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Kickstarter Highlight – Sidekicks

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I love super-heroes, I particularly love alternative takes on the genre, always have since I first watched The Tick and Freakazoid.

I support anyone who brings an original take on the genre, and Sidekicks most certainly does that. A band of disenchanted second-fiddles and super-lackeys begin taking matters into their own hands. Issue one saw a successful kickstarter campaign, raising more than double what author Russell Brettholtz required and allowing for work to begin expanding the series into many more issues.

Those issues have been pencilled, but money has finally depleted – as is the fate of anyone who chooses to self-publish – and issues 2 through 4 remain uncoloured. Hence a new campaign. The same team will be returning to complete the next three issues, which will see some real storyline developing. Villains are rising, heroes are dropping, and only sidekicks are left to pick up the slack.


 

Sidekicks #1 page 9-01

The Rewards

Pledge $1 or more
Thank You: ALL Backers will have their name included in a “Thank You” note on our Facebook page.
Estimated delivery: Apr 2015

Pledge $5 or more
The Toe-Dipper: Not ready to commit to the full 4 issue mini-series? Then this Reward is for you. Get a digital copy of Sidekicks Issue #1.
Estimated delivery: Apr 2015

Pledge $15 or more
Digital Only Tier #1: You will receive PDF copies of Sidekicks Issues #2-4 (plus Kickstarter exclusive Bonus Materials).
Estimated delivery: Jun 2015

Pledge $20 or more
Digital Only Tier #2: Your name will be included in the “Thank You” section in Issue #4 and you will receive PDF copies of Issues #2-4.
Estimated delivery: Jun 2015

Pledge $20 or more
Catch Up #1 – Digital Only: You will receive a PDF copy of Sidekics #1 plus PDF copies of Sidekicks Issues #2-4 (with Kickstarter exclusive Bonus Materials).
Estimated delivery: Jun 2015

Pledge $25 or more
Physical Copy: You will receive physical copies of Sidekicks Issues #2-4 as well as PDF copies.
Estimated delivery: Jul 2015

Pledge $30 or more
Printed Thank You: Your name will be included in the “Thank You” section in Issue #4 and you will receive physical copies of Sidekicks Issues #2-4 as well as PDF copies.
Estimated delivery: Jul 2015

Pledge $30 or more
Digital Only Tier #3: You will receive a Behind the Scenes PDF for each issue (#2-4) featuring the script and all of the artwork from the comics (rough pencils, final pencils, inks, and colours), your name will be included in the “Thank You” section in Issue #4 and you will receive PDF copies of the comics.
Estimated delivery: Jun 2015

Pledge $30 or more
Catch Up #2 – Physical: You will receive a PDF copy of Sidekicks #1, physical copies of Sidekicks Issues #2-4 as well as the PDF copies (with Kickstarter exclusive Bonus Materials).
Estimated delivery: Jul 2015

Pledge $35 or more
Writer-Signed Copy: You will receive physical copies of Sidekicks Issues #2-4, each signed by Writer/Co-Creator Russell Brettholtz, your name will be included in the “Thank You” section in Issue #4 and you will receive PDF copies of the comics.
Estimated delivery: Jul 2015

Pledge $40 or more
Digital Only Tier #4: You will receive an Advanced View of the comics. As each page of artwork is created (including all stages from rough pencils to lettered pages), you will receive a JPG of that page. You will also receive the Behind the Scenes PDFs, your name will be included in the “Thank You” section in Issue #4 and you will receive PDF copies of the comics.
Estimated delivery: Jun 2015

Pledge $45 or more
Behind the Scenes: You will receive a Behind the Scenes PDF for each issue (#2-4) featuring the script and all of the artwork from the comics (rough pencils, final pencils, inks, and colors), physical copies of Sidekicks Issues #2-4 signed by Writer/Co-Creator Russell Brettholtz, your name will be included in the “Thank You” section in Issue #4, and you will receive PDF copies of the comics.
Estimated delivery: Jul 2015

