You awesome hooligans have enjoyed Woohooligan online since 2006. Over the years you've flattered us by telling us these comics remind you of some of your favorite comedians like Monty Python, the Far Side, Saturday Night Live and Mad Magazine. The road hasn't always been smooth, we've had our share of hiccups and you've stuck with us and we've overcome them. Now we're bringing you the next incarnation of your favorite Woohooligan gags in three new PDF ebooks. (We know you also want physical books and you'll get those very soon!)
We're starting with these three ebook titles:
- Woohooligan Volume 1: Into Dorkness
- Woohooligan Presents: Nerdgasm
- Woohooligan Presents: The Secret Life of Kliingons
Here's a little more detail on these cool new books you'll get when you back Woohooligan Digital Funnies!
Woohooligan Volume 1: Into Dorkness is a compilation of your most loved comics since 2006. Woohooligan is a weekly gag comic with no specific overall theme and very few repeat characters. It's akin to some of your favorite gag comics like Cyanide & Happiness, Chanellate, Buttersafe, the Far Side or Amazing Superpowers. In most cases the art in the Woohooligan strips is a little more detailed.
Many of you hooligans have flattered me by saying Woohooligan reminds you of many of your favorite comedians like Monty Python, Saturday Night Live and Mad Magazine. To really understand what you're getting, you'll have to visit the official site and see for yourself. The book will also feature additional artist commentary and many alternate endings that are no longer available online.
Woohooligan Presents: Nerdgasm is a fun PG story about what happens when you get a bunch of anime/comic fans together to talk about sex. In 2012 I attended a real sexual fetish panel at the AnimeFest convention here in Dallas and this story is loosely based on that experience. Despite the subject matter, there is no actual sex (or porn) in the story (sorry). Hey, I said it was PG! Plus there was never any actual sex at the panel, dangit!
The book will contain many alternate endings no longer available online. You can see more of this story on the official Woohooligan website.
Woohooligan Presents: The Secret Lives of Kliingons is a short story about the every day lives of your average Klingon. It starts with high-school and then follows a young Klingon through college, working life, dating, marriage and having children of his own. There's purple blood and batleths a-plenty!
You can see more of the Secret Lives of Kliingons (not including alternate endings and deleted scenes that will be included in the book), on the official Woohooligan website.
NOTE: Yes, Kliingons is misspelled because this is a fair-use parody and we need to differentiate it from official Star Trek products.
While researching book options we discovered the ISBN system is kind of ridiculous. You can get a single ISBN, but the cost of just two is the same as a block of ten. Every version of a book (eBook, print, 2nd edition, etc.) must have a separate ISBN, so why would anyone buy just one?! Create-Space offers some deals, but you can only sell books with their $10 ISBN through their approved channels and their ISBN for sales elsewhere isn't discounted enough to matter.
We're publishing 3 eBooks now and more print books later, so ten ISBNs is the most cost-effective solution. We also hope you'll enjoy this early opportunity to be a part of the Woohoolisphere with our first Kickstarter. More Kickstarter projects for print books will follow soon, using ISBNs out of this block. For now we're focused on the eBooks to get our feet wet and get to know you wonderful hooligans and backers.
The $300 target for this campaign covers the $250 for the block of ten ISBNs, plus a little for shipping hand-drawn original art to backers at the $20 level, and a few dollars for the Kickstarter fees.
MUG SHOT: (NEW) We've added a new reward level at $8 called the MUG SHOT where I'll draw a carricature of you or a friend in an upcoming Woohooligan comic. Obviously they will be in my typical comic style, with rubbery arms, knobby elbows, large, usually somewhat rounded heads, etc.
WOOHOOLIGAN: At the $50 WOOHOOLIGAN reward level you'll get a whole page of your own art and text in the book, so you'll get to decide what that will look like... within reason. We're not going to allow outright porn, religious, political or drug manifestos or something that promotes violence against children or women... man, this list could get long... Work with us, we're reasonable people. :)
One of those rewards has already been taken, so there's only 2 left right now! The first was taken by Alejandro Lee who's been working diligently for the past 4 years on an awesome webcomic called the Ballad of Sally Sproket and Piston Pete! Here's an example of his work and what you can expect his page will look like.
Isn't that some kick-ass art?! So you'll be in good company when you back the project! :)
CREDIT: For most of you awesome hooligans we think you want to have a URL to your own comic or project in our books. If you just want your name, that's fine too, but for those of you who want a link, this is what we plan for those to look like.
This is essentially what the credits will look like. As you can see, your name won't be buried in a generic list, it will stand out and give you a chance to grab the reader and let them know what your comic or project is about. These blurbs are taken from the sites of several awesome hooligans who've already backed the project. Once it's funded, we'll ask everyone to provide their own teasers for the credits, so you'll get to decide how your project is represented.
At $370 we'll print some 12x13 glossy posters of this single-panel satire:
When we meet this goal, all the backers at the $20 level will get a signed copy of this poster mailed in addition to their hand-drawn original illustration.
Thanks for your awesome support!
Risks and challenges
Most of the art for the books is ready, in fact we've already laid out most of Woohooligan Presents: The Secret Lives of Klingons. That was done in a day and it only needs a couple of quick sketches of "deleted scenes" and the ISBN and then it will go out to all you amazing backers before we put it up in our store. The other two books are similar, although they're a little longer and will take a little longer to lay out.
The only real challenges I foresee would be potential clerical errors in getting the ISBNs (which I really don't expect) or potential formatting problems in putting the other two books together or potentially the same in printing the posters if we reach that stretch goal. Either of these would be minor hiccups that I'm sure would be easily overcome.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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