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russbrett
04-14-2015, 01:14 PM
The relaunched Kickstarter campaign for Sidekicks is LIVE!

I know we can do it this time.

And remember, ALL Backers who Pledge by Wednesday April 15, 11:59 PM EST, regardless of Pledge Level, will have their names included in the "First Day Backers" section of the "Thank You" page at the end of Issue #4.

Thank you, everyone!

http://kck.st/1aOY2vT

russbrett
04-27-2015, 09:43 PM
Hey, everyone!

Following is the Poster #2 Reward from the Sidekicks Kickstarter Campaign (which you can support at this link: http://kck.st/1aOY2vT).

I absolutely LOVE this picture. Many thanks to Jeff Bonesteel for designing all of the characters, Bong Dazo for adding his own touches to the pencils, and Sara Machajewski who gave them all a tweak when she added the colors.

The Kickstarter campaign is going great!

With 18 days left we are 76% of the way toward our funding goal of $10,000.

Now would be a great time to jump on board if you haven't already done so.

Thanks!

http://i1336.photobucket.com/albums/o660/SidekicksComics/Poster%204_zpsyvipq923.jpg (http://s1336.photobucket.com/user/SidekicksComics/media/Poster%204_zpsyvipq923.jpg.html)

russbrett
05-05-2015, 08:16 PM
Hey, everyone!

With 10 days to go we are over 80% of the way to our goal. Only $1934 to go!

Keep spreading the word!

I just wanted to give a little update on how the artwork is coming along for Issues #2-4.

Issue #2 is completely penciled with 10 pages inked.

Issue #3 is penciled, inked and colored.

Issue #4 is penciled with 15 pages inked and 2 pages colored.

You might notice that Issues #3 and #4 are moving along faster than Issue #2. I am very sad to share that our Issue #2 inker, Rick Ketcham, passed away last month. We were all very shocked by the news. To keep Sidekicks on schedule, Glauber Matos (who is inking Issues #3 and #4) has agreed to finish Issue #2.

And don't forget, the concept art for the villain sidekicks, Boost, will be revealed when we reach 220 Backers.

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"Help release the Boost concept art! 220 Backers is all we need. Support #Sidekicks on @Kickstarter" (http://ctt.ec/GO8IU)

russbrett
05-11-2015, 09:03 PM
Hey, everyone!

We're into the final week and closing in on our goal of $10,000.

With only 4 days left we only need $1564 to fund the campaign! If you know someone you think would enjoy Sidekicks, NOW would be the time to share the link with them.

One of our current Backers made a request for a way to get the 12-page Bonus comic, The Super-Hero's Nightmare (written by Russell Brettholtz with art by Peter Sefcik), that was included with the digital copy of Sidekicks in the original campaign last year.

So for any one who would like to receive The Super-Hero's Nightmare, you can increase your pledge by $1 and it will be sent out immediately following the successful completion of this campaign.

I do want to point out that the Bonus story is in no way related to the Sidekicks mini-series, characters, or world (BUT it is a fun read).

And I know I said I wasn't going to release the Boost concept art until we reached 220 Backers, but it's taking a bit longer to get there than I had hoped, so I figured, what the heck.

http://i1336.photobucket.com/albums/o660/SidekicksComics/Pre-Design/Boost%20-%20Colors_zpssxqpu0vb.jpg (http://s1336.photobucket.com/user/SidekicksComics/media/Pre-Design/Boost%20-%20Colors_zpssxqpu0vb.jpg.html)

Boost is the sidekick to the villain, Quarrel. She can "boost" the power level of any super-powered people that are near her.

And just a reminder that all of the villains (including their sidekicks) were designed by Jeff Bonesteel. You can "add-on" an 11x17 full color commission by Jeff for $100 or pledge at the $150 - Bonesteel Art Commission Tier to have Jeff draw any character, just for you.

Almost there, folks. Keep spreading the word!

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"#Sidekicks only has 4 days left to raise $1539 to fund the mini-series on @Kickstarter. Support the #comic here: http://kck.st/1aOY2vT" (http://ctt.ec/2sNP_)

russbrett
05-15-2015, 01:53 AM
Hey, everyone!

Less than 24 hours to go and we are so close!

We only need $333 to reach our funding goal. I know we can do it!

Just a few quick reminders before the final hours tick by.

There are still 9 Issue #1 First Print copies available. These have the Kickstarter Bug on the front cover which the second print copies will not. If you are already pledged to a tier which rewards a second print, simply increase your pledge by $5 to upgrade to a first print. First come, first served.

Also, we still have many incredible pages of Original Artwork by Issue #2-4 penciler, Bong Dazo. Be sure to check out the available pages here: http://s1336.photobucket.com/user/SidekicksComics/library/Sidekicks%20-%20Original%20Art%20Rewards

Finally, if commissioned art interests you, consider getting your own piece done by our character designer, Jeff Bonesteel. You can get an 11x17 full color commission of any character you want (even beyond Sidekicks characters). Take a look at his portfolio here: http://jbonesteel.deviantart.com/gallery/

It's been an amazing ride. Let's finish strong!

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"#Sidekicks needs $333 in 24 hours on @Kickstarter to reach its funding goal. Support the #comic here: http://kck.st/1aOY2vT" (http://ctt.ec/bC05r)