Eschaton-a-Go-Go graphic novel IndieGogo campaign September 6 through October 23, 2013 at EaGoGo13.com
Eschaton-a-Go-Go. In a parallel universe, Dr. Ravana drags her sister, General Kumbhakarna, into a war on the Gods. They lose, and are sentenced to a period of exile and penance in our universe. They meet up with Lake Baikal lake spirits on a spree and help out evolving humanity as best they can. This ranges from fighting off monsters from another universe to fixing the internet to witnessing the All Girl Rapture and how this affects the future of mankind.
The graphic novel. Molly Kiely and Ginger Mayerson really need you, your help, and well, your money to raise $12,999 to finish the art and publish “Eschaton-a-GoGo,” a rollicking tale of two or more universes, demigoddesses, lake spirits, librarians, comic book fanboys, and how the All Girl Rapture affects the future of mankind. And all the cheesecake, beefcake, panoramic landscapes, cityscapes, surreality, romance, humor, horror, action and emotion as only Molly Kiely can draw.
The script was finished in 2009 (Sample pdf), but due to massive time constraints (ie: motherhood) on Molly, only a few sketches and drawings were created. Fast forward to 2013, and the only thing stopping us from finishing the artwork for a 70- 80 page graphic novel and publishing it is money.
Yes, money. We need money for Molly Kiely to have the time and supplies to draw/ink/letter/and in some cases paint 70-80 pages of this epic, and epically wacky epic, fun-filled, sexy, action-packed, and thought provoking graphic novel.
Ginger Mayerson needs money to put it together as a book and publish it. Yes, Molly is going to have more fun than Ginger, but that’s okay because this book is very much worth it. And Ginger has an excellent track record for publishing books at the Wapshott Press.
Our Perks are the perkiest and only available as fundraisers for this project. Ever. These wonderful perks will never ever be available in any other way except as a fundraiser for “Eschaton-a-Go-Go.” So get ‘em while you can. Also check our blog/website for updates, social media, and all the news that’s fit to post to a wordpress.com blog. If you’d like to help us get the word out about the campaign, there are web banners and graphics you can hotlink to on our website.
As for Ginger and Molly. Well, the eyes have it.
Please feel free to contact either of us through the blog/website if you have any questions about this project or whatever, such as how you can contribute outside of IndieGoGo. (Yes, honey, we’re looking at you!) Thanks.
“A graphic novel written by the fabulous Ginger Mayeron (of Hackenbush fame) and the amazing Molly Kiely (Diary of a Dominatrix, Tecopa Jane)? And it takes place in a parallel universe? And there are magical elk headdresses? So there IS something to look forward to! I support this project with all my heart, and you should too. It’s gonna be awesome.”
Lene Taylor, Comics Reading Diva, ‘I Read Comics’ and ‘Look at his Butt’ podcasts
“News of new comic art from Molly Kiely is not only long overdue, but also very welcomed. I can’t wait to read it.”
Eric Reynolds, Associate Publisher and Very Cool Guy at Fantagraphics Books, Seattle, Washington
“In 2008, I directed a well-received production of Ginger Mayerson’s bloodily biting political satire, Darkness at Sunset and Vine. This work embodies what I like best about Mayerson’s work – muscular, lightening-paced plotting that has the brains to match its brawn, and quirky characters that despite being drawn in shades of soul-scorching neon and unflinching black, still retain their power to engage the reader’s empathy. Mayerson’s novels are a swift left hook to the right frontal lobe — wicked, witty, and wonderful.”
Kelly S. Taylor, Ph.D., Associate Professor in Communication Studies, North Texas State University, Denton, Texas, no relation to Ms. Taylor (or Liz Taylor, Zachary Taylor, or Taylor Swift for that matter)
You can also:
Like us on Facebook; Follow us on Twitter; Tumble to us on Tumblr; Re-pin us on Pinterest; Link to us on LinkedIn ; Something us on Google+ and join us for weekly Google Hangouts to be scheduled below; Skype us at Eschatonagogo so you can be on the bi-weekly conference call; subscribe to the RSS feed for our website to stay up to date on news and happenings. Or subscribe to our email blasts on the sidebar. Stick with us and we’ll keep you posted on Eschaton-a-Go-Go developments before, during, and after the IndieGoGo campaign. And check our website to see if we have any perks still available after the IndieGoGo campaign.
If you would like to join the Skype conference calls and/or the Google Hangouts, here’s how to do that: please on Skype add eschatonagogo to your Contacts so I can put you on the calls. For Google+, add us to your circles at Molly Kiely Ginger Mayerson, which makes Google+ good for something. All Hangouts will be public and we can only wait 10-15 minutes for people to show up. Talk to you soon!
All times are Pacific Times:
Skype; Monday; September 9; 10AM /// Google Hangout; Thursday; September 12; 11AM
Skype; Tuesday; September 17; 12PM ///Google Hangout; Friday; September 20; 1PM
Skype; Thursday; September 26; 2PM ///Google Hangout; Saturday; September 28; 3PM
Skype; Thursday; October 3; 4PM ///Google Hangout; Sunday; October 6; 5PM
Skype; Friday; October 11; 6PM ///Google Hangout; Monday; October 14; 7PM
Skype; Thursday; October 17; 8PM ///Google Hangout; Tuesday; October 22; 9PM
Skype; Friday; October 25; 10PM ///Google Hangout; Wednesday; October 30; 10PM
If you’d like to get the reminder emails, please sign up on our ReachMail List or find it on the blog sidebar. We’re only using it for Eschaton-a-Go-Go and not very often after the IndieGoGo campaign ends.
Unlockable rewards, because it’s cool to have unlockable rewards:
If we raise $15K, all contributors above the $800 level will receive a copy of the graphic novel.
If we raise $18K, all contributors above the $600 level will receive a copy of the graphic novel.
If we raise $21K, all contributors above the $300 level will receive a copy of the graphic novel.
If we raise $25K, all contributors above the $200 level will receive a copy of the graphic novel.
If we raise $30K, all contributors above the $100 level will receive a copy of the graphic novel, and if you contributed over $1,000, and you are in Los Angeles, Ginger Mayerson will take you on her Blade Runner mini-tour and buy you lunch at Grand Central Market, as well as personally hand you your signed by Ginger and Molly, gift wrapped copy of the graphic novel.
Please feel free to contact either of us through the blog/website if you have any questions about this project or whatever. Thanks!