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Sex, Spies, & Rock 'n Roll anthology comic books

A project in Asheville, NC by jeff douglas messer

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A retro SPY caper anthology book with multiple stories included! Cold War Espionage meets rock and roll.
Backers: 500
Average Pledge Per Backer: $33

Funded: $16,628 of $5,200
Dates: May 28th -> Jun 27th (31 days)
Project By: jeff douglas messer
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Latest News

I can't believe there are only 12 hours left

June 27th - via: kickstarter.com
With 12 hours to go as I write this, we are only 19 backers away from hitting 450 total backers. That number is simply amazing to me. I was optimistically hopeful that it would go to around 200 - 250 backers. That would have been a massive win. So I... (Read More)

OK. This is insane!

June 26th - via: kickstarter.com
You, the backers of this project, are quite simply the finest people on the planet. No contest.  I went to be last night thinking, "maybe we'll reach $14,000 by the time this campaign ends on Sunday night." Well, I was Saturday morning to discover... (Read More)

48 hours and counting, with some nice boosts coming in today

June 25th - via: kickstarter.com
We are on the verge of it being 48 hours until the campaign ends, and a sudden surge in support today has been a pleasant surprise.  Now we're only 27 backers away from hitting 400 total. What was a far off dream only days ago is now about to be... (Read More)

Less than 60 hours to go

June 25th - via: kickstarter.com
We just inched over the line for the next stretch goal: UNLOCKED: STRETCH GOAL #15: At $12,800, a new special TOP SECRET file is added! A special 3 page report featuring surveillance images of some key characters and a major plot point! This is the... (Read More)

Confounding my greatest expectations

June 24th - via: kickstarter.com
We're almost to the point where Kickstarter stops measuring the time remaining in hours, not days, but it is still 3 days to the end! I believed that $12,000 was a wild notion, yet we're well past that now, and heading toward another couple of... (Read More)

$1 away from $12,000. And fans as characters art is here!

June 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
At this very moment, we are at $11,999! The next stretch goal (more pages and story and art) is a mere dollar away! I am certain we will hit it any minute now. Also, a new artist announcement! I've been a fan of this guy's for a while. It is hard to... (Read More)

Final 4!

June 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
Four days and counting to the end! We passed another Stretch Goal: STRETCH GOAL #12: At $11,600 all physical backers will get a bonus Art Print exclusive to this campaign, from the great artist Sandino Ross! (don't know him? Look him up, you'll be... (Read More)

Steve Bryant pin up art, and more!

June 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Well, we're less than $100 away from hitting another Stretch Goal, which gets us a pin up by Sandino Ross. But only moments ago, the great Steve Bryant (creator of Athena Voltaire, and many other cool projects that got their life right here on... (Read More)

Final 5 days!

June 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
We passed another stretch goal over night: STRETCH GOAL #11: At $11,200 all physical level backers get a set of 8 trading cards featuring characters from all the stories included in the book! Future volumes and campaigns will add more cards to build... (Read More)

Over 300 and still going!

June 21st - via: kickstarter.com
Last night we rolled past 300 backers! Wow. Just wow. Amazing to see such a response! And with 6 days left to go! I will have an announcement soon about the Milestone bonus for passing 300 backers. And I suppose I need to come up with something for... (Read More)

Seven Days to Go!

June 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Wow. The final week is here! We are 6 backers away from 300 total! We are 1 single Digital Only backer away from hitting 100 of those backers, and giving everyone a free Robin Hood 56 page graphic novel digital download with the rest of the campaign!... (Read More)

Friday night check in

June 18th - via: kickstarter.com
We're over 200% funded as of tonight. And we're only $145 away from funding the final 6 pages of new story and art (which is a kind of a surprise addition that fits uniquely into the overall story thread that loosely runs through all the tales... (Read More)

Showing some Kickstarter love

June 18th - via: kickstarter.com
As we are now in the single digits of days left, I figure it is a good time to throw some attention to other projects on Kickstarter, but other creators I think are worth you checking out. First up: Here's the link:... (Read More)

And now we're back over the top!

