Hi guys, and welcome to the Bust issue#1 Kickstarter. I thought I’d open our schedule of extensive updates with some more insight into myself Dave Cook, the Bust premise and how myself and artist Chris O’Toole make this thing happen.
So first off, the total goal:
As you read this the first 12 pages of Bust issue#1 (which is 32 pages long) can be read absolutely free of charge on the Bust blog here, and new pages will be added there as they are produced. We will never charge for digital pages on the blog ever.
But the pages themselves cost £50 to produce, and that’s cheap in the comic world – trust me, I’ve shopped around artist forums and groups only to receive some really big numbers in return. Chris is a long time friend so he’s done me a great deal on getting these pages done so far.
The Kickstarter total will cover the other 20 pages we need to complete issue #1 and will ensure Chris gets the funds he deserves for his time and tireless effort. The excess will go towards funding our very first print run off issue #1 and you can reserve a copy by opting into our £5 and above tiers. We’re aiming to have four pages a month done if we hit our target and that brings us to about April.
You won’t have to wait until then to see the story continued of course, as you’ll see each new page grow from pencil sketches to the final digital product as we go. Well let you know when each new page goes live right here and on the blog.
Our way of saying thanks now
Everyone who backs Bust at £3 and above gets their name on our wall of thanks over on the blog, and as you can see it already has some names on there, so thank you very much guys, seriously! You’ll find your name added here:
The next step?
Work on page 13 has begun and I’m funding it personally so we can keep this project moving while the Kickstarter is live, and beyond that we’ll be dropping insight into the broader story and what we’ve got planned for issue #2 (the full arc is already planned and it’s – shall we say, ‘really bloody dark.)
So once again, thanks for visiting our campaign and helping us get this comic made, we appreciate every bit of participation.
Stay tuned for more updates, we’ve got much to cover!