Pledge $50 or more
Digital Plus Tier #1: You will receive an 11×17 poster of the cover of Sidekicks #4 (the Team shot), the Advanced View JPGs, the Behind the Scenes PDFs, your name will be included in the “Thank You” section in Issue #4 and you will receive PDF copies of the comics.
Estimated delivery: Jun 2015

Pledge $55 or more
Digital Plus Tier #2: You will receive an 11×17 poster of the last page of Issue #4 (no spoilers) and an 11×17 poster of the cover of Sidekicks #4 (the Team shot), the Advanced View JPGs, the Behind the Scenes PDFs, your name will be included in the “Thank You” section in Issue #4 and you will receive PDF copies of the comics.
Estimated delivery: Jun 2015

Pledge $55 or more
Advanced View: You will receive an Advanced View of the comics. As each page of artwork is created (including all stages from rough pencils to lettered pages), you will receive a JPG of that page. You will also receive the Behind the Scenes PDFs, physical copies of Sidekicks Issues #2-4 signed by Writer/Co-Creator Russell Brettholtz, your name will be included in the “Thank You” section in Issue #4 and you will receive PDF copies of the comics.
Estimated delivery: Jul 2015

Pledge $65 or more
Poster #1: You will receive an 11×17 poster of the cover of Sidekicks #4 (the Team shot), the Advanced View JPGs, the Behind the Scenes PDFs, physical copies of Sidekicks #2-4 signed by Writer/Co-Creator Russell Brettholtz, your name will be included in the “Thank You” section in Issue #4 and you will receive PDF copies of the comics.
Estimated delivery: Jul 2015

Pledge $70 or more
Poster #2: You will receive an 11×17 poster of the last page of Issue #4 (no spoilers) and an 11×17 poster of the cover of Sidekicks #4 (the Team shot), the Advanced View JPGs, the Behind the Scenes PDFs, physical copies of Sidekicks #2-4 signed by Writer/Co-Creator Russell Brettholtz, your name will be included in the “Thank You” section in Issue #4 and you will receive PDF copies of the comics.
Estimated delivery: Jul 2015

Pledge $150 or more
Bonesteel Art Commission: You will receive an 11×17 full-colour commission of ANY character YOU choose drawn by Jeff Bonesteel (concept artist for ALL of the Sidekicks villains). Plus both 11×17 posters, the Advanced View JPGs, the Behind the Scenes PDFs, physical copies of Sidekicks #2-4 signed by Writer/Co-Creator Russell Brettholtz, your name will be included in the “Thank You” section in Issue #4 and you will receive PDF copies of the comics.
Estimated delivery: Jul 2015

Pledge $215 or more
Original Art: You will receive an original page of penciled art drawn by Bong Dazo from the comic. Plus both 11×17 posters, the Advanced View JPGs, the Behind the Scenes PDFs, physical copies of Sidekicks #2-4 signed by Writer/Co-Creator Russell Brettholtz, your name will be included in the “Thank You” section in Issue #4 and you will receive PDF copies of the comics.
Estimated delivery: Jul 2015

Pledge $500 or more
Issue #1 Cover: You will receive the original pencilled and inked cover for Sidekicks Issue #1. Plus both 11×17 posters, the Advanced View JPGs, the Behind the Scenes PDFs, physical copies of Sidekicks #2-4 signed by Writer/Co-Creator Russell Brettholtz, your name will be included in the “Thank You” section in Issue #4 and you will receive PDF copies of the comics.
Estimated delivery: Jul 2015


At the time of writing this, Sidekicks have made over $4,700 of their $10,000 with 13 days left to go! (12 days at the time of publishing) Check out the campaign now and show your support. And while you’re on Kickstarter, Hero Hourly have 2 days left on their campaign. Spread the love for the poor put upon super-powered people of this world.

This is an excellent concept, and a dedicated team are working to make it a reality, and I hope that they get what they’ve earned, and hopefully go on to many other projects in the future.

One response

  1. The Tick and Freakazoid were awesome. I an a fan of funny super heroes.

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    March 25, 2015 at 9:52 am

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