Ignored by police and with more and more time passing, our hero decides to find the assailant himself. With no special training, experience, or resources Alvin takes on what he calls his vigilante project and sets out to find his sister’s killer. But Alvin can’t just become a vigilante, he has to learn how. What would you do? Where would you start?
Along the way Alvin seeks counsel from a local priest, crosses a local gang with ties to organized crime, and falls in love with his married apartment manager Rebecca. But when Alvin discovers that there is more to his sister’s disappearance than meets the eye, he will take on more than he ever expected, risking it all to save another little girl that is being held by the same man.
VP#1: The Guitar Hero is available to read on our site as a webcomic. Click here to read VP#1.
Our goal is to raise $7,000 to cover production, printing, and expenses for this graphic novel project. Any funds raised above and beyond $7,000 will go toward our stretch goals (see below), and to the production and promotion of future books and graphic novels.
$7,000 seems like a lot of money. However, when you consider the cost and factors involved with finishing the product, fulfilling orders, and shipping rewards, it’s easy to understand how we came to that number. Check out the break down below.
PRINTING: In the interest of keeping our printer’s quotes private, we won’t post a specific quantities or dollar amounts. However, printing costs are the bulk of our target dollar amount. Costs vary based on a variety of factors including the kind of paper used, the type of binding, etc. As you can imagine, the bigger the order we place, the better the price we get. We have made the most logical decision possible to get us enough supply at the best price, but the cost is still sizable.
CREATIVE:Only a portion of the $7,000 will actually go to the creative production of the book. While we (Chris and Phil) are the creators and faces of Vigilante Project, we account for only the writing of the book. We have four artists (Pencils, Inks, Color, and Letters) that contribute to each issue of Vigilante Project. This Kickstarter will cover artist salaries for VP #3 and the VP #1 Epilogue if we hit that stretch goal.
FEES: Kickstarter/Amazon Fees – Roughly 8%-10% of final funding
SHIPPING: The cost of shipping the rewards to our backers can add up very quickly. We had to take these cost of postage and shipping supplies into account as well.
POSTERS: For this Kickstarter’s poster reward, we have commissioned renowned artist Jimbo Salgado to provide the artwork. Jimbo is an amazing cover artist for IDW and is also the primary artist on their Transformers title. You can check out Jimbo’s work on his Facebook and Deviant Art pages.
CUSTOM CHARACTERS: The Brown Belt level and above offer custom digital commission of you or your favorite characters. We have a team of overwhelmingly talented artists to accomplish this task, and I want to show you a couple of quick examples. The first is of Vigilante Project friend Sarah Reinertsen. We liked this pose but wanted Sarah in athletic wear since she is known as a world class athlete. The other is a commission that we did for a friend to give his girlfriend Heather for Christmas.
“The first issue is freakin’ awesome! I can’t wait for more…you’ve renewed my interest in comics!” – Camille Bohmer
“Not often do I get a comic that starts off with a confessional and ends with a gun drawn to a character’s head. The juxtaposition of faith and violence, really grabbed my attention and I enjoyed every moment of it.” – Jacques Nyemb of Comicbooked.com – Click here to read the entire review
“Every once in a while I’ll get sent something like Vigilante Project. It’s (something) you know a lot of good people have worked very hard to achieve that also happens to be fun and exciting.” – Ezequiel Gutierrez of Best Geek Blog Ever — Read the rest of the review here