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I’ve been a fan of Thomas Hall and Daniel Bradford’s Robot 13 for awhile now; it was probably one of the first comics I bought digitally when I got my iPhone, and, c’mon, the name. The duo is now looking to collect the first three issues of the series into a trade paperback, and they’ve turned to Kickstarter to get help.
“Blacklist Studios was started by Daniel Bradford and Thomas Hall to take their Comic projects to the widest possible audience, while retaining as much creative control as possible,” their Kickstarter page reads. “To that end, they put in their own money to start the company and have handled everything from the writing and art to the printing and distribution of their books themselves. As much of what we make from doing books and shows as possible is put back into making Comics- of the money we raise, about $4000 is to cover printing costs, with the rest split between shipping materials, postage, rewards and storage for the remaining inventory. Right now, Blacklist Studios is a TRUE ‘cottage industry,’ in that all of the excess inventory is stored in our apartments. In order to handle something as large as a run of Trade paperbacks, however, we need to move everything to outside storage.”
A pledge of $13 will get you the trade, and they’ve got several other incentives if you pledge more than that, like T-shirts, buttons, sketches, mini-figures and issues of their other comic, King. “At the top level, one fan will have their likeness used in a future issue of Robot 13 and be eaten by a giant monster,” Hall told me over email.
The Kickstarter campaign runs through March 13. Check out the shirt after the jump.