Starchaser Express: Going Where No Man-Child Has Gone Before
Starchaser Express: Going Where No Man-Child Has Gone Before
A Sci-Fi Comedy Epic detailing the other-worldly adventures of Gemma, Jordan and their A.I. companion Break!
A Sci-Fi Comedy Epic detailing the other-worldly adventures of Gemma, Jordan and their A.I. companion Break! Read more
About this project
Check out a few pages of the comic on our website and then be sure to visit our friends over at Kick It Forward!
Starchaser Express is our new Sci-Fi webcomic series that follows Gemma, Jordan and their A.I. companion Break; three temporary employees aboard the slowest piece of junk in the galaxy.
Trust us, it won't be making any trip in less than 12 ̶p̶a̶r̶s̶e̶c̶s̶ space seconds.
But that won't stop their crazy employer, James Thunderbeard, from throwing them into one ludicrous job to the next!
However, things are not quite as they seem. After being given a mission to deliver a case to the King of the galaxy's most feared exiles (The Hipsters) things begin to unravel for the trio as they are pulled into a mystery spanning space and time.
Will they be able to survive the common dangers of their galaxy, like fascist candy people and Frat-Boy Space Explorers? Can they unveil the mystery and crush your boredom with the all mighty fist of comedy!?
Only with your help do they stand a chance!
Our team is passionate about entertainment, art, comics and making people laugh. In fact, the idea for Starchaser Express was inspired by the cartoons, comics and music that made us feel better on a rainy day.
We hope that this comic can be that rainy day mood brightener to someone, just like those cartoons and soundtracks were to us.
That is why this webcomic will be available on our official website 24/7! Not only that, but to deliver the most innovative and entertaining experience we can, we will also be creating an audiobook in video format for every issue of Starchaser Express!
These videos will be released on Youtube and will take you panel by panel through completed issues of Starchaser Express, with professional voice actors, including Jon Bailey and NonelikeJoshua, providing the dialogue for the characters!
Here is how it will all work:
But to do that, we need money. You know, that stuff you used to carry in your wallet before those magical plastic cards replaced it all. We need that stuff to pay for artists, voice actors, musicians and the protein paste we eat to lower costs.
The $10,000 from this Kickstarter will be enough for us to complete two 35 page issues of Starchaser express (or 70 pages of comic total plus the voice acting). That might seem like a lot, especially since we are just a webcomic, but that is actually just the bare bones price.
We don't get to keep every cent of the money we get from Kickstarter! There are fees to pay before we can even start using any of the funds!
That is %37 of the funds - or about $3,700 - that is taken right off the top and that is just Campaign fees alone!
That leaves us $6,300 left to pay our team of artists and voice actors for two issues! But, if we reach our stretch goals we will have more money to add features to these two issues like sound effects and more diverse music for the guided audiobooks!
Plus, the more money we have, the easier it will be to pay our workers in larger segments and thus they can devote more time to our comic! Meaning you can get more much faster!
BUT WHAT ARE THE REWARD LEVELS?!
If you give us just one dollar, that is enough to buy yourself our undying love! Perfect if you just want to know what love is!
In addition to our undying love, you can grab the Early Bird Special deal for $20 and get a signed print by Jon Bailey and an invite to the podcast! (usually only available in our $90 tier!)
For $20 you get an awesome HD Desktop Wallpaper of the three main characters AND you will be immortalized on our thank you page!
For $35 you get a second HD wallpaper featuring one of the comic's antagonist groups; the Fascist "Smarti Party" AND we will be printing 3 different mystery postcards with exclusive art! You will get one of these post cards signed by the artists and Corey sent to your address!
For a limited time, $50 will get you all the previous prizes, plus you will get two of the three exclusive postcards! That's not all, you will also get VIP status! Do you want to know how much we appreciate your donation and let us know what you want to see from this comic? Now you can with your own personal skype conversation with us!
For $75 you get all three of the exclusive postcards signed by the artists and Corey Wood! You'll also be put on a VIP emailing list where you'll receive behind the scenes content and comics!
For $90 you get another special treat, a print signed by Jon Bailey! Have you never been able to catch him at a convention? Well now he will ship a signed card straight to you! No more endless lines to stand in, because we know how terrible those are...
For $115 dollars you get to become apart of the Starchaser Universe! We will turn you, or a character of your own design, into a background character in our comic that will appear in issues randomly for eternity! (Or close to it). You will also get a personal thank you from Jon Bailey recorded and sent to you in a sound file!
For $150 you will become a pivotal part in the Starchaser Universe! We will turn you, or a character of your own design, into a character in our comic that will appear as a main antagonist or protagonist in a single issue of the comic!
For $200 you, or a character of your own design, will become a recurring character in the Starchaser Universe! This character will appear as a pivotal factor in randomly chosen Starchaser stories for all time!
For $500 you will become a legend of the universe! You assist in creating the lore around your character, who will play a major role in the history of our universe!
You will get a print of you character and you will be invited to join the podcast alongside myself and help host the festivities! You will also get an exclusive poster that will only be printed three times (two for this tier and one for the final tier). Finally you get to help name and create technologies in our universe!
If you are really generous, or just the high-roller type, then maybe you want to become a certified deity of our universe!
For $2,500 you will be praised by characters in the universe as "The Great Donner" the god of the major religion of the Starchaser galaxy (which you will help name and create)!. Your character is guaranteed to appear in a short spin-off issue that will detail the commonly accepted creation story of our galaxy (an issue that will exist only if this tier is donated to!).
On top of that, Corey will personally call you on your cell phone to talk to you and thank you for your contribution! If you thought that was all, you are mistaken! You will become the team's new best friend, allowed to sit in on the first session of any scripts we write (under a non-disclosure agreement. Finally, you will get a unique postcard, wallpaper and print of your character made just for you!
Before you go ahead and click on your favorite reward level on the right-side of your screen; you should know a little about who is getting that money.
Meet the Full Team!
Risks and challenges
This comic has been in the works from the ground up for two years and the first few issues are already mapped out, all we need is the funding to make the rest of it a reality!
Of course there can always be unforeseen problems. A UPS truck carrying our postcards might get hijacked by bandits or highwaymen. An artist may end up vaporized in an unfortunate laser testing experiment. The world could be invaded by aliens and we might all be forced to reenact the play Annie for their sick amusement.
These kind of things happen, but we will be here to keep you updated every step of the way! At worst, the shipment dates of Kickstarter rewards might be slightly delayed due to the postcards being printed by companies out of our control. Or maybe a personal emergency keeps us from posting a comic one week.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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