
The multi-talented maverick of the group, bringing her pyrotechnic techniques, and a sense of awe to any event or venue. Her best know super power is her ability to consume mass qualities of high-grade alcohol and emit intense heat and fire from her finger tips.
Fifty-Dolla once had a very bright future ahead of him, when getting started in the industry. He double majored in Broadcasting and Sound Engineering from a prestigious College of the Arts. After graduation, he had a difficult time trying to break into the music industry as either a producer or disc jockey. He was told he didn’t have a “voice for radio” or even an “on-air personality.” Desperate to find work, Fifty-Dolla took any paying gig he could find; mostly paying $50 dollars or less. He was forever labeled a “Fifty Dollar DJ” by his industry peers, never gaining the much-needed respect and recognition require to succeed in the business. He has been the resident DJ at the same club for the last decade, never earning more than $50 a night. DJ Fifty-Dolla has resorted to sleeping at the club because his trailer home, down by the river, was repossessed by the finance company. There is a silver lining to DJ Fifty-Dolla self-destructive vices; his true calling and hidden superpower will be revealed in his darkest moment in the most unlikely of places.
Otto was a famous producer and club owner from the 1970s, who struggles to stay relevant in the modern night club industry. Being mentally trapped in the 1970s, he believes that everything musical that came after 1979 is “All Disco.” Otto Touch still pays his employees like it’s the 1970s, while sexually harassing his female staff, and micro managing every little detail about his club. Employee theft, sexual harassment lawsuits, and an out-of-date playlists are driving his venue to the verge of bankruptcy. “This looks like a job of Scandall ‘N Ros!”
More about Ted Lody, creator of the "Scandall 'N Ros" Graphic Novel
Ted Lody has Worked professionally as a graphic designer and illustrator for more that 20 years. I’ve created hundreds of design and art projects including: Posters, Flyers, Brochures, Banners, Signage, Album Covers, Cartography, 3D Illustration, Book Cover Art, Photo Editing/Touch Up, and more. I’m constantly developing new techniques and increasing my knowledge base, to perfect the creative process.
Ted Lody began his creative journey as a Comic Book Artist in 1994. Along with Bellen Lee, Art Chin, Sandra Delores, and Jason Dyjak, he co-wrote and created the art for the story “Vampire Nation: Vampire Subway,” which was featured in the comic book anthology “Letterbox Comics Presents.” “Smiley Face Incorporate” by artist and Kevin Mackey, and “Heaven + Hell” which another story written by Bellen Lee and illustrated by Ted Lody was featured in the anthology.
To secure funding for this project Ted Lody able to find investors and advertisers to get this book to press. The book was released in early 1995, the original print run was 500 issues. “Letterbox Comics Presents” was distributed to several comic book stores in the greater Chicago-land, area including southern Wisconsin, northwest Indiana, and southern Illinois. The Letterbox Comics website when online in summer 1997, attracting a greater fan base, featuring a digital version of “Vampire Nation: Vampire Subway.”
Ted Lody returned to the world of comic books in 2016, to begin work to develop several comic book ideas. These include “Jack WhoAmI,” “Floor Hosts: Service Breakdown,” and " The Chronicles of Mary Jane: Post Apocalyptic Bounty Hunter" Graphic Novels which have all been published digitally.
More about the real-life team of Scandall ‘N Ros
Scandall ‘N Ros is a DJ duo based out of Chicago, Illinois, made up of the artists Randall Ridderhoff who goes by the artist name Scandall, and Rosalio Garcia, who goes by the moniker Ros. Having both gotten their start over a decade ago, Scandall began DJing through an interest shared with his father and uncle. Having grown up in a musical household, he began learning about music structure at a young age and has been performing for years, driven by a passion to pursue music as his full-time profession. Ros got his start fifteen years ago as a local DJ, inspired by the humble beginnings of many nationally performing artists. Both, as musicians, thrive on setting the mood of a dance floor and bringing new and innovative sounds to their sets. Drawing from a broad and eclectic repertoire of inspirations, they work within the genre of House and electronic music, creating both original work and powerful remixes. Through their music, they strive to create a community of like-minded artists and DJ’s and to invite fans to leave their ego at home and enjoy the music and atmosphere created with each performance. It is their mission to create incredible live experiences for their fans and to become a household name, known for mastery of their craft. Passionate about music, for Scandall N Ros, performing is the soul of being and a way of life that they hope to share worldwide. With a residency at Analog Brooklyn in New York City, and having played national locations from Miami to LA, the duo always has new music and performances in the works. Their work can currently be found on most major streaming platforms including Amazon, Spotify, and Apple Music, as well as Beatport, and they can be found under the handle @Scandall_n_Ros on most social media. They invite anyone interested to follow along with their journey, and the music they’re creating.
More about the real-life team of Ros Garcia and Hope Taylor, A.F.T.A.
For Discovery, for People, for Life… At A.F.T.A. we as artists, as well as entrepreneurs know the headache of trying to be seen, heard and choose which route to go when it comes to your career as an artist. We have identified here what does and doesn’t work, so let’s take a look. nlightenment is not just one state. Pre-chewed recycled advice, relying on “word of mouth”, waiting for your “big break” (that never comes), bookings for “exposure”, etc… to find you’re in no better place than when you started. Take it from years of observation, this is a guaranteed way to take the long, hard road. Doing this over and over again would fall under the definition of madness. We see it all the time and It is as sad as it is frustrating, but we’re here to help. After our mad scientist in the lab did his final experiments, it showed the rinse-cycle-repeat-method will literally bring you 1% gain from your collective efforts…If you’re lucky. Let’s start a collective as career artists that actually works. We work to individually strengthen and measure our client’s success and targeted goals, while also working together collaboratively. A.F.T.A. MUSIC works with artists and musicians to provide streamlined services showcasing their talent! We provide video production, post-production, music videos, photography, graphic design, EPKs, websites, branding packages and consulting. Each creative involved in this project adds value by forming a collective. Together we can reach our targeted audiences and increase engagement exponentially faster and more extensively than alone. We offer all the necessary services enabling artists and tastemakers to finally be in control of how they choose to portray themselves on any level. Not only will they finally be able to define their goals as creative professionals, but they can also now share passions and extend their reach in new ways!
Risks and challenges
We are attempting to generate funds to produce a printed version of the graphic novel, as well a trading cards and posters. The more funding this project receives more printed materials we can deliver. Ad space in the print and digital versions of the book will be available for higher tier backers. This would allow of more copies to be produced, both digital and print.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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