June 17th - via: kickstarter.com
Well, we got back over $10,000. I knew we would. Thanks to everyone who made it happen! Pushing on to the next level! Oh, and a funny story about the backer who dropped: See, I personally message each person who cancels their pledge to wish them... (Read More)

Well, that was a set back

June 17th - via: kickstarter.com
Cancel the marching bands for now. Even though we jumped across $10,000 this morning, a single backer decided that the massive hardcover instead of the single comic issue was not for them, and canceled their pledge of $18, thus dropping us back down... (Read More)

More and more!

June 17th - via: kickstarter.com
This morning greeted me with the news that we have crossed $10,000 (just barely) on the campaign. Thus knocking down another Stretch Goal! We get a dustjacket on the hardcover book now! And, we have some more Stretch Goals to add: STRETCH GOAL #10:... (Read More)

It just won't slow down, and I love it

June 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Things are picking up speed, and I'm beyond humbled and amazed! We just blasted past the latest Stretch Goal: STRETCH GOAL #8: The book is a hardcover now! Up next: STRETCH GOAL #9: The icing on the cake! When we hit $10,000, the Hardcover will get a... (Read More)

We hit 250 backers

June 16th - via: kickstarter.com
It is official. We are now at 250 total backers! Not only is this the highest number of backers I've ever gotten for a project of my own, but it also unlocks a new Milestone Goal: All physical copies will come with a signed and numbered bookplate!... (Read More)

Boom! We just got an upgrade

June 15th - via: kickstarter.com
As of moments ago, we passed the next Stretch Goal: STRETCH GOAL #7: At $8,800 total, the entire project gets converted into a giant 96 page softcover graphic novel! All of it will be under 1 cover, as a big, BIG book! It is officially an almost 100... (Read More)

Another Goal and another peek

June 15th - via: kickstarter.com
And, we're officially funded for more pages: STRETCH GOAL #6: At $8,400, 18 more pages of SPADES are added, making two issue worth of story and art! It was always a plan to include the second issue's story in the campaign, but a relief that it is... (Read More)

Many great things are happening

June 14th - via: kickstarter.com
We're well on our way to Stretch Goals that give us more pages, and turn this project into a softcover, and eventually a hardcover! Thanks to everyone for sticking with us and making this a hit! Speaking of which: math is not my friend.  I did a... (Read More)

SpyCatcher preview, and more updates

June 13th - via: kickstarter.com
I wanted to share some sneak peeks at Chris Geary's SPYCATCHER story: Sexpionage at its finest! But things are not quite as they seem... Chris is coloring the pages soon, with a very subtle palate. I can't wait to see how it turns out. Also, two of... (Read More)

More to share!

June 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Well, we crushed another Stretch Goal this afternoon: UNLOCKED: Stretch Goal #5: At $7,800 we add a special bonus ARTIST'S Sketchbook of making of behind the scenes art. Plus sketches and more! Featuring all the artists on this project in one... (Read More)

Half Way Home! And Sailing Right Along

June 12th - via: kickstarter.com
As of today, the campaign is half way through. Which is incredible, considering the huge support it has already gotten. To say that I was not expecting such love and support is putting it mildly. I am simply as overwhelmed as I am overjoyed.  Last... (Read More)

200 backers and counting!

June 11th - via: kickstarter.com
We just hit 200 backers! UNLOCKED: 200 backers,  get a unique trading card featuring one of the starring characters from the anthology! Plus the Spotify playlist will be added as an extra page in the comic itself! I'm working on a goal for 250... (Read More)

One more goal down, more to go!

June 10th - via: kickstarter.com
We just scooted past the latest Stretch Goal: UNLOCKED: Stretch Goal #3: When we reach $6,800 total, the back up feature THE HITMAN is added! 5 pages of action and suspense! Featuring art by Miguel Guzman! As most of you know, that work has already... (Read More)

Big, Bigger, Biggest News!

