Danny Limor doesn’t do stand-up very often any more, but he’s been putting all of his hilarious jokes into his webcomic, “Neutron City Comix.” He’d like to produce printed copies of his new epic ongoing, ALL-AGES meta-comedy comic book series, so he has launched a kickstarter for “Pencil Ink Presents: Neutron City Comix #1.” Take it away, Danny:
It is our privilege to announce to YOU, our Cadets, the launch of our 2nd flagship title:
The future of the comic book industry is to be found in the Young Readers section, and we’re proud to offer Neutron City Comix as an ongoing series inclusive to readers of ALL ages. While the cartoony style is appealing to children, the jokes are sophisticated, amusing even the most cynical of adults without alienating any younger readers.
Neutron City Comix is a project we have been working on for more than a decade. Originally envisioned as a cartoon for Yoni to animate as a college project, I came up with what was essentially a Clerks knock-off about a bunch of nerds hanging out in a comic book store. The idea wasn’t right but some of the characters were good. Those few characters were called back into action alongside a new cast of oddballs in what was going to be a comic book about Maxx, a kid who wins a contest to become the subject of a documentary-style reality show. Strike Two. The last time we saw the Neutron City Comix gang they were starring in an all-ages meta-comedy webcomic strip. It was a good strip. Very funny. It was enjoyed by AT LEAST a dozen people (verifiable FACT) but ultimately the strip format was a bit too claustrophobic for me. I’m not saying you can’t tell deep and compelling stories in the strip format, I’m just saying that I can’t. I felt the characters deserved to be the stars of their own comic book series and I’m not just saying that because I’m one of the aforementioned stars.
We wanted this comic to be something special so we went all out. We started with a veritable triple-threat: My comedic genius, my writings goodness, and my artistic mediocrity. Then Yoni took over and ILM’d the nertz out of it and now… Now it is, simply put, a comic book masterpiece the likes of which humanity has never seen before!!
Our plan is to have Neutron City Comix #1 printed and ready for distribution at comic book conventions across America by March of 2017. The comic is already finished and ready to go to the printer.
Neutron City Comix #1 is a 48 page, full-color prestige format (soft cover binding) comic book experience. A giant-sized story with some amazing bonus material. We have some of the finest names in all-ages comics contributing guest pin-ups. Check out this line-up of talent:
Chris Giarrusso (G-Man; Mini Marvels)
Kurt Wood Dot Com (Aw Yeah Comics!; Rumpuss)
Scoot McMahon (Aw Yeah Comics!; Spot On Adventure)
FRED HEMBECK (Fred Hembeck Destroys The Marvel Universe)
And for anyone pledging $25 or MORE, you’ll receive a special variant cover by Chris Schweizer (The Crogan Adventures; The Creeps)!!
We are also offering a VERY SPECIAL REWARD (also available as an add-on)
I know what you’re thinking. “Truly these and all the other bonus goodies you are offering must surely cost the fortunes of two kings?” It’s actually not that much. Our goal is to raise $5,000. Not chump change by any measure, but a fairly reasonable sum considering how much work went into this project and what the return will be for all involved in this Kickstarter campaign.
The $5,000 budget will facilitate the high-volume printing of issue #1, allowing us to get it into as many hands as possible this coming year as we head into the convention season. In addition, it will also cover the costs of bags and boards for the comics, the prints, buttons, and all the other incentives. (It also takes care of the Kickstarter/Stripe/Amazon 10% fee.)
Cadets, I have been in love with comics since I was 10 years old. It started with the likes of Sgt. Rock and G.I. Joe. Then I found the super heroes. Marvel and DC owned my teenage years. From there my interests expanded and I found that comic books could literally be about anything. But when I look at the current comics landscape it bothers me a little that many of the comics I loved reading as a child are no longer really suitable for children. Many of the super hero books that entertained Young Danny are now gritty, overly violent, and frankly inappropriate for children. Not to mention, they take themselves way too seriously for stories about people who can shoot laser beams from their eyes or dress up like bats because criminals are scaredy cats.
If all the comics grow up with you, what’s left to attract younger readers? Neutron City Comix, that’s what.
What he said.
Check out the awesome rewards we’re offering:
Visit the Kickstarter page for a special Sneak Preview of Issue #1 of the all- new Neutron City Comix & make your pledge now!