£300
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37
backers
9days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, August 29 2019 10:35 AM UTC +00:00.

£300
pledged of £2,300pledged of £2,300 goal
37
backers
9days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, August 29 2019 10:35 AM UTC +00:00.

About

About the Comic

 You go to the Funfair for excitement with your friends and family, but when you go to Phillips and Family Funfair you get  more than you bargain for. Make sure you keep track of who you go with as they may not be there when you come out. 

Funfair follows a mysterious Funfair, the exciting rides, stalls and the unique people who run it! Through each issue Funfair will look at the people entering, the people leaving and the people who are stuck at the Funfair. 

Would you dare to enter the Funfair and could you make it out alive? 

Front Cover
Front Cover

About the Writers 

My name is Jo Backstrom and I am (trying very hard to be) a comic book writer. I created and wrote this book with my wife, Hannah, we both live in the UK with our daughter Emma. We both have (multiple) day jobs and work hard on our ideas to bring to the comic industry. 

We came up with the idea of the Fun Fair while we were driving back from my home town in the North West. We drove past, what looked like, an abandoned fair and we both thought it would be good to have a comic based around this. We spent weeks of our holidays formulating ideas and stories that could be written about our dingy little Fun Fair.

By November 2018 the script was written and being edited, it was read and passed on, read and passed on and read and passed on. Until it was sent through to our Fantastic artist  Charles H Raymond who created the Death Inc books! 

This Kickstarter will help towards funding the art for this and future Fun Fair developments and the wonderful rewards that are available in the pledges.  The artist is well on his way to completing the art work and example pages and character art can be seen below. 

About the Artist

Originally from Berkshire, Charles H Raymond is a Birmingham based comic book writer and artist. His works include the highly regarded Death Inc. series, Chlorophil and his Twenty-Four Hour comic, Swine Fever.

Since the release of Death Inc. Book One, in 2017, he has made a name for himself in the world of small press comics, and has been fortunate enough to work with some amazing writers and artists.

He is inspired by the works of people like Bryan Lee O'Malley, Anthony Clark and Jhonen Vasquez, and classic movies such as The Breakfast Club, Shaun of the Dead, The Blues Brothers and the Studio Ghibi films.

When he isn't making comics, he's looking after his two children, playing video games and practicing guitar

The Main Characters 

Stewart the Ringmaster and Chester the Clown
Stewart the Ringmaster and Chester the Clown

Example Pages 

Example Pages from Funfair
Example Pages from Funfair

Stretch Goals

Stretch Goal 1 £3,000 - We have written a 4 page comic that will start to expand the characters and world around the Funfair. If we reach this stretch goal each digital pledge will get a digital copy of the 4 page comic PLUS your pledge reward. The physical backers will get a physical copy of the mini comic PLUS your pledge reward. 

Stretch Goal 2 £4,000 - All physical backers will get an additional custom A3 poster to go along with your pledge and the previous stretch goal reward. Digital backers will get a digital wallpaper to use on computers and tablets plus your pledge and previous stretch goal reward. 

Stretch Goal 3 £5,000 - All physical backers will get a custom enamel pin, a set of stickers and 5 bonus postcards on top of the rewards set out in your pledge and all stretch goals previously unlocked. Digital backers will get the 5 bonus postcards as digital art work plus the rewards set out in your pledge level and all previous stretch goals unlocked. 

Stretch Goal 4 £6,500 - If we are lucky enough to get this far, then Issue 2 will get the go ahead for art work. Digital backers will get a PDF copy of issue 2 PLUS all the rewards set out in your pledge level and all previous stretch goals unlocked. Physical backers will get a physical copy of issue 2 PLUS all the rewards set out in your pledge level and any stretch goals previously unlocked.

Stretch Goal 5 £???? - This will be announced if we come close to this level; we have a couple of ideas which we will share and maybe take a vote on with everyone who backs the project. 

Where is the money going? 

The funds will primarily support the payment for the artwork, we have gone out to find the best artist to suit the style and story that we created, there was only one real choice for this. The rest of the funds will go towards fulfilling the pledges made by you wonderful people and a few extra to spread into the world once the campaign is over. Our stretch goals have all been calculated to include any art and design work, printing and postage.   

Chart showing breakdown of funds
Chart showing breakdown of funds

Risks and challenges

The first issue of Funfair is scripted and complete with artwork, this is now ready to be sent to the printers. We have already sent off for samples but this could be one challenge with the project, if the samples aren't perfect then this could delay printing. In turn delaying dispatch to you wonderful supporters. However, this being said we believe we have calculated enough time to correct any concerns and get the comic to you by our delivery date. Along with this, we will give regular updates with any glitches we encounter.

The additional merchandise specified in each pledge; such as t-shirts, badges or posters will be ordered once the Kickstarter has finished and we have numbers; because we will have to wait to get total numbers there could be a delay in their arrival. As a result, this could delay our dispatching to you, however, we believe we have calculated enough time to get these goodies to you with the rest of your pledge. Also, like before we will regularly update you with when the goodies are here.

If we achieve our £6,500 stretch goal -
One challenge we could face would be with Issue 2, while Issue 2 is scripted it will need to be sent to our artist to complete the artwork. If we are lucky enough to get to this point then we will consult with our artist and agree on a completion date which we will then update you on.

We really want this project to work and are extremely grateful for your support, and aim to keep you updated at every step of the way.

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