We’ve made it this far.
And we’re not quite dead yet.
Although, being completely honest, we’re keeping a very close eye on Gonzo.
Who can believe it? Time flies when you’re nervously refreshing a Kickstarter page every 30 seconds! We’re currently sat at around 33% funded, which is more than we could have ever hoped for at this point, so we just want to take a moment to say a massive thank you to everyone who has already jumped onto the crazy train with us. You are the best and we couldn’t do it without you!
But now we need to turn our attention onto you lot at the back of the class who HAVEN’T jumped on board yet, don’t think we haven’t spotted you…
We’re here to give you a gentle nudge to convince you to help us realise our dream of making this book a REAL THING.
WE NEED YOU!
WE’VE GOT A LONG WAY TO GO!
So just why should you back this project? Let us tell you.
IT’S THE FULL MADIUS EXPERIENCE! AND IF YOU’RE BRAND NEW, IT’S THE BEST WAY TO CATCH UP!
Don’t take it from us, here’s a great article from Silje at A PLACE TO HANG YOUR CAPE that covers exactly what you’re missing if you aren’t reading PAPERCUTS & INKSTAINS, with 6 reasons you SHOULD be reading PAPERCUTS & INKSTAINS.
We’re incredibly proud of the work we’ve done over the last couple of years on this book and we’re desperate to collect it all into one place to create the condensed experience that showcases everything MADIUS COMICS is about and we can’t do that without YOU!
EVERYTHING HAS BEEN HD REMASTERED AND RELETTERED.
If you’ve been along for the ride since the start, you’re really in for a treat. Every story you already love has been given the full spit and polish. We’ve taken every page and relettered it, remastered it and COLOURED IT! You won’t believe how good it looks, we can barely believe it ourselves. The wonderful folks at BIG COMIC PAGE have put together a brief outline of our plans for the campaign in the following article that covers the specifics in a little more detail:
And if that wasn’t enough detail here is a giant rambling interview with Rob and myself with the wonderful people at PIPEDREAM COMICS where we really dig into the specifics of exactly what mischief we’re cooking up. We leave no stone unturned, or uncoloured.
IT MEANS WE CAN GIVE A LOAD OF MONEY TO ALL OF THE GREAT ARTISTS WHO’VE WORKED WITH US OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS.
As is usually (always) the case with MADIUS COMICS. We’ve priced everything in a way that makes us NO MONEY AT ALL. Not a bean. If we manage to successfully hit our target that means the books get printed, the wonderful artists get paid and all of the exclusive extras get purchased. That’s it! If we’re lucky we’ll have some of the money left over to cover the shipping! We always do everything we can to keep these products as cheap as possible for you. We want as many people as possible to be able to enjoy these stories and for us to offer a 240 ish page of full colour comics for the absurdly low price of £15, well, frankly we must be nuts. SO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR STUPIDITY! YOU’D BE CRAZY NOT TO! And as I’ve already mentioned, supporting us, means supporting the incredible artists that work with us. We’ve allocated a large chunk of our target to making sure they get paid, and they deserve it! If somehow you still need convincing, here’s some art updates showing you exactly what you can expect in the finished book. Just a little something to get your mouths watering.
IT’S THE ONLY PLACE YOU CAN GET YOUR HANDS ON THE EXCLUSIVE EXTRAS, PRINTS, BADGES, T-SHIRTS AND EXCLUSIVE ART!
Not only can you grab the book itself, we’re also offering up a ridiculous assortment of extra goodies and the KICKSTARTER campaign is the only place you can get your hands on them. As always, we’re keeping the prices as low as possible to allow as many of you to get these gubbins in your life as possible. We’re going to have super sexy enamel pin badges, lovely new Tshirts and of course, the main event, unique commissions and original art! Say what!? You heard us right. You have the chance to take home some of the pages from the original stories as well as one lucky person will be able to take home the original art for the cover itself. DANG! It doesn’t get much better than that. And of course, everything is AS CHEAP AS POSSIBLE. We really spoil you. Here’s a look at some of the aforementioned goodies and drool accordingly.
WE WOULD LOVE YOU FOREVER AND YOU WOULD BE SUPPORTING THE SMALL GUY.
Let’s face it. There’s no money in indie comics. We don’t make a bean from any of this of this and we’re purely in it for the love of comics. Our payment is making this book a reality and the ability to make sure everyone who has worked with us has been well paid for their time. We don’t have an office, we don’t have a PR team, we don’t have any staff. We are just us. Four idiots trying to do the best they can and we’re giving this everything we’ve got. The big guys can survive without your money and support… We can’t. We need you more than you can imagine. The only way we can make this book a real thing is if you get behind us. So… Our cap is in our hand. HELP US MAKE THIS A REALITY!
AND FINALLY, IT MEANS WE WILL LEAVE YOU ALONE.
This final point kind of explains itself really. We need to keep banging our war drums until we hit that £4k target. If we finish on anything less than that, we don’t get a penny and the book doesn’t happen. We will be forced into a life on the streets and Gonzo will have to start performance dancing for small change again, and he promised he’d finally left that life behind for good. We have all of our eggs in this basket and we really hope we make it to the… err… pan? To break those eggs? Into an omelette? Because you can’t… Oh, I’ve got no idea where I was going with this. I think my brain is mush… ANYWAY… Back the Kickstarter, we love you!
Hampers of roses and snuggles.