June 10th - via: kickstarter.com
With 17 days to go, I've perhaps lost my mind with ambitious planning! A lunch with my pal Donald (who appears in the comic as a character called "The Handler") inspired me to consider thinking outside the box as far as format goes. Thus, a couple of... (Read More)

Some new news!

June 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Well, we're having a slow day. It is to be expected along the way. Still, it's a drag after watching the numbers grow and grow over the weekend. But there's new news to impart! Some new color logos will be revealed soon, thanks to the handiwork of... (Read More)

Another One Bites The Dust! (Stretch Goal, that is)

June 8th - via: kickstarter.com
UNLOCKED: Stretch Goal #2: When we reach $6,200 total, "Real Spies" back up feature is added! A two page profile on a  real world spy! Featuring art by an artist to be announced. That's right, we've blown past another stretch goal! A new 2 page... (Read More)

Unlocked Milestone Goal! And so much more!

June 7th - via: kickstarter.com
We just cruised past 150 total backers! That means we unlocked the FREE "Sex, Spies, & Rock 'n Roll" deluxe sticker! Here's the black and white version (color coming soon): And we're only a couple hundred dollars away from UNLOCKING the next... (Read More)

Sharing the love. Some other projects that look fun

June 6th - via: kickstarter.com
Now that we've hit the funding goal (and are hoping to go a few thousand dollars higher by the time things end in 3 weeks) I thought it would be fun to share a few other projects I've discovered. There's a great organization called ComixTribe, that I... (Read More)

Funded! Thank You All!

June 5th - via: kickstarter.com
What a VERY special treat to see the funding goal reached, and slightly surpassed on the afternoon following Nicholas's graduation ceremony. The symbolism of this is not lost on me, and I thank everyone who has joined this journey so far. I've added... (Read More)

Graduation day present

June 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Somewhat off topic, today is Nicholas's high school graduation. A big day. Considering it feels like he was a baby only a couple of years ago. When this project started, I was just thinking about bringing out my own stories and characters from when I... (Read More)

Some other Kickstarters to check out

June 4th - via: kickstarter.com
One of the greatest things about Kickstarter is discovering other creators, and also helping bring attention to other projects. I also actively support other creators and their projects. Kickstarter is a community of independent creators who work... (Read More)

Almost 1 week in

June 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
I'm still overwhelmed by the outpouring of support in the first week of the campaign. As of right now (of course this can change as things can be frequently fickle on Kickstarter) we are at 80% funded with 111 total backers. We've lost a couple along... (Read More)

100 Backers! First Mileston Goal is unlocked!

June 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Well, as long as it holds, we just hit 100 backers! That means that once we are fully funded, a link to a Spotify playlist will be included. This playlist (or we prefer the term "mix tape") will be a soundtrack for the main feature story "SPADES." It... (Read More)

One step forward....

June 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Well, as is typical mid-week, we've hit a SLOOOOW day. Worse yet, we lost a backer, pushing us back to 98 total, down from 99 last night. I thought for sure we were about to cross 100. Alas.... So goes Kickstarter, with folks who pledge, and cancel... (Read More)

What a first weekend!

June 1st - via: kickstarter.com
I decided not to promote or post yesterday, as it was Memorial Day, and it just felt better and more respectful to not be posting about raising support for a Kickstarter on that day. Even so, things continued to grow on here! Wow. Only a few backers... (Read More)

2 days in and counting

May 30th - via: kickstarter.com
Well, the first two days are behind us now, and things have slowed down a little bit. We're still well past 50% funded, and only about 30 backers away from being at 100 total backers! I'm hoping we can hit 100 by the end of the week! And we're only... (Read More)

What an incredible first day

May 29th - via: kickstarter.com
Wow. I'm a bit in shock, to be honest with you all. I was nervous launching this project. It is deeply personal to me on so many levels, but it is also the first Kickstarter I've launched that is uniquely from my own mind. The others have had great... (Read More)

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