SHERBET - FUNDED
Thanks to our backers on Kickstarter and all of the people who shared information about our project, our comic book Sherbet is now going to be printed as a trade paperback.
Some people said that nobody would want to read stories about a Sherlock-inspired lesbian drug-addict from the future who solved paranormal mysteries. Some other people said; ‘no one is going to pay for you to make comics, Bramley.’
Take that Mr. Ferguson, you washed-out high school art-teaching hippie wanker!
Of course, it probably helps that co-creator Joshua Mathus sold his soul to a fictional sea-monster, but then, Mr. Ferguson didn’t stipulate that wasn’t allowed.
Now, if anyone reading this still wants to be a part of it; our deadline isn’t due for another five days. We also have some exciting stretch goals. If we reach $10,000, we’re adding some extra colour!
Lastly but far from leastly, for anyone going to Baltimore Comicon this weekend, I’ve got a special message for you from Ally Cat;
You absolutely SHOULD back our Kickstarter, but don’t take my word…
Just ask Io9:
Ask The Baker Street Babes:
Ask Jimmy Aquino from Comics News Insider (starts 57.29):
Ask Brandon Montclare, writer of Rocket Girl who said:
"A terrific read. Sherbet Lock is what indie comics are all about, and getting it made is what Kickstarter is all about."
Or Rocket Girl artist Amy Reeder, who said:
"Somehow MVB took everything I love and rolled it into one character. Each story is genius!"
Or Josh Elder, the writer of the Scribblenauts comic and Mail Order Ninja who said:
“‘Sherbet Lock’ is a satire, but so is ‘Don Quixote’ and a few dozen other masterpieces of the Western Canon. And like all the best satires, ‘Sherbet’ embraces the absurdity of its premise but still takes its subject matter just seriously enough for the stories to matter. An important early work by one of the most promising young talents in the field.”
Sherbet: The Trade Paperback
New Pledge Levels Unlocked on the Sherbet Kickstarter
Seeing as we’re right in the middle of our pledge period, we’ve decided to unlock some new pledge levels. Rodney Ramos (Transmetropolitan, Green Lantern, Toe Tags) and Nate Bear (Three Armed Squid, Bear Brains) have kindly agreed to offer up some pretty bad-ass original art rewards for any bastard interested in upgrading their pledge. Both come with everything in the $25 Bastard Book Itself tier and these are limited to one backer each. If you want one, you can claim it by going to the main page and upgrading to your pledge to the desired tier.
Pledge $125 or more
BEAR-BRAINED BASTARD - Do you love NATE BEAR’S art as much as we do? (Hint; we love it a lot). For $125, Nate Bear will draw an original Sherbet Lock image just for you, and we’ll mail it over along with a signed copy of our TPB. Also; PDFs galore!
Pledge $150 or more *
NIGHT OF THE LIVING BASTARDS - Friend of the book and acclaimed inker of… let’s face it, everything you love; RODNEY RAMOS has offered to do an 11x17 convention-style commission of any character you want him to draw. He’s also throwing in a signed copy of TOE TAGS, the comic he worked on with George A. Romero and Tommy Castillo. (I’m sure it goes without saying that you’ll also get a signed copy of our TPB and the PDFs).
*Great for ZOMBIE fans.
Lots o’ love,