Skybound has been a significant participant on this planet of graphic novels on Kickstarter with a various slate of campaigns, from Michelle Fus’ Ava’s Demon breaking previous the uncommon $500,000 mark, to a deluxe version of Excellence from Brandon Thomas, Khary Randolph, Emilio Lopez & Deron Bennett that concerned hip-hop icon MURS, their continued relationship with Simon Stålenhag on his narrative artwork e book The Labyrinth that additionally hit the uncommon $500,000 funding mark, and their embrace of humor webcomics final 12 months with J.L. Westover‘s Mr. Lovenstein.
Immediately they continued that push with the launch of The Further Fabulous Expertise, a brand new Kickstarter marketing campaign primarily based on the favored webcomics from Zach M. Stafford that I am informed has amassed over 200% of their typical pre-release signups. And that may be as a result of followers guessed that Stafford had a enjoyable twist deliberate for this launch.
There’s two elements to this “Expertise”– to start out, Good Comics for Unhealthy Individuals: An Further Fabulous Assortment is, just like the title says, the first-ever graphic novel assortment of the eponymous internet comics with unique visitor comics from huge names like Mr. Lovenstein, Cyanide & Happiness, The Oatmeal and Safely Endangered.
However then there’s the stunning addition of Boo-ty Name, a celebration card recreation the corporate describes as “lonely mediums interpret cryptic solutions from an attractive ghost in a race to attain.” Sure, that type of rating – that is Further Fabulous in any case. That makes The Further Fabulous Expertise the primary graphic novel and tabletop recreation hybrid marketing campaign from Skybound, who’ve seen success in each these areas on Kickstarter however by no means merged them collectively earlier than – so it will be fascinating to see if future graphic novel Kickstarters have some type of gaming element too.
The tiers for The Further Fabulous Expertise are very a lot in the identical vein as you’d count on from the comedian, providing a literal “hat on a hat” as a reward however hardcore followers might discover themselves dashing to get the particular one-of-one that’s “The Immortal Expertise” the place you get all of the goodies in earlier tiers plus the precise drawing pill that Stafford used to create the sequence for $3069. I am guessing these final two numbers aren’t any accident.
The Further Fabulous Expertise is now reside on Kickstarter and runs until July 13, by which level Skybound might have offended the ghost neighborhood with their tried hookups by means of Boo-ty Name gameplay movies. We’ll be sure to observe that story.